Staycation: Delray Beach, Florida

Staycation: Delray Beach, Florida

This summer, Danielle and I headed up to Delray for a girls getaway staycation. We had a friggin’ great time. Anytime D and I hang out we always have a blast, so taking our jam to Delray is exactly what that town needed. And we needed serious catch up time because I hadn’t chatted with D in what felt like ages… okay maybe two weeks, but for us that’s an eternity. Luckily, our hotel the Hyatt Place Delray is pet friendly so Zoey was able to tag along with us! So I grabbed Zoey, a light carry-on, and my tennis racket and prepared myself for a fun girls weekend in Delray!

Upon check-in we were greeted by a very sweet staff. They handed us a goodie bag that the City of Delray prepared for us with magazines, a Delray book, and a stuffed turtle which Zoey immediately and claimed as her friend.

Brunch + Cards Against Humanity = Day 1

We woke up early Saturday morning to take advantage of the tennis courts which were walking distance to the Hyatt. Danielle actually grew up playing tennis but hadn’t played in years, I just suck at tennis, so we were the perfect match! We were able to get one round in before the monsoon began. I was excited to rock my new Michi NY tennis outfit because I hadn’t hit the courts in a while. So I’ll have to rock this outfit another time for a full post.

After the tennis rain-out, we hopped over to brunch at Max’s Harvest. The restaurant was across the street from our hotel so it was an easy walk over in the rain. The Hyatt has complimentary umbrellas for their guests, so this made our outdoor adventure feasible… because I didn’t want to get my hair wet. Ha! You know me!

Max’s Harvest has a bottomless mimosa brunch to die for. I ordered the Forbidden Rice Fried Rice filled with brisket and topped with a fried egg. Seriously heavenly. D ordered the Benedict and get this… instead of an English muffin – they use a Latke. Shalom, Benedict! How are Jew doing?! We, of course, loved it.

During our brunch we met new friends… they invited us to join them to play Cards Against Humanity at Beer Trade Co.  How could we resist?! Boozy brunches bring people together. We left our friends and headed back to the Hyatt to recharge and prep for dinner at DaDa, one of my favorite restaurants in South Florida. I went ham on the menu and ordered a burger and their Warm Banana Bread topped with caramelized bananas, fresh caramel, and local Butter Gelato…  you read that right, BUTTER GELATO!

Sunday Shopping + Silverball Museum

A Delray Sunday is incomplete without Resting Brunch Face at Salt7 This hot spot is full of locals looking for a yummy recovery. D and I went splitsies on a few menu items, but our favorite was the Red Velvet Waffles with Fried Chicken.

After our brunch we went for serious retail therapy on Atlantic Avenue. One of my favorite South Florida boutiques, Love Shack, is on the Avenue. After our shop sesh, we made a pitstop at Sloan’s for ice cream. I love walking into Sloan’s because it sincerely makes you feel like a kid again! Extra sprinkles for me please!!

Our journey continued at the Silverball museum. I had no idea what to expect because I had no idea what “silver ball” was until I walked in! It’s pinball. Ha! I’m kind of a skee-ball nut so when I saw they had the machines at the Silver Ball Musem, I was automatically giddy. ICE CREAM AND SKEE BALL = BEST SUNDAY EVERRR.

Our weekend in Delray was beyond epic. We made new friends, drank too many mimosas (ok lies, never enough), and spent way too much money shopping! If Delray was ever in an economic crisis, just send D and I back to the city, we will drink all the booze and buy all the clothes 😉

Instastory Roundup

A few of my candids from our girls weekend in Delray. If you follow on Instagram, make sure you check out my Instastories to catch the action live from my travels and events. I share tips and ideas of where to go and things to do in Miami.

Agenda for Delray

Friday Night

  • Margaritas  at El Camino
  • Late night & live music at 3rd & 3rd


  • Tennis at Delray Beach Tennis Center
  • Brunch at Max’s Harvest
  • Cards Against Humanity at
  • Dinner at DaDa
  • Cocktails at Honey


  • Resting Brunch Face at Salt7
  • Shopping around Atlantic – make sure to visit my favorite boutique Love Shack
  • Ice cream at Parlor
  • Silverball Museum


Thank you to the City of Delray Beach for hosting us and thank you to Hyatt Place Delray for the amazing hospitality.




Evelyn Torres
Evelyn Torres

As one of Miami’s top bloggers, Evelyn Torres has become one of the leading voices in fitness, fashion, and Miami. Brickellista started as a Twitter alias in 2009 and has expanded to become a lifestyle blog capturing a Miami girl’s perspective. Evelyn is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and on the pulse of the Miami social scene.

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