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The Social Club

June 6, 2016

I’ve always been a beach gal, which isn’t too surprising since I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in South Florida. So although I’ve loved the past year living in Connecticut, I’ve found myself homesick for the ocean from time to time.

Luckily my trip to Miami recently for a friend’s birthday was just the cure that I needed! A long weekend spent sunbathing on the beach and lazily floating in the crystal clear water, all while laughing with friends was more than I could ask for.



And plus since we were a group of 20-something girls, we of course fit in time for bottomless brunch between beach and pool sessions.


The Social Club is located in the heart of South Beach, with eclectic decor that perfectly matches the artsy vibe of that section of Miami. I’d never been before but my friends had read great reviews about the food and drink specials, and so Social Club was a must on our brunch to-do list.


Because no one but the birthday girl had a hangover from the night before, we happily chatted away out on the patio as we looked over the menu. All while our wonderful waiter brought us out glass after glass of champagne for our bottomless mimosas. Since I’m not a fan of orange juice (sacrilegious, I know, since I grew up in Florida where oranges are featured prominently everywhere, even on license plates), I opted for fresh peach juice and fell in love. I probably could have just guzzled the juice and been perfectly happy that morning as everyone else got tipsy around me.



Given that it was almost noon at that point, mostly since we all like to sleep in and because Miami just works that way, I was starving by the time our food finally arrived on the table. I went with the breakfast sandwich… Sorry “THE” Breakfast Sandwich, which definitely lived up to its name.


With challah bread (which has always been a favorite of mine for both sandwiches and French toast), avocado slices, and the most amazing maple bourbon bacon jam, this breakfast sandwich was the thing of dreams. I was a bit tentative about the bacon jam since I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I can now confidently say that I am a convert and have to figure out how to make bacon jam for myself for future weekend brunches at home. Somewhat sweet with big chunks of bacon, this was not your grandmother’s jam.


Plus breakfast potatoes are my jam, which meant that I was a very happy camper at Social Club. My only regret was that I couldn’t be a member of the “clean plate club” since I’d had too much champagne before our meals came!

Have you guys ever had a to-die-for breakfast sandwich at home or while on vacation? Social Club is definitely a must-try if y’all ever find yourselves in South Beach!

The Social Club
1717 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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  • Okay first off that breakfast looks insane and so yummy! The social club is the place to eat it looks like! So glad you had a wonderful and chic time!

    • This breakfast sandwich was to die for! And I loved the interior design of the restaurant too!

  • thefashionfolks

    Sounds like you had a lovely time! Brunch with your friends is definitely the best! Xx

    • I’m a huge fan of brunch, if you couldn’t tell already, and so spending the afternoon drinking and eating with friends was absolutely amazing!

  • Biana Perez

    Oh my gosh brunch is always a good idea!! I’ve never been to the Social Club in Miami but it looks amazing, will definitely need to make my way there when I go to Miami…which is likely in a few years LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Social Club was such a fun restaurant to eat at! I don’t go to Miami that often but South Beach is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Wow looks amazing got my mouth watering right now
    Beauty Candy Loves

    • My breakfast sandwich was so yummy! Plus the breakfast potatoes were AMAZING!

  • Mary

    This looks like such a fun trip to Miami!

    Love, Mary

    • We all had such an amazing time in Miami together! Such a fun birthday weekend!

  • OMGosh! My husband and I were in Miami a few months ago and we ate there!! We were walking on Collins, got hungry, and literally just stopped in randomly. It was such a gem! You’re pics are amazing too! Glad you had fun with your friends!!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

    • How awesome is the food at Social Club??! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in South Beach!

  • Nina

    Amazing pics. I didn’t know you grew up in South Florida, Courtney. I can imagine how much fun you could have there. Have a great weeke ahead beautie. xx

    • Yep I grew up outside of Fort Lauderdale, which is why I have a child-like fascination with snow and I complain anytime that the temperature gets below 60 degrees haha

  • Looks amazing! So glad you got some beach time in.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Whitney

    I love The Social Club, so good! Oh I miss Miami, I may need to plan a girls trip!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    • Girls’ weekends in Miami are so much fun!! We’re already planning another trip to South Beach for next summer!

  • I’m so happy you were able to get in some beach time this weekend and in Miami! I’ve never been before, it looks rather peaceful where you were, from what I can see in the pics. I really don’t like the feeling of people right on top of me at the beach, so we’re usually at the very end, haha, so looking at this, I’d love it! The menu and food you ordered all look delish, I love challah bread, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!



    • I grew up closer to the Everglades than the beach, but I’ve always been a beach girl and love laying out on the beach. And challah bread is my favorite!! I order it every time it’s an option on the menu!

  • I didn’t grow up in a beach place but my parents would take me to Playa Del Carmen very often and I know that feeling of missing the beach. Good thing you got to go!

    My Vogue Style |

    • I’ve never been to Playa del Carmen but it looks absolutely gorgeous!! The beach is just always a good choice for vacation!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    oh that food looks yummy!! Have a lovely day!



    • Our meal at Social Club was amazing! As were the mimosas!

  • Shaira Angelique Manalo

    I’ve always been a beach girl too and it excites me to go on beach trips every summer vacation. This is a must visit place for sure and it looks like you really had a great time! 🙂


    SHAIRA // BORACAY Travel Diary

    • I always love a good beach weekend getaway!! South Beach is one of my favorites too!

  • Uhm, yes…that sandwich looks so GOOD! And I’m not even a fan of eggs. LOL! I also am not a fan of orange juice, thought I might be alone on that. Haha!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • I’m not a fan of orange juice either so I stuck with peach juice during brunch!

  • What a fun trip- love the shots! I need a beach getaway STAT. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Beach getaways are the best! My friends and I are already planning our next trip to Miami for next summer!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Looks so fab, C! Like you I’m a beach person — it’s so soothing and relaxing by the beach! Luckily we have Lake Michigan close by which gives me a beach opportunity — nothing like CA or FL but better than nothing! 🙂

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • My family has a cottage on Lake Erie and I still love laying out and swimming in the lake. It’s almost a little better since you don’t have to worry about sharks!

  • Courtney, this looks like a fun day and lunch! Great photos. I hope you have a great rest of your week.

    Elise Xx

    • Thanks! We had such an amazing weekend together!

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Looks like a lovely time!

    • We had such an amazing time together in Miami!

  • Lindsey Simon

    This place looks amazing!

    Love, Lindsey

    • The food at Social Club is definitely worth the hype!

  • We had our honeymoon in Miami but I don’t think the Social Club was open then. Sounds like you had a brilliant time

    • South Beach sounds like such an amazing honeymoon destination! Y’all must have gotten so tan!

  • The Adored Life

    The Social Club looks AMAZING! Yummm!
    The Adored Life

    • All of our meals were incredible! I would definitely recommend brunch at Social Club for anyone in South Beach!

  • kandja sylla

    They got a lot of mouthwatering dishes from their Menu. What caught my eyes is the bottomless mimosas! Perfect drink for an awesome brunch. I’m curious with “THE” Breakfast Sandwich because of the bacon jam you mentioned. Sounds so yummy! Your photos really made me hungry Courtney. xx

    • The bottomless mimosas were incredible!! I fell in love with the fresh peach juice and just drank that and the champagne all morning!

  • Maria

    The place is so beautiful! Sandwich looks so yummy.

    • I always love the art deco design of South Beach! And Social Club was an amazing brunch spot!

  • I love South Beach so much, Courtney! I’ve been there twice and it’s such a fun place. Your brunch looks delicious; I’ve never heard of bacon jam before! Have you been to the News Cafe at all? It’s a lovely spot, and the chocolate chip muffins are huge! Angharad x

    • I used to go there in high school for birthdays but this was the first time that I could take advantage of the bars, and it was so much fun! I haven’t been to New Café yet but I’ll have to stop by on my next trip to South Beach!

  • Helena S. de Ilenczfalva

    This looks so beautiful! 🙂 x
    Helena – Swedish girl in Tokyo

  • Meghan Conard

    So glad you enjoyed your trip! South Beach is so fun! Bottomless Mimosas are always a good idea!

    • Bottomless mimosas are always so much fun!! Especially for a friend’s birthday weekend!

  • Ianne Cabangon

    Glad you enjoyed your trip. Such nice pictures!
    Xo, Christianne

  • As a CA girl in Boston, I totally know what you mean! This sounds like such a fun trip!

    Chow Down USA

    • I was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Florida, so I’m definitely a beach girls through and through!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Beautiful shots!! The food looks amazing!

    Adi xx

  • Amazing photography!

  • Maria

    Beautiful Gallery.

  • Hun Tature

    Sounds so fun! Great shots 🙂

    • My friends and I had an absolutely amazing time together in South Beach!! We’re already planning our next trip down for next summer!

  • I love your posts Courtney! They are always so fresh and upbeat! I’ve been missing them while I was gone from the blogging world for a bit and love catching up on them!

    Daisi Ari |

    • Thank you so much! I love reading your posts too!!

  • Sounds like an epic vacay!


    Tamara –

    • We had such an incredible time in South Beach! Definitely an amazing 21st birthday!

    • I could have sat out on the patio of Social Club and drunken mimosas all day!

  • Love your pictures. It looks like the dream vacation. I would love to go there too.
    Xx Blue Ducklings

    • South Beach is such a gorgeous destination for vacation!

  • Lily Yu

    wow, like the style!
    ps: for your vacation, you may like this beach chair

  • love it!!
    kisses from dubai

  • The social club looks like such a yummy place!!! Those potatos certainly look delish! I would love to go to Miami one day, it looks beautiful! Sounds like you had a fab time babe! Xx

    • The breakfast potatoes at Social Club were so amazing! Plus mimosas never hurt!

  • What a great post! Sounds like an amazing vacation!


    • We had such an amazing time in Miami!

  • Ianne Cabangon

    Sounds like an amazing trip. Great pics!
    Xo, Christianne

  • Great pictures! And your meal looks amazing (the bottomless mimosas are such a great deal!!)

    Lee |

    LegalLee Blonde

    • Bottomless mimosas are the best!! Always fun especially if you’re with a big group of friends!

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