As we are finally wrap up my Miami posts, what better way to begin the end than with these insane views from 1 Hotels. Nothing, right? Right. 


If you know anything about me, is that I’m a sucker for a great view. Whether, we are talking about a skyrise view, hotel balcony, or the coveted window seat, nine times out of ten, I’ll be there. What I find so magical about a high up view is that it always centers me and reminds me how tiny we are in a big world. Plus, it doesn’t hurt when what you're staring at is as breathtaking as the Atlantic. 

Of course, I must now include some random story.

Brb, pausing. 

When I was little, I used to avoid/fight with my brother over having the window seat on airplanes. I, young and stupid Sloane, was all about having the extra leg room that came along with an aisle seat. Let us ignore all the problems with that logic, and rejoice that I’ve moved on from my bizarre fascination of the aisle seat. 

Returning to 1 Hotels.

Perhaps one of the best, if not the best, views on South Beach comes from the rooftop of 1 Hotels. The rooftop pool and restaurant have 360 view of Miami; including downtown in the distance, all of the beach, and serious eye mileage of the Atlantic. If you’d like to see more great views, head downtown in this post here, or stay tuned for my Miami travel guide later this week.

And I’m sorry for the pain these photos have caused you if you the temperature is reading below 30 today. Me too. We can cry together. 

Top of The Rock

Remember that some what of a bucket list, I

mentioned last week

? Aha.. rings a bell, I see!

Top of the Rock was up there on the list (perhaps #1). Mostly known as a tourist attraction for the millions of people that visit New York City, despite living thirty minutes away, I was dying to go (maybe more than those who live 2,000 miles away...) I joked with my brother on Metro North earlier that day, by the end of the night, I will have seen New York City from every possible way; sea, sky, land, observation deck included. 

Alas, in all seriousness (which, I can say is a rare sight here), I've been incredibly lucky to grow near an amazing city like New York. Despite the many annoyances it brings along, the incredible view reaffirmed an indescribable city full of mystery, history, and beauty that I've grown to love dearly. 

Nothing makes my heart skip a beat more a great view- ok, some other things as well- and to have some practically in my backyard makes it more the worthwhile. Not to mention, my inner 30 Rock freak almost lost it. GE building? My own thoughtful window? All that was needed was Kenneth giving a tour. 

And from the wise words of Fitzgerald.... 

"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world" 

Photos by Me & Reid Secondo