The Beach, The Dinner, and The Brunch… This is the first of a 3-part holiday series to closeout 2015 and welcome in 2016.

With family ties and legendary memories, Miami has always been special to me. Even though it’s been a fairly mild winter in Atlanta, there’s nothing like that 85 degree weather and sunlight. 

Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy 13

Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy 6

The trip started with happy hour, dinner at STK, FDR Monday with Yes Julz, and then flowed to a day near the Biscayne Bay (at the Mondrian). Click below for the 48-second video recap.

These are the Mondrian’s lamb lollipops, complemented by a Grand Marnier Margarita Poolside.

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The last stop before departing was at the decadent, tropical grounds of the St. Regis Bal Harbour resort… That’s where my niece helped me capture most of the photos I have below. I’m working on more diversity with my content in the new year, and I think these are some of the best photos yet.

Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy 3

Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy

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Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy 7

Jesse Mills at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with Hudson Jeans, Nixon and Pierre Hardy 10

Me and my niece Indiyia!

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Luxury is part of the scene in 2016.

Shirt by Zara | Pants by Hudson | shoes by Pierre Hardy

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills