Unlike, say New York City, where the holidays are marked by snow-covered evergreens, sleigh rides through a grand park, figure eights in a prominent square and temperatures dropping below the 30s, Miami's holly jolly holiday is decked with temperate breezes from the ocean, twinkling palm trees and lows in the 70s. Ask any local Miamian and we'll take it! This past Thursday, to celebrate Santa, 180 Yelp Elites descended upon the historic Hotel Breakwater for Yelp's Naughty or Nice Holiday Party!
Located on Miami's famous Ocean Drive, Hotel Breakwater's been known for over 40 years as being part of the original pack of Art Deco hotels and last night, Elites got the first view of their new rooftop, penthouse digs. The hotel opened up both penthouse suites, each one even had an outdoor whirlpool, and treated guests to ceviche from their new restaurant, Nine. Adding to the savory samplings, Bunnie Cakes treated guests to her famous gluten-free, vegan mini cupcakes.
As Andrea F can attest, "Holly Jolly Yelp Party! This was up there as one of the swankiest locations we've visited and the Breakwater treated us like VIPs escorting us up the elevator to the gorgeous penthouse with a panoramic view of the ocean and South Beach." Making appearances for the crowd, Santa Claus gave every single yelper a hug while the naughty, Sexy Wonders sponsored, Ms. Claus, posed for photo ops with guests.
In between bites, guests imbibed SKYY Infusions cocktails and Glenrothes Scotch eggnog and got down to the music curated by Miami's own DJ Haitian Hillbilly! Towards the end of the glittering affair, yelpers got to exchange gifts in the White Elephant Gift exchange! Whether it was a car vacuum or an x-rated bestowal, elites left with high spirits and a little something.
Until next year,