Miami – Unforgettable memories to my memory box

I left Sicily 6.30, Thursday morning 8th June, almost 24 hours later I finally arrived at South Beach and checked into the beautiful boutique hotel Washington Park Hotel @wphsouthbeach Located just a few blocks from the ocean, free Tuc Tuc ride down to the beach for the really lazy days or free bike rental when you want to explore the city. The atmosphere when arriving a Thursday night was absolutely amazing, a crowd from all ages were having dinner and drinks at the new restaurant Employees Only I would have loved to join but I was way to tired and went straight to bed after a visit at Whole Food a few blocks from the hotel.


Day 1 Friday I was so excited to meet up with my friend Emilie @Emiliepix who I know from @Instasgram It felt like we’ve known each other forever and we had so much to talk about! We spent all Friday together. She took me to some of her favorite restaurants in Miami. My favorite being Lilikoi with the friendliest staff and best Organic food in South Beach!
Day 2 I met with friend and photographer @troybeflying that I have known through Instagram for more than a year. We spent the day at sea with some friends of Troys boating up Jupiter, and photographed for his new photo project, where he has influencers and models wearing his first fighter pilot helmet owned.



Day 3! My best friends @flymalin and @mariathepilot flew into Miami! Later that day, @kirstywilliams from Los Angeles and @pete_ohara from Toronto landed and the whole crew was gathered! It would come to be two crazy days ahead of us! But before all planning, shooting and running around we had dinner at SohoBeachHouse and their fish tacos was to die for, so good!!


Day 4 How to film a whole commercial one day and forget all what sleep is! I will post the result on my Instagram Tuesday 27th of June, hope you will like it, I can´t wait to see the finished result, Pete is editing it right now, so excited! In the evening we had fitting for tomorrow’s shoot with @elleus together with @Carrera



Day 5 Elle shoot in collaboration with Carrera sunglasses! What an experience, 12:00 Tuesday the 13th we met at hangar at Fort Lauderdale airport. A team of fifteen, producers, art directors, photographers, make up, hair –  it felt completely surreal, but what an experience! Both Malin, Maria and I had so much fun! Obviously we are all new at this and are no models, but the crew was so professional and nice and made us all feel comfortable in our new position. I can not say or show more from this day yet, but I promise to let you know soon as it is published on


Day 6, last day with the crew. Everyone took different flights back home, besides me who was stuck with an ear infections and a no-fly order from the doctors. There are worst places to be stuck in than Miami …. 😉 For breakfast that day we went to I had a Salmon – Avocado burger, fruit smoothie and a coffee, it was dream!! So good that I came back the very next day!



I said goodbye to Malin and Maria and the next day I met up with Dustin @aircrewlife and yet again I thank Instagram for connecting! Left Miami a week later with unforgettable memories and new friendships for life.



Last, but definitely not least, Thank You for keeping me connected with the world though my whole stay in Miami! You´re the best!


xx Maria
Thank you Kirsty 🙂 @kirstywilliams

Written by Maria Pettersson

Edited by Kirsty Williams


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