MBVCA Blogger: Maria Tettamanti, the Wordy Girl

MBVCA Blogger: Maria Tettamanti, the Wordy Girl

MBVCA Blogger: Maria Tettamanti, the Wordy Girl

The MBVCA chatted with Maria Tettamanti, Editor of the Wordy Girl (https://thewordygirl.com/), to talk about what it’s like to be an influencer, upcoming travel trends and her favorite spots on Miami Beach.

  1. Tell us about how being a local influencer has altered your viewpoint on Miami Beach?

Being an influencer equates to "being in the know" with the local scene. With this said, I am constantly pleasantly surprised by Miami Beach's culinary scene's growth. It feels as if every week something amazing is popping up on our shores. 

  1. What type of impact are you hoping your influence will have on the local community in Miami Beach?

I always want to use my platform to shed light on the best-of-the-best businesses in Miami Beach. I also feel the need to support our local mom-and-pop owned shops. 

  1. What are a couple of travel trends that you’re looking forward to gaining momentum in 2020?

I recently read travel pieces on both ends of the spectrum: People are traveling alone and people are going on group retreats more now than ever. Both modes of travel, however, share a common theme: Gaining introspection and getting off the grid. 

  1. What are some of your go-to spots on Miami Beach and why?

I always enjoy a lazy beach day fueled with a copious rosé at Soho Beach House. My favorite eats on the Beach include Milos (the friend zucchini is amazing), Ice Box (order the chicken curry) and Dr. Smood (try the hummus sandwich). For a truly decadent spa experience, Lapis Spa at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel is a must because there is a spate of water experiences. 

  1. What are some top-notch experiences travelers should splurge on and experience in Miami Beach?

Every visitor should pop into Gee Beauty for the most curated selection of luxe beauty goods. A trip to Eberjey is also a must for the softest pajamas and cutest bathing suits. For a solid straw beach hat, Frankie has the best selection in town and the coolest wardrobe assortment. Consign of the Times has awesome designer handbags for less and Flying Lizard boasts the best workout gear in town, too. For vintage lovers, What Goes Around Comes Around offers the best vintage rock tees, Chanel handbags and more. And every visitor needs to indulge in Joe’s Stone Crab and Prime 112. Yum!

  1. Where in Miami Beach do you go to escape from the day-to-day routine?

I “escape" from the real world with facials from Gee Beauty, a manicure/pedicure at Tuka’s Salon, a ridiculously hard workout at Barry’s Bootcamp and I actually find shopping at Fresh Market as oddly therapeutic!

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About Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

The MBVCA is a seven member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as a vibrant community and superb tourist destination. To this end, the MBVCA strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships. The MBVCA is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to build the uniqueness of Miami Beach as ones of the world's greatest communities and tourism destinations.

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