Miami, United States
Jaylynne, 22
Undergrad student, Florida International University
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Currently, I am a student at Florida International University. I am studying International Relations and I love it because there are many routes it which I can chose from. Helping people is something I love so I want to eventually work with the UN in fighting against Human trafficking and Women rights!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

My heart broken playlist would definitely consist of artists such as SZA, Majid Jordan, Kali Uchis, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Chrome Sparks, Drake (100%) must listen for a break up.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

The Office! No question about it. I've watched at least a 100 times. If you like anime, Attack on Titans is a great show filled with action. Riverdale is filled with action, drama and romance plus all the actors are so attractive! House of cards is a great series if you like political shows. Park & Recs is so funny! Master of None is so relatable and hilarious plus Aziz Ansari write and acts in the shows so its pretty cool.

Name some spots in Miami that are good for a Tinder date.

Harry's Pizza in Coconut Grove, Suviche in Wynwood, Perez Art Museum does Happy hours every first Thursday of the month and its free to view the art exhibits,

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I shop at Forever 21, Fashion Nova, Urban Outfiters and American Apparel when it was around!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I'd probably never be caught dead in Little Havana. Nothing against the area but its just overcrowded and nothing to really do.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go to the beach!!! As a local and being a student, I never get to go to the beach as much as I want and I love biking and chilling on South Beach.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Miami and where did you get it?

The most decadent food I've ever had was this skillet Mac-n-cheese from this hotel in Brickell called The Marion. The location is very retro Miami and I know what you're thinking, how good could this simple dish be?! So this Mac-n-cheese was the perfect balance of crunchy but creamy and not overbearing with the cheese. It also had truffle oil which made it even better.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Miami that you particularly like?

So there's this place in Wynwood called Coyo Taco and on any given day of the week they have different types of dj's and music. The Bodega is another hidden bar that it has a taco place on the outside and a hidden speakeasy behind a port a potty door.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Miami? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

The most expensive restaurant I've ever been to is Barton G in Miami Beach. This place is special occasion only because 2 drinks, 3 entrees and a dessert amounted to $400

What restaurant in Miami looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

There's this small Colombian restaurant called Mao. It is tiny but they are open until 5 a.m for some late night munchies and the food is so good! You've never had a loaded burger or hot dog like a Colombian one.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Miami? Which one do you like?

The best cocktail I've had is at Earl's Kitchen and Bar. They have this drink called Frozen Bellini which is an alcoholic slushie. It is a Peach Bellini mixed with sangria on top. I also like their green tea shot from there as well.

Where would you take your partner in Miami if you wanted to really pamper them?

If I really wanted to pamper my significant other, I'd probably take them to the spa in the Fountain Blue and enjoy a nice relaxing day by the pool after some massages and we'd have a nice dinner on the beach.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Colombian food has the best empanadas and cheese bread!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Miami?

One place in Miami that extremely overrated is Sidebar in Brickell. Brickell is located in our Downtown Miami area and that place always has a line to get in and crowded at all times. I don't tell people to stay away because it's not a terrible location but there's way better night life spots in Miami.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Miami?

There is this one bar in Miami also located in Brickell called Better Days and I think that place is pretty cool. When you order a drink, you can get free popcorn! What is better than snacking and drinking! They also have a pool table and the vibe is very retro.

What are the Miami spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Miami is known for their beaches duh! You have to go to South point. It's way calmer part of South Beach and less crowded. Plus they have a nice pier.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Miami. How do you spend it?

I'd probably start off on South Beach having a picnic and drinking a nice cold margarita and then I'd go to my favorite restaurant which is Yakko-san in North Miami Beach with all my friends.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

My favorite vacation city is Los Angeles because there is always something to do and the neighborhoods are filled with life.

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