When Evelyn Torres moved to Miami in 2009, she created her Brickellista persona as a way to connect with new people, places and events. The former marketing gal-turned-blogger’s brand has grown into a full-time gig with close to 30,000 people following her adventures, on Instagram alone. We chatted with the uber stylish influencer to get her must-visit Miami locales.
Why is Brickellista a fun resource for both visitors and locals alike?
Brickellista is all about building community and providing a unique take on Miami. It’s based on a young professional’s perspective, so it’s realistic, attainable and fun. I send a weekly newsletter every Wednesday at noon with information on what’s happening in the city, latest blog posts, and fun topics.
What are your top 5 must-experience Miami spots for visitors?
Joe’s Stone Crab Takeaway - hands down! Bodega for cocktails and they have a badass taco happy hour! Paddle boarding by Sunset Harbor...I just went to Knaus Berry Farms and that was decadent… I devoured a milkshake and a few cinnamon rolls… so definitely would like an excuse to go back! Panther Coffee / Beer Crawl around Wynwood.
What’s on your travel agenda for the next few months?
Oh boy…. How about they follow the blog to find out? Mwuahaha!
What are some of your must-pack items?
My jade roller, a travel size of Caudalie's Beauty Elixir and a silk eye mask.
What’s a travel destination that’s on your bucket-list?
Have any South Florida spots you’ve yet to try out that you’re dying to?
Hm… I don’t actually! Maybe this means I need to start exploring more of Florida!