Most of us face the dreaded onslaught of “Sunday Night Syndrome,” the sinking feeling that strikes at sunset when all of our TGIF enthusiasm finally surrenders to the Monday Blues. Luckily the week never really ends in Miami Beach where a Monday night party called “Duchess” at the Mondrian Hotel captures all the energy of the weekend and distills it into a chill bayside happy hour scene that’s the perfect antidote to the business buzz kill.
After you’ve struggled through soul-crushing staff meetings and the myriad e-mails marked URGENT!, head to the Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian’s pool deck and rediscover that barefoot vacation vibe. Caipirinhas and Strawberry Mojitos are just $9 at the whimsical Marcel Wanders-designed terrace overlooking all of Downtown Miami. Sit, sip and surrender to the sweet beats, the great looking crowd and the knowledge that it’s always possible to find an awesome party on Miami Beach!
If you had any doubts about the overwhelming coolness of the west side of South Beach, a few breezy hours under the sparkling lights of the Sunset Lounge’s al fresco patio will convert you. No matter how rough it is to face the boss, the coffee cart and the massive To-Do list, “Duchess” will help you put things into perspective. Royalty has its Privileges…
Duchess at the Sunset Lounge happens Mondays at 9pm. The Mondrian Hotel is located at 1100 West Avenue in South Beach.