I spent the weekend in Miami with some good friends and stayed at The Standard Hotel in South Beach. It's an extension of the two Standard hotels in in LA, and at this time of year it's a bargain. The hotel is not on Collins Ave, but rather on the Venetian Causeway on its own little island nearby, which makes it not as crowded or full of party-goers as Schrager's Delano.
I'd recommend a stay here next time you're in South Beach, the place has an incredible pool, a spa, and it's guests are very unique in an LA sort of way. No cell phones and no kids. I'll be back; definitely check it out.
I also finally had the chance to ride a Harley Davidson V-Rod down to Key Biscayne with a buddy; what a beautiful bike! I've been looking at buying a ride again, but don't think I'll go with that one. For starters, they're expensive and I think I'd prefer the agility of a sportier Suzuki SV650 or Ducati Monster. I had a cruiser in my Honda Shadow VLX for a couple of years and loved it, so I think it's time to try out something different.