1 Hotel South Beach Our People Beach Club Member Spotlight: Monica Simon Each month we will introduce you to a new Beach Club Member with our Member Spotlight Series, to help you get a glimpse in to the community we’re building. If you’re interested in becoming a Beach Club Member, apply to join today. Share Article: Introducing Beach Club Member, Monica Simon. Monica is a Wealth Manager and Financial Advisor. What does Beach Club membership mean to you? It’s my home away from home when I need a breathe of fresh, clean air and simply want to escape and relax. I’ve only been a member since February, but I feel everyone knows me. It’s always a warm welcome. I look forward to saying hello to everyone when I’m there. That warm welcome makes me feel at home and makes my time there special. Where are you from? How long have you been in Miami? Originally born and raised in western Pennsylvania, a small town called New Castle. Moved to Miami just over 4 years ago after living in New York City for 15 years. What charity closest to your heart? I have enjoyed my involvement with several of the local charities here - United Way, Special Olympics of Miami-Dade and The Jax Foundation. Embracing the opportunity to have positive impact in someone’s life, when they really need is part of what makes life sweet and beautiful. What is your favorite local restaurant? This is always a challenging question for me because my answer varies. My favorite go to spot to take out of town visitors is an afternoon cocktail or lunch outside, along the water at Smith & Wollensky. But You’ll always find me at Monty’s for a sunset or the Standard. Coming from NYC, I’m in love with anywhere I can drink & dine outside with a view. Though Milos is consistently delicious for a business lunch or nice dinner. What is your favorite Miami happening? Any time someone invites me on a boat, I’ll rarely say no. Seeing Miami from the water is a treat. While downtown is constantly changing and undergoing construction inland, the views along the Miami river and out at sea, I’ll take any day. Beach or Pool? I love the beach and the sound of the waves. There is nothing like a dip in the ocean to feel refreshed. But sometimes I’m content staring at the view from the pool. See yourself as a member? Learn more and apply to be a Member today. Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy 5 Ways to Stay Sustainably Styled in 2019 from Everything But Water Looking to stay fashion-forward on your next beach vacation while still being earth-friendly? We spoke to our friends at Everything But Water -- our neighbors at 1 Hotel South Beach -- to get their pointers on looking your best on the beach while still reducing your carbon footprint. View Story Do All the Good You Can: Ending 2018 on a High Note As we look ahead to the future - to 2019 and beyond - we know how important it will be to support the work of organizations centered around curbing climate change and protecting the environment. To end the year on a high note, 1 Hotels is donating to The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and The Environmental Defense Fund to support the important work each organization is doing. We invite you to do the same. View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Intentional Gift Giving The holiday season is a perfect time of year to share gifts that both reflect your values and inspire others to go green. Here are some ideas on how to shop sustainably and ethically for gifts, and how you could encourage sustainable behavior of friends and family... View Story Tagged as 1 Promise To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.