3 MEN and ME at SERENDIPITY 3
Miami is filled with its own cast of characters. I’ve met some pretty entertaining and lovely men since my arrival here in 2010. Despite my constant bitching that the men here are douchelords I have been blessed with an ability to weed them out cultivating a lovely garden or male friends. Some I have dated but most I haven’t. Either way I’m a guy’s girl and enjoy hanging out with guys, listening to their point of view and letting them tap my brain for an inside look at what women want.
Two of these male friends I met over a year ago. First there’s David who is in his early 50’s is California handsome, tall, steel blue eyes, and was featured on Millionaire Matchmaker. I saw his episode so when I was introduced to him by another friend named David I was instantly intrigued. I didn’t care that he was a millionaire I was more interested in what happened to the woman he selected. It didn’t work out but he’s a classy guy so they remain friends (she’s now on the show Big Rich Texas).
Anyhoo the other dude is Harry. Harry is funny. He’s like a 24 year old guy when it comes to his method of approaching women but he did share amazing advice. He told me a story about a woman he dated for 6 months. He told me they would get physical and then she would slow things down and say, “let’s leave something for next time.” She controlled the pace and Harry’s penis. So while the relationship didn’t stick her good impression did and Harry shared that gem with me. “Let’s save something for next time.”
Last week David and Harry asked me to appear in a sizzle reel for a reality show they are pitching. David is connected, has an agent who as he put it can help them get rejected by the top. The concept is pretty cool and different but I hope the men also share their gift of wisdom that comes with simply doing more journeys around the sun. These men lived and loved and are searching for love again. They are smart, classy and successful and have proven to be cool friends to me. Put it this way. They all met my sort of husband and keep telling me he’s a good guy.
So yes, the sizzle reel was filmed at David’s apartment in the Icon Brickell. It required me to act as if I was sleeping in a bed covered with a sheet. Easy! So as a thank you they wanted to take me to grab some food they chose Serendipty 3 on Lincoln Road for their new happy hour. I tweeted @SerendipityMIA saying I was psyched to be going there. That led to the PR rep who I met weeks prior at Monty’s to reach out to me offering me a special comp in exchange for a blog on my Happy Hour Experience. When opportunities like this come my way I am truly grateful and never want to exploit it. So I graciously accepted the offering but didn’t tell my man friends that LisaTakesMiami got the hook up.
David is a Millionaire for a reason. They guy isn’t cheap but he’s very mindful about how much “fun money” he spends. Miami is a place where people dine out frequently and David can just as easy go to Prime 112 and Juvia and does but he’s smart. He like I, wears simple affordable yet impeccably neat clothes and seeks out specials and deals. I respect this. Most women don’t but I totally do.
Harry is happy go lucky and just goes along with whatever David does. Then Walt another friend of David’s joined us. It was the first time meeting Walt and I can tell right off the bat he was on board for the distinct flavor that is Lisa.
We ordered drinks and food from the new happy hour menu. Two little fish tacos with mango salsa on top, spaghetti with meatball, 2 sliders, buratta and tomato salad then from the main menu I added the pancetta mac and cheese which is easily top 3 mac and cheese on the beach and then the flatbread pizza. Serendipty 3 and Smith and Wollensky has the best flatbread pizza on the beach. LOVE IT! We shared everything FOOD AND CONVERSATION. Both were delicious.
Now for the ladies reading these are 3 very nice, good guys. They aren’t for me but they might be for you. So if you are curious to meet either one of these 3 gentlemen based on this article, drop me a note or comment.
David is in his early 50’s and his biological clock is like Marisa Tomei in “My Cousin Vinny.” This dude has breeding on the brain but at the same time he into being famous, hence the reality show that if picked up will require travel to multiple countries (or at least cities if they scale it back). So personally I think his conflict of the life that he is currently living which is not at all conducive to children yet his desire to be a father is something I find interesting. It’s like he’s looking for steak at the vegetable aisle at Publix. Dude, if you’re in your 50’s and want a nice woman in the 32-38 range who also has babies on the brain, SOUTH BEACH IS NOT THE AISLE TO SHOP IN!! David however, has a shot because he also lives in California and mentioned switching that to New York. So if he has any shot of meeting a match he’ll do it in New York. David is very cool and fun but I’m the only child and that’s how I’m staying so his desire for kids makes him not a match for me romantically but a great match as a friend.
Yum!! My pancetta mac and cheese hits the table and I immediately slip into wife mode and gather their plates and portion it two scoops for all of us. Heavenly. The pasta is perfectly al dente, the cheese with the truffle oil and the flavor that the pancetta gives is perfection. The guys are pleased with my indulgent choice. If you eat at Serendipty 3 and pass on the pancetta mac and cheese you may as well go to New York and pass on eating a slice of pizza.
David notices this adorable little brunette girl who must have been around 4 years old. Very cute. Even cuter because she was away from us.
David: Lisa look at her, wouldn’t you just want a kid like that?
Me: um absolutely not. No.
David: but she’s soooo cute.
Me: Go kidnap her. What do you want from me?
David: and look at that little boy over there how adorable.
Me: I’d never allow myself to get pregnant. EVER!
Walt interjects and asks why I don’t want kids. Assures me that I’m young and I still have time.
Me: I’m 41. I don’t like kids. Some people don’t like dogs or they are allergic. I don’t insist that everyone should have a dog. Same thing!
I find it interesting that when I admit that I’m not kid friendly and adore my R rated adult lifestyle and the child free utopia that is South Beach where kids are totally in the background and don’t rule as they do in suburbia, that men more so than women nod and understand.
Walt: Yeah well, you have to WANT to be a parent.
Me: Well look if I someday find I have love to give a child I’ll adopt one.
Walt: See I’d never adopt.
Me: hahaha yeah well I probably won’t either (except a dog).
Out comes the flatbread pizza and it’s cheesy perfection with dollops of ricotta cheese on it. The crust is perfectly crispy yummmmm. Yeah the flatbread pizza is a MUST ORDER. Also to hit the table were the sliders and the crab cake salad (crab cake salad is off the main menu). More yummy goodness and again I slip into wife mode and cut each burger in halves so all four of us can have a taste. Mmmmmmm
Walt is in his early 50’s and has two lovely grown daughters. One is married, moving to New York and there was mention of him soon becoming a grandpa. Exciting! The dude is pretty jacked. He looks like a less dorky version of Alan from The Hangover (before he pulled out the tooth and got the Mike Tyson Tattoo on his face). Very cool guy, smart, totally has a patient vibe to him that raising two daughters tends to give a man. He recently lost his mom and his dad is 95 and he plans to spend some quality time with his pops up north. Walt is a quality guy. What impressed me most about Walt is that when it comes to his approach to women he’s a closer.
Walt: I don’t ask a woman to join me I tell her what I’m doing and then say she should join me. “Lisa I’m going to Lucky Strike to bowl a bit, you should come.”
Me: OH MY GOD THANK YOU!! See this is what men are missing THE ABILITY TO CLOSE. They take your number and then just leave it hanging there. LOCK IT DOWN!!
Harry: Why do women bother to give you their number if they don’t respond when you call or text?
Me: Because they are trying to get rid of you.
Me: Yeah. I give my number out to guys I’m not at all interested in all the time to get rid of them. I offer to take their number but men don’t accept that crap, want to be in control and ask for my number AND THEN CALL IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME to make sure it’s a real number. Please don’t do that. It’s pathetic.
David: so Lisa what’s your deal you’re divorced no?
Me: No separated. My husband is actually at Segafredo with this guy who is considering opening a restaurant here.
Harry: I met your husband. He’s a good guy.
Me: Yeah he’s a great guy. He crashed over my place and we don’t have sex we just sleep.
All the men: yeah yeah right.
Me: No really there’s respect for the marriage and you don’t want your spouse who you are separated from to be reduced to fuck buddy status. That’s not a dignified way to honor 21 years. If and when we reunite it will be as husband and wife. I’m not dating my husband.
David: Well I respect that for sure. Makes sense.
Me: and until I find a man that blows my hair back and sits me down tells me he’s in love with me and in order to have a future together I need to divorce then I’ll decide. Otherwise I’m plenty happy setting up the life I want for myself.
We settled up the check. When it came and the boys saw they were part of the LisaTakesMiami blog for food program they were very very happy.
Harry: wow Lisa thank you.
David: yeah really Lisa that is so nice of you
Walt: thanks so much.
Me: hahaha well wait until you read my blog before getting all mushy. Hahah
We checked out this book party at Piola which was lame. What the hell amateur book publicist didn’t advise their client that you are supposed to give 2 -3 excerpt chapters for free which then gets people to buy the book? No this amateur is sitting there at an empty table wondering why no one gives a crap to buy her $15 book on Sex in SouthBeach. Please people here are too bust having sex to read about sex and when they aren’t they are reading my blog hahahaha! We bailed and went to Segafredo.
A few minutes into the new location, Harry got a phone call and needed to leave the party. David fed the meter and hung out a bit more and the conversation turned to fitness because the Equinox ab blast class combined with the booty blast class has left me sore. They noticed me rubbing my upper abs. Owwwwch! Ughhh!
Walt: That’s so good that you work out.
Me: Well I just started to get serious about it.
Walt: Well after a certain age despite great genetics things just aren’t the same. The body changes.
Me: ugh I know. I know what my optimal is and it’s not so far off but I want to tighten and tone.
Eventually David’s parking meter was done so he left. And then there were two. Walt and I chatted a bit more and we both agreed that with age comes wisdom and that is the edge.
Me: Miami is full of young beautiful women. Everyone here it seems are between 21 and 31. But I look 31 but my mind is 41. I loved. I was married. I have a career, made money, lost money. So I know who I am in mind and I don’t feel the least bit jealous. If anything I see a lovely girl and think wow she’s a beautiful girl. Bless her in her journey.
Walt: Totally agree. Experience is the edge. Harry and David should include their wisdom in their show and hopefully guys who are in their 20’s and 30’s watching will learn from the old guys.
By then it was 11:30. It was time for this little lady to call it a night. I was grateful for meeting Walt, that I had found good friends in David and Harry and walked back home with a happy belly and happy heart.