• US@UO: Glow Party with UO Miami

    At the end of our UO Road Trip, we hit the Miami beach for a glow-in-the-dark party with our store employees and a chance to see Miami through the lens of the people who know it best. Read on to see more and find out what we used to throw our epic party!

    The finale of our epic UO Road Trip was in Miami, Florida where we threw a glowing pool party at the Freehand Miami pool. To keep things fun, we filled the pool with a ton of pool floats and glowing beach balls, and strung the whole place up with string lights.

    If you're looking to plan your own glow party, all you'll need is a pool, some snacks, and a few glowing accessories. We chose to throw our party at the Freehand because their outdoor pool is amazing, and their outdoor bar, The Broken Shaker, was a James Beard Award semi-finalist; definitely a spot worth hitting up if you ever find yourself in Miami.

    Above: Glow Ball Pool Float

    To get things glowing everywhere, use string lights outdoors. They're easy to hang, easy to take down, and will make every photo super Instagrammable.

    Recommended party supplies:

    Glow Ball Pool Float
    Black Corded Globe String Lights
    Small Glow Ball Pool Float
    Lilac Tinted Globe String Lights
    Shell Pool Float
    Donut Drink Holder Pool Float Set
    Pineapple To-Go Sipper Cup

    Our Snapchat contest winner Tianna also made an appearance at our glow party and snapped some pics of her own (which we're excited to share!). Stay tuned for a closer look at her time in Miami and a chance to see more behind-the-scenes from our adventure.

    Miami's G & T
    2 ounces gin
    1 ounce simple syrup
    1/2 lemon
    5-6 blackberries
    4-5 mint leaves
    Tonic water

    In a mixing beaker, squeeze the juice from half a lemon, then add simple syrup, blackberries, and mint. Muddle the blackberries and mint, add gin, and strain into a glass over ice. Top off the drink with tonic and stir. If you want, get fancy and garnish with a twist of lemon and a mint leaf!

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