Ciffoni

The sun is shining, a breeze is blowing and you don’t have any reason to leave the island. It is a perfect day. Monica Ciffoni, Director of Catering for The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and Coconut Grove, Miami knows how to make clients’ big days perfect – here’s what she does with her own perfect day.

A Perfect Day

The beach and outdoor activities with family are a must. “This is an amazing city with so many things to do – and we get to do it all surrounded by beautiful waters and with the most incredible weather (most of the time). How can any day not be perfect?”

Start the day

“My day starts when my 2-year-old wakes up and rushes to cuddle in bed. We have a wonderful morning routine that includes a bit of exercising and family breakfast. After I leave my toddler in school, I pass the time surrounded by water on both sides as I head to work – the view going into the island is absolutely breathtaking and energizing.”

Passing time

“I love food, so my day revolves around it. At work I have conversations with clients about menus, read about food trends and talk to colleagues about new restaurants and food they have tried. When not at work, I spend a lot of time at the grocery store and making meals with my son – he loves it! Or, we’ll venture to a restaurant for a great meal together.”

End of day

The day ends with the drive off the Key, watching the stunning sunset. “Many times clouds are dense with the sun hiding behind them, giving beautiful shades of blue, red and yellow. This will relax anyone. I pick up my son and we head home to meet my husband and go for a walk, meeting up with friends along the way. The day starts and ends with family, nothing better.”

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