Allow us to introduce our effervescent front desk supervisor Mariannie Santiago. Mariannie just moved to the Magic City from the sunny shores of Puerto Rico three months ago. She has a biology degree, but her true passions have always been fashion, music, and exploring the great outdoors. Back home in PR, she worked as a fashion events producer and a stylist for local magazines. We can’t wait to see what kind of arty and outdoorsy things she’ll get into here in Miami. We caught a quick chat with her to find out how she’s settling in.
Freehand Miami: What inspired you to move to Miami?
Mariannie Santiago: I wanted to try something else and Miami had that perfect sunny weather that reminded me of home.
FH: What do you love most about Freehand Miami?
MS: I love the atmosphere here. You get to meet people from all over the world. You never know who you are going to meet next. Every day is a new adventure at The Freehand!
FH: What’s your favorite proverb from the collage in the lobby?
FH: What do you like to do/where do you like to hang out in Miami Beach?
MS: I love the beach either to get a tan, go for a jog or boot camp. I found this spot close to
my house called The Corner. Some days they have a live jazz band, which is awesome. I love
the Broken Shaker as well. It is such a nice spot to invite friends and enjoy one of the best
drinks you’ll ever have.
FH: How does Miami street fashion compare to what you saw back in Puerto Rico?
MS: It is kind of similar: beach dresses, shorts, and they love to get dressed up when they go
out to party!
FH: What about the music scene?
MS: I do like that I get to see more of my favorite bands and DJs play here since they didn’t
go to the island that often.
FH: If you could hang out at The Broken Shaker with anyone, living or dead, real or imaginary, who would it be?
MS: Johnny Depp serving while I have a conversation with James Franco and Pink Floyd
is playing in the background. Is there anything else one could ask for?