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Archive | November, 2011

No Data No Party in South Beach!

16 Nov

16th November 2011, probably freezing cold back home and here is hot sunny and very humid, what a big difference!! Yesterday we enjoyed the last day all together at the beach, finishing off with a very nice lunch at Nikki Beach!

Drove twice at the airport to drop everyone off and here we are, my husband and I on our own!

Tuesday night, so we thought Delano night, we got there quite late, wanted a sushi dinner but the tall table was completely full, so small table on the side.

Wanted our favourite sushi…not on the menu anymore or not enough ingredients they had…disappointing. Waited a long time, had dinner and it was good.

Music was pumping up and lots of people were walking in.

Fancied a walk to the pool bar but we have been stopped, private party you can’t go there.

Nice. Tried again at the bar in…queue was too long.

Too many young and beautiful women around….with ugly and old men…that’s why I say Tuesday it’s P NIGHT at the Delano!

Another day in paradise…postponed our return at Friday morning…feeling a bit left out from the world because Vodafone stopped the data coming in my phone, so no emails no blackerry messenger etc..but it doesn’t matter right now!

xxx

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Driving through the Keys…

15 Nov

The week in key west is finally over, between lots of dramas with boats, rental cars and caravan, we drove back to Miami through the keys, we stopped to islamorada at the tiki bar for lunch and finally we are in Miami, not back home yet! Still sorting out the boat and looking for a place to store it…we are all so tired that I really don’t want to go back to england tomorrow, please I’d like to stay a few more days! X

 

My blackberry does not want to work at the moment so I cannot post any pictures, sorry about that I will do it tomorrow!

Back to Miami, Swedish House Mafia on in the apartment and now it’s time to hit the city!

 

Saturday on the beach…loving the Keys!

13 Nov

A saturday in Key West again, I eally enjoyed a day on the beach with my husband, still wearing the team tshirts!

Tomorrow it’s race number 3…and the last one, hopefully everything is going to be fine and everyone will be safe.

Like a proper turist, I wanted to see the closest point to cuba!

mu husband relaxing…or sleeping

thanks H&M for my vest…thanks Team 26 for the printing!

xxx

The show shouldn’t go on…

12 Nov

Saturday morning in paradise. We are still in Key West, and apparently it’s all about the racing. Race two was on yesterday, my boys arrived in fourth  place and I’m happy for them. Unfortunately another accident happened and another person got killed yesterday. 3 people in 2 races lost their lives…is it this acceptable for you? Because it is not for me…at 12 we have to go to another memorial, and probably they won’t stop the last race of tomorrow. Is this fair? Is this still considered sport? Is it normal that when I see my husband going out on his boat I’m so scared that something  terrible is going to happen? Something has to change, please.

Apparently the show must go on…but it shouldn’t.

 

Key West Key West…it’s not all about boats!

11 Nov

Race day number 2 and all seem good, haven’t got the official result yet but probably the team arrived third or second…to me a very good result!

I’ll keep all of you posted about….yesterday…it was a nice day, my husband and I went off to the beach, had a lovely lunch in a restaurant just outside the beach and we relaxed for a few hours in the sun, I got so excited looking at the pelicans landing in the water just in front of us, I have never seen real pelicans .. We don’t have them in Italy! Later on we went to the poker run village where lots of boats arrived yesterday for the weekend, what did I see? Boats, boats and boats!!! I’m starting to like key west a bit more… I should only start to find a life outside the pits!!!

X

shall I sell my smart and I buy this one? 😉

Another day…

10 Nov

Tired, tired and tired. I got a bad cold yesterday and after lots of sneezing and lots of tablets later I have started to feel a bit better. The sun is so hot and standing in the sun wearing a black vest does not help at all!

I start to miss Miami already, Key West is a nice but very unconventional place, very colorful and different, with lots of old style houses and funny bars and restaurants but you can’t make the most of it because we are always stuck in the dry pits, it’s all about the boat, as usual! Yesterday I had a bad experience at home fighting against a cockroach, not good and I’m bloody scared off! We started to use the washing machine that is in the garden and the boys had the brilliant idea to do their washing using the dishwasher powder, luckily all the stuff came out clean without any more surprise, boys please let us do it before create some serious damage!

Yesterday was racing day and despite the boys did not win they had a pleasant race, I didn’t scream too much and took some good pictures from the shore. Unfortunately during the 2pm race a big catamaran had an accident, flew up in the air before land heavily in the water and unfortunately both pilots have been killed, my thoughts go to their families, it shouldn’t have happened…but here apparently they just think about the show must go on…

Next race is scheduled for tomorrow…I was supposed to be on the beach with my husband to enjoy a day off…but funny enough i’m still here.. Wondering for how long!

X

 

and here we are…the boat during the race, and now…we are going to the beach!

Waking up in Key West!

9 Nov

It hasn’t been a long journey from Miami but I do feel pretty tired, I just woke up in Key West, or I have probably never fallen asleep last night.

I started my journey yesterday morning at Miami airport, where I had to pay extra because my suitcase was too heavy…trouble is I don’t get lbs, miles etc….please everyone speak in kg and km!!!

I had to pay 25 bucks for 1.5 kg overweight; I had to give my heavy bag to a random guy at the airport for SECURITY INSPECTION…what??? I cannot stand the idea of people going through my stuff, well but welcome to USA…take it or leave it

When I arrived to the gate and I saw how small was the plane…right I went straight to the mojito lounge to get a drink to try to cover my fear of flying…I intentionally left the Valium at home, didn’t need for 30 minutes flight…but maybe it could have been good!

After 30 minutes and lots of AVE MARIA…I finally landed into the Keys! By the way the view from the plane was amazing!

I’m here, today is the racing day…and I’m so tired that no one can imagine…maybe after the race I’ll go to discover the town…so pretty, so colourful…so ’50… right I will post some pictures later on!!

Have a good day everyone!

x

I wanna marry the night…

8 Nov

Overlooking the sun going down behind downtown, what a feeling! Lady Gaga is playing in the background, a Corona is on the table and despite being here on my own I feel damn happy tonight!

After my 10 hours sleep I woke up with a bit of sore throat but I have actually forgotten about it, I spent 3 hours in the sun reading Glamour magazine and a book, and at 3pm eastern time I decided to go walking up and down in Lincoln Road, when I arrived in Collins Avenue I thought, I haven’t been at the beach properly! I arrived at the beach in 15th and walked down to the nearest Starbucks, all way walking on the beach with my feet in the water, god I felt so happy!!!

Just calculated that today I have been walking for 3.8 miles…or 6.1 km…f### the gym!!

Maybe it’s just the sun, maybe it’s just the people so friendly…but I do feel so happy when I’m here!!!…I think I should relocate myself over here, when I’m in the UK no one, apart my mum, reads my blog!

Xxx

Relax, that’s what I needed!

7 Nov

I feel so lucky right now, the sun is shining, the breeze is lovely and being on my sun lounger overlooking downtown Miami with all its skyscrapers makes me want to scream for the joy…but I can’t do this because I have a bit of sore throat! Yesterday I sunbathed by the pool, went out for some shopping and I ended up walking for more than 2 hours (why go to the gym? Go walking!) went back home, cooked myself dinner and I nearly passed out on the sofa, by 10pm I was in bed, that’s why today I feel good to enjoy my day in the sunshine! I have not spoken with anyone since yesterday, sometimes it’s quite nice just shut up and relax!

Miami beach… I heart you!!

X

Too many things to say….

6 Nov

I haven’t written the blog since Thursday and I’m sorry about that.

I’m in paradise now so everything doesn’t really matter, we arrived to Miami Friday night and from that point on I felt happy again, I love being here!!

Yesterday it has been a long a nice day; I still haven’t got enough words to speak so I will do a photographic reportage 🙂

I’m in Miami by myself at the moment, the boys have just left to go to Key West so I’m happy and I will enjoy the time on my own as much as I can!!!

Have a good Sunday you all!

xxx

Friday night dinner at 8oz burger in Alton Road

Breakfast at Asia de Cuba, Mondrian Hotel

Ocean Drive, aperitif time!

That’s a BIGGGG bloody mary!

The beach…after the bloody mary!

The boys

The view…with a dirty camera

Fighting the wind!

The infinity pool at National Hotel

National hotel

Me and my husband, dinner and drinks in Lincoln road

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