Archive | December, 2013

Anna goes to Italy : Feliz Navidad…Buon Natale…Merry Christmas from my wonderland!!

24 Dec

Hello dear readers

And Happy Christmas to everybody! I came back home to visit my family on the 18thand, despite I miss a lot my husband (and the dog) I am loving being back home, spending time with the family, hanging out with my best friends, enjoying evenings out, enjoying mulled wine, traditional food from my hometown, Bergamo, which I love deeply and just being happy to be back !!

I am seriously obsessed with the song Feliz Navidad right now, constantly on repeat on my iPhone, so I can try to learn something more in Spanish, just to practice for the next Miami trip, just in a few days, I can’t wait!!!

I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy New Year….and I will post from Miami!

Enjoy the holidays everybody

xxx

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IMG_0876Festive London Gatwick airportanna in her wonderland xmas timeFluffy clouds anna in her wonderland xmas time

Size doesn’t matter they say, mini Christmas tree at home

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Marocchino and Italian espressoanna in her wonderland xmas timeBest aperitif in town, Il Maialinoanna in her wonderland xmas time

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Casoncelli alla bergamasca, the best ravioli ever!!!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeRainy night…anna in her wonderland xmas timeWhat a joy to see Coco and my husband with Skype!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeLove IManna in her wonderland xmas timeDinner at noodles in Milan for my cousin’s Last Dinner before move to London Town!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeChampagne showers in the Navigli area (Milano)

anna in her wonderland xmas timeGertrude!anna in her wonderland xmas timeSaturday night, dinner with friends, so glad to be together!!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeTable number 3 from my wedding reunited for the Christmas dinner, all my best friends in one place, love it

anna in her wonderland xmas timeDinner, all traditional!!anna in her wonderland xmas time

anna in her wonderland xmas timeFinally I met Andrea, the new entry in my friend’s house, so much love!!!anna in her wonderland xmas timeIsotta supervising the Florist shop!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeGetting ready for a Sunday night out clubbing in town with the girls

anna in her wonderland xmas timeMy best friends was planning to get me drunk with hierbas, clearly!

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anna in her wonderland christmas timeour table at Capogiro joy club ( I haven’t been there for 7 years!)anna in her wonderland xmas time

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Long time no post, Anna in her wonderland is back! The Miami resume post

6 Dec

Dear readers

Sorry about my late post about my last holiday in Miami, I have been back for 2 weeks and I just now find the time to sit down, go through the pictures and post about. 2 busy weeks back home, with good and bad things that have happened but that now everything is behind us.

Our latest vacation in Miami was so much fun and good times spent with our friends, endless dinner out, boating days, shopping days and lots of laughing involved, I can’t believe it has gone so quickly as usual. I have lots of pictures to show you, days are manic now organising the final renovation at home, organizing Christmas presents for everybody and thinking about my Italian trip in 12 days, and Christmas of course and Miami again, this time with my parents!

Enjoy you all the pictures and have a great weekend!!!!

Here we go!

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My new favourite, Lobster Mac & cheese

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (67)My new friend on Fisher Island, Miss Peacock

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (66)Miami skyline from Biscayne bay

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (52)Manicure and pedicure day

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (46)Sushi I love it!!!

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (44)Selfie in the restrooms?

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (43)SLS cocktails

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (41)Dinner at Cecconi’s

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (42)Day out on Crandon Beach Key Biscayne

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (35)Delano, a Miami classic

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (37)Crandon Beach

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (30)Bloody mary, 5pm somewhere

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (29)Getting ready

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (28)Big pink for breakfast

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (23)Coconut grove night out

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (24)Pineapple moijtos

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (25)Burgersssss

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (26)Easy sunday lunch, better than a roast!

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (27)Burger nigh again, God bless America!

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (6)Getting festive at home depot

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (5)First night latin food

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (7)Macaroons!

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (8)Pale to start the first few days

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (9)Ocean drive

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (11)View from the Mondrian hotel

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (16)Fun on South Beach

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (17)Boating day

anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (18)Dinner at Pubbelly steak

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anna in her wonderland in Miami november 13 (21)Another Big pink breakfast

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The fabulous world of cupcakes, one of the latest baking obsession

2 Dec

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From the latest Flic Magazine Issue, page 96 from the Anna in her wonderland column

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Keep calm and have a cupcake

The first time I heard the word cupcake was a few years back from my favourite tv series Sex and the city when Carrie and Miranda met up at the now super famous Magnolia Bakery in New York for a really sweet snack with a coffee, what’s not to love about?  Cupcakes were “invented” in the States to make one normal size cake more manageable to fit into a cup…on the go, everywhere, and to be loved, democratically by anybody. Thanks to the worldwide obsession for reality tv show from the British bake off, Masterchef, The Cake boss, The cupcake wars and so on cupcakes are now so popular everywhere and for everyone, they have become especially in England the perfect afternoon tea snack, just to break the tradition of the classic scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, or even instead than a traditional wedding cake…tasty, gorgeously presented and decorated, I am absolutely obsessed with it. I have tried different cupcakes from different places, from Angel food and bakery in Brighton, to Lola’s cupcakes in London’s swanky shopping center Harrods and Selfridges, but to me the best cupcakes ever come from a tiny cute shop on the south east coast of England in the pretty seafront town of Whitstable (close to Canterbury), the cute as button shop is called What’s up cupcakes and it was open by Sarah Young 4 years ago after discovering cupcakes in Dubai, at the time Sarah was looking for business ideas and she thought, “if something like cupcakes sell so well in The Emirates, well it will go everywhere” and in June 2009 What’s up cupcakes opened its cute light green doors to the public and everyone has fallen in love for it. Freshly baked cupcakes from Thursday to Sunday with the freshest ingredients available, Sarah and her cupcakes helpers (mum Sue, Aunty Hillary and cousin Claire) delivered every week the best cupcakes around, flood of tourists invaded the shop at weekends and the orders for weddings and parties were growing day by day, I even used to drive myself for 140km just to get some of my favourite cupcakes, Lady Charlotte, raspberry icing topping on a vanilla sponge with white chocolate, divine! Now Mrs Young got married and retired to family life and the cute shop has been taken over by Tracey, after months of training with the Cupcake Boss Sarah, now Tracey carries on the What’s up cupcakes Empire and the shop is still flying high thanks to her passion for the job and for her love of baking, fresh cupcakes are still delivered every week from Thursday to Sunday and you can see the cupcakes creations by follow What’s up cupcakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and of course why not to visit the shop if you are planning a day out somewhere in the South Coast of England? Head to Whitstable!! Best of luck to Tracey and her cupcakes team for the future.

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