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My summer is over, luckily just for over a month! Anna in her wonderland is back in the Kingdom to carry on projects

6 Oct

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Dear readers

The weekend is over, summer is over, autumn/fall is here and I suddenly feel cold, fancying a glass of red wine in the evening and to have the log fire on, soon without even noticing it will be Halloween and soon enough even Christmas, where does the time fly all the time??

Miami seems a long time ago, the weather unfortunately wasn’t the best in September, as our friends say “ You bring the rain over from England every time”…not fun!

Now we are back in the country to be reunited with coco, to carry on wedding planning projects, to bake a lot and to wait for the next trip…here you can see some pictures of the vacation, while wait for the next one where my best friend will join us, and I cannot wait!

Cruising around at night

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Dinner date at Swine, where you can find the best burgers in town

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Happy hour at Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, where the view is simply unbeatable

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Do you think it’s going to rain? Let’s take the bikes and ride home!

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Friday night dinner at area 31 at the Epic hotel, magical!

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Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? A new addiction to the house

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Day out in the Design district

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And unfortunately the last night out before heading back, see you in November!

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Still living the American Dream even a few days after being back home, the resume of the good times in Miami…Travel makes me exhausted but so happy!

27 May

Dear Readers

I am so sad to have left, once again, the sunshine state behind me…especially when I come home and the weather in England suddenly turns wet and miserable, it makes me want to run away again! Oh Dear Miami how many good memories I take home with me every time…the friendly and beautiful people around town, the warm sunshine, the parties, the boating, the bike rides around town, the endless tasty dinners and the new restaurants to discover…it is always a discovery for me! I do hate the plane ride though, it makes me tense and nervous thinking that I am over the big pond (I haven’t gone over fear of flying and I don’t know when I will finally surrender to the fact that is the safest form of transport…clearly not yet).

So much good times and fun, but let the pictures to speak for me!

Have a good week everybody!!

Nakd healthy snack, perfect to carry in my handbag while travelling and boost my energy levels

It cannot be the first night if we don’t get our Cuban food fix, Vaca Frita!

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I found a bit of home in Miami, Riviera focacceria in Midtown!

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We couldn’t resist to more Italian food that night, focaccia di recco as starter

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And to get rid of jet lag, Shake shack burger is my cure!

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Let’s bright up the white theme

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True!

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Sunday brunch at nikki beach

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Cecconi Miami, one of my favourites!

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Bike ride around Brickell Key

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BBQ at home and funny faces

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Ready to go out

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I tried to go over the Key Biscayne Bridge and I failed badly! Just enjoying the view

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Dinner at Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, nowhere else you get a view like this!

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Driving around in the crazy traffic…I miss Miami already!

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See you soon!

This blog post has been sponsored by Natural Balance Foods

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Sunshine, upgraded car and online shopping….the Anna in her wonderland chronicles

10 Mar

Dear readers

I hope you all had a very nice weekend, here in the south east the weather has been glorious and we enjoyed being outdoors and going out…goodbye winter and welcome spring, please last!

Last Monday we collected my new car, which I am very pleased to drive around, I am just a bit concerned by the size of it. My first car (in Italy) was a Smart, I had a Smart when I moved to England (2 seats), we bought an Audi A1 two years ago (4 seats) and now we just upgraded myself to a 7 seats…I think I can get pregnant now that I have a big car! 😉

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In the past week I tried to work hard at the gym…failing! But me and Coco enjoyed long walks in the country that should still count as a workout…please allow me this! The passion for baking hasn’t gone and my last creation was a recipe that I highly customised … chocolate cake with Frangelico liquor and hazelnut…so tasty!

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But for some strange reason despite all my baking I still look quite skinny and I can’t believe I managed to squeeze myself into a size 12/13 years denim shorts from H&M…bring it on sunshine!!!

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I feel rather green at the moment…thanks to my latest high street purchase in Italy, a pair of green heels which they perfectly match one of my cashmere sweater…but anyway let’s not talk too much about wintery clothes…I am going to be in Miami in a week time, bring it on Miami Music Conference and bring it on summery online shopping! (all done this morning…to beat the Monday blues)

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I wish you all a great week ahead

With love

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Coco like the more spacious car

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And loves a monday night out at the pub

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And a good sleep with legs crossed

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The sun is out so let’s enjoy it

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Saturday lunchtime out at the pub
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Another nap for coco

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Gettin ready to go out

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Sunday night yet again another pub

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I feel so bad to have eaten crispy duck last night!!

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Just touched down in London town, Saturday Christmas shopping sorted…and more shopping! Let’s wait to be Christmas now!

18 Dec

Just another one champion sound

Me and you about to get down

Who the hottest in the world right now

Just touched down in London town

 Estelle and Kanye West American boy

This is the song I had in mind Saturday when we went for our Christmas shopping trip to London…what a crazy busy city…luckily Christmas happens just once a year! The atmosphere around was great, the bags we were carrying around were heavy and it was a long but great day! Shopping sorted…now let’s just wait to be Christmas!

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Going back to recent shopping trips…damn my best friend, thanks to her now I found my new favorite jeans and I bought only 4 pair of them…what do you reckon? I believe when you fall for something…you should stock up! H&M super squin (waist super low leg super slim)

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And what about my new Hello Kitty limited edition from Forever21 and my The Doors T shirt? Miami here I come!

Hello Kitty Forever21

The Doors Tshirt Forever21

xxx

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…is this working even for Apple products?? Obsessed with my latest gadget…and I got lost in translation!

10 Oct

Hello readers,

I am really sorry that I couldn’t update the blog in the past few days, I have been running errands every day, I have been working, I have been cooking, I have been baking…and I have fallen in love for my new iPad…I am like a child on Christmas day sometimes! (by the way only 75 days till Christmas!!!)


I have been going back and forth from Brighton to attend some meetings, yesterday facing the horrible rainy day, today I have been facing a nice sunshine, I hit the high street on lunchtime but unfortunately I haven’t been successful…I might need to arrange a day out somewhere for a proper shopping spree, up to London would be nice!


Autumn is here, the leaves are falling down from the tree, the garden and the fields around are changing into nice colors and this “season changing” time makes me feel like to wear my apron all day long and cook until dawn….soups, starters, mains, cupcakes….my new idol of the week at the moment is Nigella Lawson…and I even decided if I am ever going to speak English with a British accent…well I want to speak like her!!

Oh my…there is only thing I am dreading about right now…having my refurbished wheels back on my car….S.O.S!!!!

Skinny Feeling Monday….do you feel it? I must have changed my mind about leggings…

1 Oct

About a year ago I posted on my blog a post regarding my reluctance to leggings worn on daily basis by anyone…well I think I changed my vision about it…just a bit.

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Probably because since I discovered my new favourite brand, Forever 21, while in US and soon discovered that this amazing retail store came on the other side of the Atlantic as well I started to appreciate leggings and skinny jeans more than I used to….I bought this pair of simple basic blue leggings last month and they are soft, comfortable and kind of flattering as well (with a long t-shirt) than now I am not afraid to wear leggings on the outside world anymore…I have even started to travel in leggings and I love it!

I have gone skinny today as well, rocking a brown coated Zara Trf jeans and my beloved red Vans shoes….

I need to go for a shopping spree soon with one of my friend and at the moment I have these three items in my wish list…go on skinny!

Have a great Monday !

A wedding to go to, a suitcase to pack, a trip abroad and a wedding anniversary to celebrate, all in a few days!!!!

12 Jul

I woke up so excited this morning, today my best friend is getting married!!!! The strange thing is I am the witness and I am over excited and the bride….is extremely calm right now, good for her!!!

I found this gorgeous card for them, I think is nice because it does kind of insert my culture on their wedding day…with an old fiat 500!

So I have a few hours to go and I have to do the ironing, pack the suitcases for me and my husband for our Saint Tropez weekend …. Need to get dressed have my new short hair done….and pray for good weather! Yesterday it was so bad here, sun, storm, sun,storm that when I went back in office I was soaked to head to toe no kidding! At the moment is 20 degrees sunny and it supposed to stay, pleaseeeeeeeee stay!!!

(the dress I am going to wear for today really doesn’t come out well in pictures…but I love it!)

I will probably post some snaps later on facebook and twitter, I will try to update the blog over the weekend but we might be busy in Saint Tropez….me reading 50 shades of grey and my husband falling asleep on the sun lounger!!!

xxxxx

I’m not British but I will enjoy the celebrations this weekend, God save the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee!

1 Jun

The countdown is finally over, it’s the weekend and it’s a long one, thanks to the Queen and the Jubilee celebrations, I cannot wait to get some rest, have lots of fun with friends and maybe try to sleep a bit more! I am back to be a desperate working housewife and I really struggle to cope at the moment. I enjoy being out and about all day but when it comes to keep the house clean, the fridge full, the ironing done, the dinner cooked…I keep on leaving the workout at the gym out!!! I just need to get back on track…and probably I need a holiday again!

This weekend is going to be great, friends are coming over, the day after we are going to see other friends, spend some quality time with my husband, and despite I am not British let’s enjoy the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, everyone  is mad for the Union Jack, towns are decorated with flags…I wish I could celebrate by getting this Alexander McQueen clutch…

I can’t afford it so let’s face the fact that I got two hem skirts at NewLook today…God Bless The Queen and the High Street!!

Summer has finally come, but for how long? Enjoy the tropical Brighton and thinking about memorial weekend in Miami!

25 May

According to weather office and according to what it is written on the paper, this week England is warmer than Hawaii, believe it or not. Well anyway it is so nice going to work just in t-shirt, jeans and flip flops, come back home, have a Pimms on the patio enjoying a bit of sunshine and the view, hopefully it will last for a while! It’s funny walking around town, day 1 everyone was wearing shorts and t-shirt, so you could see lots of skinny, medium and large very pale legs walking up and down on the seafront, day 2 and day 3 the colours have changed…now all the Brits are flashing red legs and bare chests…class!

Anyway I feel in summer mood, I look for espadrilles shoes, vests, wedges and I couldn’t believe my luck 2 days ago, as you all now I got nominated for the blog sunshine award (thanks again girls!) and I went for a walk in the high street. I have been monitoring a certain British shop for 5weeks now, twice I week I went in, walked around every single aisles looking for something specific, and finally on Wednesday my perseverance has finally paid off! I got it!!!

The fish dress Mary Katrantzou style…I saw this dress so many times on fashion magazines in the past few weeks and I needed it, thanks Primark!!! I hope everyone will enjoy the gorgeous weekend, will think about memorial weekend in the US, come on party people!!!

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Low cost shopping, great fun…and good excuse to escape from my lonely wonderland

25 Apr

As you know I haven’t had much to do recently and this fact has actually started to bother me a bit, the weather has been horrible recently, rain non-stop since last week, been working out at the gym every other day but, I start to feel frustrated and I cannot wait to go away on Monday. Is just me or is it normal feel like the time is just flying by…and despite and I’m not busy at all I arrive at the evening thinking: – Oh shit I haven’t done that, oh yes I must do that tomorrow…come on turn back time I need more hour during the day…looking for a job is exhausting, plus when no one even bother to reply…even more frustrating!

Today I woke up and it was raining, and raining, and raining. I keep on seeing rabbits everywhere, every time I look out of the window there is a bit of wildlife going on, I will start to talk to them soon…and it was still raining, and raining and raining. I have to do something today just to take my mind off things for a bit so when around 12 stopped to rain for a bit (MIRACLE) I went down to Brighton for some Low Cost Shopping down in the high street and I was pleasantly pleased with myself!

I don’t get why lots of people slag off most of the high street shops, Primark? For chavs and poor people! New look? Not good! Topshop? Cheap shop! H&M? polyester a go go…hang on….are all British people millionaires right now? Because I heard this morning on the radio England is in recession again and unfortunately right now designer is off limits for my wallet so why not?

Monday we are off again to Miami (YEAH!) and I just needed some basic t-shirts…well actually as usual I did not need a thing but I found a few interesting bits anyway!

Electric blue shorts? Yeah! As a huge fan of Rihanna … I needed that t-shirt!   And what about some LMFAO? Party rock! And the espadrilles? They are taking me right back to my childhood! So Miami…low cost I will come over!

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