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Clearly time flies when you are having fun! Six months later Anna is back

25 Aug

Dear readers

I seriously couldn’t believe that it has been six months since my last post, where does time go?? Apologies for the lack of posts, I just haven’t realised I have been on the “missing blog person list” for such a long time, thanks to wordpress for reminding me by email on Monday!annainnherwonderland and coco.jpeg

AS I said clearly time goes by too quickly when you are having a good time (Dear Madonna I love your confession on a dance floor album, but how can you say Time goes by…so slowly?! that’s a lie!!)

I have turned 32 last week, so this is the proof that time flies quite fast,as I am not 25 anymore.

I have been travelling and cooking, and the usual stuff as normal but somehow I forgot about the blog, sorry! I have been back and forth from Miami a few times, went to the South of France for a lovely family holiday and went to the Italian riviera to celebrate my husband’s birthday and to spend time with my family, in between aperitifs and dinners!

On a lovely relaxing evening out with Coco overlooking the sunset with a glass of prosecco I suddenly realised, it is time to post something on the blog. I keep well as usual, just one year older damn it…I do have the feeling that people always overshare with social media, me included, and  probably that’s why I haven’t felt like posting for a while, but I am back with some amazing memories of travels  and good times to share with you.

To the next post….hopefully sooner than later!

xx

Anna

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Sometimes I come back! Anna in her wonderland on an Italian Christmas late edition and the mid January (non) New Year Resolution!!

12 Jan

Dear Readers

Sometimes I come back as you can see, I know it has been a while with Christmas, the holidays, the vacation and all that but I am finally back, luckily just for a month, I can’t already bare how cold is back here, I am more a sunny & hot weather type of girl, 100% more Miami than Brighton Beach!

I had such a great and amazing time back home in Italy to celebrate Christmas with my family and my friends, they were 8 full days of fun, laughter, shopping trips, lunches and dinners and lots of dancing in the clubs around my hometown of Bergamo, I felt like 18 again! It is so crazy how just a week spend with the people you love most that unfortunately due to the circumstances I don’t see that often recharged my batteries and gave me a massive energy boost to keep going, so glad to have such great family and awesome loving friends in my life!!!

Touched down back in the Kingdom it was time to celebrate with my husband and leave the cold behind for the sunny shores of Miami, our favourite place on earth, where we just enjoyed hanging out, sunbathing, swimming, eating and drinking, walking the neighbours’ dog (I have the new role of Floridian dog sitter to a gorgeous 7 months old golden retriever), getting the boat ready for the February trip and having fun!!

I have been reading a lot on social media recently about New Year’s resolution…is that me but this year it seems a bit gone too far…I mean so many people are talking about it non-stop…and will they actually “obey” to their NY’s vows? Of course everybody (apart me) feels a bit fat after all the overindulging during the Christmas holidays but a bit of control and a bit of exercises will get everything and everybody back in track, without any drama and without becoming a body builder or a fitness fanatic for a few weeks!

So pleased of my fast burning metabolism, in Italy I must admit all I ate was pasta, tons of pizza and I couldn’t resist to focaccia when I drove down to the Riviera for the day…lots of veggie too but just such a different diet to what I normally cook and eat here…and within 3 days 2kg were gone, where I do not really need to lose weight!! The secret is just happiness and moderation, in everything, and stop going on with all new year’s resolution bullshit, have fun & be happy!

With Love

The view of the Riviera, happiness from the balcony

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AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (5)My diet, pasta, pizza, sleep, repeat!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (9)Moscow mule at Marc Jacobs’?AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (10)Thigh high boots nightAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (17)My gorgeous friend arianna, shame anita couldn’t come! A power

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (6)Excelsior Milano, shopping day!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (7)Carrie will you marry me? Those Manolos!!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (8)My beautiful hometown BergamoAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (26)Beautiful zona Brera in MilanoAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (30)

Flower powerAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (31)Ceresio 7 Milano, rooftop aperitif, even in December!

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Christmas day finally reunited with my niece Martina!

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AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (41)First happy hour in Key BiscayneAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (42)Followed by my first day craving, cuban food!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (43) New Year’s eve, party! AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (45)Still squeezing in my dress despite the tonnes of lobster mac and cheese at NYE!

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Ready for our date night at Cecconi Miami BeachAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (53)

Easy friday night? Let’s cycle to the restaurant in the neighborhood  AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (49)

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My new mate, Cody!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (52)

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After a long day, nothing can beat a moijto by the pool, cheers to that!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (56)

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Being 30 and not feeling it (yet!), the celebrations and the trip to the Italian Riviera, Anna in her wonderland never stops!

29 Aug

Annainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (3)

Dear Readers

Yes I am, I am finally 30 years old and it doesn’t feel too bad yet! It has already been 10 days and the time has just flown by, we had such a good time in London celebrating my birthday with our good friends and we had a great time in Italy visiting my parents and seeing part of the family, but I will let the pictures to speak for me.

Have a great weekend

The celebrations started the night before with a surprise cake!

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Coco cracked the champagne…

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Yes I did ask for these bright Hunter boots!

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Living it up at the Ritz in London for a cocktail

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Getting ready for the night at my cousin’s place

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I collected a few cards! To keep them all

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A bit hangover I needed some serious smoothie to sort me out

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Loving my pretty shoes present from my cousin

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My husband’s favourite time of the day while in Italy, Aperitivo!

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And dinner of courseAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (19)

Roof top viewAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (20)

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My best friend came to visit us!!! so HappyAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (22)

Dessert…of courseAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (23)

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Making fun

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My Daniel Craig is coming out of the seaAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (33)

Rooftop lifeAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (35)

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A trip down to Sestri Levante to see la baia del silenzio (the silence’s bay)Annainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (38)

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Annainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (44)When a Brit asks for pepper in Italy…

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Headache day and my mum passed me the hat!Annainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (46)

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The last aperitif with my new pretty handbagAnnainherwonderland is 30 now! From London to the Italian riviera (49)

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Back to England feeling the holiday blues, to beat them let’s use focaccia and parmesan cheese!

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The Miami blues, the British summer in the countryside, the big birthday coming up and the Italian trip to celebrate it…the adventures of anna in her wonderland on each side of the pond

31 Jul

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Hello dear readers

After 10 days in the hot and humid Miami I am back home, reunited with Coco, struggling with the jet lag, enjoying the beautiful (for the moment) British weather and so looking forward to have my husband back home at the weekend, I wasn’t very happy to start with but thanks to Norwegian airlines I had two more days in Florida due to problems with the plane, luckily I managed to fly back solo without too many problems…I just missed my cousin’s birthday bash in London and the chance to spend time with him and our friends…Bloody Norwegian!!!

The vacation/holiday was hot…hot… and sometimes stormy, so looking forward to go back there in September when, I hope, the weather should be more bearable.

I have some pictures to show you the best bits…and I am getting ready to turn 30 years old in 19 days…I am actually quite paranoid about, I am growing old and it doesn’t help the fact that apparently I cannot pronounce 30 correctly…according to people I sound Irish when I say thirty…I am going to be stuck with the 3 for a while damn it!

Well, let’s not worry about and let’s just think that after the birthday we will go to the Italian Riviera to celebrate the time with my parents and friends…so looking forward to trofie al pesto and industrial quantities of focaccia to eat!

Have a good day you all

xxx

They say size doesn’t matter…I think it does in the States!

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So pleased to see this gorgeous face again!

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And I fell in love with Cody, the new puppy of our neighbour

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It cannot be breakfast at Atelier Monnier in Brickell Ave without getting some Macaroons

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Bad hair day?

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Cruising around town

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Do I need a filter? I think I look tanned anyway!

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A walk on the beach at the lighthouse in Key Biscayne

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Walk with racoon spotting

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Gorgeous day out on the boat at Boca Chita Key

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With a pit stop at the sand bar on the way back

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Getting ready for dinner, while trying to cover some interesting tan lines on my back thanks to my bikini!

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Rusty pelican our favorite dinner hotspot

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The poor lobster has been renamed Sebastian to pay tribute to the Little Mermaid Disney Character

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Paddle boarding in Key Biscayne

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And back to the airport, Miami heat style!

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Two years of blogging, a foodie weekend away in the Italian Riviera, good memories and a bit of homesickness!

28 Aug

Dear readers

I spent three amazing days with my husband and my parents in their place by the seaside in the Italian Riviera and every time I go there I feel like I am a little girl again, I have so many memories of my childhood in that place that every time I have to leave again I feel a bit of a pain in my heart…but I look forward every time to go back there next summer! The weekend was all about to celebrate my birthday and to spend some quality time with my family that I don’t see as much unfortunately. One lunch after another, one drink after the other, one dinner after the other…I might have put some weight on but I don’t care, I love it!! How can I “diet” where there is focaccia, fresh pasta shop and great seafood in every corner?? You can now see some pictures of the weekend…and I realised as well that I have been blogging for two years now…time flies and I still love blogging, thanks to all my supporters that read my posts all the time and keep me motivated to carry on to write the diary of my life!!! xxx

Happy-birthday-two

My breakfast!! Focaccia genovese and caffelatte…yum!

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My parents joining us on the evening aperitifItalian Riviera weekend (6)

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Dinner timeItalian Riviera weekend (9)

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My husband doing Daniel Craig 🙂Italian Riviera weekend (15)

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The Flavor market with local productsItalian Riviera weekend (19)

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Another aperitif on the main squareItalian Riviera weekend (25)

Good pizzaItalian Riviera weekend (26)

And of course we needed some ice cream after!

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Another lunch out

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We don’t need the menu here…

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And finally Goodbye Chiavari, I heart you.

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