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Time goes by too quickly when you are having fun: Anna, Anna and Kim take Miami! The vacation to celebrate our 30th Birthday

20 Nov

Dear readers

The past ten days have been simply amazing, after a few years of living apart in different countries, my best friend and I managed to squeeze in a week long vacation together, like the old good times and trust me we had so much fun!!! I keep on looking back at the pictures to try to live all the moments again, it is true that time goes by too quickly when you are having fun and spending time with the people you love! From Miami to Boca Chita (by boat) and from Brickell to Key West (by car) every moment was a laugh, every song listened remind us a good moment in time…oh God it wish it wasn’t over! Anyway let’s start the countdown to Christmas and to the next two trips planned, Italy and Florida again of course! I am stuck with ideas for Christmas gifts for everybody, any suggestions?? Now you can have a look at the pictures of Anna, Anna & Kim Take Miami!

Xxx

Let’s start with a mandatory white pedicure before go boating…BLANCO para el Barco Mañana

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First night out, sushi dinner at the SLSannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (53)

A walk on Crandon Beach in Key Biscayne at sunsetannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (52)

Let’s go boating!annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (54)

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Fun at Boca Chita Keyannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (22)

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annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (14)We just packed beers…so we opened a coconut for lunch! annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (20)

Friday lunch at Nikki Beachannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (27)

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After that somebody fell into a hole in the road…annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (29)Ready for our road trip to Key West at the weekend

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Selfie in the Cobra & 500!annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (30)

Islamorada Key Lime Coladaannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (32)

Beautiful sunset in Key West, even better at happy hour!

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annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (37)The Europeans

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Last night together with dinner at Rusty Pelican

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And a few drinks in Brickellannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (40)

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Anna has gone back to Italy so I tried to cheer myself up with food! Bacon, butterscotch and pecan cake

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Miami beach marina at nightannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (44)

And some funny meetings on our morning ride on Brickell Key

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Last few hours of sunshine annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (47)

Please darling make me happy…take me toannainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (48)

Shake Shack for lunch!!!annainherwonderland & anna in Miami November 14 (49)

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Miami, where we belong. The resume of the perfect vacation from Anna in her wonderland

1 Apr

Hello readers

It has ben years now but there is still something I don’t understand completely, there is a connection, I have a deep connection with the city of Miami that I can’t explain in words, I can only tell you that Miami is my home, the place where I feel better than anywhere else in the world. It must be the sunshine, it must be the people, it must be the atmosphere, it must be something that makes me so happy that I can’t even explain, but please, keep on going!

We came back from ten amazing days in the sunshine and despite the weather is quite good here I miss already our good times spent away, going out boating, riding our bikes in the morning, lounging by the pool in the sunshine, going out for amazing dinners around town, watching the peacocks walking around the yard, trying to learn some Spanish, hanging out with good friends, oh no I can’t  believe it’s over! Here we go some pictures of our good times.

With Love

annaInHerWonderlandSIGNATURE

 

Before leaving

Just arrived, cuban food!

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Sushi at the Delano

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Lunch by the pool

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Out in Key Biscayne for a bike ride

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2 bikes in the trunk? of course!
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bike testing at Walmart

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Getting ready to go out

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Friday out in West Palm beach for the boat show

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Worth avenue

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Moijto time at home

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See? Everybody needs a bot with a toilet!

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The housekeeper, the pool keeper…

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Dinner at my favourite spanish restaurant, Barceloneta in South Beach, with the most amazing pictures in the restrooms!
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Tennis time in Miami

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Sunday, beautiful and perfect day to go out boating

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Bike ride in the morning in Brickell overlooking the Rickenbacker Bridge

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Best lunch ever at Swine in Coral Gables!

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Ready for another night out

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Dinner at Cecconi South Beach and drinks at the Fointanebleau hotel

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Ding dong, the peacock  is at the front door

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am I tanned enough?

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Beautiful last dinner at Sugarcane Midtown

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Beautiful flowers by the bridge

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Under the Rickenbacker bridge

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Back after the Christmas holidays to the base and let’s stay for a while! Anna in her wonderland back in the Kingdom after 3 weeks away, bring it on 2014!

14 Jan

happy new year

Dear Readers

Finally after a long time away I am back home, ready to enjoy the cold British winter (that hasn’t been that cold yet) and to start the New Year at its best with lots of exciting things planned for me.

I had a lovely time away, first in Italy for ten days to spend Christmas with family and friends and straight after to Miami with my husband to celebrate New Year and a few days after my parents flew over to spend a week with us, apart that the weather wasn’t much on our side, we had a lovely time!

I have some pictures to show you all…enjoy!!!

x

Le’ts start with saturday afternoon mani pedi at the local salon…I have never seen men and little girls doing it!

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Tuna tataki, so obsessed with food!2013 anna in her wonderland (2)

Beef sliders with quail egg…divine!sugarcae raw bar and grill miami

Some peacocks came next door to say hello peacocks around the roads

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Our new pet in the yard, mr raccoon 2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (16)

Getting ready2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (15)

Cocont monkeys2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (18)

Taking the boat trailer down in the Keys2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (17)

Crandon Beach in Key Biscayne2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (5)

Getting ready, again2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (6)

Movie night in2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (1)

First swim of 20142013 anna in her wonderland (8)

Dinner out at Crave, Merrick Park2013 anna in her wonderland (3)

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We need a bit of shake shack in our lives!

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Let’s kick start the new year, with a kick!

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Key Biscayne2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (2)

Meet the Italian Parents2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (3)

On the beach2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (4)

Dinner at Rusty Pelican Key Biscayne2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (7)

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Celebrating my dad’s belated birthday in the Key with la comida cubana2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (19)

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Breathtaking sunset in Key Largo2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (23)

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I could eat key lime pie all day long2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (20)

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Night out at Cecconianna in her wonderland night out miami (1)  fun night out anna n her wonderland

Fountainebleau Hotelanna in her wonderland night out miami (3)

Mother and daughter in the mirroranna in her wonderland night out miami (2)

And my new Miami haircut, the long bob!

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Living the Miami dream, a minute is cloudy a minute is sunny! Anyway I am enjoying the last full day!

29 Jun

Hello readers,

I’m sure I have mentioned before how much I love spent time here in Miami beach, the atmosphere is always great and it makes me feel happy just seeing the sunshine…well unfortunately in the last few days the weather hasn’t been great and I do feel it! I love everything about Florida, but I think I went to paradise…and I mean Bimini island in the Bahamas, and I nearly felt sick with boredom because I was in an amazing place but because the weather was so bad I felt so claustrophobic and I need to get the hell out of there, fast! I love going around Miami and downtown with the boat…but the weather now is so changeable and you don’t want to risk to take the boat out and get caught in the middle of a storm, to go and come back from Bimini I felt so scared that I need to be sedated with Valium tablets and motion sickness tablets that I still feel drugged now nearly a week later!!! Miami we heart you…the only good and bad thing is I keep on cooking lunch at home and we keep on going out in the evening enjoying the local restaurant… My husband said I am developing body body dysmorphia but I am sure I am getting fat and I need to go on a diet as soon as we go back! Had a new haircut to my favorite salon in south beach (Prive salon at the shore club hotel, I love so much my french hairdresser Marc!!) and tomorrow unfortunately we fly back home, but in two weeks time it’s Saint Tropez baby!!!

Love you all.

Xxx

Coconut Grove, Key Largo, Islamorada, Key west was a bit too far…now I get what they mean with BOATING IN PARADISE! IN LOVE FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS

8 May

We came back last night after two gorgeous days spent in paradise, and I mean paradise! Hot, sunny, gorgeous….good friends, good boat, good food, good drinks, nothing else matters when you combine all these ingredients!

Left on Sunday morning from Coconut Grove, arrived at Gilbert’s in Key Largo to enjoy lunch and some good pinacolada, next stop was the Postcard Inn in Islamorada via the sandbanks close to the Tiki Bar….so beautiful around there!!!

Yesterday morning after a good fat breakfast we left but we didn’t go far, minor problem to the steering wheel that got sorted a few hours later, few more hours in the sunshine….and 8pm back at Coconut Grove…plus when you finish two days in paradise with a slice of KEY LIME PIE…nothing can go wrong!!!!

I am a still a sunseeker, chasing the perfect tan, but it ain’t easy on a boat! Miami is amazing, love it here every time more!

5 May

There is nothing else to say apart that this place makes me so happy. Beautiful places, beautiful people….and me trying to speak italian-spanish-english!!! Shall I just show you some pictures? They just speak for themselves! And happy cinco de mayo, I won’t drink any tequila like all the Hispanic here…I could throw up straight away!!!!

Sunshine, wind, boats, rough sea, red skin…the vacation is nearly over…damn!

13 Mar

The time in Miami just goes so fast that I can’t keep up, I feel like someone is making my watch going faster than normal, trying to enjoy every single moment because soon it’s going to be over, don’t want to go back home! Talking about stealing my time, I did not know that the clock was changing this Sunday just gone. Woke up, 9am, I thought we slept longer than normal, checked my watch, oh stupid watch it stopped an hour ago!!! Kim’s watch the same…and we got more confused. Got in the car, the time was different again…we stopped a guy : Excuse me…what time is it? Did the clock change last night? YEP….he probably thought Stupid Foreigners!

Been boating around Miami, further up and down again to the sandbanks close to Key Biscayne…and unfortunately yesterday just after fill the boat up with fuel  something broke…back to the marina and bye bye boat see you in 6 weeks after she gets repaired!

Been again to our favourite local restaurant, Barceloneta, I love the food there as you can see from the following pictures! I promise I will keep the blog more updated when I go back home, here I’m still struggling with the internet connection…shame I won’t have much to say when I will be back! I don’t want to think about now…the only thing I am looking forward to is go back to visit my friend who just had a baby today, congratulations to Becki and Jonny and Imogen…I cannot wait to meet you!!!

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