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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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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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The World Cup, the baking and the travelling…Anna in her wonderland is keeping busy!

15 Jun

Hello dear readers

I am so excited over the World Cup that you will not believe, I don’t normally care about football generally but when the World Cup is on I suddenly feel really excited and I feel for my country even more, especially since I have moved to England over 5 years ago…and how better could have the World Cup started for me? England vs Italy, oh my! Shame that my husband is not into football but it was so much fun to watch the match at home with British friends, I was cheering, I was screaming, I was dancing around…I was so happy that Italy won! And I am so pleased to go to visit my family in Italy this week, I haven’t been back since February and I seriously cannot wait to fly back!

I have started to go back to the gym since the Miami trip, with not much success…while I work out I think what I am going to bake later…is that good or not? And of course cooking is still my main hobby right now, the cashiers at the local grocery store might think I am mad, I keep on going in to get more ingredients for my creations! Anyway the summer is here and I must admit the weather has been great lately; hopefully it will keep on being summer!!

Xxx

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Sunny day at home

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Followed by a rainy day at the go kart

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Some flowers to bright up a gloomy day

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And a chocolate and pecan cake to make the day sweeter

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I miss Miami so Cuban dinner in the countryside

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Meeting friends, and their new pet

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Sunny day in Whitstable

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Gone to the beach for the day

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So much joy to meet Christian, the new arrival, so much love for him already!

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Dinner sorted with broccoli and bacon

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Working out makes me hungry and I was dreaming about this cake!

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My job in a sunny day

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Little fluffy clouds

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Sunny day, total white

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Waiting for the sun to go down

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Coconut muffin to bright up a rainy afternoon

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And the sunshine is back!

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And some chocolate and raspberries brownies for the weekend

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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!

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This blog will turn into a cooking blog soon, I wanna bake all day long! The spring in the countryside, lots to do and finally off to Miami again! Anna in her wonderland the domestic goddess?

9 May

Dear readers

I don’t know what is wrong with me at the moment, all I want to do is cooking and baking! Maybe somehow I realised that I am quite good at cooking (even my husband casually said “I might let you do the cooking for dinner parties…you are not that bad”…after 5 years of perfect meals on his dinner table!) so probably I feel like experimenting even more…I should start to write that famous recipe book I go on about but I never get around to!

Lots went on recently, work at home has finished and we have a lovely patio so we can be ready to enjoy summer evenings and drinks…hopefully Britain will offer us a good summer!

I have had lots on my plate recently, I have been working on my husband’s website, I have been working on the wedding planning website and seems like clients are coming around now which is great….and on Monday we are off to Miami, what is better than that???

I can show you some of my latest creations and I will blog from the Sunshine State…have a great weekend everybody!!

xxx

My first Pizza, what a mess to make it!

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and the day after, my mini pizza (pizzette) with the leftover dough

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Beautiful sunset

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A room with a view

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The most recent dinner pictures, including my first Roast dinner

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and my baking creations

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Every day it’s smoothie O’Clock

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and a lovely road trip to visit friends in the Cotswold, what a beautiful part of the country!

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And I forgot to mention, do not dye your hair at home by yourself as I did….Monk head is not the right look! I got that sorted the day after luckily…DIY? Better not to!!

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Anna in her wonderland in British winter mode, BACK TO FITNESS!

29 Jan

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Dear readers

My last post was about how much good time we had in Miami over new year with my husband and my family, it seems so far away but it was only three weeks ago!

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I finally recovered from jet lag (despite mornings are always hard for me, I am not a morning person is written on my sleeping mask!), me and Coco went back to our daily routine of walking and sleeping (I am talking about the dog not me!), lots of cooking, lots of experimental baking, lots of work on the wedding planning department (come to visit my website www.italianweddinginwonderland.com ) and after been lazy for a few months I started today my new training at a local gym followed by a trainer, only 30 minutes of workout but I feel good, and I set to myself that no matter what, I have to carry on and enjoy the fitness, the previous gym I used to go for over 2 years was great, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, pool…but I wasn’t motivated to go and I had to cancel my membership at the end of the year…I loved the exercise today so let’s hope to carry on (that’s why it’s raining so heavily here today!)

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I am trying to keep the motivation up so please allow me some motivation images!!!

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Being 51kg and 168cm I do not need diets, I just need to keep busy and enjoy!

My husband has a ski trip scheduled for mid February and it will be great for me, that I do not ski, to go home and spend a week with family and friends, I cannot wait, plus after that it will be the Miami trip in March during the winter music conference and spring break, it is going to be busy!!

Have a great week you all

xxx

Winter is here

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Dog/ iPad holder, what a great idea!

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Friday was my mum’s birthday so why not post a picture of us?

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Feeling weak but on way to recovery, remembering the nice time we had to a friend’s wedding last week! And countdown to Miami again, only 13 days!

3 Sep

Hello readers

I haven’t been the best this weekend and I am on the way to recovery now luckily, I got a stomach bug that gave me nausea and painful stomach cramps…and it stopped me eating for 3 days, not like me at all! I have started again to feel a bit better today, and I look forward to cook again instead than eat one spoon of rice or mash potatoes, or porridge even! (just pleased to have lost some weight without have to worry about diet!)

Last week we attended a friend’s wedding in Surrey, where we had a great time, and I just want to share with you all some pictures. I start to feel the pressure…I can’t wait to fly again to Miami in 13 days…England is treating me well right now that I can’t complain at all, gorgeous weather, still warm temperatures…but still…my heart is not here!!

ilovemiami

xxx

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My birthday has gone but I will keep on celebrating this weekend down in the Italian Riviera with the family, bring it on!

22 Aug

Hello readers

On Monday I celebrated my birthday, the big 29, I am not going to tell my age anymore I am going to stop here, at 29! I had a lovely birthday lunch in London with good friends, good food and good sushi…yes we went to Nobu in Park Lane, I absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to go back there! At the moment I am all obsessed with fish and that sushi was just something else…oh god I feel hungry now!

I just cannot still realised that I turned 29, I mean I still feel like I am 17…but clearly I am not anymore … anyway I must admit it is not easy at all for me to celebrate my birthday in England when my family and friends are in Italy..despite how nice it can be  here with my husband and the few friends I have it does not feel the same unfortunately, and I do miss it!

Tomorrow we are flying down to visit my parents in the Italian Riviera for a few days and I simply cannot wait to spend some good time with them! I should get baking when I am back…have you seen one of my birthday presents?

Have a great weekend everyone

x

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So many events to attend and so many things to look forward to, Hag do, British Polo, Goodwood and 2 years wedding anniversary, busy weekend in wonderland coming up!

12 Jul

Hello readers

Here we are, Friday, ready to celebrate the weekend and attend so many events. I am going to the Beach British Polo to watch the race and to take part of my friends Hag Do…they had to explain to me that is a combined Hen do and a Stag do, should be great fun!!!

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And on Sunday I am going to Goodwood Festival of Speed, for someone who’s not that keen on cars should be good fun anyway…I actually look forward to that, Sunday should be the busiest day of the 4 days event, sold out for ages…bring it on then!! Me and my husband will be at the Michelin stand next to this gorgeous Audi R8 in chrome…if I forget my mirror I can put make up on just looking it at!

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And what about Tuesday? 16th July…it’s going to be our second year wedding anniversary, I can’t believe how quickly time flies by!!! What shall we do to celebrate? Well we have to take Coco to the last lesson of puppy classes, and hopefully off to dinner somewhere nice, with Coco or Cocoless!

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Enjoy you all the weekend…I will enjoy mine, never been so happy to be in England right now…we finally have a summer!!!

xxx

The style challenge, I have a wedding coming up and the Beach Polo to attend…#millagracestyleme might help me!

5 Jul

Hello dear readers

I received an email yesterday from Milla Grace boutique in the lanes in Brighton,they contacted me to give me the chance to participate to the #millagracestyleme competition and I couldn’t miss this opportunity!!

The aim is to create a look from the products featured on the Milla Grace site or in their store in Dukes Lane, Brighton; the winning blog will win their favorite piece from their look…

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Well I am working on now! I am going to attend the Beach Polo on Sandbanks next Saturday and I really don’t know what to wear, I am not normally a person that dress up in pretty summery dresses, I am more the type “skinny jeans, white shirt and leather jacket combo”, but let’s try to make an effort for this event. I have chosen the light blue colour for my possible outfit:

trim detail jacket in mint Almost Famous Drew dress in aqua Virginie Castaway Aldo shoes BuitoNail Varnish in GommeI am always cold, and the weather is rather unpredictable in England isn’t it? That’s why I added the Almost Famous Trim detail jacket in Mint colour, the drew dress  in Aqua is really pretty but elegant at the same time, and to keep the theme I love the light blue nail varnish to brighten up your mani-pedi! The shoes are from Aldo shoes, white, simple, with a heel that should support me on the sand and from 1pm to 1am!

I forgot to say that I am going to the Beach Polo to celebrate the combined stag/hen do of a lovely couple of friends of mine, and of course my next big event to attend is their wedding in Southampton, where I need another outfit for!

I know one of the first rules of a wedding is…only the bride can wear white, right? Ok I understand, but as you all know me I love breaking rules and make up my own ones, so can I wear this outfit please?

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I love that white dress…and what better than a yellow jacket and yellow heels to make it “less white” but still bright and funny? With a touch of colour with that nail varnish to make the outfit more sophisticated… I cannot afford Louboutin shoes at all but my birthday is coming up…so husband read here please! 😉

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