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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

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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!!!

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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)

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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)

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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)

Boating dayanna in her wonderland boating day Biscayne bay (1)

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

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And my new Miami haircut, the long bob!

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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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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?

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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

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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

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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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My food obsession does not want to stop, please take me back to Florida for the stone crab season!

10 Oct

Dear readers

As I was mentioning yesterday I developed  a proper obsession for food, cooking, baking, tasting new flavors, I do not know what goes on my brain (or in my stomach) right now, I was going through my pictures on my laptop and I found there are more pictures of food than pictures of people!

I found some pictures of when me my then husband to be and our friends went for dinner at Joe’s stone crab in Miami (as you can see below) and I suddenly thought, I need to be back, the season is about to start! I discovered that Stone crab is available for harvest between October 15th and May 15th.

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Native to Florida’s Gulf coast, these rare crabs have the unique ability to regenerate their claws and limbs. These delicious claws are always in high demand and are widely regarded as one of the forms of fresh Florida Seafood. Claws are cooked daily in boiling water for 7-10 minutes and cooled to prevent the meat from sticking to the shell. They are then sorted into four sizes: medium, large, jumbo, and colossal.

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I discovered this website Uber Stone Crabs so next time I can cut off going to the restaurant, for sure when we go back in Miami in a few weeks with friends I am going to order a truck of stone crab for a dinner party!

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Still on Eastern time when I shouldn’t be anymore! 10 days in paradise and now I am back, waiting to sleep! I miss Miami so much!

29 Sep

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Dear readers,

here I am, back come and waiting for the sleeping pills to work on me. Day two and I still struggle a lot with the jet lag, wide awake at 1am instead than be fast asleep is not cool! Anyway I had a great time as usual, drunk a lot, ate a lot and had great fun, but let’s the pictures to do the talking!

xxx

Annainherwonderland.Miami (2)Lola, my new puppy friend

Annainherwonderland.Miami (5)Driving on MacArthur causeway

Annainherwonderland.Miami (6)The pool at flamingo

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Hello kitty for Halloween anyone?

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Aperitif time at home

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Going out on Biscayne bay to watch the Red Bull Flugtag (Saturday 21st september)

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I am obsessed with Cuban food and here we are at my favorite restaurant, VersaillesAnnainherwonderland.Miami (20)

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Vaca frita is my dish!Annainherwonderland.Miami (22)

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Feeling sweet on a Sunday morning, amazing breakfast at Atelier Monnier in BrickellAnnainherwonderland.Miami (24)

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And sushi dinner at sushi sake, our local sushi restaurantAnnainherwonderland.Miami (27)

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Annainherwonderland.Miami (30)Wonderful cake from the Fresh Market

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Rollerblading in the neighborhoodAnnainherwonderland.Miami (32)

Italian dinner in South BeachAnnainherwonderland.Miami (33)

A few drinks at the DelanoAnnainherwonderland.Miami (34)

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Long time no blogging but I am back! 2 weeks in Florida have gone and now we are ready for more adventures!

9 Aug

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Hello dear readers,

I am sorry that I have not been in touch in ages, my bad and I apologize! We spent two weeks in Miami in vacation with the family, the weather was playing up sometimes with occasional storms but overall we had a nice time, I came home on Tuesday and there are so many things planned in these days, I have my cousin in London at the moment, we have a wedding to attend tomorrow, Sunday it’s going to be my husband’s birthday and Monday the 19th is going to be my birthday, plus we have a trip planned down to the Italian Riviera to visit my parents…and Miami again in 5 weeks, I love to have a busy schedule and never stop!

I am going to show you some pictures of the latest trip, Everglades, swimming with dolphins, my first baseball game…so many new experiences!

Have a great weekend everyone

The Everglades, air boat tour

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So glad to be back home with Coco!!!

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Blogging seems sad when you are not in paradise anymore! I miss Miami like crazy, I want to escape again! Italy I’m coming home next week!

20 Jun

Hello dear readers,

I am always late as usual, but as you all know the jet lag hits me hard every time and makes me a bit sad and a bit grumpy, unfortunately life goes on and we can’t only live of good memories!

Miami was amazing as always or even better, we even started to get into basketball while following the last few games of the Miami Heat (I do not know a thing about basketball but let’s get into…why I can’t say basketball match anyway??? People were laughing at me!), we have been just chilling, eating, drinking and enjoying the time…plus I fell hard for an amazing hotel very close to us, the Mandarin Oriental….I love it and I can’t wait to go back there again, maybe to use the spa!!!

America treats me well I must say, people are friendly, they look at me in a funny way when they think I am Hispanic and my only words are: ENTIENDE MA NO ABLA ESPANOL!!!

Next week finally after nearly six months I am going to visit my family in Italy, it’s going to be only for a few days but I cannot wait…until the next adventure in July!

Today I was going through some nice blogs and thanks to an American blogger who followed me yesterday I discovered about.me ….why am I always behind the trends? Check me out!

http://about.me/annalisa_collins

Some pictures for you guys to see and to refresh my memories….

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The sun in my eyes and the floods at my feet, but we love Miami anyway! Having fun despite the tropical storm Andrea going by!

8 Jun

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Hello readers

We have been in Miami for 8 days now and despite the weather is not completely on our side (the tropical storm Andrea is going by, with afternoon and evening heavy rain with floods everywhere) but despite this little inconvenient we are enjoyin the time here as usual, without one care in the world!

We have been hanging out with friends, seen friends we haven’t seen for a while, been out on the boat around Biscayne bay, we undressed the boat from its stickers, not raceboat anymore only pleasure!!

We have been cooking endless barbecue, been drinking gallons of alcohol…and of course I have been sick because I am obsessed with food and drinks! We went to the best and funny restaurant in town, Barton G and even our friends loved it, we went for low key but tasty Cuban food at the Latin American cafe ( I can eat la vaca frita de Carne all day long!) and as usual my husband can’t just lay down and relax because he has to have a project in mind all the time, let’s sort the grass in the front yard, let’s fix something…please darling chill!!! Still 5 days to spend here in paradise, there is something about here that I love, I always will and that makes me feel at home. I heart Miami.

Xxx

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Brain confusion, insomnia, I need a diet and the Miami fever is contagious; all our friends got it now! Back home after two weeks in paradise

29 Apr

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Hello readers

Here I am, back I England after two wonderful weeks in paradise with friends. I slept my usual 12 hours after arriving home, felt like if I was drunk for nearly 48 hours and after that I thought I sorted myself out…SO WRONG!!! Last night I went to bed at 11.30pm, yeas I am sure I will sleep fine…until at 1am I had to take sleeping tablets because the jet lag mixed with a light dinner after two weeks of indulging didn’t help, I was mentally going through all the recipes from the South Beach diet cookbook!!!

We had such great times in the place we love most in the world, enjoying each other company and…I got completely besotted by the two gorgeous toddlers…what a great time!

I feel bad to be back home, I miss the company full on all day, I miss the heat (I am more a 85 degrees person than a 30F!) I miss the barbeques, I miss the bloody mary after breakfast and the champagne at 10.30am…I miss the music, the vibes, the people, the spaces, the skyscrapers…I miss Miami again, two days after being back…that’s why I call it the Miami Fever.

I will have to go back into reality, into projects, into the blog, into the diet…yes 2.5kg in two weeks is not cool, I can be a Kim Kardashian bum stuntwoman right now! But it’s not long now…Miami I heart you, I will be back in 5…weeks!

Enjoy the pictures

xxx

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The sun in our eyes and the world at our feet…two weeks in Miami with good friends, good food and good drinking!

24 Apr

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Hello readers,

I must admit I haven’t turned my laptop on for ten days…I couldn’t face to stop enjoying our good times here but I had too…to download all the pictures and of course to write this post! I love Miami more every time I come back here as you all know, and I am dreading to the idea of leaving here on Friday night!

Boating, shopping, drinking, eating, relaxing, chilling…one of the best vacation of all times!

I might show you some pictures then…

Xxx

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I left my heart in Miami as usual and jet lag is killing me softly! The joy of being back home with a grown looking Coco Chanel while counting the days for the next adventure!

1 Mar

Hello readers

I apologize for not have posted for nearly two weeks (I have been told off by my mum one hour ago, “You never posted while away I kept on looking on your blog but nothing!”) but as usual we have been busy with so many things going on, boat, house, stuff, poker run, decorating…it’s all over now and we finally will be able to enjoy completely our Miami pad that we made it perfect for us and for our friends for future vacation….I am sorry I am talking American right now…I even drive like a Miami driver with my jet lag/hangover feeling!

The joy of powerboating…we did a poker run from Miami to Islamorada in the Florida Keys and we arrived there later than everyone else…in style…in the pitch dark…very Miami vice!!!

I think for today I should just add some pictures …just to show you what we have been up to! Tomorrow is another day…hopefully I will feel less jetlagged and sad about leaving Miami…I am sure my gorgeous Coco will keep me busy for the next few days!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xxx

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