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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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Life’s a beach, South Beach!Annainherwonderland Miami edition May 2014 (11)

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Big pink breakfastAnnainherwonderland Miami edition May 2014 (20)

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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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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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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Anna goes to Italy : Feliz Navidad…Buon Natale…Merry Christmas from my wonderland!!

24 Dec

Hello dear readers

And Happy Christmas to everybody! I came back home to visit my family on the 18thand, despite I miss a lot my husband (and the dog) I am loving being back home, spending time with the family, hanging out with my best friends, enjoying evenings out, enjoying mulled wine, traditional food from my hometown, Bergamo, which I love deeply and just being happy to be back !!

I am seriously obsessed with the song Feliz Navidad right now, constantly on repeat on my iPhone, so I can try to learn something more in Spanish, just to practice for the next Miami trip, just in a few days, I can’t wait!!!

I wish you all merry Christmas and Happy New Year….and I will post from Miami!

Enjoy the holidays everybody

xxx

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IMG_0876Festive London Gatwick airportanna in her wonderland xmas timeFluffy clouds anna in her wonderland xmas time

Size doesn’t matter they say, mini Christmas tree at home

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Marocchino and Italian espressoanna in her wonderland xmas timeBest aperitif in town, Il Maialinoanna in her wonderland xmas time

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Casoncelli alla bergamasca, the best ravioli ever!!!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeRainy night…anna in her wonderland xmas timeWhat a joy to see Coco and my husband with Skype!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeLove IManna in her wonderland xmas timeDinner at noodles in Milan for my cousin’s Last Dinner before move to London Town!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeChampagne showers in the Navigli area (Milano)

anna in her wonderland xmas timeGertrude!anna in her wonderland xmas timeSaturday night, dinner with friends, so glad to be together!!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeTable number 3 from my wedding reunited for the Christmas dinner, all my best friends in one place, love it

anna in her wonderland xmas timeDinner, all traditional!!anna in her wonderland xmas time

anna in her wonderland xmas timeFinally I met Andrea, the new entry in my friend’s house, so much love!!!anna in her wonderland xmas timeIsotta supervising the Florist shop!

anna in her wonderland xmas timeGetting ready for a Sunday night out clubbing in town with the girls

anna in her wonderland xmas timeMy best friends was planning to get me drunk with hierbas, clearly!

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anna in her wonderland christmas timeour table at Capogiro joy club ( I haven’t been there for 7 years!)anna in her wonderland xmas time

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Kos: Fun in the Sun

21 Jan

It seems that when it comes to finding somewhere that guarantees fun in the sun, the Greek islands never disappoint. And Kos is right up there with the best of them.

Famous for its fabulous beaches, Kos is a real gem when it comes to holiday hotspots. It’s got almost 300km of coastline which means there are plenty of sunbathing opportunities, quiet secluded coves and beautiful photogenic bays. Among the best are Mastichari Beach, which is home to numerous windsurfing centres, about 25km south of Kos Town. Thermes is a small pebbly cove flanked by boulders and craggy cliffs, while Tigaki is a long, sweeping stretch of sandy beach close to Kos Town with shallow shores, perfect for tiny paddling feet.

If it’s a beach break you’re after, you’ll find plenty of cheap holidays to Kos via the many different tour operators. The best bet is to search online and scour the many hundreds of deals available. It might seem like a chore but once you’ve whittled down the options according to your preferences, such as ideal departure date, local resort and board basis, it makes the process a little easier.

The best deals can usually be found on the websites of major tour operators. Take Thomas Cook for instance. As a company that’s been organising holidays for decades, they’re no stranger to putting trips together and will almost always have a great deal or a discount to help make the cost of your holiday that little bit more manageable. You can find Thomas Cook holidays online or on the high street. If price is really top of the priority list, try searching for a late deal – ideally those leaving within the next few weeks – as you’ll usually save a significant amount on the original price of the holiday.

Once you’ve booked, then all that’s left to do is pack, find your passports and head off for a week or two of fun in the sun. What could be better?

Still living the American dream…or shall I say the Hispanic dream? Back in cold England but still with my soul in Miami!

12 Jan

Hello readers,

I am really sorry to not have updated the blog for nearly two weeks and first of all I wanted to apologize, unfortunately I was in Miami trying to get our perfect house sorted and the neighbours not always were that happy to give us their internet details, what can we do about? Get the internet sorted…as we did!!

First day back home and I feel like I have a massive hangover and I don’t feel like I even know my name right now, I want to leave forever in Eastern time!

Here we are some pictures of the two long weeks away…I am still trying to learn some Spanish but I think I will need to practise a lot more…a mix of Italian-spanish-english is not the way forward!

xxx

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December, 10 days before going home, 15 days to Christmas…it’s all about the Christmas tree and…the Christmas treats! Leaving UK, welcome myself home in Italy and come and fly with me to Miami for New Year!

10 Dec

Hello readers

I am sorry I have been quite busy recently with my new adventure but this is not a good reason to leave my beloved blog for too long, the thing is…I have been in England for too long and I am losing my words…I need to go back home to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends, and meet people who enjoy having a chat with other people…not like the bloody cold Brits!

Christmas tree is up, finally, most Christmas presents have been wrapped, a few still missing…but we are getting there!!!

Have a good week everyone, let’s start the countdown to Christmas….15 days to go!!! Going back home…10 days to go….going back to Miami….17 days to go, OH YEAH!

hot chocolate christmas tulips at home Christmas full english breakfast christmas decoration on the tree christmas decoration on the tree Christmas tree at home christmas decoration on the tree

In Miami going mad and enjoying the sunshine at the same time!!! Ridin’ solo at the moment but I will make it!

10 Nov

Hello everyone

I am really sorry about the delay on posting again but the past week has been crazy, really crazy! I postponed my return in the UK for a few days so at the moment I am at home in Miami on my own, my husband went back yesterday and our friend who was here helping us sorting the house left on Wednesday and we have been non-stop all week! Nice night out on Halloween night but after that it has been all about decorating (painting) the house, trying to get the pool sorted, trying to deal with people…I discovered today that Mañana is the favourite word of Hispanic people around here…do not do today what you can do tomorrow!! It might be a way of life here but we are not that used to that and I am struggling to accept it…I finally tried to relax with manicure/pedicure just off Brickell and SW 8Th street….I loved being pampered after ten days of painting, cleaning, washing and cooking…I might even be able to put my bikini on in the next few days!!! Well we had some nice times as well, I went to the Red Bull FlugTag event in Miami and I loved it, we went for nice dinners and drinks out on the beach, it was hard work but we really did enjoy the time together! A few pictures to follow….I will try to keep the blog more updated even from this side of the pond!

xxx

The best place for Halloween in planet earth, Miami Beach is unbeatable!!

1 Nov

I have never seen so many people dressed up ready to have fun just up and down the street with the best costumes/fancy dress ever…I have seen a mad hatter that looked better than Jonny Depp in Alice in Wonderland, I have seen a few Dictators, lots of Wonder woman, snow white, sexy nurse and policewoman….even a guy dressed as a sofa!!!! Lincoln Road in South Beach was busier than in New year’s eve and I loved to see the people just enjoying themselves, taking pictures with each other, having a dance and a drink….I love Miami even more as usual!!! I am going to show you some pictures right now and for sure next year I will have a proper costume and not just horror make up on!!!  xxx

50 shades of so much fun, loved the birthday bash at the weekend! So many cool things to look forward to this week!

8 Jul

After a week back home in England, I got invited to my friend’s 30th birthday party over the weekend, the weather wasn’t supposed to be good at all but despite this we wanted to enjoy and have fun…I packed my bag on Saturday morning, kissed my husband and left, 80miles after it was time to celebrate her!

Great night, great food for dinner, great drinks and great music, 2 clubs later and so much laughs we made it home where we all stayed…unfortunately the girls kept on having fun I was kind of hugging the toilet, I didn’t handle the drinks too well (I still blame the crazy driving of the taxi driver!). A few hours later I managed to fall asleep and in the morning we were like, oh my god what happened last night? I suggested, let’s see the pictures! And memories came back…a la hangover the movie in a female classier version! I miss the fact to not being able to hang out with my Italian friends at the weekend, luckily I have found so many nice girlfriend over here that I love and they appreciate me…and my entertaining performances, like even falling down the stairs backwards in a slow motion, what champagne does to me!!! This week is going to be slow to start (still need to get rid of my sickness first!) 3 days at work, Thursday I have to be witness at my best friend’s wedding and I cannot wait and friday morning at 6am we fly to Saint Tropez for the weekend, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary…I cannot believe it has already been a year!!! So…I wish to everyone a great week!xxxx

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!!!!

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