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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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annainherwonderland Miami september post (8)Cuban dinner, what I look forward the mostannainherwonderland Miami september post (12)Vaca frita for everybody please! annainherwonderland Miami september post (13)

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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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

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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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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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My new favourite, Lobster Mac & cheese

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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 (26)Easy sunday lunch, better than a roast!

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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

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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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I am counting the days till Miami and I am really looking forward to that! Roll on Monday, we can’t wait to leave the Kingdom behind

6 Nov

Dear readers

I’m sorry it has been a while since last time I posted on the blog, as I said before we are working here at home to renovate the interiors and we are constantly busy on that, I am constantly busy on the dog that now has decided to rip apart everything, rugs, mats and even the curtains, when is she going to get over that???And at the moment I am constantly busy thinking about going away on Monday…how many sleep till??? I hate thinking how autumn like the weather is here and I love to think how nice and warm it is in Miami… Plus doesn’t help the fact that my tan has completely faded and that my local sun bed shop has closed for renovations…not good timing!

Halloween has gone by, we “celebrated” it enjoying a night out in Brighton but still, it wasn’t the same of Lincoln road…am I slightly obsessed? Yes I am!! I look forward to lounge by the pool, enjoying the sunshine, enjoy the time with our friends and I can’t wait to eat some Cuban food…I made the Anglo-Italian version of Vaca Frita last week, tasty, but not as tasty as Versailles!

Enjoy the rest of your week guys and speak with you from the Sunshine State next week!

Xxx

Celebrating Halloween

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Still very obsessed with food, Sunday lunches at the pub, love it!

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Anna’s version of la vaca frita

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Aperitif at home enjoying a glass of red wine

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The first fire of the year, coco loves it as well

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and some bright colors to bright up my days!!

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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

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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!

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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!!!!

Still have some good memories, vacation is over and we think about the good times! Miami I heart you

16 Mar

Touched down back to the UK this morning after some cranberry and vodka cocktails, the flight delayed and some Valium…never slept that well on a plane I couldn’t believe it!

I still have some good memories and still lots of pictures to show, so let’s start!

Good moijto at lunchtime in Coconut Grove, followed by a super good burger

My husband makes great moijtos…strawberry one from me!

Tuesday night is Delano night

on our way back…

Another night here, let’s get ready

meeting friends…and their dog!

the first time to a Cuban restaurant

White or red sangria?

After all this…it’s time for a Cuban coffee

anyone wants some chilli willy?

the weather was bad Thursday, why not have a nap?

The view on our way back to the airport

at the airport lounge … not ready to leave

A few random memories…how cute is molly? the dog at Grove Harbour

the view from the pool in a sunny day

peanut butter and strawberry…mmmm

and to end…party rock!!!

We kept low profile for a few days but now that’s the weekend in Miami baby!

10 Mar

Hello guys,

Sorry for the delay on posting on the blog but we had quite a few kind of busy day, my husband unfortunately got food poisoning on Tuesday and he has started to feel better yesterday, so no eating and drinking out, keeping low profile and wait for him to recover completely, bless him! The weather hasn’t been good either for a few days so it wasn’t that bad not being able to do things around! But now it’s the weekend, the sun is shining and we are in Miami, how can it be better than this? I’m going to show you some pictures of the past few days!

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