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From Miami to Lake Como via the Kingdom! The latest from Anna in her wonderland

9 Dec

Dear readers

I have just arrived back from a lovely weekend back home in italy, which I have been secretly plotting it for months with my mum and my cousins as it was my dad’s 70th birthday: we just wanted to surprise him with arriving back home without him knowing it, and I must say the surprise came out perfect and we all had a great time, my italian family all together and for once with my husband and mother in law, we all had a blast!

Too much but too good food and the company was great, we couldn’t have asked for more, gorgeous sunny and cold days where we have been going around Bergamo, my hometown and Lake Como, where four years ago we tied the knot, great times!

We have just came back from two weeks in the Floridian sunshine and it was nice just to be home for a week before jetting off again, while getting ready for Christmas at the same time and getting some cooking and baking done in the meantime…but I am sure the pictures speak for themselves

I will be again in Italy to celebrate Christmas with my family and soon after that off to Miami again to celebrate the new year….FELIZ NAVIDAD to everybody!!!

xxx

Birthday dinner, lunches, dinners, trip to Lake Como, rabbit and polenta, family gathering, take away pizza, prosecco, aperitif board…welcome to my amazing and beautiful country!

 

Just pointing out some of the local delicacies we have been eating in the past few days, first of all my favourite dish ever is Casoncelli all bergamasca, meat stuffed ravioli with butter, sage and bacon...homemade by my aunt and my mum…. two dishes for me at lunchtime, too tasty to leave it!

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Second I love to pick up these amazing dessert every time I visit Bergamo alta, they are called Polenta and Osei because they look like the dish you would eat as your sunday roast, translated into polenta and birds, a sugar and marzipan heaven!

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I cannot not mention the delicious Pizzoccheri della valtellina, buckwheat pasta with cheese, greens, potatoes, butter and garlic….a must for our big family gathering on sunday lunchtime!

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And last, but not because less important, this is by far my favourite “second” choice for a meal. I was brought up to eat polenta and coniglio every sunday so this is so perfect and so tasty for me, yes I am talking about Rabbit and polenta! My husband will not eat it…but every time I go back home this dish is on our menu!

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And more about our trip to Miami and Key West, road tripping, power boating, having fun with good friends, happy hours, seven years anniversary for us and lots of good times!

 

 

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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)

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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)

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

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Last night together with dinner at Rusty Pelican

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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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And some funny meetings on our morning ride on Brickell Key

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

A casual weekend in Ibiza, just in between trips! And on Monday from Ibiza to Miami, let’s enjoy my never ending summer

11 Sep

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Dear readers

we are back from a fantastic weekend spent in Ibiza watching the races, hanging out with good friends and having lots of fun, shame that now we are both sick, stuck with cold and flu which hopefully it will go away soon, I don’t like being sick at all!

Lots of healthy cooking for me right now, lots of baking to keep me busy and less bored…and getting ready to go back to Florida on Monday, Tinie Tempah would be proud of me even if we are doing Ibiza to Miami instead than Miami to Ibiza.

I can show you some pictures of the great weekend away…I missed Ibiza, it has been too long!

xxx

Coco was giving me a kiss goodbye

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Hanging out in the pits before practice and qualifying

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Followed by lunch and a few drinks at the Hard Rock hotel

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Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (3) Finishing the night on a friend’s yachtAnnainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (4)

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Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (6) Saturday race 1 Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (7) And I fell in love for this gorgeous boy!Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (8)

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Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (15) I am obsessed with Winston!Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (17)

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Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (20)Saturday night out in town

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Sunday race 2, after meeting friends and going out again on the yacht

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Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (35)And sadly time to leave on Sunday night!Annainherwonderland Ibiza weekend september 14 (37)

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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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)

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Movie night in2014 anna in her wonderland Miami (1)

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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)

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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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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

anna scarlett delano

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I hate the jet lag so much; I have so many memories of the past few days and only one thing in my mind today, FORZA AZZURRI at Euro2012!!!!

1 Jul

Landed yesterday after a bumpy flight with no sleep due to a 3 or 4 year old girl that did not stop screaming and crying the whole flight, I wanted the slap the bloody parents!!!! Here I am, back in the country, with so many things to think about but at the moment the most important thing is the football/soccer match of tonight, go on Italy! This will be a brief post but I wanted to share some pictures of beautiful Bimini Island in the Bahamas, paradise on earth…hopefully next time will be sunny!!!xxx

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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

Blogging from a cloudy paradise, probably a tornado is coming, not much sunshine so only retail therapy can save my life!

26 Jun

So many things happened in the past few days that I haven’t actually had time to realise everything, arrived in Miami, went to Bahamas by boat (what a trauma!!!), came back early due to the horrible weather, in Miami again but the weather is not better than Bahamas plus the humidity is crazy….not much to do so we did hit the shops, Aventura mall and Bal Harbor ! In the next few days I will update you all with the pictures from Bimini, met nice people but shame we couldn’t enjoy it totally!!! Just about to hit downtown Miami for some sushi…bring it on!!

xxx

That’s what we were supposed to do in Bahamas, not coming back!

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That’s the closest I will ever go to a pair of Louboutin shoes….

I had a dream….but I went for something for suitable for my pockets!

I’m blogging from paradise, with not much internet connection! Bahamas time

22 Jun

Hello readers, I’m sorry but i’m in paradise without my laptop and blogging ain’t easy! Feeling a bit tired after the run by boat from fort lauderdale to bimini….it was rough! I will take lots of pictures and update the blog on my return to Miami…. Enjoy!!!!

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!!!!

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