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Miami Staycation: The Beach

Though the weather hasn’t been particularly beach-friendly over the past couple of weeks (particularly for MBFWS), Tony and I were lucky enough to enjoy some time in the sunshine during a mid-week staycation (I still question the validity of that word), which, in my opinion, is the best of its kind because there never seems to be better weather than when it’s Tuesday and you’re locked indoors.

This gloriously sunny day fell upon us by chance as we decided to leave our far-too-westward apartment on a gloomy morning and found that, indeed, there is always better weather upon entering Miami Beach.

And though you know I’m usually offensive to the point of snarky about Miami’s less-than-desirable traits (traffic on the 836, anyone?), days like this make me eat my words – this time at Big Pink, a sanguine corner diner everyone should visit after a dip in the ocean (if you can find parking within a three-mile radius).

More staycation (I know) updates coming up this week, complete with a trip to The Forge‘s enomatic wine bar for your voyeuristic pleasure. And be sure to hover over the pics for more info. You won’t want to skip that “jargarita” recipe. That’s one little mason jar full of sip-able bliss. Cheers!

In this post: L.A.M.B. Tote, Revlon Cherry Tart Lip Butter, Havaianas Flip Flops, Gypsy Warrior (sticker), Black & White Swimsuit

Vacation Detour

While Tony and I were packing for the Caribbean last week, our vacation had very different plans in mind. We showed up at the Port of Miami with our bags packed only to be turned away because our ship was apparently oversold and someone forgot to call us and give us a head’s up.

So we walked away, our bathing suits feeling utterly useless beneath our no longer so appropriate tropical attire and, after sulking for a few hours, did what any self-respecting Miami couple would do: We headed for Orlando.

There’s something about driving up to Kissimme and seeing those purple mile-markers on 192 that immediately regresses my verbal skills to tween-worthy squeals of excitement. Once I saw my first pair of Mickey ears, the disappointment melted away into fairy-tale dreams of running around Epcot in a slightly inappropriate but well-deserved buzz. There’s nothing quite like drinking around the “world” while dodging baby strollers and tortured parents. It was fantastic!

Since Tony and I had already packed for the cruise, we decided to keep some of our nicer outfits and put them to use at an indecently delicious dinner at the Bull & Bear in the Waldorf Astoria Orlando (many a sigh was emitted while consuming). I gotta admit, I love seeing my man all Don-Drapered out in an Armani suit. I traded my Nike’s that night for some Kelsi Dagger heels and my new H&M necklace. There were no children to be seen there, which was absolutely lovely.

While it wasn’t the cruise vacation we had in mind, after seeing the all-rain all-day forecast for Nassau, things probably turned out for the best. And, honestly, who can resist a pair of Mickey ears? Except for the family that sat next to us at the Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom and managed to spill ice cream, coffee, AND coffee ice cream on us (no joke), things were pretty spectacular.

Pics from our adventures included below. I’m clearly obsessed with my new Hello Kitty sunglasses, purchased in the Japan gift shop at Epcot. Think I can pull them off all the time?




Caribbean Happy Hour

The end of a long week feels so incredibly sweet. My husband and I are getting away for a few days to the Caribbean, so I have already happily checked out of work mode, even though we both still have a ton of stuff to do before we can officially set our brains to vacation status. Regardless, I’ve already packed (mentally, anyway) and can’t wait to trade my heels for some (really shiny Tory Burch) flip flops.

Here’s what I’m taking with me:



 In this post:

1) Monaco Straw Banded Fedora

2) ASOS Beach Cover Up

3) Red Polka Dot One Piece Swimsuit

4) Tory Burch Flip Flops