summer

may flowers

K and i made up a new cocktail saturday night and named it may flowers

beefeater, fresca, muddled strawberry, lime on ice

it’s delicious and super refreshing

perfect for this spring/summer

let me know what you think of it if you try it

oh, and of course we had to have a mini photo shoot with barbie

happy monday everyone!

Lazy, lazy, lazy

I don’t know about you guys but the heat makes me soooooooo lazy and unmotivated.

I know that we made the decision to stay in Miami so suck it up Claudia and, it’s not as hot as it is in other places but, it is just so hot for too long down here.

I’m definitely more of a spring and autumn kind of girl.

I love mid 60’s to low 70’s during the day and cooler nights.

I just always feel so much more inspired and motivated in cooler weather, it’s like my brain is awakened by the cold.

And don’t even get me started on fall fashion… LOVE it!!! Love to layer, love boots, jackets, scarves, hats…

Summer fashion? Boooooring.

Summer plans and some Lily beach yoga

We will be heading to the mountains of West Virgina in less than a month and I couldn’t be more excited!

It will be a full month of family, friends, fresh mountain air, trips to the river and yummy home cooking by Hayes.

On the way back down to Miami (we are driving there and back), we will all be spending one week on the beach in the outer banks of North Carolina.

Once back home in Miami, Lily and I will have 1 week to spend some much needed time with Will (he won’t be going with us this year 🙁 ), visit with friends and pack for our month long trip to Portugal. (oct3-nov3)

I’m so excited to see my family, meet my cousin Ana’s baby Teresinha, be there for the birth of my brother and his girl friend’s first baby boy, eat my mom’s cooking and to go experience some autumn weather.

So, in the mean time, Lily and I will be spending our days at the beach making the most of this Miami summer.

Here is Lily busting out some yoga moves on the beach yesterday, she’s all about it lately.

How about you guys? Any special summer plans?

Hope you all have a super fun weekend!

Sintra

On wednesday we went to Sintra and I fell in love!

Monsaraz used to be my favorite place here in Portugal however, the number one slot has been taken over by Sintra.

What an AMAZING place!

The town itself is small and quaint with cute restaurants and antique shops.

It is so wonderfully green and hilly there. (Hayes and John, if you are reading this post, both Will and I have decided that this is the first place we will show you as soon as you step off the plane!)

And then there is the Palacio da Pena. (you know what amazes me? back in the 17th century they didn’t have the technology they have today and they built AMAZING things. today they build… well, crap!)

“I have never seen such opulence.” Will said. Well put Will, I agree.

The Palacio da Pena is where the King and Queen of Portugal used to spend their summers.

Oh to be a queen… I wouldn’t have minded a summer or two at the Palacio da Pena either….

(sorry but it’s another picture overload post, 57 to be exact. but then again, beautiful places = lots of pictures. 😉 there are only pictures of the outside of the Palacio da Pena because they didn’t allow pictures inside)

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Summer fashion week- day 5

Well, fashion week is over 🙁 . It was sooooooo much fun!

Not only was it a great opportunity to dress up but to also meet some new ladies who I would not have had the chance to meet through this blogging world.

So, I saved the best for last.

This is one of my favorite dresses.

I love the color combination, I love the fit, I love the fact that it has pockets (I love dresses with pockets) and I love the way it can easily be dressed up (in this case) or dressed down.

These were taken in our building’s courtyard. Everything is so green right now. I think it made the perfect background.

headband (it’s actually the belt for the dress, Missoni), earrings (vintage* Anthropologie)

dress (vintage* Missoni), clutch (vintage* GAP)

shoes (vintage* Marni, a gift from my friend Connie)

*You know what I mean when I say “vintage”. I mean I’ve owned for years. 😉

Summer fashion week- day 3

Lily and I went to our local supermarket (Publix) this morning to pick up some items we needed in the house.

So, that’s where we had our “summer fashion” photo shoot. (yes, people were looking at me like I was weird)

Here is some supermarket fashion for you! 😉

headband (vintage* Missoni), tank top (vintage* LNA)

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