“Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Miami, uh, uh
Southbeach bringing the heat, uh
Haha, can ya’ll feel that
Can ya’ll feel that
Jig it out, uh”
I felt it only fitting to begin our series on our Miami trip with the brilliant lyrical stylings of Will Smith. I mean does it get any more descriptive than that opening? To fully get in the mood, listen here. I had to chuckle when our friend Adam, emailed to see how our trip was and included the video in his email. Oh man…time-warp back to the year I graduated COLLEGE!!! 1998 for you not savvy with Mr. Smith’s hits.
So let’s get to the teaser first before we dive into the Portnoy family album.
We are super duper pumped to share Michele and Kenley’s wedidng with you all. But as traveling for almost a week would have it….there are a million logistical duties requiring our time and attention first. To appease your ravenous appetites for spring loveliness….take a bite out of these gems.
The STUNNING Michele.
There is more where that came from. Check back in a few days for a full report.
On to some highlights from our trip. We built in two extra days to relax and recuperate from traveling. I’m gonna say it. As beautiful as Miami is, it is not a fit for our interests. I know…gasp….we are not “party till the break of dawn” people which is definitely the theme of this city. Although I could laze away my days on the beach reading….Ryan, being all Irish and such…prefers to keep the sun to a minimal. We had some excellent recommendations (Thank you Crystal!) for food and places to site see, so that took up most of our time. It was SOOOOO nice not to have a laptop in our faces or kids tugging on us. We could come and go as we pleased, totally awesome!
After being in the city for about an hour we headed to an amazing Haitian restaurant called Tap Tap. I was very proud of Ryan for spreading his palette wings and trying new things. Both of us were pleased with our dishes. I ate everything but the plate. I also indulged in Zagat’s #1 rated Mojito in Miami….YUM!
Deep in thought or filming a Cymbalta commercial…you be the judge.
We did walk on the beach.
Took in the Art Deco district.
Picked up the kids some cheap stuff. We indulged Bennett’s fascination for cars.
Speaking of cars…how was this for a rental upgrade? PEEEEEIMP! I am currently obsessed with the new intelligent cars, check it out at intelligentcarleasing.com; however, I still love to hire the North Coast Limousine to feel fancy once in a while.
We even snuck in an afternoon matinee of Alice and Wonderland in 3D….MATINEE on a Saturday people…we were living LARGE!!!!
Hit up Anthropologie….deep breath. Scored fuchsia tights on sale and an adorable dish towel. (we were over our weight limit on our luggage. Literally and figuratively could not afford to buy anything). I would love to do a photo shoot in Anthropologie, detail heaven.
Our last night we indulged in some Cuban food.
Empanadas!!! That tasty delight on the right was a steak, avocado, and roasted potato salad. Oh yeah, I had a food baby going after the last bite. Jeans were a bad idea.
So there you have it. A couple snippets into our long weekend in Miami. Nothing earth shattering but good none the less. Adios!