Monday, January 30, 2012

Back From Miami

Hello world. I'm back to the real world after one week in Miami Beach with mom and sis.  Although it was nice to get away and relax, I was glad to be back home and back to routine.  As a city girl at heart, Miami is soooo not my scene but made the best of it anyway.

A few good things about Miami Beach:
  • Beautiful weather
  • Gorgeous beaches and calm turquoise waters
  • Art Deco district in South Beach
  • Views of the sunrise from our hotel

(Versace's Home turned into an expensive hotel) 

A few bad things:

  • Expensive!!!
  • No grocery store in the area
  • No restaurants near us
  • 2 mile walk to South Beach
  • After a week with a family member, well it can be maddening sometimes. :)
  • I've never seen so many Ferraris and Porsche's in one place at one time. Ugh!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Work Outfit and a Trip to the Mariinsky Ballet

I had a different outfit planned but ended up wearing this dress from Zara which fit me like a glove.  I wore this to work and then it was off to dinner and the Kennedy Center to see the Marinsky Ballets "Les Saison Russe" with 3 dances:  Chopinana, The Firebird, Scheherezade.

Last night I attended the famous Kennedy Center to see the Mariinksy Ballet perform Les Sylphides, Firebird, and Scheherezade.  The show was quite excellent although a bit too long at 3 hours and 2 intermission.  The show ended at 10:30 and by the time the shuttle dropped me off at the subway and then home it was 11:30. 

Pleaser forgive the bad Iphone photos.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

8 Years Ago Today...

11 years ago I met a man who was just another person in my life of many acquaintances.   Three years later in 2004,  I married that man.   He is my best friend, he is my Yin to my Yang,  he is the calmness to my madness, he is my everything.  I love you madly and with all my heart.  Happy 8th Anniversary !!

Pictures of us throughout the years.

His eyes are the window to his soul. I love those eyes.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What I've Been Up To, Etc.

Friday, I left work early because my BFF was coming over and I really didn't want to be at work. Since it was quite slow, I left 3 hours early and ended up going shopping only to return clothes I had purchased and didn't really need. Plus, the clothes didn't look right on me anyway. I saved $2XX and felt really good about the return. 

BFF finally came over, we had brick oven pizza place for dinner and 2 glasses of wine. This weather makes me want to eat delicious warm foods that just haven't been good on the waist line.  I did work out M, W, and F, ran 5 miles on Tu but that was it for my training. NOT GOOD especially since I am supposed to be training for that half marathon in March and should be running 5x a week.  I just want to finish at a decent time since this will be my first. 

Yesterday, I happened to pull out old photos and began sorting the photos which was a BIGGGG  mistake, but I pulled out old photos of me that I scanned to my computer. After 3 hours, my shoulders were hurting and I just got sick of looking at photos. I was in no mood to exercise and was lazy so I was on my computer all day.  I

Here's a photo of me in 7/4/ 1992 in Italy. Ah the good old days.  God, I can't believe how young I look.  Anyway, I'm so missing the Euro culture.  Need to take a trip some time soon.

My new obsession is a site called Pinterest and I've been posting on their site madly, plus I've been posting on another style site because I love fashion and clothes and shoes and bags and jewelry and so on and so on. I'm a girly girl and this is my artistic outlet.

Today, I decided to run and barely managed a 7 mile run. My calves are killing me from Friday's class and the run didn't help so I'm so stiff right now I can barely walk. I've stretched but I may have to take some Ibuprofen because that's how bad my calves hurt. I hope I'll be 
able to run my 3 miles tomorrow otherwise I'm so s(k)rewed. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Flashback Fridays - Imagination by Clan of Xymox

Looking back on the early 80s, I realize how much of the fashion is still around: short hair, buttoned up shirt, cropped pants, and cool pair of oxford style shoes.  I think I need to get back to my roots.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Looking Back: Highlights of 2011

I decided to post old photos of me throughout the year (for memories sake).


January - New Year's Day

Jamaica - SIL wedding

February - random winter outfit. My bangs were long.

March - Makeup makeover at the Clinique counte at NYC Macy's - Can you say she over did my make up too much?

April - Evening wedding reception. IPhone 4 gives you the white eye. Can't fix the problem unless you have Photoshop and I don't have Photoshop.

Palo Alto / San Francisco trip - at hotel
 Micheal's wedding

May - Boston trip visiting the sis

June - going to Jazz in the Garden


Can you say HOT STUUUFF....??? The guy from Lost (Boone) and Vampire Diaries. Gosh, I already forgot his name.

My first bike ride through DC sponsored by Bicycle Space

My first bikini... EVER!! 

My favorite Anthropologie t-shirt for the year, also seen in 2 commercials 


NYC across the Hudson on the  Jersey City side, NYC Century Tour

Touring NYC 

October - My .49 cent dress from Ross.

November - lots of concerts and bike rides and museums

November / December - parties, friends, babies and family


My mom and I

My hubby and I

 My brother and I

mom and me at my uncles house


The End.