Sunday, March 20, 2011

yoga. music. sunshine.

Yogis from across the country gathered at The Standard Miami Beach this weekend as part of the Wanderlust Festival.  My mom and I took part in some of the activities on Saturday and I made sure to bring my camera along. We started the day with Kula Flow yoga overlooking Miami's gorgeous bay. While on the wooden deck, you could feel the waves crashing while breathing in the ocean's scent. In between classes we indulged in a few healthy options on the menu including the egg white omelet and mediterranean platter and laid out by the heavenly infinity pool. Our last class of the day was taught by Keith Fox, a yoga instructor with two studios in Delray Beach. It was challenging, yet easy to follow and a fantastic workout. Here are some of the photos from the day; they were all edited with Picnik.

Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patty's Brickell Takeover

St. Patrick's Day completely took over Brickell last night. Waking up for working this morning was not in the least enjoyable...guess that's part of the holiday. We started at Tobacco Road which lucky for me is just steps away from my apartment. There was no way I was missing 20 food trucks in one place. The crowd slowly trickled in and by 10pm the place was slammed. We went from truck to truck ordering odds and ends from Dim Saam a Go Go's mouthwatering brussel sprouts to Jefe's flavorful fish tacos. One of my girlfriend's tried the Grilled Harvest from Ms Cheezious. When I asked her what she thought her response was "Is it an apple pie, is it a grilled cheese or is it both?" Translation: incredible.

Must say though, the truck that got the most rave reviews was CheeseMe. You'll see some pics below of my friends chowing down...that was in front of CheeseMe.  I did not try them but I heard the short rib sliders were out of this world.

After a good three hours of gorging on greasy food and filling up on green beer (which by the way Tobacco Road, $5 a pop is a little hefty, don't ya think) we rallied by Mary Brickell Village where the crowd was jamming to a fun U2 cover band.

All in all, great time! Good job Brickell. You definitely gave the Gables a run for its money.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"I Do" at Jungle Island

Our friends Alyssa & Stephen tied the knot this weekend at Jungle Island and the wedding was dazzling. The bride was stunning and the groom dashing. No detail was overlooked; from the pink and white rose and hydrangea center pieces to the 12-piece band. There were fireworks, ice sculptures, a baby kangaroo, caviar and fried mini doughnuts...this was just the start. Here are some of my favorite photos of the night.