After weeks and weeks of rain the sun is shining again and it got really hot over night.
I'm prepared with a new leopard print maxi dress and a big beach hat to protect me from the sun. Along with SPF 85. I am very pale and I would like to keep it that way since I love my porcelain complexion.
On my way from London to NY I stopped in Miami for a night.
My first time in Miami a year ago I stayed in Miami Beach and I wasn't too impressed with the area. Only because it's really for young single people who want to bar hop and party on the beach.. Not really my scene so I decided to stay in Coconut Grove, an area with a bunch of cute shops, restaurants and a marina for yachts.
The hotel itself was nice and clean. The only bad thing was that it was quite noisy at night, the door and the windows were definitely not soundproof.
There were lots of courtyards like this around the hotel
The rooftop bar was nice. It also had a pool and cabanas. Sorry I didn't take a photo!
Of course it rained most of the time I was there so I didn't get to walk around that much, but I definitely liked the area. Good for chilling out and not as tacky as Miami Beach.
Thankfully this year isn't as crazy on the wedding front as last year (we were invited to over 10 weddings in 2010). Only two weddings to go to in 2011. One in the spring and one in the fall.
I stopped in Miami on my way home from Europe and I had some time to go shopping and found this dress from Laundry by Shelli Segal.
It's perhaps a little too girly to my taste, but the color reminds me of blooming cherry trees and I've been dreaming about spring for months now so I think I will be wearing this to the wedding tomorrow.