Try to book a hotel in South Beach at the last minute during Boat Show weekend. Very painful for someone like myself that hates searching for the best deals. With no more SOBE hookups I had to bite the expensive bullet. Through Hotels.com I found Lords South Beach on 11th Street and Collins Ave. I booked it because it was one of the cheaper boutique hotels and the yellow and white colors just popped right off my computer screen.
I really wanted Dionne to have an authentic South Beach experience. When we arrived we were greeted by a very cute bellman. The reservationist said “Welcome to the Gay Hotel”! Then I read our room key, see attached pic. Dionne and I laughed that we were officially a pseudo lesbian couple for the weekend! Next, we were delightfully given free drink tickets (we had Mojitos of course) and a free steam at the local Equinox gym. The lobby was artfully chic and so very SOBE art deco. Dionne was thrilled beyond belief. I was happy to have kicked her birthday off right.
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Nicolita The crazy “Dos Negritas” as Dionne and I refer to ourselves, drove down to South Beach but not before I made her some pancakes. She’s absolutely obsessed with this American fare! We arrived around 3pm, too early to check in to our hotel so we head to the Hernandez family for a quick visit. … Continue reading
Nicolita January 28, 2012
I can’t begin to describe how proud I am of my “little green thumb”! Finally after a year and a half of trial and mostly error in my garden I have some beautiful peppers to show for it. These were peppers grown from seeds that I took out of a pepper that I had purchased. The maturation time is long. My babies are several months old. I am determined to grow my own red bell peppers because at $1.00 a piece that’s just madness.
January 15, 2012
Of course I watched the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards! I’m so “gaga gaga” for award show fashion. Time out, I need to rant; what the hell was up with the “dust ball” colored gowns? I truly felt tortured watching these beautiful women show up in gowns the color of things that collect in the dark corners of my rooms. What stylists gave such hideous advice?! Ranting over; I’m keeping this positive by focusing on my top 5 favorites. Divine ladies, divine!
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Nicolita January 15, 2012 Yesterday Summer and I went to check out the Dunedin Arts & Crafts Festival. In general I love strolling and looking at art, especially photography. I’m always blown away by how talented and crafty people can be. Although it was too crowded for my taste, the weather was so delightful it … Continue reading
I don’t know why I’m drawn to the metaphysical except that I’ve always been comfortable with the idea of consulting a psychic, tarot reader, and numerologist. I haven’t had a decent reading since 2008 when the last psychic told me I’d be with a German guy, to which I responded “Never gonna happen!”. Yet here I sit married to a guy straight from Deutschland. Today I went to my first Psychic Fair at the Temple of Love and Healing in St. Petersburg. It was very interesting in that I got to meet with 3 readers for 15 minutes each for $25. Each of the women had great energy and told me things that made me see some of the possibilities for my near future. I have lots to ponder and while no one can tell me exactly how it’s going to go I’ll always be open to the possibilities of new insight.
Nicolita January 22, 2012
One of the things I miss about living in, what I call “cities with a throbbing heartbeat” like New York and Los Angeles are the tucked away eclectic cafés. Cafés where you can hang for hours talking shit with your friends, reading a good book, or people watching while your pretending to write a screenplay.
I’ve been in Clearwater for several years and so far I’ve found one, thanks to Summer. I love chilling out at the Cabana Café in Dunedin. It’s small, intimate, and tucked away on a side street with reduced traffic. Inside is so colorful your energy is lifted without a choice. Cabana is filled with Mexican Day of the Dead artisan work along with the local designers jewelry and crafts. I’ve said all this to really say, it’s a lovely place where I can sigh deeply and clear my head, while talking shit with a friend.