Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On Miami Beach

This is Miami Beach and I would say, the water is really beautiful. I like it when the crowd is not overwhelming. This beach is one of the most crowded beaches in the States. Tourists flocked Miami Beach because of the clear blue water and the white sandy beaches. This is a typical Friday afternoon. There are people but, not crowded which is really nice to hang out. The weather is tolerable since it was almost sundown.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Using a Comfortable Baby Carrier

We were traveling to Port Canaveral the other day to watch the cruise ships sail away to their destinations. I was busy taking pictures when I noticed a young woman stood beside me carrying a beautiful baby on a stylish baby carrier. She looks really radiant especially with that ring sling styled baby carrier and I could tell that the baby was comfortable as she was smiling at me and mumbling.

The mother was taking pictures as well for both of her hands were free to do anything since the baby was comfortably secured on the carrier. Aside from that, I also noticed that the fabric of the baby carrier matched with moms' dashing ensemble. Baby carriers are not awkward to use for it justify style and fashion for mommies.

I think it is genius to use a baby carrier when moms plan to go out. Both moms and babies will be comfortable and even daddies can use the baby carriers as well. In fact, when she went to the bathroom, the daddy holds the baby by adjusting the baby carrier to his body. They are young couple and I could tell that they both happy sharing the responsibilities.

For new parents out there, do you use baby carriers? What is your preference? In choosing yours, you might consider using a fabric which is comfortable and fashionable so; you will still look glam and the baby enjoys the comfort.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cocoa Beach Before Tropical Storm Isaac

When Floridians are bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac, hubby and I decided to check out the waves in Cocoa Beach. Eventhough we are not a direct hit, the waves in Cocoa Beach are bigger and we felt the strength of the storm. Cocoa Beach is located on the East Coast of Florida while the cone of the tropical storm Isaac is heading towards the Gulf Coast.When we arrived Cocoa Beach Pier, the parking was free of charge. For a typical Sunday afternoon, Cocoa Beach should be crowded with people, surfers, para gliders and jam packed with tourists. Today, there's few of us.Most people are just watching the waves and there are few surfers on the beach taking advantage of the big waves not minding the risks.The waters are rough but, no rain yet. We heard that by this time, 6,000 residents lost their electricity and it was a bit scary because TS Isaac is not in the US territory yet.Here's my hubby enjoying the sight of the surfers below. There was one brave paraglider also who was already far out from the shore.The picture above is the view of the shoreline of Cocoa Beach.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Silver Mime in New Orleans

When we live in Mississippi, my husband and I would go to New Orleans and hang out in Cafe' du Monde for a good coffee break. Then, we stroll down the French Quarter and silver mime like the picture below is everywhere in the area. At first glance, you would think that they are statues. When you look at them again, you will realized that they are street performers. I would say, they are really good in their profession.They do not beg money but, you are urge to give a donation hehehe. That is their way of living so; be kind to them if you happen to see them in the streets. If you travel to Louisiana, your visit will only be completed if you take the time to check out French Quarter which is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. Plan a travel to Louisiana any time soon. If you love crowded places, visit New Orleans on Mardi Gras season. Party, fun, music, dancing and parades are overwhelming. Check it out.

Elegant Bathroom Accessories

Since September of last year, my husband and I were scouting for a new house. According to our realtor, we checked out 49 properties and bid 8 of them. We were outbid by buyers who spent higher amount than we did. It was a sleepless house hunting activity especially when we found the house with all the property features that we want.

It was only this April that we finally bought a house and thanks to our hard working realtor, we moved in to our new home after two weeks. It has an attached garage, has a good size laundry room, a functional kitchen area with dining space and a decent living room considering we are only two in the household.

We have three standard bedrooms and we used one for an office. There are two bathrooms which have an outdated bath tub and bathroom fixtures. Hubby and I are planning to remodel the bathrooms because the lay out is not functional and lack of storage area. The vanity is so tiny and does not hold much of the accessories.

One bathroom has a standing shower which was remodeled few months back and we like it. The bathroom has a pedestal sink which I am not a fan and no storage area. Despite of these imperfections, we are happy with our new home. Our next biggest project is to remodel both bathrooms and make it functional with contemporary designs. We want it sophisticated, using elegant and premium bathroom accessories; just like the brands from Waterworks.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Race Trac Brewed Coffee

When we live in Orlando, I always check for my Race Trac coupons inserted in the daily newspaper. I tell you, their coffee is really good and I enjoyed it even more because it is free. I miss it. Since we moved to Cocoa Beach, I do not see any Race Trac coupons anymore even though, they have Race Trac gas stations here.I just miss those moments when my hubby gas our car and I would go in and get my free coffee and free dougnuts. When we have road trip to Saint Augustine, Race Trac coffee and doughnut coupons save my hungry stomach (wink)! Free is always good.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bayfront Park at Biscayne Blvd in Miami Florida

I took this picture from our room at the 24th Floor of Intercontinental Hotel in Miami last July. I had an appointment at German Consulate and this hotel is just walking distance so; we decided to stay here for a night. I like the view of the streets and the tall buildings. This hotel is located next to Bayfront Park. Just walking distance is the Bayside Market which is tourist favorite as well as the hang out of locals. If you love food, music, entertainment from a live band and shopping then, this area is a good place to check out.The picture below is a beautiful fountain at Bayfront Park. If you are here, you will enjoy the amazing view of the Bay. This is a play sculpture in the park intended for children. It is located next to the playground and Pavillion and all of these amazing features in the park were donated by Lee and Tina Hills.The play sculpture shows huge waves with manatee, dolphin and a turtle which are typical in the waters of Miami.If you visit Miami and have kids, check out this park. The playground has bouncers, slides, pirate ship, and more. Your child will surely like to play in this park.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beautiful Beaches in Miami

If you are the type of person who loves the outdoor and enjoys the beach; who likes to blend in with the crowd; who loves to party; enjoys a buzzing city life then, you will appreciate Miami Beach. This place is a coastal resort city and the beaches are really beautiful and you can actually tell by looking at the pictures below that this place is indeed gorgeous!Miami Beach has residential areas with their own private docks. You've seen some mansions featured in TV right? Well, these mansions are located in Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Star Island, Venetian Islands and more. These places are gated communities and if you use your google map, you will see these beautiful places.On this day, there were few people on this particular beach. Some areas are jam packed with tourists. If you want to see people in their bikinis, visit Miami and you will enjoy the sight. Such a gorgeous day huh?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bayside Marketplace Miami

Planning to visit in Downtown Miami? You should check out Bayside Marketplace which is located along Biscayne Boulevard and Port Boulevard where dining, shopping and entertainment is just around the corner.If you are looking for Restaurants, check out : Hooter's, Chili's, Hard Rock Cafe', Lombardi's Ristorante, Sharkey's, Starbuck's, Subway's and many more.

Planning to shop for shoes, jewelry, technology and electronics, beauty, toy's and specialty stores? You can check out : Victoria's Secret, Toy Factory, Skechers, Kids Foot Locker, Guess, GAP, Enigma, Disney Store, Crocs, Clarks, Champ's Sport, and more.

If you love this kinda crowd, you will enjoy this place. Food, music and fun is all here.

Looking for a hotel to stay? Check out Intercontinental Hotel and make sure you book your room online and make sure you check your room preferences. The hotel is walking distance and it is a cozy place. If you do not mind the price, I recommend that you stay in this hotel.

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