This Summer continues to be filled with margaritas, travel, baseball, and SO MUCH FOOD. I’ve felt so blessed to be able to take a lot of weekend trips among my long work weeks. The photos below capture a number of the moments of several journeys to Miami, North & SC.
You can even have a look at my Trip Consultant profile to check out a number of the places I’ve stayed. I need to get better about researching the restaurants I’ve eaten at. That’s on my to accomplish list next!
I LOVE margaritas. They are hands down the best drink and what better spot to appreciate them then beautiful, sunny Miami?! I was in Miami for a vacation to the BlogHer food conference wayyy back in May. Our trip was actually diverted to Fort Myers for a couple hours to due a tornado IN THE MIAMI AIRPORT.
Every thing ended up being good, but we were kept on the runway for hours! I remember leaving Minneapolis around 10am and not arriving in Miami until 9pm. Thus, a margarita was required.
Next up! THE MEALS. Miami is known because of their amazing food and I had not been disappointed. I took complete advantage of taking pleasure in everything Hispanic inspired including big bowls of guac, plantain potato chips, and AMAZING RICE.
Surprisingly I exercised everyday during my trip. The downtown Hilton Miami had a good workout center and we walked nearly everywhere we went, too!
This was just a little appetizer selection from a party with Stitch Fix ! We munched on mushroom bruschetta, wine, parmesan cheese, and amazing bacon covered fig. AGAIN, a lot food.
Right here was the view from my accommodation. It was very humid outside, but everything I adored.
Meet my consuming partner in crime, Maegan ! We actually ate everything we could in Miami, purchasing a little bit at every bakery and restaurant we went.
One evening we decided to walk from downtown to Southern Beach to eat dinner at one of Jose Andres’ restaurants. I think it was around three miles along with a little bit frightening, but we needed the exercise! After all just take a look at what we were eating…
Sticky buns. Coconut Wedding cake Shakes. Cookies.
I think my favorite was most likely the coconut wedding cake shake. It had been completely delicious and I adored the raspberry that was included with it.
Then there were these AMAZING cookies that Meagan just needed to get and undoubtedly, I had fashioned to take a couple of bites.
The one with coconut, pecans and chocolates was absolutely fabulous. But I literally had to avoid after two bites. I simply couldn’t eat any more.
Following a few fun days in Miami, I jetsetted over to NEW YORK for a brief weekend with Tony.
Better still than all the food on the planet.
I love having the ability to see him pitch. It in fact keeps me interested in baseball. He actually got moved up to new group this week, that is extremely fascinating! I’m so proud of him.
Of course following a short trip to see him, it’s back on another trip in the wee hours of Monday morning hours so I could get back to my regular job.
I wasn’t back Minneapolis for too much longer before I needed another trip planned back. That one was a genuine vacation!
Tony and I planned a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. I had by no means been to South Carolina, but I used to be SO excited to lay over the beach and just relax.
Ps. if you’re ever in the Minneapolis airport, eat at French Meadow! Their organic breakfasts are AMAZING.
Tony picked me up from your Charlotte airport terminal and we drove roughly three hours to Myrtle Seaside. We stayed at a hotel near Broadway, a place where all of the nightlife was. It had been an excellent 20 minute walk to the beach, but I love walking so I didn’t mind.
After we arrived, it had been glorious. The beach was gorgeous with soft, warm sand and a salty ocean air flow.
Just what I needed.
We spent the majority of our days enjoying cocktails and going swimming. Myrtle Beach actually doesn’t have that great of meals, so I wasn’t that impressed with the restaurants. We simply were happy to have the ability to forget about baseball and work for a little bit. Sometimes you just need a small travel to reflect, you know?
At night, we went out with one of Tony’s teammates who also been in Myrtle Seaside with his girlfriend. Every night we stayed out late and danced the night time away.
If you’re in Myrtle Beach, you might browse the ferris wheel overlooking the sea. I didn’t get a chance to accomplish it, but believe it would have been fun!
I wish I had been back that perfect weather right now.
After our visit to Myrtle, we drove back again to NEW YORK where I proceeded to BAKE ALL THE COOKIES. Because that’s precisely what I do.
I also got to see Tony pitch for the 4th of July.
And watched him eat a significant amount of food.
We planned a date night time in because we were fed up with spending money and because we love cooking jointly; it’s fun to taste test, drink wine and disagree on how much does a pig feet weight things should be made.
I really wanted to produce The Pioneer Woman’s Baked Ziti , but with a healthy makeover. I actually think it’s one of the best italian meals I’ve ever made myself and highly recommend it.
Here is it entering the oven. I’ve no idea why my muscle tissues look therefore jacked, but I’ll consider it.
The finished dish was amazing. We combined it using a part salad and garlic clove bread. I felt good about working 5 miles that day.
Cause the very next day I ate two of these cookies AND THEY WERE GLORIOUS.
Then I got back on another airplane to Minneapolis.
I hope you enjoyed some of my travel escapades. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for more travel fun. xo!