Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.

24 Mar

Less than 24 hours ago, I was in the scorching sun of south Florida. Current temperature in Washington, DC: 27F. Forgive me if I’m less than impressed.

Things in Miami started off as you would imagine– we hit the gym, spa, and pool immediately upon arrival.


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photo 3-2It was all fun and games until people started standing on their heads:

photo 4-1And once we realized our girl Mimi and her hubs Nick Cannon were in town… it was ON (in a rude turn of events, Mariah never tweeted us back. Humph.)

photo 5-1We got all gussied up and headed to Katsuya for an amazing sushi dinner

photo 3-3 photo 5-2Amazingly, KPMGKef was in town as well, so she met up with us at the Delano and schooled us on how to take a selfie.

photo 1-3But we think there’s something about the wrist of a 23 year old that makes selfies so good… so we resorted to asking the bartender to take a shot

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Yes, I know my Spanx are showing. No, I’m not going to edit them out.

Another 12 hours and thousands of glasses of bubbly later, it was time for QueijoKef’s parents (CrashKef and SpritzKef) to collect us from Miami and head on to our next destination: Joe’s Stone Crab.

photo-88 photo 3-1We wasted no time getting down with some stone crab, sauteed mushrooms, and lobster mac & cheese.

photo 4 photo 5 photo 1-5Let’s take a break here for just a second to give some much-deserved high praise for Crash & Spritz Kef… they are just about the most amazing hosts on the face of this planet. Queijo and I last visited them together when they were holding court in Rio, and they have only become more warm, welcoming, and fun in the last 7 years. A HUGE thank you to my hosts!

photo 2-1 photo 1-6By Saturday we had a singular goal: get Crash to the couch at Palodar with a mojito in hand by sunset. Challenge accepted.

… but not without some stops along the way.

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People watching from the Surf Club at Fort Lauderdale beach. Prisoner transport not pictured.


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SpritzKef knows my heart–she made sure to point out that the Whole Foods was there in the distance!

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If anybody needs a straw, we have extra!

Driving home, we paid homage to our Québécois friends

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Mangez. Sommeil. Rave. Répétez.

And then, as quickly as it started, the Suspicious Minds dance party of 2014 was over. Per usual, Queijo and I ended up nestled in the bosom of a very grounding floor.


Here’s the thing (and there’s ALWAYS a thing…)

Back to the real world and the real blog tomorrow– thanks to QueijoKef, SpritzKef, and CrashKef for an amazing weekend!










One Response to “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.”


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