Travel

Orlando Shenanigans

A week later, I’m finally getting the time to post about my recent trip to Orlando. One of my friends was visiting home from Chicago, where she currently lives, and we decided to make the short drive north to Orlando where one of my other friends lives with his fella.

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With a rad playlist ready to go, she and I hit the road Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, Nicki, Ron and I jumped headfirst into some liquor and shared the night catching up and then painting for a while. There was also a small, impromptu photo session with Ron’s huge clock.

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When Nicki and I first checked into La Hotel De Ron & Brad, Ron had gifts waiting for us in the guest bedroom. For me: Ron framed prints of a series of paintings he had done that are inspired by Harry Potter and the four house uniforms. So adorable! I can’t wait to hang them!

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Now, speaking of Harry Potter, Ron and Brad were able to arrange for us to explore the new section of The Wizarding World at Universal, Diagon Alley, on Tuesday. That post is set for tomorrow so check back to take a peek at my first time visiting Diagon Alley! -yes, I cried.

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Tuesday night, we all enjoyed some good wine followed by a fun evening at Universal’s City Walk. We had dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margarittaville (which was actually quite disappointing) and then drank and sang karaoke with a live band at Rising Star. A fantastic couple of days with a couple of fantastic people.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

 

PS – Last night, my sister and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy. I thought it was amazing! I really loved it. (I went into it knowing next to nothing about the comics though.) I didn’t even think Zoe Saldana was as horrible as she usually is compared to Amy-Stupid-Pond’s desperate reach at acting. I didn’t even believe her when she was just standing there. On a sexy note: when did Andy Dwyer get so ripped and dreamy? And, of course, I’d be remiss not to mention Mr. Sexy-face Pie Man as Super Douche.

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Last Night :: South Beach, Miami

Yesterday, the whole crew from the bar attended “The Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer”; and by “The Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer” I really mean a wine expo at The Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fl.

After an afternoon of wine, cheese and meat tasting (I know my job super sucks…) we headed south to South Beach for a night of bar hopping.

We stayed at what just might be the most adorable hotel I’ve ever seen, The Freehand Hostel. We got an 8 bed “dorm” for our whole group with two full bathrooms that only we had access to. The attached bar, The Broken Shaker, is absolutely gorgeous! (I wish I took photos.)

We hopped around to many fantastic spots as well as some less than places. It was an incredible evening full of tasty (and expensive) cocktails and some quality work-family bonding!

I can’t wait to go back to The Freehand and Broken Shaker!!

Thanks for reading!
Love, GK

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The Freedhand, Miami

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Poolside at The Freehand. So cute!

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One of our stops was The Delano Hotel. I want to go back so bad!

And here’s what I wore:

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Dark Skinnies, Cobalt Blue lace-side top, blue ankle strap flats, (dainty) gold handcuffs necklace, diamond stud earrings. (Also my emerald green Steve Madden purse. *new!!! Just bought it!!*)

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Emerald Green Steve Madden Purse and Gray and Black Steve Madden Weekender Bag.

2012 Adventures and Excursions!

So the boyfriend and I scrapped our plans of going to Comic Con this year.

Instead, we decided we missed our friends and will be taking several trips this year: Memphis Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and New York!!!!

I love these people that we will be visiting and would much rather see them. There’s always next year for Comic Con… Besides, I’ll have fun wearing my female versions of various Doctor Who costumes anyway!!! Which reminds me, I need to post pics of my creations!!!!

Back to Normal & Outlet Shopping!

The Orlando Trip went very well! I was really nervous before hand and through out most of the trip, but it went well.

One of our nights in town, my coworkers and I decided to visit Downtown Disney. The people watching and window shopping were excellent. Having lived in Orlando, I was no stranger to Downtown Disney but it’s still fun every time.

Daily Threads: White Shorts, White Cami,
Blue and White Polkadot sheer tank


Leopard Print bag by Bueno


Blue and White Polkadot Flats.

If you’ve never been, Downtown Disney is home to a lot of excellent restaurants and one of my favorite venues, The Orlando House of Blues.

On our last night in town, one of my coworkers and I hit up the Orlando Premium Outlets which were located right next to our hotel (win!). I fed my Lucky Brand addiction with some awesome finds as well as a few other great deals.

Lucky Brand Jeans
American Eagle
 
Icing Accessories
I’m glad to be back home. It’s hard for me to relax anywhere other than home. Plus, now I’m home with some great additions to my wardrobe.