Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CSI: MIami

Translation: Could Shelia have Ice? :) It was hot!

Hi Dear Ones! I just couldn't help myself! As promised, I'll be showing you some photos of our stay in Miami. More mosaics. I'm loving this stuff! Thank you, thank you Laurie for telling me how to do this. Some of you have asked how to make these cool mosaics... just click here and it will take you to the right post for the tutorial by Laurie! This is fun and it's so easy!

Well, Dear Ones, we stayed at the Fontainebleau Hotel. This is an oldie that was built in the 1950s and was considered the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach and all the rich and famous ones graced its structure. After a few years it fell into disrepair. But, it has been restored and has come back to life in all of it's gloriness! This beautiful facility was home to many a movie set: Goldfinger, A Hole in the Head, The Bellboy, Scarface, Police Academy 5, and Bodyguard just to name a few.


I must show you our suite we stayed in. Just so lovely! First of all, I want you to know I would never boast, but I am just so very thankful we get to enjoy these wonderful places! So please know I'm just as thrilled as a kid in a candy shop to be here! :)
You can see the lovely wall color as you walk the entry. Then a little powder room with a gorgeous black vanity. Yes, this place had a beautiful little kitchen and a washer/dryer combo! No, no, I didn't wash any clothes, but maybe I should have!


Here's looking from the kitchen into the little dining area and living room overlooking the ocean. Lovely cool blues and browns - very soothing. Just so you'll know - these pillows were wonderful and we didn't have to order up ten! :) The master bath was great and also lovely ~ a shower for Mr. Precious and a nice bubble tubbie for me! We were sent some delish chocolate covered strawbabies and some H2O! Four strawbabies for me and two for Mr. Precious. They arrived before he did, so I went to town. I'm sure you understand! :)

The reason for all this spaciousness is that this is really a condo owned by someone and when they are not in residence the hotel rents it for them.


We attended a dinner and a show one evening. No, I didn't wear two outfits, just poked these two photos in here. The entertainment were three guys impersonating the singing part of the Rat Pack! Remember those guys? Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.? The other two were Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Anyways, these guy sang and really did have the actions of the passed on ones down to a tee! Loved it!


Now you know how I love to eat and I just wanted to share some glorious food shots with you! The photo on the bottom right hand corner was my tiny lunch ~ fish and chips ~ I just loved how it was served!

Oh, I almost forgot! This is still a place for the rich and famous to come. As I'm chewing on my tiny fish and chips, guessed who walked into the restaurant? Robert Duvall! Yes, he did! He had on a cap and was playing it cool. He was all alone and sat at a table near us. I didn't snap a picture of him or anything. The night before I heard someone went up to him after seeing him in the lobby and asked if they could take their picture with him. He said, "No thank you, honey!" So he just wanted to be left alone! That ole stinker! :)
Some food stations from our dinner! Doesn't this make your tiny mouth water? Look at the seafood and the individual molten cakes just waiting to be filled with chocolate and vanilla creams! Yummy!


One night we went to Bongos ~ a Cuban Cafe owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan! Oh, wouldn't it have been a hoot if she had been there? But no no Nannette, she wasn't. But the food was good, don't think I've ever had Cuban food before and the entertainment was bumpy and loud!! Just what you'd expect! :) "Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga..."



Some beautiful florals I snapped!


You must be very careful when you take a little trip to the Everglades!!! There are very scarey creatures out there just waiting to gobble you up! I zoomed, I promise, I didn't get too close! Yikes!! (See? I'm getting good at these mosaics! Just kidding :P


Mr. Precious and I standing tall ~ about 14 stories up tall and a beautiful sunrise photo and a night time photo. As you can see, I can't take night time photos very well, but loved the cool look of the lights streaming from my Oops photo!

Well, hope I haven't bored you too much with my little travels. I have one more post to show you tomorrow. We took a little trip to Boca Raton and to Palm Beach. I'll have some lovelinesses to show you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Conga

Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer

Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it til you tried it, do that conga beat

Everbody gather round now
Let your body feel the heat
Don't you worry if you cant dance;
Let the music move your feet

It's the rhythm of the island, and like the sugar cane so sweet
If you want to do the conga, you've got to listen to the beat

Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it til you tried it, do that conga beat

Feel the fire of desire, as you dance the night away
cause tonight were gonna party, til we see the break of day

Better get yourself together, and hold on to what you've got
Once the music hits your system, there's no way your gonna stop

Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
I know you can't control yourself any longer
Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger
Don't you fight it til you tried it, do that conga beat

Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
~sung by Gloria Estefan