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Birthday Week, Finally 21!

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November 8th, 2017, was the day I finally turned 21! I had such a great time with Leisha, as she made my entire night, and day so much better. We stayed at the Grand Beach Hotel, which was pretty nice. We had a nice sized room with a beautiful view. Take a look.

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The view was breathtaking! We’re friendly balcony viewers. Spent a lot of time up there at night, chilling, talking and bonding.

 

Slightly was feeling myself, the bathroom in our room was marvelous. We took so many photos here as well!

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After spending sometime, relaxing at the hotel, we went out for dinner at Lola’s Restaurant & Grill! This restaurant was by far the best we’ve ever been to. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves! How great was that?! Our waiter was very polite, and patient with us. Prior to our arrival at the restaurant, the host was so nice to ask us if we wanted pictures, and that is how we got this picture.

Below was what Leisha ordered. She ordered the Fettuccine Carbonara! She rated her dish a 10/10.

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And I ordered the Herb Lemon Butter Atlantic Salmon. My dish was super delicious, I rated it a 10/10,

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We left the restaurant, super satisfied, happy tummy’s, and cute pictures! We got the host to capture our moments.

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We ended our night chilling on our balcony, with Mary Jane ;). It was such a lovely night. The bed felt amazing once we jumped in. Had the best sleep ever.

The next morning we went out on the beach, which was behind the hotel we were staying at.

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It was such a relaxing morning! The weather was perfect. The ocean waves sounded soothing.

After staying at the hotel, because we only stayed one night, we checked out, and continued our day!

We were suppose to have some brunch at Bird & Bone restaurant but they didn’t have much options to choose from and were a bit pricey. So we searched what was close by and found The Tavern at Hotel Croydon. Their fries were really good! We both enjoyed our burgers as well. 8/10 we’d say.

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We visited Lincoln Road to check out some of the shops they had there. We found a candy shop: Dylan’s Candy Bar, and a mini book store: Books & Books. Dylan’s Candy Bar, had all sorts of candy.. from old school to new school. The book store had neat readings, and everyone’s old time favorite “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”!

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We started a collection of photobooth pictures recently… so this was our addition to it! Taken in the photobooth at Dylan’s Candy Shop.

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After some time of exploring on Lincoln Road, we started to crave something sweet; ice cream, sorbet, gelatos.. SOMETHING. We ran into Gelateria 4D! Yum. This was exactly what we needed. The flavors I got were, mango and strawberry. Leisha got strawberry, and lemon. Both were delicious, and satisfying.

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Finally after a long continuous day of celebrating my 21st, we ended the evening with Painting With A Twist in the Coral Gables location. Our painting instructor for the night Chandra, was SUPER GREAT. She was very cool, easy to talk to if questions were asked, and made it fun to create! I ended up going home with two art pieces, one that I created, and the other was given to me by the instructor! It was because my birthday was the day before (the 8th). I was super surprised, and blessed because, when we had first gotten there, I was eyeing the piece, thinking to myself how dope it was. It was like a lowkey manifestation!

We will have the Birthday Vlog up soon, hopefully before December ahah. Things have been hectic this month!

Overall I had such a wonderful birthday. The best birthday I’ve ever had. Thanks to my girlfriend Leisha, and everyone who had wished me a happy birthday. #MoreLife

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Chuck Wagon Restaurant

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The day after our Fontainbleu get away, we were craving breakfast, and looked up the nearest place that we haven’t tried before. Up came Chuck Wagon!

The food was really good! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, not so much of Leisha’s but she enjoyed her meal. Below here, was Leisha’s perspective.

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The service was good. Although everyone in there that was seated looked like they voted for Trump haha. Overall we rate this place a 7/10!

11.05.17

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Fontainbleu + Club Space

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My girl and I were invited to my RODs (ride or die) birthday ghetty at the Fontainbleu Hotel. The hotel was super nice, and luxurious. The balcony view my friend had was sweet. A nice view of the resort itself.

Some faded pictures and selfies of the night. Swear we had the best time! And this was before the club we went to.

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One more picture of the view before the rest of the fun we had! At this point we had 10 jello shots, 1 shot of rum and had a little Mary Jane. We were LIT. Haha. My BFF’s boss got us all an uber to Club Space. And it was on from there.

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Soo I don’t know if it was just this night but Club Space was not as lit as expected. I heard so much hype about it, but that night, the DJ’s just weren’t that great. But since we had each other and we were both lit, it ended up being such a fun zooted night.

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11.04.17

 

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South Beach Talks + TaquizaTacos!

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On Sunday 4pm, Marianda took over Miami Beach, South Beach, Ocean Drive, you name it, we were there and poppin. We were in the area because I (Amanda) had a photoshoot booked with a very talented photographer. He goes by the name of @its_holes on Instagram. He knows exactly what a person is looking for, and has a keen eye for dope concepts. Check out his work on his profile below!

We were so happy with all of our photos, now we we’re stocked, and got photos for days for our instagram HAHA.

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This photo above was taken in front of The Webster. I noted James (its_holes) that I wanted a photo in front of a vintage car. Guessing these two cars are always in front of this store.

We will basically be posting all of our photos from this shoot on our instagram so be sure to follow us @la.marianda. Dig our outfits? I actually dressed head to toe in Asos clothing.

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After a smooth shoot with him, Leisha and I decided to do a VLOG 6. South Beach Talks. In this vlog we are just soaking in the beautiful South Beach environment, and we basically start talking a little bit about society, and how people judge the most simplest act. A simple act such as two girls, or two guys holding hands. Why are heads turning so much, and on top just mad stares.. not even genuine smiles. We’re in 2017 and people (us included) still deal with close-minded people upon the LGBT community. We also included our eating destination which was at Taquiza! So take a look at our vlog here: South Beach Talks w/ Marianda, just a bit fun, motivation, and yummy places to eat from us!

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Taquiza Tacos was our final destination of the day, we were starved! The place is kind of hidden, it’s right below HI-Miami Beach Hostel, so if you guys decide to check this lil place out, be on the look out!

We were so glad that we checked this place out, because man, these tacos were phenomenal. The vision was quite unique, the color of the tortilla was a blackish-dark-brownish color. Something we’ve both never seen before so it was appealing, didn’t stop us from eating.

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The environment was small because it’s outside, but it was still pretty cool. If there’s not a lot of people, we’d say its a great place to sit and enjoy delicious mouth watering tacos. Again check out our vlog 6, for an actual footage of Taquiza’s little lounge outside of South Beach.

Also s/o to Taquiza for their amazing tacos! We give a 10/10 and will definitely be back again.

Eat your veggies. 🌽#MeatlessMonday #MásMasa

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10.29.17

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Hooters

For the longest time we talked about going to Hooters for their wings, and we finally came through! We went to the hooters on miracle way. The service was good and our waitress was very nice.

We ordered the 20 piece wings, half BBQ & half medium, along with a side of curly fries with nacho cheese sauce. The nacho cheese sauce was BOMB.

The wings were absolutely delicious, my favorite was the medium. Leisha’s likes the BBQ best. Overall we rate this place a 9/10!

10.29.17

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S’mores and Kittens

In this vlog, we basically were craving s’mores, and we have been for a while so we decided to make some “Homestead Style” haha. Watch our video on how we got our s’mores done. At the end of our day, after having s’mores, we gave Leisha’s kittens their first bath.

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10.13.17

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Arg arg! Captain’s Tavern!

Wow so this place was super hidden on the way. There’s no way somebody that hasn’t gone there before would’ve gotten there on their first try. I had to make two U turns for us to get there ahaha. But hey Captain Taverns, we made it.

So the environment was pretty nice, very pirate like/ boat like. The vibe was cool. Most importantly, the seats we got were decent and away from a lot of the people that were there.

As always, we took a long time to decide what we wanted to order, although we knew that we wanted to try their crab legs! We both wanted to order something different so we could taste each other’s dishes lol.

So finally we got to order, I ordered the King crab legs with a side of baked potato, and Leisha ordered the rib eye with a side of onion rings and fries.

The place seems like it’s very good for 21+

Finally our food came and for the price, I wouldn’t say it was bad at all, portion wise. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! Very much enjoyed it. Everything was good, although Leisha’s steak wasn’t well done as asked, but it was still good. They state in their menu that they’re not responsible for the steaks they make.. hm but we let that slide.

Not to mention the dessert though, one of my all time favorite dessert is the creme brûlée! So so delicious.

Overall the experience was good and our waiter was nice!

We rate this place 8 out of 10!

10.20.17