Posted in adventures, foodie

Birthday Week, Finally 21!

unnamed-24.jpg

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.

unnamed-17.jpg

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!

unnamed-13.jpg

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.

unnamed-28

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

unnamed-14

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

unnamed-15

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.

unnamed-19.jpg

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.

unnamed-20.jpg

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”!

unnamed-27.jpg

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

unnamed-23.jpg

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.

unnamed-25.jpg

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

Advertisements
Posted in adventures

Fontainbleu + Club Space

unnamed-6.jpg

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.

unnamed-5.jpg

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.

unnamed-1.jpg

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.

unnamed-2.jpg

11.04.17

 

Posted in adventures, foodie

South Beach Talks + TaquizaTacos!

178A9542.jpg

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.

178A9365

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.

178A9574.jpg

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!

unnamed.jpg

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.

unnamed-1.jpg

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

A post shared by Taquiza Tacos (@taquizatacos) on

DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL TO JOIN THE MARIANDA SQUAD (:

10.29.17

Posted in adventures, foodie

“It” Movie & Chili’s Date!

When the movie “It” came out, everyone, we mean EVERYONE was talking about it. So after a couple of weeks we decided to go see it, since I had a free movie ticket for Flagship, it was a no brainer. Also LUCKILY it was still in theatre’s, because we thought it might have been too late.

unnamed-2.jpg

Of course we had to get bathroom selfies! Whats a movie without some bathroom selfies haha.

So the theatre room we had, was perfect because there was barely anyone there. We love sitting in the middle upper areas, those are the perfect spots!

Overall we rate “It” a 8/10, it was a pretty good movie, and we would like to see the second one.

After the movies we went to Chili’s originally for a piece of their molten cake, but we ended getting really hungry and ordered a full meal.

unnamed-3.jpg

unnamed

I ordered the Honey Chipotle Crispers n Waffles, and Leisha ordred the Southern Smokehouse Burger. Mmm. I basically ordered a chicken and waffles, I probably should’ve chose something else, what I got was BASIC. I rated my meal a 5/10. Leisha rated her burger a 7/10.

We had enough room for dessert, which was what Leisha was craving for like EVER. My little treat to her.

unnamed-1

I personally never thought the molten cake was all that but, after trying it this day, I fell “in-like” with it!

09.30.17

Posted in adventures, foodie

Dadeland Mall + Chick-fil-a

unnamed

There are times when we randomly decide to go to a mall and window shop. It’s one of our favorite things to do haha, especially when there’s a photo booth, we must have some pictures and take them home. This day we went to Dadeland Mall to do some sight-seeing.

unnamed-42.jpg

We don’t know about y’all but, we definitely go to certain fittings rooms for that good lighting and take selfies!

 

Aeropostale wasn’t the nicest looking fitting room, but the lighting was OKAY! So far we know that Urban Outfitters fitting rooms are bomb, H&M fitting rooms are bomb, and Forever 21 is nice as well.

We also checked out Lush! Lush is a fresh hand-made cosmetic brand company. Their products are known to be super good for the skin, including hair as well. We included a snippet in our Vlog 4, so you guys can take a peek of the store for yourselves. It’s bright and inviting, lastly the employees are all super nice and helpful. What they would do is if you want to test out a product, they’ll actually sit you down and pamper you on the spot!

You can check out our Vlog 4 here: Marianda Adventures Vlog 4

So there was no way we were going to Dadeland and not get Chick-fil-a!

unnamed-5

Chick-fil-a is literally our favorite fast food place thus far! Please try their lemonade y’all, it is so refreshing. The flavor was bursting.

Again check out our Vlog 4 in the link here: Marianda Adventures | Vlog 4 to see our day in details!

09.12.17

Posted in adventures, foodie

Hollywood OceanWalk + The Licking Miami!

Today was such a great day at Hollywood Beach ! Originally Amanda had a shoot planned here, but it was cancelled last-minute while we were about leave from home. We decided to just go anyway and have time to ourselves.

unnamed-4.jpg

The water not only looked incredible but it felt so so good once we stepped foot inside. Being in natural salt water never felt so good! Floating in the waters, just letting go, and feeling relaxed overall.

Probably the best experience we’ve ever had on a beach, and together with each other. The video above is a preview of what you guys should experience as well at Hollywood Beach. Super peaceful, the sun was literally glistening upon the water, and the sounds of the waves..tranquility.

unnamed-3.jpg

Now The Licking Miami experience was so so gooood! Their Fingalickin wings were poppin’ and their lobster bites were to die for y’all. Don’t miss out on this amazing food. Not only their food was good but the mystery drink was pretty delicious as well.

 

 

Posted in adventures, foodie

Phillip And Patricia Frost Museum

After hearing so much talk about The Frost Museum, we decided to check it out for ourselves. It was actually a pretty cool experience, we got to see a lot of sea creatures and art. We got to see jellyfishes, some starfishes and sharks.

 There are 5 floors of different things so we went to each floor to explore.

We even got to touch stingrays!! They were so slimy and cute. We thought the stingrays hated us because they wouldn’t come to us, but they would go to the people next to us lol.

It was pretty cool when we went all the way to the top floor. You get a little peak of the city.

We would go again but definitely not on a weekend when it’s packed. We couldn’t really enjoy it since there was so many people everywhere. Overall, there was a lot to see and it was a cute outing with my bae.

After our adventure, we obviously needed a new place to try out so we decided to go to Tani Thai Restaurant.  We got some Fried Chicken Wontons as an appetizer and it was so bomb! We definitely recommend! As our entree we both got Pad Thai Seafood and it was delicious. It brought so much food and it’s very filling. Overall a pretty good place to dine at.

07.23.17