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Fort Lauderdale Beach + Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Took a little trip to Fort Lauderdale beach for the first time! The weather was perfect. 8 AM is definitely the time to arrive at the any beach. Nice and secluded.

We were so happy to have had our tripod with us on this trip, or else we wouldn’t have gotten such beautiful pictures!

Our goal is to travel to all the beaches in south Florida! And this is the 4th one marked off of our list.

After spending some relaxation time by the ocean, we headed to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. which was a few feet away from us. Just decided to try what was in the area.

Rated this place 9/10! Service was good, food was good and the strawberry lemonade drink was so delicious and refreshing!

Til next time! Stay wavy.

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Mini trip to The Keys

Took a mini trip to the keys with Leisha’s family the other weekend and by far it was the most spontaneous relaxing weekend ever. I caught my very first fish! With the help of bae.

We took a lil tour around the spot we were all chilling/ fishing at.

Check out our vlog 7 here: The Keys | vlog 7

At the end of our day, we all slept over in a 2 bed room apartment that belonged to one of Leisha’s relatives.

The next day we took the late morning to ourselves and tried out a dining spot called Porky’s Bayside!

Leisha and I both agree that their shrimp was the best we’ve ever tasted in so long.

I ordered conch fritters which were pretty good but not as good as the shrimp combo Leisha ordered!

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Museum Of Icecream!

On February 14th, 2018 this year’s Valentine’s Day was actually pretty great! Both of us got to experience the of day of love, with each other.

We took an adventure to the Museum of Icecream! All pink everything! It was quite an experience, the staff were super nice and energetic, and there were many rooms to take really cute pictures in. What topped it off was that in several floors they had Icecream samples for the guests to try.

This room was one of our favorites, on the banana swing haha. The pink palm trees were everything.

We were lucky to have really nice people around us that took some of our photos. Especially the staff they would offer to take you a photo! Who doesn’t love that.

This picture means a lot, the balloon was portrayed to be dreams..that all shall strive to step up and reach!

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Art Basel 2017!

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This year Leisha experienced the Art Basel for the first time and it was pretty great! I myself, as many know is in love with art, so for the both of us it was a sweet experience. Took place around the Miami Beach Convention Center, so we were around other events that were going on such as Aqua Miami, Context, and Art Miami.

We were there in the Art Basel for about two hours, sight-seeing amazing, cool-aesthetic, and of course the questionable art pieces, haha. You know, those are pieces where it’s either literally a blank sheet of painted paper, or a writing that looked like a kids work. And a lot of those “Wow I could’ve done that” art pieces! But hey! It was all incredible art, and very inspirational!

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Here’s a picture of us that I asked a stranger to take. Cute aren’t we? Wish we had more pictures together with some art pieces in the background but we were too busy enjoying the sight.

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This was one of my favorites, a bit intimidating, but quite aesthetic if you ask me. The piece is by Leon Ferrari.

Here’s a mini slide show of all the art pieces we liked and found interesting.

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This was both of our favorites. We thought it’d be a great piece to put in our future condo in Miami.

Overall Art Basel 2017 was super chill! Literally the day itself was very chilly. Until next year!

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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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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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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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