Thursday, November 20, 2014

Latest reading


I've been reading a lot of great books lately. I finally read the second book of the Cormoran Strike series: The silkworm. I'm a big fan of mysteries so this one was right up my alley.

Also, this week, I finished reading In the woods, by Tana French. I went to bed at 3:00 in the morning twice this week, because I couldn't put it down. So good! I've now became obsessed with French writing and am excited to read all of her books.

Have you read any good books lately?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: October

For October, I decided to go to one of me favorite places in South Beach, 555 Wine Depot.
It's a wine store/bar bistro and you can buy the wine and take it home, or you can pick a bottle of wine, pay a cork fee and drink the wine there. So you pay retail price for a wine of bottle in a South Beach restaurant, which is great!
The place itself is beautiful, with a patio area, an amazing bar with a crystal chandelier, all surrounded by crates of wine.










Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!


Images: Monica Aguinaga

Monday, October 20, 2014

Postcards for Ants by Lorraine Loots




Absolutely in love with Lorraine Loots' 365 project "Postcards for Ants". See more images here.
Via Lady Interior.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: September


I can't believe September is coming to an end already! Time surely passes by fast, especially when you're having fun.

This month, I went to Yardbird, a Southern restaurant that's been a huge hit since it's opening, (and now they're opening a second location in Las Vegas soon).

As a huge lover of Southern food and culture, I was excited to go and try the food. The ambiance is charming, and I fell in love with the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and the Macaroni & Cheese.

I can't wait to go back for Brunch on the weekends. Yardbird, you have become a favorite of mine.


















Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!


Images: Monica Aguinaga


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunset




Just a few pics I took a few days ago at the beach.

Images: Monica Aguinaga

Monday, September 8, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: August

Last month, I checked out the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. The museum was found in 1963 from a private collection by art collectors John and Johann Bass. The main focus is on international contemporary art; but it also features a permanent collection with works from the 19th century and Asian art.

 



There is a current exhibition titled Gold that I wanted to check out and I thought was fantastic. It includes installation, video, art, and sculptures by different artists, all with the precious metal as the main subject.




There is another wonderful exhibition by artist El Anatsui, titled Gravity and Grace: Monumental works by El Anatsui. This is his first solo show in the United States, and I highly recommend you see this if you have the chance. He constructs this very large metal wall and floor sculptures that left me completely in awe.








I always feel so inspired after visiting a museum, and the Bass Museum is a great place to unwind from the everyday hustle and get a strong dose of inspiration.


Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!


Images: Monica Aguinaga

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana, Walnut, & Date Smoothie

 


This morning I woke up and before going for my morning bike ride, I made this delicious Banana, Walnut, & Date Smoothie. Here's how to!

Ingredients:

  • I Frozen Banana
  • 2 Chopped Dates
  • 3/4 cup of Almond Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Walnuts ( plus extra to decorate)
  • Cinnamon
Directions:
  • Put everything (except for the last 2 ingredients) in the blender.
  • Hit Blend.
  • Pour in glass, add a dash of cinnamon and some chopped walnuts.
  • Drink up!

This smoothie has the exact amount of sweetness (thanks to the dates) and the walnuts give a nice crunch.
Would you give it a try?

Images: Monica Aguinaga