Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: July 2014

This month, I went to Juvia, a beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant, with amazing views of South Beach.
They serve a fusion of French, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, but my favorite part were the cocktails. The sangria and mojitos were so refreshing in the hot summer afternoon.
 
I will definitely be coming back to Juvia, and if you visit Miami, make sure to stop by and watch a sunset while sipping your favorite cocktail!


















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, July 21, 2014

Summer Mode: On



Hey everyone! Are you having a good Summer? I've been so busy with work that I haven't gone on a long bike ride until today. It felt so good!
It's been so hot here in South Beach that I try to go for swims as often as possible. Is there a better feeling that jump in the pool on a hot Summer day? I think not! 
I'm hoping to go to a rooftop bar this week and have a refreshing drink, and maybe go for ceviche or caprese salad, my favorite Summer foods.
Do you have any plans for this Summer? Barbecues? Beach vacation? Tell me!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: June 2014


Oops! I'm super late posting June edition of my photo project: Miami Beach through my lens. But here it is!

Since my first visit to Europa Delicatessen I knew I wanted to make it a part of my series Miami through my lens. Europa Delicatessen is an European style deli and gourmet market, and they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between.

The first time I went I had the Scandinavian breakfast, with smoked salmon, rösti, hard boiled eggs, cucumber and cream cheese. Oh! I'm still thinking about it. The crêpes are delicious,as well. Their coffee is strong, as it should be, and their pastries are decadent and plentiful.

What I love the most about this place is that you can buy ingredients to cook a meal at home. They carry a lot of imported gourmet products, not to mention European beers and wine.

This is such a charming place and has become my favorite place to have breakfast in South Beach! Check it out!














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, July 3, 2014

Sweet Breakfast



Lately, I've been having these Smoothie Bowls for breakfast. These are so nutritious and so good; it's like having dessert for breakfast!
Here's how I make it, but feel free to experiment!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen strawberries and blueberries.
1 packet of Stevia (or honey)
1 dash of cinnamon
A splash of almond milk
Extra blueberries and strawberries to decorate (as many as you want!)
Sliced almonds

How to:

Put the 5 first ingredients in the food processor or blender, and blend until it's all incorporated and has the consistency of soft serve.
Pour in a bowl, add extra blueberries, sliced strawberries, almonds and a splash of honey.
Dig in!

Do you have a go-to breakfast? Share your favorite!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer reading


Are you reading anything good? Recently, I've read The Cuckoo's Calling and loved it! The second book of the series just came out, so I'm adding that to my summer reading list. I also read Reconstructing Amelia and couldn't put it down! Highly recommend it.
And now on a more different topic, I just checked out these 2 books out of my local library: Made to stick and Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive. So, I'm going to be buried in books for the next few weeks.

P.S. I'm on Good Reads, where you can see what books I've read recently and which ones are my favorites. Add me as a friend, if you wish.

What are your reading this summer?  Please, let me know your recommendations!

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's the little things




I don't remember where I read about how we shouldn't wait to be happy until we achieve major things like getting a promotion at work or going out on vacation. Of course, those things contribute to our happiness, but if we are only happy when they happen, we only get to be happy twice a year or so. Sometimes, we end up postponing our happiness indefinitely.
Instead we should find joy in everyday things like enjoying a cup of coffee, watching the sunset (or the sunrise!), going for a bike ride or just getting to sleep in a little late.

What little things bring you happiness? Please, share!

Images: Monica Aguinaga

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: May 2014

Last month, I checked out the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Located inside the old City Hall building in Washington Avenue and 11th St, the venue not only shows independent cinema, but also serves as a coffee shop, gallery and a bookstore. It is absolutely charming! View their schedule here.








 


 


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