Welcome to Miami

6.8.09

I am sat watching Miami Ink and it has brought back happy memories from my holiday in May. We (me, the boyfriend, my mum, my dad, my sister and her boyfriend) went to Orlando for 2 weeks and we did a day trip to Miami.

Me!

We started the day early and headed to the Everglades and did an airboat tour, then we visited an animal sanctuary that housed a variety of rescued animals who had been kept as pets illegally. One little crocodile had actually been kept in someone's bath! The Armadillo was my favourite. What a cute little critter!


Then we did a cruise and saw the mansions of the rich and famous! Here I am before we went on the boat. Excuse the sweaty mess but it's hard to look glam in 110 degree heat!


The mansions were out of this world! My favourite was a pink one which I believe belongs to Elizabeth Taylor. Next up we strolled along South Beach (in the sweltering heat!) and took hundreds of photos of all the art deco hotels, the beach, 'Muscle Beach' and Versace's house which was just amazing!


Then we went to..... the Miami Ink shop!!!!! I'm a huge fan of the programme and it was AWESOME to see the shop and we even got to meet Darren Brass.


Darren Brass outside the shop!


I have been to Orlando 4 times before but this year was the best. It was a blast and going to Miami was a definite highlight!! I would love to go back one day.

I thought I would share a couple of snaps from Miami with you! I took 1500 photos during the holiday, most of which can be found on Facebook, but I won't subject you to any more than the ones above :)

Has anyone else been to Miami?

37 comments:

  1. It looks AMAZING!! You look great and v.happy :)

    I love miami ink!! And omg the beach.. and the sun! So jealous!! Enjoy xoxox

    ps love your new layout it really is great!

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  2. Ahhh it looks lovely! It takes ages to get there from Orlando doesn't it? I think that put us off a day trip.

    Btw- was the caricature of you in the side bar taken in Disney World? I had one done in Universal Studies and the colours and style is scarily similar!x

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  3. @tali - it's amazing there, you would love it! you would fit in well, it is full of beautiful people! xx

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  4. @daisy - omg yes, universal studios!! maybe it was the same guy? the one who did mine looked a bit like joey from friends!

    it took about 4 hours.. not too bad but a really tiring day! xx

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  5. Haha how funny! Hmm, he could have looked a bit like Joey...he had really thick hair which was kind of blondy-red? I was 12 though so it was forever ago! Maybe they're trained to do similar styles and colours. xx

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  6. @daisy - ahh right, i was a bit older, about 21. i bet they all do it the same! i love my pic.. he got the big teeth right! lol. xx

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  7. that looks so nice, would loove to go there! xx

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  8. @becky - i'd love to go back! it's a lovely place. xx

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  9. I Want to see more pics - I love seeing other peoples holiday photos! I would love to go to Miami Ink shop!


    xx

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  10. @girlwiththegoldentouch - it was awesome! i was sooo excited. xx

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  11. I've been to Miami last fall!!! It was amazing and we even took a week cruise with that giant ship you have pictured in one of the photos! :))
    It is really pretty city and our hotel was about 100 meters from the ocean(the water was soo nice even it was fall). And there in Miami I saw an opossum first time in my life :DD

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  12. OMG how lucky are you !! gosh it looks amazing there :) enjoy yourself
    <33

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  13. 1500 pics! my gosh! haha, glad you enjoyed it here, we don't really go to miami anymore, because of certain areas and such, but its lovely for a day trip, especially if you love art deco! xxx

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  14. @sugar - you're lucky! that ship looked amazing! n it was huuuge. xx

    @ileana - it was a fab day trip! i really enjoyed it. xx

    @tabitha - there was plenty to see and take pix off! i guess most places have their dodgy areas. xx

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  15. Ohh lucky you! I'd looove to have go there, it looks fantastic!
    xxx

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  16. @peachykeencheeks - it was fab! lots to see and it was el scorchio!! xx

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  17. Wow it looks gorgeous and those houses look amaaazing!! I've been to Florida three times but never Miami, I'd love to go one day. My older brother's just been actually so I was majorly jealous - not fair lol! He was going to visit Florida while he was there as he wanted to go to Universal but thought it'd be too far. Four hours isn't *too* bad though.

    Glad you had such a fab time, you got some lovely pics :)

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  18. I've never had any desire to go to Florida but now I really want to go!! I love anything art deco! It looks beautiful. X

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  19. I have been to florida 3 times each for 3 weeks and we have a week in a different location. Overall have spent two weeks in miami and it is amazing!!!! Clearwater is my other favourite and of course orlando :)
    I have a few pics on my blog if you wanna see (one of the first few posts)
    xx

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  20. awww wow i really wanna go! it looks amazing!
    xx

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  21. I LOVE Florida! My mum lives there for 6 months of the year and I went down in April.

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  22. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time! The armadillo is so cute!

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com/

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  23. your holiday looked like so much fun!!

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  24. amazing pics!! jealous!! i haven't been to Miami but i love America i did a tour round LA, San Fransisco and Vegas few yrs ago with my family and i loved it!! think NYC is still my fav spot thou, going back at Xmas cant wait! just need to start saving!!
    xx

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  25. Aww, I loved this post, it brought back lots of happy memories for me, I spent my exchange year in Florida and my friends and I did a few trips to Miami. I preferred it a lot more to Orlando personally. I think you'd enjoy spending your whole holiday there! The nightlife is amazing, if you want a holiday that consists of going out all night and sleeping on the beach all day it's perfect! I love the Keys too, definitely worth a visit. xXx

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  26. @lisa - i bet you would love it! it was very glam, lots of beautiful people! xx

    @hele - it was stunning visually. lots to see and lots to take photos of! loved it. xx

    @racheljane - ooh awesome i will have a look now! xx

    @rosaadores - it was! it was fab. xx

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  27. @christine - she is so lucky! i would love to do that! :( xx

    @MJ - i know, lol. soo cute! xx

    @cat - :) it was awesome. xx

    @laura - it was a LOT of fun! xx

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  28. @vik - i can't wait to go to nyc one day! and las vegas looks awesome. i wanna get married there :D xx

    @onyx - i bet the nightlife is fab! everywhere looked fun and full of pretty people, and of course the beach and weather is great too! hopefully we can go back one day. xx

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  29. Omg I want to go to miami sooo bad!!
    So cool that you met Darren! I'm a huge miami ink fan!!

    xx

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  30. @feline - me too! it was so exciting to meet him and see inside the shop :D xx

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  31. oh wow. i love miami ink!

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  32. @pinkbow - me too! :) xx

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  33. I am a hugh fan of MIAMI ink too,never fail to watch them. i love love their tatoo make me wanna go for a tatoo too.hehehe

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  34. @darlingsummer - me too :) xx

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  35. Wow, it looks amazing :) xxx

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  36. @laura - it was! it was brill. xx

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