Thursday, September 30, 2010

I am... in Miami

I am my weekly routines inherited from the American system of methodically planning everything while forgetting the Hispanic understanding of life abruptly happening…caramba!

I am yoga class every Monday at the park facing the sea, breathing in and out… “gosh I’m so old… where did my flexibility go?”

I am Tuesday night at home, blogging, googgling, youtubing, facebooking and stalking people online.
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures and Dreamworks LLC

I am Wednesday’s writing workshop, facing my insecurities, letting the pen write without control and getting writer’s high.
I am Thursday’s run club, abandoning my loner nature and pacing myself with others, pounding the boardwalk mile to mile because it feels like freedom.

I am Friday’s date night, enjoying Miami with my southern gringo who puts a smile on my face…oh yesssss!
Photo courtesy of FIU

I am Saturday’s MBA class maximizing information, knowledge and networking during nine hours when my attention span is less than forty-five minutes.

I am Sunday’s calmness ahead of the work week. Here I am, planning so much I am an American with a little tweak!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I want to go out with my girlfriends

(picture, courtesy of Sugarcane)

Your case: It’s a weekday; you want to go out with your girlfriends to share a meal, gossip, laughs and cocktails. You are looking for a trendy place. If this is your case, go to Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill.
Where: It is located in Midtwon Miami, an area that is developing fast and where new restaurants are opening.
Cost: most dishes are around $15, however, make sure you are not extremely hungry because the dishes are tiny and are made to order all at once and to share.
What to eat: From the tapas menu, you can’t miss the dates stuffed with manchego cheese and wrapped in bacon. Try the goat cheese croquettes with membrillo marmalade. From the robata grill, the thin crust flatbread with cured tuna. The crudos are tasty. If you are craving sushi, go for the crunchy tuna...spicy! Do not leave the restaurant without having a dessert. Get the rhubarb cobbler with goat cheese ice cream; its yummy and better than the torrejas and the strawberry cheesecake parfait. Sugarcane has an extensive list of wines and cocktails and both sangrias (red and white wine) are winners.
Ambience: crowded, loud, vibrant, young