Happy Tuesday everyone! On Sunday I spent the afternoon at the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel. One of my sisters is getting married next year, so the festivities officially began that day. She invited her Bridesmaids for an Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore’s magnificent lobby alongside live harp music (beautiful!). My sister explained a bit the schedule of events and what she has in mind for her big day coming up. We had such a lovely time, and the weather was perfect as you can see (no rain at all). The afternoon tea was quite an experience – if you ever visit Florida, I highly recommend coming to see the hotel’s grounds, as well as sitting down for tea, pastries and scones (as soft & delicious as the ones that my grandma used to make on Sundays). Two restaurants within the hotel that I recommend are Palme d’Or for French fine dining, or Fontana Restaurant for Italian fine dining – both exquisite. This hotel is also a very popular venue for weddings / destination weddings.
Now let’s talk about this Little Aqua Alluring Dress! Its back is unique & beautiful so I thought it was perfect for the kick-off of my sister’s wedding festivities. I love the aqua color (and received so many compliments about it), I think this aqua tone can look great on all skin tones. It fits comfortably and I really like how it flairs out. The best part about the dress is that it is only $ 30.00! If you include the code ‘anaflorentyna‘ you can also get a 15% discount on any item that you order. Check out their cute dresses HERE!
My shoes are from Coach, and I’ve worn them in a few previous blog posts. Not only do they match with almost everything, they provide height and are super comfortable.
PS: I had the White Tea! 🙂
*[The Afternoon Tea is offered Wednesday through Sunday at the following times: Seatings 2pm and 3:30pm]. Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134.
Here is a group of photos that I’ve taken around various cities of Poland, loving this trip so much!
KRAKOW MAIN SQUARE
The only coca-cola bottle that was written in English, and some chocolate bar… It was 8 AM and I was literally falling asleep from all the travelling, walking, etc, so needed a bit of caffeine to keep my eyes open another ful day…
Hi! Just landed in Poland! The city of Krakow captured my heart last year, so when a second opportunity for another pilgrimage to Poland came up, I had to say “Yes”! This trip will be similar, but I am super excited that this time I will visit the village of Zembrzyce, located in southern Poland, and will stay there for about a week. The other cities that I will visit are: Wadowice, and Czestochowa. The weather is currently a little colder than I expected! And it is also raining quite a bit, but no rain will stop me from enjoying!
The photos that I am sharing on this post are of the Main Square in the city of Krakow. The Main Square is a rectangular space surrounded by historic palaces, buildings, restaurants, shops and churches. Here you will find the famous Market Place (it is huge! and has lots of Polish products). Definitely walk inside of it and purchase amber products (I found a pair of beautiful earrings!). Mostly everyone who visits Poland brings back a piece of amber jewelry to keep or give as a gift. We had a delicious dinner at Restauracja Szara Kazimierz (highly recommend it / sit outside).
Hello from the Big Apple! I decided to take a week off my hectic work schedule and come up to visit my brother, I also have many friends that are here, AND the weather is not too cold. It all worked out so great!!
Central Park – how gorgeous is this park!! I ate belgian waffles right outside the entrance of the park. And walked it with a friend.
I’ve been making the MOST of this week – for once a week just for myself (this never happens!).
And I’ve been having dinner twice per night, an early dinner with friends and then another with my brother when he gets out of work. Great way to taste NYC’s restaurants 😉
Although I have been to New York City before, I had never noticed the amount of tulips there are this time of year. Flower shops are full of tulips, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village has tons as well. I am just taking it all in – and loving it!!!
My life took an unexpected turn recently, yet I am convinced that it is a positive one, and with time it will show me that too. This trip is one that I had scheduled a while ago yet I could not have timed it better. As I always love to say, life is full of positive surprises 😉
I love this black skirt! Had been looking for a cute one for a long time! I found this one inside a little boutique while walking around Krakow. Finally! This one has faux leather texture at the top. And the turtleneck I have had for a while. I bought it while living in Spain, at one of my favorite stores, Mango. These pictures were taken in the city of Czestochowa, a city in southern Poland by the Warta River (population less than half a million) . Millions of pilgrims from around the world come to visit every year!
Hello! I have arrived to the city of Krakow, Poland, for a spiritual trip and will be spending two weeks visiting different cities in this country. It’s my first time here so I am super eager to learn about the food, the culture, the landscape, and everything else! The weather is currently so beautiful, it is chilly, but sunny. The first photo was taken in Lagiewniki – here is located a sanctuary that is visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year. The second photo is from the Main Market Square in Krakow’s old town, the tall building that you see is the brick Gothic St. Mary’s Basilica that was rebuilt in the 14th century. It is well known for its impressive wooden altarpiece inside that was carved by Veit Stoss (a leading German sculptor, whose career covered the transition between the late Gothic and the Northern Renaissance). I was impressed by the blue starred ceiling inside, it reminds me of Sainte Chapelle, the royal Gothic style chapel in Paris, France (also built and consecrated in the 13th century). Something very interesting takes place at St. Mary’s Basilica: every hour a trumpet signal is played, that commemorates the famous 13th century trumpeter that was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm during the Mongol invasion of the city of Krakow. I will post more photos soon!, so far I have limited wifi, and we are always walking around… xo
Sandals: Coach “Dani” Heel (Online Sale $ 99.00 !)
Lipstick: Maybelline Super Stay 24 color “Keep it Red” 035
Ladies, today I am sharing a few pictures from my college girlfriend’s destination wedding in Cartagena, Colombia. The wedding was precious and super entertaining! There were about three different shows that took place during the wedding, and a masquerade party at the end. For the special occasion I wore a stunning gown that I found at Cache. It has silver sequins sown on i, so I purchased silver heels to match them. I wore a bright red lip color. I am obsessed with it! The lipstick has two ends: one with color, the other with balm. Apply, let it dry, and apply the balm.
Cartagena has been nothing short of fun and wonderful. Hopefully I can return soon!
Hi girls! I am loving Cartagena, it is lively, colorful & beautiful. We walk around the old city all day long and stop at museums or tourist places. However the summer heat here is unbearable! Very few places have air conditioner and after walking for twenty minutes you start sweating incredibly. But that’s okay because we are here for a few days so making the most of them. The food is quite delicious and the people here are so kind. In my previous post I listed all the restaurants that we have been to. Today we ate at Crepes & Waffles, I had the “pane cook” which is a bread bowl soup (had not eaten one in years – I love them). It is a round bread filled with any of their options – I chose mushroom – so yummy. Thanks for reading, xox.