Monday, December 19, 2011

Life is good today.

Did everyone have a great weekend? I hope so. Christmas is in five days! Holy cow! That means five more days to shop, so get moving if you haven't finished. ;)

Last Thursday Jim and I went out to Perricone's Marketplace and Cafe. This Italian restaurant in downtown Miami is fantastic. We always go on Thursday nights with some of our friends because they have $10 pasta dishes. If you ever make your way to Miami, definitely check this place out if you're in the mood for Italian food. It's casual, it's quaint. It's got a rustic atmosphere, and if I may be so bold, even a whimsical feel, especially if you happen to sit outside. Their marketplace is swarming with cheeses and meats, salads, chocolate, and gelato. Their chocolates are adorable - usually they are shaped like little animals. Because it's almost Christmas, last Thursday I saw penguins and Christmas trees.

Their food, holy crap. It's divine. Their desserts? Even better. I want to specifically point out one of their pasta dishes - Fiocchi Gorgonzola. "Purse-shaped pasta stuffed with fresh pear and Gorgonzola cheese. Served with a walnut Gorgonzola sauce." Appealing? Or maybe it doesn't sound so good to you? Well forget you ever had that thought. You HAVE to try this. I have gone to this restaurant so many times, wanting to order this dish because I knew how wonderful it tastes, only to chicken out. Mainly because I'd only ever had one bite (thanks to a friend). But I finally got it this past Thursday and man, it's truly sinful. I'm making myself hungry, and it's only 9:30AM. I'm really sorry I have no pictures for you guys, usually the lighting is very dark and it makes taking pictures difficult with my crappy little Samsung.

For dessert I always order the Tiramisu -"traditional luxurious Italian dessert. Imported mascarpone cheese and lady fingers delicately soaked in alternating layers of espresso and Kahlua." I couldn't help myself. It was so perfect.

What I'm trying to say is, if you're in Miami, GO THERE. You won't regret it. :)

I'm going to skip on over Friday, because Jim and I ate sushi, which I talk about way too much. But know it was delish.

SATURDAY, we took Shadow to the dog park, and on the drive back, the AC in our car broke, so we headed over to Volkswagen to get it fixed. Luckily they could fit us in that day, but that meant a little trip to the mall right next door. And thus, I purchased a couple little items at Sephora to make myself feel better, since we were stranded while the car was being fixed.
By the way, I just need to show you guys a picture of my lover's car. We took this photo a couple weeks back, on our way back from Key Biscayne.

I feel like it looks photoshopped, or on a set. Haha. Anyways....

Ok, so no matter the lighting, I couldn't for the life of me take a picture that showed the right color of this Sephora Collection Rouge lipstick. It's "Mmmm...17", which is listed as a muted sandy pink. I love this color. It's now officially my go to lipstick.

The Urban Decay eyeliner I was kind of disappointed with, only because after about an hour it got all up in my eye's business. It smoothed on really nice, but its staying power failed me. I do have very oily lids, but my eye primer just couldn't get this one to stay. I have a couple different primer's so I'm going to try another one today...see how that works.

In three days I'll be headed up to Charleston, SC, for Christmas, and I'll be up there for about a week and a half. When I return to Miami, my parents are following me back down. Needless to say, I will probably be on a holiday hiatus. I will try to do some photo posts and share the city of Charleston with you lovely people. But I can't promise. Either way, I'll definitely see you guys when the new year hits. Love you all! :)



Anonymous said...

purse shaped pasta? how neat! the car pic id so cute it does look like a set lol.

and now i want yummy deserts ;-)

sorry of the UD disappointment , but it sound alike you had so much fun this weekend.

yay 5 more days til xmas!!!

Sandra said...

The lipstick looks lovely!

Erica said...

That is a great color lipstick for you! Enjoy your time off :)

fhenny said...

looks like you had a great day!
and i lovee tiramisu as well

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Confetti_hearts said...

Mmm pasta and dessert... some of my many vices!

Those are some mighty nice purchases you've made there! I hope you have a awesome Christmas and I can't wait to read more of your posts in the new year <3

Style Journey said...

You look great in your makeup! Oh, to be in Florida right now :) Have a wonderful trip to visit your parents and Merry Christmas!


The Princess Little Box said...

Great stuff =)


Jessica said...

Thanks for all your comments! :)

Anonymous said...

It does kind of look photoshoped. Haha.
I hope you enjoy your new products. And you look super beautiful in that last picture my dear :)

Jessica said...

Aww why thank you, Ash Louise. :)


Anonymous said...

i love that lipstick shade looks lovely! and i must say, you're so prettyyyy! thanks for dropping by.. would love to keep in touch!

Sophie Isobel said...

Pretty lipstick :)

Pop Champagne said...

you look pretty with the lip gloss! the color suits you really well!

SassyUptownChic said...

I loved it when I visited Miami. That sounds like a great eatery Jessica! Don't things break down at the damnedest of times. Glad you used your time wisely and bought some cool things for yourself. Have an awesome trip my friend. You look great and I know you're ready for the holidays! :D

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh my gosh, you're so right...the car does look like it's in front of a backdrop for a photoshoot!! LOL.

Great picks from Sephora (our favorite place in the world). A little makeup as a pick-me-up never hurts! ;)

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Anonymous said...

I can't believe Christmas is this close and before you know it, it's 2012!!

The car does look like it's on set. Great picture! You are so pretty and I'll definitely try out the restaurant you pointed out next year. I'll be in Miami around April if the interview goes well. I've never heard of that dish before but for the sake of it being so special, I'm excited to try it out. I just hope I won't forget lol.

Bravoe Runway said...

Your make-up looks beautiful. I'd love to learn how to apply false lashes. Your dinner sounds amazing, I love pasta, and dishes for under $10? Sign me up.

Celebrity Style Tips said...

What a perfect lipstick color. Welcome to check out our blog and we can follow eachother if you like.

PAPS said...

I wish I could try this dish you described. I love new food to try and this sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know whether you like to keep in touch by following each other.

Natalie Leung said...

that lipstick is so cute on you, pink is so pretty !
thanks for visiting :)

happy christmas!

just tututiny said...

Great haul! You are such a natural beauty ;)

dina vanessa mercado said...

great trip!!! seems like an advance christmas treat for both of you huh?.. so yummy and fun too.. nice make up stuffs there, love the lipstick shade!!! nice car too and you really are very pretty... lovely make-up too... enjoyed your blog, following you now..

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Love and joy to you at Christmas Jessica. Lovin the gloss very much.

Lisa x

Flashes of Style said...

So gorgeous! <3

Happy Holidays!



Bonnie said...

I love Urban Decay products. Your eyes look so gorgeous in that picture.
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Camille said...

nice make up! hope you had an awesome christmas! love your blog!

Kim (SassyUptownChic) said...

Jessica, I have a new blog url. Just wanted you to know that the url and name changed to my blog (formerly sassyuptownchic). Happy New Year!