After my beautiful week on the North Carolina coast, I headed down to Miami to hang out with Nick's family. We spent a little time in Miami, then headed up to Melbourne for his uncle's 50th wedding anniversary party, which was amazing. There was laughter, there was drinking, there was midnight beach swimming and daily Publix subs. I mean really, what else do you need??!?
This is my favorite picture of Nick and his nephew, Eden. Complete with a fake swan on the right...
Above, the wedding cake and wedding portrait. Below left, a little timeline (in pictures) of the wedding story. I won't tell the whole story, but I will say that it involved a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, an Elvis impersonator, Taco Bell, and a six pack of Tab soda. Actually, that's pretty much the whole story - 50 years ago, they got married at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator, then finished off the evening by getting some take out Taco Bell and a six pack of Tab soda, which they drank back at the hotel. I mean, that sounds like a pretty good time to me??
As in North Carolina, I ate VERY well while I was in Florida - lots of fresh seafood and the aforementioned Publix subs, among other delicious things. I also got to drink lots of sparkly, amazing kombucha all week - Nick's sister Natalie and her partner Buster run their own company, Counter Culture, which means that I got to sample all the new flavors. I drank kombucha plain, I added it to rum or vodka to make cocktails, and so on. I've been craving the stuff ever since I came back to New York - if you're lucky enough to live in the Miami area, you should check out their website and drink it for me! (Pro tip: try the Ginger Tumeric)! There I am below, watching the final World Cup game while drinking a heavenly kombucha cocktail...
Nick and I left a couple of days before Natalie's birthday, so we figured we should still celebrate. And hey, why not get a delicious cake and sugar up her kids?? :)
Ten days of vacation on beautiful North Carolina and Florida beaches made it REALLY hard to come back to New York City. But we had a great time, and I am grateful that I have so much family that I am genuinely excited to get to visit! Nick and I will definitely do it again sometime soon...
My name is Eileen, and I'm a yoga teacher and jewelry designer based in NYC. I love to think and write about yoga, wellness, and philosophy, along with practical ways to incorporate these things into daily life. I love hearing new perspectives and learning from other people - please comment, ask questions, and add your voice to this blog!