November 16, 2009

JQ Lounge takes on Miami!

4 days in Miami is more than enough to make a Bostonian hope winter flies by in less than 1 month. Not likely, but I can only dream.

Hubs' conference was held in Key Biscayne, which is the first Key (15 min from Miami) you hit when traveling en route to Key West. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and it was absolutely gor-jas. For me, it was a mini vaca.. sit by the pool and ocean and relax. Poor hubs had to work whenever he had a free minute from the conference, but c'mon.. that hotel is a sweet backdrop to have while on the phone!Cool Fact: the Roses Centerpiece was changed to a different color about every 3 days. It probably cost more than ALL of the calla lilies at my wedding!

Family Fact: While Mama Q was looking through the pix, she said my sandy feet flip flop pic was such a blog shot.

One of the days, they organized the wives to go on a Mansion & Garden tour at Vizcaya. This place was built in 1916, by James Deering as a winter home.

Obvious Fact: The place was ridonculous... I'd totally use that as my winter abode! There were 3 different photo shoots going on while we were there.

The nights were chaotic and fabooloos, with many cocktails and dinner.

Did not do any shopping! Made sure I packed enough so there'd be no room.

Stalker Fact: I was trying to figure out which Condo housed my favorites from Bravo's Miami Social, but yeah... there are a million condo buildings that all look like this! I love how some of them have Palm Trees on the rooftop!

Useless Fact: think I have enough of these angled shots with hubs & I to put together a coffee table book.

Sad fact: I brought 1/4 of my entire makeup collection on this trip.

Fun Fact: Miami is beautiful.. but probably one of the most expensive places I've ever visited!!

Can't wait until the next conference :)

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Susan said...

That's the perfect place to go right before winter strikes Boston. Your pictures are gorgeous! Glad you had a good time.

Yummy Mummy said...

What a great post! Looks like you had a fab trip and you looked equally gorgeous! I love how you wrote in the sand, I always do that!!! J.E.A.L.O.U.S!

emrlds said...

ugh, i need some beach in my life. glad you had fun! =)

midulcevida said...

what does it say about me that you have all these fabulous pics of miami and miami hotness...but the one that made me come out of hiding to comment was the pic of your fabulous makeup!

but...for whatever it's worth, nice 1/4 of your collection!!

Have a blast!!

Gemini said...

You two are freaking adorable! And seriously, love the make up :) That is something I would do too.

Lexi said...

I lived there for 7 years (went to school there too), so looking at your pictures makes me long for it. It's like home (and I'm headed back in December!) I hope you had a good time!

weezermonkey said...

Fun in the sun! Yay!

Julie Q said...

Susan- jury still out on if its the perfect place or the biggest TEASE right before winter in Boston :)

YM- we need to have a blogger conference somewhere on the beach.. yes, that sounds good right about now.

Emrlds- Agreed. I need some more beach in my life, i'm finally starting to like the beach now (was just a Pool Girl before)

midulcevida- YES!!!!!!!! I'm glad you are a hardcore blogger and had to comment about makeup! I'm thinking we should start up round two of "showcase your entire makeup collection"- last one was 2 years ago. Its going to be a long ass post :)

Gemini- this goes for you two (about the posting of the makeup)! Cos I find that more interesting then what's in a woman's purse. lol

Lexi- how did you ever leave Miami? Sure I'd probably turn into "too happy of a lady" if i lived there :) instead of being my grumpy self in boston.

WeeMo- you lucky bitch, you get to see the sun every day :)

Katelin said...

oooh i love all these pics. and your flip flop pic is totally a blog shot, or more like a header to my blog shot, haha. but really looks amazing, glad you had so much fun.

Jessica said...

Looks heavenly. I'm thinking *if possible* you would have enjoyed this trip a little more say in.. February. Right as you're about to loose your mind with the snow and temperature!

thatShortChick said...

the pic of you two in front of the hotel is so GORGE!!!

glad you enjoyed yourself and that the weather was beautiful!!