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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Trippin' to Miami for South Beach Wine and Food Festival

There are very few things in life that excite me more than traveling and great food/cocktails.  Very few.  One of my guilty pleasures is watching the Food Network.  I love every show, literally.  I especially love DDD with Guy Fieri, Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped and Worst Cooks in America.  Who also doesn't love Next Food Network Star?  Meeting Ree Drummond at BlogHer in Chicago was a pretty cool experience.  I love that she's a blogger and a super down-to-Earth woman.

Well, I just found out that I will be sponsored for a nice weekend in Miami February 21-23 and I get to take my photographer husband with me, YAY!  When I found out I was jumping and screaming all around the house.  The kids were jumping and screaming too {before they even knew why I was screaming}. Once the initial shock of sun, fun and FOOD wore off I told the kids the great news.  They were overjoyed {because they thought they were going}.

Once I consoled them and told them that they needed to be 21 years old to attend, I think they understood a little more {at least Dexter did}.  As a budding young cook and lover of Food Network, I know he was crushed but he didn't let it show too much.  It wasn't until I told him that Master Card was going to send us to Meatopia hosted by Guy Fieri that he started to cry.  You see, he is obsessed with Guy.  He loves Triple D and well, all of Guy's shows.  He said he just really wanted to meet him.  I assured him that if I was, indeed to meet his cooking idol I would get him to say hi on a little video on my phone for Dexter.  Oh yeah, he said "tell him that I said hi to Hunter, too!" {Hunter is Guy's son.}  There are very few people that would get Dexter that excited and being 6, I think its pretty cool that he looks up to someone like Guy.  I mean, after all, Guy's the Man!

After all is said and done, I am so incredibly excited for our trip and I cannot wait to share our journey with you! We love traveling and seeing new things. Its been years since we have been to Florida and this trip will be epic! Stay tuned for more exciting details and fun!  Follow me around Miami with hashtag #SSMMiami and follow the event with #SOBEWFF


Just Short said...

So excited for you!!! It is going to be awesome. Tell Guy I said HI and have a cocktail, or three, for me.

Jacki said...

I'm so excited for you! And maybe a bit jealous! We also LOVE Food Network and Guy Fieri. But you totally deserve a vacay. Can't wait to hear all about it.