Happy New Year from Florida!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Australia is one of the first countries to celebrate new years so spending it away from home and watching the CNN report on the Sydney fireworks really got me homesick :( I hope everybody enjoyed their NYE celebrations!

Florida is about 16 hours behind so the new year has only just arrived for me. It took an entire day to fly from Sydney to LA then LA to Florida so since I'm only spending 3 days here, instead of spending my NYE at Disneyland I explored the malls and outlets of Orlando :D by the time I got back to the hotel though I was too exhausted to even go out for dinner so I sank into a bathrobe and ordered room service. Room service = an overpriced mediocre herb butter stuffed chicken breast with a caesar salad that was predominately lettuce :(

On the upside to the unsatisfactory meal, my hotel is directly opposite Downtown Disney so I did end up strolling over to spend my new years countdown, Disney style. haha.

Today was my last day in Florida so we spent the entire day in Disney World then it's off to Miami bright and early tomorrow!

View from the balcony
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Morning tea by the lake
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And the shopping...begins!
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Sephora is....amazing.
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I don't think I've ever smiled this big haha
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Room service
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and on a rollercoaster in Disney World the next morning haha
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I didn't expect to do much shopping in Florida so I'm really excited for the rest of the trip :D If you have any shopping reccommendations for LA and Vegas...I will be forever grateful! Haha

34 comments:

  1. You take the most amazing trips. I love Orlando and all the stores there. Its like heaven, and I'm so jealous of the picture where you're smiling real big. Seems like you shopped at every single store they had. LOL

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  2. omg i am so jealous!!
    LOOK AT ALL THOSE BAGS AND ALL THOSE THINGS
    HOW ARE U GOING TO CARRY IT BACK HOOME!!

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  3. Oh wow hun!! What a (shopping) trip! Damage definitely done. :) Wishing you the best that 2011 has to offer!

    xx Love & Aloha
    **Swing by to enter my Wendy Mink Jewelry giveaway!

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  4. Happy new year lovely! I'M SO JEALOUS. Sounds so odd.. BUT I WISH I WAS THERE WITH YOU! Sephora IS amazing. I miss Sephora so much :(. I'm totally eyeing your MAC and Sephora bags, hahaha.

    Can't wait to see a haul post when you come back!

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  5. I envy you so much right now! You're too lucky!
    Hope you have a good trip to Vegas & LA.
    Make sure you post photo, eheh ;3

    xx

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  6. omg!! so many bags! looks like you are havnig a great time!! ;) happy new year girl!!

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  7. oh my gosh, never seen so much shoppingbags :o
    Must be an awesome feeling :D


    Happy New Year!

    x Je suis Sophie

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  8. hopy crap! that's a lot of shopping bags, jealous...

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  9. Hope you had a great time :) Flordia has to be one of the happiest places in the world so spending NYE there must be amazinggg! Im so jealous xxx

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  10. You make me want to travel so bad! I love your buys. :)
    Happy new year beautiful! xx

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  11. I spent a week in Florida and it was so fun!
    The outlets there are really cool, but if you have the chance to ever visit Boston! Bring a million dollars! No tax on clothes and shoes! It is seriously heaven!

    You're lucky you have amazing weather in Florida atm, when I went, I got cold! I bring bad weather with me, because now that i'm in L.A, it's raining too! Great!

    Happy New Year, and enjoy your holidays!

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  12. That is some crazy shopping you did there! I loved the outlets in Florida as well... went there last May and took 3 days at the two big ones. Neiman Marcus Last Call was the best... I scored some DVF shoes for $35 and an Elizabeth and James blazer for $80! Can't wait to see what kind of deals you ended up with.

    Have fun on your vacation and Happy New Year!
    Jen

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  13. Whoa. Seems like you had good time there with all the shopping! I still have to go visit Orlando one of these days. =(
    P.S I'm diggin' your blog, totally excited to see more. =)

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  14. wow. you're so beautiful and it looks like a lot of fun in florida:)
    Happy New Year beauty.

    thx for following ♥

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  15. Love the view!
    ;O look at all your shopping! xx

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  16. OMG! Amazing haul!! Love your blog!

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  17. looks so much fun.

    What did u buy?? :D

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  18. You are beautiful!:D Happy New Year^-Btw my father lives in Miami, Florida^^

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  19. I hope you're having so much fun! I grew up in the Philippines so I'm nostalgic too!

    If you're in L.A., go to the Glendale Galleria or the Americana. It's just great! Visit "Love Story" or "Tilly's". :)

    Amazing haul! I'm green with envy! <3

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  20. whoa. i've never shopped that much on a trip.. well i just got back from vegas and they have pretty nice stuffs there.. i recommend going to the shoppes at palazzo which is connected with the grand canal shops at the venetian.. and i spent a good hour/ two at the caesar's palace forum shops.. (they have the biggest h&m i've ever seen).. the belaggio is quite nice as well..

    as a local i'd say that melrose and the boutiques along robertson boulevard are the best.. besides the usual, of course ( rodeo dr, beverly center, and south coast plaza.. )

    hope that helps

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  21. oh wow nice hotel and you really went on a shopping spree! LOVE all the bags you got I'm so envious hahaha

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  22. Happy New Year Annieo! That is quite a haul lady! lol Enjoy the rest of your vacation! ;)

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  23. omg, I'm so jealous!

    shopping dream haha.

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  25. I am so jelause, wanna go to Florida too.
    The pics are amazing ^^

    xo lala

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  26. 5 words: I WISH I WAS YOU!!! If I could shop like that I wouldn't even eat, I would spend all my money on clothes, love your blog!!

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