Florida Trip Part 2

March 12, 2016 in About Me / Yummy Eats

Hi guys and happy Saturday! Going to be recapping the last part of my Florida trip. I’m writing this on Friday night (my last night here) and I have an early wake up call for my flight tomorrow that leaves at 7:00 a.m. I can’t believe how fast this trip went by, but boy was it fun and was it so amazing to be in the warm weather and sunshine all week. I am so thankful I got to go on this trip! I left off at Tuesday afternoon, so I’m going to be recapping the week from there. 🙂

Tuesday Night

On Tuesday night, my brother, Gabby, and I had dinner in at my Uncle’s place then went out. Gab and I went to a hookah bar which was fun. It was my first time doing hookah and it was a cool experience. Definitely not something I would do all the time, but it was fun! After, we went to get appetizers at this cute restaurant outside. There was music and dancing and the atmosphere was so fun. My brother had drinks at the bar while Gab and I danced outside and munched on chips with salsa and guac. It was a really great night!


My brother and I 

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Mirror selfie in my fav American Eagle dress and new shoes 🙂


Selfies, and bc Gab looked so gorgeous in this pic


I slept in until around 10:30 on Wednesday and went for a run after! I also picked up a coffee from Starbucks. 🙂


Iced americano with soy and a selfie hehe

After my run, I came back and made myself some food. We spent the day by the pool and tanned/went swimming. I also did some yoga by the pool. 🙂


PC to Gab

On Wednesday night, Gab and I got dinner at this really cool retro-like restaurant then went shopping. We got gifts for some of our friends back at school and some stuff for ourselves! And we made sure to snap some pics too while out on the Fort Lauderdale strip for the memories.



On Thursday morning, I adventured out to this cute little juice restaurant place while Gab was sleeping. It was def my kinda restaurant- tons of smoothies, oatmeal, omelettes, acai bowls, coffee, and they have lunch/dinner there too. I tried an acai bowl and it was so delicious!!


Acai bowl topped with mango, bananas, granola, and coconut. It was SOO good. 


Coffee with almond milk 


And just because I loved this painting there 🙂 I would love this in my dorm room or room at home-I think it is so beautiful!!

We went to the beach Thursday, and the weather was super nice. Sitting in the sunshine and soaking up the vitamin D truly does put me in a better mood and make me super happy.


Gab and I got lunch along the beach later on in the day.


This salad was super good. A base of romaine topped with cucumbers, carrots, sesame noodles, grilled chicken, and a peanut dressing! 

We went back to the beach, listened to music, and tanned/relaxed for a few hours. After, we walked back to my uncle’s place and watched some TV. After getting ready, we headed out to go to dinner around 7:30. My uncle and his girlfriend took us to a cool taco bar. Gab and I got mahi-mahi tacos which were SO good. This place was so cute inside and our waitress was an absolute sweetheart.



“All things must pass. Give me love, give me peace on earth.” Loved this!!

And after tacos, we got gelato. Because BALANCE FRIENDS- and life is too damn short to say no to gelato. Especially this oreo gelato.



On Friday morning, I headed out for a run/walk in the morning. I did a little strength workout too, ate breakfast, then went out to get an iced coffee from Starbucks. I caught up on some blog reading too. 🙂

After Gab woke up, we went out to the pool and sat in the sun. The weather was absolutely beautiful and there were barely any clouds in the sky. We really lucked out weather wise this week!

Gab and I grabbed salads at Whole Foods for lunch, then walked back and sat by the pool again! A few hours later, I came in to do some packing and shower. My uncle and his girlfriend took us to the same place I went to for breakfast for dinner.


This was just SO amazing omg. A side of sweet potatoes with a veggie burger that was topped with tomato, lettuce, avocado, and cheese on a whole wheat sandwich thin. YUMM!

After dinner, we went to walk around by the ocean. There was live music playing which was cool! Gab and I walked on the beach a bit too.


We grabbed frozen yogurt too! I didn’t snap a pic, but I got birthday cake with strawberries, cookie dough bites, and dark chocolate chips. ‘Twas delish!!

All in all, it was just such an amazing trip and I am so thankful to have met a friend as amazing as Gab. She is truly such a genuine and kind person and someone that just gets me- and for that I am forever thankful (lol cheesy IK). I am also super thankful for my uncle and that he let us stay with us, and that I got to spend time with my brother!

Obviously going back to reality after vacation is tough, but I’ll get readjusted and all will be well.

Now tell me:

What are your favorite frozen yogurt toppings?

Do you suffer from the post-vacation blues?

Happy weekend guys!! Thank you for reading. 🙂

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Lynne March 12, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Lyss, you look so happy and relaxed. What a fun trip you had, pity it ended so fast. Thanks for the update my friend. Have a wonderful weekend x

    • Reply Alyssa March 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much Lynne! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  • Reply Stephanie March 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I am glad you had a wonderful vacation does my heart good!

    • Reply Alyssa March 12, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks mom, love you!! <3

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It March 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Hookah can be fun hehe 😉 It sounds like you guys had an awesome rest of your trip! I can’t get over all of the delicious food you ate, it all looks so yummy! Yay GELATO. <3 My favorite frozen yogurt toppings are fresh fruit, hot fudge, and rainbow sprinkles. Always. 🙂 And yes I usually suffer from post-vacation blues, especially after I came back from Italy 3 summers ago…omg that sucked lol. But you'll have a great week and I'm so happy you were able to go on this trip!! Safe travels home love <3

    • Reply Alyssa March 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      It was such a great trip with very delicious food! That gelato was amazinggggg 🙂 The post-vaca blues are real. It’s gonna be a slap in the bum when I’m back in class Monday haha but all will be well and dandy and I’ll readjust again. Hope you are having a great weekend girly <3 xoxo

  • Reply Ellie March 13, 2016 at 12:25 am

    You had such a great vacation! There are hookah places all around my town but I’ve never really had an interest in doing it. I’m not a fan of smoke at all. I think my favorite topping is sprinkles. I really like to lick them off =P I hope you don’t get the blues too bad, soon you’ll be out of school for summer and be having weeks like that all the time 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa March 13, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you Ellie! I love sprinkles on my fro yo too. And that is true- summer is gonna be here before we know it! Hope you have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

  • Reply Kate March 13, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I have some of the best memories of going to the beach with my bff. All the sun & freedom make for a great week. I loved reading about your adventures. I know spring break is such a tease for the summer, but I am glad you got a little time away from school!

    • Reply Alyssa March 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much Kate!! It really was a tease, but summer will be here before we know it 🙂 hope you have a great day girl!

  • Reply Samantha March 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It looks like you had a great time in Florida Alyssa! All the pictures look wonderful too. Ive actually only just had Froyo for the first time the other day, so i played it simple with the toppings and went with assorted fruit, but I’m thinking next time ill be more adventurous. What do you recommend?!

    • Reply Alyssa March 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you Samantha! I recommend cookie dough bites, dark chocolate chips, or little m and m’s! Those are my fave 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Taylor March 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Vacation always goes by way too fast. Looks like you had a wonderful time and lots of delicious food!!

    • Reply Alyssa March 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      It really does always go by quick! And it was such a great trip!!

  • Reply Sarah March 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I’m so happy you had such a good trip girl! Post-vacation blues are real, but you’ll get back in a routine soon enough and you have summer to look forward to! I love that last pic of you and your friend. You are just glowing in all your pics!

    • Reply Alyssa March 14, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Thank you girl!! You are the sweetest, you are so beautiful Sarah! Hope you are having a good start to your break 🙂

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