A friend invited me to a barbecue at one of her friend's houses in Weston, Fl.
I was to bring some desserts and myself with an empty stomach in preparation of ample food and good alcohol.
This was going to be another multi-Latino gathering. The lady of the house Bertha is from Mexico, my friend Maria is from Cuba, Eric is from Puerto Rico raised in The States and the other Maria is from Nicaragua.
New York&Co made in Vietnam shirt, tied in the back because it's XL and
I did not have the time to sew it in.
No boundaries strapless dress, worn as a skirt.
Both items were thrifted at My Salvation Army store on the Wednesday (half price day) before.
I took this photo at Bertha's house because I was running a bit late and I didn't have the time to
take pictures at home.
Once I came back home I took all of my accessories photos.
These two necklaces are from 2003 or 2004 and they were very inexpensive because they were missing some beads.
The bracelet on the left is from JCPenney, the others are from DOTS and from a co-worker
that used to make me jewelry.
Victoria's Secret little purse, thrifted the same day as the dress/skirt and the shirt.
The dress /skirt print.
We had a loud and extensive conversation over some appetizers and drinks.
The Heineken was my drink of choice.
I wasn't able to post the group photos because I didn't got their permission and now some of them
are out of the country on vacation.
Some more drink choices.
When I was in college I used to drink Kahlua with Vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
So sweet and always brought a smile to my face! Now I prefer a good beer or wine instead.
This is in the back of the townhouse before they started to cook.
The shirt looks blue in the sun but it's really the same purple as the skirt.
It was a beautiful very hot day with a bit of a breeze, and we were surrounded by many trees and hundreds
of millions (exaggeration sign here) of fruit flies and other bugs.
More of the green; to better breath in, my dear.
The breeze was moving the palm trees around and the skies were evoking some
relaxing sentiments in all of us.
I was really about to take a nap with all the lovely breeze and serenity but the nasty bugs were all over.
I probably ate one or two while I was talking.
Well, they're protein!
Mr. Eric did all the barbecuing and we took the food inside the house because of the pestilent Floridian bugs.
The outside table was very nicely done and the flowers were beautiful.
However the bugs had been there before us Homo sapiens and they won back the patio space that afternoon.
Rice, two different kinds of salads, some home made dressing
and chimichurri sauce.
This was my plate; I got seconds afterwards.
The chicken and meat were brought up from Nicaragua and frozen until the night before.
The chicken and the cow meat comes from a free range farm of a relative of Maria's that also owns a meat market.
I usually only eat organic meats at home but I must tell these meats were the most incredible tasting pieces of meat that I have since I left Puerto Rico in '99. Way better than any of the organic meats I buy.
They were rich in flavor and had such a perfect combination of tenderness and remarkable natural taste that I really can't described.
All of us were just eating and making YUMM sounds; the only talk was about how delicious the meat was!
This was my last drink of the day. I drank it while eating the delicious meat.
I was in love with this couch; it remind me of Joan Miro.
I brougth the desserts from my local supermarket because I can't bake; I burn everything beyond recognition!!!!
This pastry cheese thingy is something that we have for or with our breakfast, but it can be eaten at any time during the day accompanied by some black coffee and milk. It's made with guava, cheese and so many other no-so-good for you ingredients.
Another view of the beautiful skies before leaving to go home.