A Miami Christmas in Photos

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If you asked me to choose a favorite between Miami (my hometown) or Manhattan (my adopted home), I’d typically choose NYC in a heartbeat. But Miami ALWAYS gets the edge in December.

I’m aggressively recharging, but I’ve compiled some snippets of my hometown sojourn below. In the meantime, I’m taking Christmas off — but I’ll be back on Friday.

On a side note, Christmas is always a contemplative time of year. In 2014, I’m particularly grateful for every single one of you reading. Happy holidays!

Shirt: St. John | Jeans: AG (Lord & Taylor) | Hat: Genie by Eugenia King (Lord & Taylor) | Handbag: Dolce & Gabbana (Saks) | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (Consignment)
Shirt: St. John | Jeans: AG (Lord & Taylor) | Hat: Genie by Eugenia King (Lord & Taylor) | Handbag: Dolce & Gabbana (Saks) | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (Consignment)

This trip, I’ve been living in striped shirts.

Shirt: Saint Laurent (Consignment) | Pants: Madewell | Sandals: Lanvin (Consignment)
Shirt: Saint Laurent (Consignment) | Pants: Madewell | Sandals: Lanvin (Consignment)

I look forward to seeing my parents’ pooches every year.

Low tide on Biscayne Bay.
Low tide on Biscayne Bay.

When I’m in Miami, I’m in “chill” mode — so I avoid South Beach like the plague. Instead, I take a lot of walks to Biscayne Bay.

Last handbag purchase for a while. Handbag: Dolce & Gabbana
Handbag: Dolce & Gabbana

Last handbag purchase for a while.

Our Christmas tree.
View from the top: Our Christmas tree.

Growing up, my mom HATED fake Christmas trees. (I seem to recall the word “tacky.”) Guess she changed her tune.

Evening stroll.
Evening stroll.

I used to climb this tree as a kid, and now I can’t even reach the branches. Great way to feel old.

I made a mess.
I made a mess.

This house has an unlimited supply of nuts. (Pun intended.)

A flock of ibis.
A flock of ibis.

You could set you clock to these ibis — they fly southward every evening at sunset.

  • Andrea Billups

    Merry Christmas, Lady Di! I miss Miami, too. At least some of it. 😉

    • http://www.TheStylePragmatist.com/ Diana @ The Style Pragmatist

      Miami misses you, too. All my love to you and yours.

  • Jeff Brumley

    what kind of glasses is A wearing in that one photo?

    • http://www.TheStylePragmatist.com/ Diana @ The Style Pragmatist

      ??