Annette Recommends Youth H2O

I have to say I was skeptical at first, as I am with all products that make claims of making you look younger and weight loss, but I went in with an open mind.   You take Youth H2O for three weeks, you drink one shot a day for 5 days and then 2 days off (I put mine in the freezer for about an hour) then you take a week off and then repeat the cycle.   After three weeks, I saw a difference, my complexion was better, my skin more radiant and it seemed to help me maintain my weight, which is a biggie for me with going out so much.  I am really looking forward to trying it for another month.

Youth H2O is caffeine free, sugar free and all natural organic ‘age defying energy shot’. You can get Youth H2O at any Navarro Pharmacies in South Florida, a  a month supply is $44.99.


Annette Recommends Flame Caffe and Grill

We went for dinner at Flame Caffe and Grill on Española Way, and I have to say the food was absolutely amazing. We both started off with a Sauvignon Blanc – Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve and the Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vent. I love mushrooms and this was heavenly; mushrooms sautéed in garlic, herbs and white wine in puff pastry, served in a  mushroom cream sauce with a little truffle oil.  For the main course, I had the Seafood Paella Rice and this was the best paella I have had. It had an assortment of fresh Florida seafood; calamari, shrimp, scallops, mussels and fish cooked in lobster broth, saffron and white wine, with a lobster tail on top and served with Valencia rice with Jerez.  James had the 16 ounces of Angus Prime Rib Eye streak with porcini mushroom au-jus, served with roasted rosemary Yukon gold potatoes and sautéed broccolini.  I, of course, had the Flame Blue Margarita, so yummy and not too sweet, and James had an Apple Martini. Both were made perfectly.  Finally for dessert we had the Hot Chocolate Soufflé served with vanilla bean ice cream, it was so wonderful and delicious.

Flame Caffe and Grill
447 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8950

Annette Recommends Seasons 52

We got a tasting from the new Summer Menu at Season 52 in Coral Gables.  Started off with a BBQ Chicken Flatbread and Artichoke & Goat Cheese Flatbread.  They were both so yummy but the Artichoke & Goat Cheese one was my favorite…so good which was paired with Aveleda Vinha Verde, Portugal ’10/’11 very light and refreshing.  The first course was a Chilled Lobster & Shrimp spring roll with three different dipping sauces, cool salsa verde, aromatic lemongrass and sweet-hot red chili, this was paired with Hirsh #1 Gruner Veitliner, Kamptal ’09/’1 Sauvignon Blanc this was my favorite wine for the evening .  The second course was a wonderful Organic Arugula salad and a summer vegetarian tasting which was was paired with Honig, Napa ’11.  The third course was wild Alaskan Copper River Salmon paired with Chehalem INOX, Williamette ’10.  Then we had a 11 oz Piedmontese All-Natural Bone-in Strip steak which was paired with Markham Cellar 1879,  Napa ’10.  The fourth and final course was a mini indulgence desserts and all were amazing and was paired with a great Jam jar Moscato, Western Cape ’11.

Everything was cooked perfect and tasting so amazing, so if you are in Coral Gables and looking for a great place to eat, I would check out Seasons 52.

Seasons 52
On Miracle Mile
321 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 442-8552

Annette Recommends Monty’s Raw Bar South Beach

The newly renovated Monty’s Raw Bar South Beach is really nice, I love the decor in the main room.  They put in a lot of big screen TV’s,  it is a great place to watch whatever sport you love.  The food was really good, we started off with the peel and eat shrimp, they were a good size and so tasty, cooked perfect, and the cocktail sauce had just enough horseradish in it to give a nice bite.  We ordered the fried calamari, french fries and the grilled Mahi Mahi with mashed sweet potatoes and greens and it was so amazing.   Finished the meal with a slice of key lime pie and it was so good and tart, just the way I like it.

So if you have not been to Monty’s South Beach in awhile, stop by and taste their new menu.

Monty’s Raw Bar
Miami Beach Marina
300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
(305) 672-1148

Annette Recommends Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

This was my first time to Bolivar Restaurant & Lounge and we tried a variety of their foods and everything was amazing.  Started off the evening with one of their signature cocktails a Lulo Bolivartini very yummy!!!!  For the first course had the Arepa con Ahogado  and then they brought out a platter with grilled corn on the cob topped with spicy butter and cheese, Colombian blood sausage, Colombian sausage, grilled artichokes and I have to say it was one of the best artichokes I have had or close to it.  Next was seafood Ceviche shots and they were full of seafood, so yummy.  Then we had some delicious grilled pork and mashed potatoes.  Then I tried a different signature drink the Augua De Florero, a yummy Long Island Iced Tea.  Then my favorite part, dessert, we had the Merenguitos – Meringues with Strawberries…so, so, so Yummy.

Bolivar Restaurant & Lounge
661 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Annette Recommends of Bernie’s LA Cafe

Bernies LA Cafe is one place I have been wanting to go for some time, but for some reason or another just never made it.  Sure wished I would have the food is so fresh and so good.  We started of with the Crudo – tomato salsa with homemade chips. I got the Foot-Long Choripan (Grilled Colombian Sausage) with chopped red onion and pineapple relish and you can pick between mixed field greens or fresh cut fries.  The sausage was so good and the relish gave it just the right touch, I did not even put any condiments on it, yes it was that good.  I also tried the Yuca fries and I have to say they one of the best Yuca fries I have had, they were so tender on the inside and just the right about of crispness on the outside.  James got the Carne Asada (slow roasted short ribs) covered in grilled onions, the meat was so tender and had such a great flavor, this came with rice, beans and Maduros.  We also got the Mango Bang Bang Shrimp and this is a must have, it was so good, ask for it well done.  And if that was not enough food I had to have one of their chocolate chip cookies and it was so moist, delicious and full of chocolate chips.  So don’t wait as long as I did to go try out Bernie’s LA Cafe and keep in mind they do deliver on South Beach.  Click here to see their menu, Bernie’s LA Cafe Menu.

Bernie’s LA Cafe – Latin America
1570 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-8003

Photographs from Death and Harry Houdini Cast Questions and Answers on 4/29/12

Death and Harry Houdini Cast Questions and Answers at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 29, 2012.  This play is performed by the  Theatre Of Chicago, and wow what an awesome show.  Death and Harry Houdini has all of the components to a great time like comedy, singing, dancing and some amazing magic.  It is performed in the Carnival Studio Theater where you are so close to the action you almost feel as you are a part of the play itself. I was fortunate to sit on the front row and I still can’t figure out how the magic is done.  No, they would not let us take any photos during the play, you just have to go see for yourself.  This is a play you should not miss, it really is so much fun!!!

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