Saturday, July 25, 2009

My tropicool bedaway


Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!
Between the heat & working crazy I'm ready for another getaway.... in my imagination.
I hope everyone gets the chance to chill in this Sunday.
This is my read for the weekend...how appropriate!!!



Add in this cool man... & my getaway in bed is complete.
Dinner is mango mojitos & two great recipes from the New York Times Recipe for Health series...Grilled Pacific Halibut with Mango Salsa & Cucumber Salsa salad. They have some great recipes. Check them out.

Finally fresh pineapple sorbet. Love to everyone & thank you for the lovely compliments...you really made my week.


Images courtesy of NYT & Amazon

27 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alicia.. I know the feeling about work overload, but the heat... it's a tad chilly here! I've taken to watching 'The Day After Tomorrow' whenever we have a heatwave downunder. Ramp up the aircon.. and on with the DVD... it seems to help. Lovely images and beautiful post as always. Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Me again. Your blog is prettier and prettier each time I visit... Thanks for brightening my day!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow check out the pineapple sorbet, yumo!

Totally lovin' everything you have listed there honey, I'm desperate for a holiday. Not going to happen till we get this house built. ho-hum.

xxx

Jacqueline said...

Oh Alicia..... can I come and live with you ?
I want the halibut , my second favourite fish...first has to be turbot, but I'll go with the halibut !!!! ... and the pineapple sorbet....oh, hang on a minute , need a handkerchief... I'm salivating...
and Keith Urban...MMmmmmmmm.... probably need that handkerchief again !!!Beautiful pictures that have really cooled us all down. It's not quite that hot , here in the U.K. but we are off tho Italy soon so you've got me in the holiday mood!!

mimi charmante said...

you, my friend, are incredibly talented. what an amazing mind you have - I would love to visit as I imagine it is very lively and colorful in there...
have a lovely sunday my friend,
xo

Rajee Sood said...

uuuh! I love that halibut with mango salsa ... and I want to take a vacation far away in the caribbean ... and thanks Alicia for firing up my imagination overtime ... and its a while before I can make all this a reality ... well love your blog ... charming and calming :)

Simone said...

Oh what a gorgeous post.....those mango mojitos look FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

I have never listened to Keith Urban....I must do something about that!

You do choose THE most beautiful images, I love your blog!

Happy Sunday :)

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

thank you so very miuch for this lovely refreshing post ALICIA. I absolutely love it ... as always ....

Kellie Collis said...

Can i come too?? it looks lovely!! x

trishiekoh said...

I would SOOOO love to be sleeping in the hammock right now!

Averill said...

Mmm that food looks delicious and I will have to try those mango mojitos. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Alicia!

Simply Mel said...

I really want some pineapple sorbet now...yum!

Vitania said...

Mmm mmmm - Sounds DEEEEliscious. Especially that Halibut..

ps. you are the Queen of decadence. your pizza sounds amazing.

Cathy said...

Okay...I think you stole my favorite getaway!!! I love Halibut with a little Keith Urban on the side!!! Both are yummy!!!

Call me next time you take a "trip"!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Oliveaux said...

Looks like the perfect spot! Summer is just around the corner for us and cannot wait :) Ax

Lissa said...

Thank you for the vacation! I had a relaxing time!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Wow, you really have taken me away! I can almost feel that hammock, a cool breeze and a cocktail in my hand. Oh and a good book. But the cool breeze and cocktail are more satisfying.

Eric Long said...

A very very pretty blog... did I mention pretty?

And girly... can't forget girly... it's a good thing to be girly, you know... if you actually ARE a girl... it's good.

Tartelette said...

I was just thinking the other day that there weren't enough hammocks and mojitos in our neighborhood!
Very refreshing pictures and mood!

Mimi said...

Hi Alicia,

These recipes look scrumptious! I need to try the mango mojito though, since I am Cuban and I am a big fan of mojitos...
I finally had a chance to go to the Hampton Designer Showhouse yesterday...It was such a nice break from job searching...I really needed that, It completely inspired me and recharged my battery..Stop by when you can...the rooms are great!
xoxo

Lynn said...

That pineapple sorbet, served in a fresh pineapple, is absolutely delovely! Thanks for sharing this inspiring idea :)

The Consummate Hostess said...

The pineapple sorbet looks amazing!

Jacqueline said...

I so agree Alicia...it was a cheap shot...I was trying to appeal to the baby lovers!!!! Give me a cocktail anyday !! XXXX

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

I say the heck with the halibut & the healthy stuff & I'm grabbing Keith Urban, the mojito's & pineapple sorbet & heading straight for that hammock. However, I may have to blind & gag him first!
Thanks for the lovely get-a-way my friend. Always a pleasure to be in your company!
Xxx deb

annechovie said...

That top photo is so cool and unusual! Take care and have a great weekend, Alicia!

Courtney said...

Looks like a perfect getaway! I actually am listening to Keith Urban right now (he kinda soothes the soul, no?,) and I would love to be eating the halibut with mango/cucumber salsa and the sorbet too!

Jenny said...

Hi A,
Just found your blog, as I moved to Winston Salem, NC from NYC + we bought a bungelow. I am decorating on a major shoestring...Look forward to visiting your site often for ideas.
Dying to know where you found that dotted glass cocktail shaker?
Thanks! Jenny