Starstruck in Miami (at SOBEWFF)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

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Last weekend Mr. SGCC had to go to Miami for a few days to attend a legal conference.  I usually beg off on those things because a)  they’re boring; and b)  they’re boring!   But I love Miami ,and hadn’t been down there in years – so I decided to tag along.  I figured I’d get to do a little shopping, hang out at a few sidewalk cafes in South Beach (SOBE to those in the know), and generally just enjoy a little of  la Vida Loca. 

About a week or so before the trip, I was nosing around on the web, collecting ideas for some fun things to do while Mr. SGCC was sitting in a stuffy, windowless room for two days.   And then, I saw it.  The SOBE Wine and Food Festival was the same weekend.  OMG!   How had I not known this?   Of all the crazy and wonderful coincidences, this was the craziest and most wonderful!    I’d wanted to go to this event for years, but was never able to work it out – until now.  It was kismet!

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