Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

my masterpiece

Have you noticed that I've been pretty crazy posting the cake I did for my baby's first birthday!!

Vera's first birthday theme was Flamingo!! we had awesome pool floats, and tropical inspired decorations. 

my mom made this amazing pinata!!
I worked Really hard on this cake, honestly I was really impressed with the results! I'm proud of how it turned out!

During the months leading up to the big day I practiced the technique I wanted to use for the cake, which was the chocolate drip! I had never tried it before so I read about it and watched tutorials on youtube and instragram... these were my prototypes...

made for my mom's bday
chocolate blueberry
Then for the decorations of the flamingo cake I used meringues and macarons that I also made myself! the meringues were lemon flavored and the macarons had mango cream cheese filling...

I think I did a pretty good job! and took lots of pictures to show Vera when she is older!


neighborhood breweries

It is so comforting ... at least for me... to know that I don't have to travel very far to find amazing beer. Seriously! just a few years ago my closest brewery was Funky Buddha in Ft. Lauderdale! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Funky Buddha but driving an hour to get there...not so much! Then came Wynwood, and all the amazing breweries in Wynwood, which is way, way closer but still not in my vicinity. And then came M.I.A Beer Company to my rescue and I felt golden!! Love, love M.I.A. it is definitely our go to!
But now I am super excited to say that I have more "neighborhood breweries" , like right there!!! neighborhood breweries....Yay!! and they are awesome!!
Ok, ok control excitement, lol! options! options!

So, there is Lincolns Beard Brewing right off Bird Road, tucked away in the arts district, which is a really cool area to check out. I love this place! Its very spacious, inviting and they have such great beers!

The location works out perfectly for us since we take Vera to swimming classes to a place right around the corner. Guess what we do after swimming on Saturdays? 

The space is large with a second floor and also an outdoor area which will probably be my spot come "cooler" months. 

The other super cool brewery is Biscayne Bay, this one is even closer to me, closer than my beloved M.I.A!! ....decisions, decisions..

Such a beautiful space...truly one of the nicest ones I have seen. They put a lot of thought and attention to every detail, seriously... like..the taps in the bathroom!!
We had such a great time here, amazing beer, good food, super nice beertenders (shout out to @brew.babe) such a super cool gal...i think we have a lot in common ;)
And most importantly, Vera really did have fun!

Now the hardest part is deciding which of these places to go to...hmmm