We headed down to Miami last sunday— to see some of my favorite people in the world– and sadly, to say goodbye to them too. I’ve met a lot of amazing people through this blog world, but Claudia and family were some of the first people I’ve met through this space. Grateful she didn’t turn out to be some ax murderer when I showed up at her apartment for the first time. Since meeting 4 ish years ago we’ve had many adventures, sleepovers, bottles and bottles of wine, and a good amount of hot and sweaty walks. It’ll be strange to not have them a short hour drive away— but I am happy for their new adventures. Mostly I’m just grateful I was feeling well enough to head down south and I’m so happy Alex had the day off to come too. I would have been devastated to not see them before they left.

We hoped for the best with the weather, but like typical south florida, we ended up with a good amount of sporadic downpours throughout the day. No one was overly bummed though. We always make it work. While the girls played quietly,  the adults each helped to cook a mish-mash of food. We didn’t really plan a specific meal or anything special– we just put it all together and it worked out perfectly for everyone.

And once again, there was wine. Lots and lots of wine. I still haven’t been brave enough to add wine back into my life— but I do have intentions of hopefully bringing back the deliciousness that is wine later on. But my other three favorite people? They all shared different selections of The Seeker wines and no one could agree on the best one. Alex was partial to the malbec while Claudia loved the pinot. I think it’s pretty neat how they have a ton of different options and varieties from all across the world. Ps. I’m a Malbec lady myself 🙂 And I’m not as sad as you’d think I would be to not be able to enjoy my favorite things– at this point I’m happy to feel well enough to enjoy my time with people while they enjoy the good stuff 😉

The Seeker Wine is a pretty awesome company—- they are globally conscious, dedicated to leaving a small carbon footprint. They use lightweight glass, recycled and recyclable, locally-sourced packaging materials wherever possible and their winemakers are committed to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery. Seeking quality, distinction, and value 🙂  

After the rain stopped, we headed outside. We enjoyed the Miami evening while Alex and the girls swam in the pool. 

my avocado rescuer <3<3

At the end of the evening we were way too happy and comfortable to want to leave. All we wanted to do was veg-out, make potential summer vacation plans together, and drink more wine on the couch. It’s crazy that would be the last time to sleep in the house or to visit it all all. I’m so glad we decided to stay the night on the whim— to spend extra time together, to just be happy and comfortable after a fun and delicious day 🙂

The Seeker speaks to the unknown, the unknowable, and the thrill of discovery. Cheers, Claudia, Will, &Lily. We love you and your new adventure. Except some visitors in Asheville soon <3 Drop any plants off at our house alone the way 😉

Seek more info on The Seeker Wines: HERE. (their website is really rad).
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*This post was sponsored on behalf of The Seeker Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.


  1. It's a beautiful place, having such an open and joyous feeling to it. It's totally amazing! These venues in Chicago are definitely a wonderful place to spend time. It's plenty fun to sit and enjoy food and drinks with amazing conversations.

  2. What a beautiful house!! I love Asheville – you should definitely visit them there, you will love it 🙂

  3. If you end up going to Asheville you should come stop by my (soon to be) farm in Durham too. 🙂 Cheers to good days and good friends!

  4. we love you guys and are so glad you were able to see us off. more wine parties await us in asheville. hopefully next time you will be sipping too. oh, and i'm doing the exact same thing right now as i am in that picture on the green couch. except wearing something else. thank you for all the wonderful memories! xx