Brunch on the Beach

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One of the downs of owning a small business – you still have to answer calls on vacation!


But at least you can do it from the beach.  Right, Husband?


Today is what this trip is really about – I’m doing an Operation Beautiful presentation at the University of Miami this afternoon.  But we had time to spare this morning and figured it would be well spent on the beach.


Here’s something to debate:  seagulls.  Creepy or cute?  I love to watch them walk around and drift in the breeze.  But…. what about when they swarm you because you’ve got crackers or bread in your hand?  I always think of Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds (you know, the part when the birds pluck out the lady’s eyeballs), so I’m firmly in the creepy camp.


(Random joke:  What do you call a seagull that lives by the bay? A bagel!)


We got fresh-pressed carrot, orange, apple, and ginger juice for Breakfast #1.  Then, we soaked up the sun for a hour or so.



Afterwards, time for Breakfast #2 – just eggs and home fries at a little outdoor café. 

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Time to switch gears into productive mode.  Actually – I think the Husband (the world’s biggest Canes fan – feel free to debate this if you feel you or your man deserves the title) is going to insist on an athletic facilities tour at the university first.  Should be fun!



  • Faith @ For the Health of It March 5, 2012, 11:41 am

    What a perfect morning – literally. Sunshine, someone else making breakfast, waves…I could really use a beach day!

  • carly March 5, 2012, 11:41 am

    I hate seagulls. When I was 10 one of them stole a hamburger out of my hand while I was eating it on the beach…I am sure the seagull regretted it later (I doubt hamburgers are a healthy diet for any, including seagulls!) but I am still bitter over it!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 5, 2012, 11:51 am

    Oh wow, that beach looks to die for!!! It’s SO cold here right now but looking at your photos makes me dream about hot beaches and fruity drinks! I’m in the ‘seagulls are creepy’ club – I’m always so afraid one is going to poop on my head! Have a fabulous presentation this afternoon. I’m sure the audience will love you!

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) March 5, 2012, 12:01 pm

    I’m doing my best to virtually soak up the sunshine through your post. So glad the 3 of you are having a good time 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 5, 2012, 12:11 pm

    I hate seagulls! In Cape May, NJ they will swoop down and take your sandwich right out of your hands while you’re eating it! You have to seriously protect your lunch, it’s crazy.

    The beach looks amazing, so jealous sitting at work with the temps in the 40s here in PA!

  • Regina March 5, 2012, 12:43 pm

    It looks beautiful there! So glad y’all are having such great weather for your time away.

    Also, I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant and was wondering what running shorts you wear that can still fit within becoming booty shorts 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 5, 2012, 12:46 pm

    I’m not a fan of birds of any kind. They scare me… 🙁

    But it looks like a great start to your little vacay. And as long as the calls come few and far between, it’ll be all good! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 5, 2012, 1:00 pm

    I do NOT like seagulls! They totally freak me out! Good luck with your presentation this afternoon!

  • Michelle March 5, 2012, 1:01 pm

    Sadly I have been one of those people where a seagull has come and swiped my sandwich right out of my hands. And then I had no lunch. 🙁 At the same beach earlier last year, the seagulls banded together to open an UNOPENED bag of potato chips. They popped it with their beak and then went to town on the chips.

  • Colleen March 5, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I would so love to be at a beach right now! Summer hurry up!

  • Kimberly (Sketch the Ebb and Flow) March 5, 2012, 1:29 pm

    Most birds freak me out, but I actually like seagulls! I think it has something to do with the fact that Northern California beaches are mostly deserted, so the gulls aren’t as used to people and aren’t as aggressive.

  • JT@ The Faux Foodie Girl March 5, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Oh babymoons are the best! If you have time, stop by the Front Porch – great breakfast cafe. And you should also try to visit some places in Design District – so many great vegetarian options. Wish I could meet up while you are in town. How long are you staying? Any blogger meet ups?

  • Wendi @ A Southern Yogi March 5, 2012, 1:51 pm

    I love Miami – I am jealous!

  • Wendi @ A Southern Yogi March 5, 2012, 1:53 pm

    p.s. I am a closet Canes fan. I went to Clemson and love Clemson, but the Canes are the team I’ll pull for in the Coastal Division of the ACC 🙂

  • Jennifer March 5, 2012, 2:19 pm

    OMG, I cannot handle that movie The Birds. I saw it when I was young and it still freaks me out. Like, if I see too many birds sitting on a fence or telephone wire, I will get away fast. LOL

    Sounds like you are having a fab babymoon!

  • Shelley March 5, 2012, 2:26 pm

    My hubby is a huge Miami fan despite the fact that we live in Iowa. I always tell him he’s got to be the only Miami fan in the state. He’s even got the kids trained to do the little U hand sign (and they boo any other team especially a team playing the Canes!). The other night he was talking about some football games they’re playing this fall that are within driving distance for us. I guess I should take that as a sign to buy him some tickets and plan a little getaway so he can finally see a Miami game in person!

  • Linz @ ItzLinz March 5, 2012, 2:51 pm

    i know i’ve told you before… my husband would give your husband pretty good competition for that title! jonny has the U tattooed on his leg… last chanukah i ran out of ideas to get jonny because he has everything he could possibly want, so what did i do? i got him a miami computer mouse, a miami toothbrush, and a miami paperweight. and he loved them. 😛

  • Christine @ BookishlyB March 5, 2012, 2:54 pm

    I don’t really like seagulls, but I LOATHE squirrels. They all have rabies and will fight me for a snack, as far as I’m concerned.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 5, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Awwww SO fun. I WANT some sun too! Hah 🙂 Good luck tonight! I am sure you’ll rock it.

  • Johanna B March 5, 2012, 3:05 pm

    I love seagulls – even though one stole a hot dog out of my hand in Galveston, TX.

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 5, 2012, 3:06 pm

    Seagulls = creepy, definitely! One time I was on my family’s boat and I was sitting in the bow, and a seagull actually hit my cheek and then the windshield. I couldn’t believe it hit me and didn’t get out of the way! It was horrifying, ickkk. On a more pleasant note, I love your panoramic picture of the beach!

  • Amber K March 5, 2012, 3:10 pm

    Seagulls will forever be creepy. As are any birds. My friend used to have a “cute” cockatiel that would try to dive bomb my head anytime it was out of its cage. Evil little bird.

  • jesse.anne.o March 5, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I actually love seagulls. They’re one of the only birds who are big enough to hug! I think they’re pretty cute.

  • Nicole March 5, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I wish I were there….those skies are so blue and walking on the beach sounds so relaxing.

  • Erin March 5, 2012, 5:37 pm

    I can sit at look at birds and appreciate their beauty/grace/cuteness…. for about 2 minutes.

    Then my heart starts racing, their beady little eyes pierce my soul, and I picture their pointy little devil beak coming at me!

    Hahah… seriously though. My mom knows I’m terrified of birds. We were waiting for the ferry in Vancouver, BC, eating some french fries, when the birds starting coming towards me. I start to feel a little panicky. And what does my mom do? She starts throwing french fries at me and laughs as the birds start to congregate towards me.

    hahaha horrible!

  • Jessica March 5, 2012, 5:42 pm

    did you know that you are nominated as the best healthy living blog on Fitness Magazine website?!

  • Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third March 5, 2012, 6:34 pm

    Ahhhh I HATE seagulls!!! They freak me out.

  • Shari March 5, 2012, 7:38 pm

    I love seagulls!

  • Mary March 5, 2012, 8:19 pm

    I totally think seagulls are creepy! They can smell food fall from miles away and arrive in a swarm to fight over it…in fact, you don’t even have to drop food and they will start to show up and close in….AAHHH!

  • Ann @ Turbo Teacher March 5, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Seagulls — Not cute!
    Pic of You & Husband on the beach — So cute!!!

  • Kath March 5, 2012, 8:59 pm

    The beaaaaach. Love it.

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras March 5, 2012, 9:03 pm

    I love seagulls! I always really want to feed them, but I don’t want other beach-goers to yell at me, so whenever I go to the beach I wait until nighttime and then go down to the water and feed them bread. It makes me so happy.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 5, 2012, 9:28 pm

    Seagulls freak me out! I think it’s because in third grade one pooped on my friend’s head, so I’ve been nervous around them ever since! 😛

  • Kayla @ The Best Things March 5, 2012, 10:16 pm

    I would kill for some hot weather right now! looks like you’re enjoying it!

  • Baking Serendipity March 5, 2012, 10:32 pm

    Seagulls…kind of creepy. But beach time? Totally amazing. Enjoy!

  • Laura March 5, 2012, 10:51 pm

    I live about 75 miles from the Oregon Coast. I was told growing up that when the seagulls came into Portland that it was stormy at the coast. No idea if that’s actually true, but I always think about it when I see them here.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 5, 2012, 11:00 pm

    I love you buuut I hate you right now.. I’d KILL to be on the beach!!! And you are rocking that bathing suit in your baby bump in the previous post!!!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well March 5, 2012, 11:34 pm

    You two look happy, healthy, and glowing. Oh and I love your seagull joke. My roommate has a unique fear of birds and I can’t wait to tell her that joke.

  • Ashleysh22 March 5, 2012, 11:47 pm

    Oh man, large flocks of birds of any kind always give me shivers. That darn movie. I must have been about twelve when I watched it and it will forever haunt me.

    The beach looks like paradise, as did that pretty orange smoothie you had for breakfast number one. I’m all about two breakfasts… Makes me think of the hobbits from lord of the rings!

  • Khushboo March 6, 2012, 12:02 am

    I’m a sucker for cheesy jokes so the bagel one was much appreciated 🙂

  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions March 6, 2012, 12:08 am

    Looks like a completely wonderful morning! I live right along Lake Michigan, and so we have plenty of seagulls all over the place. I’m pretty much used to them as a regular part of the scenery, but they’re definitely not my favorite.

  • March 6, 2012, 4:11 am

    Oh that is too funny about the seagull Caitlin!
    Okay, I promise that this isn’t one of those lame ‘well I recently wrote about something similar’ comments where the person then leaves a link that is barely even vaguely related. PROMISE. I truly did write about a seagull incident (and an even more embarrassing wolves encounter) a couple days ago, complete with the Hitchcock Birds reference!

    Obviously you can see I’m firmly in the ‘creepy’ camp now.

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