May 12, 2010

Havana Nights (Te Amo)


Today I'm really wanting to be somewhere else. Do you ever have those days when you just want to escape? My shoulders are heavy with the weight of everyday issues and petty little things that aren't worth mentioning.

Whenever I think about escaping, scenes from James Bond movies always play through my mind. A white beach, a fabulous resort, an exotic jungle, or hotel suite. 


This time, though, I'm daydreaming about scenes from Cuba. Dancing in flowy dresses and heels. Falling for a fella who speaks broken English. Spending late nights in places like the photo above. Sipping on Cuban concoctions that put a little sway in your step....

And living amongst beautiful images like these....









And this would definitely be packed in my suitcase.....
Holiday in Havana
This is one of my favorite songs from the Havana Nights soundtrack. Your hips are gonna want to move. You've been warned.


So, where do you want to be today? Wanna join me in Cuba?


25 comments:

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Wow! This sounds GREAT! I'm IN!!! (And thanks for these gorgeous, relaxing pics!!)

brooke said...

i have never seen this movie but now i think i need to!!

and most definitely i will join you in cuba! sign me up!! especially if i can get a suit and floppy hat at cute as the ones your bringing!!!!

let's hope wednesday treats us well!!

mrs.mfc said...

I want to go with you!!!!

Day Old News said...

My mom is from Cuba and while she can never go back, I was lucky enough to visit. It is both beautiful and heartbreaking, like walking through a time bubble.

leigh ashley said...

wow, those photos really made me want to go too! sign me up!!

Amanda said...

Great post today!

Andrea said...

I heart pretty pictures!

Buckhead Belle said...

Love it! This post is making me want to run home and watch Havana Nights!

Annie said...

i would love to be somewhere else right about now...how about on a comfy cushioned beach chair, i'm ready for a nap! ;)

happy wednesday pretty!

LeAnna said...

I absolutely LOVE this post. I am Cuban and although I have never been there my grandmother has brought the culture back with her. It makes for some fun holiday gatherings. Lots of music, dancing, and mojitos! It certaintly would be nice to escape there.

Deliciously Organized said...

Yes, I would love to escape to any of these spots!

Christy said...

Havana Nights is one of my FAVORITE movies and I'm dying to go to Cuba. My dad was born there and left when he was 12 and I just really want to go explore the island SO badly! My dad's whole side of the family is from there and it's such a part of me that I don't identify with!

I will totally join you =) I just wish we could do it legally!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

ohhh take me with you to Cuba :) sigh, I think I could use a vacay soon!! XO

living well said...

I'm definitely up for a trip to Cuba!

Marie Z. said...

Cute blog! I love all the images you posted. I wouldn't mind going to Cuba right about now ; )

Janna said...

I'll start packing now! :) What gorgeous pics- and I love that movie! My bridesmaids and I have been known to play that soundtrack occasionally- ok alot! :)

Dacia said...

I LOVE this movie!!! I can't even count how many times I've watched it. :-)

Rasha said...

Havent seen it, but want too! I loe dirty dancing.

Kelly and Sara said...

Going to Cuba sounds great! Never seen that movie, but now I want to!

thenextarrow said...

i'm a huge jonathan jackson fan, so i actually saw havana nights in the theatres. twice. i'm not afraid to say it's one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies. i actually just pulled out the DVD not too long ago. i love the music + colors + of course the dancing. good stuff.

:)

xo Alison

Anna Liesemeyer said...

The soundtrack to havana nights is unbeatable. Cuban cigars are also really good;)
Hope you have a wonderful day!

meredith said...

wait for me, i'm coming, too!!!!!

Trish said...

Love the images, I'm crazy about the outfit, that soundtrack is amazing and I just all around LOVE YOU! Let's go to Cuba sweet Julie, shall we? Wouldn't it be fabulous? We could do some seriously shameless flirting I am positive of it! ;) xoxo

Meghan said...

It looks heavenly! I think I would like to be in Greece right now myself:)

Jen said...

Girl, LET'S GO!!! Right now, that sounds so fabulous. You work on the flights, I'll do the hotel and hopefully a few of the other girls on here can work on food and entertainment. Can we leave tomorrow??? :-)