Before this trip, I'd never met either of them before. But I was pretty sure I was not being Catfished, since I've known both Melly (@yourstruelymelly) and Anna (@glitterandlazers) on Instagram for around 3 years (Melly was actually the first body positive account I ever found, way back when we were the #pizzasisters4lyfe and Taylor Swift's Shake It Off was the original #donthatetheshake song).
Obviously I was still quite nervous - would they like me in person? What if they weren't the same in real life as they were on Instagram? What if they got annoyed by my incessant body lotioning or need to show other people pictures of my dogs?!
But in the end, I didn't need to worry at all. Because it turns out I was going to meet two of the most fabulous, fun-loving, powerful and authentic women on the planet. What ensued was a week of laughter, drinking, dancing, eating, exploring, and group Instagramming that will go down in history as one of the best holidays I've ever had. So I thought I'd share some of the best bits with you guys!
We started our trip by waking up hella early on our first day in Miami to catch the coach to Key West for 3 days of sun, snorkeling, and finding out who made the best Key Lime Pie in town (Melly thought it was Kermit's, Anna and I preferred the Keylime Pie Bakery).
|The first group picture by the pool in our hotel, super jealous of Anna's rainbow bikini|
|Pre-snorkling in Key West, this is where the now famous butt shot of Anna and Melly was taken (see below)|
|If you look closely, you can just see the glowing red ice cube in Melly's cleavage|
|Data stealing hearts at a Cuban coffee place and me lady spreading while eating pie by the pool|
On our first night out in Miami we ate some amaaazing tacos, hit Ocean Drive for fishbowls, and a drunk guy paid Melly $20 for a hug, which of course went towards more drinks. The next day was probably my favourite of all, because our last minute bopo meet up happened, and I got to meet some incredible humans.
|So thankful to everyone who came out for this, and to Mac's Club Deuce for hosting our bopo party and having the most reasonably priced drinks in Miami!|
|The meet-up may or may not have ended up in Five Guys - another first US experience for me|