August 27, 2014


IKEA of Miami Graciously invited Babushka to their pre-opening celebration, and BB being no dummy of course said Si!! Naturally, this was a party so there was food and party favors given.  
The following is Babushka's telling of the event. 

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Y'all know BB's about adventures, and how everything in life is an adventure. Bueno, just ask The Trio, shopping done Babushka style certainly is an adventure, but it's NEVER, been one like last week when I went to my first IKEA store. Actually, it was the pre-opening party for their newest location in Miami

Wow and Woah. 

The first impression - it's the size of a city block! You could house a whole community there!! 
And you know what My Beautifuls? You wouldn't be wrong. They've got everything- de todo! 

After BB's shock, my friend Heather Lopez and Babushka met up with some other Bloggin' Mamas who were super excited to be there.  This being BB's first time, I was lagging behind, still in shock.

Upstairs was the luncheon and presentation area.

You think that's impressive?  Look at the actual buffet!

Si, I know, those are all desserts.  The other table had a lot of people waiting to serve themselves so BB took advantage and popped some pics of the postre. Besides, that's Babushka's fav part of any meal.

Another fav part of any meal?  Sharing it with friends:

Breaking Bread with these Bella Bloggers.

Now, the main dishes:

From upper Left to Right:  BB's plate, the buffet offering
Bottom Left: Fish covered with Cucumber slices, BB's dessert plate

Ok, the story behind the fish...  Babushka was one of the last to serve herself because you know her affinity to any physical exertion, so imagine my surprise when I got to the table and this lovely pescado was intact.  It was so purty that nobody wanted to mess it up.  No se, but wasn't it put out there to eat??  Well, ya saben, BB was the first to take a good troso of fish- and it was delicioso!! The dessert- what I could eat, was delicioso too.  Unfortunately Babushka couldn't try it all. Quee?? A pity you say? You think BB left it behind??


Next came the welcome and presentation.

IKEA Store #39 Miami

So many wonderful visions and contributions! 
BB will talk more about it on my Tumblr account, pero for now- the tour.

Lighting to Living Rooms, Kitchen to Kitchen Planning, and everything in between.

And it's not just for Adults either.

jehe  ok, this is for Babushka's 22 yr old Little One.

For the real Kiddies-


Also for children?  A Playground to visit while parents shop. Oh Si IKEA did!!

To quote my Amiga Evelyn on her IKEA post

IKEA Miami is a fun day out for the family with:
  • Småland, a supervised children’s play area (for children 37”-54” in height) that replicates the look of a typical Swedish farmhouse and forest;
  • Additional play areas throughout the store, offering activities for kids shopping with parents;
  • A “Children’s IKEA” area in the Showroom that also offers fun, interactive play; and
  • Attention-to-detail amenities such as family-friendly parking, strollers and baby care rooms.
  • IKEA Miami shopping conveniences include:
  • Free design appointments with a furnishings consultant;
  • IKEA catalogs, measuring tape, pencils, store maps, yellow shopping bags and 3 types of carts;
  • Same-day shopping satisfaction with products in easy-to-transport flat-pack boxes that benefit thecustomer and the environment;
  • 26 checkouts to ensure efficient customer purchasing; and
  • Warehouse picking, home-delivery, assembly, and kitchen planning and installation services.
The 2015 IKEA Catalog has arrived – themed “Where the Everyday Begins and Ends”
This catalog highlights products for where people sleep and get ready every morning and night – the bedroom and the bathroom. IKEA Miami will have copies for customers who want one.
IKEA Miami  1801 NW 117th Avenue Sweetwater, FL 33172 (305) 599-3327
IKEA Miami Opening Day Hours on Wednesday, August 27:
9:00am – 9:00pm

Regular Store Hours beginning Thursday, August 28:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 9:00pm Sunday, 10:00am – 8:00pm

Si My Beautifuls, this was Babushka's First time at IKEA.
Por Supesto, it won't be the last.


P.S. More pictures on Feibu, ALL pics on Goggle+
P.P.S. Most of the food shown is available in their Swedish Food Market.
P.P.P.S. BB will be in line at 6 am mañana to see if she wins a new bed.  Te dejo saber.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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