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Monday, February 21, 2011

Oxford Club Seminar - Miami Beach 2011 (Wall St.)

Off to Miami for an all-expenses-paid financial seminar as a guest of the esteemed Oxford Club, a perk for my new membership, last year. I was permitted to bring a guest, and one of my Trading Divas, Ghislaine, accompanied me. We had speakers who were articulate, smart, funny and professorial. We both learned a lot. It was done with excellence and I only wish it had been longer.

Our accomodations were at the famous Fountainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.

I hadn't been to this hotel since the 50's. It is vastly changed since then.

Our room was large, with double queens, and great light, and art!

Ghislaine and I favored this piece.

More art and a complimentary computer.

A view from the 5th floor of the hotel. The yacht basin.

Here I am beside the Fountainebleau pool.

There were other eyebrow-raising ladies around the pool.

Our first evening, we took a stroll on the boardwalk.

There were many big cruiselines on the horizon.

Ghislaine on the boardwalk.

Hard to believe this was February weather. About 73 degrees

View of Miami Beach from the end of the boardwalk.

We found a good cafe outdoors at the Eden Roc Hotel next door.

The gulls are always wonderful to watch.

We watched people watching waves.

We then crossed over to Collins Avenue to see the Boat Show.

Lucky Lady Sheila.

Another entrance to our Hotel.

The boats in the Boat Show were spectacular.

The white of them all hurt my eyes. They sparkled.

I had no trouble understanding this yacht.

TLC given to these million dollar babies.

I'd forgotten the magnificent palms of Florida.

This old lamplight stood in front of one of the residence hotels.

At the Eden Roc, a water faun caught our eye.

Oxford Club Seminar

Seminar room during one of the breaks

Ghislaine about to sample her Valentine's candy