A Love Letter to Philly, Part One

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments by

Exploring new cities is very high on my to-do list, so when my friend/bloggess rockstar Melanie asked me to represent her blog Travels with Two on a media familiarization trip to Philadelphia, my first words were…”Let freedom ring!”

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Into the Fire of the Sweat Lodge

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

For those interested in a transformative spa experience more rooted in spirituality—one you won’t see on Daily Candy any time soon—consider trying a traditional sweat lodge.

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Diner En Blanc — The LA Way

Aug 22, 2013 2 Comments by

When I covered Diddy’s esteemed “White Party,” I was pretty sure nothing could top sipping Ciroc at a Beverly Hills manse next to Ashton Kutcher and Russell Brand. However, my experience at Diner En Blanc just might have stolen the show.

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8 Ways to Enjoy Your Stay at Barcelo Maya

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments

On the heels of my Cabo trip last year, I was eager to get back to my favorite getaway spot. So when I got the chance to visit Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, I had but one word: “Si!”

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The Most Awesome Mexico Day Ever, Part 3

Oct 27, 2012 No Comments

Between the Ek Balam jaunt and the cave swimming adventure, it felt like we’d jam-packed enough into one day for a whole trip—but the fun wasn’t over yet. Back at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, they were about to engage in a beloved annual tradition: releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean. I’d missed the release on my last trip to Barcelo’s Cabo San Lucas property, and this time, I was determined to see this adorable event take place!

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The Most Awesome Mexico Day Ever, Part 2

Oct 27, 2012 No Comments

After a few hours at Ek Balam, it was time to hop in the van for the journey to Cenote Maya. Throughout the week, I’d seen signs around Barcelo Maya Beach Resort for its own natural “cenote” and had grown increasingly curious about what exactly this term meant. As Alltournatives’ Rodrigo patiently explained, cenotes are basically underground swimming holes indigenous to Mexico; the lore has it that they were used as sacrificial sites by the Mayans. I was eager to see for myself: would we be swimming in a sea of stalagmites and stalactites? Would we survive to tell the tale?

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The Most Awesome Mexico Day Ever

Oct 27, 2012 1 Comment

Pyramid climbs, cryptic Mayan inscriptions, freezing cave pools, and renegade baby turtles. Sounds like a trailer for The Hangover 4 — Mexico-style, but it’s actually the logline of my awesome day in Mexico’s breathtaking Riviera Maya.

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Hipp to Be Bare

Sep 28, 2012 1 Comment

What do Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus and Michelle Williams have in common? They all love to go nude. I’m talking about their nails, naturally. These haute-handed starlets are all devotees of celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp, who recently joined forces with RGB Cosmetics to create HIPPxRGB. Inspired by cosmetic foundation, this chic line of nude nail polishes is specially formulated to match various skin tones.

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Faked and Fab at Four Seasons Los Angeles

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

Ever wish you could buy flawless skin? Kerstin Florian is one step ahead of you. Sweden’s luxury skin-care guru has a new Essentials Sun Care collection that protects and plumps to give you the golden-girl look without the sun damage.

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Whirlwind weekend: Paris, Las Vegas (Part Two)

Sep 02, 2012 2 Comments

With just one day left at Paris, our motto had become increasingly clear: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when in Paris Las Vegas, do it all! And with a full day of eating, entertainment, poolside lounging and other Sin City shenanigans ahead of us, we planned to do just that. The […]

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