I really want to go away to someplace warm and secluded. Basically the complete opposite of New York City right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love my white Christmases but I’ve experienced so many of them I’m craving a sandy one. I want to be the girl who sends a Christmas card with her in a bikini and a Santa Hat. Yes that girl.
For those of you that have been reading my blog, you know that I’m not the type to simply pick up and go. I have plan, create lists and then of course a guide to share with you guys.
I’m still working on places to eat and play, but I found a great place to lay my cold worn head. I was able to find an affordable rental using Bali Villa Rent. For about $185/night you can get a decent holiday home with 2 bedrooms with ensuite bath areas close to the beach in a lean season.
And I many not have to really do a lot of research in this instance because the staff with provide suggestions and transportation to activities such as para sailing in Nusa Dua diving or snorkeling in Tanjung Benoa, horseback riding, temple visiting, and sea fishing!
But let’s be honest I will most likely end up on the beach or napping in a hammock. Don’t judge me.
If you’re interested in booking your own getaway to Bali, I suggest that you visit BaliVillaRent.com.
As you all know I love New York, but not the New York that you find in commercial travel guides. I love the New York that most people would ignore and don’t really recognize. I mean I completely understand that someone traveling from another continent and finally arrives in New York City does not want to visit a graffiti wall.
But for those of you wish to veer off the beaten path and explore the lesser known landmarks here is a short list of inspirational things to do in New York City- Greenwich & West Village edition.
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1. Hudson Tunnels
Actually the Christopher Street PATH station which opened on February 25, 1908. It has the original name ‘Hudson Tunnels’ on the front and the hallways are filled with original artwork.
2. Christopher Park
Though Alyne and I are having a bit of fun, this bronze group sculpture made a serious statement and honors the gay and lesbian rights movement.
Titles by famous foreign authors and super-sized covers of super models along with Marc Jacob accessories makes this the ultimate art or fashion lover’s bookshop.
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I know I’m late to the game, or err match, but I wanted to share a few pics from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park.
Had a great time didn’t get a parasol (sad face) but I did get a spin on The Liberty Trolley. Didn’t have to walk all the way from the Light Rail!
The Liberty Trolley will officially begin running June 30th.
Currently shopping for the perfect travel tote for my upcoming trips and I came across the Fashion Foie Gras Tote for Coach. “Hazaah!!!” I yelled at my laptop monitor, startling my coffee shop stool neighbor. But I quickly came down from my high when I saw that it was sold out. Sad face. Will definitely be on the look out for a replacement.
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Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day Weekend. I took a break from writing this week and headed to the New Jersey Shore. Here is a quick Must Do:Jersey Shore list of activities and pics (all taken with Instagram).
The only tip I would take from anyone on the show Jersey Shore is to rent a house. This gives you the opportunity to fire up the old grill (ours was brand new & shiny). The bonus is that you can have S’mores for desert!
Amy’s Omelette House
Amy’s Omelette House is the best place to have brunch. It has a southern (New Jersey) down home feel. Cute decor and great service. Check out the pics below to see what I mean
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The Beach (duh)
But you don’t just go during the day. Seaside Heights’ beach is also great for night activities. No, not Club Karma. A nice walk, a scavenger hunt and dinner are great alternatives and won’t give you an STD.
The shore isn’t known for it’s fashion; GTL does NOT count. But my friend picked up some great sundresses from Ross and you can always pop into the Shore Store.
All in all. I didn’t do a lot of writing, but I sure had fun!
What did you do this week?
When traveling it’s important to me to look my best. It’s difficult when you don’t have your favorite manicurist or hairdresser in Nigeria. Thank goodness Ricky’s NYC knows the deal and has special great travel sized/ TSA friendly products that are on sale today!