Packing for the Beach

There is one girls’ trip I will never forget. I was young (and dumb) but off to have the time of my life with my friends in Miami. We played on the beach all day and then walked around to go find food. A guy stopped us and said, “You’re so cute… a black girl with a red nose!” Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is only cute in Christmas stories. I packed everything but sunscreen on that trip. It’s something I have never done since then.  Continue reading Packing for the Beach

Parisian Dreams

I am always planning my escape back to Paris. There’s a reason this city draws so many visitors whether it’s the Eiffel Tower, French pastries, couture shopping, a favorite museum or maybe just strolling along the Seine. Frankly, I couldn’t choose just one thing I love about Paris. Continue reading Parisian Dreams

Mexican Food Around the World

Being from Texas, I like to think I’m a Mexican/Tex-Mex food aficionado. Nobody outside of Texas may agree with that statement but it’s a major food group and part of our culture. When traveling, I am most mistaken for Italian, Parisian or British (specifically Londoner) so, I am not a herding cattle or anything like that. The one thing I am determined to find in every single country I visit… Mexican food or some variation of it.  Continue reading Mexican Food Around the World

Beauty on a Budget

A trip to Target is tricky. It never fails that you go in needing one or two things but leave with far more than you ever had in mind when you walked through those doors. My weakness begins in the beauty aisles. Before I even got the wild idea to start writing this blog, I was snapchatting my beauty routines and trips to Target for my girlfriends. The end-caps are a gold mine! Continue reading Beauty on a Budget

Santo Maris Oia

Oia, Santorini is a dream destination but finding the right hotel can be tricky. Santo Maris Oia was the ideal stay for me because it provided a relaxing atmosphere just steps away from the caldera with the kindest staff available to help assist with any other requests I might have. From my private balcony, I could see another Greek isle in the distance and enjoy a quiet sunset if I didn’t want to be in the chaos of the caldera.  Continue reading Santo Maris Oia