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  • 2nd March
    2012
  • 02

Mariah on the Fantasy
New York in the house, Mickey in the house, Mariah in the house, Jenna in the house. Everybody come on, come on, come on.
Last night Disney christened its newest addition to their cruise fleet, the Fantasy. I attended the gala, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featured ‘fairy godmother’ code name Honey. To say the event was spectacular would be a serious understatement. Thanks to Disney for the wonderful hospitality and congratulations on the gorgeous ship!

  • 11th October
    2011
  • 11
One armer on the dock in the Bahamas. Today’s Travel Tuesday is a day dream about my first cruise experience. The Disney Dream stopped first in Nassau and then onto the company’s private island Castaway Cay. Even though it was filled to the gills with kids, I really enjoyed the cruise and I’ve been looking into Greek sailing opportunities for the spring.

One armer on the dock in the Bahamas.
Today’s Travel Tuesday is a day dream about my first cruise experience. The Disney Dream stopped first in Nassau and then onto the company’s private island Castaway Cay. Even though it was filled to the gills with kids, I really enjoyed the cruise and I’ve been looking into Greek sailing opportunities for the spring.

  • 23rd August
    2011
  • 23

Countdown to Ibiza: Vintage-Inspired Swimsuits

Hello my darling readers (all 40 of you). I’m so sorry for my radio-free silence last week. I’ve been juggling deadlines at the day job and working on a massive package for a fancy lady mag. I also delved into America Profunda to serve as guest, translator and cultural attache for an international wedding. (Enhorabuena Anna y Jose!)
And now, I’ve realized that I’ve only got a week until we set sail around Ibiza. Good thing for my inability to refuse an online sale at J.Crew. Because this morning I received these fabulous vintage-inspired one pieces, absolute musts for those of us who don’t look like Kate, Pippa or that new princess. The ruching hides my tummy flaws and the polka dot print is a bit Talented Mr. Ripley meets old-school Sophia Loren.

I bought a crushable uber wide brimmed hat in the Bahamas this winter that will pair perfectly. And my lovable Target fedora will give the look a little tougher edge.

This one is a little more modern and a bit better for snorkeling, swimming and general running around. I’m excited to wear with my so-old-it-can-walk-by-itself bucket hat and my Cobainian navy cardi for paella on the beach or sunset viewing on deck.

[photos from J.Crew]

  • 7th April
    2011
  • 07

It’s Better in the Bahamas


Ahoy from aboard the brand new Disney Dream, a newly launched cruise ship that caters to nearly four thousand passengers. I’m here with my mama checking out the offerings and sailing toward the beautiful Bahamas. We’ll be spending a day in Nassau, a capital port that has served oversize boats since the times of the Spanish conquistadors, and another on a private island on which I intend to splash and swim and sip pina colodas in the warm Caribbean sun.

[photos from the Bahamas Tourism Office]

(Source: bahamas.com)