Over the next couple of posts I will be sharing my experience with everyone on my cruise to Cuba. I've been wanting to go to Cuba for a while but was hesitant. Maybe it was because I didn't have the time to plan the perfect Cuba getaway. Maybe it was because there wasn't enough information or all the information I read was conflicting. Some people love it and some people hated it. When my family decided to take a cruise to Cuba I jumped at the opportunity. I mean everything would be planned out and I wouldn't have to worry about anything other than how to spend my days in Havana. Well I started to look things up and found very limited info on this topic as well.
I decided to share my experience with everyone in hopes it will help you plan your vacation to Cuba. Please note if you are from the US be sure to check out the updated rules on travel to Cuba. I went on a people to people visa but at the time of this post that is no longer an option.
FI cannot explain why it took me so long but I finally got a chance to spend a weekend in Montreal. It's always been on my places to visit and my friends talk about it all the time but for some reason I never made any plans to visit. Well that has changed. We decided to go on a road trip and it was awesome.
I am always looking for something to do and places to go. I drive my husband crazy since every weekend has to involve some kind of adventure. Whether it be a road trip or jumping on a plane to the west coast I have to make the best of my weekends. If you haven't figured it out I am an oenophile. Im obsessed with wines. And my goal is to hit up every wine region in North America. So for my next adventured I googled under the radar wine regions in North American and discovered Eastern Townships just across the border in Canada. We jumped in the car and took the six hour drive and it was sooo worth it. Eastern Township is a winter getaway but in the middle of the summer it was perfect. While we were there the temps were in the mid 70s which was perfect for wine tasting. We went to a few different wineries but my fave was Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnès. It was so amazing that I have no pics to show for it. The pics below are from their website because I had to share with you how beautiful it was. We went on a tour of the grounds and then had an opportunity to taste their ice wine. I would definitely recommend it for the experience. My next fave place was Vignoble Clos Ste-Croix. Their wines were my fave and we took home a bottle of the Rosé. I would definitely recommend visiting Eastern Townships. This is just a tiny snap shot of all the wonderful things to do. I am definitely looking to go again sometime soon.
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The weather was amazing here in New York last weekend and being that there are only a few summer weekends left we decided to head out of the city and head out to Long Island.
We spent both Saturday and Sunday on the beach in Fire Island. The weather was spectacular so we jumped in the car early and made the drive over to my version of paradise close to home. There are a few ways to get to Fire Island depending on where you want to go. I love taking the Ferry but a few years ago we discovered Robert Moses State Park and have not looked back since. It is the only part of the island that is accessible by car and while it can get crowded at times it is no where near as chaotic as it's neighbor Jones Beach.
After we had enough of the beach on Sunday we decided to head out to the North Fork for some wine tasting. First stop was one of my faves, Raphael. We became wine club members of Raphael a couple of years ago and every time we go I feel like I am somewhere in Italy. I absolutely love that place and make it a point to go at least once a month. After we had our fill of wine, cheese and flatbreads we were off to our second spot which was Lieb Cellars. I have only been once before this last visit but this time I fell head over heels. This place is awesome. It is super casual but not crazy like some of the larger wineries on the island. It is just a chill and relaxed place. They are also open until 7pm (even on Sundays) which is a nice way to finish off your weekend with a bottle and the sunset. It was definitely the highlight of the weekend.
Because I was looking for something pretty but casual to wear to our trip to the wineries I decided to give the Kimono trend a try. This kimono is from AmiClubWear and it is meant to be a beach cover up but I put it over a pair of old navy cutoffs and white tank top. It was perfect. This one is sold out but they have a ton of other cute ones so check it out. It is such a fun piece and I can't wait to style it which white jeans once the weather starts to cool down. Hopefully no one notices if I show up to the wineries again in the "same" outfit. How was your weekend? What is your favorite after the beach outfit of choice?
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I love blogging and I love to post on Insta. But it could sometimes be exhausting trying to keep up with it. This weekend I took a break from social media. I even took a break from my phone. And it was fabulous. Sometimes you need to put it down and just enjoy your life. Now that I am back and refreshed I am ready to talk about my latest obsession with two piece sets.
We all know I love rompers and jumpsuits but two piece sets are even better. It's like 1 million different outfits in one. Be warned you're going to get sick of this set. I already had at least five outfits in mind.I think this will keep me covered for the rest of the summer. How would you style this?
Location: Bronx, NY
Two Piece Set: She In Similar here and here
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Similar here or here
Sunnies: No brand Similar here or here
Summer in New York City is a beautiful thing. Well at least that is what everyone tells me. I personally prefer the Fall but I can appreciate a nice summer night. We try to spend as much time outdoors as we can in the summer because come winter we are not leaving the house for at least 9 months. Living in New York City can be expensive but in Poor In A Private Plane fashion I have managed to figure out how to have date night for under $15 including food and wine. Keep on reading to learn more.
I am starting to think that I am starting to develop an obsessive personality. I tend to get fixated on things and I am not happy until have it. Sorta kinda like the maxi romper. It is my new obsession. I only have one because I am trying to exercise some restraint but every time I see one I stop dead in my tracks. Should I buy it? Should I buy it? I've been a very good girl but I can't help but share some of my faves that I am eyeing this week. Most are under $100. What are you currently obsessed with?
So I used to live in Miami. Everyone asks me why did I leave. Well because New York City is home. But after over 10 years being back in New York it is nice to visit Miami as a tourist. I will blame Ricky Martin for my latest infatuation with Miami. Vente Pa’ Ca is my fave song right now and the music video makes me want to dance in a pool with 100 of my closest friends in Miami. Hehe. I didn't exactly get to dance in a pool with Ricky Martin but I did have a blast sipping Rosé.
So can we talk about the hotel I stayed at for the weekend. It is called The Plymouth and I loved it.
Our second day in Sonoma started out with a morning mud bath. Haha. True story. DH was thrilled. I almost threw up because it was so hot. We drive up to Calistoga because I have been dying to try a mud bath. It was an experience. Not sure if the experience will repeat itself however I did feel great afterwards. We were on the red eye that evening so we started driving back down to San Fran stopping at a few wineries on the way. We ended up visiting three wineries where I drank and DH, who was driving, supervised. I am not sure how fun that was for him but he is awesome for participating. Needless to say I slept the whole way home. On the plane. On the train. On the bus (I think there was a bus). Monday was a bit brutal but it was all worth it because we had an amazing time in Sonoma.
What do you do when you have a $500 airline credit to burn? Well you book three weekend trips of course. This weekend I'm heading to Miami but a couple of weekends ago we spent an amazing 48 hours in Sonoma. We visited a total of 7 wineries over the weekend. (I was suffering come Monday). The first day we did a wine trolley which I would definitely recommend. We had the opportunity to visit four wineries. All were beautiful. I of course have my faves. The weather was perfect and we had such a great time that we feel asleep as soon as we got back to our cottage and missed our dinner reservation. Oops.
Who is Taima?
I am a native New Yorker that is addicted to travel and fashion. Wealth is not measured by the amount of money you have but by your life experiences.
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