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.
We arrived around noon after a six hour drive from NYC. After dropping off our stuff at our AirBnB we went for lunch. First stop was Patati Patata for poutine. It was so yummy. Now if you google places for poutine a million will come up. This is how I found this place (and it was right around the corner from our AirBnb). I would suggest checking in to your place and then doing a search "around me" in google. I have found it is usually better than blindly googling places to eat.
Afterwards we decided to hike Mont Royal in the rain. It was a little damp but it was still a fun hike. I would definitely recommend doing it on a cool dry day and not in the rain like we did.
After our hike we got a bottle of wine and some snacks and headed back to our place to get ready for Jazz Fest. Now if you ever get an opportunity to visit Montreal during Jazz Fest you MUST go. It was soo much fun. They have a ton of free concerts all over and it was an amazing night (so amazing we forgot to eat dinner oops!!). I have no pictures to show for it but trust me if you like music, food, wine and/or beer make sure you go.
After our crazy night out and since we were only in Montreal for two days we decided to wake up early and start our day with breakfast at Bagel Etc. I would definitely recommend this place. It is very popular and you may have to wait but we really enjoyed it. After breakfast we headed to Old Montreal where we did a Self-Guided Tour. I found this one on Frommers and it was perfect. It hits all the spots, you can do it at your own pace, and it is free (except for any admissions fees). I am a budget traveler so I am a huge fan of DIY tours. I usually will look for pod casts or self guided tours like what is on Frommer's. If you have the time you can also make your own by combining a few different tours into one. I have done this in cities all over the world including Paris, Rome and Boston just to name a few. I am heading to Havana in a few weeks and I haven't found my perfect DIY tour yet so I am working on my own. Ill make sure to share with everyone.
For my day of sightseeing in Old Montreal I wore a Romper, Flat Sandals and a Jean Jacket. It was chilly in the morning but by early afternoon it was nice and warm. Details of my outfit are below.
I love Montreal and cannot wait to visit again.
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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.
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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