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.
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?
I've linked similar Kimonos from AmiClubWear above but here are some additional options. Shop my look with similar finds below:
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
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.
Why do I look so angry? Because it's hot and I don't like when it is hot. Haha. At least I don't like having to dress up for work when it is 9 million degrees. When it is hot I like to go to the beach or the pool or maybe just curl up in my pjs with the AC on blast. So let's talk about the fact that I am pretty sure I bought this dress almost 15 years ago. I paid about 10 bucks for it and it is still going strong. I LOOOVEE this dress. It is great for a hot summer day, throw on a blazer and you are work ready.
Dress: Old, No Name Similar Here or Here
Blazer: Old, No Brand Similar Here or Here
Shoes: Ralph Lauren, Similar Here or Here
Sunnies: Michael Kors, Similar Here
To say I am obsessed with rompers, onsies and jumpsuits is an understatement. The minute the weather cooperates it is my item of choice. Just like dresses they are soo easy. You just throw it on with some accessories and keep it moving. I especially love wearing rompers when I go on vacation and am lounging by the pool. What is your favorite go to outfit when the weather starts to warm up.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Romper: Old Similar here
Boots: Isabel Marant Available here or similar here
Sweater: Banana Republic Similar here
While we continue to try to make it through this bitter winter I cannot help but be in a bit of a fashion rut. Also posing for outfit pics in my living room are not really that inspiring which is why I have been slacking on the outfit posts. I am also dreaming about my next trip which as of right now will be in April to Cancun. I am not one to complain about the cold since I love the winter but this ice is making it difficult for me to wear what I want. That being said I have been noticing a lot of walking friendly styles everywhere and thought I would take a look at this slip on sneaker trend. I am not sure I am ready to give up my heels (even if it means slipping and sliding on ice) but I may or may not give this trend a try. Here are some options all under $50. What do you think about the Slip On Sneaker trend?
Most of the Northeast is current snowed in or in the process of about to be snowed in and although we should all have our winter gear by now it doesn't hurt to do a little bit of online window shopping for a new pair of snow boots. I actually do not have a dedicated pair of snow boots since I usually just wear my rainboots. With about a foot of snow on the ground I think it may be time to invest in a pair of snow boots. Here are some I am looking at and the best part they are all under $100.
I am slowly getting back to my active lifestyle which is always a difficult task in the dead of winter when it is too cold to workout outdoors and the gyms are packed with people trying to kick start their new years resolution. Today I am taking it back to San Francisco where we had an opportunity to take a day trip out to Muir Woods for some hiking. I not a big hiker or so I thought. Initially I thought it would be a fun walk in the woods. That walk turned out to be much more of a work out than I anticipated. Thank god for the jetted tub back in my hotel room. If you have never been to Muir Woods you must go. It is absolutely beautiful. These pictures do it no justice. I have been to a lot of cool places in my lifetime but I have to say Muir Woods definitely is up there on my list of faves. I am hoping to try this hiking thing again once the weather warms up. I am a fan of a cold but I am not a fan of getting lost in the woods in the cold so I will reserve my hiking adventures for warm sunny days.
Location: Muir Woods and Marin Headlands
What I Wore:
Jacket: Uniqlo. Similar here
Shirt: Unknown Similar here
Jeans: JBrand Available here
Shoes: Toms Available here ( I DO NOT recommend wearing these for hiking. I forgot my sneakers at home)
Scarf: Street Vendor Similar here
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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