In case you’re just tuning in (or don’t follow me on Instagram), I have been away for the week. I was becoming a creature of habit and starting to meld into the concrete jungle I call home. After two failed attempts at heading north with a man friend, I finally relented and spent five days meandering from Boston to Ogunquit to Gloucester and back to Newport. Leaving the city with your love interest can be a bit scary and incredibly enlightening. They say you really get to know someone, for better or worse, while on vacation. Well, not only did I learn a few things about my travel buddy, I learned a few things about myself and better travel practices while taking in some truly breathtaking scenery. (more…)
You’ve packed your weekender, polished your fingers and toes and gotten that dreaded Brazilian (you have, haven’t you?) Get thyself to a waxer, woman. The next hurdle you’ll face over the holiday weekend is preparing the perfectly equipped beach bag. There’s nothing worse than trotting all the way down to the beach, finding the perfect spot and then realizing you forgot your sunscreen. That’s a valuable fifteen minutes of Vitamin D and boyscouting that you’ll be missing while fetching your forgotten goods. Below I’ve created the First Aid Kit of beach bags so you can spend more time playing beach blanket bingo with that babe on the chaise next to you and less time retrieving your lip balm.
1. Mar Y Sol Caracas Basket Tote, 2. Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Round Sunglasses, 3. Henri Bendel Wet Bikini Bag, 4. Jonathan Adler Stepped Diamonds Earbuds, 5. Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment SPF 20, 6. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30, 7. Henri Bendel Under the Sun Towel with Strap, 8. Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist
Well, for the rest of you well-organized individuals it’s time to start packing up and shipping out. So, should you be heading to Malibu or Miami, your look needs to be beach chic, which basically amounts to looking polished without looking like you tried… not one bit.
Beach bound, baby!
It seems like there are dating sites for just about anything these days. They have sites dedicated to everyone from Christians to Jews to those who are married. If you’ve got a specific interest, there’s a site for it. That is why it is no surprise at all that a new “dating site” called Miss Travel has popped up. Basically, this site is for “attractive” women to get hooked up with “generous” travelers in search of travel companions. Now, wealthy gentlemen looking for pretty young things is nothing new… hello, Millionaire Matchmaker?? And remember that whole “cash for class” college scheme? I’m just wondering where exactly we draw the line? There’s a very fine line between pay to play and possible prostitution.
I mean, I’m in need of a vacation pretty badly, but uh… I think I’ll keep saving my pennies til I can take myself. So what do you think? Would you try out Miss Travel?