m/v tere moana.

I’m not sure where to begin. After leaving my heart in Tahiti with the Paul Gauguin and its crew, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new PG ship, the Tere Moana. Although so many reviews deemed it the “Terrible Moana”, I was confident that D and I could have a ball on any…

the caribbean in pictures.

I haven’t yet decided how I am going to break down each thing we did to give you the low down, so I decided to just post some of my favorite pictures for now. Next week I’ll work on each island and excursion independently. So for now, enjoy the pictures! Happy Friday! The end.

sneak peek– a caribbean getaway.

It’s been a while, but I’m finally catching up and posting again! D and I just returned from a lovely 10 days in the Caribbean, where sun, sand and yachts were a part of our every day routine. Now we’re back to the grindstone and having severe vacation withdrawals. Here are a couple sneak peek…

my love is 30.

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a party planner by nature. So when I realized D’s 30th birthday was quickly approaching, I decided it had to be big– like really BIG. A plan was hatched to take a “booze cruise” on Royal Caribbean down to the Bahamas  during the weekend of D’s birthday. We’d spend…

yeah, mon.

Honestly, I’ve hated Jamaica for about the last decade. Every time someone brought up their amazing vacation there, I would politely nod and think, “no freaking way am I going there.” My disdain for the island nation was not out of snobbery– at least not exactly. It was merely based on the fact that I…

i’ve been away.

Not necessarily away physically, just mentally. Work has been CRAZY. And we’ve been doing a little traveling– nowhere new, just the same ‘ole staples. New Orleans for a Bachelorette party. Vegas with my favorite group of party people. Entertaining out of town friends in Houston, and ultimately, forcing ourselves to try new places in our…

harvest season in pictures.

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on my Fisher post from yesterday. It was every bit as amazing as it looked. Here’s the rest of our Napa Valley visit in pictures. Happy Friday! Hotel: Hotel Yountville Restaurants: Hurleys, Oakville Grocery Redd Bottega Hopper Creek Kitchen Fremont Diner Vineyards: Pride Mountain FisherVineyards Round Pond Alpha Omega…

fisher.

I went back and forth with what weekend we should go to the Napa Valley this year for harvest season. In the midst of all the pondering, Sue got an email from Fisher Vineyards about their Traverse the Terroir party AND an even bigger draw: A dinner with Casey Thompson from Top Chef. Two parties…

unlimited booze cruise?

This morning Carnival Cruises unveiled it’s all-you-can-drink package on their ship, Carnival Victory. This is a test program similar to their counterparts, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. How it works: Pay almost $50 a day for unlimited beverages under $10. All guests in the same cabin must participate 15% gratuity applies Must be 21 years or…