Jamaica 3: Relaxin’ HARDER

Remember that vacation I couldn't afford and shouldn't have taken? Well, I found a way to afford it and totally took it. And it was worth every. single. penny! Some highlights from this trip: Sleeping in a room perched on the edge of the cliffs, surrounded by the sound of waves. Showering outdoors, underneath our 'hut,' during a thunderstorm. Showing up with 17 friends who had one mission: To relax, catch-up, and otherwise enjoy life on Island Time. Eating curry chicken, Continue Reading

And the Jamaica 2011 scent is…

Marc Jacobs' Daisy - Eau So Fresh! Every time we go on vacation I allow myself to make one completely selfish purchase: New perfume. I do this because I want to be able to close my eyes, take a deep breath, and remember my vacation with my heart and soul. I purposefully create scent association. In the movie The Parent Trap with Haley Mills, she smells her Grandfather and says she's "making an imprint" by remembering his smell of cigars and peppermint. When I'm on vacation, I do the same Continue Reading

Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica

I'm going here to stay at Tensing Pen in Negril, Jamaica to celebrate my dear friends' five year marriage anniversary. Below, is the view I will wake-up to every morning. I'm going to sleep in this little cabin, called the "Middle Pillar," which features a bed surrounded by bug netting and a shower nestled underneath the pillars, surrounded by foliage, with a view of the Caribbean sea. I can't afford it. I shouldn't do it. Taking the time off from work is going to be next to impossible Continue Reading