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So many glorious destinations on this planet! So many mini ‘heavens on earth’ localities. The French Riviera is one that aptly fits this thread as the most dreamy Mediterranean bit perched on the coast of Southeastern France. Vast enough that you can explore for days on end taking in the famous cities of Saint-Tropez, Cannes, and Nice. And if you are able to muster the energy after all of that, take a drive and step into the micro state of Monaco.

No matter how tired we may be on our first day of arrival, we’re bound to snap a ton of photos. Maybe it’s because we’re ready to get up and out or maybe it’s the draw of a foreign land, language and culture that just pumps the adrenaline in our system ten times stronger. It’s a bizarre sort of energy! Our first day began at the Rothschild Villa and it’s mind-blowing gardens. It’s not your typical mansion perched on top of a hill overlooking the ocean. It’s a culmination of perfectly manicured gardens, architectural details that enrapt and hold your eye, and breezes from the coastline that bring you back to that perfect day you once had at the spa. Once we exhausted all photo taking efforts, we decided to have a late lunch and tea in the Rothschild’s dining room overlooking the bay. The wine, the experience, the view!

For the next couple of days, we explored all the things that the French Rivera is known for: the sun-drenched beaches, the sweetshops, and the honey-colored stone streets. We ate lots of ice cream, drank some fancy coffee and shared some ah-amazing sunsets lounging before dinner at the outdoor restaurants. For most travelers it’s easy to get lost in every corner of a street that’s more beautiful than the previous one, but for us the magnet here was to get lost in a city with more magnificent cafes at every turn we took.

The last and unexpected stop was Monaco. Partly because we missed a turn to head back while driving and partly because the lure of a new place we on the spot decided that “…well, if fate wants us to see Monaco, why not?!” I recall growing up my Dad always mentioning how Fancy Monaco is. At that moment, the two dots connected somewhere in my mind and I figured…what could be more perfect for my blog?

His comment was spot on – Monaco is very fancy. It’s luxury overload with the overflowing high street fashion boutiques, ridiculously expensive cars parked casually on the street, casinos, snazzy restaurants and of course the beautiful coastline speckled evenly with imposing yachts. An afternoon was all we had, but if we could go back – we very well would. Who knows what turn of magic would come out of our hands at one of the casinos?!

Here’s to another heaven on earth! Cheers!

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I’m always on the hunt for finding places that are so different they can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Which invites 3/4 of the world on my bucket list! However, even within those options something has to strike me about the location so that I want to drop everything and get there. I came across Cuba more than a year ago. It seemed untouched, culture infused, relaxed and I was dying to go. However, somewhere between logistics and planning out our trips for 2017 Cuba did not make it to the list.

That was until one random day my cousin Justyna called out of the blue and said she’s thinking of Cuba around her birthday and wanted to see if we could come. I couldn’t say fast enough LET’S GO! I believe that it is awesome for you to have an opportunity to travel with other people. If helps builds relationships and opens your eyes to different ways of looking at things. Plus, if you have a cousin like mine who literally did all the planning for the trip, all you have to do is show up! Thank you, Justyna!

Now let’s talk about Havana. I hope you loved the pictures because to describe Havana would take a book to write. And if I had to describe it in one phrase I would say it’s a movie set on every street! The classic cars, Spanish and Moorish art and architecture, friendly people and the music all draw you in. There is so much energy reverberating throughout! The beaches are beyond amazing and getting to them in one of those 1950 convertibles makes it half the fun.

My advice on Cuba is simple: Go now! Havana is changing rapidly. With easier access from America and the need for tourist demands, things are ready for big change. Big hotels are on the horizon with shopping malls in mind. Currently, Cuba is still very underdeveloped, and that’s what makes it so unique and one of a kind. If you wait too long I think it will lose its character and charm.

If you’re planning a trip to Cuba I’m listing our favorite restaurants, bars, beach, and our beyond amazing Airbnb. So here it goes!

1. Airbnb – Villa Clasica 1930

2. La Guarida – Great food with a nice rooftop outdoor seating. This place is also a beautiful building to take photos indoor.

3. Iván Chef Justo – Best food we had during our trip. Must go!

4. Restaurant Van Van – Best drinks in town!

5. Beach – Varadero. About 3 hours drive from Havana.

Note that in Cuba things don’t happen quickly. Reservations are a must for any good restaurant. Also, Cuba is not inexpensive. Good dinner will set you with NYC pricing, and it continues for the taxi rides in the classic cars and nice accommodations as well. If you’re US citizen you will need to get a $50 visa. Most likely you will be able to get one right at your gateway airport in the United States.

Don’t forget to enjoy the ride and the music my friends!

– Hubert –

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State Forest Fashion and Early Spring

State Forest Fashion and Early Spring

State Forest Fashion and Early Spring

State Forest Fashion and Early Spring

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Spring is here! Well certainly on my calendar and in my thoughts. As much as I’m ready for the warmer weather and less of the heavy jackets it’s not really happening here in New England. On the flip side, we are past the snow. And even in the rain, the air is different. The wind is mellow, not fierce as in chill-to-your-core.

As we wait for nature do its job, nothing is really holding us back from getting outdoors! I decided to take a trip to a nearby state forest to get out my limbs moving and take in all of that fresh, spring air I can hold. Good thing I layered because though it started out chilly, I was warm within minutes of walking. It’s unpredictable and the layers make perfect sense to be prepared for it.

SHOP: Jacket BUFFALO * Scarf NAUTICA * Pants DOCKERS * Sneakers DIESEL

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Just a couple of days ago we were running and biking in shorts! I was even planning my spring garden and what I want to plant this year…annnnd then BOOM! Here we are today with six inches of snow on the ground. I figured it’s not something to lament about. Spring will come once it’s good and ready so what to do for now? For one thing it’s time to hit outdoors and dive in! A fun day of snow before it melts in the next few hours (even as I type, the sun has started to shine and the snow is slowly starting to drip away!). And for another, perfect excuse to finally wear that Christmas present I never had a chance to wear. I loved the bold print of this one combined with how it warm it actually was. Even without a jacket, I wasn’t freezing my butt off!

As an avid traveler, I always look for new places and new backdrops. Today I found my backyard. I feel fortunate I didn’t have to go too far to enjoy that bit of nature covered in fresh snow. It was absolutely spectacular to be out there, and so close to home. For everyone snowed in today, get out there and enjoy it! Take advantage of the spontaneous weather – gotta love the New England weather!

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Going on vacation when you feel like winter is never going to end is always a good idea. After holiday festivities are over, there is a snowfall or two and eventually you wear yourself waiting for change of weather. You crave a difference where you can easily get out, breath deep breaths of fresh air, and not have to put on layer after layer of clothing. February heard me complaining loud and clear…was it over yet?!?. And that’s where we were at when we decided suddenly to whisk ourselves away.

We settled on Los Cabos for a couple of reasons. For one thing there was a beautiful coastline that promised amazing views to satiate my love of nature. And all other reasons were purely practical – short flight, kid-friendly, gorgeous weather, safe for the fam. From the minute we landed until we left, we took advantage of it all. The pictures speak for themselves, but there is no shortage of praise from our end when it came to having everything you’d want for a great vacation.

And now we’re back! Refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to knock this winter out. It’s the last day of February, but I feel I can easily survive the rest of the winter. Bring on the March!

Comments or questions about this trip? Leave them below and I’ll be happy to answer them!

– Hubert –

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