Things i can’t live without – My MEGABOOM!

My brother got me a Megaboom last Christmas, and it’s become a Mega part of my life. The Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM is a portable wireless speaker on steroids. Blast ultimate-ears-megaboom_600x600-PU9961a_1.jpgfreakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass–everywhere you go. It has a waterproof** grab n’ go shape that is shockingly light– just 1.93 pounds. Take advantage of its long battery life and extended wireless range to start a rager wherever, whenever you need.

PartyUp from Ultimate Ears lets you connect wirelessly to up to 150+ Ultimate Ears speakers using the Ultimate Ears app***, so you can take your parties everywhere. Caves. Country .Mountains. Beaches. Rivers. Rooftops. You name it. So grab your friend’s speakers and your friend’s friend’s speakers and head to any location you can dream up to take the party to a whole new level.

If the Cap fits ..

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but baseball hats are enjoying a moment of popularity. Yes, I’m talking about the classic cap that you’ve probably seen your dad, grandpa, brother, and friends wear your whole life. Baseball hats have been around IMG-20170820-WA0000forever, obviously, but they’ve traditionally been something you wear if you’re a “sporty” person, if you’re doing something vaguely athletic, or if you’re a dude. This year, they’re being worn as a stylish accessory that makes even dresses and heels look more casual. You definitely don’t need to be a guy to wear a baseball hat – and with the options available right now, you don’t even need to be into sports.

 Baseball hats make the perfect accessory . Aside from the fact that they look cute, they shield your face from the sun, they’re great for hiding messy hair on a bad hair day, and they’re ideal for outdoor activities .  You can opt for a traditional cap with your favorite sports team’s logo or something plain!

Inhaling Geranium ..

Today in yoga i was introduced to Geranium Oil, It was awesome! A chick beside me had a bottle – she poured in into her hands, and rubbed her palms together as she inhaled it. 51pcMTC4Z1L._SY355_She then offered me some which i couldn’t refuse because the smell was so calming! She used this ‘now’ brand which I’m about to hunt down tomorrow – i need it in my life!

Geranium oil is commonly used as an element in aromatherapy for its many health benefits. It’s used as a holistic treatment to improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin, geranium oil is now used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness. Continue reading “Inhaling Geranium ..”

How could i Resist ? GOLDENEYE

goldeneye-book.jpgI OBVIOUSLY had to purchase this book in the Goldeneye gift shop. It just seemed like it needed to be apart of my book collection! For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here.

This book explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming’s iconic post-war hero. The island was for Fleming part retreat from the world, part tangible representation of his own values, and part exotic fantasy. It will examine his Jamaican friendships―his extraordinary circle included Errol Flynn, the Oliviers, international politicians and British royalty, as well as his close neighbor Noel Coward―and trace his changing relationship with Ann Charteris (and hers with Jamaica) and the emergence of Blanche Blackwell as his Jamaican soulmate.

Goldeneye also compares the real Jamaica of the 1950s during the build-up to independence with the island’s portrayal in the Bond books, to shine a light on the attitude of the likes of Fleming and Coward to the dramatic end of the British Empire.

Jamaica Through her eyes – Goldeneye

img-20170819-wa0013.jpgRecently my Gypsy sister and i took an afternoon drive-out to the amazing GoldenEye-  as usual it was  nothing short of pure awesomeness! Its honestly almost impossible to know where to begin when talking about the GoldenEye property. In simple terms, the property is the perfect combination of History, Luxury, Beauty and Jamaica at its finest! The entrance to the resort is unmarked but as that gate opens you know you have found your paradise.

As you enter onto the property you are offered the famous ‘GoldenEye’ welcome cocktail – which is YUMMO but deadly! The property has at least three pools, a natural blue lagoon, private island, waterfront bars, lounges with roof decks and beautiful sunsets. So basically you want to do a walk through and find your fave spot- if thats even possible . From swimming and snorkeling and sunning to paddleboarding and kayaking, there’s no shortage of activities  to do at GoldenEye. Not to be missed? FIREFLY, the house that Noel Coward built. Go in the late afternoon—to see the island’s most majestic views—make sure  to stay for sunset – with a cocktail, of course 🙂

IMG-20170819-WA0002Usually i choose to hang out on the beach,  but yesterday i switched things up a bit and hung out by the pool all day. We ended up seeing friends on property so it was a day filled with lot’s of drinks, catching up and laughter – just what the soul needed.

The Bizot bar where we had lunch, drinks and coffee was Beautiful, stylish,  friendly and supper laid back with good music!  It gives you a real vintage Jamaica feel with a touch of Ibiza. The staff somehow start to feel more like family, as you find yourself engaging in the most entertaining conversations with them .

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We can’t overlook the history of GoldenEye. Ian Fleming wrote all of the Bond novels while he lived here and several Bond movies
were filmed here. Bob Marley almost bought the place after Fleming’s death but instead Chris Blackwell who discovered and produced many of Marley’s songs bought and developed it into today’s resort. The connection from Fleming to Blackwell with the history of Marley and Island Records just adds to the intrigue and overall experience. It is something not to be missed.

Big Bad Hair …

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This week my girl friend received two Bircboxes full of goodies. I swiped two hair products that looked pretty cool – sure enough i fell involve with both !

Attention island-hoppers and champagne-poppers: Get beach-to-bombshell hair using, Oribe wave and shine spray—tousled, touchable s1802107-main-zoomwaves with sun-kissed shine—without the salty stiffness. this moisturizing glamour spray uses rich extracts and exotic oils for lush
repair and sultry texture.

Then there is Ouai wave spray which is a weightless texture mist for effortlessly chic, undone hair. Infused with rice protein to add hold and memory for that “just got out of the ocean and my hair dried perfectly” look.

 

 

Jamaica Through her eyes – Coronation Bakery – Sweetness!!

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Photo By: Trudi Alexis

How sweet is Cornoation market ? The colours, the fretwork – oh how i love fretwork!

The Coronation Bakery is a Port Antonio staple, which has been in operation on West Street since 1953.

It is based in a traditionally designed wooden building with a zinc roofed veranda, in keeping with Port Antonio’s ramshackle charm. The bakery is famous for “Holey Bulla”, a dense sweet ginger-flavoured bread with is a staple food for working class Jamaicans. Coronation bakery also serves all of the items you would expect from a Jamaican bakery including bread, coco-bread, cakes and patties.

What we’re reading now – The Alchemist

9780062315007_p0_v2_s1200x630With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.

8 Benefits of Coconut Water I bet You Didn’t Know About…

  1. IMG-20170815-WA0001Aids in weight -loss: The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, so generous quantities can be consumed without the fear of immediately packing on the pounds. It also suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich nature.

2. Picture perfect skin: For those with acne or other blemishes on the surface of the skin, topical application of COCOcoconut water can go a great distance as it has the ability to clear up and subsequently tone the skin. It also moisturizes the skin from within if ingested orally and eliminates large amounts of oil. This explains why products such as facial creams, shampoos, conditioners and lotions that contain traces of coconut extract are more effective.

3. The ultimate hangover remedy: Next time you overdo it and drink more than your belly can handle, consume coconut water to settle your stomach. It will also replace those essential electrolytes that exit the body if you experience bouts of frequent urination and vomiting.

Continue reading “8 Benefits of Coconut Water I bet You Didn’t Know About…”

Surfs UP! #Summer17

IMG-20170815-WA0000Ever since I was a kid, learning to surf has been a dream of mine. There is something undeniably exciting about witnessing someone ride through the tunnel of a wave, the deep blue ocean surrounding them and a look of sheer thrill and adrenaline on their face. You must know by now I’m totally obsessed with the water, so having an obsession with learning to surf is no shocker I recently had my very first surf lesson, and it was everything i thought it would be! Don’t get me wrong – it was hard AF, but AMAZING!

As soon as I got used to the position, I immediatly started trying to ride some smaller waves close to shore. I stayed close by and allowed my self to glide to shore couple times to try and get the hang of it, also to practice balancing and not loosing speed. My instructor made me lay my hands flat in front of me on the board. In order to feel the balance and the way the board moves, you can stick your arms out like a plane. To gain speed at the start, they kept on pushing me me into the waves when they came along.

Overall i had a great time and look forward to my next session- stay tuned !!