I’ve been BFFs with my friend Marie since the 1st grade. Over the weekend she took a spontaneous trip to New York and we met up for coffee Sunday morning in Bryant Park.
While I rarely get homesick for my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, there are certain people that I miss with all my heart. Luckily, I’ll be in Wilmington next weekend and will get to see Marie all over again. Thank goodness for best friends and summer!
No, I didn’t go away on vacation. In fact, I stayed in NYC all weekend. Believe it or not, what you’re looking at is Rockaway Beach in Queens. Who knew that there was a genuine surfer beach town right here in NYC? I’ve been spending all of my free weekends there this summer and I still can’t believe that there’s a such a beautiful beach just a subway ride away. Now I know exactly what the Ramones were talking about when the sung about catching a ride to Rockaway Beach.
To get there, just take the A train headed to Far Rockaway – Mott Ave. Get off at the Broad Channel stop and then take the shuttle to the beaches. If you’re looking to play off the beach, I recommend checking out the Playland Motel and Caracas Arepa Bar. Needless to say, I’m going back to my summer hideaway ASAP!
It’s time for a much overdue Saturday Socialite Link Up! This week has been full of exciting news, beauty and fashion stories, but Nicky Hilton’s gorgeous Valentino wedding dress was 100% the highlight of my week. What was the highlight of yours?
Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I celebrated his 30th birthday in Upstate New York. He came up with the amazing idea to drive up to Alexandria Bay on the Saint Lawrence River and see Boldt Castle. It’s seriously one of the most romantic places I’ve ever seen.
In the early 1900s self-made multi millionaire and former proprietor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, George Boldt began building the castle to show his love for his wife Louise. When Louise died suddenly he couldn’t bear to finish it and the castle was left abandoned for decades. Today, the castle is in the midst of a glorious restoration and a major tourist attraction in the 1000 Islands region. They say if you get married there that you too will have the undying love of George and Louise.
I can’t get over just how beautiful the castle and the grounds are. It’s truly tragic that the Boldt family never got to enjoy this unbelievable summer getaway. If you’re ever in the Thousand Islands region, a visit to Heart Island to see Boldt Castle is a must. I’m already dying to go back.
I dream of leading a relaxed tropical life filled with sand, sun and beachside bliss. Everyday would be a vacation day and a colorful beach cabana would be my permanent address. If an everlasting island retreat is also a dream of yours, Palm Breeze sparkling alcohol spritz is the perfect beverage for you and your entourage of friends. It’s light and sweet taste combined with the perfect amount of fizz makes it ideal for a summer get together, beach party, pool party, girls’ night or tropical themed cocktail party.
With the help of Palm Breeze, I turned my friend’s patio and later my NYC roof deck into my very own tropical destinations. Even without palm trees, clear water and white sand, the fun, refreshing sparkle of Palm Breeze made a simple Saturday feel like an afternoon in paradise.
Palm Breeze‘s delicious flavors, Ruby Red Citrus and Pineapple Mandarin Orange, can be served in the can, on ice, in a decorative glass or mixed with vodka. You could even serve it in a coconut if you want to be extra tropical. After all, nothing makes you feel more like you’re at a resort than drinking from a coconut. As for food, I love pairing Palm Breeze with Mexican favorites such as chips and guacamole, tacos and quesadillas. Not only do they go well with the tropical elements of the beverage, they are also party classics your guests will love. So why not soak up the sun this summer with a cool glass of Palm Breeze?
This summer Palm Breeze and Blo Blow Dry Bar are hosting fun girls’ nights across the country featuring tropical beach blowouts, tasty hors d’oeuvres and Palm Breeze drinks. Gather your girlfriends and RSVP here to their events in San Diego, DC, Austin and Dallas. Cheers!
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