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Vacation Every Day with Palm Breeze


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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.

Summer Cocktails

Palm Breeze sparkling alcohol spritz

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, DCAustin and Dallas. Cheers!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Saturday Socialite Link Up: Bridal Edition

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With love in the air and June weddings just around the corner, I wanted to feature some of my favorite bridal links. Enjoy!

Gain inspiration for these stunning real weddings (theknot.com)

Ask a wedding expert – who pays for what? (junebugweddings.com)

Best honeymoon destinations by month (brides.com)

19 flower crowns to top off your wedding style (marthastewartweddings.com)

Marchesa shares 6 tips every bride should know before getting married (townandcountrymag.com)

Deliciously gorgeous wedding cakes (weddingwire.com)

Wedding belles engagement ring coin purse (katespade.com)

Free People launches bohemian bridal line (huffingtonpost.com)

How to make a DIY wedding planning kit (stylemepretty.com)

Beautiful beach wedding dresses (destinationweddingmag.com)

20 makeup tips every bride should know (cosmopolitan.com)

Black and white wedding inspiration (100layercake.com)

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Celebrate Caribbean Week New York at the Rum and Rhythm Benefit & Auction

St. Thomas Travel Vacation CaribbeanSt. Thomas (Photo by: Mary Ann Schwab)

One of the best parts of living in New York City is leaving it for a beautiful exotic location. While it’s always nice to come back to the excitement of the five boroughs, sometimes New Yorkers just need a break. When life calls for some time away, I like to trade in the island of Manhattan for the islands of the Caribbean. Every time I visit the Caribbean, I fall in love all over again with its beauty, beaches, warmth and culture.

Having a Venezuelan mother, I’ve been exposed to Caribbean culture, food and of course vacations since before I can remember. As for the food, I absolutely love arepas, empanadas and cachapas. As a child I used to spend summers swimming in the Caribbean Sea and taking in the Caribbean sun at a beachside club known as Puerto Azul. I’ve also visited beaches, local markets and the breathtaking Virgen del Valle on the Venezuelan island of Margarita. In the next few years, I hope to take a much-needed Caribbean cruise and visit the islands of St. Thomas and St Barths. When trading an island for an island, I’d trade in Manhattan any day for an afternoon on a Caribbean beach with white sand, relaxing waves and clear blue water.

St. MaartenSt. Maarten (Photo by: Mary Ann Schwab)

From June 1st through June 5th, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is bringing the flavor of the Caribbean to New York City with Caribbean Week New York 2015. The goal of Caribbean Week New York is to celebrate the unique travel experiences, business offerings and more that the Caribbean offers. The main event – the Rum and Rhythm Benefit & Auction taking place on the evening of June 5th at the exclusive Tribeca 360 at 10 Desbrosses St. in Manhattan. This event will feature samples of the region’s award-winning rums, cocktails by popular mixologists, authentic Caribbean culinary cuisine, musical entertainment and a fund-raising silent auction benefiting the CTO Foundation for Caribbean nationals pursuing studies in tourism and hospitality. To savor the taste, spirit and sounds of the Caribbean at the Rum and Rhythm Benefit & Auction, reserve your tickets here.

Caribbean Week New York offers a number of events catering to the media, travel agents and people interested in unforgettable Caribbean experiences. On the evening of June 3rd, couples interested in a destination wedding and/or honeymoon can visit the Caribbean Romance Pavilion at EZ Studios. Take a look at the events calendar to see what else Caribbean Week New York has to offer. Mark your calendars for Caribbean Week and celebrate the culture, diversity and of course the cuisine of this amazing region at the Rum and Rhythm Benefit & Auction.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Mother’s Day Weekend Recap

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I’m originally from Wilmington, Delaware and went home for Mother’s Day weekend. Since my sister now lives in Baltimore, Saturday we spent the day with her in the Inner Harbor. While you may have seen lots of riots and chaos in the news lately, there’s a side of Baltimore that you didn’t see. I absolutely love strolling around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and seeing all of the beautiful boats go by. It’s totally worth a visit, especially for the aquarium. Here I am (above and to the left) with my mom and sister in the Inner Harbor.

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See what I mean?

Baltimore Maryland Inner Harbor

How about now?

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The next day, we treated Mom to a classic Mother’s Day brunch.

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And celebrated my cousin’s 21st birthday with a pie.

I hope your Mother’s Day was as wonderful as mine!

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Can Sexting Help Your Relationship?

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In recent years, “sexting” or the act of sending sexually explicit or suggestive text messages has become commonplace. Usually, the term is used with a degree of humor. We may make fun of friends for sexting and joke about ours “sexts” at brunch. It seems as if Buzzfeed and similar sites have new lists of “sexting fails” just about every week. For these reasons, sexting tends to be taken with a grain of salt.

When you get past the humor of it, can sexting actually be beneficial to a relationship?

According to numerous opinions from experts on relationships, sex and psychology, the answer seems to be a definite yes. Psychology Today had an interesting write-up on this topic in which expert opinions are combined with surveys of couples’ sexting habits, with the prevailing idea being that there are some very healthy aspects of sexting in relationships. Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright, the sex educator and sexologist who wrote the article, concludes that “sexting can be a valuable tool for couples who long to maintain or reinvigorate both their physical and emotional connections.” Specifically, sexting seems to serve two key purposes for people in relationships: helping them to keep up an intimate connection while separated by distance, and serving, essentially, as a new means of foreplay.

But it’s not only sex and relationship experts who are spreading the good word about the benefits of sexting. It appears that the actual “sexters,” more often than not, also report that sexting can have a positive effect on a relationship. An Adam & Eve infographic on sexting, which includes a number of fascinating polls and expert opinions, reveals quite simply that 56 percent of people polled who admit to sexting also say that it has strengthened their relationships. Of course, the same infographic reveals that 16 percent of men and 8 percent of women have accidentally sexted family members, so there are certain drawbacks to the habit. However, those who get it right seem to report mostly positive results.

In the end, it’s probably getting it right that makes all the difference. For the most part, the humiliating sext lists we see online are goofy mishaps that are extraordinarily unlikely to happen to you. In fact, a lot of them are probably faked just to make for more interesting and amusing lists. Still, it’s easy enough to send a bad sext without it being a Buzzfeed-worthy gaffe. For example, you may sext a little too soon, or a little too aggressively; you may tease and then not follow up, or be blunt without much creativity. To navigate these sorts of issues, Your Tango’s 8 Do’s & Don’ts (when it comes to sexting) is actually a pretty handy guide‚ particularly if you’re new to the practice, or in a new relationship.

But ultimately, it seems as if sexting isn’t as much of a joke or taboo subject as some might think. Experts and ordinary people agree that there are potential benefits to relationships, and so long as you go about it the right way you may even discover a whole new brand of foreplay. So go ahead and whip out your phone and send a sext‚ just double check it before you press send!

Provided by Adam & Eve

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