Canyon Ranch spa – Miami

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I was away for 3 nights to the Canyon Ranch Spa. I was a little hesitant at first, since Cayon Ranch usually caters to an older customer. It was a girls weekend away and we were excited by the plethora of activities!

This leading hotel of the world was in North Miami beach area. 20 m cab to downtown south Miami beach.

The minute we got there , 80 degree and a breeze hit us. It was heavenly.

Some of the classes we tried were barre method , rock climbing , battle ropes ( super hard ), boxers workout , Zumba , beach boot camp , just to name a few. ( they offer 40 classes a day !).

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Did I mention we took a “How to blow-dry your hair “. Results below.

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This is a kid friendly place as well. With 4 pools and a beach , kids will love it. Kids 5 and over can participate in the rock wall climbing class too!

Check out the kids ride!

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Did I mention , they have a 70,000 sq ft spa, plus an entire wellness program/ clinic that you can participate in!

Beauty and Essex

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Great place for dinner ! I had never been here and I took some our of town co-workers here. We had a lovely time.
The antique store by the enterance was super cute and I found lots of things I could spend some $$ on.

Food and the vibe was good.
The dessert was the highlight!

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Dubai madness!

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I planned this trip 4 months ago as a mini escape from Delhi ( great opportunity to leave the kids behind with grandparents and escape).
My best friend of 32 years lives here and I wanted to surprise her. My hubby’s best friend lives in Singapore- he came to surprise my hubby as well. The surprises were a huge hit and we have been having a fantastic time!!
We are staying at the One and only Palm, a true oasis in this crazy city. It’s away from everything and truly a beautiful , small 90 room , 4 villa property.
More pictures to follow.

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Cartagena, Columbia

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Were are leaving tomorrow but had a relaxing trip in this city.
For our anniversary dinner we are at Santa Clara Sofitel at 1621. It was good food! My restaurant of choice was Carmen , at the Ananda hotel but since we couldn’t get a dinner reservation we did lunch there on the 29 th.

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Though we couldn’t stay at Ananda as it was sold out, we relaxed by the pool, drank some delicious sangria and ate our favorite meal here.

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The food at Carmen was absolutely fab! Asian inspired , bright and very bold flavors.
We needed a long walk after our lunch!

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Cafe Mila was so good , we went back for coffee.

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Our hotel has a roof deck. We spent a little time soaking up the city views.

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I absolutely love the night time views here!

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Lunch today was at Cafe Mulata. Absolutely delicious and open only for lunch!

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Cartagena

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We arrived here yesterday. 90 degrees, cool breeze and friendly, happy people. Staying at a botique hotel , San Pedro hotel and spa. The hotel has 8 homely rooms and a super friendly staff!

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We did some spa treatments at the trendy Tscherassi hotel. We also ate here at the popular Italian ” Vera restaurant”.

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Some street pics and sights.

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Great tasting gelato here!

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2 nd round of dessert at cute Cafe Mila.

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Work trip

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Work trip

I left NYC on 12/2 to visit China, Hong Kong and India. One of my longest work trips, but it has been productive. I have had the pleasure of eating at some super amazing places and I highly recommend the below in Hong Kong.

Sevva- in central – amazing views and what delicious international cuisine.
A must , even though it’s not new anymore.!

Cafe grey deluxe- At the Upper house. Fantastic views and delicious food. Super new and popular. At pacific place.

Enomod- social dining off Hollywood road- casual , relaxed , tapas style. Budget friendly.

22 Ships-no reservation place in Wanchai- great innovative , tapas style food. We had a 1 hour wait but enjoyed drinking our wine on the street !!
Enomod food pics

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Sevva – basil chicken with chili and rice and a delicious salad.

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22 ships

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