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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Cartagena

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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35 Designers Bags To Buy Now And Wear Forever

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Ashna Chopra:

U can never have too many ‘

Originally posted on the CITIZENS of FASHION:

35 Designers Bags To Buy Now And Wear Forever

Designers Bags To Buy Now And Wear Forever

Designer bags are like chocolate (Ok,they are better!!!) ! You don’t have it every day but once in a while falling into the temptation it is just ok and it has to be something noble, beautiful,… expensive! What is their fascination factor?! It is the irresistible mixture of perfect design, high quality materials, excellent workmanship and the prestige and glamour of a luxury label.

Sure, often designer bags cost several monthly salaries, but they are also an investment for life, if you know what and how to choose, and not a trend article that is literally unbearable and difficult to worn after two years.
I had looked around the web and created a list of the most beautiful designer and luxury bags this fall . Tote bags for everyday,clutches to the melt after, box bags to fall in love ,everything a girl can…

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Officially Nicolas Ghesquière is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton

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Officially Nicolas Ghesquière is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton

Officially Nicolas Ghesquière is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton

After a long silence, the French fashion house, Louis Vuitton finally officially announced the name of the future artistic director of its women’s line. As expected, it is Nicolas Ghesquière .

The French designer like you know very well was for 15 years the head designer at another French fashion house, Balenciaga ,after starting his career working for designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler, Ghesquièrea will take immediately his position at Louis Vuitton. In a statement, Louis Vuitton said that Ghesquière give “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”

“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration,” Ghesquière said. “I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great…

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