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A critical indulger of pop culture, technology, food & film. Share my journey in life & entertainment.

Mermaids & Flower Power

 

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There’s an epic tale of a singing mermaid longing to live on land happily ever after with her dark haired, prince.

This is a tale of an ocean loving queen walking the Earth in confidence, living life by her own rules – what evil sea witch? She’s stumbled a few times to find her way and has even kissed a few frogs, coming to the conclusion that her king survived that shipwreck and the stars in their galaxies will align. But, that won’t complete her story…

 

 

Half Time: Summer ’17

Summer is half way over and it’s been quite eventful. Take a look at my photo gallery to get the picture.

 


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America’s Cup Bermuda

What’s the America’s Cup? That’s the same question I had in 2014 when Bermuda was announced as the location for its 35th World Series event which took place this summer. For over 150 years, international sailing teams have been competing for possession of the exclusive Americas Cup trophy – an immaculate figure made of silver which isn’t to be touched by bare hands. It travels in its own Luis Vuitton case and is normally handled with care by two guards wearing white gloves.

 

The America’s Cup Village (AC) opened up in June where hundreds of spectators watched a series of sailing regattas for about one month, while participating in some of the attractions the village had to offer. There were specially themed days like women’s day, and concerts featuring artists like NeYo and Kes. The event was covered nationally by NBC Sports.

My time in the AC village was well spent – visiting the Bermuda tourism booth where I graciously received a Rum Swizzle flavored lip balm, sitting comfortably under an umbrella on an extremely comfortable bean bag chair on blue turf and enjoying a cool bubbly beverage at the Moet bar.

In the end, Oracle TeamUSA was defeated by Team New Zealand – where the trophy finds its new home. For more about the AC and coverage in Bermuda visit https://www.americascup.com/en/home.html

 

New to N.O.L.A.

My first visit to New Orleans last month explained why people have found reasons to go back. After the latest girls trip with my besties, I’m pretty sure I’ll find a a reason to venture back to ‘NOLA.’ The number one reason? FOOD! Not a surprise right? Most people will tell you how great the food is in this southern city, but you really can’t appreciate it until you experience it for yourself. I can’t say that I was disappointed in not one dish – there were many. With all the restaurants to choose from, it’s hard  to decide which to try in a small amount of time. Let’s not forget ‘speciality beverages.’ How could I go to NOLA and not try a Hurricane?! Trust me when I say, one was enough.

From live bands in the French Quarter to the infamous bustling on Bourbon Street, New Orleans is a stateside visit that has enough excitement during the day or night.

 

 

 

Places visited:

The Moxy Hotel

Court of Two Sister’s – Jazz Brunch

Steamboat Natchez

Emeril’s

ACME Oyster House (not pictured above)

 

Update Weather Watch: Bermuda

Tropical Storm Karl is moving away from Bermuda after thunderstorms began around 3:30 a.m. 

Weather remains windy with choppy waters. 

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Video taken at 9:30 a.m.

Video taken at Noon.



Friday, Sept. 23 –
Bermuda has seen rain on and off throughout the week and is expecting to see more as storm Karl heads this way. Karl could strengthen to a hurricane by tomorrow.See further updates from Accuweather.