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
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.
Hardly home but always ‘reppin’ #therealHU
Morning coffee at the Moxy Hotel.
Bridal Party Gift Boxes.
Joining the fun on Bourbon
Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sister’s
Hurricanes for Everyone.
Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sister’s
Smile’s before visiting Frenchman Street.
Oysters in cheese sauce. A must!
Bridal Party Squad
Steamboat Cruise aboard the Natchez
Dining at Emeril’s
The Moxy Hotel
Court of Two Sister’s – Jazz Brunch
ACME Oyster House (not pictured above)
OPI has released a nail polish line inspired by Washington, D.C. and Scandal, with an array of colors fit for this Fall & Winter. I grabbed three colors from ULTA when I was in D.C. last weekend – Madam President,We The Female, Stay Off the Lawn. I hope they look good on me so that I can feel even more ready to tackle the world in style like Ms. Olivia Pope herself.
During an unplanned exploration of Sandy’s parish today, I toured the grounds of the Heydon Trust. On the 43 acres of property you will find the smallest chapel in Bermuda, built in the early 1600s. The property is an area of interest for avid bird watchers and has beautiful landscaping with an array of flowers and trees throughout.
Small and historic, the church still hosts services Mon. – Fri.
The grounds are peaceful and scenic with an ocean view near the Chapel.
A perfect retreat to clear your mind or take a peaceful walking tour for exercise.
It’s open to the public Mon. – Sat.
Tucked away in the back of a residential area was where I was told to find a farm with fresh goat’s milk for sale. Unexpectedly I found more goat’s than I imagined along with a few other animals and crops. The farmer graciously gave me a tour of the grounds and info better absorbed than watching the Discovery channel.
Wise tales told from the elders included days when they drank goat’s milk which made them smart, strong & fit.
Moo’ve over cows. I’m leaving milk to the goats.