The Calm Before the Hurricane


It's scary knowing a Hurricane is coming your way especially when the weather reports have been changing by the hour. I've been through several Hurricanes in Florida but Dorian is turning out to be the most unpredictable and, at this time, devastating to the Bahamas.

Hurricane Safety Kit


It's Hurricane season and we always have to be prepared living in Florida. A tropical storm can turn into a category 4 hurricane overnight or fizzle into just some heavy rain. You never really know the exact outcome and strength of the storm until it hits your particular city/zip-code/neighborhood. The hit can be that precise so better safe that sorry.

Don't Kill My Vibe

I'm trying to resurface my presence on this blog of mine slowly but surely. I know I have a bunch of catching up to do this weekend reading all my favorite Blogger's posts. That I do have planned along with a couple social events.

Paris: The City of Love

Paris is often called the City of Love and Romance but is this really true? I guess the answer is subjective. From my experience as a tourist, it is filled with romantic places to visit with your partner so you do get that feeling of enchantment.

London Ladies Trip

 
A big part of my decision to finally make it across the pond was because my BFF and God Daughter recently moved to England so I wanted to fit in some girl time on the trip.

Summer Travel Gear + Giveaway!


I always love reading about other's Amazon purchases and sharing my own especially when I find cool new products or great deals worth sharing. Many of these purchases were in preparation for our Europe travels but all still handy for everyday use.

Life Lately: Italy Edition


Of all the places we visited while in Europe, Italy was by far my favorite. I still have so many photos and details of the trip to share but it's been a whirlwind trying to get back into real life. The past few weekends have been unproductive and lazy to say the very least so just a few things we did while exploring Italy.

7 Things I Loved About Europe


It's hard to pick just 7 things about such a huge place with so many different, new, and glorious things. These are just a few that come to mind to kick off some Friday Faves.

Let Your Smile Shine + Giveaway


Being a routine-oriented person, I have a regimen when it comes to skincare, dental hygiene and my overall health. I've talked about skincare several times here on Martinis & Bikinis along with the "forever" products I use but never really got into teeth talk.

Notre-Dame Paris - After The Fire


I kid you not, I purchased tickets for a historical walking tour of Paris the day before The Notre-Dame Cathedral caught on fire.

It's Been a While


Hi Friends, remember me?

I took a longer break than planned. While I knew I needed to focus on closing out some huge projects at work before our Europe trip, I didn't expect to be MIA for over 3 weeks. That said, I've missed you all!

Life Lately + Friday Faves


Happy Friday!

Life has been crazy busy lately, mainly in the work department so I apologize for being MIA. I've been working til 2 am most nights and then waking up at 6 am to head to the office. Thankfully, yesterday I got to work from home saving me the two-hour round-trip commute and giving me a mental break to focus on getting shit done.

Reggae Rainout


One of my favorite bands played this weekend at Cocoa Riverfront Park, a nice outdoor venue close to home. The lineup of bands were great (Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds) leading up to my favorite, Slightly Stoopid.

Europe Travel Planning


I started planning our Europe trip in November last year after we scored super cheap tickets flying into London. The 6+ months of planning has paid off with all planes, trains, hotels, tours, etc booked and confirmed.

Hello June: Life Lately

May came and went pretty quickly (like the rest of the year it seems) so I wanted to share some happenings from May and a few tidbits from the weekend.

The Weekend When I lost 24 Hours of My Life


The 3-day weekend was a nice break, albeit I was in bed sick for a good portion of it. We had our friend from Boston visiting Thursday through Saturday so the guys golfed while I was at work on Friday and then we had a fun pool day on Saturday.

Happy Memorial Day America


I'm enjoying the 3-day weekend we get in the US for Memorial Day today but wanted to check in with a tribute in the form of a quote.

New Summer Workout Gear

I certainly didn't start 2019 right health-wise although I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. I do set personal and professional goals for every quarter of the year (the business side of me, if you will).

Sunny Weekend & Wedding Vibes



The last few weekends have been very low key so it was nice to head over to Florida's west coast for a beautiful wedding, fun with friends, and lots of sunshine.