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What's in my Beach Bag & Summer Favorites

It's no secret my ideal weekend is spent either lounging at the pool or hanging out at the beach. My pool/beach bag remains packed at all times and ready to grab when we head out on the weekends.

Hat ~ Sunglasses ~ Chapstick ~ Kleenex ~ Hand Sanitizer ~ Towel ~ Sunblock ~ Tanning Oil ~ Dry Oil ~ Sunblock for the face ~ Beer koozies ~ iPod Speakers ~ Snacks

Some other summer essentials that may not be able to fit in my bag:

Always remember to load up on sunblock and drink lots of water!

What's your summertime favorites?

Company Vacay on St Pete Beach

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I spent Thursday to Sunday out on FL's west coast for a company paid vacation. It was so much fun and I definitely have a hangover to prove it! There were about 500 employees/guests from around the world on the resort. We hung out at the beach and pool all day, had some yummy seafood dinners and, of course, late night drinks.

Selfies at the bar with the CEO is always good idea....

How was your weekend?

Joining Molly for Funday Monday and Biana for Weekending.
still being [molly]Weekending

Summer Beach Daze

Happy Friday everyone! 

I'm off to the beach again this weekend. This time it's for a company vacation. One of the perks of my job is that they take us on different vacations so this year we're staying at a resort on St Pete Beach, FL for 3 nights. They have a bunch of activities and lunches/dinners planned. Although it might be somewhat hectic, I'm hoping to be able to relax a bit and just enjoy vacation mode.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll catch you next week with a full update.

Breathless Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the most beautiful countries ~ if not THE most beautiful country ~ I've visited yet. Our trip to Punta Cana was amazing - the beaches, the resort, the food, the weather and the people. It was magnificent, or as they say magnifico!

We stayed at Breathless Resorts & Spa, which is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort. It just opened in November 2013 so it's a brand new resort that's perfect for a destination wedding, honeymoon or just a vacation in paradise.

The Resort

The Food

The Wedding 

The reason we went to the DR was to celebrate the marriage of two friends and I have to say the ceremony and reception was absolutely gorgeous! I've been to destination weddings in Jamaica, Florida and several different tropical spots but this was by far the most beautiful wedding I've attended yet.

Entertainment & Fun

Our Excursion

We went on the Marinarium catamaran cruise which took us around the coast of Punta Cana and stopped at an area where we snorkeled around the reef and swam with stingrays and nurse sharks. They fed us lunch and tropical cocktails on the cruise and the crew entertained everyone with dancing and singing to local music. We had a blast! 


What I would give to be back there right now!

Weekend on FL's West Coast

Hope everyone had a good weekend! I had a pretty busy weekend out of town.

After work on Friday, K and I headed to Sarasota to spend the weekend with my in-laws. We took them out to dinner to celebrate a late Mother's day and early Father's Day. After dinner, K and I went over to the local watering hole for some drinks.

Has anyone tried cinnamon toast crunch shots? It's made with Fireball and RumChata and tastes just like the cereal. So good! We finished the night at World of Beer and then called it a night.

On Saturday we headed to Siesta Key beach which has been rated #1 beach in the US. It's absolutely beautiful with powder white sand. We hung out on the beach for a couple hours then headed over to the Village for some seafood and beach cocktails. 

We then met up with some friends at Bahi Hut which serves the strongest Mai Ta's in town. K and friends love going here but there's a two Mai Tai limit because they're that strong!

We went back to K's parents house and had dinner with them and spent the rest of the night watching movies and relaxing at their house.

On Sunday, we hung out with the in-laws for a couple hours then hit the road to head back home. We stopped for lunch at Bahama Breeze and a quick trip to Victoria's Secret (because I'm good at negotiating) to get a new bikini for our trip to the DR this week.
I love VS's new Itsy bikini bottoms.

Joining Molly for Funday Monday and Biana for Weekending.
still being [molly]Weekending