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Mardi Gras Weekend in New Orleans

I've visited New Orleans a couple times before (for a bachelorette party and then a long weekend getaway to celebrate K's birthday, which turned out to be Southern Decadence weekend so that was an unexpected amount of fun people watching).

Trinidad Trip Highlights

Well I'm finally getting around to do a quick recap on my recent trip down south, wayy down in the southern Caribbean. I flew there on Caribbean Airlines on Friday which went surprisingly well. No lost luggage. No delays. No turbulence.

They also give you a free meal and headphones to watch the in-flight movie so they are def one of my preferred airlines to fly to the Caribbean.

On Saturday I went to a party off the coast of Trinidad where 20+ boats anchored in Turtle Bay and everyone had fun hopping from boat to boat.

On Saturday night I went out for a friend's bachelorette party which was masquerade-themed.

I went out for Chinese lunch with my family on Sunday and had a relaxing day to prepare for the big celebration on Monday & Tuesday...and the whole purpose of my trip - Carnival! 

There's no words to describe how much fun and beautiful this celebration is with all the colorful costumes, local Soca music and plenty of dancing and drinks.

Two days of partying for Carnival def kicks the life out of you but my vacation wasn't over yet. On Wednesday night, I went out with all the girls for sushi and wine.

Finally on Thursday I went to relax on the beach before heading back to Florida on Friday morning.
Maracas Bay
Local Snacks

I can't wait to go back next year! Fingers crossed xx

Back to Reality!

Hello lovelies!
I'm back to the Sunshine (and slightly chilly) State after a lovely week visiting my home country, Trinidad, in the Caribbean. 

I'm excited to get back to blogging this week and will post more about my trip and Trinidad Carnival, which was a BLAST!!
The hubby and I are celebrating Valentine's this weekend since I missed it on Thursday and I'm in need of some R&R before the work week begins so I'll be back with lots to share. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Island Life

Hi everyone!

I'm doing a quick post while I'm on vacation in Trinidad. I arrived on Friday after a 4-hour flight on Caribbean Airlines.

On Saturday, I headed out with some friends to a boat "raft up" party off the coast of Trinidad.

On Saturday night I went to a bachelorette for a friend that I've known since I was about 6 years old so it was great to catch up with all the girls.

Monday and Tuesday are Carnival here in Trinidad (which I've been posting a lot about recently). I have my costume ready for tomorrow and I'm excited to hit the 2-day street parade that we call "The Greatest Show on Earth".

I'm gonna get back to vacationing now but I hope you all had a great weekend! I will have lots more Carnival pics to share in a few days.

Vacation Trip Countdown

3 more days until my trip home to Trinidad!

I'm looking forward to Boat parties on the ocean in 90 degree weather.

I'm excited about wine nights with my girl friends.

I 'm well overdue for all the different local food that I miss so much.
The Trinidad Bake and Shark was rated the best fish sandwich in the world by Andrew Zimmerman and I have to agree. ;-)

And of course I'm looking forward to the main purpose of the trip - Carnival!!

Linking up with Helene for Tell Me About It Tuesday. 

Helene in Between

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm chugging coffee like my usual Monday morning self but it's actually Hump day so I guess I should be thankful for that!  Joining in with Jaime for What I'm Loving Wednesday. 

I'm loving that I finally got my sushi fix last night with some lady friends.

 I'm loving that the Super Bowl is this weekend and we have some fun things planned to celebrate.

I'm super excited that I'll be flying home to Trinidad in 9 days to play Carnival with all my girls. My costume is black & gold but it's a bikini not a monokini. 

I 'm loving that my flu shot was free of charge so hopefully I stay clear of any sickness for my trip and, well, all together.
I'm loving the new scent Secret Wonderland from Bath & Body Works. (It's new to me at least). I also love Moonlight Path.
I'm loving these Pinterest finds ~ already thinking of Summer!! (Although it never really got cold in Florida this year).

Finally... I'm extra LOVING that I just bought tickets to Slightly Stoopid's May 2013 show in St Petersburg, FL.  I can't wait!

What's on your loving list?

Friday Favorites & Fun

Happy Friday everyone!
1. Soo I won my first sweepstakes yesterday! A $50 gift card to Bonefish Grill (my fave restaurant!) arrived unexpectedly in the mail. I forgot I even entered the contest!

2. Loving that the weather has dropped about 30 degrees today from yesterday so I can bring out my long sleeves and boots. It's Florida so still not freezing yet.

3. My company is hosting a cocktail hour this evening and taking us to a Star Wars convention. While I've never seen any of the movies and know nothing about the characters, I'm always down for a good cocktail!

4. Looking forward to my Sat morning Yoga session to relax my mind after a long week.

5. Three more weeks until I fly home to Trinidad for Carnival to parade on the streets in a beautiful costume. Also looking forward to spending time with my parents and friends!

Linking up Lauren for High Five For Friday and joining in on the Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

PhotobucketAloha Friday Blog Hop

Have a great weekend!