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Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas

Sure, I have expensive taste but I also have a real-world budget. With that in mind, I’m sharing five inexpensive holiday gifts any stylin’ lady traveler would be happy to find in her stocking. Slim Sonic Toothbrush I have an unnaturally close relationship with my electric toothbrush, and really miss […]

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The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

The JetSetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret that “I like nice things” (Translation: “I like a lot of stuff that is crazy expensive but I think I’m worth it.”) So now that the holiday season is officially upon us, I thought I’d share six indulgences on my lust list this year. None of them […]

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The Caribbean’s Niftiest Straw Hat

The Caribbean’s Niftiest Straw Hat

In the tropics, hats are a necessary accessory, keeping the sun off our faces, shielding our eyes, and protecting dyed strands (not that I’d know anything about that). But did you know that in one Caribbean country, a particular type of straw hat also functions as a wallet? In Martinique, […]

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The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

The Caribbean’s Best Airport Shopping

So you’ve committed the ultimate shopper’s sin: Waiting until you get to the airport to buy souvenirs. But your procrastination needn’t mean that your friends will be forced to fake delight as you present them with tired T-shirts, made-in-China shot glasses, or tacky fridge magnets. Thankfully, some Caribbean airports pump […]

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Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

Five Caribbean Souvenirs You MUST Buy

Stumped for a Caribbean souvenir? I shared five fab suggestions over on The Huffington Post – plus the one item you should NEVER buy! Get the scoop right here

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Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

Jamaica’s Coolest Jewelry

I was in Jamaica last weekend covering a literary festival but, of course, I managed to sniff out a few local shopportunities as well. Some of my favorite finds were the copper, brass, and silver pieces from The Girl and The Magpie. The jewelry designer behind the label, Veronica, (she […]

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Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

Key West’s Funkiest Flip-Flops

I drove down to Key West last month for a long weekend of rest and relaxation. But, of course, there was some retail involved, too. My favorite find: a pair of leather sandals from Kino’s. Established by Cuban immigrants, Kino has been making leather kicks for 47 years. Their collection […]

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Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

Six Surprising Caribbean Souvenirs

Let’s face it: No one needs another T-shirt or fridge magnet. So I wrote about some of my favorite uncommon Caribbean souvenirs in a guest post for the lovely ladies over at Travelista TV. Check it out here and tell me what you think.

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BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

BuyDayFriday: Beach Bag Essentials

Summer’s almost here, JetSetters! Here are the “shore things” I’m packing in my beach bag. The Best of Us Sarah Pekkanen’s novel is the perfect beach read, as frothy and refreshing as a perfectly blended mojito on a sweltering summer day. Crack the cover and follow four longtime girlfriends and […]

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Shopping in Grand Cayman, Part II

Shopping in Grand Cayman, Part II

Earlier this year I shopped my way along the palm-lined Paseo at Camana Bay, a 500-acre, multi-use development on Grand Cayman. Here’s the second and final installment of my retail adventure. (Click HERE to read Part I.) I couldn’t resist popping the cleverly named Bedside Manor, where you can buy […]

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BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

BuyDay Friday: How To Keep Cool and Look Hot

When you traipse around the Caribbean as much as I do, you develop strategies for cooling down when the temp goes up: A splash of Alcolada Glacial on my neck and chest, and running ice water over my wrists and ankles are two of my favorite chill-out methods. But this […]

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Behind the Lens: Bermuda

Behind the Lens: Bermuda

Sometimes there are interesting stories behind the iPhone photos I take on my trips. In this new series, I’m sharing a few of them. July 2010: Surely I’m not the only visitor to Bermuda to have been transfixed (and, I admit, slightly amused) by the sight of middle-aged men strutting […]

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by × April 11, 2013 × 0 comments