Post Tagged with: "Puerto Rico"

Cuisine

The Caribbean’s Best Sangria

The Caribbean’s Best Sangria

“I’m gonna need a nap,” I think, as a comforting warmth courses through my body and my head starts to feel heavy and list ever so slightly to the side. No, I’m not in the middle of a soothing massage. I’m fully clothed and upright – well, sorta. The cause […]

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by × April 16, 2014 × 0 comments

Shopping

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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by × May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Shopping

credit: Concalma

BuyDay Friday: San Juan’s Coolest Totes

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. So when Matilsha Marxuach couldn’t find a stylish reusable grocery bag, she made one herself. Now the capacious “Mercado A” tote is a bestseller at her Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, boutique, Concalma. Matilsha’s utilitarian and unique collection comprises about 10 styles […]

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by × February 22, 2013 × 0 comments

Travel

Best. Popsicle. Ever.

Best. Popsicle. Ever.

I’m a certified ice-cream fiend and eat it almost daily (hello, Haagen Dazs). So I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by a mere popsicle. But on a yacht charter through the British Virgin Islands last summer, it was love at first bite. We’d motored over to Tortola’s Trellis Bay so […]

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by × January 31, 2013 × 2 comments

Shopping

BuyDay Friday: Shopping in San Juan

BuyDay Friday: Shopping in San Juan

If you find yourself in Old San Juan with a retail itch you just have to scratch (and who doesn’t?), resist the urge to follow the hordes to the jam-packed designer outlet stores and make a detour to 105 Calle Fortaleza instead. There, the delightful Guillermo Jeffs has been selling […]

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by × January 25, 2013 × 2 comments

Resorts

Budget-Friendly Boutique Hotels

Budget-Friendly Boutique Hotels

A night at a boutique hotel doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  Here are a few of my favorites, where you can getaway in style and on budget. From $90: Nueva Vida De Ramiro Check in and chill out at Nueva Vida, a much-loved eco-friendly enclave in […]

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by × January 17, 2013 × 0 comments

Shopping, Travel

The Cocktail Every Shopper Needs

The Cocktail Every Shopper Needs

As any retail maven knows, shopping is hard work. Pounding the pavement, wrestling the crowds, combing clothing racks … it takes real stamina. Which is why it’s prudent to back away from the bargains every now and then for a refreshing pause. Duck into a café and savor a coffee, […]

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by × January 16, 2013 × 0 comments