My mother and I decided to do things a little differently this holiday. Instead of freezing our buns off in chilly Pittsburgh, we headed south for the sunny beaches of the Bahamas. We went on a quick cruise to Nassau and Castaway Cay on the Disney Magic which turned out to be a beautiful, newly refurbished ship. We left the day after Christmas and returned just in time for NYE celebration.
First stop, Nassau!
Immediately after docking on shore, we headed to Graycliff Manor. I saw a feature on this place on Destination Tennis and knew we had to check it out. It’s an historical mansion located next to the Governor’s house which boasts luscious gardens, a world-re-knowned wine cellar, and it’s own cigar and chocolate factories.
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and then toured the grounds.
It’s a jungle out there!
I purchased a few goodies for the hubby who loves cigars.
Next we headed to Bay street which is the popular shopping district and also home of the Nassau Straw Market.
You could find just about anything here.
Just a little glimpse of how the other half lives…..
It’s the holidays which means party, party, party!! There will be many events to attend this season between work, family, and friends, so are you party ready? If the answer is no, feel free to be inspired by this holiday soiree style guide. Some people tend to shy away from traditional holiday colors because they don’t want to seem too literal, but I say go for it! When else can you dress reminiscent of a Christmas ornament and get away with it? Now don’t go overboard with an ugly holiday sweater but try to wear something festive and classy. A red dress is a perfect example and plus you can wear it again. This eye-catching hue will make you the life of the party. Adorn it with glittery shoes and gold jewelry to really shine. If you care to be a little more subtle, try a jewel tone like emerald, royal blue, or plum. Here I paired this gorgeous Modcloth green dress with navy accents. A fun shoe like these Charlotte Olympia kitten pumps will make for a great conversation piece.
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Here’s to having all eyes on you at your next holiday party!