It’s Time for Carnival

Hello hello!

Today is Boston’s Annual West Indian Carnival. I had the opportunity to participate in the first annual Grimas Camp. I was super excited, because the  Haitian community has never had masqueraders dancing FOR Haiti before. There have been Haitian masqueraders with the Jamaican, Trinidadian and Bajan trucks, but we have never had official masqueraders before. I wanted to be among the first :), and I wanted to show my support. I’m notoriously known amongst my friends as an anti when it comes to carnival. I’ve just outgrown it. I would go and just be disappointed, weary and leave with aching feet. However, I’m also known as Ms. Haiti because I’m always supporting or promoting a Haitian event.

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Field of Dreams

 

Hello readers!!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. This week has been mucho calor (Spanish for hot). I am one of those people who thinks I’ll be cooler by wearing less clothes. Not true my friends, not true. I think our more modestly clothed friends have the right idea.

I have had these shorts FOREVER and a day, and I couldn’t find anything to pair them with. I settled on this yellow top, but it’s still not quite how I would like for it to look.

 

 

These sandals were for my mom but she said she thought it went better with my coloring. Once she saw them on she wanted them, but whomp whomp too late!

 

 

Sadly, summer is coming to an end. Although I’ll miss the sun, I won’t miss the sweating or how sticky I get. There has to be a city that has the right mix of sun and warmth. Once you find it, can you bottle it and send my way? Thanks in advance!

Top & Sandals: Marshall’s;  Shorts: H&M

 

 

 

Welcome to the MFA

Hello folks!!

Hope you are all having a great day. I went to the Museum of Fine Arts today. Wednesday evenings are free, and I am a huge fan of art and free, so it was a must for me to attend. Most of the exhibits are mainstays, but there were some new and cool ones sprinkled throughout the museum. Below are some of my favorites. Continue reading

Bienvenido a Puerto Plata 5

Buena noches amigos!!

The manman and I went to dinner, and we both coincidently wore white. Unfortunately we didn’t get any pics together. Our last night at the resort.

Food has a way of brightening up my mood

 

I had a lovely vacation, and I’ll miss my manman terribly, but I’m ready to get back to my regularly scheduled programming. I was happy to be able to give her a nice vacation, because she has always wanted to visit the Dominican Republic. Next vacay for us will definitely be an English or Haitian speaking town or country. Hasta luego & thanks for reading!

Dress: Arden B; Necklace: Aldo Accessories; Sandals: Kohl’s

Bienvenido a Puerto Plata 4

Buenas tardes!

My manman (mom in French & Haitian) and I went swimming, ok she waded and I took pictures but it counts as swimming since I was in the water.

Poolside

I think someone’s been watching too much ANTM

I laid out and tanned, then took some pictures and …

Bright cover ups are always fun

some more pictures. By the time I got back to our suite I was tired,

Super tanned & pooped but never too tired for pics

but not too tired for pictures.*So about that drink that I brought back with me from the pool. Hey, there are sober people in Puerto Plata I can’t waste alcohol. Bathing Suit: Arden B; Cover up: Old Navy; Sandals: Kohl’s; Hat: Family Dollar

Bienvenido a Puerto Plata 4

Hola amigos,

Another beautifully hot day in the Dominican Republic.

Taking some pictures while waiting for our shuttle to go eat.

I think I got the “hungover chic” look down pat.

This sitting area makes me think of Arizona or New Mexico. The browns and turquoise are so soothing.

Gorgeous!! I just wanted to waste away by the beach all day (sick flow hunh?)!

Maxi Dress: Old Navy; Hat: Family Dollar

Welcome, You Are Home

Bonswa,

The vacation is over. The momdukes and I left the Dominican Republic and we are flying to Haiti. From there, I’m taking a flight back to Boston. I enjoyed my vacation, but I actually am looking forward to getting back to my regular routine. A vacation isn’t really fun for me after two weeks. Can’t wait for more family time.

Love her more than anything else in the world

Welcome, You are Home
These words ring very true to me

I don’t know why I am always intrigued by this sculpture

Wrap: H&M; Romper & Sandals: Target; Fedora: F21

Bienvenido a Puerto Plata 3

Hola,

I really enjoy playing games, and I have a pretty competitive nature. The resort has games and activities to suit just about anyone’s interests. I took a golf lesson, and I did surprisingly well. No windows were broken yay!

Faking it cuz I’ll never make it

See that follow through

Victory

I’m kinda good at this

My team was kicking ass & NOT taking names, until it was time to

This is where we separate the winners from the losers

swim. I am a nonswimmer. We could have beat the competition other team 10-0 but because of my nonswimming behind, it was 9-0. Whomp whomp!

 

Top: Marshall’s; Shorts: F21 that I cut up; Bathing suit: H

Bienvenido a Puerto Plata 2

Hiya!

I wasted no time getting to the beach. I played some of the resort games but my mom was being a lazy photog so you can barely see me. There was a sack race and as competitive as I am, I am sad to say that I was on a team of older women who probably had too much to drink and we lost :/.

I think I want to visit an adults only resort the nice time I travel to the Caribbean.

This was taken before my wipeout

The waves were killer, and it didn’t take long before I was forced to get back on land and cool my parched throat. I mean do you know how salty ocean water is?

A relaxing dip and a cold drink makes everything better

Everything was fine until my attempts at posing for pictures swimming  caused my drink to be mixed with pool water. Luckily all drinks are included. Who doesn’t love an open bar!

Cover up & Bathing Suit: H&M