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Resort Season | How To Choose The Best Place To Vacation

Relaxation should be one of the easiest things on earth to do, right? Eh, wrong. With so many interesting activities, books, films and food, sometimes it's hard to calm down and just enjoy breathing. Last year (can you believe it's 2014?), I was fortunate to visit my very first resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with my crew of sisters. We had an amazing time and I can't even think of what would top that. From swimming in the morning, swim up bars, live performances and a drive through the country side on dune buggies, it was the perfect trip.

Beach Mode.

Beach Mode.

Now it's 2014 and it's freezing in NYC! The snow is falling and all I can think about is being on a beach somewhere hot, sweating and reading a good book. So I thought the only thing that's stopping me is ME. 

But let's get to the nitty gritty. How do you choose the best resort for you? I'll be unveiling a few steps by the genre of what exactly you're looking to do.

Phase 1: Relaxation

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If you're the spontaneous, wild type looking for a great escape (like myself) and would really just like to read a book on a nice quiet beach; make sure you listen up carefully. An adult only all inclusive is the way to go. No worrying about children splashing you with water by the pool if you're not trying to get wet. Peace and quiet with the mixture of the occasional CREEP may find its way but other than that you're safe. Plus you won't have to worry about spending money on food and drinks, it's free 99! Just think you'll have other singles around and if you go with friends it's even more fun. 

Flirt at your own discretion.

 

Design, Furniture

Relaxation Piece of the Year: The Hammock

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As you take in this photo, I want you to listen to Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre's Recipe. Ok, now the hammock is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. It's a play on gravity and relaxation at the same time. The hammock was probably one of the first chairs ever made in history. It can be put up anywhere.

I challenge you. Find a hammock, relax and send a photo.

Hampton Alert! Blue & Cream Takes on The Hamptons.

If you plan on making The Hamptons your summer getaway and have no plans of leaving, you no longer have to come to the city to stay stylish. The retail chain, Blue & Cream has just opened its doors at the newest location in East Hampton (83 Main Street).  Being the stockist for your favorite brands such as, Charlotte Ronson, Rag & Bone, exclusive Nike footwear they will also carry Russell Simmons’ newest yoga line, Tantris. So get ready Hamptons!

If You Travel On Aircrafts You Need This Pillow.

If traveling was a man, I’d marry him and have 10 children and name them all Life. But since it’s not there is a pillow that would help. If you travel on cool airplanes and sometimes like myself love the cheapflight.com and priceline.com so traveling then becomes a bit more frequent; this is a must have.

The Ostrich Pillow is like sticking your head under your favorite comforter and then having a special place to put your hands. I’m not sure when it will go into production but check out more about this and I’ll also be sure to keep you updated.

(via Studio KG)

New Vice: Flavored Oxygen...Coconut to be Exact.

There is nothing like a great escape from polluted air to some fresh air. But what about flavored air? I’m talking peppermint, blueberry and my favorite…coconut. Yes maybe you travelers that just get to travel a lot are on some been there done that stuff. But I’m not going to front this was my first time at an Oxygen Bar, Air Bar in Las Vegas, right before I jumped 855 feet off a building. 

The perfect setting. A massage and just great relaxation. It made my jump not as terrifying, but thinking if it were that terrifying I would not have jumped. But back to the lecture at hand, the Air Bar in Las Vegas is a definite pit stop while traveling. And coconut is the best flavor.