ORS Olive Oil recently hosted a natural hair day event in New York City and it was glorious!!! The event was hosted by several moderators including the wonderful Bethann Hardison one of the first black models to become sought after. She is probably better known these days as a talent manager. One of her most famous clients is the model Tyson Beckford. The event featured hair styling, makeup tutorials, cocktails and of course food. At the end of the event we were all given a gift bag full of Olive Oil products. The Coconut Mousse, Avocado Shampoo, Orange Essence Hair Conditioner, Edge Control, Hair Milk, Curly Pudding and Sheen Spray. I’m loving the Hair Milk for styling and night maintenance. I used the shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair and it smelled so good!!! I definitely plan to continue to use these product and recommend that you give them a try. The tees shirt was a nice touch!!
These are also two of my favorites. I suffer from dry skin so I’m always looking for something to keep my skin moisturized and conditioned. It seems I have to repeatedly apply product to stay moisturized. One of the downfalls of aging I’m sure. These two products do a pretty good job of helping me on my never ending quest for soft skin. The Body Milk by Etro is just delightful without being too light or too heavy. I also enjoy the TSI Blossom by Native Naturals as well. It’s nourishing like it says without being too heavy. Either of these should get you through the day.
Winter is here. I know I know, we would all rather be on some tropical island laying on a beach with a Pina Coloda in hand. Alas for those of us who live with seasons, we are in the midst of winter, so may I suggest my version of hot chocolate to help you on those cold winter nights. This is not for the kiddies!!!
You can make whatever flavor that floats your boat. I prefer coconut. Your have as many choices as there are chocolate candies out there. I use 2-3 Lindt Coconut balls, mixed with a dash of vanilla I bought when I was in Mexico and a splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and hot milk. Heat milk, add chocolate balls, vanilla and stir until smooth, then add splash of Patron Cafe Tequila and enjoy!!!
Why is it when I go shopping for sunglasses, I never see any like this. Dolce & Gabbana have some of the most gorgeous, unusual sunglasses out there. Funky, eclectic and so stylish and chic!!!
I know it doesn’t seem like it, but summer is coming again!!! Get your eye wear game on ladies!
Princess Mundo Imperial Hotel
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend an Expo in Acapulco, Mexico as well as do some sightseeing. Mexico is a beautiful country full of lovely beaches, and places to lose oneself. During my stay in Acapulco, I was a guest of the Princess Mundo Imperial which is right on the beach. It’s a large hotel with several restaurants, a bar and places to grab a quick bite. The bar is open late, but the restaurants seem to stop taking people at 10. It’s a lovely property, but it is in need of some upgrades, but not enough to deter you from enjoying it’s location. It has several sister properties so there’s a van/bus that goes around to each property about every 30-60 minutes or so.
All of the above photos were taken at the Expo. We were greeted by children with balloons and there was a whole cast of characters throughout the center.
Mexico is very inexpensive, especially compared to the U.S. We made several Wal-Mart runs while there because things were so much cheaper. Some people were able to purchase medicine over the counter that requires a prescription in the U.S for pennies compared to what we pay at home. One of the many things I did while there was visit Banyan Tree Cabo for lunch. It was the first time in my life I ever had blue rice. There were so many parties hosted for us. One of my favorites was the AeroMexico party that was held in a hangar at the local airport.
Acapulco has come a long way and they are actively cultivating tourism dollars from the U.S. and Canada. Looking to their North American neighbors to help continue to turn their city around and so far the effort is paying off. It is a beautiful city. The people are welcoming to tourists and it’s only going to get more and more popular. That’s not to say it isn’t without it’s issues. You should not walk alone at night or drive yourself around, but overall it’s a safe place to visit, just be smart. When it is rediscovered and it will be rediscovered by the masses, you’ll wish you went while it was still awakening!!!!