📍ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴇꜱᴛɪɴ 🏨
I took this picture in the lobby at #TheWestin , New Orleans. It's definitely one of the nicest places to stay close to the French Quarter (a 15 minute walk) but my faves are still the #Omni ❤️and #HotelMonteleone 🍹. I stayed at this $256/nt hotel for $56 by doing one simple thing🤔. I applied for a Marriott card and got a $200 credit. That's it. That made me an automatic starwoods member which comes with it's perks (free drinks and points that go towards free nights). I've taken free flights on Delta and American doing the same thing. I'm now stacking up major miles on these cards plus I get free bags when I travel. I've got about 200,000 miles for the taking so far (saving em for summin major or when I'm broke but still wanna island hop). Did I mention I also used points to fund my second trip to South Africa a few years back. The trick is to not accumulate debt and to be mindful of annual fees. I've been debt free for almost a year and now I'm damn near allergic to interest. Check my post 𝐼𝒻 𝒾𝓉 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝓅𝑜𝒾𝓃𝓉𝓈, 𝒾𝓉 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝓈𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒 for more on how to 💲stack, 🏨stay and ✈️fly for free 😁.
Loved yesterday's trip to @dove_song_dairy with my mom! (And a good thing we went yesterday before the snow hit!) It's always a great excuse to spend time with @parchment_portraits , plus it's beautiful drive and it's so fun to try their #homemadesweets ! This trip just CALLED for us to give their #applecidermarshmallows a try - nothing sounds more like Fall than THAT! They just melt in your mouth! If you're ever in the #bernvillepa area when they're open, be sure to check them out! .
𝑀𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝒶 𝒩𝑒𝓌 𝒪𝓇𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓃𝓈 𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓅𝓁𝑒
But I didn't visit until we were on our Road Trip. After seeing the long lines drawn during the Essence Festival, I had to check it out! The food is pretty good😋 but as an islander it wasn't much to write home about 🤷🏾♀. Brennans, ACME, and The Ruby Slipper are just a few better options. Travelling to NOLA in late October is very different too. Outside of Bourbon Street, the city is pretty quiet. There are no lines and it's far less dirtier than usual 🤫.
✨ Will it be a show highlighting the contributions of African-American 🎤 artists to Rock n' Roll at #mtrainiermd ’s @joesmovement, Creatives Meet-Up at @campspaces, BIG INK at #hyattsville ’s @pyramidatlantic, Mocktails & 🎨 Murals, a Creatives Meet-Up, @tanglewoodworks Anniversary Party, Home 🏡 Renovations Mentoring or...more inside Route One Fun's Adults' Weekend Guide! Link in bio. 👏 And many thanks to @communityforklift for sponsoring this Guide! 📆 Mark your calendar (11/23/24) for their fun Green Friday & Small Business Saturday event! 🙌 📷: @joesmovement
“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” - Neil Armstrong | It was a beautiful day a few days ago at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo (I mean, do you see the water?!). My mom and I ate lunch here; it was sunny and quiet...an afternoon well spent.
Paper planes & climbing giant trees 🌲
I constantly have to remind myself to slow down and be present with this little guy. I think that happens when your the youngest sibling.... I love these moments when we just get to fly paper aeroplanes out of trees after school 💛 #dailygratitude#thesimpleeveryday