With the beginning of August, the cold season is looming in the humid, 90 degree temps. I for one have not partaken of the serious summer deals from Jamaica to New Orleans. Whether you are traveling as a family or with all the single ladies, here are a few ideal travel destinations for all that will give you some serious heat without cooling down your pockets.
Known for its friendly resort staff, pristine beaches and flavorful cuisine, everything in Jamaica is Irie—including the 50% off discounts at area Montego Bay and Negril resorts locations. The six nights special “Classics of Jamaica” package at Round Hill and Jamaica Inn resorts features profuse gardens, a secluded golden sand beach, a world class Spa in an 18th century great house at the edge of the sea, inspired cuisine created by a new, award-winning chef, plenty of privacy and a friendly, courteous staff. Also included in the package is a daily breakfast served in the dining room overlooking the sea, fitness center, kayaking, snorkeling and sunfish sailing at the property, and tennis are available nearby. For more information, please visit the web sites: www.roundhill.com or www.jamaicainn.com.
Ever visited the Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas? Now is your chance!
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island, Bahamas
A 21 beachfront cottage all inclusive resort is celebrating their 50th anniversary and they are running a flight special. A flight special for stays of 4 nights or more get Free Round Trip Airfare from Nassau!” Spend 4 nights or more with the lodge and we will book and pay for your round trip airfare from Nassau to Andros! (When booking with us ask for the “Nassau Airfare Special”).
This family run resort, allows singles to feel very comfortable coming and families to have fun due to the small, safe environment for little ones to explore and older kids to hang out and enjoy.
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is offering an ADVENTURE PACKAGE, available on bookings of four nights or more now through November 11, 2010. With rates from $198 per night, the Adventure Package offers guests their choice of two complimentary, unforgettable excursions for two. Hurry – bookings must be made by August 15, 2010!
Want to stay within the 50 States? Whether traveling to the East, Southeast or West coast, there is something for everyone.
I still don’t understand the rationale of men. Do they really believe the grass is always greener on the other side? Here’s some perspective fellas, the reason why you get along so well with the mistress is because she is the pop-off, she–like you is looking for a good time. She has no kids with you, no bills, and therefore no responsibilities. You can have sex whenever and wherever you want it, you can wine and dine without hearing about “what the kids need”. It is in essence a fantasy, a mirage—like seeing a flowing river in the midst of a dessert.
Now, when did the mistress start to become the future Mrs.? With celebs like Swizz Beatz ditching their wives at six months preggers for the chick they boning (I don’t care how fine Alicia is), do “these” women really believe they won’t do it to them too? Do they believe their goodies is so fantastic that it will change a man’s wandering ways—NOT!! After all word on the street is he has another kid with a previous mistress. However, I’m sure there are cases where he leaves his wife for the jump-off and they live happily ever after, but this is not a fairytale and karma is certainly a B!%#@!!
There are French waxing, American waxing and then the most popular and to some most painful Brazilian wax. A fan of this “green with no hair in between” wax job—Brazilians is the most common of bikini waxes, and involves the complete removal of all hair in the pelvic area, front and back, buttocks and adjacent to the anus, perineum and vulva. Great if you love to sport a thong, or if you or your partner just love the clean look and easy access.
But along with the wonderful “benefits” that make you walk and tingle, there is much criticism that accompanies the Brazilian. So here are a few tips to make your experience a little less painful.
1. Make sure the spa location you chose is clean and friendly. Considering your lower regions are sensitive, you need to feel as comfortable as possible.
If anyone has watched the news lately, you would know that your favorite stores are being invaded—no not by aliens or pod people but the little critters –bedbugs. News articles from the New York Times to Crain’s have noted the nasty attack of bedbugs in Manhattan—great like roaches, water bugs and rats aren’t enough to deal with—we now have to check retail giants such as Victoria secret (closed one Mid-town store for a few hours), Abercrombie and Fitch (Soho) and Buy Buy Baby (Chelsea), where cases of infestation has occurred. Other affected Manhattan stores include: Bed, Bath & Beyond (Chelsea). Talk about icky, can you image one of those bugs latching onto the underwear of your favorite demi bra or cheekies at Vicky’s.
The other day I was at a party and met some guy. Now don’t be fooled, a woman can tell if she is interested after the first five minutes once the physical attraction has worn off. As for myself, I know if you will get a date or if I have placed you in the “not interested” box. However, every once in a while, you have that person who you once dated that is now “just friends.” Last week while out and about, I met up with someone I use to date and sometimes we will go out together because we have such a good time. Make no mistake, in the beginning, I was very attracted to him but over time and conversations of getting-to-know- you, things changed. So imagine my surprise when a brief pang of sexual tension drifted my way, while sipping on a cocktail. However, as easily as it came it went.
Some couples will do anything for a wedding, including getting married in top retail stores like Wal-Mart or Cold Stone Creamery–I guess it is the “Ultimate Ice-cream Experience.” We should give them an “A” for ingenuity but who would really get married between the produce and meat aisles?
Whatever happened to the Justice-of-the-Peace? While customers order at the counter at Taco Bell, the bride and groom are exchanging “I-dos.” This new phenomena shows the great lengths people will go to be different.
NUBIA welcomes Nicole—the newest addition to our team of foodies. I’m a NYC -born and raised foodie, who is passionate about healthy eating and living. I love dining out and have a special talent for always ordering the best-tasting dish on the menu! I balance my indulgences with time in the gym and I believe that there’s no better way to splurge than on a truly delicious meal.
A TASTE OF DOWN UNDER WITHOUT THE AIRFARE
by Nicole M.
There’s a new reason to visit the Upper West Side, with the addition of The Sunburnt Calf, a casual dining spot, where attractive and friendly staff serve up affordable and tasty fare, while dishing tidbits of information about the Australian origins of each dish.
This three-floor eatery has 80 seats, two floors and an upstairs balcony perfect for breezy summer nights. My guest and I were seated in the “Uluru Atrium” back dining room, which is decorated with murals of the famous Australian Uluru Rock and makes you feel as if you’ve just stepped into the Outback.
While browsing the menu, start with one of the many fun and inventive cocktails like “Moo Juice”, “Moo Tinis” and “Moo Jitos”. The Moo Juice is served in baby bottles but don’t let the look fool you, these drinks pack a punch. My Sunburnt Moo Juice, a vibrant pink blend of passionfruit infused tequila and fresh strawberries, was fruity and delicious. The Oasis Moo Tini (Suza tequila, strawberry, watermelon, blackberry, pineapple and lime) arrives with a shot of Tequila housed in a delicate flower carved out of lime rind.
For centuries, cultures all over the world have tried to link erogenous foods to sexuality as part of our natural aphrodisiac. Some foods like mussels, strawberries, oysters, caviar, and even cherries are said to enhance the release of oxyctocin in the brain to stimulate sexual desire. Depending on the culture, there are a variety of foods and herbs that causes someone to go into a heated frenzy. Whether fact or fiction, we all use food as a romantic gesture to create a “wanting” desire within our partner. From oysters to lettuce, let’s take a look at what stimulates the senses across continents.
Balut (Phillipines, Cambodia and Vietnam)- is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Balut is believed to be an aphrodisiac because its a high-protein and hearty snack.
I have penis envy! There I said it and I probably set the Women’s Movement back 20 years– but ask me if I care? While living in the Windy City, I dated this dude who would always say to me “You have penis envy” and of course I would object with all the feminism I could muster, only to find myself wishing I had the same “perks” as men in this world. I tell friends all the time, if I am ever reincarnated I want to come back as a man. Why? Because, I feel that men have more options, whether in relationships or in business, they just always seem to get more out the deal than women. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean, I don’t love being soft and pink, it doesn’t mean, I don’t get to be the “HBIC” and our clothes—well it’s fabu. So in honor of this week’s feeling of penis envy, here are a few reasons why it feels like a man’s world and women just live in it. Please ladies don’t hate me!
1. They can get a smart, beautiful, exotic, money-making chick without having to sacrifice “something.”
2. They get to go on the golf trips with the boss
3. They make more MONEY!!
Brooklyn’s Taste of Authentic Italy
By Miss Jane
For a taste of authentic Italy in the heart of well–Brooklyn, visit Aurora Ristorante in Williamsburg and enjoy the rustic experience of tasty cuisine.
The sister location to Aurora Soho, you can experience the same authentic cuisine. Just grab a great booth at the rear of the eatery, or better yet, eat outside in their outdoor garden seating– radiant at night with its hanging lights and view of the stars.
For starters, the focaccia bread and olives are the best or try the grilled flatbread with poached tuna, olives, scamorza and caramelized unions.
The restaurant boasts an extensive list of authentic Italian wines (so don’t go in ordering your usual Pinot Grigio or other wines typical of most restaurants.) If you can’t choose, the wait staff is very attentive and helpful in guiding you on ordering based on your preferred palate or your main dish.