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A WEEKEND GETAWAY IN GREY COUNTY

Sometimes the best adventures and most beautiful places are just a few hours away from home. Most days, I dream about long walks on sandy beaches in the Caribbean or a day exploring the souks of Marrakech.  The truth is, right here in our backyard and just a few hours away from Toronto, lies an amazing place called Grey County.

Let’s be honest, traveling overseas or down south can be expensive and with the low Canadian dollar, it makes sense to stay close to home. If you’ve never been to this side of Ontario, I am sure you’ll consider a little weekend getaway after reading today’s post. Read More »

Travel

Family friendly Resort in Jamaica: Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa

Jamaica! Jamaica! Jamaica! You were everything I imagined and then some. I just came back from an amazing kidcation trip with my family thanks to Sunwing vacations and the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa in Jamaica.

First of all, if Jamaica is not on your short list for your next family vacation, do yourself a favor and add it, your kids will thank you later.The kids were a little jealous when I took my trip to Punta Cana with my friend back in March. So when this kidcation opportunity knocked they could not be happier. Read More »

Travel

12 Black Travel Bloggers To Follow On Instragram

12 Black Travel Blogger Accounts To Follow On Instragram

I am always looking for inspiration. Instagram has been one of those places where I found the most amazing fashionistas, decoristas and travelistas. As I mentioned in previous posts traveling and taking care of our home are two of my priorities this year. I follow quite a few travel bloggers on Instagram and Snapchat. The fact that I am taken from country to country all from the comfort of my home is unbelievable. What was life before Snapchat? Out of all those accounts I follow, only a few of them are black travel bloggers. I thought it would be fun to go on a quest to find more of them. Read More »

Travel

Escape to the Dominican Republic with Sunwing Vacations

Dress available here

A few weeks ago my friend Mo from Miss Lion Hunter and I escaped to an amazing trip to the Dominican Republic with Sunwing Vacations. I don’t remember the last time I’ve had a girlfriend getaway, so this opportunity was definitely welcomed with open arms. I caught the travel bug at a young age since my mother worked for the tourism board of Mali and traveled around the world almost half of the year. Though I only have pictures to remember those days, I feel the best when I am away exploring other cultures or simply lying on the beach getting my melanin on point. Read More »

Style, Travel

DIY Cover Up With Pom Poms ( kaftan)

How to make a pom pom cover-up kaftan- Chic Punta Cana all inclusive all adult resort

I few weeks before my trip to Punta Cana With Sunwing vacations, I started looking around for cover ups. I wanted a fun and colorful one that I could wear both in and out of the beach. Sadly, the ones that really caught my eyes did not come in my size. I am sure you know the rest of the story. Frustration and anger started to get the best of me. To think that in 2017 we still can’t find what we love when it comes to clothing is unbelievable. With my minimal sewing skills, I made one for myself and this is the result. It was inspired by this Pom-pom Trim Beach Cover-up that Merrick Art made a few years back. Check out her post for all the instructions on how to make your own cover up. Feel free to also check these stores on Etsy  for some options. Read More »

Hotel Room, Travel

CHIC Punta Cana Junior Suite

Chic Punta Cana Junior Suite in the dominican republic- see more on mycurvesandcurls.com

 I am writing this post as I head back to Toronto from an amazing week at the beautiful CHIC Punta Cana resort.  CHIC Punta Cana is an adults only all inclusive luxury resort in the Dominican Republic. If you follow my Insta Stories, I am sure you’ve had a glimpse of our room and the entire resort. I have a lot to share with you about my experience at CHIC Punta Cana, but first, let’s talk about our junior suite. The resort has 323 suites all designed with couples and or friends in mind. Our contemporary junior suite was everything we needed to unwind and relax in after a combined 8 hours trip with Sunwing Vacations and leaving the -15 in Toronto.
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Shopping, Travel

What To Pack: Tropical Vacation (Plus size)

 I am getting ready to take my flight this afternoon for sunny Punta Cana with Sunwing vacations. Pinch me twice ! Spring break couldn’t have been a better time, especially with the nasty weather we’ve been having as of late. Many of you had questions regarding a few of the things I packed for the trip. Since I could not answer to all the questions on my instatories, I thought I would share some of my favorite swimsuits, bags, sandals, basically everything you need for a tropical vacation Read More »

Travel

2017 Travel Wish List

Travel Wish list

The husband taking photos while in Cancun,Mexico in 2015

Do you have a travel wish list ? Every year I make a long list of places I would love to visit with my family or by myself. Unfortunately, I don’t make it to every place on my list due to lack of time and or money.Traveling and decorating our home are two things I am planning to invest and focus on this year.Today, I’m sharing a few travel destinations I would love to visit in 2017. The list includes cities from around the world and within Canada. I must confess that going through airports is not my fave thing to do, especially with recent events.  Last year was fantastic; we were able to go to New York, Mont Tremblant, Great Wolf Lodge as a family. I went to Dubai with my sister, and Boston to visit my family. Not bad for a year.
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Shopping, Travel

Plus Size Resort Wear & Tropical Vacation Clothes

PLus size resort wear and vacation cloth. off shoulder dress

Plus size resort wear

Are you headed on a little winter getaway on a tropical island ? With the weather reaching well over -10 degrees these days,  everyone is headed somewhere tropical. I have no vacation plans so far , however that won’t stop me from daydreaming.“On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant” Christian Dior. I could not agree more with the above statement. Vacation is the time to let loose, but still  look chic. Read More »