I fell for Procida as soon as I saw the view from the Terra Murata on my Instagram feed. It’s not the first time I visit a place influenced by this social network. And I’m glad that Procida surpassed my Instagram’s expectations. Procida is the smallest island in the Bay of Naples and despite its location (just a 40 minute hydrofoil ride from Naples) it’s not as well known compared to its sister islands – Capri and Ischia. In an article for National Geographic, the author made a good comparison:
“Capri is a king’s daugther of dazzling beauty, elegant, rich, proud and flirtatious. Ischia is like a princess – stylish, tasteful in monuments, and Procida is like a Cinderella – modest, unpretentious and at the same time beautiful in her simplicity.”
So why the Cinderella and why is it not as popular as the other two ladies? The island doesn’t have many particular sights of interest or attractions! Forget luxurious hotels, Michelin-star restaurants and designer clothing stores. This can be frustrating for travellers who would be better advised to come here for the island’s picturesque charm rather than to seek out cultural attractions. Procida seems to want to keep its secret to itself and has managed to retain its own unique character and genuine lived-in feel of the past century authentic fishing village. It’s the perfect place for a day trip from Naples.
Joshua Tree is a bohemian wilderness which has become the LA escape and is slowly changing to a hipster oasis welcoming those looking to escape the urban grind. Its spectacular landscape is filled with beautiful Joshua “trees,” which aren’t trees at all, but tree-like members of the yucca family. Barren landscape, magical starry sky, and spooky coyote howling all bring a sense of solitude and seclusion at the same time provide endless opportunities for adventures.
Artists, architects, and the design-enthusiasts are creating an array of stylish homes, many of which are available to rent on AirBnB. I bet that when you start looking into renting AirBnb in Joshua Tree, you will be completely overwhelmed by the many choices. So I’m here to help you narrow down the choices. About three years ago, while searching for the perfect desert oasis home we stumbled upon the Serenity Escape and we have been back to this lovely home every year ever since. There is something about the Serenity Escape that gave us an immediate home-away-from-home feel that we loved.
***Thank you to Noodles and Company for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
My husband and I have made a commitment to make better decisions for our health and focus on a better diet every day. We cook at home all the times now, but sometimes we just want to relax and dine out. But sadly, the consequences of eating out is always food coma (we all experience it!). It’s hard to find a healthy restaurant to just have a good meal without falling into a sluggish and uncomfortable fatigue. That’s why I’m so happy to find Noodles & Company! This family-friendly, fast-casual joint allows you to explore the world through noodle dishes. Sounds tasty, right? It offers the perfect balance of a delicious meal with fresh ingredients. They have been expanding their zoodle menu to bring in new flavors and options for every diet, preference, and lifestyle.
***Thank you to Landmark Vineyards for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
Summer is here! It’s that magical time of year when being outside feels like a dream. What better way to enjoy a beautiful day outside than with a wine country picnic? A delicious picnic lunch and a glass of wine in a beautiful vineyard setting are one of life’s greatest pleasures. My husband and I celebrated the first week of summer in Sonoma Valley with Landmark Vineyards. You may remember that I featured their wine in some of my events last year (read my review of their wines here). So I was super excited when Landmark Vineyards invited us to visit their winery in Sonoma to taste test a range of their famous Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
If you are on the lookout for a coffee maker that is convenient, fashionable, and economic, Mr. Coffee Maker is what you need. Since 1970, Mr. Coffee has continued to bring flavorful coffee, and all the rich experiences that surround it, to where they belong most – the home. Mr. Coffee Maker is one of the most reputable and trustworthy brand in the market. Their products are famous for their technology and sleek design. In this blog is my review of Mr. Coffee Easy Measure 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker.