Author: Nicole Isaacs

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MY SKINCARE ROUTINE- SKIN CEUTICALS

With all the traveling I do, I am constantly in the sun, on airplanes and pretty much have 24/7 jetlag-it’s not the most ideal for my skin, and it definitely takes a wear and tear. Fortunately up until this point, I have been extremely lucky to have had great skin- I’ve never had pimples or break outs in my life, and barely any sunspots, lines or wrinkles (thank you mom & dad), but I realized it’s time now to start taking it seriously and take care of my skin before it’s too late. Aging is a b*tch! When I got invited to an event recently held by SkinCeuticals, I was excited to attend and learn about their skin care products. People have always asked me my skin routine and what products I use, and I never had the answers because I honestly never did anything but soap and water. Attending this brunch was life changing for my skin- it was the first step in inspiring my new skin routine and now I can proudly say …

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CANADA TOUR WITH FAIRMONT HOTELS

I recently went to Canada with Fairmont Hotels and Via Rail Canada (the Amtrak of Canada) on a luxury Canadian cross-country trip to celebrate Canada’s 150th year as part of the confederacy with Fairmont & Via Rail. We started the trip in Quebec City and stayed at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. It was my first time ever in Quebec City and it was the cutest city ever. It was snowing when we arrived and the whole city was covered in it. I had just come home from my trip to Israel so I went from desert to snow real quick, ha! We spent two nights and one full day at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and it was so nice- it literally looked like a castle. We wandered the streets of Old Quebec City and enjoyed our time at the hotel. Our next stop by train on Via Rail Canada was to Montreal. We stopped in Montreal only for a few hours and it was raining unfortunately. We decided to venture out to Old Montreal …

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ISRAEL VIDEO

It’s finally here! It’s been almost two months since my trip to Israel, and I finally got my shit together and got this video done. If you have been following my adventures for awhile, you probably saw my first Israel video I posted two years ago on my YouTube Channel. Israel is a very special place for me. My dad is Israeli and grew up in Israel, and I have a big family there. Visiting Israel growing up became part of my life and is now a huge part of me. The world has many misconceptions about Israel, and I didn’t get into the politics of it in this video, but I did want to show a glimpse of my personal experience there and what it means to me. It is my favorite place in the world. I produced this with Solmaz Saberi, (www.solmazsaberi.com) who travels with me on my trips. Because Israel is a complicated place, we wanted to take a different approach on how we filmed this time and what we wanted this video to …

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CARNIVAL IN JAMAICA

I got invited by the Jamaica Board of Tourism to experience Carnival in Jamaica. I have always wanted to go to Carnival in Brazil and Trinidad & Tabago, so was really excited to go to experience it for the first time. I had been to Jamaica twice before, both when I was younger and with my family. I remember a few specific instances on both trips where I felt a little unsafe and uncomfortable, but totally went this time excited and with an open mind. I ended up having a great time, but there are some things you need to know about Jamaica before deciding to book a trip there. I got so many messages and comments from people seeing my pictures and videos from Jamaica, telling me they want to go there because of my pictures and how I made it look. First of all, Jamaica is beautiful, so it’s not hard to take pretty pictures there. But, it is also my job to make places look way better than they actually are, or …

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MY TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

OAHU It can be hard to decide what island to visit when booking a trip to Hawaii. I didn’t want to miss out on anything, and finally made up my mind to visit the three main islands so I can get the full Hawaiian experience. Oahu has a more “commercialized” feel, especially in Waikiki, but still offers a good mix of island and city life. Below are my Oahu highlights: Oahu Hikes- If you enjoy hiking, there are some great scenic hikes on Oahu. Some of my favorites include: ~Lanikai Pillbox Hike: Hike right before sunrise for some breathtaking views ~Diamond Head Hike: Set on the Waikiki coastline, you’ll get to see both city and ocean views ~Koko Head Hike: 1000+ stairs — brace yourself! ~Makapu’u Tidepools: A great spot for snorkeling and swimming but can be dangerous getting to the bottom so be careful! North Shore For a completely different experience than Waikiki and Honolulu, be sure to visit North Shore, Oahu. It’s a surfer town with beautiful beaches and a “locals only” vibe. …

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COACHELLA 2017

Another year another Coachella! I usually dread going to Coachella, it’s just not my thing. But this year was different. It was actually epic…. and never thought I would say that about Coachella, it’s just too Hollywood for me. I went with Foray Collective, and did Coachella right this time. I was surrounded by the best people in the most epic house in the desert. I danced the night away with my best friends under the stars and just let loose which I haven’t done in a long time. My biggest advice if you are going to Coachella is don’t get too caught up in the scene and go for the music and to have a good time. Also don’t spend too much time in the VIP area…the mosh pits are where it’s at 😉 Oh, and you have to end a Coachella weekend with a stop at In’ N Out on your way home! I traveled from New York to LA to Colombia to LA to Israel to LA to Canada to LA and …

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TEL AVIV FASHION WEEK

I just came back from spending a few weeks in Israel. I went for Tel Aviv Fashion Week, hosted by the Israel Board of Tourism and it was such an incredible experience. I grew up visiting my family in Israel, so I had been many times before but this was my first fashion week experience there! Israel has such amazing fashion designers and I was very proud to support and be a part of the most important fashion movement of the year there. I even got to see one of my favorite wedding dress designers live, Galia Lahav! I had a few other blogger friends on the trip with me and we were such a fun group. Below is a snippet of some fashion week fun, and stay tuned for my full Israel VLOG, where I went all over Israel… coming soon. I’m so excited about it! Peep fashion week video + a few pics below. Video directed by Solmaz Saberi FEW RUNWAY LOOKS        

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MY GUIDE TO MAUI, HAWAII

If I could choose to move one place in America (besides maybe New York), it would hands down be Maui, Hawaii. I had the opportunity to spend six days in Maui and was able to really explore the best the island has to offer. Below is a full break down of my MAUI MUST SEE’S: WHERE TO STAY The Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea is one of my new obsessions. With an extensive and stunning new renovation recently unveiled at the end of 2016, the newly designed resort takes perfection to a new level. With floor to ceiling transformations of its luxury guest rooms and suites, the resort is in even a better place than ever before. The new aesthetic honors the nature and beauty of the island while still maintaining a contemporary feel. I stayed in one of their luxury suites with a beautiful garden and ocean view. With a spacious living and dining room, bathroom, bedroom and two large balconies, it really gave you the feel of being in your own private home …