All posts tagged: four seasons

MY GUIDE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

I had the opportunity to travel to French Polynesia this year, a place I’ve wanted to travel to for so long. Bora Bora had been on my bucket list forever, so when I got invited to work with the Four Seasons in Bora Bora I had to make it happen. Since I was going to Bora Bora, I decided to add Moorea and Tahiti to the itinerary as well. This blog post will have info on all 3 islands: Bora Bora, Moorea & Tahiti. *IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, TO SEE THE FULL EXPERIENCE YOU CAN WATCH MY FRENCH POLYNESIA VIDEO HERE TAHITI If you are flying in from an international flight, you have to fly into Tahiti to get to Bora Bora or Moorea. It’s crazy to think that Tahiti is just an 8-hour flight from LA! I didn’t realize it was so close, and actually EASIER to get to than most islands in the Caribbean from Los Angeles. (LA to Caribbean most likely has a layover in between, making travel duration easily 8-10 …

8 DAYS IN TUNISIA

Everybody goes to Morocco- at lease everyone in my world of travel blogging. I’ve never been to Morocco and I’m DYING to go,  its on the top of my list.  I was planning a trip to Morocco this past October and changed my mind…I chose to travel to Tunisia instead. I hadn’t seen anyone I know travel there before, therefore I was interested in it. I was in Italy for two weeks and ended my trip in Sicily, which  is just a short one hour flight into Tunis. I decided to spend 3 nights in Tunis, and 5 nights in Hammamet, Tunisia. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was curious about the culture and excited to learn about it. I found the people to be warm and genuine, and overall I felt good vibes everywhere I went. Tunisia is a Muslim country in Northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean sea and the Sahara Desert. They speak Arabic and French. I recently got the new EOS R camera from Canon and was eager to …

PORTUGAL

Portugal was another memorable trip from 2017. Every year I choose somewhere epic to spend my birthday, and this year I chose Portugal. I had never been there before, and I was in Spain most of the summer, so thought Portugal was the perfect choice, especially being so close  it was easy to get there. I LOVED Portugal. I would have to say it’s in my top three favorite countries in Europe along with Italy and Croatia. Portugal just has such an amazing energy, and I think it’s because of the people. As soon as I landed, I got good vibes. To me, that is what makes a place so special- the energy of the people, and all throughout the trip I came across the nicest and friendliest people. Only few places have that in my opinion. I also think TAP Portugal is a great airline to fly with really friendly staff and efficient service. I recommend flying them into Portugal. First stop and last stop of the trip was Lisbon. It is such a colorful …

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. …

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 …

FOUR SEASONS BALI EXPERIENCE

FOUR SEASONS SAYAN I couldn’t leave Ubud without experiencing the Four Seasons Sayan. It came highly recommended and is another great choice when looking into luxury accommodations in Ubud. Also located in the middle of the rainforest and alongside the Ayung River, the Four Seasons exudes complete tranquility surrounded by the beauty of mother nature. It’s unique architecture was built from the inspiration of Ubud’s signature rice terraces, staying true to traditional Balinese design. The resort’s main entrance is breathtaking, with a vast circular lily pond on top of the main lobby, signifying the center of a large rice bowl. The lush property is surrounded by tropical palms, rice farms, lily ponds and scattered gardens of fruit trees, medicinal and spice plants, all of which are labeled by name. The Four Seasons put together a personalized itinerary of Sayan Signature Experiences which allowed me to really get the full resort experience. I practiced Power and Anti Gravity Yoga in the amazing open air bamboo studio overlooking their own rice terraces. Anti Gravity Yoga uses a …

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT BRUNCH

A few weeks ago I hosted a women’s empowerment brunch sponsored by Ciroc at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. I was truly honored to be recognized as a woman making power moves.  I think it’s really important for women to come together to support, inspire and motivate one another. I make sure to surround myself with hardworking, independent women that push me to be the best version of me. Everyone at the brunch were women that I look up to that inspire me in some way or another. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass”.-  Maya Angelou See the recap of the brunch below: