All the CFDA Awards After-Party Outfits You Need to See

The red carpet at last night’s CFDA Awards was definitely memorable. A-listers like Kim Kardashian West, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, and Tracee Ellis Ross pulled out all the stops with their designer looks, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. After the ceremony, celebs changed into equally stylish outfits for the after-parties—and they were too good to ignore.

As if host Issa Rae didn’t have enough onstage outfits, she changed into yet another look for the after-party in Brooklyn—this time, it was a color-block one-shoulder gown. Victoria’s Secret Angel Martha Hunt swapped her corseted Thom Browne dress from the ceremony in favor of a more relaxed sequined minidress while Joan Smalls went with a bright yellow look. Scroll down to see all the best after-party outfits.

CFDA Awards

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This Is What to Pack If You’re a Groomsman Going to a Destination Wedding

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Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding


Inland Empire Golf Courses

Inland Empire Golf Courses

May 30, 2018

Most golfers who visit Southern California know about the exclusive private clubs, the courses on the Pacific Ocean and certainly the courses near San Diego. But if you’re looking for affordable golf that’s also fun to play, Inland Empire golf courses are a good bet.

It’s a region that stretches from cities of western Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County, generally speaking. A warmer climate to be sure than the coastal areas, Inland Empire golf courses offers plenty of solid golf at a good value.

Perhaps the most golf rich of these areas is the western Riverside County area, and courses like Oak Quarry Golf Club in the city of Riverside lead the way. Oak Quarry, designed by Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt and Dr...


The Best of Alaska from a Luxury Cruise Ship

A cruise aboard MS Volendam July 2017 – Vancouver to Alaska
Rather than dip one toe into the cruising world and sail to a closer-to-home destination, I have chosen to make my first cruise experience with Holland America Line a metaphorical plunge into the cold waters of one of the world’s last frontiers – Alaska. As I embark my cruise in Vancouver the magic and excitement builds, and almost as soon as we leave this attractive west coast city MS Volendam begins to ply the waters of the scenic Canadian Inside Passage – a narrow and steep-sided water channel flowing between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island...


Where to spot celebrities in LA, London !

Ok, I confess, I am always on the look out for celebrities when I visit LA  or London, and when I see one, like all authentic New Zealanders, I pretend I haven’t and try and look nonchalantly away.

So this cheat sheet to where celebs hang out, which has been put together by Air New Zealand and I thought was too good not to share, is for those of us who want to stare, take a sneaky selfie or just bowl right on over and ask for an autograph 🙂

Good luck!

 LA, London

LA, London

Air New Zealand’s celebrity spotting map guide!


3 Days in Colorado Springs with Kids

Hey Texan Friends! We found the perfect place to escape the summer heat!  Take your family to Colorado Springs, Colorado for a few days. We quickly fell in love with this great city, as it is filled with so many great outdoor adventures. We had so much fun there recently. Here is your itinerary for 3 Days in Colorado Springs with Kids.

3 Days in Colorado Springs with Kids

This past Spring Break, the kids wanted to go to Colorado.  And these Texas teens were insistent that we road trip to Colorado.  All of my kids had been to Colorado before to ski and the last thing I wanted to do for Spring Break was to fight the Texas crowds at all the Colorado ski resorts.  So we compromised.  I would take them to Colorado, as long as they let me plan the itinerary...


Top 5 State Parks for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Minnesota

Paddle boarding at Lake Carlos State Park


The Land of 10,000 Lakes is made for stand up paddle boarding here in Minnesota. The MN state parks are the perfect place for enjoying any type of paddle boarding imaginable, from lakes to rivers to rapids to smooth-as-glass waters. These top 5 state parks in Minnesota for stand up paddle boarding (or commonly referred to as SUP) are in the smooth-as-glass, peaceful setting, and beautiful location category more than in the intense water sport category.

*Note: I have partnered with C4 Waterman this summer as part of my MN State Park adventure and they have provided me with the XXL Inflatable 10’8″ SUP and pump, as well as the 3-piece HOA adjustable paddle completely free of charge. All opinions expressed are my own

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Bonita Springs Resort Hotel: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Florida

‪Along the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida in Bonita Springs, Halfway between Tampa and Miami, I found a little piece of paradise—the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Very close to the ever alluring chic shopping and world-class galleries in Naples and only a few miles from Fort Myers, stands this recreational and relaxation haven.

It is placed smack dab in the middle of 26 gorgeously landscaped acres that back up to the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve which borders the Gulf of Mexico. Just an hour from the Everglades, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point has the largest resort poolscape south of Orlando in the state of Florida (3 acres of cascading water!)...


The 12 Best Hikes In England You Have To Experience

The best hikes in England isn’t necessarily something one might think when planning a trip to England or perhaps even just looking for things to do on a weekend here but it is actually one of the best ways to properly explore England!

There are so many amazing places to see in England that can only be reached following a good hike and some that are easier to get to but best-enjoyed hiking!

It is England, after all so packing a mac is always a good idea (checking the weather is also a very good call – even if it’s just before you leave the house/hotel) but as long as you’re prepared, the best hikes in England are just an amazing way to get a sense of all things English.

4 Villages And Towns You Have To Visit In The Cotswolds, England (33)

You’ll get to find little villages and towns that you might have otherwise missed, amazing English ...


Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay – How to Choose Your Cruise?

Andrzej & Jolene from Wanderlust Storytellers share their tips for choosing between a Halong Bay cruise or to visit the lesser known Bai Tu Long Bay in Vietnam. 

Are you looking for a cruise that will simply take your breath away?

A cruise that will take you on a journey to the enchanting wonderland of limestone islands surrounded by turquoise and emerald green waters?

Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay may be the cruise for you.

halong bay surprise cave

Many travelers head to Halong with the idea that they will get to enjoy a peaceful cruise experience, and then they leave with mixed feelings after trying to cope with the staggering number of tourists who had the same idea in their mind.

Which one Should you Choose for your Cruise?

Halong Bay is so popular that it sees over 6 million annual visitors...