Category Archives: History

New Year, Same Me

Happy New Year! Many do not know this, but I spent the last 100 days of 2017 focused on wellness. For those months  (yes, months) I meditated, exercised and practiced intuitive eating daily. In the process, I became stronger and had more energy. I even lost weight. 

Despite bad weather, oversleeping and work–I did something everyday; a spin  class, a session on the elliptical or  (worst case) an at home workout from a magazine. I put myself first and it made a huge difference. 

As my 100 days came to a close, my winter travel began. I headed to the island of Grenada. I practiced yoga, swam, walked the beach and laid in the sun. It was the perfect way to end the year. So, when the new year came I had no reason to seek a new me. 

Yoga Studio at True Blue Bay Resort

Shnieka makeup free (well, except the brows –long story)

All set for class!

Grand Anse Beach

Shnieka at Grand Anse (H&M sunglasses, Miracle Suit one-piece)

In 2018, I’ll continue to strengthen the same me. I made no resolutions but set personal, professional and financial goals. I look forward to what is come this year. I’m attending conferences, expos, writing articles and posting right here. 

What’s your plan for 2018? Tell me.

Back to School, Back to Life

The air is crisp, jackets are out and fall is here. The past few weeks, I’ve been getting my son settled into the new school year and the responsibilities that come with it.  I too had to find my rhythm as I balance life and work. 

With school back in session, we try to make the most of the weekends by enjoying local parks and museums like the American Museum of Natural History. This is a great way to support what my son’s learning at school. It’s also makes for fun family time.

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Family Outing to the Intrepid

Lately, I have been glued to my computer (working on a book proposal–fingers crossed).  Every so often, I manage to escape the glaring screen. This past weekend (with its gorgeous weather) was the perfect excuse to close the laptop. I went with my family to the Intrepid Museum and it did not disappoint. Airplanes, a space shuttle and interactivity made it a great day!

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Weekend in Philly

I had a fully booked weekend. The Travel and Adventure Show took place in Philadelphia at the Convention Center and I decided to take the quick train ride down from NYC.

An overnight trip, I easily attended the expo and had time to explore Philadelphia. CityPASS in hand–I saw the skyline, visited a museum, the zoo and took a bus tour.  Here’s a few photos!

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Art and Exhibitions

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, previewing museum exhibitions.  I wanted to share a few images and give you a sneak peek  of the shows opening this weekend.

#dinosamongus
The American Museum of Natural History‘s latest exhibit spotlights the connection between dinosaurs and everyday birds.  The polished exhibition offers information and interactivity. You’ll learn that–yes,  the common pidgeon is a descendant of dinosaurs.

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#MetBruer
This newly restored space now houses the contemporary collection for the Metropolitan Musuem.  Opening to the public this weekend, the music  performances and family programs caught my attention.  Look out for future articles on the new space.

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#mohistory
The New York Historical Society‘s latest  exhibit highlights the extensive work of Mo Willems.  The whimsy of his illustration, humor in his writing and serious nature of his process are conveyed. A favorite author of my son, we will certainly return for special programs.

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Throwback to Barbados

I’ve wanted to post for weeks, but had to get my son settled into the new school year and myself back to work. Summer is over and there was a dip in the temperature here in New York. This made me long for sunny beaches.

My final summer trip was to Barbados. There we had plenty of sunshine, sandy beaches and sweet rum punch.  (Take a peek at photos of Dover Beach, Mount Gay Rum Tour, Harrison’s Cave and Oistins Fish Fry.) My hope is that the memories will keep me warm through the winter.

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