Travel and Explore!

I just spent an amazing time in Arizona! One of my stays was at the JW Marriott Star โญ๏ธ Pass Resort & Spa. It is an amazzzing place! And the spa was beautiful too.ย 

It was so refreshing to be back to Arizona again! The history and the food with a bit of heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ some things more spicy ๐ŸŒถ than others. It is an awesome place to visit.

The highlights from my trip were visiting the city of De Tubac where arts and history and foodies are alive and kicking. I happened to be there when they had a festival going on. So many creatives in one place!

My fav’ place to eat was at Elvira’s. So delicious and the wait staff was awesome. The restaurant was Eye ๐Ÿ‘ candy in itself. All the color from the moment you arrive. The art ๐Ÿ–ผ and even using the powder room was a religious experience.

Connected to this place is a fabulous decor & gift shop! From angels, to hearts to art to glassware. I found a hand blown heart โค๏ธ piece I had to have. I’m going to place it in a gold ribbon and hang it from one of my chandeliers. I used to buy mugs, pot holders and tea towels when visiting places. Now when I travel I got smarter! I buy things that make me ๐Ÿ˜Š happy and that decor adorns my home or office. A daily reminder of my wonderful trips!

Also in this town there was a fabulous kitchen store Tumacookery I could have shopped there ALL day. If you’re a foodie or chef. What a fabulous and fun place!

Everywhere you travel ๐ŸŒต cactus of all kinds follow you. And they have skin care and cocktails ๐Ÿน and other edible cacti treats too! The weather was amazing! ๐ŸŒž

The people were charming and the sunsets were breathtaking! As I always say…explore beyond your door. Life is even more wonderful if you just get out the door and travel.

Have you ever been? Share with me.

Shine On!

photo candles

I love to visit St. Augustine,Florida half an hour from my home I try to visit at least once a month. There is this beautiful church there called Our Lady Of La Leche. On these historic grounds I stop at this filled to the brim religious shop where they sell all things holy for your home and for gifts.

My family has had some health issues and I being Catholic wanted and NEEDED to pray for them. you can buy these amazing candles in this store and go to the mini historic chapel and pray to God, Mary his mother or a saint of your choice.

I have always loved the peace I feel from looking at these lit candles and the ritual rich in history. In NYC,Washington D.C. and in my travels throughout Europe.

I adore the way the candles light up the room,my face up and best of all what they do for my soul.

There is beauty all around us. I usually right about beauty or skin,lifestyle,food,share recipes and or my travels. But this week I wanted to share with you to light a candle wherever you are and just glow!

There is beauty all around us. Yes, even in everyday life,seek it and it will come to you.

Bask in the light around you and shine on …Beautiful, Shine on!