sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn

Sanctuary Beach Resort Review, Monterey Area Hotel

My husband and I spent three days and two nights at the Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA, just north of Monterey, CA.  We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend it for people that are looking for a quiet, restful, low-key get-away.   We were there at the end of March, which was during spring break so there were several families on the property, but it was still very quiet and tranquil. One of the nice things about the resort is that it has lots of Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean so that you can watch the sunset in the evening.  They even do a bonfire every evening which was fun… and to top it off, the room has a s’mores kit with everything you need for the perfect evening around the fire.  The resort does have a pool and hot tub so that you can relax even when it’s chilly outside …. like it was when we were there. We were lucky enough to get an ocean view suite on the second floor, so the view was spectacular.  We enjoyed watching the sunset from the room every night. 
 
sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn
The resort has Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean
sanctuary beach resort, Claire Bahn
I enjoyed having my coffee with a view.
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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick Review

Today I’m reviewing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick.  I originally purchased this foundation for a recent trip to Washington DC.  I wanted to do carry on only and I needed to reduce the number of liquids in my bag.  I did a lot of research on stick foundations that are suitable for oily and acne prone skin and they are few and far between. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is one of the only oil free foundation sticks, so I thought I would give it a try. 

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Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Shrimp Tacos. 

This has been a go-to spring and summer dinner recipe in my house for over 10 years.  It’s simple, easy to make and full of flavor. 

Shrimp Tacos

You can easily pair it with black beans, my Mexican rice and my Mexican corn to complete the meal.   I like to use either the outdoor grill with a grill basket or an indoor cast iron grill.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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Shrimp Tacos
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  3. the juice of two limes
  4. ½ cup chopped cilantro
  5. 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  6. 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  8. 1 dozen corn tortillas
  9. crumbled cojita cheese
  10. Guacamole
Instructions
  1. -Clean and devein shrimp, if needed.
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Christian Louboutin Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Nail Colour Review

I’m sharing my review of the Christian Louboutin Nail Colour. Is it too expensive? Does it last a long time? I’ll tell you everything.  Just check out the video below.

I received this product complimentary from Christian Louboutin. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts- Perfect for any Party

I think these spiced mixed nuts are the perfect accompaniment to a great cocktail.  That’s why I love to make them when I have company over, have a cocktail party or just to enjoy while having “cocktail hour” on the patio with my husband.  These are always a hit at every party.  The combination of sweet, savory and spicy really wows the pallet.  This recipe can easily be tweaked by using your favorite nuts rather than the ones I uses (which are my favs).  If you make this for your friends they will most certainly love it, so you should probably make a lot!

Please check out my latest YouTube video to learn some additional tips and tricks on how I make the recipe.  You’ll be able to check out my husband’s amazing pan flipping skills too.

 

Spiced Mixed Nuts
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cup mixed nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, whatever you like
  2. 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoon butter
  4. 2 teaspoons Tabasco
  5. 5-6 sprigs rosemary, de-stemmed & chopped
  6. Flaky sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the nuts and give them a couple minutes to begin toasting.
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