Monterey Tides Hotel

Monterey Tides Hotel Review, Monterey Area Hotel

I recently spent two days at the Monterey Tides Hotel in Monterey, California.  As some of you might know, I grew up in San Jose, California so my family would often drive south to Santa Cruz and Monterey for day trips.  I always remember passing by this hotel on the way to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a kid.  It was a Best Western then and now it is a more upscale Joie de Vivre Group owned hotel.    I fell in love with it’s beachfront location and thought that it would be a fun place to stay, now as an adult I finally got the chance to check it out.
 
My first experience with the Monterey Tides Hotel as an adult was getting breakfast with my family a couple years ago and being pleasantly surprised by the renovations and the good food.  A made a mental note at that time that I needed to come back and spend a couple days at the hotel with my husband.  The hotel has a laid back beachy vibe and the staff was lovely and super helpful.  The time that we were there was during spring break, so the hotel was being enjoyed by many families, so while it is family friendly you can still find some peaceful time if you’re going as a couple.… Read Full Post
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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. 

Here’s my full video review for all the details:

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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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