by Meli C

Posts from — March 2012

My New Camera

{shop it here}

Ever since my beloved G10 stopped working during our last day in the Dominican Republic, I’ve spent too many hours researching and deciding which camera to replace it with. Although I’m still having my 4-year old G10 repaired, it seemed like a good excuse to invest in a newer, lighter, smaller camera with very similar features (and incredibly superior low light capabilities). Hello Panasonic Lumix LX5.

{This awesome strap has been added to my wishlist}

March 30, 2012   No Comments

Polenta & Eggs

We are big polenta fans over here.  Not too long ago I shared this recipe, which is one of our favorites. This past Sunday, however, we satisfied our cravings with one of our other simple go-to dishes: polenta and fried eggs. Fresh ground pepper, sea salt, and shredded cheese compliment this dish perfectly.

To see details on how I make the polenta, click here.

March 27, 2012   1 Comment

Musical Mondays

Flight Facilities popped into my radar only a few weeks ago, in anticipation of a show scheduled here in Miami last week. Although I didn’t get to hear them in person, two of their songs have already found permanent spots on my spring playlist.

1. Flight Facilities | Crave You

2. Flight Facilities | Foreign Language

March 26, 2012   No Comments

Travel Maps

{Places on Earth ~ A self-congratulatory guide to personal global domination}

I’ve been seriously obsessing over this map recently. I love the way that you can track and see all the places you’ve been to.  You can use different pins to color code your hometown as well as your next destination.

{Map and photos by You And Me, The Royal We}

This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to travel half as much as I do. It’s also available in black. Genius.

I also found this other one, which let’s you scratch off the places you’ve been to, revealing different colors underneath. Pretty cool  stuff.

March 23, 2012   2 Comments

Weekend Escape

I mentioned last week that we had escaped to the Dominican Republic for the weekend. One of my best friends (pictured above) lives there, and we couldn’t have asked for a better host. We arrived on Friday night and flew back to Miami on Monday before sunrise. I have no doubt that we made the best of the two full days we spent there.

Our mornings began with a full-fledged Dominican breakfast: mangú, fried cheese, scrambled eggs, cold cuts,  fried salami, sausages, and fruits.

On Saturday, we took off on a boat to spend the day at Palmilla, known for its turquoise waters that resemble those of a swimming pool.

We headed back home around sunset, passing by a gorgeous sailboat.

On Sunday, we took a boat ride down Chavón river. From there we got a very cool view of the medieval European village of Altos de Chavón.

After exploring the river, we headed to Isla Catalina, about a 15 minute boat ride away. It’s safe to say we fell in love with the pristine waters and the scenic surroundings.

We headed back to our home-away-from-home at La Marina around 4pm that day, to get ourselves all packed up for our journey to Santo Domingo that night and back to Miami the following morning.

Do let me know if you ever plan a trip to the area as I would be more than happy to give you tips and recommendations. xo

March 21, 2012   4 Comments

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