Black Friday is approaching and while that means scooping up the newest Lego set, TV or gaming system for some – I, as well as many other Wanderlusters, are anxiously waiting to find out if their will be any good travel deals.

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While traveling is amazing and I highly encourage it for EVERYONE – it can be pricey, so I am always on the look out for great flight specials. Last year I scored a stay via Expedia‘s Cyber Monday sale at the amazing Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan for 1/2 price and was able to use a $75 off Thanksgiving coupon on top of that by booking through their app.

This year it looks as Black Friday/Cyber Monday came early. Thanks to Secret Flying I was informed about a MAJOR flight sale between the US & Europe. I’m talking Round Trip flights for $400-$500 to multiple European destinations!

Check about Secret Flying’s article HERE and then go search the airlines website directly! (Delta, AA etc.)

Just an FYI: it seems as United as jumped on the bandwagon because I just scored a non stop RT flight from Newark to my beloved Paris for $418! This same flight was over $700 just a few days ago and normally that flight would be about $1,000.

If you take advantage of this sale, let me know where you booked and if you need any recommendations on where you should head to – shoot me an e-mail.

HAPPY TRAVELING!

Prior to having our little one, my husband and I would literally pack for our travels the night before. Once Victor was born we made a promise to ourselves that we would continue to travel and we have definitely held up to that. The one main (& BIG) difference is packing can be extremely stressful now. I’ve always been one to make lists before heading out of town but it’s on another level now because you really don’t want to forget his key items.

One of the things that I was stressed about traveling with is a stroller. They usually are so bulky and heavy and honestly they just take up too much space. Discovering UPPAbaby‘s G-LUXE stroller was heaven sent. First of all it’s aesthetically pleasing which to a Fashion momma like me was a plus. It comes in a variety of bold colors but I had to go with the classic Black. My favorite part of this umbrella stroller has to be how lightweight it is – under 15lbs! I was sold on that alone to be honest because who wants to get stuck traveling with a bulky and heavy stroller?! The G-LUXE also stands when folded, has a large and easy accessible under basket (every parent’s dream) and reclines fully so Victor can nap comfortably when on the go. We have used the UPPAbaby G-LUXE for all of our vacations and city strolling this past Summer and into the Fall and since it can hold a child safely up to 50lbs, we will be getting a lot more use out of it on some of our upcoming trips.

Here’s a look at how we travel with our UPPAbaby G-LUXE.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine.

While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Tropicana and Megan Media, all opinions expressed are my own.

I absolutely love entertaining in my home. You have complete freedom over all the courses served including my favorite part of every get together – the cocktails! I have come up with an incredible drink that is sure to be a hit with all of your guests and that will give your next party an extra KICK of flavor.

-Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail- 

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What you need:

-Cocktail Shaker

-Ice

-Low Ball glasses

-Shot Glass to measure spirit

-Jalapeño

-Watermelon

Tropicana Watermelon

-Vodka of choice

-& last but not least… good company 🙂

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1. Start off by slicing the jalapeño and watermelon.

2. Take your shaker, fill with ice and pour in 3 oz of vodka (1 shot = 1.5 oz) + 6 oz of Tropicana Watermelon and add 2 jalapeño slices. If you want it EXTRA spicy, toss in another slice for good measure.

3. Shake, Shake, Shake!

4. Open shaker and pour contents into cocktail glass of your choice.

5. Finish by adding a watermelon wedge as a garnish.

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This is one of my favorite drinks to make for a Girls Night IN! It almost makes you feel like you are out at a fancy lounge since it’s definitely not your typical basic drink you would serve at home. Not only is it super simple to make but it isn’t overly sweet and the jalapeño gives it the perfect spicy kick. I love that the Tropicana Watermelon doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners or flavors and it’s actually super delicious by itself but using it as a cocktail mixer turns it up a notch.

Do you enjoy at-home mixology? If so – this is the perfect cocktail for your next get together!

Cheers!

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While this was a compensated campaign in collaboration with Tropicana and Megan Media, all opinions expressed were my own.

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Simply Stylist, which is a Beauty & Fashion conference which brings like-minded women together, took place this past weekend in New York City. Attendees enjoyed a full day of expert panel discussions presented by influencers who are leaders in the worlds of fashion, beauty, blogging and tech. The networking events, mixers and workshops that were scheduled throughout the day were designed to help attendees connect and build lasting relationships with other style-obsessers, companies, brands and even potential employers.

If you couldn’t be there this year, no worries – check out all the fun below!

A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Founder Sarah Boyd and Catt Sadler are seen at Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Lauren Bushnell, left, and Catt Sadler speak at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Denise Caldwell, Lilliana Vazquez, Claire Sulmers and Gwendolyn Floyd speak onstage at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Claire Sulmers, left and Vanessa Simmons are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Annabella Daily speaks at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)

This post is sponsored by Pottery Barn. All opinions expressed are my own.

Once Halloween is over it seems as if the holidays fly by us. In just a few weeks we have Thanksgiving, then the first day of Winter followed by Christmas and New Years Eve. Where does the time go? Last holiday season my son was only a few months old so this will be the first time he really gets to enjoy all of the craziness as well as traditions held by our family. In between all the get togethers and parties, I really enjoy just relaxing at home with the little one and my husband. The work week is hectic as is – throw in all the extra holiday stress of meal planning and present purchasing and I’m all for a quiet and cozy evening on the couch.

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Thanks to Pottery Barn I now am ready for those chilly nights at home. This Ruched Faux Fur Throw is amazing! It’s super plush and soft and perfect for cuddling up with my loved ones while catching a movie on TV or just relaxing on the couch with a warm lemon tea and a book. It’s also really chic and luxe so just tossing it over the couch gives it a little extra flair. And I can’t forget about these Faux Fur Booties! Not only are they super cute but they are extremely soft and comfortable.

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My son at the tender age of 14 months also seems to be a big fan of relaxing during the beginning of this hectic holiday season and absolutely loves wrapping himself up in our faux fur throw. I’m taking it all in too because I know how busy the work load will get soon during this time of the year. I think it’s super important to make sure you leave time for yourself during the week and just appreciate quiet time.

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How do you relax during the holidays?