how we got our grooves back

....like Stella did but not with the guy - we all know how that turned out....

If we are friends on FB or you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen a few beach photos posted over the course of last week and possibly unfriended or unfollowed me. I couldn't help but share the beach! After a delicious Thanksgiving meal with my family,  my friend Danielle and I jetted off to Punta Cana for a week of sun, sand and mojitos and we accomplished all of that and more.

Having never been to Punta Cana, all I really needed was a damn beach and cocktail in my hand for the week and I'd be set - I've been dreaming about this trip for weeks and that's exactly what we had waiting for us.

Our day consisted of applying sunscreen, hitting the beach right outside our door, drinking coconut water and passion fruit coladas then heading to the pool to eat lunch of fresh fruit, fish and manchego cheese then we laid out at the pool with more coladas and ice cream followed with more tanning until the sun went down.

It really was the perfect trip with perfect 83 degree days and the right mix of interesting people including some rowdy Brits, quirky Americans and NY Dominicans who still love LeBron.


daily pool view

peacocks at the pool

fresh coconut water from my friend w/ the machete

what a view

if I could just bottle up that white sand...

I'm tan but Danielle is Snooki status

So I'm back in Cleveland where I missed the first snowfall but can't wait for the weather to get colder to put me in the holiday spirit. I spent the weekend reorganizing my place and putting a few decorations around the apartment to prepare to for two parties over at my little abode later this week.

Here's to a busy week ahead!

11 comments:

Heather said...

Damn, girl, you look fantastic!!!
And I dig that white dress....cute!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Hot damn. Your groove is definitely back, if it ever left. Jealous! What a fun escape.

Candis said...

I'm jealous! What resort were you at? Did you like Punta Cana better than Mexico? I do!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I saw your photos on facebook. I would say I'm jelly but I am off to Miami this Saturday - wheeew! Half-marathon number 6 and a beach. Yipee!

Bite Buff said...

Looks like you had a great time! Welcome back. So jealous of the tan, because I didn't even get a good one this summer to last me a while--boo.

Fizzgig said...

being bikini ready in december is almost unamerican.....good for you, you look great!

I'm so jealous! it looks beyoootiful!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

winning this break-up. best thing that could have happened :)

xo

jacquie said...

Good for you and Danielle! Mojitos and sunshine can cure just about everything- it's a fact!What resort did you stay at? I have been to PC once and was not impressed with the food, how was it where you stayed?

Suzanne said...

Word! I am way jealous of your vacation. And Alexa said it perfectly...winning this break up. You aren't just winning, you are kicking it's ass and taking some names.

Katelin said...

glad you had such a great time. looks amazing. i seriously need another beach trip stat.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Damn, I wish I had a beach vacation. And you look amazing in that suit missy