A Trip to the Aquarium

Who can say they do not like the aquarium!? I love the aquarium. I love looking at all the sea life. There are so may beautiful creatures.

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I finally made it to the New England Aquarium when my sister was visiting. We spent two and a half hours at the aquarium. We could have spent more time, but our stomachs began to sway our decision to leave because we were hungry. The aquarium is four stories high, with a giant ocean tank in the middle that you walk around as you work your way up to the very top. The giant ocean tank reminded me of Finding Dory.

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My favorite parts of the aquarium were the penguins, because they’re my favorite, the tropical fish, the seals, the sea turtles, the seahorses, the pufferfish, and the octopuses. I also enjoyed the tide pools/touch tanks where you can touch various animals. I touched a star fish, sea urchin and a sting ray. I also like looking at the jellyfish. I think it’s so interesting how some animals can get around. Watching an octopus move / walk across the tank was so fascinating. If I worked at the aquarium I would get in trouble for watching the animals all day instead of doing my actual job.

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One of the octopuses had laid eggs and was protecting them off in a corner. It was pretty cool to watch a video of the process and to see a little glimpse of the mother protecting her eggs.

Overall, the New England Aquarium is a lot of fun and perfect for a family adventure or your own adventure!

NEAQ Admission: Adult: $27.95 | Children: $18.95 | Seniors: $25.95
PS. If you’re a member of the Boston Public Library system, you can get a NEAQ pass for {!!!} free.

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VOGEFashionRunway

I had the pleasure of attending the VOGE Fashion Runway’s most recent fashion show. I was very ecstatic to be able to sit front row. The designers that were featured for the night were Irina Gorbman, Najah Muhammad, Martha Jackson, Nathalia JMAG, Cornelius Ortiz, and Casa de Angelina. I loved seeing all of the fashion styles of each designer! They are all different and unique. Our host for the evening were Gustavo Leon and Nick Yousif. We even had a musical guest Jacqueline Seymour.

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Next we dove into the fashion show with the first designer Irina Gorbman. I liked her outfits. Her designs were sporty.  These were things I could see myself wearing when I want to exercise. Irina Gorbman enjoys making abstract creations and wants her clothes to be happy and optimistic.

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Our next designer, Najah Muhammad, is a Boston-based designer and she wanted everyone who wears her clothes to feel that they can feel like themselves. I enjoyed her designs.

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Martha Jackson was our third designer. She has a passion for fashion and upcycles recycled material. I enjoyed seeing her line. I like a few of her clothing. Some of the dresses were really great. I personally am not a bohemian-style dresser, however the outfits were very creative.

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After our third designer we had an intermission. Jacqueline Seymour came and sang a few more songs for the crowd.

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The next designer was Nathalia JMAG. She was on Project Runway season 15. I enjoyed her designs. They where different, but cool. I liked a lot of the mesh fabric that she used in her dresses.

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Our next designer was Cornelius Ortiz. He was also on Project Runway season 15. I really enjoyed his line. I felt as though many of the outfits were things you can wear to work. It reminded me of the everyday businesswoman.

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The last designer why is Casa de Angelina. She had an incredible line. I was obsessed with all the sequins and glittery outfits. I am in a phase where if I could wear something glittery everyday I probably would. One of my favorite pieces of hers was a silver glittery shimmering outfit with a cape.

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Overall, the fashion show was incredible. Junior Vipent, who is the owner of the VOGE Fashion Runway, did a fantastic job selling out this show and filling up the W Hotel with guests. The room was filled from the moment the show started unil it ended. There were even beauty queens at the show! Mrs. Massachusetts, Miss Boston and Miss Connecticut were all in attendance. There were even a couple of contestants from Project Runway 15 that sat a few seats away from me. They were there to support their fellow contestants from the season. If you get a chance to attend one of the VOGE Fashion shows you definitely should, as they’re a great time and you get to see really amazing pieces from Boston designers.

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Chasing Sunsets

Sunsets are one of my favorite things. There is nothing like ending your day with a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, the east coast is not known for their sunsets. I hear they have beautiful sunrises, however, I’m usually too busy sleeping or getting ready for the day to see the sunrise. Being a California girl, sunsets give me all the feels. There is nothing like a good ol’ California sunset.

When I was visiting California a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to catch a sunset and was in absolute awe. The cherry on top was being at the coast and watching the sun set on the water.

Talk about gorgeous.

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Even the aftermath of sunsets are gorgeous. I love the pinks, reds and oranges of the sky. It warms my heart.


Do you prefer sunsets or sunrises?

Elephant Seal Vista Point

Elephant Seal Vista Point is located in San Simeon, California. At this vista point, there are quite a few elephant seals to see. You’ll see male elephant seals fighting one another, baby seals close to their mamas… and hear all the .. lovely sounds elephant seals make.

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One of my favorite parts about watching elephant seals are watching them flop to different areas on the beach or to the ocean. You wouldn’t think they could move very fast, but they can. They really can.

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Most of the time, the seals are lying about, soaking up the sun rays and catching some z’s.


Have you been to the elephant seal vista point? 

Photo Walks are Some of the Best Walks

I started 2017 off right with a photo walk. I attend the Unsplash Boston Boston Public Garden / Beacon Hill {of course!} photo walk over the weekend. It was scheduled on Sunday right after what happened to be the first snow storm of the year. Which means the snow was going to be great for pictures, but not so great to walk around in. However, I toughed it out after heavily layering my clothes.

Here are some of my favorite images I captured on the walk:

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