Monday, March 26, 2012

New Obsession: Brandy Melville USA

Sorry for not posting in a while, I've been busy, but mostly lazy. During spring break, my friend took me to this store in SoHo that I always walked past because I assumed it was really expensive. To my surprise, Brandy Melville is extremely reasonable. I picked up this black maxi skirt for $25. They carry lots of flowy, edgy pieces and everything in the store is one size.

Here are some of the pictures from their site:








Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In Retrospect

I loved my Puerto Rico vacation and would recommend it to anyone on a budget. I booked my delta flight about a month before I left and it was less than $350. I was lucky enough to have a friend with hotel points, so accommodation was quite inexpensive.

We booked a $55 tour for El Yunque but some of our classmates decided to rent a car for about $100 and walk the trails by themselves. I wish we would have known to do this because we only hiked for about 15 minutes on the tour and drove through most of the rainforest.

The tour of the Bacardi distillery was free and they give you two complimentary drinks. It could be a fun tour if you go with a big group of people, otherwise its pretty lackluster.

While staying on Ashford Ave., we really liked a restaurant called Orozco's (click here for a review from tripadvisor) and a sandwich shop called Pinky's (review here).

For pictures of the trip, see previous posts.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More from Puerto Rico

Below are pictures from San Cristobal Fort, El Yunque Rainforest, and some delicious Puerto Rican food and and drinks in between. To learn more, check out these links about San Juan's forts and the rainforest. The last picture is of a dish called canoa. The canoa I ordered had yellow plantains, meat, cheese, vegetables, and some spices. I highly recommend it and in case you want to make it at home, I found this recipe online.






















Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Puerto Rico

Greetings from gorgeous San Juan! The weather, the food and the company have all been good so far. I'm going to post recommendations on places to go later on, but I thought I would post some pictures from the last two days.