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EricaApril 21, 2016 - 4:37 pm

You are the cutest! Love all the outfit posts 🙂


HanhApril 22, 2016 - 4:19 am

Aww you look lovely in these snaps Sher <3

SherApril 22, 2016 - 8:32 am

Thanks Erica 🙂

SherApril 22, 2016 - 8:33 am

Thank you Hanh! 🙂

JoyceApril 22, 2016 - 9:41 am

Loving all the cute, bright styles since all I can think of is summer fashion now. I didn’t know Ann Taylor had such cute dresses, gotta check them out more!

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Dana IvyApril 22, 2016 - 10:28 am

Your insta style is perfection!! Love your pics so much!! Happy weekend, girl!

Xox Dana Ivy //

MaluApril 22, 2016 - 12:49 pm

You are so adorable and so is your style! All of these looks ar its so hard to choose my favorite but I love the third photo in the second row. You look extremely chic especially with the plaid scarf. Great looks!

SherApril 22, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Aw, thanks Malu!! You’re too kind

SherApril 22, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Amen Joyce, bring on the summer clothes! suns out, shoulders out 🙂

SherApril 22, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Have a great weekend Dana!!

evelynApril 23, 2016 - 2:23 am

love all of the outfit! its very simple but very stunning
have a great weekend

SherApril 23, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Thanks Evelyn! Hope you have a great weekend as well 🙂

StephanieApril 25, 2016 - 9:23 pm

I love your style! You have so many great looks here.

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Diving in the Shipwreck Capital of the Caribbean with Eco Dive Grenada

Ever since I got PADI certified on Ko Tao, I’ve wanted to dive again. Unfortunately, work and life got in the way and it was only now, almost two years later, that I had the chance to dive again. They say good things come to those who wait and luckily this time we had the […]


Dana IvyApril 13, 2016 - 11:59 am

Such a cool experience! These photos are beyond!!

Xox Dana Ivy //

Trang DoApril 15, 2016 - 3:37 am

Great review! Love these photos! I wish I wee there to enjoy!!
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TenzApril 15, 2016 - 11:50 am

This looks and sounds amazing! I’m so jealous, such lovely photos too.

SherApril 15, 2016 - 1:21 pm

I had a fantastic time! Really recommend it and hope you get a chance to dive there Tenz 🙂

SherApril 15, 2016 - 1:21 pm

Thanks Trang!

MarcApril 16, 2016 - 9:26 am

Such a cool experience and glad that you had fun. I would love to do the same kind of diving one day. It was a fun read. Thanks

DaniApril 16, 2016 - 10:38 am

I wanted to do my paddi at the Gili islands as I heard it is the cheapest place to do it. It was still 300€ though.

Resourceful article, thanks for sharing!
– Dani

SherApril 16, 2016 - 10:42 am

Hey Dani – you should look into doing it on Ko Tao in Thailand. It is definitely the cheapest place in the world to do and to boot, super safe with a really high quality level of instruction. The island has a lot of dive shops so high competition really keeps prices low. I recall that my open water certification cost just over $300 when I did it there and included accommodation.

DianaApril 16, 2016 - 3:11 pm

I love diving! I just got certified last year!

Ajaya Kumar RoutApril 16, 2016 - 3:29 pm

Beautiful photographs and a great post on diving.Its always great adventure to explore the ship wrecks to go back to history.

ClaireApril 16, 2016 - 4:35 pm

This looks beautiful and a great opportunity! I’ve only been diving once – around shipwrecks in Cyprus which was really cool but I can’t wait to get PADI qualified and go again. Also really great to see you used an eco friendly company 🙂

MaggieApril 16, 2016 - 6:15 pm

Wow, what an amazing experience! I have never been diving but it’s definitely on my list!

SherApril 16, 2016 - 6:25 pm

That’s amazing Diana! I hope you have lots of upcoming dive trips planned 🙂

SherApril 16, 2016 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Ajaya! Didn’t get to go to any wrecks on this trip but am hoping to get advanced and wreck certifications in the future.

SherApril 16, 2016 - 6:26 pm

ooh shipwrecks in Cyprus! that sounds awesome – will have to add it to my dive bucket list Claire.

NancyApril 17, 2016 - 12:32 am

My son was just certified a few months ago. I’m forwarding your page to him, this is great information!

Bernard TanApril 17, 2016 - 9:09 am

Such an awesome experience. I have never done any diving trips before!

Carol ColbornApril 17, 2016 - 10:05 am

My husband would love to dive here! Great place!

AngelaApril 17, 2016 - 12:21 pm

Sounds like you had an amazing experience. My husband dives and I snorkel so a trip like that would definitely work for us.

SherApril 17, 2016 - 1:07 pm

Hey Angela – yes Grenada is a great place for both because for example, you can dive and snorkel the marine sculpture park 🙂

Connie ReedApril 17, 2016 - 9:24 pm

Great review and photos of your diving excursion. Since I’m not a diver, I’m glad you included the information on snorkeling in the area, as well.

TheresaApril 17, 2016 - 10:13 pm

If I wasn’t so paranoid of sharks and other scary sea creatures, I’d love to swim in the ocean and dive. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. How exciting!

MelisaApril 20, 2016 - 2:41 am

the photos look absolutely breathtaking! amazing x

Staying on Grand Anse Beach at the Radisson Grenada

The Radisson Grenada The Radisson Grenada was one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels I’ve ever stayed at. Grenada is a small island in the Caribbean and I naturally expected it to look like all the other islands I’ve been to – sandy, pristine beaches with palm trees and tropical fruits galore. Grenada certainly has that… […]


Jil DiamanteApril 11, 2016 - 9:22 am

Wow! That little hammock is one relaxing piece to cozy up!
I wish I could visit that place soon! Beautiful photos, Sher!

SherApril 11, 2016 - 11:17 am

I know, I love hammocks! They just add so much to the decor I would love to put a hammock in my backyard someday haha!

Dana IvyApril 11, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Stop it now! I can’t with these photos. What a gorgeous place… can you pack me in your bags next time??!

Dana Ivy //

JoyceApril 11, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Does it really start only at $150 a night? It looks amazing! Especially that pool and the wicker pod hanging from that tree. The rooms look like great quality too 😀 And drinking yummy iced cocktails by the pool seems like paradise. Even if it’s so close to all the other locations, I’d have a hard time leaving!

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SherApril 11, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Of course Dana 🙂

SherApril 11, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Yesss sometimes the best vacations are just hotel staycations… haha!

MichèleApril 12, 2016 - 2:26 am

oh how lovely is this place. amazing!!

Saiful Islam OpuApril 13, 2016 - 1:39 am

Wow, just amazing! What the vibrant photos made me fond on it. Have you ever stayed in the green?

Heidi RobertsApril 16, 2016 - 4:18 am

I am going to Grenada in a couple of weeks for the Chocolate festival for the second time. We love it there and will definitely be walking Grand Anse Beach! Great review

SherApril 16, 2016 - 9:07 am

Hi Heidi – ooh i’m so jealous. the chocolate was so good in Grenada, we bought 10 different bars home to try. I’m sure you’ve already been but the chocolate museum had a beautiful display on how chocolate is processed.

Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo in 48 Hours From Zagreb, I took a detour to Bosnia’s capital city of Sarajevo, a city I was only vaguely familiar with from high school history class as the site of the outbreak of WWI.  The city has a checkered past, and was besieged again in the 1990s but today is vibrant and […]


connieJune 28, 2013 - 1:03 pm

love this! you wild adventurer you.

[…] gratuitous ones below. Bosnia was such an exotic and beautiful country –  I only stopped at Sarajevo and Mostar, this little town by the Neretva River famous for the Stari bridge, by definitely would […]

Dana IvyApril 2, 2016 - 10:41 am

Wow! These photos are incredible. Can you take me with you whereever you go next?!?!

Xox Dana Ivy //

Bernard TanApril 8, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Very interesting place! I have never been to Bosnia, I love all the architecture.

NancyApril 8, 2016 - 5:26 pm

What an interesting thing to do in Sarajevo. Its been a long time since we have visited a mosque but they have some of the most interesting art work inside. Loved your pic’s!

Votel TravelsApril 8, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Great subject matter, great topic, great blog. Looked like you had a great time. Look forward to reading more

RiaApril 9, 2016 - 4:51 am

Very beautiful pictures 🙂 Great city presentation:)

Kaylene ChadwellApril 9, 2016 - 11:08 am

Great photos! I’d love to make it here one day! The alleyways look really fun to explore!

Hung ThaiApril 9, 2016 - 2:08 pm

It cracks me up whenever I see those giant chess boards – and there’s someone actually playing!

NinaApril 10, 2016 - 1:07 pm

I like the tips, especially together with the historical facts. Europe is filled with such interesting nuggets.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Thanks Nina! I agree, Europe has so much culture and history behind it.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Hey Hung! haha the chess boards were all over the square! the old men were very serious about it to, there were crowds watching the games very intently.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words Ria!

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Hi Kaylene! I hope you do, the alleyways made the town so fascinating.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Thanks Nancy! Yes I find mosques so beautiful.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Thanks Bernard! The city is certainly beautiful.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Haha thanks so much Dana!!!

KerriApril 10, 2016 - 6:40 pm

Looks amazing. Especially the architecture. Got close to Bosnia last year (actually drove through the border control crossing from one side of Croatia to the other) but didn’t get a chance to stop here.

SherApril 11, 2016 - 11:15 am

Ooh I remember the border control crossing there. Our bus got stopped and it was a tad bit scary but we made it through!

CrizApril 11, 2016 - 5:31 pm

Sarajevo is on my bucket list. We have met friends(people in the embassy of Sarajevo), and they were just so nice and welcoming. I hope I will make it there soon!

LauraApril 11, 2016 - 7:17 pm

So many awesome pictures of Sarajevo! I would like to check it out. I liked your list of things to do. Succinct and to the point.

melody pittmanApril 13, 2016 - 12:29 am

Great places to visit. Are any of them UNESCO world heritage sights? They look very old.

New Orleans City Guide


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MaggieMarch 26, 2016 - 3:35 pm

I haven’t been to New Orleans but I would love to go! Can I just add that your blog is absolutely beautiful! One of the more stylish blogs I’ve come across in terms of layout, etc. It’s clear you put a lot of love into this! I’ll be back again for sure. 🙂 Have a great afternoon!

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SherMarch 27, 2016 - 4:40 pm

Thanks so much for the sweet message Maggie. I hope you make it out to NOLA eventually 🙂 Have a great day!

JoyceMarch 28, 2016 - 9:14 am

This makes me want to go back to New Orleans again! So crazy how we ended up going to the same places that one year lol

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Inga BauMarch 28, 2016 - 9:27 am

I am absolutely in love with New Orleans and hope to visit one day. I appreciate the culinary arts, the atmosphere, the culture and absolutely love every single thing I can find about it. Now I just need to get together enough money to finally go on a trip. :F

VarunMarch 28, 2016 - 9:41 am

Wow!! Brief and yet detailing!! Nice guide but never been there yet. This would come in handy

ROBERT LEEMarch 28, 2016 - 9:43 am

Being in the Philippines, and never having visited New Orleans, the only time I get to see New Orleans was in movies… I was watching a movie not too long ago… I can’t remember the title of the movie, but … yeah, I think it is the Client!

Seeing some of the photos you posted, I could almost picture how beautiful it must be there.

Frank PriegueMarch 28, 2016 - 12:17 pm

New Orleans has long been on my bucket list of vacation destinations. The combination of music, cuisine and history not to mention this is a true party city keep coming there. You are making me crave beignets and coffee.

Renee GroskreutzMarch 28, 2016 - 2:19 pm

Last time we were in New Orleans we stayed at the Ritz. It was the only time that I have stayed at a Ritz and it was amazing. I love New Orleans so very much but not in the summer.

JoannaMarch 28, 2016 - 5:38 pm

It looks like a wonderful place to visit, the architecture and all the flowers are gorgeous! The tours though are ridiculously expensive in my opinion. I would never pay so much for just 10 days.

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Hey Varun – glad you enjoyed the guide and that it was helpful!

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:06 pm

Great minds think alike Joyce 🙂

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Hey Inga – yes the culture and food is just so unique and interesting in new orleans! Definitely feels so different from here in NYC so I really enjoyed the trip. Hope you make it out there eventually!!

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:08 pm

Hi Robert! Ooh I haven’t seen the Client. I always get inspired to see places from movies too! I watched 12 years a slave and it’s part of the reason why I decided to go visit the Louisiana plantations like Oak Alley. Definitely get inspired by great films!

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:09 pm

Hi Frank! Thanks for stopping by. Not going to lie, after I wrote this I was reminiscing about the amazing beignets that I stopped by whole foods and bought a six pack of pain au chocolats haha woops!

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:10 pm

ooh the ritz! must have been glamorous Renee. I went back in early spring so luckily the heat wasn’t bad. I can’t imagine what a swampy city must feel like in the summer yikes!

SherMarch 28, 2016 - 6:13 pm

Hey Joanna – appreciate you stopping by. I would definitely recommend NOLA and it’s convenient if you fly in directly and stay in the French Quarter. That being said, if you’re new to the south or the US i think tours are a good option to cover a lot of ground in a condensed period of time. The tours cover multiple states and include transportation, lodging, guided tour operators and most meals so for about $100-200 a day and to include all that, I think that’s quite reasonable. I know some people prefer to backback and stay in hostels to cut costs, but to be honest I don’t travel like that so I make use of tour groups sometimes! It’s also a nice way to meet groups of other people (esp your own age for say, Contiki or GAdventures). Curious how you travel and what your daily budget typically is? I’m always looking for ways to save on travel!

JillMarch 28, 2016 - 7:29 pm

To visit New Orleans is definitely on my bucket list!

ChelsheafloMarch 28, 2016 - 10:30 pm

I wish I could visit New Orleans someday! 🙂


JeanneMarch 29, 2016 - 12:34 am

Stunning post Sher! So many cool addresses! Thanks for sharing!

veena hussainMarch 29, 2016 - 1:04 am

Love this post. Amazing guide. The pictures makes me want to visit the place, it is indeed beautiful.

Mich SantillanMarch 29, 2016 - 1:34 am

Omg, I think I wanna live in New Orleans. I added this to my bucket list!

DanielMarch 29, 2016 - 5:22 am

Thanks for the tips!!

Daniel x
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LindaLibraLocaMarch 29, 2016 - 5:25 am

I have never been to New Orleans, but it is one of the places I´d love to visit one day. It has a romantic ring to it. Or maybe I just read too many Anne Rice novels.

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Dana IvyMarch 29, 2016 - 11:35 am

Can I tell you how long I have been trying to get to New Orleans! Foreverrrrr!! Almost went for my bachelorette party but it was too expensive to fly there at the time! Need to go and when I do, totally referring back to your guide!

Xox Dana Ivy //

LaurenMarch 29, 2016 - 1:25 pm

This post is amazing!! I would love to go to New Orleans and this makes me want to go even more! Love your tips and photography!

xo Lauren

LexesMarch 29, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to New Orleans next year for a national bowling competition! The park looks so gorgeous; I’m definitely going to check that out!

JessicaMarch 30, 2016 - 9:17 am

great guide! I hope to visit New orleans and will definitely use this guide.

Sandra M.March 30, 2016 - 11:57 am

These pics are just stunning ! Have to had New Orleans to my Bucket list definitely !

Ana De- JesusMarch 31, 2016 - 3:33 am

If the Green Goddess caters to vegetarians then I am so there, well if I lived in New Orleans that is. It seems like there is a huge range of things to do in New Orleans.

SherMarch 31, 2016 - 10:47 am

Yes! I hope you try it, it’s a cute spot Ana.

SherMarch 31, 2016 - 10:53 am

Hey Jessica! So glad you found it useful. Thanks for the kind words.

SherMarch 31, 2016 - 10:53 am

Hi Sandra – yes! NOLA should definitely be on any bucket list 🙂 It’s such a unique city and the food is amazing

LilyApril 1, 2016 - 2:20 am

Really great post. Very informative and easy to follow. Lots of great tips for where to go too.

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Thanks Lily – glad you found it useful!

New York Botanical Garden – Orchid Show

Happy first day of Spring! It’s still way too chilly for my taste in NYC, but I thought I’d share some photos from the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show for some spring time vibes. The New York Botanical Garden is in the Bronx and felt like a long trek coming from lower Manhattan (hey, anything […]


Grey | lovewishfully.comMarch 21, 2014 - 3:47 pm

We recently went to an orchid exhibit, too! My fiance loves orchids, and I like all the shapes and colours they come in and the fact that the building they’re housed in feels like summertime. I would love to see that succulent exhibit!

SherMarch 21, 2014 - 7:46 pm

if you’re even in NYC in the spring, i highly recommend the orchid show. i’m sure your fiance will love it – they do a great job showcasing a variety of colors 🙂

CissyMarch 25, 2014 - 1:14 am

You have amazing photos. Your whole blog is beautiful and artistic.

xx Cissy

SherMarch 25, 2014 - 11:50 am

Thanks Cissy!

[…] the conservatory to watch the sun set and take some different shots from when I last went to the Orchid Key West exhibit during mid afternoon. Check out those daytime DSLR shots here; all iphone […]

Gordon BetsillMay 15, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Unless you did some post processing, the top photo couldn’t have been taken during the blue hour following sunset or the sky would have been a dark blue which this isn’t.

Your photos of the flowers are quite beautiful.


SherMay 15, 2014 - 7:32 pm

None of these were taken during blue hour – they are all indoor shots inside the conservatory.

If you’re referring to my other post on Orchid Evenings, you can tell by the pool reflection that the sky is indeed dark blue and that it was shot during blue hour. thanks for stopping by Gordon!

NYC Museum Guide » Sher She GoesMarch 2, 2016 - 11:25 pm

[…] out the Bronx Botanical, which is larger but also a bit a ways outside of the city. They also have a gorgeous annual orchid exhibit and cocktail-themed Orchid […]

HanhApril 11, 2016 - 7:56 am

The gardens look so beautiful Sher, love orchids. I was just looking up the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens as a possible place to visit in Brooklyn, what other hotspots would you recommend? 🙂

SherApril 11, 2016 - 11:21 am

Hey Hanh! These were taken at the Bronx botanical, which is pretty far from Manhattan but worth the trek. I actually haven’t been to the Brooklyn botanical recently because they tend to close pretty early. Hm for brooklyn – i recommend brunch and coffee in williamsburg, checking out the quaint streets of greenpoint and picking up pizza at roberta’s and warehouse clubbing in bushwick!