What to Pack for Jamaica: Outfit Ideas & Packing List

What to pack for Jamaica, answered.


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7 Leaders Insolution Sheet Masks in 7 Days | Beauty Review

  The Best Leaders Masks to Try Now I’m a total sheet mask junkie. They’re like a magical band aid for your face full of skin quenching ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen and – I simply can’t get enough. I’ve tried every brand under the sun and was fully intent on continuing my sheet mask […]


Lisa FavreJanuary 9, 2017 - 3:50 pm

I haven’t treated myself to a facial mask in a while. I’m going to browse further on your list and see which ones I’d like to pick up!

Sue @NoFixedAbodeForSueJanuary 9, 2017 - 4:08 pm

I love a good face mask. One of my daughters is hoping to work in the beauty industry and so is always experimenting with new products (on her and me) I had not heard of this brand before, so something new to try, how fun.

DeeJanuary 9, 2017 - 9:36 pm

I honestly never used a mask before, but I have heard some really good reviews about them. I am going to have to try to it a try myself.

MarysaJanuary 9, 2017 - 9:43 pm

I have heard of these recently, but honestly I didn’t know what they were all about. These sound really nice – I like that you mentioned they don’t have a strong scent. I wouldn’t know how to use these, without having read your review. Glad to hear I can find these at Ulta!

censieJanuary 9, 2017 - 11:11 pm

As I get older I find that my skin is getting worse when it comes to break outs. I am wondering if some of these products would help that. I really need to find a new skin regimen to help with the break outs.

SherJanuary 9, 2017 - 11:47 pm

it’s a korean skin care brand and not as well known in the us (yet) but definitely try it out! you and your daughter will love it Sue.

SherJanuary 9, 2017 - 11:48 pm

Ah Dee you have to try one! they are really great quick fixes for dry or dull skin and very very affordable for frequent use :)

SherJanuary 9, 2017 - 11:54 pm

glad you found the review helpful Marysa! let me know if you like them :)

SherJanuary 9, 2017 - 11:56 pm

Hi Censie – for breakouts I would recommend a gentle AHA product to help clear out the dirt and oil that accumulates in our pores. I’m using nip + tucks glycolic pads right now which are extremely gentle and have left my skin breakout free + super glowy.

sheet masks are better for maintaining moisture and glow to the skin. for acne especially in older skin which tends to be drier and less elastic, AHA and BHA products are great. in the ingredients list you want to look for things like lactic acid, glycolic acid, etc.

Jennifer SieglerJanuary 10, 2017 - 1:13 am

This is the first time I heard about this brand and I would want to thank you for your honest review. I agree that the most frustrating thing with masks is that some of them do not “fit” and have lots of air pockets when applied to the face. I read you mentioned this brand is not that way at all. I will have to get these leaders Insolution Masks!

ValerieJanuary 10, 2017 - 9:24 am

I really need to start taking better care of my skin. I could use a good face mask and this one looks like a decent option. I will look into it.

Melissa DixonJanuary 10, 2017 - 12:18 pm

I have never heard of this brand of products before but I would love to check them out more. I am always on the lookout for products that actually do what they say they do. This sounds perfect for me and what I have been looking for.

SherJanuary 10, 2017 - 12:24 pm

So frustrating right? I hope you try them out – let me know what you think of the fit Jennifer :)

FarrahJanuary 11, 2017 - 10:39 am

I am new with all this beauty and skin care, so it’s about time for me to try a different facial mask!

6 Unique Things to do in Portland | Jamaica Travel Guide

Rafting on the rio grande, swimming in the blue lagoon… here are all the best things to do in Portland, Jamaica!


AubrieJanuary 7, 2017 - 1:41 pm

This place looks so beautiful!

SherJanuary 7, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Thanks for stopping by Aubrie!

[…] I just returned from Jamaica last month and it was hot, hot, hot! I visited Kingston and Port Antonio in 5 days, 4 nights on a relaxing getaway focused on beautiful natural sights like Frenchman’s Cove, the Blue Lagoon and the coffee-heavy Blue Mountains. You can read more about my trip itinerary and the top sights I recommend in this post, Rafting on the Rio Grande and Other Must Do Things in Portland, Jamaica. […]

Heather @ Country Life, City WifeJanuary 17, 2017 - 12:31 pm

I have spent a lot of time in Jamaica! I’m from Miami originally and my mom used to work for the airlines, so my friends and I would go on buddy passes then pool our money together in college to get nice suites! Back then Jamaica was really cheap, too LOL. A great list you have here. Thanks for bringing me back to some good memories.

HeatherJanuary 17, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Lots of beautiful sites to see. I have never been to Jamaica. People say it’s dangerous so I never put it on my list.. Rarely have I heard about this side of the story. My first stop would be to enjoy the delicious fare.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloorJanuary 17, 2017 - 2:29 pm

My teenage son was just saying how he wanted to see Jamaica one day soon! I can’t wait to show him your travel guide. This may be the start of our summer vacation planning. Loving the Swim & Swing…looks like a piece of heaven right there! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy MyersJanuary 17, 2017 - 3:59 pm

You are so lucky, this place looks amazing. I can’t imagine ever wanted to leave. Those pics are to die for! It looks like somewhere I would want to travel.

Stephanie JeannotJanuary 17, 2017 - 7:19 pm

Your photos make Portland, Jamaica seem like such a luxurious place. I have been to a few places in the Caribbean but have yet to explore Jamaica and would really like to. Especially the Lagoon. Your photo of it looks so nice and comforting. I can tell that you had a great time.

KristyJanuary 18, 2017 - 10:29 am

I have always wanted to take a trip to Jamaica, the views and beaches are amazing. How neat to be able to float down the river on a bamboo raft. I’ll defintely keep your travel guide in mind when we plan our trip!

EchoJanuary 18, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Can I do all 6 of these please?! Wow, what a gorgeous and amazing place. I definitely would mind spending some time in the blue lagoon or swinging in the cove or anywhere in Portland, Jamaica really! Wow!

AdrienneJanuary 21, 2017 - 6:08 pm

That place looks beautiful and your photos are great! I’m always looking for new places to travel to in the Caribbean. Jamaica is definitely on my travel list. Thanks for sharing!

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Danielle WilsonFebruary 12, 2017 - 10:25 pm

I wish I could be teleported right there, right now especially after all of this snow. My husband’s family is from Jamaica but we’ve never gone as a family. I love Blue Mountain coffee and would relish in enjoying a cup while taking in those stunning views.

MechealMarch 4, 2017 - 4:07 pm

My country is not a dangerous place, just like anywhere else we have our problems. But we are a friendly people, we entertain and welcome our visitors. Come you will fall in love, but best of all you will see for yourself a wonderful place and loving people.

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Spain’s Best Hidden Attraction: The Cordoba Patio Festival

Spring flowers come alive in Cordoba, Spain


JuliaJune 23, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Awesome pictures! All of those flowers are gorgeous! :)

FlorenceJune 23, 2016 - 4:47 pm

Oh my gosh, it’s fabulous! I’ve been to Cordoba but I haven’t heard about this flower festival before! These pictures are stunning!!

JoyceJune 24, 2016 - 2:34 pm

Is this real? Can’t believe all the detail and care they put into making it so beautiful! So jealous that you got to go in Spring…seriously each photo was prettier than the last!

SherJune 24, 2016 - 3:02 pm

I know right?! it was crazy gorgeous and i’m so glad i was able to make it just in time to see it!

KeriJune 24, 2016 - 3:55 pm

To be honest, this place does not even look real! So ethereal and looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale or something!

FalashaJune 24, 2016 - 5:31 pm

I love these patios, it is so lovely to see vibrant colors and floral designs. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

JenJune 24, 2016 - 9:27 pm

This place is so gorgeous! It’s good that you posted this because I haven’t heard of it before.

CarmenJune 25, 2016 - 9:49 am

Wow this looks sooo beautiful! I’m sure it’s a great feeling to see this whole location live :)

CarinaJune 25, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Stunning pictures, it looks amazing and you look very chic!

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JessicaJune 26, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Gorgeous flowers. It truly deserves a tag of being a great spot in spring. I wish I can make it to the Patio Festival next time. :)

NicoleJune 27, 2016 - 12:46 am

Oh my god, that place was tailor made for Instagram! Bonita! xx

Betsy ToddJune 27, 2016 - 2:36 am

Love these photos, amazing

JenniJune 27, 2016 - 4:10 am

Wow those flowers are very pretty

KerriJune 27, 2016 - 6:13 am

Loving the colours and the imagery of this part of Spain. What an awesome location.

christine legerJune 27, 2016 - 8:51 am

flower patio festival? I have never heard of that before, it looks amazing.

Jessica CutrufelloJune 27, 2016 - 12:38 pm

I love love love this! We have something kind of similar in Amsterdam called Open Garden Days. So you may love it too if you’re in the area :)

yukaJune 27, 2016 - 4:06 pm

This place is seriously so beautiful!

SherJune 27, 2016 - 11:39 pm

oh wow! i will have to check that out, thanks for letting me know Jessica!

Castaway with CrystalJune 28, 2016 - 7:20 am

I actually love the sound of this so much, it’s right up my ally.

Karla StrandJune 28, 2016 - 8:59 am

They are all amazing but I prefer #3 the blue themed ones. Thanks for the info – never would’ve known about this little festival if I hadn’t seen your post!

SherJune 28, 2016 - 2:42 pm

So happy to share it with you all. I’m glad you liked the photos Karla :) the pink was my personal favorite!

chelsea finnJune 28, 2016 - 9:54 pm

So many stunning photos!!

Kyna GemJune 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

I AM SO INLOVE WITH YOUR PICS!!!!!!! The place looks straight out of a fairytale!

SherJune 30, 2016 - 2:14 am

Thanks Kyna!! YES it was so pretty I went snap crazy ha!

Tom StevensonJune 30, 2016 - 9:51 am

Looks like a very interesting festival. Lots of great coutryards there!

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How to Get an Equinox Discount

   How to Snag An Equinox Discount Working out is one of those things that no one ever really wants to do, but should. Like eating vegetables, flossing, allocating your 401k, etc. One way to make those gym moments more pleasant is to sign up for a gym and go to fitness classes – having someone plan an exercise […]


Maya SudhakaranSeptember 28, 2014 - 8:39 pm

hi there – hope you’re well! are you able to tell me how much equinox membership is with a corporate discount? i stumbled upon your post and thought you might know. thanks so much!

SherSeptember 30, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Hi Maya – there isn’t a set rate for corporate memberships, as each firm will negotiate it’s own rate, promotions and benefits directly with Equinox. You can call any Equinox gym and let them know what company you work for, and the reps will let you know about your options!

Delyanne BarrosOctober 1, 2014 - 12:03 pm


I would love to try out the equinox by my office on 44th street. Would you be able to please get me a guest pass for that location?

Thanks in advance!


Jaclyn SperdutoOctober 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Hi! Are you able to send me a guest pass to the Bryant park location? I am thinking of joining but would love to try it out first. Thank you!!

Jake SmithOctober 12, 2014 - 7:04 pm

I would love a trial membership for Chestnut Hill ma location to try it out!

Thanks so much

Jake SmithOctober 12, 2014 - 7:04 pm

I would love a trial membership for Chestnut Hill ma location to try it out!

RoseOctober 15, 2014 - 4:45 am

I would love to get a pass to the Marina del Rey, CA location, if that is possible.

Clo PrescottOctober 21, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Hey I would appreciate it if you could get me a pass to chestnut hill location- I am willing to try, but still icky about initiation fees, hopefully the visit will justify everything :)

Clo PrescottOctober 21, 2014 - 11:05 pm

Hey I would appreciate it if you could get me a pass to chestnut hill location in massachusetts
– I am willing to try, but still icky about initiation fees, hopefully the visit will justify everything :)

MelissaNovember 7, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Hi Sher,

Would love a VIP guest pass to try out the gym in NYC! Please send me details.


Robert LawrenceNovember 14, 2014 - 12:10 am

I would be interested in trying the Brooklyn location for Equinox for VIP 1 week trial, which is near my house. Have been looking for a new gym to join and stumbled upon your blog. Please email me a pass. Many thanks.

AshleyNovember 18, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Helpful post!

Could you get me a pass for Bryant Park location? It would be very helpful to see whether I want to make the commitment! From this post, it seems like the gym for me!


samNovember 19, 2014 - 7:44 am


Julia WNovember 19, 2014 - 7:21 pm

I would be interested in trying out the equinox on the upper west side, which is right by work. Judging by your blog, it would be perfect. Thanks!

SamNovember 22, 2014 - 11:22 am

Hi- question- pls email me

AndrewNovember 29, 2014 - 1:23 am

Hey. My membership is about to be up and I was wondering if you could email me a VIP trial pass so I can try the gym out and see if I want to join? Thanks!

CarolineDecember 4, 2014 - 4:02 pm

I would also love to check out NYC Equinox. If you need a spec. location, the 52nd and lex one. Thanks!

BrigetteDecember 6, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Hi! I am highly interested in joining equinox but I want to try it for a month first. If you could get me a vip trial pass for the gym in palos verdes california I would be so grateful.

MaxDecember 8, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Are you still able to get guest passes for Equinox? Looking to jump ship from NYSC but havent checked out an Equinox in person, just in pictures.. Thanks!

b garciaDecember 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Hey, I just relocated to London on business and would like to give equinox a try before I buy. Do you think you can send word for a VIP pass?

Fabulous job with the Blog!

maddiDecember 12, 2014 - 7:14 pm

hi I’d love to try out a trial membership at the upper west side location. How will you send it> thanks!

GDecember 15, 2014 - 12:56 am

Thanks for the great article and offer to help with VIP passes! Could you please help me get a VIP guest pass (preferably Wall Street) that I could use in January?

Eric GonzalezDecember 16, 2014 - 9:36 am

Hi, your insight was excellent and helpful. As it would be, I am interested and have been interested in trying out Equinox. Please let me know if you can help me with a trial membership as you talked about. Thanks.

AlexDecember 17, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Thanks for the article. I would love a trial membership if you have them available.

TJDecember 24, 2014 - 11:27 am

Hi, could I get a VIP pass for the Equinox in San Mateo?

IsraelDecember 24, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Hi Sher, thanks for all the great info. I would love an Equinox guest pass for West Los Angeles! Thanks

JessieJanuary 1, 2015 - 9:53 am

I would LOVE a trial membership! Is that still possible?

JustineJanuary 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Hi Sher,

Your article was very helpful. I live very close to the Equinox Soho and thinking about joining. Would you be able to get me a free trial pass ?

RachelJanuary 3, 2015 - 1:17 am

Thanks for the info. I would like a trial at the Irvine location if possible.

MatthewJanuary 3, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Would love a guest pass to the Highland Park location in Dallas if at all possible! Thank you so much in advance.

solyJanuary 4, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Hi, I would like a free guest pass for the wall St location in NYC! can you help me out?

DevanJanuary 4, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Hi, I would love to try out Equinox in NYC…preferably the 54th and 2nd avenue location. I do not know any members and was hoping to get the trial offer. Can you please send me a VIP trial pass?

andreaJanuary 6, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Hello – thank you for your article! It’s incredibly helpful. I’d be very grateful if you could extend a trial pass for the 44th @ lex locatio . Green_halat@yahoo.com thank you

HamadiJanuary 8, 2015 - 8:35 am

Hi, thanks for the great article. I am thinking about joining the 19th St. location and would love a trial pass if possible murphy.hamadi@gmail.com. Thanks!

DanielleJanuary 8, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Hello! Thanks for the article :) I am not sure if you are still able to/ willing to get trial passes but I would greatly appreciate one for the Pine Street location in San Francisco! Thanks a bunch, Danielle

Scott CartierJanuary 9, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Hello, I live in Westwood, CA. Within two miles of my house, there are three Equinox locations. Are you able to provide passes to each or would one pass enable me to experience all three? Thanks in advance for any insight…..

PounehJanuary 12, 2015 - 5:11 pm

I would like a VIP pass to the marina del rey, CA location. Are you able to get me that? It would be greatly appreciated.

NaomiJanuary 14, 2015 - 2:12 pm

So happy to find this blog post!!! Wondering if I could get a Referral from you for a VIP trial pass?! Thank you for the great info!!!

ashleyJanuary 14, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Hi Sher,
I would like to visit the Equinox at 63rd st. Is it possible to send me the infer for the VIP trial pass?

KerriJanuary 15, 2015 - 10:20 am

Good Morning!
I’ve been looking into gyms in the NYC area and have been wanting to try out Equinox. You’re article was helpful and definitely gave me a few discount options to look into. I would love to try the Brooklyn Heights location and was wondering if you could possibly send me a VIP pass to try it out? Thanks!


Leonor VelasquezJanuary 15, 2015 - 4:05 pm

I have been looking into gyms in NYC and I really want to try Equinox. I already joined Soul Cycle and I love it!
I want to try the Equinox in 92nd st and Broadway.
Let me know if it’s possible to get a trial pass for it

VivianJanuary 17, 2015 - 11:40 am

I would love a VIP trial for the Encino, Ca location. Thanks in advance!

kristen doreJanuary 22, 2015 - 9:51 pm

Hi There!

I would love to try out the Equinox, Flatiron location in NYC. Let me know if it’s possible to get a trial pass for it. Thanks!

JacquesJanuary 23, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Could you please tell me if you can help me get a pass for the Chicago location. Thanks !

EmmanuelleJanuary 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm

This is great! Could you help me get a pass for the 19th st location in NYC?

LizJanuary 24, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Hi Sher, I’d love to try the equinox in Miami south beach before committing. Could you help with a trial pass? Thanks in advance!

ChelseaJanuary 26, 2015 - 4:46 pm

I would love to tryout the SoHo location and your article gave me the push to finally check it out. Can you send me a VIP pass?


rkd23January 27, 2015 - 6:07 pm

I’m looking to try out equinox in 10017 area of NYC. 44th and lex. I would appreciate it if you could get me a pass for a trial just so I can get the feel for the gym.

If possible, that would be lovely. Thanks!!

dianeJanuary 28, 2015 - 9:28 am

I can’t believe how many clueless idiots think you’re giving out guest passes just because you wrote about the club.

candiceFebruary 3, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Is it possible to get a pass to the Kensington gym in London? Thanks in advance!

Tai doughtyFebruary 5, 2015 - 5:57 am

Thank you for a terrific article. I very excited at the possibility of experiencing an equinox experience. I would be very thankful if you would forward me the trial membership for Equinox. Thank you very much. Taiye

Tai DoughtyFebruary 5, 2015 - 5:59 am

In my previous post I forgot to mention the location I am looking to visit. I would like to try out the Soho NYC location

ericaFebruary 8, 2015 - 7:55 am

Hi there- I was hoping to try out the 63rd st manhattan location. Is this still possible? Thanks so much!

Joseph NguyenFebruary 8, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Hi I was wondering if I could get a trial pass for the irvine california location? I just moved here and looking for a good gym.

AnushkaFebruary 10, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Hey Sher,

Very informative. I am seriously considering joining and would love a referral trial pass for the Palo Alto Equinox in California. Do let me know if you are still doing these?

Best! X.

J. R. BeshoreFebruary 19, 2015 - 7:12 pm


I am interested in getting a vip trial pass to the equinox in palo alto, ca. Please let me know if this is possible. Thank you.

Lilli IzumiFebruary 20, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Such useful information!! I’ve been thinking about joining Equinox for a while and my old roommate gave me a VIP pass a while ago, but I lost it and now she doesn’t go there anymore! I’d love a free trial pass for the West Hollywood, CA location!

Thank you!

RennerFebruary 22, 2015 - 8:10 pm

Thanks for the great tips. I’d love to get a VIP pass at Brookfield Place. Please let me know if that’s possible.



Christopher RamentoFebruary 23, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Thanks for the insights! Wondering if
you could recommend a trial for the Kensington London location?

DavidFebruary 25, 2015 - 12:17 am

What would be rate for the new summit nj location

Brian ZamkotowiczFebruary 25, 2015 - 11:36 am

I’d love to try the new Brookfield Place one in NYC if possible. Thanks.

Joe DerlaFebruary 25, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Is it possible to get a vip trial at the union st location in sf? Thanks!

CindyFebruary 27, 2015 - 10:03 am

Hi, thanks for the tips! Is it possible to get a VIP pass at the new Brookfield Place location in NYC? Thanks.

JackieMarch 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Hi, thanks for the post. I’d love to try the Equinox location on the Upper West if you’re still offering to help get VIP trials.

MelissaMarch 3, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Thanks for sharing your insights about Equinox. If possible, can you send me a VIP trial for the Sports Club NY location on Columbus Ave? Thanks so much! xo

WarrenMarch 3, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Hi, thank you for the info. I would like to get a VIP pass to the Soho location or 19th Street location if possible. Thank you!

Bluestone Lane » Sher She GoesMarch 4, 2015 - 12:14 am

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michael martinMarch 13, 2015 - 9:17 am

hey im in miami south beach and i want to try the membership out.

KateMarch 17, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Hi, if they’re still available, I would love a VIP trial to the San Francisco Pine Street club. Thanks!

AndyMarch 18, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Hey Thank you so much for sharing this! I would be really grateful if I could get a trial pass for the Bryant park equinox! Thanks a lot!!

LynnMarch 19, 2015 - 1:57 am

Hi Sher! I stumbled across this post and loved what you have to share :) I was just looking into trying out the Equinox in Tribeca. If you still can, I would love to try the VIP trial you mention in order to really find out whether Equinox is for me.

Thank you!

jeremyMarch 20, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Hi. I’ve been looking for a gym and I liked what you had to say.I would like to take you up on your offer of a viptrial pass for the equinox at preston hollow in dallas.

DCMarch 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

Hi Sheri-

If the option is still up for a VIP trial pass, please let me know. :) Looking for the Equinoz in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Thanks in advance!

JessicaMarch 25, 2015 - 11:32 am

Hi Sheri! Loved your post. Thank you for all the great info! I am debating between joining the 92nd location (by home) and the Bryant Park location (by work). Is it possible to request a VIP pass to both at different times to get a feel for which one I prefer? Thank you so much for your generosity!

KevinMarch 26, 2015 - 1:50 am

Would be interested in getting a pass for the Palos Verdes location if possible, thanks!

MarionMarch 29, 2015 - 1:07 pm

I’d be interested in getting a pass to the 76th street location (UWS). Thanks!!

GraziApril 1, 2015 - 1:59 pm


I’d like to get a free trial for the Bryant Park location.

Thanks :)

Khoa LeApril 4, 2015 - 12:25 am

I am visiting Los Angeles from May 2-5, 2015. Can I get a pass for the West LA location please?

EnderApril 4, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Hi, Is it possible to get a vip trial at the location sports club in sf? Thanks!

GerApril 14, 2015 - 10:40 am

Hi! Would love to try the Santa Monica one! Thanks so much!

jordan colbertApril 14, 2015 - 10:51 pm

Hi Sheri,
Loved your post. I live a few blocks away from the Sports Club New York and would love to try out the facility. Thank you!

Jenny sheddApril 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hi Sheri, this was very informative. Thank you for all the tips. I was wondering if I could get a day pass for my husband and myself….he dreams of being a member at Equinox! Thank you!

Heath SApril 15, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Hi again Sheri! I’m doing this for my husband. Might he be able do do a VIP pass for Brooklyn heights? That would be amazing.. Thank you for being so kind. J

CRAIGApril 15, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Great post, very informative. If you would be able to obtain a vip pass for Santa Monica, I would be greatly appreciative! Thank you!

MariaApril 19, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Hey, great tips! I’d like to try the VIP pass at 92nd st in NYC if possible!

Thanks :) Maria

Ryan FergusonApril 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm


Would love to try the one on 76th and Amsterdam.


Amil PatelApril 28, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Hi there,

I would love a vip pass to the 19th Street Equinox if possible :)

(897 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)

Thanks a lot!

lillianApril 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Great post. Would love a VIP pass to the tribecca location. Thanks!

Alysia NaplesApril 30, 2015 - 12:33 am

I’d love a VIP trial pass to the Colombus circle location please!

Alysia Naples

sarahMay 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Would love a pass to the rockefeller gym!

Jennifer TellMay 8, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Hey a VIP trial to the 897 Broadway location would be amazing – email is Jennifer.tell7@gmail.com and my name is Jennifer Tell!

Daisy HuntMay 11, 2015 - 11:05 pm

Hi there,

I would love a VIP pass to the West Village. Much appreciated!

caroll williamsMay 13, 2015 - 3:27 am

Hi ive been looking into the old reebok club on Columbus in manhattan. Can you send me a pass? Caroll Williams
Thank you

Hadley FeingoldMay 23, 2015 - 10:37 pm

I would love a VIP trial to the 92nd and Broadway location, please. Thanks so much!!!

Mary HarriganMay 24, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Hi Sheri,
Super helpful article. I’d love a pass to the 19th street location if still possible!

SherMay 26, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Alysia, Sarah, Jennifer, Daisy, Caroll, Haldey and Mary – All Sent! check your inbox and let me know if you didn’t receive anything.

KatieJune 1, 2015 - 8:36 am

Hi there, could I please put my name down for the VIP pass in NYC.
Thanks! My email address is Katie.jackson@srblaw.co.nz


TaliaJune 1, 2015 - 5:50 pm

This is great! I was about to become a member at Equinox. Where is your referral link?

SherJune 1, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Hi Talia – just sent! check your inbox :)

Sarah KeaneJune 3, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Hi! Great blog! Would you mind sending me on a VIP pass to the Union Square Equinox gym?
Thank you! :)

SherJune 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Hi Sarah – sure thing, just sent you a referral pass via email.

GabbyJune 6, 2015 - 12:37 am

Hi! Great website. Do you know if they offer monthly memberships or if you have to contract for a full year at a time? Could you send me a pass for the 19th street location in NYC? glarc001@aol.com.


Gabby ApfelJune 6, 2015 - 12:40 am

My bad – Realized I didn’t write my full name above:

Hi! Great website. Do you know if they offer monthly memberships or if you have to contract for a full year at a time? Could you send me a pass for the 19th street location in NYC? glarc001@aol.com.

NicoleJune 6, 2015 - 2:35 am

Good info. Can you send me a referral pass to the Scarsdale location? Thanks.

SherJune 7, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Hi Gabby – sure thing, just sent you an invite. Also if you sign up before June 30th, you’ll get an extra $100 credit if you sign up via my referral! :)

David GorhamJune 10, 2015 - 5:48 am

Hey Sher, can I get a VIP Trial for the South Beach Miami Florida Equinox location? Thanks! dsgorham@gmail.com David Gorham

jackJune 12, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Hello! very nice blog.. Would you mind sending me on a VIP pass to the west LA Equinox gym? (1835 sepulveda blvd, los angeles)
Thank you!

Victoria PerezJune 15, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Can you please provide me with a VIP trial pass for Equinox?

Amir RonJune 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Can you please provide me with a VIP trial pass for Equinox?

Dr. Zaquinten NwokeochaJune 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Awesome article. Could you send me a referral for the Printing House location? Thank you!

Jeffrey RiveroJune 18, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Can you please get me a VIP trial pass for Equinox? rivero.jeffrey@outlook.com

LiaJune 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Hello, I would like to try a trial membership at Equanox but need a referal. Can you help? Thank you and please carouse my blog :)


AliceJune 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Hi Sher,

Can you send me and my husband (Bruce) a monthly pass to the Roslyn Location in Nassau County, New York please. We are considering joining and would be nice to test it out for the month. Thank you.

Evan SteinbachJune 20, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Thanks for the advise – I’d love to try out the Equinox on 63rd & Lex.

Let me know if you have any questions or need any additional info.

Thanks again,


EmilyJune 21, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Hello! Interested in the equinox trial pass! Please let me know if you are able to refer me. thanks!

Michael BrinkworthJune 21, 2015 - 9:40 pm

Hi there! I am looking to get a pass for the Bethesda, Maryland location, just outside of DC. If you could help, that’d be awesome.


Shankar RaoJune 22, 2015 - 12:55 am


I would be interested in trying out the Palo Alto location. I would really appreciate it if you could give me a referral link. Thanks!

Henry SilvermanJune 23, 2015 - 3:24 am

Hi, I would love to check out the Palo Alto Equinox location. If you could give me a referral I would be much obliged. Thanks so much!

Blair BakerJune 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Hello! I am planning to join the Columbus Circle Equinox and would love a referral and trial pass. Thank you so much!

shihui huJune 26, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Hello! I am planning to join the Santa Monica Equinox and would love a referral and trial pass. Thank you so much! email: PINKEY023@163.COM

AliceJune 26, 2015 - 10:13 pm

Hello. Sent this last week, but have not heard back. Are you still sending the trial passes? Thank you,

June 20, 2015 – 12:08 pm
Hi Sher,
Can you send me and my husband (Bruce) a monthly pass to the Roslyn Location in Nassau County, New York please. We are considering joining and would be nice to test it out for the month. Thank you.

DewiJune 28, 2015 - 7:52 am

Sher – could you send me a trial pass/referral for the new Equinox at Brookfield Place? Thanks!

Courtney jonesJune 28, 2015 - 6:56 pm

I’ve been searching for en Equinox trial membership. I live near one in Hawthorne, CA so not sure if your pass will work. If you think it will please send it to me. Thanks, courtney

Rowan DerbyBurrasJuly 4, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Hey there,
Can you possibly get me a trial pass for the Equinox on 63rd street in New York City? Thanks, Rowan

Alexandria JimenezJuly 13, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Could you possibly get me a trial pass to The Chatham NJ location? I look at every day in my way home and would love to see if it’s a good fit for me.

Alexandria JimenezJuly 13, 2015 - 8:54 pm

*summit NJ

Dena AyzikovichJuly 17, 2015 - 1:12 am

Can you please get me a trial pass to the Equinox in Soho? Thanks!!!

Sarah BurdickJuly 18, 2015 - 9:59 pm

Hi! I was wondering if you would be able to help me get a trial membership to the 43rd street Equinox at 521 5th ave! I would be so incredibly grateful since I am considering joining once I get a few more paychecks under my belt!

Loved your article- so helpful!

Thanks so much,

Anna-MarieJuly 21, 2015 - 1:43 pm

This blog is extremely helpful! I’m considering joining Equinox and this information is great. I would love a guest pass to the Hudson St (Printing House) or Greenwich Ave location to try it out. Greatly appreciated!

steveAugust 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Hi, great article. Could I get 2 passes to South Beach please?

Jesse YustmanAugust 31, 2015 - 8:58 am

Hi, I was interested in joining the Tribeca Equinox, but didn’t hear anything about the $100 gift card that comes with it.canyou send me a referral. That would be great! Thank you

Erica BlockSeptember 2, 2015 - 4:04 pm


Thanks for being so generous! Would it be possible to obtain a guess pass to the 63rd St New York City Equinox location? – Erica

SherSeptember 8, 2015 - 9:21 am

Sure Steve. Just let me know the full names and emails of the two people who would like referral passes.

SherSeptember 8, 2015 - 9:24 am

Hi Jesse, the $100 referral bonus ended on August 30th. I’ll update the post when there’s a new sign up bonus period so check back! Also you’ll need to let them know I referred you to obtain the gift card. Walk-in signups don’t receive the bonuses.

SherSeptember 8, 2015 - 9:24 am

Hi Erica – sure, check your email.

CherieSeptember 14, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Hi Sher –

Do you mind sending me a referral pass?
I would love to try out this gym before committing to a year.

Thank you!

ChloeSeptember 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Hi Sher!

Is the $100 refferal promotion still on? If so, please let me know how to sign up for it!

brandon rothSeptember 18, 2015 - 9:30 am

Hi, Thank you for the tips. If it is still possible, I would like to get a trial pass to the Equinox on the Upper West Side, Broadway near 93rd St. Thank you.

SherSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:09 am

Hi Chloe – the referral promotion ended but check back and i’ll let you know when the next promotion is! In the meantime, if you’d like to check out the facilities and try out a class, let me know and I can send you a pass.

SherSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:09 am

Hi Brandon – sent! check your inbox for an equinox email shortly.

MariaSeptember 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm

She thank you for the information. If possible could I get a pass to equinox in Glendale, Ca for me and my husband. As others expressed before spending the money on a full membership I would like to try and see if we have a good fit.
Also do you know how much it is for a full year and if there is a discount if you pay in full? Thank you again for the wonderful information.

SherSeptember 25, 2015 - 9:41 am

Hi Maria – sure, please let me know both of your full names and emails so that I can send you a pass.

FraserSeptember 27, 2015 - 6:30 am

Hi Sher, I am wanting to check out the Equinox on East 85th street NYC, hoping you can send me a referral.

Many thanks, Fraser

SherSeptember 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Hi Fraser – sure thing. Please let me know your full name and email address so I can send you a pass.

CaitlinSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Hi Sher, I would love a pass for the 67th Street/Columbus Ave. location.


VonettaOctober 6, 2015 - 12:20 pm

I’d love to check out the Printing House location since it has a pool.

Joan tawilOctober 7, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Hi! (First, your post was very informative so thank you for that!) I was hoping you would be able to send me a referral to Equinox for the Columbus circle location! (And for the future do you recommend any location as the best?
Thank you!

Joan tawilOctober 7, 2015 - 11:23 pm

??the email in my previous post was written incorrectly. Sorry about that

Zack ListonOctober 21, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Hi Sher,
I would love a pass for the Sports Club San Francisco location. http://www.equinox.com/clubs/northern-california/sportsclubsanfrancisco


AlexisOctober 22, 2015 - 10:15 pm

I’m interested in trying the FIDI Wall Street location of Equinox! You made a great case for it, and I recently took a job across the street from the location. If you wouldn’t mind referring me, I’d love to try it before I fully commit. My name is in my email. Thank you!

JanetteNovember 6, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Can you get me and my roommate passes to the new Huntington Beach, CA club? I’m not sure how to send our info without making it public

SherNovember 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Hi Janette – I can see your name and email so I’ve sent you a referral. I have no idea what youre roommate’s info is though so you can either comment as well with her name and email or use the contact form on the top right to send me an email. hope that helps!

Lindsay MooreNovember 19, 2015 - 12:38 pm

I’d love a pass to the location on Columbus on the upper west side for myself and my husband, Sebastian (same last name).

Sebastian MooreNovember 19, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Thanks for the pass for my wife! This is my contact info as well!

Brian SotoNovember 19, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Hello. My name is Brian Soto and would like a free pass please.

Location: Coral Gables, Florida (Miami)

Email: bsoto8941@gmail.com

Nikki SalandananDecember 1, 2015 - 2:59 am

I saw your cyber Monday deal for Equinox I’m located in Glendale California

Michael John SparrowDecember 1, 2015 - 9:45 am

Hi Sher,

My girlfriend is living in London for an extended period and is looking for a good gym. I’ve read that the Kensington Equinox is very good and wanted to know if you can get a day/guest pass for this location. Thanks.

Karen WheatleyDecember 5, 2015 - 11:59 am

I’d like a trial membership and referral to the Greenwich, CT location. Thanks!

daksh sahniDecember 21, 2015 - 1:04 pm

hello there

I am interested in joining the equinox Los angeles club in Westwood.
Would love a referral and the best possible deal you can help me with. I am a returning member – went in over the weekend and didnt find the welcome back spirit in the membership advisor who helped me so I left. :(

Nastasia GriffinJanuary 3, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Hi! I’m Nastasia. I’ve heard so much about this gym and very excited to join but it’s so expensive I feel I need to try it out first. I would love to experience a trial pass if the offer for your referral is still available.

AnnaJanuary 6, 2016 - 11:50 am

Would like referral for discount mentioned in article live in Westchester/Mamaroneck ny thanks

Steve ReaganJanuary 10, 2016 - 5:46 pm

Hi Sher,

Thank you for posting some very useful and helpful information! Can I please get a VIP pass for the Palo Alto CA location? Thanks!

— Steve

Ryan FitzgeraldJanuary 10, 2016 - 11:15 pm


Thanks for all the helpful info. I would like to try out the West Hollywood location on a guest pass. How long do the guest passes last? Thank you.

Jona JolieJanuary 15, 2016 - 8:17 pm

Hi, Sher. I’d love to get a guest pass for the Columbus Circle location in Manhattan. Thanks so much!

Irene LauJanuary 17, 2016 - 4:35 am

Thanks for this great information; could I get a guest pass for the location in the “Loop” in Chicago? Thank you, would really appreciate it!

Janeesa RentasFebruary 10, 2016 - 11:18 am

Equinox Referral!

Danielle ReithermanFebruary 10, 2016 - 2:14 pm

I would love, love, love to do a trial run at the Pasadena, CA location!!

KathyFebruary 12, 2016 - 12:40 pm

I meant Prince St*** (not Spring). Thank you!

EricaMarch 1, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Great tips love! I always hear Equinox is amazing and worth all the talk, really need to check it out in person sometime! :)


SherMarch 2, 2016 - 10:54 am

Erica it totally is!! If you ever want to get a free pass to check it out, let me know. It’d be fun to work out together :)

Michelle acostaMarch 8, 2016 - 2:27 am

I’m considering joining but am afraid to make such a huge commitment without trying it first. Can you help me get a trial?

shirley wongMarch 8, 2016 - 12:36 pm


thank you for your post. i’d like to try equinox, but can’t afford their membership!


SherMarch 8, 2016 - 10:07 pm

Sure thing – sent Michelle and Shirley

Annie WangMarch 20, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Thank you!

James Carter, Edwina KulegoMarch 20, 2016 - 9:18 pm

Hi! Great blog and thank you for sharing referrals with us all. Would you mind sending me 2 referrals to try out the Brooklyn location for my Fiance & I.
Thanks in advance.

SherMarch 21, 2016 - 4:52 pm

hi james – sure please provide the email for your fiance!

MindyMarch 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Would like to visit the 63rd street gym. Can you please send me a VIP pass?

Robert Skula and Robin WalkerMarch 24, 2016 - 5:51 pm

I would be pleased 2 referral and VIP Pass for Equinox Preston Hollow in Dallas TX.

Thanks in advance

DanielMarch 24, 2016 - 6:35 pm

Hey Sher,

Finally made the move from NYC to LA and currently living in Venice beach. Thinking about joining either the Santa Monica or Marina Del Ray locations. But here’s the thing, I travel every week for work and am only really around the weekends. Before I shell out all this money for something I can probably only use about 8 days a month, I want to make sure I like the gym.

Do you have any guest passes you could share with me? Do you know if they have any membership options for people who travel or aren’t around often?

Adayna GonzalezMarch 27, 2016 - 11:32 am

Hi great post. I came across it while looking for a guest pass to guns in the NYC area. Can you help me get a guest pass to the 92nd street Equinox in NYC? Really appreciate it!

SherMarch 27, 2016 - 4:39 pm

sure, sent. you’ll love 92nd st! its totally renovated and got great space / light / machines.

Tonian IrvingMarch 27, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Hi there! Thanks for posting this. I would love to try Equinox. Can you share a guest pass with me for the Dumbo location in Brooklyn? Thanks so much!

Tonian IrvingMarch 27, 2016 - 8:15 pm

Hi! I just posted to request a guest membership for the Dumbo location, but I guess it’s not open yet. I’d love to try the Brooklyn Heights location instead if that’s possible. Thanks again!

Jennifer WahlsMarch 31, 2016 - 3:36 pm

OMG is it too late to try the Equinox on 44th Street ?!?!? My fiance and I share an email can you send a pass for tonight – I really want to get started and what name should I say is referring me ?

Diana-Michelle CastroApril 6, 2016 - 12:55 pm

I would be really interested in the free trial with a referral from you! I’m a college student and I’m looking for gym for back home in the LA area. Thanks!

Dennis BartonApril 11, 2016 - 1:07 am

I’d love to try out the Equinox in Palo Alto, CA, if you could give me a referral. Thanks very much!

Patrick ManagreveApril 11, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Am I able to get a referral for West 50th Rockefeller? Would love to try Equinox!
My wife and I are in NY for the week from Aust so are there any restrictions on referrals for OS travellers?
Much appreciated.

SherApril 11, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Hi Patrick! Sorry I don’t think overseas guests are allowed.

Patrick ManagreveApril 11, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Just sent you an email.

VictorApril 24, 2016 - 11:44 am

Thanks for all the info!!! Im interested in signing up soon for either Woodland Hills or Thousand oaks. Id like to try both out to see which or if Ill do a multi club. I’m equally far from both so before i sign I want to check them out,

Michelle TranApril 25, 2016 - 7:34 pm

Hi! I’d like a referral for the Equinox San Mateo, please! Trying to waive that pesky $100 initiation fee.

Alexandra PezzottiApril 28, 2016 - 8:43 am

Hi! I would love a referral for the Greenwich Avenue location! Thank you so much!

Sam mMay 2, 2016 - 9:49 pm

Hello can I please get a guest pass to equinox Yorkville? Thanks!

Robyn TseMay 22, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Hi, I would love to try out a session in the SoHo location, thanks so much!

Romana HaiMay 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

I would love to try the Equinox at the Avery St location in Boston. Could you help out? :) Truly appreciated :)

John LangeJune 2, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Can I try a location?

NicoleJune 5, 2016 - 6:57 pm

Can you also refer me or send me the VIP trial pass? for the bond street location in NYC

Rosie ClarkeJune 11, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Hi! I found your post really helpful as I am about to start working in Midtown and want to move gyms to closer to my office. I would love a referral for a free trial for the East 44th St location! Thank you :)

Dean DalmacioJune 14, 2016 - 10:21 pm

Hi Sher! Thanks for writing this post! Its helped me a lot on deciding what gym to go to. I would love a referral for the Soho location and test it out. Thank you so much!

John LangeJune 15, 2016 - 7:29 am

Want to try out the Soho location today.

Can you send a pass?

Do I mention your name?


MikeJune 16, 2016 - 1:35 pm

interested in trying South Beach location

Kristina OssJune 16, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Hi Sher,
I would love to get a referral to the Printing house location on Hudson street. Ideally I want to secure membership today

Vivian LiuJune 17, 2016 - 11:37 am


I’ve been thinking about joining. Could you get me a pass please?

My name is Vivian Liu
State: NY
Location: Brooklyn Heights
if applicable date preference: weekend

The Complete Travel Guide for Where to Stay & Eat in Havana

My Havana recommendations.


MikesRoadTripDecember 23, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Wonderful photos Sher, sounds like a great trip. I just shared your post with some friends who want to go to Cuba in a few months.

SherDecember 24, 2016 - 5:26 pm

Glad you think so and thanks for sharing Mike!

sarahJanuary 2, 2017 - 6:23 am

Wonderful photos Sher, sounds like a great trip. I just shared your post with some friends who want to go to Cuba in a few months.

MariaJanuary 16, 2017 - 12:49 am

Will be going to Cuba in a couple of weeks. I’m so glad I found your website! I found a couple of “Cuba Travel Guide” apps in the the app store – which one (by which developer?) are you referring to?

SherJanuary 16, 2017 - 6:50 pm

Thanks Maris, glad you found the posts helpful. I didn’t download the guide for my trip since I couldn’t get strong wifi but I believe it was the tripwolf one. There seem to be tons of similar options in the app store so maybe download them all and see which one you like best? I personally prefer to download the offline city map via google maps. Never fails! :)

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Cherene SaradarDecember 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Your photography is STUNNING! I live in Miami so I need to get my ass to Cuba soon. 90 miles away!

EllaDecember 24, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Wow, I had no idea that Havana was so gorgeous! The city looks so beautiful and it really looks like the whole city is just one big art display! Your photos are stunning too, I would easily buy a print to hang up on my wall. Or maybe 5 because it would be hard to pick haha. They’re really beautiful photos :)

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EppieJanuary 25, 2017 - 12:14 pm

I just discovered your blog and I love it! Such fantastic photography, so glad to find someone who has a similar style :)


SherJanuary 25, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Hey Eppie – Photography is definitely my focus so thanks so much for the kind words.

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Havana is an enchanting and captivating city. Thank you for sharing these stunning photos!

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JoyceDecember 8, 2016 - 10:01 am

Love, love, love this post! I’m super fascinated by Cuba and read every single word, loved hearing your thoughts on Cuba politics, economy, life, etc. Based on your first hard experience there! Can’t wait to visit for myself

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SherDecember 8, 2016 - 5:46 pm

Ah thank you!! I thought it was so fascinating i literally got home and typed it all the next day because i didnt want to forget anything! So glad you enjoyed

KaylaDecember 13, 2016 - 9:39 am

Great post! Loved reading this as I was also in Cuba during the mourning! I arrived in Cuba the day Fidel passed and was staying there until the end of the mourning. We stayed at a casa particular and our casa host was the one who told us about Fidel’s passing. Cuba was so interesting! Glad you had a great experience like we did.

SherDecember 13, 2016 - 9:48 am

Oh that’s so funny we were there at the same time! Such a cool point in time to be there right?!

EmilyDecember 16, 2016 - 6:29 pm

This was such an informative post about Cuba! Thanks for sharing your personal insights and facts you’ve learned along the way. Not to mention the photos — I certainly would love to visit!

Angie Briggs (FeetDoTravel)December 17, 2016 - 10:38 am

This is a brilliant post and most fascinating. You have filled it with useful facts and I love the story you have told as well. Thank you for taking the time to write such an information account of your trip to Cuba, I many more people read and take note of your tips. Pinned for the future when I visit.

SherDecember 19, 2016 - 9:42 pm

Thanks Emily! I’m so glad you learned some new tidbits :)

SherDecember 19, 2016 - 9:42 pm

Thanks for the kind words Angie – I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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JoelJanuary 4, 2017 - 6:16 am

This place is magical and it is a must see

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I love your post and I am thrilled that you had such a positive experience during such a difficult time in Cuba. I have recently read several negative articles from travelers who decided to just jump on a plane and go. Cuba is amazing country, I visit frequently and feel that I will never tire of it. Thank you for a beautifully written encounter.

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Bibble and Sip Cafe Interview: Alpacas, Matcha & More

Bibble & Sip Alpaca Cafe An Interview with Gary Chan Bibble & Sip, located in Midtown West, is my new neighborhood favorite for it’s friendly atmosphere, delectable pastries and adorable alpaca themed decor. Having changed jobs and moved uptown, I was in search of a new local coffee joint for my caffeine fix. Stumbling upon Bibble […]


JoyceJune 3, 2015 - 11:31 am

This place looks super cute! And it’s amazing that Gary got to follow his dreams. And across the Gerswhin, that’s super close (take me sometime!)

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SherJune 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm

yes lets go!!

StacyJune 5, 2015 - 10:04 pm

ooh i’m always looking for matcha latte places in the city. thanks for sharing!

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Deepti @ Endless PostcardsJuly 13, 2015 - 3:59 am

That matcha tea looks amazing! I’m visiting NYC in October to meet up with some friends, and I’ll definitely try to make a stop here. Beautiful pictures!!

EricaJuly 21, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Aww this cafe is run by my friend’s friend’s boyfriend! Haha. But love visiting, their alpaca theme is adorable! Lovely interview :)


Carmen AntalJuly 24, 2015 - 5:44 am

great post and photo, I love it!

SherJuly 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm

oh wow, small world Erica! it’s a great cafe, i love their baked goods as well :)

JaniceSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:30 pm

We must visit soon

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