• Miami

    Port Canaveral Welcomes Carnival Freedom to its New Homeport

    A tender moment Carnival Freedom @marshallsmom123

    Port Canaveral welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom on her first call to the Port at a dockside ceremony as the ship prepared for her inaugural sailing from the Port’s Cruise Terminal 6.  The Carnival Freedom, which will be homeported at Port Canaveral, will offer four- and five-night itineraries to The Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean, with stops in Nassau, Princess Cays, Bimini, Freeport, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay.

    “We’re excited to welcome Carnival Freedom to the fleet of Carnival cruise ships homeported at Port Canaveral,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Her arrival adds even more quality cruise sailings available from our Port.  We’re very proud of our longstanding partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, and our collective efforts to provide an exceptional cruising experience.”

    “Having Carnival Freedom join Mardi Gras, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Magic sailing from Port Canaveral to The Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean offers yet another option for our guests to enjoy all the fun a Carnival cruise offers from one of our most popular homeports,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “This is an exciting time for Carnival, as we just reached the milestone of our biggest booking week ever and the celebration of our 50th birthday. Our return to full guest operations continues to be successful thanks to our loyal guests and valued partners, like the team at Port Canaveral.”

    In keeping with tradition, Port executives presented Carnival Freedom Capt. Josip Mladina with a plaque marking the cruise ship’s first visit to Port Canaveral.

    (L-R) Rene Jewell, Carnival Freedom Hotel Director, Carnival Freedom Capt. Josip Mladina, Capt. John Murray, Canaveral Port Authority CEO, Rachel Green, Carnival HR Director, Agostino Ceserale, Carnival Freedom Chief Engineer dockside at Cruise Terminal 6
    (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

    The 952 foot, 110,000-ton Conquest-class cruise ship has a guest capacity for approximately 3,000 passengers double-occupancy, and joins three of her sister ships that call Port Canaveral home, the Carnival Mardi Gras, the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Liberty.

    The ship offers many of the features Carnival fan favorites, such as Guy Fieri burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Bonsai Sushi Express, Alchemy Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar, etc.

    About Port Canaveral

    Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation, and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water Seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com.

  • Fashion,  Miami,  San Diego

    Got so many compliments on my Veronica M outfits in Miami Trip

    Do you catch up the Spring Break vibes? We just came back from Miami this early week. Of course, for a fun vacation, I brought one of my favorite vacation outfits with me. It is a very tropical and beautiful top and pant set from Veronica M.

    Saori Stretch Tube Top


    • Tube top with band at hem
    • Elastic top band
    • Signature stretch ITY fabric
    • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Follow care label, instructions may vary by fabric.
    • Made in USA of imported fabric

    Saori High Waist Palazzo Pants


    • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Follow care label, instructions may vary by fabric.
    • Made in USA of imported fabric

    This set brought me a lot of compliments, from my family, friends, and strangers on the street. It is difficult to find a outfit that looks cute, and at the same time very very comfortable. This set meets all my requests for a vacation outfit. Especially in a hot and humid city like Miami, you should wear a high quality outfit to feel comfortable all day long.

    About veronica M

  • Beauty,  Eco,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  Miami,  San Diego

    The Fizz Whiz – Treat that special someone to some Feel Better Products

    The Fizz Whiz handcrafts haircare, skincare, and household products with effervescence. The best-selling laundry detergent fizzes are an all-natural way to clean, with non-toxic and fragrance-free ingredients. The Much Better Deodorizer Spray is just as the name applies, with lavender, orange, and ylang-ylang oils to freshen any space. Add to that relaxing, soothing, and healthy products for skin and hair and you’ll feel better and sparkle from head to toe. There are even offerings for our beloved pets so that no household member is left out! All personal products are fresh and handmade with simple, functional ingredients and special blends of mineral-rich oils and antioxidants. Items include bath fizzes, oil treatments, deodorant, lotion, clay masks, and much more.

    Radiant Clay Face and Hair Mask

    This clay mask has been carefully formulated to hydrate and replenish the skin and the hair. It contains essential vitamins and minerals to restore the vitality of your skin and hair.

    • Natural Ingredients
    • Mineral-Rich
    • Petroleum-Free

    This face mask is made with clay which hardens when it is dry. It does not contain drain-clearing chemicals which may not clearly be listed on a product ingredient label. To avoid drain clogs with The Fizz Whiz clay face mask, place a bowl in the sink and rinse the clay mask off the face, allowing the clay to fall into the bowl. Discard of the clay water outdoors.

    Ingredients: Purified Water, Kaolin Clay, French Green Clay, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Rosehip Seed Oil, Juniper Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Tumeric Oil, BTMS-50, Green Tea Extract, Optiphen

    Lemon Bubbles Hand Wash

    This hand wash is made with natural oils to cleanse the hands in a fresh way. It is naturally scented with lemon fragrance oil. The foaming hand wash is in a 8 oz. pump container.

    • Surfactant-Free
    • Paraben-Free
    • Mineral-Rich

    Beatific Body Wash

    This body wash is made with mild ingredients to wash the body. It is naturally scented with lemongrass and peppermint oils and it contains grapeseed oil to moisturize the skin. The body wash is in a 16 oz. pump container.

    • Sulfate-Free
    • Paraben-Free
    • Mineral-Rich

    The Fizz Whiz products contain special blends of oils that may ease the symptoms of various conditions and aid in improved health to the body and skin. THeir products are made fragrance free with the natural, light scent of natural and essential oils.

    The Fizz Whiz also makes beeswax candles which not only do not omit pollutants as do candles made with paraffin wax. Since beeswax has a higher melting point than other waxes, it emits the brightest, most warm-toned flame with a golden bright light within the same spectrum of the sun and it lasts longer than paraffin wax. Their aromatherapy candles are made with beeswax as well as wooden wicks, both of which make a crackling sound when lit.

    When your body gets the nourishment it needs with products that are derived from nature without the use of chemicals that could strip the benefits of nutrients and minerals, people will start to notice. When your skin feels better, it shows.

    Each of Fizz Whiz products has been developed with the consideration of ingredients that are beneficial to a healthy body. They offer skincare and hair care products as well as household products that are fresh and handmade with simple, natural ingredients. Because #thefizzwhizcares

  • food,  Miami,  San Diego

    All It Takes Is Just A Bite, And BOOM! You Make Me Float in Tropical Paradise, Banana Samba!

    Looking for a early Fall delicious snack that replenishes the potassium and electrolytes your body needs? Get a taste of the tropics with Banana Samba, a traditional Brazilian super snack made with simple ingredients and zero artificial colors or preservatives. It’s simply delicious!

    Slowly-cooked bananas caramelize their own natural sugars and give Banana Samba a delicious, soft, chewy texture. It’s the perfect choice for healthy lifestyle enthusiasts looking to avoid artificial energy shots and bars for something simple, natural, and convenient. Banana Samba is a dance for the senses, with mouthwatering flavor to curb your appetite and give you a boost during the day. For that mid-afternoon slump, this is the guilt-free way to snack!


    You will know how it goes. You like taking that vintage 50’s Caddy out for a spin every now and again. It doesn’t get you from A to B any faster. But God, does it feel good.

    The Classic is for those who appreciate the sweeter things in life. It has a little pure cane sugar added to it. The result is a morsel of chewy goodness so delectable you’ll forget you’re still pumping your body with nutrients.

    Go ahead. You deserve this!


    Oh, happy marriage. Let’s face facts: Lime has never been so healthy. Banana has never tasted so good.

    Each box of Simply comes stocked with six nutrient-dense, bite-sized vessels, packed with fiber, and enough potassium to keep the lights on when they start to fade.

    Two ingredients. A lasting blast of nutrients in a single, delicious bite.


    The banana in its natural state is chock-full of heart-healthy nutrients. It got Banana Samba thinking: could we up the ante?

    Enter the chia seed. Chia continues to be a great source of heart-healthy omega-3s and fiber. It also gives Banana Samba Fit a delicious crunch.

    Fit is a favorite with athletes. Slip it into your tennis bag, your gym bag, or into your pocket before a run. Pop one between sets, between games, or when you feel the wall coming. Finish strong.



    Nothing says I love you like chocolate. And there’s no better way to tell your body you love it than Banana Samba Chocolate. Give your little ones that little extra incentive they need to eat a healthy snack; or, temper the sting of a stressful today with a quick trip down Bliss Lane.

    The best thing about chocolate? There’s no wrong way to do it. When taste meets nutrition, good things happen.

    Life’s Better naked.

    Banana. Lime juice. Chia. Cane sugar. That’s it. That’s all. Banana Samba steers clear of preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial coloring and flavoring. Too many super-snacks today saddle the body with additives. They slow digestion and make the body work. Your body works hard enough. Give it the nutrients it knows and loves, and nothing else.

  • Art,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  Miami,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    People matter, and so do their stories – A Journey with Lazarus Artisan Goods

    It’s time to start back to school and whether its your first year or your last year of college, Lazarus Artisan Goods got the the swag and the bags that you can’t live without. Or, perhaps your sending your kiddos off to school and you want to celebrate with something special for yourself as well! 

    Lazarus Artisan Goods is on a mission, literally, to bring the best-crafted leather accessories to the marketplace while providing artisans in rural Haiti and Honduras with vocational opportunities to use their talented skills to live abundant lives now and in the future. Partnering with Mission Lazarus, the feel-good brand cherishes its relationship with local artisans and is passionate about their heirloom pieces that only get more beautiful as they age. With a wide range of offerings from genuine leather tech solutions, belts, wallets, and even leather-bound bibles, the gift-giving possibilities are endless, cultivated with dignity and purpose. Check out the people behind their product names by visiting their blog to meet the artisans. People matter and so do their stories. The brand has named many of its pieces after pillars in the communities they directly serve.

    It is all from a crazy idea 9 years ago – teach leatherworking. Make awesome leather goods. Pay awesome wages. And to measure a quadruple bottom line, People, Purpose, Planet & Profit. Amazing to now see 40+ employees cranking amazing products, providing for their families, and transforming their communities from the inside out! Lazarus Artisan Goods is cultivating dignity and purpose in individuals so that they can live better lives now and for eternity!

    It’s a long journey for these young men and future artisans. They’ve just begun a 3 year journey of Jr High studies combined with a trade, either leather working, carpentry, or metal working with Mission Lazarus in Honduras. Three years from now they’ll have finished 9th grade, have a marketable skill, and all of the leather workers who would like will have a job in Lazarus Artisan Goods production shop.

    Lazarus Artisan Goods Commitment – the purpose is to create secure employment with a fair, living wage, to improve communities and their people around the developing world through People, Planet, Purpose, and Profit. Lazarus Artisan Goods create great jobs for people because they are truly the most valuable natural resource on the planet.

    Lazarus Artisan Goods take care of the home. It is the God-given responsibility to steward the planet in the regions in which we live and work. Lazarus Artisan Goods are committed to business practices that mutually benefit both People and Planet by preserving the natural environment and improving its conditions for future generations. Lazarus Artisan Goods invite people to live better, now and for eternity. They care for people by building relationships and offering opportunities to further their development in all areas of life.

    Because Lazarus Artisan Goods profit is diversified (from more revenue to deeper relationships), they celebrate success even when they “break even.” Lazarus Artisan Goods objective is to create lasting value in the lives of our employees and artisans. Lazarus Artisan Goods are an intentional capitalist model that prioritizes Kingdom purposes that radically and sustainably transform lives.

    The growth at the Mission Lazarus vocational school in Haiti is inspiring- this is dedication, commitment, desire to improve your life and make way for a better future. No matter you are going to find a gift for your family, friend or for yourself, Lazarus Artisan Goods is the one should be on your list. Not only purchasing for a good reason, but also the handmade goods to last a lifetime.


  • Baby,  Miami,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    BuzzPatch Mosquito Repellent Patch – SAY GOODBYE TO MOSQUITOES IN THE NATURAL WAY

    Bug bites are no fun for anyone, especially when your kids are playing outside on the playground. Focus on the fun while BuzzPatch handles the rest. With cute smiley-face designs that serve as mosquito repellent patches, kids enjoy wearing the stickers on outer clothing. Unlike topical sprays which contain DEET or Picaridin, BuzzPatch is not only easy to apply but environment-friendly. A blend of natural Citronella and lavender essential oils on a non-woven fabric are all that’s needed to detract pesky bugs (it smells amazing!).

    All the parents know what mosquito bites mean for their kids. The poor little ones can’t handle the itch, day or night. Some kids get it worse than others, developing an allergic reaction to the bite that causes the area to swell up and is really, really uncomfortable.

    Some kids even develop a fear of going outside, just to avoid getting bitten! BuzzPatch uses the most effective, but safe, essential oil combination designed to confuse mosquitoes and hide your kids from their senses.

    BuzzPatch is made using non-woven fabric patches, infused with a combination of Citronella and other essential oils which are perfectly safe for your kids. Unlike topical sprays which contain DEET or Picaridin, BuzzPatch is not only easy to apply, but environment-friendly!

    • Kids aged 0-2 need 1 patch: One patch placed centrally on clothes (ie, on their jumpsuit on the stomach, chest)
    • Kids aged 3-5 need 2 patches: One patch on the top clothes (sweater, t-shirt) and one on the shorts.
    • Kids aged 6+ and parents need 2-4 patches: One patch on the clothing next to each exposed limb (one on the sleeve of both the left and right arm, and if wearing shorts, one on the left and right side of the shorts)