Ms. Travel Chic: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Travel Chic Thursday: Weekly Deals

It's Travel Chic Thursday! Here are this week's best deals! 


Rates as low as $83/night for a cozy long weekend in Lake Delevan, Wisconsin. Spa, shopping and relaxation awaits. Book this deal here!
Ms Travel Chic Tip: Make dinner reservations at the Baker House and enjoy a beautiful view of the lake, outdoor seating and a stylish hat to wear when you walk in this 1920's themed mansion turned restaurant. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Verses & Flow Recap and Carl Thomas Interview

This past Thursday (Jan 24th) I attended the swanky Verses & Flow event in Chicago. Verses & Flow are a series of events (sponsored by Lexus) that showcases musical and spoken word talent.  Past performers have included Luke James, Elle Varner and Musiq.

On this night at the modern and spacious Chicago Illuminating Company venue we snacked on heavy appetizers, enjoyed cocktails from an open bar and checked out the new Lexus GS parked inside.  Spoken word artists Sonya Renee and Rudy Francisco entertained the crowd with their moving and soulful poetry. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

57th Presidential Inauguration Recap: Why I love DC!

Official White House Photo. Jan 20, 2013 Swearing In.
This past weekend I was in our nation’s capitol for the 57th Presidential Inauguration of Barack H. Obama.  I attended his first historic inauguration in 2009 and didn’t want to miss his last one! I must say that as an African American I was even more excited and emotional as this particular day had significant meaning.  
Jan 21st marked 1) The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have a Dream Speech” 2) The U.S. holiday and celebration of MLK day . 3) The re-election of the first African American President. (You did it twice America!) I couldn’t help but get emotional that day standing in the midst of history! AMAZING!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ways to save on food while traveling

When planning a trip it’s very easy to budget for hotel, transportation and tours since you have the figures up front. However it can be a bit more complicated to anticipate what you will end up spending on food once you arrive.

Here are some tips to help you save money when dining out on your travel journey:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chic Travel Outfits: Inaugural Edition

Every month I will be featuring a guest blogger! If you are interested in guest blogging, just let me know:)

Today's guest post comes from the stylish Ms. Ebby K from Elevated Inspirations! Connect with Ebby K on Twitter @itsebbyk and Facebook Fan Page.  
It is time to CELEBRATE!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Travel Chic Thursday: Weekly Deals

It's Travel Chic Thursday! Here are this week's best deals!

Orbitz is having their 2013 kick off cruise sale! Book now to take advantage of reduced rates, excursion credits and airfare deals. Lots of savings!

Ms. Travel Chic Tip: Traveling during the off peak season (Aug – Oct) guarantees you the best deal!

Click here to book these deals! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What's in my Bag? My Chic Travel Essentials

I’m on the road or in the air quite often for both work and personal trips. 

Whether it’s a road trip, quick overnight stay or weeklong vacation, I have a few go to travel essentials that are a “MUST PACK” on my checklist

…and of course they are chic and stylish!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Travel Chic Thursday: Weekly Deals


Travel Chic Thursday is a new weekly feature! I will compile what I feel are some of the best internet travel deals of the week, along with my tips and recommendations. 

Fabulous vacations can easily be budget friendly!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Perfectly Imperfect

Happy New Year!
Last year when I kicked off 2012 I said I wasn’t going to make New Years Resolutions rather I was going to make a “Commitment List”.

It was very ambitious: Blog weekly, wake up at 6:15am. on Wednesdays, go to boot camp 3 times/week, pray and journal every night, only spend 1hr on Facebook a day and go out to eat ONCE a week.

I kept this up for 3 weeks and after that all bets were off! It was clear I had commitment issues. I initially started to beat myself up about what a failure I was for not being able to discipline myself to stick with "the list".