Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Family is ready for the NORWEGIAN GETAWAY #UltimateGetaway @CruiseNorwegian, my SEASICK days are OVER~!

NORWEGIAN GETAWAY rendering, courtesy NCL

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Norwegian Crusoe Line 


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NORWEGIAN GETAWAY rendering, courtesy NCLI was invited by my two favorite Moms Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein,THE MOMS along with my families  to spend the day on board The Norwegian Getaway, in NYC Peir 88. I was very uneasy excepting this invite because I get seasick, and almost got killed on the last ship I was on.  Also the mention of boats and I feel qweezy adding the fact that  I had a horrible experience  on my first cruise. I swore  I would never ever NEVER ever ever get on a cruise ship again. Well here I am a Mom, with a adventurous family and  a invite by  THE MOM's women I trust. This is our day on the NORWEGIAN GETAWAY@CruiseNorwegian


The outside of the  ship is spectacular, my daughter and I love mermaids, and the design with the mermaid  was breathtaking, fun and inviting. So far so good. Norwegian Breakaway revolutionized cruising with its Waterfront and strong connection to New York. Norwegian Getaway will do the same as Miami’s ultimate ship, offering the only way to cruise the Caribbean from Miami with a plethora of incredible features.”


 I was happy to hear that this cruise line has sacred 100 on VSP inspection crew said the Norwegian Getaway is the newest and most advanced cruise vessel on the sea, and has lots of stabilizers and mechanics to keep the ship stable in high seas. I had to ask. The latest engine technology, the pod drive system, improved hydrodynamics as well as effective energy saving, heat recovery and ballast water treatment guarantee an ecological cruise experience at significantly reduced operating costs. Having been a boat owner, this is one BIG ship. 



IMG_3708Similar to sister ship NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY, NORWEGIAN GETAWAY dazzles guests with the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more, and enhances guests’ connection with the ocean.  Norwegian Getaway also features Miami’s coolest place to chill out – the ship’s SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar, featuring Art.IMG_0982I made it..and LOVED it!

Of course  they also have internet connection. YEAH, but so many activities, I don't think we will be using it. Foodies setting sail from Miami on NORWEGIAN GETAWAY can feast in their choice of 27 incredible dining options, including Celebrity Chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian’s three dining concepts: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian; Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar. Buddy Valastro, star of the popular TLC series “Cake Boss” also has an outpost of his famous Carlo’s Bakery onboard, serving up delicious treats like cannolis, lobster tails and specialty cakes.

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For families, Nickelodeon®, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is on board and includes a variety of exciting interactive experiences, along with the opportunity to meet SpongeBob Square Pants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favorites. NORWEGIAN GETAWAY also includes an all new pirate-themed Nickelodeon Kids’ Aqua Park where children can cool off with colorful, whimsical and larger than life Nickelodeon characters from Bikini Bottom.@CruiseNorwegian


My daughters eyes lit up when she saw the  three-story Sports Complex features the Aqua Park with five thrilling water slides, two swimming pools and one of the largest multi-level elevated ropes course that challenge guests to more than 40 different elements, including a zip track.  I will defiantly not be doing the plank IM also afraid of heights. The Plank, a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. For some fun for us NO WAY, but will watch.  A nine-hole miniature golf course is located beneath the ropes course, offering family fun with friendly competition.  A rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and spider web, a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage complete with a spiral slide, round out the activities.


NORWEGIAN GETAWAY offers a variety of flexible accommodations ranging from Studio staterooms specially designed for solo travelers, to balcony and family staterooms and opulent suites in The Haven, the ultimate in luxury accommodationcabin

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Norwegian Getaway’s Day Spa, Medi Spa, Salon and Fitness Center offers guests a world-class rejuvenating experience — a vacation within a vacation. Choose from more than 50 treatments, including hot-stone massages, oxygen facials, acupuncture and age-defying options. Work up a sweat in the Fitness Center, featuring free weights, TRX training, the latest cardio equipment and a schedule full of classes. After a workout or spa treatment, head to the Thermal Suite, a wonderland featuring steam room, dry sauna, Vitality pool, hot tubs, waterfalls and heated tile loungers. And don’t miss the Salt Room, a Norwegian exclusive, created to mimic the natural, highly therapeutic salt caves in Eastern Europe and created to soothe mind, body and soul. – See more at:  Norwegian Getaway - Spa

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IMG_3543I loved how they had internet connection!

We had a GREAT time, with this ship and the staff is amazing all proud and happy! What more can I ask for?”

IMG_2291Captain Myre and the entire team on board look  we look forward to board the #UltimateGetaway! I ready to try again!


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Big Heart Fundraiser at Nicholas Day Spa & Salon!

IMG_0897Nicholas Day Spa & Salon, my favorite Salon. As an entrepreneur and environmentalist I feel  it's important to support local businesses in our community.I love this event  because it a mixture of everything that is good, worthy causes helping heart disease and Operation Prom, a charity that helps girls who cannot afford the dress, hair and makeup to go to their prom, Operation prom makes a lot of ladies dreams come true. Nicholas Day Spa & Salon has always been a big supporter of this charity helping the ladies feel beautiful for their special night. 

 Silpada makes beautiful Sterling silver jewelry take a preview at For every piece purchased a donation will be made, plus the customer will receives 10% off services at Nicholas Day Spa.  This is going to be a great day, to feel well on the inside and look fabulous on the outside.

 Stop in for a sip and see, that means even if you do not have an appointment all are welcome, check out some jewelry & services, have a bite and chat with us say hi, find out the newest about the newest beauty treatments for 2014. It will be a lot of fun to get glamor up and help worthy causes. 

Nick's BIG HEART FUNDRAISER, kicks off on January 25th, and you are invited to take part in the festivities at Nicholas Day Spa & Salon (203 Wolfs Lane). In honor of Heart Awareness Month and Operation Prom. Silpada (sterling silver Jewelry) has teamed up with our favorite spa for a RED HEART promotion! A portion of the precedes will support the fight heart disease and Operation Prom! TO make it even hotter, with every purchase receives 10% off your salon & spa service!
Nicholas Day Spa & Salon
203 Wolfs Lane

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Give your kids a DEBIT card, they learn very QUICKLY about Money!

Mom's, listen up, the best thing I ever did was give my kid a debit card!  Your child will learn more from this then you can even imagine. Some kids just see us pull out our credit cards and wala instant merchandise. I wanted to show the process, as a entrepreneur I encouraged my daughter to "take the challenge" and  start a "FUN" business over  the summer. I took it a step further and gave her a debit card to buy whatever she wanted as long as she was accountable for the money in the account.  The debit card  was in my name, her possession, kept tight in in her  little cupcake wallet in her bag.

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The way you eat your pizza can reveal what type of “lover”or Mayor (Bill de Blasio) you are! By Cherie Corso

The way you eat your pizza can tell what type of "lover" or Mayor (Bill de Blasio) you are! By Cherie Corso

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.. — Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking a beating for using utensils to eat his Goodfella's Pizza during a visit to the Staten Island restaurant Friday afternoon. This cracked me up because I have a whole theory on how to tell what type of lover  a person is by how they eat their pizza.102759067-mayor-bill

I like to think NYC is the pizza capital of the USA,  I see it all in the melting pot of NYC, when it comes to pizza eating. 

1".The FOLDER" taking a slice and bending it: Type of love: not afraid to to take charge and and cover all the bases. I think the "folder" would run the city very well! I hear our former Mayor Bloomberg  only folded his pizza.

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