Lifestyle with Bohemian Bias

Located on at the top of Mill Street in Newport, Rhode Island, Bohemian Bias is a funky boho-chic boutique that is filled with beautiful women's wear and accessories that ooze girl power with swagger.  Each season's collection is carefully curated by shop owner Alexis Souza, an Aquidneck Island native.  Her love for fashion and funky personal style is clearly marked throughout the store's interior.  Pom-poms, dried flowers, retro roller skates, vintage vinyl album covers, and stunning rugs and travel trunks are utilized as the shop's decor and a provide a cool aesthetic.  

Shot over a brisk but balmy February morning, the babes of Bohemian Bias channeled their inner "she-woman" and slayed this super fun photo shoot.  Make sure to follow Bohemian Bias on Instagram to stay up to date on the shop's local happenings.

Ireland - The Emerald Green Isle

With non-stop flights direct from Providence to Shannon, Cork or Dublin with Norwegian Air - Getting to Ireland has never been easier.  Norwegian Air offers comfortable, new planes with airfare at a fraction of the cost from rival airline carriers.  My husband and I were thrilled to be in Ireland within four and a half hours.  

Stationed in the surfer town of Lahinch in Country Clare - we explored the surrounding areas during our whirlwind 3 Day/4 Night stay.  I found the most impressionable areas to be the Wild Atlantic Highway, famous for the Cliffs of Moher and County Clare's area named "The Burren."  The Burren is dominated by a karst landscape of limestone.  Its geographical expanse reaches from the uplands of north western Clare, bounded by Galway Bay and the Atlantic extending well into the Gort plain, encompassing Coole Park and the lakes around it.

Free from children, we stopped at almost every church, prehistoric monolith and geographically significant vantage point, all while enjoying the local pub fare along the way.  An amazing location for fresh Irish gastronomy is Monk’s Bar & Seafood Restaurant, in Ballyvaughan.  Set on a picturesque harbor overlooking tidal flats and coastal islands beyond, we dined on the best oysters we have ever had.  Followed by a delicious seafood stew accompanied by brown bread and the most amazing dessert, we left fortified to contiue our travels.  

Curaçao- La Isla Bonita

Curaçao, located just a few miles of the coast of Venezuela - is a Dutch Caribbean island, part of the Netherlands Antilles.  It also happens to be the birthplace of my father and where my paternal family still reside.  Almost every year since my birth, our family heads down to reconnect with our roots, and bask in the sun and sea.  I never take for granted the beauty of the warm azure blue waters, candy colored streets of downtown Willemstad, and the sincere embraces of all our family.  The arid backdrop of the Curaçao’s natural flora and fauna only intensify the surrounding colors of the architecture and sea.

This is our family's happy place, where we come to escape the Northeast winter, relax and rejuvenate our souls...