Author Archives: Lindsay Carreiro

About Lindsay Carreiro

Lindsay Carreiro is the woman behind Fashionista's Travel. She is obsessed with fashion and style, as well as her love for exploring new places. She can be a bit of a wine snob and a sassy pants. Don't say we didn't warn you :)

People Check Emails on their Smartphones. 5 Tips to Make Sure Yours Get Read.

People Check Emails on their Smartphones. 5 Tips to Make Sure Yours Get Read.

I can’t start the day without checking my iPhone for new emails, calls and messages. And I’m sure most of you are the same, particularly since according to Movable Ink’s most recent data 47% of all sent emails are now opened on smartphones, which alone…

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Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Curacao: Island of Wonder and Intrigue Sunny, warm and charming, Curacao [pronounced 'koo-rah-sow'] is a beautiful resort destination that is relatively unknown to many people. With it’s Dutch Colonial buildings and traditional Caribbean feel, it’s a…

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What’s on tap?

What’s on tap?
What’s on tap?

Happy Friday y’all! It’s pretty rare that I write on a Friday morning but so far it’s been a fabulous day! After talking to a colleague during this dreadful summer job I have going, it was suggested that I write a bit more about weekend’s. It makes sense, weekends make the world go ’round. Everyone is always waiting for the weekend so why not talk about them.

So I ask you, what’s on tap for your weekend? This weekend I don’t have too much going on. Last weekend as you know I was in Maine and that was super awesome!

This is on tap for me:

Tonight: Hanging out with someone who makes my heart happy, after I work until 6pm. Chances are I’ll be passed out by 10pm. Working Friday’s make me so tired–really puts a damper on my night.

Saturday is slightly more exciting.  Getting up a tad early for a much-needed haircut with my favorite hairdresser! There is nothing better than a cut and color to boost a girls mood! Saturday afternoon I will be bridesmaid dress shopping for one of my best friends weddings! I should really lay off the late-night snacks if I’m going to fit into a dress. A couple of weekends ago I went out on a Saturday night and didn’t get home until 4am, that is NOT happening this weekend. I’m hoping to hit up the Hot Club Saturday night for a bit with my friend Jess.

I have nothing planned for Sunday at the moment and that’s kinda how I like it.

Soooo what are you doing this weekend? Here’s hoping its great! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

Sunkissed Summer Tag

Sunkissed Summer Tag
Sunkissed Summer Tag

This post is slightly different from the usual ones around here. After being on Twitter a few days ago, I spotted a tweet from Sydney Kelly that involved questions and answers from Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi). I was inspired by these awesome questions having to do with my favorite time of year! I hope you enjoy the post and feel free to do this in your own blog!

1. What is your go-to product for a sun kissed summer glow?

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Creme!

2. What book would you recommend for a summer read?

The Selection and all 3 books in the series are a great easy, light read. The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games.

3. What’s your signature summer scent this year?

Coach-Poppy is great all year long!

4. The sun is shining and it’s time to get outside! What’s your favorite thing to do?

Hit the beach or go for a drive!

5. You’re on the boardwalk and your stomach is grumbling. What’s your go-to summer beach food?

I love Mexican, especially tacos and margaritas!!

6. Sunscreen is always important, but its a must in the summer! Whats your favorite?

Hawaiian Tropics 30 SPF

7. Sometimes it feels good to chill out and watch Netflix. What shows/movies do you recommend for summer?

Pretty Little Liars is such a great show and all the seasons are available on Netflix!

8. It’s super bright outside! Do you reach for sunglasses or a hat?

Hats are def my thing because I wear prescription glasses!

9. What is your favorite summer jam this year?

Anything by Florida Georgia Line! Really getting into country lately!

10. Must-have nail polish for summer 2014?

I love Butter nail polish as well as NARS! I simply can’t decide!

Summer questions and answers
Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*

Mini-Weekender: Portland, Maine

Mini-Weekender: Portland, Maine
Mini-Weekender: Portland, Maine

I love going away for the weekend and I really love when it’s a spontaneous trip! Well this past weekend I headed up to Portland, Maine for a little beer and some good eats. (ok a lot of beer) Portland is one of those cities that I’ve been to so many times yet find something new to do everytime I am there. If you love to eat and drink, Portland is the place for you.

So where should you stay? I was fortunate enough to stay at The Westin Portland Harborview hotel. Gorgeous views and mouth-watering food is what keeps this place at the top of my list for future places to stay.  A small room with a king size bed is just what was needed to get my min-vacation off to a good start. A view of the harbor on the 7th floor was just what I needed after a long week of work.

Not only does The Westin have spectacular views but it also houses TWO bars, one of them being rooftop. Upstairs you will find a fantastic drink menu, an awesome bartender Diana, and appetizers for that late night snacking. Downstairs in C2 is home to a great drink menu, but an even better cuisine across the board. I was lucky enough to enjoy an amazing breakfast, complete with a mimosa and stuffed french toast!

Stuffed blueberry french toast

Stuffed blueberry french toast

Blueberry mojito

Blueberry mojito

Lets talk about food! My favorite!! There are some great places to eat and drink in Portland. One of them being The Great Lost Bear. I’ve been there before, many years ago, this time was a tad different, I only drank there BUT their food is out of this world. This bar features a great bar food selection and also 69 taps with over 50 craft beers! This girl LOVES craft beer.

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Seadog Blueberry

 

Another place to eat, which wasn’t one of my favorites BUT they did have something on the menu I thoroughly enjoyed, Buck’s Naked BBQ. If you like poutine then stopping here is a must. The other items on the menu were subpar at best but drinks and poutine, you’ll be alright.

Poutine!

Poutine!

Another restaurant that I visited was DiMillio’s on the Water. If you like great views and good seafood, I would recommend it. There were two other restaurants that I wanted to try but desperately needed reservations for were Street & Co. and Fore Street. If you plan on visiting Portland I highly recommend making reservations.

Overall it was a really great mini-vacation in Portland, Maine. I always have such a great time, eating, drinking and exploring the city. I hope your weekend was great too!

My face sums it all up

My face sums it all up

 

Thanks for reading! XOXO *Lindsay*