BMWK Weekend Travel Guide: South Beach Baby!

BY: - 24 Nov '12 | Lifestyle

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When you think of weekend getaway destinations, a lot places come to mind. One of the most popular vacation destinations is Miami and South Beach. Known as the American (French) Riviera, South Beach is a celebrity in its own right. Versace made if the hot destination of the 90s and today’s celebrity set vacation there often and some even own vacation homes there on the infamous Star Island.

On any given Sunday you might see Diddy, Jennifer Lopez or Kelly Rowland strolling along South Beach or checking into one of the fabulous hotels. Miami/South Beach is also known for its colorful art deco buildings and luxurious boutique hotels. One of the most popular South Beach hotels is the Hotel Victor. It is a favorite of celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Tank and Rachel Ray. The hotel is home to 3 bars (that serve South Beach’s best Mojito), Spa V, Vix Restaurant, a private beach club, fitness center and suites with private balconies and some with private outdoor showers. The Hotel Victor is luxury redefined and it even has an exclusive curvaceous rimless pool for guests.

You too can experience the Hotel Victors’ fabulous vibe and luxurious art deco style (from) $189 per night. (Rates generally start at $229 an night and up). This deal is for JetSetter members only. Membership pays and its FREE! To join JetSetter or to book this deal for yourself visit www.JetSetter.com. If you want to treat yourself to a wonderful holiday getaway, now’s the time. Holiday dates are still available. Book yours today.

By The Travelin Diva (Kirstin N. Fuller)

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** A $20 (per day) resort fee will be added to your purchase at check out.

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Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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  1. Kirstin (aka The Travelin Diva)

    Wow! I would love to be sitting poolside with a mojito right about now. This hotel is gorgeous. Just stop by and peak inside next time you are on South Beach.

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The Problem With Being Natural! 4 Ways to Deal With Natural Hair Nazis

BY: - 29 Nov '12 | Home

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I love being able to jump in the shower, run a couple of miles or sit out in the sun without worrying about my hair ‘shrinking up’ and ‘ruining my style’. You see my hair (in it’s natural state) is curly, kinky and fabulous! Four years ago, I made a decision to go natural. I was tired of my hair ‘breaking off’ and not growing; so I decided to be drastic- I stopped getting relaxers. The majority of my family and friends thought I was crazy- they even tried to persuade me to wear my hair straight so that I could look ‘professional’. Needless to say,  I showed them…..When in a year’s time, not only did I have a new job, but my hair was longer than theirs!

So with all of the great things that I’ve gotten to experience because my hair is natural, there are still things that make me want to ‘fly off the handle’.  Mainly,  natural hair Nazis that try to tell me what I have to do to be natural. Before I go any further, let me tell you exactly what a natural hair Nazi is.

Natural Hair Nazi- (n)- a person who wears their hair natural and attempts to tell others what other naturals can/cannot do with their hair. They routinely go on social media and question if someone is really natural.

You see, occasionally I wear my hair straight. According to the natural hair Nazis, this is a violation of the rules of wearing your hair natural. Occasionally, I get color in my hair. According to the natural hair Nazis, this is a violation. I’m here today to tell every person who wears their hair natural, but who attempts to put perimeters on what defines being a natural,  that they need to take a seat.

That’s right. Sit down and be quiet. Being natural is just what the word means- a person without a relaxer (chemicals) in their hair. Women don’t have to wear their hair in an afro to be natural. Women can wear their hair straight and be considered natural. Women can get their hair braided, and wear weaves, and still be natural. Being natural is not a club that requires a membership that can be revoked by these card toting mean girls.

So what do you do if you’re experiencing natural hair Nazis in your journey to transition to being natural?

Follow these four steps to regain your sanity and deal with these ‘dream killers’.

  1.  Stop defending why you’re natural.
  2.  Be happy with the decision that you’ve made.
  3. Understand that not everyone will be supportive.
  4. Tell these Nazis to take a seat.

In the end, being natural was a decision that I am so glad I made. It may be difficult (at times) but my hair has thanked me by growing double it’s length.

BMWK – Have you experienced the Natural Hair Nazis?  What do you say to a person that questions why you are natural or how you are taking care of your hair?  If you are not natural, have the Natural Hair Nazis tried to make you feel bad too?

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Franchesca Warren is writer, author, blogger, educator, runner, entrepreneur, mother and overall BossyGirl. She's currently working on her second book detailing her chronicles of working in two of the roughest urban school districts with a release date of August 2012. You can find her full-time on her blog chronicling her life trying to balance it all and run a marathon by the end of the year. In her spare time she runs her own editing company, The Editing Nerd, and working on the launch of her first magazine. For a daily account of the good, bad and ugly of being a BossyGirl follow her on Twitter!

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