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Winter Escape: Cartagena

In just a short two weeks JPC and I will be taking our talents to… SOUTH AMERICA. We’ll be beach bound, eating seafood and pounding cocktails. It will be our first ever vacation alone.

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Photo via BoomsBeat

I love to travel over the holidays – to be there is no better present that a white sand beach when there is typically 10 feet of snow on the ground at home. This year – we’ll be spending Christmas, JPC’s birthday and New Year’s in Cartagena, a beautiful coastal city in Colombia… heavy on Caribbean and Spanish influence (colonization will do that).

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To prep and get in the mood I’ve been reading Love in The Time of Cholera, as author Gabriel Garcia Márquz, spent much of his life in Cartagena. Not only will I be knocking off a 2013 resolution of visiting a new country, but I’ll also be hitting the South American continent for the first time…ever. 

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My new double framed sunnies from Re/Dress, picked up at The Flea! 

So, beaching it up in the middle of Winter calls for some serious shopping – after all, there’s nothing like celebrating the sun after not seeing it for a few months. Here’s my list of must-haves: 

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