Cancun Living with The Ritz-Carlton

Photo Credit: Christian Bendek

This week on…Moti Goes to The Beach.

Just kidding, except I actually did go to the beach, but this time It was the coast of Mexico! I was invited to call The Ritz-Carlton my home for a weekend in Cancun and here is how that went down.

Mexico is known to have the best service. The staff over at The Ritz-Carlton are always thinking ahead and driving defensively. While i was there I personally never felt like I needed something or I was missing anything since I already had or the staff member was right behind me with whatever it was I needed. It’s a great feeling! Especially when you’re on vacation.

5 Things to Do in Cancun:

Have dinner @ The Chef’s Table
One of the best meals I’ve had in a really long time. Chef Mara invited us into her kitchen, which was a super intimate and personal setting, where we had the chance to experience Mara doing her magic behind the counter and then tasting it. The menu for the night was Mexican, my absolute favorite, with a local touch. Mara’s presentation was exquisite, and every dish looked like a piece of art. The 6-course +17185527479meal included various wines from Mexico, ceviche, tacos and of course Mexican doughnuts drizzled in chocolate. This was one of my favorite experiences in 2017, I kid you not. For more information and to book your reservation CLICK HERE.

Cirque du Soleil JOYà
I’ve been to Vegas many times, however, this is my first Cirque du Soleil show I’ve ever experienced. Prepare yourselves for 90 minute show packed with entertainment! The show takes place about 45 minutes outside of Cancun and offers a list of options to enjoy the show including a delicious dinner prior to the show. For more information and to book tickets, visit their site HERE.

Visit Isla Mujeres
Cancun is very much an beach town, but there are so many cool towns outside of it like Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. It’s a colorful town and a great place to hit the beach, but also there’s a big market filled with small shops and places to eat and drink.

Get a Massage @ The Ritz-Carlton Spa
The BEST massage hands down. I’ve had a dozen massages my entire life, but this one hit the ball park for me. It was a hot-stone massage by Talia (ask for her!), and it was the most soothing and relaxing experience I’ve had in a while. For more information and to book your massage, visit their site HERE.

Rent a Cabana By The Beach
If you’re looking to relax by the beach, there’s no other way to do than in a cabana by the beach. Along with beach chairs each cabana has a hammock that is perfect to lay in. Additionally, while I was on the beach enjoying a cocktail, one of the staff members was coming around giving out head massages and then placing a cold, ice cold, towel and cucumbers over your eyes. I now can tell you what heaven feels like.

 

Denim Daze in Express 

Photo Credit: Eric Christian

Denim has become an identity to so many, if not everyone, in the world. Think about it, how many pairs of denim do you own? How often do you wear them? Pretty often. I own about 28 pairs and I would say I wear a pair 5 or 6 times a week.

I like simple jeans, not too distressed, although I would 100% opt-in for a pair with minor rips on the knee. Black, faded black, bleach blue, and true blue denim are my favorite washes.

Today, I’m sharing with y’all a pair that I got from Express, the slim light-wash blue stretch jeans. If you’re anything like me, and like to walk a lot and are constantly on the go, I would strongly recommend a pair with stretch, like these guys. The Neutral color allows you to pair them up anyway you would like, from a tank-top to a hoodie.

I shot this in Nolita by one of my favorite lunch spots, La Esquina! (if you like Mexican, this is a must try in the city!)

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Shirt, T-Shirt, JeansExpress

This post was created in partnership with Express*

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Express. The opinions and text are all mine.

Jumping in Bed with Joseph Abboud Bedding

Photo Credit: James Creel

Bedding- Joseph Abboud

I recently moved into a new place earlier this year in downtown Manhattan. It’s both super exciting and stressful dressing up my apartment, but I’m finally getting close! Here’s a little peak into my bedroom.

I’ve partnered with Sam Salem & Son, a leading manufacturer of branded and private label home-fashion products for major retailers since 1944, to dress up my bedroom with one of their brands, and one of my favorite american designer specializing in tailoring, Joseph Abboud.

I’ve been sleeping on it for about a week now, and I’m obsessed to say the least. The quality is superb and the attention to detail is on point. I’m really digging the brown and gray color scheme, plus the throw pillows complete the bed. The set is super masculine and versatile so it can go well with any kind of bed essentially.

In addition to Joseph Abboud, Sam Salem & Son design and manufacture bedding under the brands, Posh Home, Organic essentials, Kathy Ireland, Vintage Classic and Rampage.

You can shop the Joseph Abboud set directly at Bed Bath & Beyond, in-store or online.

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