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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.

 

The 35th Annual America’s Cup Presented by Louis Vuitton

Photo credit: Christian Bendek

Back in Bermuda, and yes, many assume I live here now , and I’m not mad about it. This time I’m visiting the beautiful island for the 35th Annual America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton.

This is my second time at the America’s cup, third time in Bermuda (this year, I’m basically Bermudian.) We got to watch the semi-finals boat-side where New Zealand soared, and eventually won the title this past weekend. For the occasion I wore some of my favorite pieces from the Louis Vuitton’s America’s Cup collection.

The first night we arrived we had an opening dinner at the government house where we wined and dined along side the CEO of LV, Michael Burke, and some bermudian’s  politicians.

I called the Princess Hamilton my home for the weekend, one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever stayed at, which also has a really good restaurant called Marcus.

In between the races we hit the beautiful beaches, particularly The Hamilton’s beach which is a short 10 minute ride from the hotel.

 

Celebrating 10 years with Orlebar Brown #OBsAroundTheWorld

Orange Jack Swim Trunks, Yellow Setter Swim Trunks, Sammy Toweling Shirt –Orlebar Brown

This year marks the 10 year anniversary for the British swimwear brand, Orlebar Brown. To celebrate the new summer collection, OB Invited me to try out the new threads in sunny Bermuda. This was my second time visiting the small-yet-beatufiul island.

My first time I was exposed to Orlebar Brown was about 4 years ago in Project Las Vegas where I had the chance to customize a bespoke pair which I own till today! And, I’m not just saying this, but as a skinny guy that likes clothing fitted, I’ve never found a pair of swim trunks that fit me as well as OB.

The new collection features a new style called The “Jack,” a sporty rendition of the classic Bull Dog, see the orange trunks above, which is made out of a sporty and super lightweight nylon.

Orlebar Brown is considered the Ferraris and Bentleys of Swimwear. Their sartorial approach to swimwear set them a part from the rest of the market.  They recently launched a collaboration with Beautiful Destinations and DJ Sam Feldt. 

 

 

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