I’ve always been in awe of the creative works of Brazilian native, Roberto Burle Marx, a conservationist and legendary landscape architect who’s most noted for his wavy sidewalk patterns on the pavement of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. He used plants as anyone else would use paint pigments. I was delighted to recently visit @nybg that has a tribute to him that’s open until September 29. #gardens #NewYorkBotanicalGarden #botanicalgardens #landscapedesign #landscapephotography #plants
I’m very excited to give everyone a sneak peak of an innovative food and fitness book that I co-authored with my friend, Lisa Natoli. It’s called “The Yum Factor: Changing Your Attitude Toward Food and Fitness.” As many people know, I’m a nutritionist and exercise physiologist. And Lisa, who had long struggled with weight, asked me to counsel her. This book describes how she slowly lost some 60 pounds, and kept it off. People who see how awesomely great she looks and how happy she is ask her what diet she follows? No diet. What special food she eats? No special foods. What supplements she takes? No dietary supplements. What fitness regimen she follows? No special equipment, health club routine or fitness trainer. What does Lisa tell everyone when they ask her: “What did you do?” “I thought differently,” she’ll say. That’s what our book is about. It’s about the psychology of eating and being fit. Shortly, it will be available as an ebook on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles as well as a paperback. I’m really delighted to have worked with Lisa, and happy with how our book turned out. I know everyone who is interested and wants to change how they think about food and fitness will benefit from our book. @lisanatoli #diet #food #fitness #weight #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #weighlossjourney #stayfit #successful #successfulweightloss #nodieting
What a perfect intimate locale for a glass of wine. This is a cave in the rear of Grota, a recently opened restaurant in Funchal, Madeira. When I visited, everyone was attracted to the large, well lighted main room, leaving me delightfully all by myself with the massive stone walls and a ceiling lined with boulders, enjoying a full bodied Portuguese red. #Portugal #Wine #bar #interior #cave #Europe #travel #travelphotography #photography #womanphotographer #womantraveler #womantravel #winebar #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplanet
Save The Date: July 27 - noon to 6pm. That is the one day when I’ll be selling my new Made in America cross-body bags and my 7-in-1 Travel Wallets. Looking forward to seeing everyone! There’ll be a special Pop-Up discount on the wallets!
Save The Date: July 27 - noon to 6pm. Lowery Plaza - 40th Street in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. I’ll be selling my new cross-body bags and 7-in-1 Travel Wallets. The Pop-Up is easily accessible to the #7 line. Looking forward to seeing everyone! There’ll be a special Pop-Up discount on the wallets!
On Viti Levu, the largest of the Fijian islands and the one with the international airport and capital city of Suva, contemporary art, including outdoor sculptures, is abundant. #Fiji #SouthPacific #islands #art #sculpture #travel #travelphotography
Staying at the Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji is idyllic on oh-so many levels. Not only do all the villas have private pools, but this is a resort that educates the guest in sustainability and Fijian culture and crafts. #Fiji #SouthPacific #islands #sustainability #pools #travelphotography #travel #photography #landscapephotography #landscape
This is the scene that many of the guests at Castaway Island, Fiji, a resort on a private island, wake up to. North Beach is the focus of the myriad water-based and many other activities, including a massage table set up on the golden sands at the end of this beach where, at low-tide, you can walk around the rocky point to yet another and more desolate beach. (You can also kayak there.) #Fiji #water #landscapephotography #landscape #travel #travelphotography #beach #sandy #sand #SouthPacific #massage
The sunrises and sunsets are especially dramatic at Castaway Island, Fiji, a resort on a private island. Walking or jogging along the beachfront with its fine sands or sipping a chilled white wine at the Sundowner, which sits along the waterfront, are two of many ways to take in the scenic vistas. #Fiji #water #sunset #sunrise #landscapephotography #landscape #travelphotography #travel #naturephotography #nature #beach #sand #SouthPacific