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Bermuda Travel Diary | The Hamilton Princess

Explore my Bermuda looks! Being so busy with the new house, our travels have been nonexistent this year.. and believe me I’ve been feening! We were heading to New York last month for my cousin’s engagement so I wanted to tack on a few extra days to squeeze in a mini-vacay.…

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Island Style | Bermuda

Hello from The Hamilton Princess Bermuda! I just wanted to quickly share my OOTD (& Iya’s!) from today before heading off to bed. Guys, Bermuda is AMAZING!!! I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting it to be like this.. I was thinking hmm ok an island that’s kind of Caribbean but…

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A Little R&R @ Caesar’s Palace | Las Vegas

My girls & I squeezed in a little getaway to Vegas a few weeks ago, after weeks of traveling for Suniya and 24/7 momming for Saira & myself, some pampering is exactly what we needed & man were we spoiled!! Caesar’s Palace hosted us in their newly renovated Palace Tower Premium Suite (+ attached Premium Studio) and not only was it luxurious… it was so huge!! A king bedroom, double queen bedroom, 4 bathrooms, walk in closets, dining room, living room, foyer.. seriously the works! We woke up to awesome views of the pool and Caesar’s Palace is conveniently located right in the middle of the strip making it easy to walk or cab it anywhere. The lazy girl in me especially loved having great nightlife right on the property because I was able to head back to the room so easily when my feet were killing at Omnia hahah grandma life! We actually didn’t leave the property as much as I thought we would at all — between the Forum Shops, restaurants, & nightlife, there was no reason to! I really do need to come back this summer to see Mariah Carey at the Colosseum, so bummed she was on hiatus during my visit!

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Mommy & Me Take Mexico | Banyan Tree Mayakoba

I never quite agreed with the whole It Takes a Village philosophy with raising children; but I wholeheartedly believe in the tribe. The bonds we form throughout different stages of our lives are so special and they don’t usually form overnight.. until now. Motherhood has been such a magic potion for practically instantaneous, incredible friendships. It truly is a sisterhood.

Nothing can prepare you for those first few months: healing from a major medical event, sleep deprivation, hormones, night sweats, frustration, worry, self-doubt, and sheer joy. Luckily, the long list before the silver lining was bearable and worth it, Iya is worth it. My local mom friends are absolutely amazing and so supportive but their babies were walking talking toddlers. I’d lay awake at night feeling like I was the only one never sleeping and spend my days talking to one little human who couldn’t respond yet, not even with a smile. The feeling of isolation was defeating (but that eventual first smile for mommy was EVERYTHING 🙂 ).

I’ve known Saira & Zaineb via Instagram for some time but not on a personal level. Their babies are a few months older than Iya so I found myself connecting with each of them individually for advice (& just some company!), while they were doing the same with each other. We had quite the mom love-triangle goin’ on.. until one of us started a group chat and the rest is history! <3 These girls helped me through so many new trials, e-wiped my tears, sent me in fits of belly laughs, and always encouraged me to be the very best ME! We'd turn to each other on our low days and share the joys of even the tiniest of milestones. A great support system and a little bit of self-care is so so important. A good mommy needs to be a well cared for mommy! Back in September we stayed up late one night sending each other TBTs reminiscing over our pre-mom days (& bodies LOL) and began planning a girls-trip to just get away and get a break. We very quickly realized that it wasn't our babies or our responsibilities that we needed a break from, but rather the monotony of daily life...

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Whistler with BECCA Cosmetics | Canada

Iya’s first international trip, y’all! This time last week I was cuddled up with my lovebug in the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia! BECCA Cosmetics invited me to celebrate the launch of their holiday palettes, the Aprés Ski Glow Collection, and they were so accommodating with me bringing my daughter along. Iya is just shy of four months old and is exclusively breast-fed so there’s no chance of us being separated any time soon, neither of us are ready! I already got sappy about it on Instagram, so I’ll spare you the dramatics but BECCA welcoming us with open arms truly meant a lot. I had all kinds of anxieties about becoming a mother in this industry, thinking I wouldn’t be able to travel anymore or really participate in things but so far even with the challenges, my work-life balance has been incredible. Gotta roll with the punches!

Shop BECCA’s Aprés Ski Glow Collection

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