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The Best Day Pack- Ever!
I’m kind of picky when it comes to bags, so when I was looking for a day pack that would also tote my camera, I looked for quite a while. After much comparison and deliberation, I purchased the Lowepro Photo Sport Sling. I adore it- and it is my “go to” bag for active outings.
I love that it isn’t too big- but can still carry a DSLR (or my camera, the Olympus Pen E-PL1 ) and an extra lens in a special, padded pocket. The single strap means I can access the camera and lens without taking the bag off my back. And the myriad of pockets means I have everything else I need, safely stowed and easily accessible.
But my favorite feature of the bag is the rain cover. It was indispensable during a recent, rainy, trip to Ireland. I would keep my camera around my neck and just slip it under the rain cover as we walked.
I highly recommend this bag for any active photographer. Bonus: the orange (which I have) is fun and easy to spot.
Live Like a Rock Star
This travel package inspired by “Rock of Ages,” at the award-winning Sanctuary Hotel in NYC sounds fab for a couples’ weekend!
Ever wonder what it would be like to live like a rockstar? Skip the line at the club, get the star treatment at the hottest restaurants in the city, party all night with your entourage, and allow us to cater to your every need when you stay at the Sanctuary. Choose from any of the VIP add-on amenities below and create the ultimate rockstar experience in NYC, the city where the gliteratti play. Who knows, maybe you’ll even brush shoulders with Bon Jovi.
· 1x bottle (750 ml) of Double Cross vodka to get the party started – $150
· 1x six pack of Amstel Light, naturally – $30
· 2x tickets to the Broadway sensation Rock of Ages – $530
· Dinner for 2 at Catch, the restaurant to “see and be seen” – $250
· Table & bottle service at the Meatpacking District’s hottest nightclub, Simyone Lounge – Minimum $400
· Revamp your look with a rockin’ new haircut at Whittemore House with Larry Raspanti, owner & hairdresser to Bono and The Edge from U2 among many other celebs
o Women’s cut – $150 o Men’s cut – $125 o One degree of separation from Bono – priceless
Rates starting at $269 + tax per night for up to 2 adults. A two-night stay is required, and there is a 1-week cancellation period. This package is subject to availability and does not reflect taxes. Gratuity not included.
Win a 7 Night Yoga Retreat for 2 in Costa Rica
And check out this pool! I could spend a few hours (days) in there!
Once you’ve returned home, you’ll have the opportunity to continue your healing journey courtesy of a prize package furnished by Dashama, which includes a 30 minute coaching Skype session with Dashama herself, her 30 Day Yoga Challenge Program, copies of Dashama’s books: Journey to Joyful and Daily Health Journal, eBooks, DVDs and much more. The winner will also receive $175 in Spa & Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week® to relax body and mind at your choice of over 5,000 spas and wellness locations nationwide.
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