Saturday, March 26, 2011

53 days

... 53 days until our next trip to Florida ... can the time go any slower???

We've decided to splurge and stay Club Level/Concierge at the Polynesian again ... this time Garden View rather than Theme Park View (the Garden View rooms are in the same building - Hawaii). We'll see if we miss the view ... for $200 less/night for our dates, I'm thinking the GV will be just fine for us!

Our ADRs for Disney have been booked:
~ Friday, May 20th - brekkie at Kona Cafe
~ Saturday, May 21 - lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby
~ Monday, May 23 - lunch at Le Cellier; dinner at Biergarten
~ Tuesday, May 24 - dinner at California Grill
~ Wednesday, May 25 - dinner at Bongos

After our first few days at Disney, we'll be heading over to the Wyndham to spend some quality time with our dysfunctional extended family at Spooky Empire's May-Hem. Spooky has become a staple in our October vacation - and last year, Petey and Gina decided to add another show in May to try and get some of the celebs that aren't able to make it in October ... and of course we had to arrange our May vacation to coincide with the May-Hem show - we wouldn't think of missing it! As much as we love Disney and Universal, our vacations to Florida are very much becoming a time to get together will all our friends with Disney/Universal taking a back seat.

I'm actually excited for May-Hem ... with celebs like Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Alex Winter plus many of the actors from the new Walking Dead series, plus with all our extended family there, I know it'll be a most awesome time!!!

Is it time to leave yet????

Monday, March 21, 2011

An Alternative to Birchbox ...

For those of us living in Canada who are unable to take part in the monthly Birchbox, we finally have something similar ... The Luxe Box by Loose Button!!

Luxe Box is currently invite only, but you can sign up to place your name on the wait list. I did and within a couple days received an invitation and have placed an order for my first Luxe Box - which will be shipped the week of April 11th. I can't wait to see what's in it!!

For those of you not familiar with Birchbox, it's an online website which delivers deluxe beauty samples to your door each month for $10. The samples are all from name brand, popular beauty companies like Benefit, Korres, Laura Mercier, Nars and Stila.

The Loose Button Luxe Box is $9.95 and samples are from brands such as Clinique, Christian Dior, Lancome, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Nars, OPI, and Chanel. Everything is included in the $9.95 rate, including shipping, and you will receive a box filled with three to five deluxe beauty samples ranging from skincare and make-up to fragrance, body and haircare.

Interested? Just go to where you can sign-up to be placed on the waiting list.