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Sandals Grande Antigua Review – Pros and Cons

Sandals Grande Antigua, St. John’s, is suggested as the best Sandals Resort for Honeymooners.  I can attest to this as my husband and I spent our honeymoon at this location. It is certainly a beautiful, romantic spot perfect for the couple looking to celebrate their marriage. I recently arranged a pros and cons of Sandals Grenada. One of my blog followers asked that I write a similar review of Sandals Grande Antigua. Without further ado, here are my candid thoughts on the 10 pros and cons of Sandals Antigua. (They are not in any particular order nor are they weighted. Disclosure: Some of the product links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. This helps keep my blog running!) Location: Sandals Grande Antigua, St. John’s Dickenson Bay Sandals Antigua opened in 1993, which…

My First Warby Parker Experience

For all my glasses wearing friends out there, have you tried Warby Parker? I have worn prescription glasses since I was diagnosed as nearsighted way back in the first grade. Frames have come a LONG way since then. how is warby parker different First, you no longer are limited to the variety sold to you at your local optometrist office. Warby Parker has an array of unisex glasses in all sizes, shapes and colors. Second, you no longer are confined to the pricing structure at one vendor. You can choose from Warby Parker’s affordable glasses. Most insurance carriers cover the frames and lenses from this shop. The last time we purchased glasses from our local optometrist, our bill was over $400! Our two pairs of glasses from Warby Parker after insurance were $100. We were shocked by the savings. Third, you can try on lenses in the store (Without your…

Things To Do In Charlotte: Duke Mansion Gardens

Are you looking for a date idea, things to do in Charlotte or a free event for the family? Check out the Duke Mansion Gardens. They have been on my date idea list for a while now. A reminder popped up on my calendar Friday night and we decided to give it a try first thing Saturday morning. visitor info The 4.5+ acres of Southern gardens are located at Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road in Charlotte. They are open to the public for free during daylight hours. Just be sure to call the front desk ahead of time. There might be a private function and there won’t be access to the gardens. The number to call is 704-417-4000. I took my own advice and called the night before. Unfortunately, no one answered. We took our chances and arrived bright and early at 9AM. There was a bridal party in the…

Things To Do In Charlotte: UNC Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite things to do is to discover free local events and places in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have an ongoing list of date ideas. I place them sporadically on the calendar and am pleasantly surprised when they pop up. This past weekend, I had the Charlotte Botanical Gardens earmarked for Saturday morning. We had a few errands to run in the South End (Warby Parker), but had the morning open. The UNC Gardens open at 9AM and parking is free anywhere on campus on the weekends. The UNC Charlotte Gardens consist of 10 acres of land with wooded trails and gardens and a greenhouse with exotic plants.  It is a beautiful spot for a picnic and would be a great place to escape the heat during the summer months. Rhododendrons were in full bloom and the forest was popping with color. It was an overcast day, which…