Wanderlust For The Atlantis Resort + Liebster Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Now that the weather has been slowing getting warmer, even though it's going to get cold AGAIN next week, my wanderlust and traveling bug has been kicked in full force. I have been entering contests to win trips to various warm places to no avail, I've even been dreaming about laying in the sand underneath the warm sun. I might have a problem....
It's so weird to say I've never actually been to a place that was specifically somewhere on a beach where you could lay out in your swimsuit and tan. My family trips while I was growing up was always somewhere in the Midwest, and it was either winter already or beginning to become it. I use to watch those Mary-Kate & Ashley movies and dream about being a character in one of them. You know the ones where they always had the money to go traveling to some place ridiculously amazing? My favorite one is when they went to Atlantis in the Bahamas, 'Island in the Sun,' and spent their time going to parties and kissing cute boys. Ever since then I've wanted to go to this place since it seems absolutely breathtaking. I mean, look at these pictures! That water is so inviting and the lounge areas/rooms look so comfortable. I wish places this nice didn't have to be so expensive to go to. But if anyone ever wants to go with me someday, let me know! I'd be so down to split the bill with someone, haha. I guess for now I will just sit back and dream about the sun, drinking a nice cold beer and wearing maxi dresses again. Ahhhhh, yes please.

And now, while you're still dreaming also, I found out I got nominated for a Liebster Award! Thank you to the beautiful, becoming Hayley for the nomination. This is a beautiful celebration of finding new blogs and inspiring people to continue pursuing their passion. I am not going to nominate anyone since I know a lot of you already have been, so hope you all at least enjoy reading my answers.

The rules are as follows: - You post 11 random facts about yourself.
- You answer 11 questions that the person who nominated you will post.
- And finally, you choose 11 new blogs with under 200 followers for their Liebster Award!
1. I am a big hopeless romantic and always have been. I like to believe that there is a love out there for everyone, but sometimes it just takes awhile for everyone to find it.
2. I have been doubting myself for quite awhile now since I graduated college. I've been applying to various jobs since September and have not gone to one interview. It has dragged me down and made very stressed. I just want to be happy in a job that I am passionate about.
3. The last food I would ever want to eat before I died would be a New York-style pizza with all of my favorite toppings.
4. I may be involved in a lot of fandom, but I just can't become too involved in it because it stresses me out. People be crazy obsessed sometimes!
5. I believe dogs are > cats.
6. I think I will always have body issues but I am slowly trying to overcome them as I grow older.
7. If I never have children I will be perfectly content on just being an Aunt to my two nephews.
8. Singing out loud in my bedroom is one of my favorite pastimes.
9. I love my sense of humor, even though it can be very odd sometimes.
10. Books will always be favorite thing to do before I fall asleep. It has to be a hard or soft cover though.
11. I may be a little obsessed with handbags. I have over 25 of them.
1. If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, famous or not, who would it be?
This is a tough question, I have been going back and forth on who I would really want to get to know and spend a day with. Two people are in the forefront of my mind, but I will go with the one that I think I'd get the most interesting knowledge from. Jane Austen.... I mean, I think we're kindred souls and it'd be amazing to just see her process and her mind work.
2. Who is your style icon and why?
Keira Knightley is flawless in her fashion choices. She is quintessentially British and has the best designers at her fingertips where she can pick and choose what she wears to different events. Some of my favorite outfits of hers was doing her promotional tour for Atonement and The Edge of Love.
3. If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
A. Find a job where I can put my talents to use.
B. Have a steady income.
C. Go traveling around the world at least once.
4. What is one thing that you would do if you knew that you couldn’t fail?
Move to New York.
5. What made you start blogging?
I've been a very visual and creative person. I used to put together collages of photos that inspired me from different magazines, and was always interested in fashion and how I could relate to it. When Livejournal was pretty big back in 2003/2004, I enjoyed putting that creative ability to use online. I also did a lot of writing/sharing my thoughts and had a pretty big audience. After that started to decline in usage, I found a ton of inspiration in people who started blogging and deciding I would start it also. It was the best decision I made since it's now my biggest passion.
6. Describe your perfect vacation.
What a perfect question! Like I said up above, my ideal vacation would be somewhere warm and tropical. Laying on the beach, drinking a margarita and having fun with friends. I just need to do this sometime.
7. Describe yourself with 5 adjectives.
Funny, caring, passionate, sensitive, ardent.
8. What’s something that can always make you smile?
Pictures of my nephews growing up before my eyes.
9. What is one of your favorite memories?
It's literally the second quarter of my college career and I'm able to travel to London and Paris for two weeks. One week in London and one week in Paris. I had been dreaming of going to London for such a long time and I was able to go there, be independent and embrace the culture. I was sick in Paris so it wasn't as much fun, but I got to see the Eiffel Tower in person! I miss that trip so much because it was at a pivotal turning point for me.
10. What is your greatest fear?
Passing away and regretting things that I didn't do while I was younger. Essentially dying and not being happy with how my life turned out.
11. What would you do with a million dollars?
What wouldn't I do?! Pay my college loans, help my parents out with their retirement, move to New York, buy a new car and be content.
 (Photos : Vacation Idea)
Mostly Lisa


  1. This is heaven on earth! Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know if you're interested. Latest post on my blog is OOTD: Blue & Black

    Louisa Moje

    1. Hi Louisa! Thanks so much for commenting! Doesn't it just look absolutely breathtaking? I want to be there at this instant..

      I would love to follow one another! Can't wait to check out your blog.

      Mostly Lisa

  2. I am seriously in shock that you posted this right now because I'm going to the Atlantic Resort in a week and a half!! Will only be staying there for 4 days but am seriously hoping to do some MaryKate and Ashley stuff there too - I think Passport to Paris was my favorite but I LOVED Island in the Sun too!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    1. Really?! Ahhhhh, I'm SO JEALOUS! Can I go in your suitcase? I promise I won't be any trouble! Haha. I am so happy you're going somewhere fun, I hope you post some great photos. I will live vicariously through you then. PTP is soooo good, a young Ethan Peck is always good for the soul.

      Mostly Lisa