New Year’s Eve Resort Style

Beauty Fashion & Survival


This is the perfect dress to wear if you get invited to a destination wedding or a resort New Year’s Eve party.  Lovely design by our magnificent Puerto Rican designer, Stella Nolasco, from her “Politano di Mare” fashion show.



Dress:  Stella Nolasco; Make-up & Hair: Alfredo Monterola; Photos: Raquel Pérez-Puig; Location: LL

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Spanish Airs

Beauty Fashion & Survival


From Stella Nolasco’s Spring/Summer Fashion Show.  I love this particular dress because it does have a Spanish air to it. Sophisticated yet totally “décontracté”.


Dress:  Stella Nolasco; Makeup & Hair: Alfredo Monterola; Photos: Raquel Pérez-Puig

Location: LL

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Resort Christmas

Beauty Fashion & Survival

av_final_64t7356This beautiful and colorful dress by Stella Nolasco will make you look amazing at any resort party or destination wedding.


Dress: Stella Nolasco; Makeup and Hair:  Alfredo Monterola; Photographer:  Raquel Pérez- Puig;  Location: LL

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Resort Looks by Mont Carpe Diem

Beauty, Fashion, Resort Living



Marie Tere et Moi wearing Resort Look by Mont Carpe Diem (787) 539-4848





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Mont Carpe Diem is a charming paradise in absolute tranquility. Luxury & relaxed for nature lovers. A quiet oasis to renew your body and soul. Surrounded by nature in a peaceful and private atmosphere. Mont Carpe Diem is a farm resort located in the Puerto Rican tropical rainforest on the border ranges between Aguas Buenas, Bayamón, and Guaynabo, away from crowded areas yet not too far from the city. 30 minutes from Plaza Guaynabo.

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Two charming luxury cabins in the woods overlooking nature, with large windows which give them a fresh air of captivating tranquility. With air conditioning and private bathrooms. The cabins are uniquely designed combining warm elements with French country style influences. Paintings by the owner enhance their walls. Both are near the pool bordered by nature.

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The natural environment of the farm is a habitat for certain species of birds, coquis, peacocks and doves, our quotidian guests! It is a wonderful place to just relax in the cabin, by the pool, or in the Balinese house structure by our little pond listening to the perfect sounds of nature, spotting an occasional lizard or peacock or taking a relaxing massage.



We welcome our guests to our home to have the involvement of living as a member of our family, to have a real experience of local life. The main house is adorned with the owner’s painted art, charming objects and stunning views. It is provided with cable TV / Netflix, WI-FI internet. Large loft kitchen with ocean and forest view from our enormous open terrace.

You can dine finely in the open air of the Caribbean. A variety of refreshing drinks, as well as our “Quick Menu”, are available to our guest at any time with light and simple dishes. Also, delicious gourmet homemade dishes, made using traditional recipes and influences of some of the richest cuisines in the world such as the French, Italian, Spanish, Eastern, and Asian; of course, the Caribbean, are available with prior notice in the “Menu Gourmet”. The ingredients used to make our dishes are bought fresh every day. It is for this reason that we kindly request to our gently guest, inform us in advance what they want to eat from “menu Gourmet”


Our spices are fresh from our garden or directly brought from France and the Middle East. You can collect fresh eggs from our chickens to prepare your breakfast every morning.


Our farm-hotel is ideal and oriented for nature lovers, outdoors sports, young adults, Senior Citizens, corporate brainstorming, honeymooners, couples, friends, family reunion, wedding celebrations and anniversaries. If you choose Mont Carpe Diem it’s almost certainly because you are the type of traveler looking to get away from the heavy touristic zones and will love to have a more authentic, personal experience. We, the owners of Mont Carpe Diem, will be available to satisfy our customers with very personalized service. You can design your stay here, tailored exactly to your likings. We will fulfill your every desire.

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As part of our amenities are the hiking, the aqua-aerobics exercises, stretching, and physical exercises out of water guided by a professional of physical culture and sports.

There isn’t anything within walking distance from Mont Carpe Diem but you can visit the local restaurants and bars to enjoy our famous cuisine and hospitality a few miles away by car.

Only 25 minutes from the city of Guaynabo, malls, restaurants and commerce’s, 40 minutes from Old San Juan, 30 minutes from Bacardi’s factory, 50 minutes from El Yunque rain forest and beautiful Luquillo beach with our famous local food “Kioskos”. 30 minutes approx. from Ocean Park beach and one hour from the natural reserve Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo and the Bioluminescent bay as well as marinas and the ferry to Vieques and Culebra islands.

The property is completely private in a closed farm. Pool, walking paths, forest, a small lake with Balinese house structure, parking, etc., belongs to the property. Our guest can feel free to enjoy each of these spaces within our property. The neighborhood is safe and quiet.

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You can find guides and information about places to visit, local cuisine restaurants, beaches, and adventure and navigation options. Books, maps, and pamphlets of places to visit are available for our guests. Main highways are just a 35 minute from Mont Carpe Diem. Exploring Puerto Rico requires a car rental.

Our rental agreement must be signed in order to rent the cabins.

For additional information about pricing, services, and packages depending on the season, contact: or call us: (787) 539- 4848  / (787) 459- 5620

Shoe Shopping Spree in Old San Juan

Beauty, Fashion, Old San Juan, Resort Living

Last week I went to visit my friends Mariangie Franco and Ricky Lozada at Camino Zapatería which is a shoe store that sells the most comfortable and yet trendy shoes around.  I love their casual look.  You just have to park your car at the Doña Fela parking lot or literally cross the street if you arrive in a Cruise Ship to Old San Juan.  It is located at Recinto Sur Street #257, Old San Juan.  It is open from 6 to 9 pm.  The store has such a nice ambiance. Great air conditioning (which is a plus because Old San Juan gets hot and humid). The decoration is very rustic.  Lots of wood and typical Old San Juan tiled floors.  The architect who designed the store is César Bobonis and I believe he did an amazing job.

So I sat, had a cup of coffee with these very nice couple,  relaxed a bit and started this photo shoot which I know you will enjoy.  If you are going to do serious walking, these are the shoes to wear.  Love their style.

We took a break went to the restaurant/cafeteria/coffee shop next door called Cuatro Sombras and had a delicious croissant sandwich and a most amazing coffee!  Took some more photos with different outfits that work nicely with these shoes.

This is resort living at its best!  I truly recommend these shoes to anyone who wants to feel comfortable and yet fashionable.

They are really walking friendly shoes.  You’ll see me wearing them!


Uff! Great air conditioning. Love my BAGGU plastic bag too!


I just love these red and blue Camper shoes. Great color combination.


I couldn’t make up my mind, so I bought both!


Hmm! Love these Kork Ease platforms. Camel goes well with almost everything. So comfortable!


“This is where I want my picture taken!”, I said. Lovely painted wooden doors.


Don’t you just love these? Fly London brand.


With my Panama Jack fedora hat and my very comfortable Fly London shoes.


Ready for a lunch break with my backpack from Camino Zapatería.


A map always helps you find your way around Old San Juan. So many beautiful and historic sites to see. Take a look at these turquoise beauties.


Already at the Cuatro Sombras with my newly acquired black and turquoise Fly London shoes.


Take a closer look. They are divine.


Really nice indoor patio at Cuatro Sombras. Black Raw Row backpack from Camino Zapatería.


Croissant sandwich and great coffee!


Here with the lovely couple, Mariangie Franco and Ricky Lozada who will make you feel in heaven, not only because they are so nice but because their shoes feel like walking on clouds.


Aren’t these Camper sandals stunning? And look at the cute little yellow bag by BAGGU.


What does a woman need to carry in her purse? Just lipstick and a credit card.


Don’t you just love this store? I do too. Where comfort meets functionality.


Up close and personal. Lovely white Camper sandals. These are a MUST.


I truly feel fresh, casual and comfortable.

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Resort Casual

Beauty, Fashion, Travel

I love maxi dresses. So feminine, so unrestrained.  One of the most comfortable outfits for resort casual wear. If you are not going  to do much walking, you can wear it with platforms, but usually sandals  or ballerina flats will be the best choice. I usually find lovely maxi dresses at Macy’s, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.  Keep a shawl or pashmina inside your purse. You will probably need it inside the restaurants.

photo 2Valentino bag; Miu Miu platforms; Tom Ford sunglasses.

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Medieval Romance

Beauty, Fashion, Resort Living, Travel

photo 1I love this luxurious floral printed silk chiffon ruffled tunic with black lace and matching silk chiffon palazzo pant.  Perfect for resort travel. By Lisa Cappalli.

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Lovely Eclectic Decoration at Casablanca Hotel.