You’re probably getting tired of me talking endlessly about my trip to Atlantic City aren’t you? I can be a bit of a broken record when I like something…as I am sure you have noticed! It’s no secret that I got in to blogging because I like writing about…well…quite simply…I like writing about what I like…toys, games, food, restaurants, travel destinations, and so much more. Once I get a wild hair there is no stopping me…ask my husband about the many times I have said the same thing over and over again about somewhere I want us to go as a family. For instance, Medieval Times. Chuck E. Cheese, Legoland, Universal Studios, to name a few. I am truly like a dog with a bone.
While not at the top of my must-go-see-places list for the family, Atlantic City was on the must-go-see-places list for my husband and I. We had visited AC back in the 90s…pre-kids…and wanted to go back. I never envisioned taking the kids, but after staying at Caesar’s and experiencing all that Atlantic City has to offer to families, I would most certainly return with my kids. While on the #JerseyLove trip, I received a swag bag from the sponsors. Though I tweeted, Facebooked, and Instagrammed, I wanted to give them a shoutout here on this blog.
D6 SURFSKIMMER — A very cool wakeboard for kids with a handle. Holds up to 150 lbs. Hard to describe the awesomeness so check out my review of the D6 SurfSkimmer. You can buy one at amazon or through D6 Sports.
Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival: Caesars is having a food and wine festival in July 25-28.
Gift bag Goodies were arranged by @alisonbrodpr
Havaianas — The original and the best flip flops in the world. An affordable luxury perfected since 1962, every pair is still lovingly designed and hand crafted in Brazil. While there are many copycats in the marketplace, Havaianas fans know there is no substitute for authentic comfort and style. My teen LOVES these flip flops…she’s a bit of a flip flop afficionado.
bliss firm, baby, firm total eye system — Introduces the only dual-sided, dual-action total eye system that firms and smoothes the eye area while reducing the appearance of dry fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with gardenia stem cells, X-50 cell-targeting peptides, and phyto-retinoids, all of these powerful ingredients are packed into a concentrated aloe base featuring soothing lavender and patented irritation-reducing and permeation-enhancing technologies. Lifting upper eye gel features instalift goji to lift and firms stubborn brow bone sagging immediately while providing a long-term tightening, smoothing and lifting effect to the eye lid. Firming under eye cream features actiflow technology to increase microcirculation under the puffy eye area, diminishing the look of dark circles and puffy under eye bags and contains a powerful line filler for instant wrinkle filling Price: $68, BlissWorld.com, Coming to Bliss Spas and Sephora in June 2013
Boden & Mini @BodenUSA $50 Gift Card — Boden is Britain’s best-loved online clothing retailer for women and is popular worldwide fun, affordable style delivered directly to your door. Set up by Johnnie Boden in 1991, the brand launched in America in 2002. www.bodenusa.com has since become a go-to destination for an array of clothes perfect for any member of the family.
The Institute, Erno Laszlo New York — An iconic skincare brand that has been a Hollywood staples for over 80 years. Dr. Laszlo’s clients included Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Jackie Kennedy…basically anyone who was anyone in the 1940’s. Dr. Laszlo’s Institute in New York was a stomping ground for some of the world’s most glamorous women. The brand is currently reopening their famed Institute after 40 years in Soho – the space has three expansive floors and is gorgeous. Membership Tiers: 12 months, $3,000 and 3 months (trial), $1,000. The Annual membership includes: A customized Skin Rejuvenation Program of Nutrition Boosting Facials and Cellular Regeneration Peels focusing on skin correction and maintenance. A limited number of annual memberships are available to keep the group uber exclusive ernolaszlo.com
JaSÖN® Body Washes — Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates, JaSon products are gentle cleansers with natural botanical surfactants and safely nourishes with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5. The formulas are free of Parabens, Pthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium, Myreth Sulfate. Price: $15.50 www.jason-personalcare.com/
GO SMiLE On-The-GO Teeth Whitening Pen — The power of GO SMiLE teeth whitening now comes in a convenient, reusable pen to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful white smile. The new Teeth Whitening Pen is fast and effective. Price: $22, www.GOSMiLE.com.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield for Face SPF 30 — Expanded SPF offering the same photostable UV filter system and powerful antioxidants as the original Sublime Sun lotions and clear spray mists. Price: $9.99. Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Crème — This intense leave-in smoothing crème instantly silkens and smoothes hair. Hair is left frizz-controlled and smooth for up to 72 hours. Price: $6.99 www.lorealparisusa.com
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche — This lightweight lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine and has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable & hydrated for up to six hours. $9.99
OtterBox Armor Series Case — A protective case and waterproof too for your precious phones. The Armor series is waterproof for 30 minutes in 6.6ft.,survives 10ft drops, allows for zero entry of dust and debris and can withstand two tons of crushing force. The Armor is the toughest case ever built. http://www.otterbox.com/armor-series/ $99 retail.
James’ Deluxe Confections Saltwater Taffy — A local treat! The timeless treats and classic confections of James’ Candy, Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy. www.jamescandy.com, and Bayard’s Chocolates continue today under the watchful eyes of the Glaser family. We take great pride in continuing these traditions and make all our candies, chocolates, and confections the old-fashioned way, using the original recipes and techniques pioneered long ago. Value ranges from $10 – $20.