i stayed on a private island in the british virgin islands!! and it was everything and so much more.

i was fortunate enough to spend 5 days soaking up the sunshine and more importantly, growing at the aerial bvi. the aerial is not your typical beach holiday vacay spot. it’s a wellness resort, that focuses on growth, healing, focus, vision and everything that’s good in life.

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spring has officially sprung in NYC!

the cherry blossoms in central park have started to bloom!! if you have been wanting to get a peek at one of the most beautiful seasons in manhattan, then plan accordingly! these beautiful white and pink flowers are only around for a very short and very magical time. each area blooms for only a few days, or a week if we’re lucky this year from mid march to end april. use this as your new york city travel guide to all things cherry blossoms and spring! you can also keep up to date with all my cherry blossom content by following me on instagram here

the best places to view the blooms are below:

you can plug each of these names in pink into google maps for exact directions

cherry hill

cherry hill is one of my favorite locations for every season. it’s the perfect spot for a cherry blossom covered picnic in the spring. you’ll find a gorgeous cherry blossom lined path leading to some of new york city’s most iconic locations that you’ll be sure to recognize in your favorite movies and tv shows. near the W 72nd entrance into central park.

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pilgrim hill

some of the most full and baby pink hued cherry blossoms can be found at pilgrim hill. to view these blooms enter central park near E 73rd.

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i had the best long weekend soaking up the sun, playing in the water and eating delicious ceviche in punta de mita, mexico. this was my first time seeing this part of mexico and i am certain it won’t be my last.

it was quiet, but lively and we lucked out with perfect weather during our stay! even though the weather forecast said 100% rain every day we were there! big thank you to you, mother nature!

 Jasmine Elias Boswell, Punta De Mita Mexico, colorful swing in hotel room

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we started our trip touring the property which is an instagrammers dream! every which way you turn is insta-worthy and photo perfect. next, we had a little spa time. this is where the w hotel punta de mita took my breath away. not only was the massage stellar, but the spa pools are worth the visit alone! it felt like having my own personal paradise right in the middle of a lush and beautiful jungle. after enjoying the spa pools for a little [or long while] the rain started to trickle and could not have been more perfect with the timing. the sound was so relaxing and comforting! definitely one of my top most favorite spa experiences!

 Jasmine Elias Boswell, Punta De Mita Mexico, leopard bikini in the jungle spa pools

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urban outfitters flat brim hat

this particular flat brim hat is a great alternative option for the ever so popular lack of color hat. the material is a little different from the original lack of color hat, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option to achieve falls latest flat brim hat trend, look no further! you can also refer to this post for all my favorite fall hat pics for the season.

 Jasmine Elias Boswell | Fall foliage in Central Park, New York, New York

steve madden snakeskin flat

these flats look so good with all outfits! best of all they are incredibly comfortable. i am always hesitant to buy a trendy shoe because i now need shoes that won’t brake my feet after walking all around new york city. safe to say, these beauties pass the test! ** these do run on the smaller side. i ordered a 1/2 size up for a more comfortable fit.

Jasmine Elias Boswell, Snakeskin flats

gorjana super star necklace

i purchased this necklace after breaking my middle necklace in the set of 3 i use to wear daily. after trying it on, i started wearing it on its’ own because it is such a great statement piece that is dainty at the same time! i do take mine off to shower and sleep in to preserve quality. in fact, i do this with all my jewelry, including my wedding rings. some habits just stick.

magical unicorn rug

when i was searching for rugs for our new little new york apartment i stumbled upon this amazing rug. after reading reviews in which someone referred to this rug as, “a magical unicorn rug,” i bit the bullet and ordered it. it came in 2 day [record timing!] and well, i have to agree. this plush and cloud-like new addition truly is a magical unicorn rug.

Jasmine Elias Boswell | Manhattan New York , New York apartment

vince camuto gigietta fall bootie

these have been my go-to booties for fall because they’re comfortable, classic and on trend. best of all, they come in multiple prints and after wearing my tortilla suede ones so much, i’m considering adding the snakeskin print to my closet, too!

revlon one step volumizer hairdryer

if you haven’t already purchased this baby, then out of everything i recommend this! this is g a m e c h a n g i n g ! this hairdryer takes my curly and frizzy hair and turns it into a salon blowout in a 1/4 the time it used to take me!

acrylic coasters

i found this acrylic coaster set for such a steal on amazon! i’ve been decorating our new york apartment with a lot of acrylic accent pieces because they go great in small spaces! the acrylic look creates an illusion as if it’s not taking up as much space as it truly it. if you have a busy coffee table or bar cart, then these coaster are the way to go! i’m linking the coasters plus a few acrylic favorites that are currently in my apartment.

acrylic coaster | Jasmine Elias Boswell

matters of the heart maxi dress

this stunning gown of a maxi dress is hands down one of my favorites. the white is stunning for all bridal events and the other colors are perfect for everything else. the top layer of tulle moves and flows with you as you walk and the straps are adjustable so you can have the perfect fit.

bracelet stacks

these make the top sellers list time and time again! there are so many amazing pieces at affordable prices. i always mix up my stack to keep things interesting. 🙂

kopari save face oil

i use this oil every single day and think it does wonders! i use it immediately after moisturizing my face in the morning and it helps my make up to apply flawlessly! i will also dab a small amount at night after my nighttime routine and wake up with my skin feeling so good.

happy friday! be sure to scroll down below for a special surprise giveaway.

xoxo | jasmine

$650 Homegoods Giveaway

Time to treat yourself to some Fall shopping at Homegoods!
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner
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i can’t believe it took me this long to share this dress because it is hands down one of my favorites! also, i don’t think you can beat the price on it!!

i wore this on the rainy streets of new york and felt like a million bucks the whole time. honestly, i forgot it was even raining! i was reminded after a stranger kindly shook off their umbrella a little too close, right  before entering the coffee shop right next to me. good ole new york.

somehow that little incident didn’t phase me, i fell in love with the city and am still on the campaign train to move there next.

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