Put a ring on it! Take four – Wedding ring photography idea for the beach

As you know, I love seeing pictures of wedding and engagement rings on vacation.  Think Where’s Waldo with jewelry!

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In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some Globetrotting Bride around-the-world wedding ring photo inspiration and tutorials:

Put a ring on it!  Take one – Wedding Ring Photography – Mexican style in Mayakoba

Put a ring on it!  Take two – Wedding Ring Photography – Arizona style in Sedona

Put a ring on it!  Take three – Wedding Ring Photography – Caribbean style in Anguilla

Tips from the Pros – How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos

I saw this photo on Pinterest and it was too cute to not pass along.  If you’re traveling to a beachy honeymoon spot or having a beachy destination wedding, you’ll want to get one of these shots.

Globetrotting Bride - Wedding Ring Photography

Globetrotting Bride – Wedding Ring Photography

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Simply make a handprint in the sand, insert your wedding rings onto the appropriate fingers and snap away!  Add a “Save the Date” or “Just Married” caption and you’re ready to share the news with the world!

If you have a great ring on vacation photo, send it over.  I’ll be compiling a list of my faves.

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Spring into Romance at the Coolest Honeymoon Hotspot in the Catskills

Globetrotting Cindy is back on the hunt for the finest romantic getaways. Today, she reviews The Roxbury Motel, one of the best-kept secret in the Catskills, New York.  Check out her report…

If you’re looking for the standard cookie cutter luxury hotel room, then the Roxbury is not for you!  When you walk into your room, you can’t help but smile at the coolness of each individually designed room. To be honest I was a bit skeptical. How can a hotel design luxury “themed” rooms?  Well, the Roxbury does it perfectly. Their themed rooms, most inspired by famous TV series of the 1960’s and 70’s focus on colors, textures and designs to bring you back to your favorite shows in a super classy way.

Rooms range from cozy studios, rooms with kitchenettes, three-room suites, all with a full array of amenities.  The entire upstairs of the main house is also available for groups that want to spread out, perfect for a bachelorette or bridal party.

Here’s a sampling of some of the fun suites:

Fred’s Lair (The Flintstones): Their own play on the Flintstones, with faux-rock walls, a pebble-stone shower and a bedspread made of fake fur.

George’s Spacepad (The Jetsons): This suite features “futuristic” furniture, metallic wallpaper, and a red bathtub right in the living room.

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Genie’s Bottle (I Dream of Jeannie): I loved staying in this harem suite with a 70-gallon bathtub in a Jeannie’s-bottle bathroom, complete with a wall-mounted flat screen and lots of pinks, purples and glitter.

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The Shagadelic Suite:  Offers a zebra-print sofa and mirrored mobiles in the bedroom.

The Miss Kitty’s Saloon: Is a whimsical bordello with corset lamps and red velvet everywhere.

The Digs: Their newest suite and most expensive suite, the Digs is an archeologist’s dream. It is a stand-alone cottage with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and bar area, full gourmet kitchen, outdoor shower, outdoor deck with two dining tables, hidden treasures, maps and secret passageways.

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There are two small spas on property, one in each building, with a hot tub, dry sauna, fireplace, “green steam” (steam room made entirely of recycled windshield glass), and foot-massaging river-rock shower. A $20 fee for your entire stay gets you into both spas, and is well worth it.

Breakfast is included in your stay and the delicious homemade pastries and cakes are worth the calories.  For fine dining nearby, try the Peekamoose Restaurant, whose owner and chef is Gramercy Tavern veteran.

Spring rates start at $285 a night for a two-bedroom suite.

Honeymoon packing tip #14 – Don’t forget to pack a good translator app

Remember when Brenda and Donna from 90210 accidentally ordered veal brains when they were traveling in Paris?  You definitely don’t want THAT to happen on your honeymoon.

No need to be fluent in multiple languages or schlep around a big dictionary – just load one of these apps on your phone or ipad and voila, you’ll be speaking like a native.

Google Translate – Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android devices, this free app gives you access to more than 60 languages!  You can type in text and hit the translate button or you can also speak a phrase into your phone and play back the translation.

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i Translate VOICE – This is another great option allowing you to speak and click away to hear yourself translated into 36 languages.  You can chose the speed and sex of the translator voice which is fun too.  Available for iPhone or iPad starting at 99 cents.

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Say Hi Translate – Translate your voice in 40 languages on your iPhone or iPad for less than a dollar.  You can also share your phrases via email, text, Facebook or Twitter too.

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And, if you’re not hitting the road, these apps can still be handy for leaving messages for your Polish housekeeper…

Heading off on a Parisian Honeymoon??? Oh, la, la.

Are you jetting off to St. Tropez after your nuptials?  If so, this cute Jonathan Adler cosmetics bag is the perfect travel accessory.  It could also be a great gift for your bridesmaids, especially if you filled it with cosmetics and some fancy perfume…

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Jet Set Bridesmaid Gift

Looking for a cute bridesmaid gift for your globetrotting bridesmaids?  How about this Addicted to Dior Lip Gloss Luggage Tag?

The warm bronze and juicy pink glosses would be great to bring along on a tropical honeymoon too….

Honeymoon Packing Tip #13

The airlines will only let you have one so be sure your carry on bag can fit everything you’ll need for that super long flight to Bora Bora or wherever you’re heading.

Flying First Class?

I love the hardware on this chic Kooba Lana Denim Tote and the way it tucks under your arm so you won’t knock everyone down as you head down the airplane aisle.

Flying Coach?

Nothing beats LeSportSac for lightweight bags with loads of pockets – The Passerby Handbag is nice roomy choice.

Flying Economy?

Oh Target, you never disappoint.  I love the pockets and super fun lining on this Hollywood Intuition Tote.

Bon voyage!!

Must Have Accessory for Shower Thinkers

You know how a million ideas burst into your head all the time when you’re planning a wedding?  Sure, you’ve got a note pad next to the bed but what about something to jot down all your great shower inspired ideas?  Thanks to AquaNotes, you can lather up without fear of forgetting those fantastic ideas.

These neat notepads feature waterproof paper and suction cups to secure the notepad and pencil to the shower wall.  There is even a Love Notes version which features two pencils (one red) and would make a very fun bridal shower (get it?) gift.

And, they work underwater too so you can bring one along for scuba diving adventures on your honeymoon.

Another one of those great, “Why didn’t I think of that” ideas…