The Hookup On: My Completed Spring Bucket List

The spring bucket list had a really slow start, the past two weeks I tried to ramp it up and get everything done because I really have no excuse as to why I couldn’t do it all! I can’t believe  we’re closing in already on the first day of summer, it totally snuck up on me! The summer bucket list will be coming at ya soon and I’m determined to get a lot more done.

  1. Visit 3 out of state/country locations
  2. Go to a NYCFC soccer game
    I’m hoping I can go to another one!
  3. Visit wolf preserve
  4. Hit over 7,000 Instagram followers
  5. Go blonder
    (coming to ya end of July, couldn’t get an appointment in June!
  6. Completely furnish my apartment
  7. Make more time for friends
  8. Learn to knit baby booties
    They are ready for my niece or nephew who is coming in August 🙂
  9. Turn 24
  10. Go to the gym at least 3 times a week
    (sort offf?)
  11. Host a game night
    Highly recommend you buy the Oregon Trail card game, it is so. fun.
  12. Treat myself to the list of lush items and clothing items I’ve been wanting
  13. Stop eating donuts every week
  14. Hit over 2,000 WordPress followers
  15. Feel healthier overall
  16. Go hiking in 3 different locations
  17. Be my best self
    Getting there at least.
  18. Read 5 books Did you accomplish anything fun this spring?


Portland, Maine Advice Needed!

Every time I finish up a trip, I have another one already booked and in need of planning! We’ll be heading to Portland, Maine in the next coming weeks and would love any tips from someone who has been there!

Looking for ideas on things to see, unique spots as well as landmarks. Looking for places to eat (big fans of brunch if you have any suggestions there). And looking for some low key bars to visit at night. Any and all advice is welcome!

Thanks in advance!

xoxo

Rosie

The Hookup On: My Trip To Montreal!

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took the 7 hour drive up through the border to Montreal. Last year, I did the same thing but went to Toronto. Both times were for an early birthday celebration and both times didn’t disappoint!

We were sort of in Montreal during the off season, so some places weren’t serving brunch yet and the Olympic Tower was closed. But the city was beautiful and there were still plenty of things to do!

Things we did:

  1. Mount Royal – ummmmmm no one told me this was a legitimate uphill hike so we attempted it the first day and then just drove to the top on the last day because I was not having it lol. The view of the city from the top is totally worth it though.
  2. Olympic Park and the Biodome – the park was kind of empty and creepy, but I had never been to a biodome before and thought it was awesome.
  3. Bonseccours Market – didn’t think this was super impressive, just an indoor market.
  4. Visited the Port – which is in the coolest and most European looking part of the city, the views were beautiful!
  5. Notre Dame Basilica – very beautiful! One of the coolest things about Montreal is that there will be an amazing cathedral and sky scraper next to each other.
  6. Underground city – which is just a mall really.

Places we ate (I would recommend all of them!):

  1. Thursday’s
  2. Deville Diner – omg the food and drinks here are amazing
  3. Allo Mon Coco
  4. 3 Amigos
  5. Tim Horton’s for coffee and a donut because duh!
  6. Le Bistro Magasin General du VIeux-Montreal – yummiest brunch and cronuts!!

Tours we went on:

  1. We went on a very low key bar crawl, but met some awesome people and had a great time: click here for the tour.

Where we stayed:

  1. AirBnB in downtown

Montreal was really cool because you could get every aspect of a city. There’s a Times Square/shopping NYC feel on St. Catherine’s Street, a Central Park kind of feel on Mont Royal, and then you can be transported into Rome where there are cobble stone streets and bistros on every corner!

Seriously, you can see an amazing sky scraper and right next door will be a historic cathedral. It’s amazing!

The primary language is French, but everyone speaks English. And money-wise, using my American credit card was the best bet but we had some American money and Canadian money in our pockets just in case. Montreal was a great little getaway, I would highly recommend going if you are looking for a little bit of history, fun, Europe, Canada, and modern city all rolled into one! 🙂

Headed To Montreal!

Hey guys!

I’m headed to Montreal for the weekend – so excited! Thanks to everyone who gave me some tips of what to see and do.

I will be going live on Instagram during the 7ish hour long drive, probably around 1:00 pm EST. If you don’t follow me you can check me out at @rosieculture.

ALSO! While I’m away, you should check out these blogs that I’m currently loving! 🙂

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Happy weekend!

xoxo

Rosie

The Hookup On: My Updated Spring Bucket List

The spring bucket list has gotten a slow start, mostly because half of spring is cold and rainy so it’s hard to get out and do things. This is also wayyyy more ambitious than my fall and winter bucket list – but I’m determined to get it done!

  1. Visit 3 out of state/country locations
  2. Go to a NYCFC soccer game
    I’m hoping I can go to another one!
  3. Visit wolf preserve
  4. Hit over 7,000 Instagram followers
  5. Go blonder
  6. Completely furnish my apartment
  7. Make more time for friends
  8. Learn to knit baby booties
    They are ready for my niece or nephew who is coming in August 🙂
  9. Turn 24
  10. Go to the gym at least 3 times a week
  11. Host a game night
    Highly recommend you buy the Oregon Trail card game, it is so. fun.
  12. Treat myself to the list of lush items and clothing items I’ve been wanting
  13. Stop eating donuts every week
  14. Hit over 2,000 WordPress followers
  15. Feel healthier overall
  16. Go hiking in 3 different locations
  17. Be my best self
  18. Read 5 booksWhat’re you doing this spring?
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The Hookup On: Live The Shore Life In Diamond Beach

I once wrote a post about my favorite places in New Jersey and how everyone here has their favorite shore town. The Jersey Shore really is an amazing way of life and place to be over the summer and year round!

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Gently open your eyes to the soothing sound of waves crashing onto the shore as a fresh ocean breeze ruffles the curtains through an open bedroom window. Sip a warm morning beverage on a wood-paneled patio while sitting in an Adirondack chair as the seagulls call out announcing the new day. After breakfast, walk the beach, hit the gym, shop, and enjoy all the beautiful scenery of Diamond Beach, New Jersey. Whether you take a bike ride, a boat ride, build a sandcastle, or just lounge in the sun casually as you sip on a cocktail, there is no end to the wonders which lay at your feet when you have a property on the coast. No two days are ever alike because the possibilities for adventure, relaxation, and quality family time are endless. Each day is a gift waiting to be unwrapped, and every evening you can sleep easy knowing you have a beautiful place to rest your head.

If you are looking to escape reality for a night, a weekend, a month, a season, or create a new reality altogether, owning or renting a home in a beachfront community can help you achieve those goals. The fresh ocean air is invigorating, and a dynamic nightlife always keeps things unpredictable and exciting. Diamond Beach in New Jersey is an exclusive area and an ideal location for a new house, a vacation home, or an income or rental property. More than that, it is an exceptional place just to get away from it all.

Investing in property near the New Jersey shore can certainly be an intimidating ordeal, especially if you are looking at the upscale Diamond Beach community on the coast. So when you do decide to invest in real estate, do not leave your dreams in the hands of an amateur. Solicit the advice of a qualified Real Estate Broker and find a property to turn your dreams into a reality. If you are interested in purchasing or renting a home, condo, or townhouse on the Jersey shore, then consult the experts at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach. They have a proven track record of success, and they have been the number one real estate agency in the area for more than 25 years. The real estate brokers at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach specialize in properties on the New Jersey coastline in communities like Diamond Beach, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, and North Wildwood.

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If you are not quite ready for the commitment of purchasing a property, there are plenty of temporary and rental options available. If you see visions of beachfront vacations or luxurious shoreside relaxation in your future, then a real estate broker from Daniels Realty Diamond Beach can help you find a property to fulfill your desires. Moreover, after a summer at the shore, you might just realize how difficult it is to leave and soon you will be considering an investment of your own, with a Diamond Beach home or vacation property. Whatever your property needs are, you should always work with someone you trust, who has experience, a record of success, and someone who values their clients as buyers and sellers.

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Colleen Rennie has years of experience as a real estate broker with Daniels Realty Diamond Beach.

Colleen Rennie is a Broker and Manager at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach, and she has over 13 years of experience in the New Jersey real estate market. As a lifetime resident of North Wildwood, she understands the area, the properties, and she has all the know-how to help her clients obtain the property for which they are searching. When you are ready to purchase a home on the shore, Colleen should be your first call. She is known for her keen negotiation skills, professionalism, and her unwavering passion for the industry, which means she is capable and experienced enough to help your dreams come to fruition. Colleen has helped hundreds of people find and purchase the shoreside home of their dreams. She has fulfilled summertime ambitions of unforgettable memories with family and friends by securing properties on or near the beach for her clients. Colleen has been successful as a real estate broker because of her friendly disposition and her steadfast belief that solid relationships are the foundation for good business. She has built her reputation on integrity and trust, and she is committed to a culture of service to both buyers and sellers. Colleen will invest her knowledge and business savvy in you and your potential property so that you can invest in a home in a Jersey beach community.

If you are interested in purchasing or renting a piece of New Jersey shore life or if you are looking to put your property on the market call Colleen at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach today. It is never too early to start turning your dreams into reality.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Montreal Advice Needed!

Hi guys!

At the end of the month I will be heading to Montreal and seriously can’t wait!! I have a loose itinerary of what we will be doing, but I’d love to get some suggestions from anyone who has ever been there or lives there!

We will be staying in downtown Montreal. I would love suggestions for things to do as well as your favorite bars and restaurants.

Thanks in advance for all of your help!

xoxo

Rosie