While some brides may mark the beginning of their nuptials with a glass of champagne, Tricia Cleppe-Fortier opted for a refreshment of another variety. “I woke up and the first thing I did that morning was smoke a joint,” Ms. Cleppe-Fortier said. “It helps center me. There’s a ceremony to it as well that is kind of beautiful — just having a moment to yourself, rolling up.” After getting engaged in November 2019 and encountering a series of pandemic-related delays, Ms. Cleppe-Fortier, 30, a digital strategist at Brandwidth, a marketing agency in Manhattan, and Stewart Fortier, 31, a tech entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, tied the knot on April 23 in Oak Island, N.C. Sixty-five guests attended the wedding, an intimate waterfront event at a locally managed beach house. “The whole vibe at our wedding was an extended dinner party,” Ms. Cleppe-Fortier said, adding that because she’s a longtime user of recreational cannabis, it was “very naturally part of the whole weekend.” At … [Read more...] about With This Weed, I Thee Wed
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Located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is widely considered one of Mexico’s premiere tourist destinations. Once a sleepy fishing village, it has since evolved into a vibe-y, good-time place (emphasis on good-time) where luxury properties, and celebrities, abound. Which is why it’s not altogether surprising that Los Cabos has done a lightning fast post-COVID about-face. In fact, according to a recent report from Forbes, not only has it “recovered 100% of all of its travel active in 2021,” but it is currently on track to achieve unparalleled growth, too. “Year-to-date, the U.S. market has presented a record growth of almost 15% in arrivals when compared to 2019. With over 2.8 million visitors in 2021 and record growth of 47.3% in visitation from the U.S. during the first six months of 2022 compared to the same time in 2021,” says Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board . In other words, if you don’t have a trip to … [Read more...] about The Newly-Renovated ME Cabo Offers a Perfect Los Cabos Stay
There are certainly more efficient ways to get from Los Angeles to Seattle than sitting in a metal box for 34 hours. But Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train wasn’t designed for people who are in a rush. Perhaps you’ve come across this train on Instagram, YouTube or TikTok, where people rave about its gorgeous observation cars — called “sightseer lounges” — boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and cinematic views of the Oregonian forest. (“10/10 would recommend the Coast Starlight for the views alone,” one TikTok creator noted , showing off the flowers they drew while gazing at the scenery.) But much of the viral footage of the train — which leaves L.A. every day around 10 a.m. and gets to Seattle the following night around 8 p.m. — was taken by travelers who were riding it for a short stretch, or those staying in the sleeper cars, which have beds, private bathrooms with showers and access to the restaurant-style dining car. These “roommettes” and bedrooms, which can run upwards of … [Read more...] about 34 hours on America’s most scenic train. Is it as dreamy as it sounds?
Coronation Street fans are in for a dramatic week on the cobbles as the walls continue to close in on evil Stephen Reid. The dodgy businessman is up to his old tricks and Audrey Roberts could be in danger as a result. Elsewhere, villain Harvey Gaskell makes a dramatic offer after Sam finally met him in prison on the soap Strictly Come Dancing star Will Mellor as he reprises his role for a brief stint. Meanwhile Summer returns to the flat to find Aaron with his dad, Eric, and is later devastated to realise she has suffered a miscarriage. Here is everything Coronation Street fans can expect next week on the ITV soap… Stephen crosses another line next week Audrey risks Stephen spiking ITV spoilers have revealed Stephen crosses another line next week when he plans to drug his own mother Audrey (Sue Nicholls). The storyline begins when Stephen is offered a job as a fast food delivery driver and accepts it in desperation. Stephen makes his first delivery to Drake … [Read more...] about Corrie spoilers next week: Audrey death fears, Harvey’s evil offer and Summer miscarriage