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The Urbane Urbanite Checks In: The Seven Stars Resort in Turks & Caicos

If I could add an additional 1000 square feet to my apartment at home; swap out the hardwood for marble floors; throw in a master bathroom the size of a NYC studio apartment; and switch my drab view of Papa Johns with crystal clear blue ocean waters, my spot would look just like the rooms here at The Seven Stars Resort in the Turks and Caicos.

I feel so at home here; it’s less hotel, more home away from home.

I soooo needed this getaway. The winter blues began to set in. I was starting to live in my feelings on a daily basis. Again. And just when I was on the brink of an inevitable wall slide, my beloved editor hit me up and asked me to review this beautiful resort.

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The Urbane Urbanite And Friends Give Back For The Holidays

My Holiday Party Guests Piled Toys for Tots Near The Tree I hosted my 3rd annual holiday party last weekend – and it was a success! The sangria was flowing (until it was all gone); the food was hot (until the food warmer thingy blew out) and the DJ was spinning (until she was ret ta go). My guests had a great time. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. But this year I did something different. I teamed up with The Apostles’ House whose mission is “to provide comprehensive social services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in the Newark,

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The Urbane Urbanite Checks In: The Sandpearl Resort

My Room With A View Photo: S. James It’s late October, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone with the fall blues here in Clearwater Beach, Florida – including me. As I type this, I’m sprawled out on the balcony of my oceanfront suite at the Sandpearl, a world class resort and spa facility that calls The Gulf of Mexico its backyard. And I’m not the only one taking in this beautiful day. There are folks sunbathing on the sundeck near the lagoon swimming pool. The kiddies are playing in the sand. And others are getting their toes wet,

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