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Pork-Cow- Rio Day 9

Every morning around 7, I get up and head for the roof to check in with you dolls. Mornting!

So the above is day two of my Wash & Go.  It was snapped yesterday morning after taking down this pineapple–

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this ish cray

I don’t pull the hair above my ears into the pineapple because the curls fall flat, they pull straight and it leads to disaster. #KnowYourTextures

My hair in the back is thicker, tightly coiled and prone to shrinkage. The hair in the front is finer, hangs longer and has an s wave pattern not a coil pattern. So even without this bomb ass cut, my hair would dry in the shape of a bob—long in the front and short in the back.

Check out the view from yesterday,  May 22, Rio Day 9–

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still on the balcony here… LOVE this high/low shirt.  It was gifted from ASOS, along with the incredibly yellow jeans.  I was a lil’ bright…

Hubby turned me onto Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods a while back and his Rio episode inspired yesterday’s excursion to Porcão- a carnivore’s dream.  They should’ve called it Pork-Cow ’cause that’s exactly what’s coming to your table on a stick. You pay one price for access to their decadent buffet that includes cold and hot appetizers, salads, seafood and creative sushi rolls.  But the real show starts when you take your seat.  They give you one of these–

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It’s a little paper circle, red on one side, green on the other.  If you give ’em the green light you’ll be welcoming an incessant string of waiters bearing the most beautiful cuts of perfectly grilled meat you’ve ever seen.  From lamb to veal to sirloin to chicken hearts… it was damn amazing.  They walk over, give you a closer look and if you’re still interested, they’ll carve a slice or two off for you.  The best part is trying to glean what animal the meat came from and which part.  At one point I resorted to charades (flapping my arms like a chicken) and moo’ing like a cow, to which the waiter with the rump steak responded with a smile, ‘sim, mooooo’!

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Yep, again with the chicken hearts! I’m pretty sure I’ve now reached my limit though. Hubby was like, ‘I think I’ve had like 20 chicken hearts the last couple of days’.  I was all, ‘no boo, you’ve had ‘the hearts of 20 chickens’, doesn’t that sound much more grotesque and ridiculous?!’.  The ones at Porcão were super fresh, relative to the street version that I raved about… these tasted much more like chicken and much more like heart.   After the fifth one, I was like, ‘I just… I can’t’. 

As an aside–I’ve yet to see a chicken wing here.  I told my dad about it and he said,  ‘I suppose they send all the hearts to the Black folk in Brazil and send us all the wings!’

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My plate as I quickly reached my limit.  #INeedAnExtraSomach #Stat

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The dessert cart. Oh my damn.  I was stuffed when hubby ordered fresh mango sorbet…

 

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 They whipped it up on the spot. And of course they brought out 2 spoons… so I had to partake.

Porcao just so happened to be on Ipanema beach so we took a stroll and enjoyed the view–
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potty break… sorry for the graphic nature of this pic, but for why would one need a cushiony seat on a public, pay-to-play, toilet?  I don’t even like the one at Granny’s. #thatisall #WhoSits
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the hair was shrinking fast…
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and feeling dry as a cactus…
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dudes in their panty draws…
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Every time I saw magnificence, I’d walk over, touch my hair, point to the camera and then point to their hair.  It was bizarre how no one said ‘no’, looked unsure, or questioned it.  It was unspoken, ‘I know I’m beautiful, of course you can document my FLYY!’

You know you couldn’t do this in the States, let a random tourist walk
up to you asking to take your picture. Not happening… #ImTooGrown #BoutToPutThisGirlOnTwitter

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these are microbraids!
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and later–

what the sea spray did to my hair… had to puff it!

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some moonshine the guys picked up… that’s whole fruit in that bottle!

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1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!
2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.
3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

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454 Comments

  • Ernest D. says:

    1. They either dehydrated, soaked , or grew the fruit in the bottle. Hell they could've just broken the damn thing in half and just stuffed 'em in there. #i'llneverknow
    2. I don't have kids but If I did I wouldn't want the world to see their pre-pubescent family jewels! #thatshitcray
    3. My next vacation is Paris, France ! Why? Because it will enrich my ideas of my culture and where I came from ! My mom's side is all french and she said they were originally from Paris so what the hell. I may even find a long lost cousin or something !

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    LAWD! What in the heck?! Thanks for the heads up I don't even know what to do :-/

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki,

    I just had to stop by quickly and post these links for you. They are of a girl on facebook passing your pictures off as her own, I mean even pictures of your family and fans.

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    You might want to check them out yourself, she is sick in the head.

    I hope all's well with you and yours.

  • Niqui36 says:

    Nope, I wouldn't let my child go naked at the beach….inappropriate with too many perverts out there.

  • Kimaya says:

    Question 2)Naked: No, bit a little diaper, yes Lol.

  • Kimaya says:

    Question 2)Naked: No, bit a little diaper, yes Lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    I HATE to look at open toilets. I hope you never post a pic of that again. Ugh!

  • Anonymous says:

    I will be going to Trinidad and Tobago because that was where I was born and raised and parts of my family still live there including my dad and 2 siblings, my 3 year old will be meeting them for the first time plus it's been way too long since I've been back.

    On my way back to the States I may stop in Rio to visit an old college friend for a few days.

    Raynette J.

  • Anonymous says:

    God don't like his naturals to drink alcohol

  • Rainey says:

    Rainey,

    I think the fruit is put in the bottle dried out and then when the liguid is added it swells back up.

    My next vacation will be to Atlanta. I will be in time for a conference so I will make it a vacation because I love being around my brothers and sisters. I am excited because boy do we have some curlies in ATL.

  • Anonymous says:

    2. There is no way i would let my baby be naked on the beach. They make swimsuits for a reason. #1 i dont wanna go deep diving for sand particles when we get home #2 so many weirdos in this world im not trying to go to jail for beatin someone down for being perverted.

    3. I would love to go on a vacay PERIOD. I haven't been in so long. I think i will take a mini vacay to mertle beach just to get away before my baby gets here though

  • Tydeisha J says:

    1. I think they were able to grow the fruit in the bottle.

    2. No, I would not let my child go naked on the beach, there's just too many crazy people in the world. You never know what can happen.

    3. CAIRO, EGYPT! I'm going as a volunteer to work in an orphanage. #excited

  • imaboutthatNATURALlife says:

    1. My friend once did it. She let the bottle stay on fruit blooms and let the fruit actually grow in the bottle. It made a really cute centerpiece.

    2. Nope, way too many crazies here.

    3. I wanted to go on a cruise to somewhere in Hispaniola but the more pics you upload the more im trying to not convince myself to just buy a road trip to Rio! Looks amazing.

  • Anonymous says:

    zainab s here
    3; im staying at home and enjoying the beautiful weather in ireland!

  • Zings says:

    1. Is that a regular wine bottle?… I have no idea but I'm going to try it (I forsee a mess on in my kitchen)

    2. Nope, I'd atleast put some kiddie panties/briefs on them even if they weren't potty trained. no need for the diaper it just weighs them down.

    3. Argentina in Sep/Oct. Just waiting for their weather to warm up. I'm so excited!!

    N'Zinga W.

  • Lillian says:

    I say they put the fruit on a skewer and then had them to blow the glass around it in one of those furnaces. Hmmm….does that make sense?!? **SMILE**

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Okay, the top of that bottle must be fluted out, like a hurricane vase or decanter?!?!?!?!?!? #noclue

    3. Next vaca? Hmmmm, I would say Mexico, but hubby refuses to go . . . definitely somewhere tropical – Dominica! We've never been and it looks divine!

    Syreeta H.

  • opalyn15 says:

    1. Maybe they cut the bottle open and stuffed the bottle with fruit. Fire sealing it closed?

    2.I really don't trust people so no naked babies on the beach.

    3. Vacation! I wish! Hopefully, I would like to go anywhere that the water is see-through blue/green and I could feel sand between my toes.

  • Unknown says:

    I might be late. BUT
    I think they allow the fruit to grow in the bottle.. . . there is a pear alcoholic beverage that is like that. . . how do they slice it?. . .idk
    in a lot of those places its not hard at all to just let your child run around out and free like that. . . just the way they role i guess.
    Next vacay for me is back to Delta State in Nigeria after graduation to kick it with the fam!!

  • Unknown says:

    I might be late. BUT
    I think they allow the fruit to grow in the bottle.. . . there is a pear alcoholic beverage that is like that. . . how do they slice it?. . .idk
    in a lot of those places its not hard at all to just let your child run around out and free like that. . . just the way they role i guess.
    Next vacay for me is back to Delta State in Nigeria after graduation to kick it with the fam!!

  • marianela says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    Ans: I think they boil the fruit to make them more pliable and then push them into the bottle gently.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    Ans: No, I let my son run around in his birthday suit on really hot days in the privacy of home but as of letting my kids outside with nothing but a smile on, I would have to say no because honestly I am always paranoid with all of the news of pedophiles out free in the world.

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    Ans: My next vacay will more then likely be to Florida because I love the beaches, its kid friendly, and I could finally fulfill a promise to my family that I would come and see them because most of the time I am a frugal hermit that does not go out much lol.

  • curlybean says:

    When my kids were young, yeah I let then run around neked in the sand if they wanted. The trick? BABY POWDER. Sand still gets everywhere even with a suit on and baby powder gets it out of every crevice! 🙂

    next vacay? well it was Hawaii back in April!

  • marianela says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    Ans: I think they boil it a bit to soften the fruit so that it more pliable, kind of like they do with red peppers.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    Ans: No, I wouldn't but its personally because I am always in fear of pedophiles. At home in private I let my son run around in his birthday suit when its hot lol but when it comes down to public I wouldn't take the chance lol you probably think I am paranoid ;).

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    Ans: My next vacay will more then likely be Florida because I love the beaches, its kid friendly, and its a way to see all of my family that I have promised to see but haven't fulfilled my promise because I have been a frugal hermit for too many years lol :).

  • Natasha says:

    Natasha M. aka TashaMac
    1. You know I've found that most central, and south Americans are super fabulous and are able to do things that some of us can't. I honestly think they rubbed some oil or something on the fruits and pushed them down the bottle…that or made the bottle around the fruit…

    2. I don't have kids, but I wouldn't let my kids be naked in the beach in the US, in another country maybe… kids love 2 be naked and if they're supervised by mammmy and pappy, why not?

    3. I want to vacation in Dominican Republic. I lived there doing volunteer missionary work for a year and I miss my friends, the food, and the awesome Caribbean culture!

  • Kimberly T. says:

    Kimberly T.

    1. Probably slightly boil the fruit.
    2. Absolutely not. The only place my child can run nekit is the bathroom at home.
    3. Still deciding.

  • Abstract says:

    about that fruit…hmmmm…I think they put the fruit in and then sealed the bottom on somehow.
    -my next vacay will be a Western Caribbean cruise because I think I'm the only person on the planet who has never been to Mexico 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They soaked the fruit in the liquor, then once it was pliable, put it in the glass bottle? I have no idea. lol
    2. Heck no! Although they're young, I know there are perverts and predators out there. 🙁
    3. Just got back from Jamaica and since we've visited a place in the Carribbean/Mexico for the last past 4 years, I'm thinking somewhere different that still has a beach…Italy perhaps.
    ~KF519

  • UneditedOriginality says:

    2. I think I would let my kid walk around the beach naked. Those who go to the beach or pool with your kid know them Huggies Swimmers pampers ain't cheap.
    3. My next vaca will be where the $187 credit I got with Southwest will take by next Feb.
    Tequetta S.

  • Samona M says:

    Samona M

    1. They got that kiwi in the bottle by the grace of God, LOL
    2. Yeah…I'm afraid of pedophiles so I would never let my baby frolick naked on a public beach
    3.My next Vacation is to South Beach Florida for my 3rd wedding anniversary in July. I'm so ready to hit the beach!

  • Tnbutterfly says:

    Cheryl K.
    I wouldn't let my children be naked on the beach. Too many fabulous swimsuits these days 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I can't find my comment anywheeere so I'll repost.

    2. I watch too much Criminal Minds to have my babies running nekkid on the beach. Everybody's a pedophile #CriminalMindsandDrDrewCelebRehabTaughtMe

    3. What is a vacay?#wheredeydodatat?!

    Jamie R

  • kenahmarie says:

    Next vacay is a 9 Day European cruise leaving from Copenhagen, Denmark! Some of the stops are Germany, Estonia, Russia, etc! I'm excited!!

  • RaquelJ says:

    My next vacation will probably be to Texas to see my best friend.

  • Unknown says:

    1.To get the whole kiwis and apples in a bottle, the fruit is cooked in a sugar syrup to make the soft enough to pack into the bottle.

    2. I would not allow my 2-4 year old children run naked, it is not safe or appropriate, and there are so many cute things for children to wear.
    3. My next vacay will be in Jamaica because that is when my Husband and took our first vacation together before we were married and now we have decided to spend our 15th year anniversary and have fun!!!

  • shannon r says:

    I would not let me kids go bare at the beach, a public place and my kids areas all exposed…thats a nono! #prevalertnotonmywatch!

    And my next vacation is Savannah, GA, were leaving saturday morning at 4am! Just a daycation…funds are limited (lol) We need time away from charlotte, nc and were relocating to savannah next March, So tybee island here we come!!!

  • Julia says:

    1. I'm thinking they put dehydrated fruit in the bottle then let the wine rehydrate them.
    2. It would depend. I live in the SF bay area and there are plenty of beaches with few to no people on them so not so many weirdos to worry about. Besides, I guarantee if I try to change my 18mo olds diaper while in the beach, she'll hope up as soon as she's free and run away like it's a game. Sand gets everywhere anyway, dampers don't help with that. I'd be more worried about scratches, scrapes and sun burns.
    3. Hopefully to NY to visit my sister
    Julia A.

  • Tise says:

    3. Next Vacay, Europe…I've been waiting for a while, and I think its the best grad gift to myself 🙂

  • HopeAlive says:

    1. Lol I had to look up how they got the fruit in the bottle and YES it's true what another person said here…they grow it in the bottle…wow.
    2. I'm sorry, there is no way I could let my little man rock out with his….anyway, you know what I mean.
    3. My next vacay is no where bc I just graduated and I'm poor :(, but one of my dream vacays is Paris!

  • berri_cherri says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!
    Soaking the fruit in water overnight or is it allowing the fruit to become bit ripened?
    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach?
    No, I am scared of pedophiles and jail for hurting someone looking at my child in the wrong manner.
    I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    Amusement park. Because I have children and I take my children with me evrywhere, has to be kid friendly at all times

  • No Duprees says:

    My next vacay is Costa Rica! I'm headed there next week for a class and I'm excited as I have never traveled to that part of the world.
    Wanida L

  • Lydia says:

    Babies were made to be in the buff, nothing on, but what God delivered them with. But any delicately careful mother would reconsider other people gawking at their babies private parts…topless ok–no one takes second looks at that. But there are far too many perversed crazies out there. And although my babies bottom may be tighter than mine, no one gets a glimpse but meeee. Of course this is my opinion for my future children, but eh, I digress.

  • Callie L. says:

    1. Uhhh…. Brute force? Maybe the grow em in the bottle?
    2. Absolutely NOT!!! People are crazy. AND what if an insect or fish gets all in their no no parts??!
    3. Bermuda. Its practically where I was raised. I miss it. Painfully so.

  • Fatty B. says:

    3. My vacay is coming up on June 8. I'm going to Barbados. We take an annual family trip there, every summer, following my parents anniversary 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    1. i BELIEVE THAT THEY MOST LIKELY FREEZE DRIED THE FRUIT AND BUT IT IN THE BOTTLE AND WHEN THEY ADDED THE WINE THE FRUIT EXPANDED TO FULL SIZE.
    2. NO WAY JOSE!!!!!! IM AM NOT LETTING NO OLD PEDDY LOOKING AT MY KIDS BEHIND…
    3. I WOULD ONE DAY LIKE TO GO TO NEW YORK
    AND HAVE A GOOD OL TIME AND SEE WHAT A NEW YORK STATEOF MIND IS LIKE..

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm gonna go with good ole magic for 500.
    Ashley J.

  • Spokenheart says:

    1. i think they used a shoe horn

    2. I would not let my baby go naked much of anywhere.

    3. new york, i've never been

  • InTransition says:

    Stacey W.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    Um, no. They only place my daughter gets naked is in the bathroom before getting in the tub. There are too many weirdos out there on top of the fact that everyone has a camera phone. In other places nakeness is less taboo, but … it isn't for me and my daughter.

  • Johnetta T. says:

    1) It's grown in the bottles.
    2) Uhm….no. But little kids do tend to wiggle out their clothes at a moment's notice.
    3) My next vacay will be back to Chicago to see my friend before he gets deployed.

  • LaLaPoP says:

    my next vacation will be to vegas just because I've never been

  • Valentina F. says:

    Valentina F.

    1. Hmmm…my best guess is from the bottom!
    2. I'd let my baby's little cheeks feel the fresh breeze, as long as they're weren't too many people around.
    3. My next vacay is more like a 4 month extended stay–a study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina!!!

  • LeChae M. says:

    1. They put the bottles on top of the fruit blooms and let them grow.
    2. I would not want my baby naked, only because sand and baby skin do not seem to mix.
    3. My next vacay will be New York! I've been waiting to go there forever.

  • Christina J. says:

    3. My next vacation will be with some girlfriends to Lake Gaston, NC and after that hopefully Disney World.

  • Sinceremami says:

    My name is Kihmari L. and my next vacation will be to Japan, my best friend just moved there with her husband and while he's away(military)I will be there to keep her company lol I cannot wait!

  • KeepItMovingDotCom says:

    In Europe and South America kids run just as free as they please on the beaches. I wouldn't consider it here though…
    I can't wait to go to Spain and show my hubby the school I attended in Salamanca. Tapas anyone?

  • RebellePuella says:

    1. I HAVE NO FRICKIN IDEA!!… i was thinking maybe it was the same trick as the lit match smoke and the egg effect but hmmm..??
    2. I t depends on how clean i believe the beach to be, how sensible my child is to not tossing themselves all over the ground, and how prone to infection my baby is.
    3. I have an extreme dream of going to Ireland one day. I know, kinda strange but i've always loved Irish accents!!

  • Arnice C. says:

    My next vacay will be to Spain. Why? Because hubby and I are celebrating 10 years of matrimony and we've never crossed the ocean. It didn't hurt that they had the best airfares since everyone is going to London for the olympics 🙂

  • Jo-Ann says:

    1. They finished the bottle after they got the fruit in it . . .
    2. No I wouldn't let my baby roam naked on the beach . . . it's bad enough getting all the sand out when you're half naked . . too much mess.
    3. The caribbean . . . that's where I get truely relaxed . . .

  • Amy Rashawn says:

    1. They probably grow the fruit in the bottle.

    2. I would at least have a swim bottoms on my child because they're too many wierdos. I know that in Brazil though the people have a different societal view of accepting the body (not matter your size or if you have "imperfections", own it!).

    3.My next vacation will be Las Vegas in August! This is the first trip I will be taking with my best friends and my boyfriend(of 5 years). Originally it was going to be in July for the boyfriend's birthday, but so many life changes going on, August will be great for all of us to get together as a lil family

  • MsJisola says:

    My next vacay is Aruba! I leave this Sunday for the week! First time and I'm excited. Renting a villa with friends and just having fun cause that's what you're supposed to do! My friend heard how stressed and unfulfilled I've been lately and he encouraged me to get the money together so I can go on the trip. Looking forward to decompressing and coming back refreshed. Can we say aaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    ***I hope this isn't a re-post…I don't see my post out here***

    Question 1: Magic! :}
    Question 2: Probably a staycation to visit family. I'm trying to save money to buy a new house.

    Elizabeth D.

  • Anonymous says:

    Question 1: It's magic! :}
    Question 3: My next vacay will probably be a Stay-cation to visit family. I need to save money to buy a new house.

  • sopretty20 says:

    1. Those aren't real fruit, they're flexible wax.

    2. I would NOT allow my child to run around bare bottom b/c it's not very classy or safe…there are some sick people in this world.

    3. My next vacay…maybe New York since my bestie moved there!

  • CC Marie says:

    Celestial R.

    Hopefully the next vacay will be Africa! After taking a trip to Japan, I think I need to be around some familiar faces! I think I saw 5 chocolate people there . . . including myself! lol

  • Anonymous says:

    I don't know if my comment was posted yesterday so I'll try again:

    Adinah J.

    3. My next vacation is to Jamaica with my god-sister/best friend. She is Jamaican American but has never visited. I have never been to Jamaica either, so I'm hella excited!

  • MsNikki says:

    1. I think the fruit would have to be grown inside the bottle.
    2. I'm not a big fan of clothes. So I probably would let them run around free. That's depending on where we are.
    3. I'm going back home to Cali to visit my family. I haven't been home in 2 years.

  • Kweezie says:

    Kristie S.
    My next vacay will be Hawaii because i have been starving myself to fit into this bomb bcbg swimsuit ever since my husband suggested the trip…N I NEED TO EAT!!

  • Uzochi E. says:

    Qu 1- maybe they have the bottles specially made for this, that or there is pocket sized fruit and once yo put it in water it grows.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Its a magic bottle…DUH!
    2. 2 years + no ma'am but a infant? yeah sure why not? I dream of freedom like that all the time so why not let my little person experience it?
    3. The boo and I are headed to Jamaica and I cant wait!!!
    Sheena M

  • Danielle says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    They took off the bottom of the bottle and put it back on with a lot of fire, a steady hand, and a strong desire for moonshine.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    Preferably no, but if they refuse to keep on their suit then i would just have to make sure they are covered HEAD TO TOE in sun block.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ny-Esha L. said

    1) I would suspect the fruit was grown in the bottle or the bottle was cut.

    2) No, I would never allow my kids to be on the beach without a stitch of clothing. You just don’t know who's who, perverts are everywhere.

    3) I don't have any vacations planed at this time, but seeing your pictures of all the natural Brazilin people has once again sparked my interest in visiting Brazil. About a year ago I watched a PBS special on being Black in Latin America. One of the episodes was about Blacks in Brazil. This episode highlighted a black activist and hairdresser named Dora Alves. Dora campaigned in the schools and community centers to increase pride in African features and natural hairstyles. She would encourage women to not straighten their hair (attempting to look white) but to embrace their natural hair. Seeing all your pictures of all the beautiful people rocking their natural hair in Brazil was inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing. You should check out the PBS special, if you haven’t already seen it. It was really interesting.

  • Onome E says:

    Hopefully my next vacay will be to New York, in the middle of August. Its been awhile since I've gone anywhere

  • Nappi2B!!! says:

    Tamika A. aka Nappi2B!!!
    3. My next vacy will be Daytona Beach, Florida that is where my grandparents lived!!!

  • Sparkle Arts says:

    1. They were dry when they put them in and puffed up when wine was added.
    2. I am all for the birthday suit for little kids. They love the fresh air 🙂
    3. Fresno, CA. I have wanted to hike in the Yosemite park for a long time and now I get the chance to next week 🙂

  • Sparkle Arts says:

    1. They were dry when they were put in and puffed up when wine was added
    2. I'm all for the birthday suit for kids. They love the fresh air 🙂
    3. Fresno, CA. I have always wanted to hike in the Yosemite Park.

  • Nappi2B!!! says:

    Tamika A. aka Nappi2B!!!
    3. My next vacay is somewhere at a nice beach maybe Daytona Beach, Florida that is where my grandparents lived. I am Nappi2B!!!

  • KayDanai says:

    #yourhashtagshavemerolling

    So I'm pretty sure goggle won't let me be great. My post didn't go thru.

    Neways.

    Next vacay to MD this weekend for a fam reunion. Maybe I can talk a couple of my cousins into going natural. #wheredeydorelaxersat?

  • Anonymous says:

    Tamela R…
    My next vacay is Chicago for my hubbie's birthday and memorial day weekend….I have a spa package awaiting him that Saturday with movie and dinner afterwards….it's gonna be fun!!

  • Jae Manolo says:

    Maybe they put the fruit in while the glass is still pliable.

    My baby would be wearing something (if I had a baby lol)

    My next vacay will probably be somewhere warm.

    J.P.

  • KristalA says:

    1. Don't know.
    2. Nope.
    3. Miami, FL

  • Jax says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    I'm thinking the let it dry some type of way to get them to shrink and then when the alcohol/fruit juice/water was added, the fruit was re-hydrated and expanded.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    Lol, probably not. I don't want to have to clean out the sand from all those places or get sand everywhere else when returning home 🙂

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    I'll be going to Puerto Rico for a wedding so also taking the opportunity to use it as a vacay!!!

  • Sharonda S. says:

    After seeing how much fun you're having, I think my next vacation will be Brazil!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    My next vacay…well mini-vacay… will be up to Philly to visit my homegirl D! We've travelled the world together and it's ALWAYS some crazy shenanigans when we get together!!

    Z.M.Williams

  • Anonymous says:

    Not sure why this didn't post the first time but here goes again…
    Nikki T.
    1.I would think that they had been softened first but wouldn't they appear smooshed?…
    2. Naw dawg! Nobody sees the goods…
    3. Atlanta or Charleston. Mama and the girls need a breather! #Stat

  • Anonymous says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    lol i was gonna ask you that because i have no idea!

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    theres no way! i hate sand because its gets in the craziest places that you dont find until next summer lol.
    and i dont want it in my or my daughters hair…thinking shes gonna be wearing a sand-cap lol

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    my hubby is taking me on a cruise to i dont know where. maybe the bahamas because i had a very hard pregnancy, a fairly easy birth, and now im breastfeeding so i cant go anywhere without my Zoe. So soon as shes 1 yrs old…on to grandmas and we're out lol

    Monique R. B.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki T.
    1. The fruit must have been softened some how. But then it would have been smooshed (sp)…
    2.Naw dawg! Nobody sees the goods
    3. Atlanta or Charleston. Mama and the girls need a breather! #stat lol

  • Audra M says:

    My next vacation will be to a beach! Either Miami or somewhere in the Carolinas! Haven't gone anywhere since my honeymoon almost a year ago.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Maybe they boiled them….
    2. No, I wouldn't let my child walk naked on the beach. Too many sickos out there.
    3. Next vacation will be to the Dominican Republic for a wedding. I can't wait!!!!

    Valerie B.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I think that the opening is wide enough to push the fruits into the bottle then it narrow at the bottom lol otherwise it's magic.
    2. I would not let my kids run naked at the beach way too many crazy people out there. I don't want to give them anymore crazy ideas.
    3.I plan to go to Haiti, haven't been since i was there for the earthquake. I'm also looking fo a way to get products out there because we don't even have shea butter.
    Mary Alice A

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Dehydrated fruit in the bottle, reconstituted with the alcohol.
    2. Nope, my baby is not going naked on the beach, too many weirdos.
    3. We are going to Disney in a couple of weeks!

  • Anonymous says:

    My name is Erica S. I would let my baby go naked. Hell, we are free in another country. You just enjoy it, and let them feel the sun on their naked skin. lol

  • Jae Manolo says:

    1. Maybe they put the fruit in the bottle while the glass was still warm and pliable…
    2. If I had a baby, they'd prob be in swimwear, underwear, or a diaper on the beach…
    3. Barcelona is my next vacay destination because the trip is a bday gift to me from my sis 🙂

    J.P.

  • Anonymous says:

    I will be going to las vegas because my husband is attending a writer conference there. Miah M.

  • Darcia says:

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    Disney Island West Caribbean Cruise – best family vacation

  • Darcia says:

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    Disney Island West Caribbean Cruise – best family vacation

  • Mizz Z says:

    After a few glasses of wine do you really care how the fruit got there??

    Naked? sure you're on vacation!!

    Stayin home. Working on gettin debt free. Then I can go anywhere I want.

  • Mizz Z says:

    After a few glasses of wine do you care how the fruit got there??

  • QawanDee says:

    1. Nikki I really don't know how they was able to get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle. But I will tell you this let me drink a full class of thant moonshine and I'll be able to figure the ish out. lol 😉
    -Laqawanda D.

  • Maria says:

    I travel alot for work so my next vacation will be visiting local museums, taking advantages of the beaches around me (Hampton Beach, NH) and spending time with my family.
    Would I let my baby walk around butt neked at the beach? LOL I personally wouldn't. Maybe if its a private beach and its just me and my kid.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Hmmm…I'm thinking the bottle is craftily cut in half and then put back together where the red and white cloth is carefully placed. #illusions
    2. Would never let my baby run around naked on a beach. Nuh uh, not gonna happen!!! Too many weird people around!
    3. Barbados baby!!! Sandy beaches, beautiful ocean, tropical beaches + its hawt!

    Coco Curls 01

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They put a bottle on the fruit tree branch when the fruit is very small and let it grow in the bottle – how they get to different fruit trees so close together beats me 🙂
    2. I'm from Finland, and it's very common to let little kids go naked to the beach. However our kids always use swim suits 😉
    3. Our next vacation is to the States, yayy! We'll visit NY, SFO and Oregon, can't wait to see some real live curlies, maybe get to a salon that doesn't give me a panic striken look when I walk in, definitely do some serious curly-hair-product shopping and God willing meet up with some curlies who are willing to talk shop 😀

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  • ~MyEssences=MySoul~ says:

    Leanne w.
    Hopefully my next vacation will be to rio de Janiero. To volunteer at an orphanage/ help center.
    I do not have kids…. But if i did have them i would not expose them like that.

    It depends on the size of the opening.

  • ~MyEssences=MySoul~ says:

    Leanne w.
    Hopefully my next vacation will be to rio de Janiero. To volunteer at an orphanage/ help center.
    I do not have kids…. But if i did have them i would not expose them like that.

    It depends on the size of the opening.

  • Ice says:

    Ieshea Y.

    1. maybe they used the same method as the egg in the bottle experiment????
    2. Yes, I would my son likes to ish on the beach,so that would just make for cleaner undies
    3. Next vacay is Coco beach, Fl because my bestie is having her first baby!

  • Christina J. says:

    3. My next vacation will be to Lake Gaston, NC with some girlfriends. I am saving up to teach abroad though, so that will be my extended & whistle while I'm working vacation :).

  • Anonymous says:

    Erin M.
    My next big trip will be to Belize for 3 reasons. I will be finished with school so I need a vaca, to visit my family and celebrate Christmas.

  • Anonymous says:

    Would I let my baby go naked on the beach? No. Not at all. There are too many crazies running around for one thing. And secondly, There are too many places on the body where that sand could hurt! LOL!
    Barri J.

  • Polly Wolly says:

    Sorry I forgot to add my name.
    -Paula L

  • Polly Wolly says:

    1. The bottle was tied to a tree branch. The bud/buds are then placed inside the bottle. When the fruits are ripe they are cut/shaken from the branch.
    2. NO
    3. My next vacation would be London. I would like to visit some of my family members.

  • Monique S. says:

    1. They actually grow the fruit inside the bottle! wow, go figure!
    3. I just got laid off my job, so I'm going to Memphis to spend time with some family.

  • jackie'snaturalnow says:

    Hey Nikki girl….I always enjoy your stories. You are hilarious! 1. My first instinct was to do a big shrug of the shoulders, but then I said let me take a guess. That's what I tell my students…"take a guess". I would say they form the bottle around the fruit…ummmm-unnnn. 2. Like you say, "when in Rome…". 3. No disrespect to the Mississipians, but my family has decided that it was time for a family reunion, so Oxford, here we come…yay!

  • Kara Simpson says:

    My next vacation will be in Dakar, Senegal for study abroad! Thankfully, we're only taking 2 classes and have plenty free time built in to explore! Too hype about the culture and new experiences…not so hype about the heat! I though NC was hot, but lawd, that heat there will be something else.

  • Anonymous says:

    Rhonda B.
    (1)My guess is as good as yours, (2)and in Barbados we all ran around naked on the beach as little kids It was easier to get rid of all the sand. Next vacay in October family cruise to the Bahamas .

  • jackie'snaturalnow says:

    Hey Nikki girl…you are hilarious. Always enjoy reading your posts.
    1. Honestly, my first instinct was to shrug my shoulders on that first question. But I will take a guess and say they make the bottles around the fruit somehow…ummmm-hmmmmm. 2. Like you say, "when in Rome…" 3. No disrespect to the Mississipians, but my family has decided it was time for a family reunion so Oxford here we come! Maybe when I become a true baller, I can get out of the states.

  • Tina A says:

    My next vacation will be in Miami, FL to celebrate my birthday ^_^

  • Anonymous says:

    No way would I allow my child to go naked on a beach. Too many crazies and pedophiles out there. Plus the clean up would be a disaster.

    Kia M.

  • Alisha says:

    I would not let my child naked on the beach. Two year olds eat sand. It no telling where else they will try and put it.
    Alisha W.

  • Nicole T. says:

    Hey Nik!
    The scenery is so beautiful! I feel like getting a passport and going out there! It seems like you're meeting the sweetest people ever!!
    But, no! When I have a child, s/he'll NEVER be naked on the beach. I'm just too paranoid and there are too many pervs in the world. :/ #NoBueno

  • Erica A. says:

    My next vacay will be to Egypt. I am a belly dancer,and Egyot is the birthplace of belly dance. I am going to buy lots of costumes, watch lots of dance shows, and of course see the Pyramids. I am so excited!!!

  • Annie L. says:

    Girl it's drawers not draws, Lol! You look like a MILLION bucks btw and we're all thrilled you and hubby are having a magnificent time. Thank you for sharing this experience!

    I don't have children but wouldn't care if they ran naked on the beach, childhood is typically the last bastion of freedom from institutional control so I'd let them enjoy it. I'm big on both 'liberation' and personal safety, you celebrate your oneness with nature and keep an eye on your kids. And besides, creeps don't need nudity to fetishize, they do it regardless, it's about recognizing and responding to danger.

  • Carmesha says:

    My next vacay will be to Myrtle Beach SC b/c my mother won a trip and I can't argue w/ free 🙂

  • Carmesha says:

    My next vacay will be Myrtle Beach SC b/c my mother won a trip and I can't say no to free 🙂

  • MsTommieg says:

    Next vacay will be to Grand Turks and Caicos Island!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They position the fruits into the bottles while it is still small and hanging from the trees. They continue to take care of the plant as the fruit grows inside the bottle. When the fruit is ripe, the pick it from the plant, while inside the bottle, and pour in the liquor preserving the fruit.
    2. I think hey they are babies let them do their thang.
    3. Miami, God willing because I need a beach haven't been to one in so long and it is summer time. Also I can't wait to be natural on the beaches of M.I.A.

  • Sarah B says:

    Hell no I wouldn't let my son go anywhere naked. He's 8 months old and I make sure he's fully clothed to come out to my car with me to grab things.

  • MelC says:

    3. My trip to Egypt was just cancelled . . .so, I'm trying for Madrid in August. Why? It's on my list and not too expensive.

  • moya says:

    after 326 comments. let me say jamaica is my net stop..Scared of plane but gonna have to visit me hometown. hubby want to go bad.. nikki luv tht outfit..yellow pant and top..we hve o find tht outfit, possible for my Trip.

  • JeNnWaNtSaFrO says:

    My next vacay…if I plan well…will be to the UK. I just always loved the culture and the accents. Who knows, I may even find me a British beau, lol!

  • Team Jacob says:

    Great pictures!
    1. While the fruit is a bud or at an early stage they put it in the bottle and attach it to the tree.
    2. I am from the Caribbean and when you are young no one cares about sand in the innards lol the sea takes care of that.
    3. We might head to Barbados(my birthplace) and I am hoping Ireland(just cause lol) 🙂

    Sharon H.
    Thanks

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  • Anonymous says:

    Rakeisha T.

    My next vacay will be to Nawlins for Essence Music fest. After that MY HONEYMOON to Costa Rica with my(soon to be) hubby!!!! However after seeing the gorgeous Brazil pics we may have to reconsider lol!

  • Jay-D says:

    Jessica D.
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    San Antonio, TX – my best friend lives there and e always comes to visit me, this summer, I'm going to see him 🙂

  • Samantha B. says:

    2. Thats a NO for the naked baby on the beach. I can't have my child looking wild. I would have him rocking those denim Huggies though.

  • Jay-D says:

    Jessica D.
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    San Antonio, TX – my best friend lives there and e always comes to visit me, this summer, I'm going to see him 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Takisha C.
    1. They put the bottle on the budding fruit while it was still growing on the tree. Once the fruit matured, they cut the branch from the tree and now you have whole fruit inside a bottle.

  • Vanessa aka Miss V says:

    oh my name is Vanessa C. and I said I would be vacationing in Italy to celebrate graduating from law school and finishing the NY bar.

  • Vanessa aka Miss V says:

    i'm heading to Italy in August to celebrate graduating from law school and finishing the NY bar!

  • Unknown says:

    Oh and I'm visiting a friend I haven't seen since elementary school

  • Brenda B. says:

    2. Absolutely not! Way too many pervs in the world…put on a cute swim suit/trunks, something!!!

  • Unknown says:

    1) they asked the aliens if they could borrow their temporary shrink ray.
    2) 2no my child will have plenty of time to skinny dip when she sneaks out of the house in high school. Lol just kidding…. But yeahh… No
    3) I'm going to Tokyo, but after seeing your blog I wish I was going to rio. 😥

    Sorry if this is a double post. Didn't see my first one

  • Britinany L says:

    Next vacay? VEGAS!! My in-laws are retired and moved there lol so we're going to visit let them have some quality grandparent time w/ my 3 yr old while me and my hubby have fun and relax

  • Unknown says:

    1) they asked aliens if they could borrow the temporary shrink ray.
    2) never! My child will have plenty of time to skiing dip when she sneaks out of the house in high school. Lol just kidding. But no…
    3) I'm going to Tokyo, but after looking through you blog, I wish I was going to rio *cry*

  • Deanna H. says:

    1. They did the Bewitched nose twitch and di-dil-di-dil-dee… voila! Whole kiwis and apples in a bottle! That one was easy!

  • Anonymous says:

    Marie G: No I would not let my child go naked on the beach or anywhere out in public. There are too many predators who are looking for parents who let their guards down.

  • Tiffany F. says:

    Question 3: I just got back from my honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico!! However, to answer your question, my next vacation will be to Puerto Rico for my husband's 30th bday!

  • Tiffany F. says:

    Question 3: I just got back from my honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico!!! However, to answer the question, my next vacation is to Puerto Rico in August for my husband's 30th bday!

  • cette nana says:

    Kassandra M. and my next vaca is in Newport, but I wish it was in Brazil 🙂

  • NaturallyLovely81 says:

    My next vacay is still yet to be determined with the finalists at this time being: Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic. I have never had the opportunity to go out of the country and decided for the next trip that me and the hubster take, there will be water (lots of water), lots of sand, banging food, and the opportunity to talk and reconnect.

  • Anonymous says:

    No I would not let my kid go to the beach naked.
    Liz I.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I think they let the fruit get a little ripe & they let it ferment in the alcohol & pushed it into the bottle.

    Brooke B.

  • Catiuze says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    They gently cut the bottle in that part where you can see a pink stripe, then they put the fruits inside, put the cutted part back, glue it and ornament it with a ribbon or something like that and put the drink inside it.
    That's it.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I think they let the fruit get a little ripe & they let it ferment in the alcohol & pushed it into the bottle.

    Brooke B.

  • Anonymous says:

    hmm maybe dehydrate the fruit to a point stuff them in pour alcohol on it and viola!

    Cristal S

  • Tamisha H says:

    My next vacay is Bora Bora Tahiti! Ever since the couples retreat, I've always wanted to go. The fact that your hotel room is practically on the water is amazing to me!! If I don't go there next, definitely for my honeymoon! 🙂

  • Kristin C. says:

    My next vacation spot is Australia because I want to cross scuba diving in the GBR off my bucket list

  • Anonymous says:

    Jemilla B.

    1) I would say they grow it in the bottle. That is the only way I could see it being done. As far as the ones that are halves, I think they have some technique of cutting the fruit and then arranging it to stack on top of each other.

    2) I would let mine run free but I would stay very close to them. Things are alot different in other countries esp the islands I believe. When I was in Haiti many children were on the beach naked and they were older than 4. But no one seemed shocked by it.

    3) Next vacation is to Montego Bay, Jamaica. I
    ve never been so this is exciting for me and it will also be a solo trip, can't wait!!!

    Love all your updates Nik!!!! Makes me more interested in visiting Brazil 🙂

  • Rayna M. says:

    3. My next vacation is to St. Thomas on June 20th. I wanted to go somewhere ridic for my 30th birthday and after some exceptional reviews from friends I decided on an all inclusive resort out there. So excited.

  • TTsGurlBB says:

    Did they heat the bottle and allow the vapors from the heat to vacum suck the fruit in??!! Sounds weird, I know, but seen it on TV once. *shrug* Don't know, but can you do a give away for some of that ish?? It looks yummy. 🙂

    I watch way too much of the I.D. channel to let my child go naked anywhere. LOL

    Don't have a next vacay planned, but living in L.A. means Vegas is a hop, skip and a jump away should I need a quick change of scenery. 🙂

    Brandi B

  • koko says:

    1. the must have grown it fresh from the bottle lol
    2. no kids but if I did i would have to say no…but hey if the child kept taking it off hey what the heck lets find you some spandex kid lol.
    3. 7 day cruise to cozumel mexico BFF wedding and there is 50 of us going need cruise hair ideas plus I am bridesmaid and only curly 🙂
    Korenn L.

  • koko says:

    1. the must have grown it fresh from the bottle lol
    2. no kids but if I did i would have to say no…but hey if the child kept taking it off hey what the heck lets find you some spandex kid lol.
    3. 7 day cruise to cozumel mexico BFF wedding and there is 50 of us going need cruise hair ideas plus I am bridesmaid and only curly 🙂

  • Meron F. says:

    Next vacation is hopefully a month long trek across Europe. Always have wanted to go to that side of the world and surely deserve it bc I'm graduating from UT Austin with my Bachelors! Btw, you are looking awesome in that bikini Nikki!! 🙂

  • Randi A. says:

    I wouldn't let my babies run around the beach naked. I would be too concerned with the other people around to do something like that. There are just too many pervs these days, lol

  • Quan says:

    Quan G said…..
    2.No way! Too many wierdos out there.
    3. Jamaica for some R & R

  • DBRIS says:

    Dorethea B- well my next vacay was supposed to be next wkend with the girls in the Dominican- but the husband put a SCREEEEECHING Halt to that. So now it will be a weekend in Florida. I guess as long as there is sun, a beach and water then I won't complain.

  • Anonymous says:

    Toya W.

    1. Yeah, I'm curious as to how they got the fruit in the bottle. Maybe they made the made the neck of the bottle after placing the fruit inside and use whatever a glassmaker (is that what they are called? anyhow, oh maybe there;s some secret trap opening on the bottom of the bottom..*shrug*
    2.Noooope wouldnt let my child run around naked at the beach. Too many crazies out there. Plus sand in some places..just ain't right.
    3. My next vacay will most likely be in L.A.

  • Ashley says:

    "Dudes in their panty draws"!! LMFAO…a gut busting statement!

  • Dionna P. says:

    Q2: Idk about the whole naked baby on the beach thing…I mean, my son (20 months old) would have to atleast have on a diaper made for the water…besides sand getting caught in his business, there may be some down low pervs out there!I'm just sayin'!

  • JR says:

    Hmm..
    1. I don't know
    2. Sure
    3. Shenandoah Valley, va

    Janet R.

  • NoIsmSchism says:

    For my next vacation, I hopefully will be going to Hawaii. My family is from Jamaica and that is where we usually go during the summer for vacation, but I want to go someplace new and experience a different culture.

    Royisa G.

  • Nessia says:

    1. Here's a video link that shows how to grow fruit in a bottle:

    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-put-whole-fruit-inside-bottle-189455/

  • Anonymous says:

    Hummmmmm, I'd like to see what's underneath the pink/white decor on that bottle. I know they make bottles that screw together, thus apart! Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
    BUCKET NAKED BABIES ON THE BEACH? Naaaaaa, probably wouldn't let mine go "STREAKIN" on the beach. hahahahahahaha And as for my next vacay? We are heading on a 4 day cruise to the BAHAMAS next month. Wooo Hooooo
    Michelle B.
    (AKA Michelle in TX – Allnatural1)

  • Christina A. says:

    I'm so jealous of your trip Nikki, it looks like you're having an amazing time! My next vacay is to Miami in June and i'm thinking now on how to manage my hair while there… Christina A.

  • Nadia says:

    Nadia NT
    I would let my son because it wouldn't probably bother him he's three.
    However not my daughter no sand in her cracks and crevices.

  • Natural Sunshine says:

    1. I am unsure about how the fruit got in the bottle but a lot of people gave good ideas.
    2. No baby of mine will be walking around naked. Too many sick people.
    3. I am going to MI next month to see Jill Scott in concert. Me and my BFF have floor seats 13 rows back. I can't wait. Also me and the family will be going to the Columbus, Oh zoo and waterpark in July and Myrtle Beach in August for a week. I am super excited because I have never been and it will be our first family trip with the kids age 6 and 3.
    Siobhan S.

  • Alicia Renae says:

    My next vacation is Destin, Florida in July. 1st time all my siblings in the same place since my mom's funeral…

  • Ashley R. says:

    1. The same way people fit a tiny ship into a bottle! Otherwise….I got nothin. Lol anybody know how it's done?

    2. I have no children but I definitely would not let my child run nekkid on the beach! That's unsanitary and like Andrea A. said above I wouldn't want sand in certain spots and folks looking at my kids all wrong.

    3. My next vacay is ITALY!!! For educational purposes and to have fun 🙂

    Ashley R.

  • srednov says:

    Sha-Keeba H….I will be headed to Miami for a couple days with friends and then cruising the Caribbean for 7 whole days, just me and the hubs.

  • Stephanie U. says:

    1. Perhaps the glass blowers somehow blew the glass around the fruit?
    2. I would keep my babies diapers/ swimwear on–I think it's a bit unsanitary otherwise and to keep them healthy…
    3. After seeing your trip, I would love to go to Rio. I've been to Sao Paulo where my family lives, but the beaches and life of Rio looks amazing. If not Rio, the Fiji. I need some sun and sand in my life!

  • Malibu-Barbie says:

    Mikyle B…..hey Nikki!!! actually the fruit is grown in the bottle!!!! A while back I went to my friends aunts house who was a flight attended so she has traveled all over the world….1 thing that she showed me she got from France was a bottle of wine with a BIG OLE PEACH IN IT! After she made me guess for an hour she finally told me it was actually grown in the bottle….1 if the strangest things I ever seen….LOL

  • Juanita R. says:

    My next vacay will be in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The food is the bomb.com and so many beautiful brothas!

  • Anonymous says:

    My next vacation is to Jamaica for a huge family reunion. We haven't been there for 5 years.

    Toni-Ann S.

  • noodles727 says:

    My next vacay will be JAMAICA. I Love Montego Bay. The food is the BOMB.com and so many beautiful brothas!

  • Stephanie P. says:

    Next vacation…Montreal in September for the Oasis Montreal International Marathon. But now I MUST add Brazil to the list!

  • Naphtali says:

    1. The fruit is placed in the bottle before it fully matures, then the liquor is added to help with fermentation.
    2. Yes, my kid would be naked on the beach, in America it's look at funny but in other parts of the world it's normal. Also, I was once one.
    3. A 3 month stay in Europe this Dec-Feb, so excited!!

  • Stephanie P. says:

    Next vacation…Montreal in September for the Oasis Monreal International Marathon. But now I MUST add Brazil to the list!

  • Elaine D. says:

    Next place for V-cay has to be in the Virgin Islands…!!!

  • Ashley Paige says:

    I believe they got the fruit in the bottle by letting the fruit grow in the bottle. (Hang the bottle on fruit that is stilling growing on the tree.) They do this for other wines/spirits that have whole fruit in the bottome of the bottle.

    And I am going to Cancun!

  • BnNappy - Chocolate Hair Affair says:

    Hey BFF – I'm headed to Cozumel, MX in two weeks to celebrate my twin sister's graduation from High School. The family is celebrating their success in HS and acceptance into college. They are a huge deal!!

  • Nashira H. says:

    I LOVE those yellow jeans! And you have an awesome tan 🙂
    2. I have a while to go before I become a mother, but I know now that my kids would not be nakey at the beach, or at any other "natural" area. If they're anything like me, they'll go exploring a develop a rash described by their pediatrician as "only God knows what this is".
    ^^ The above actually happened to my brother and me when we were younger. We weren't naked in public, but we went off on our own to some isolated, grassy area at a car dealership and came down with terrible rashes later in the day. Mom buying a car, kids contracting Lord knows what.

  • Anonymous says:

    2) no, baby has to keep his clothes on…between sun exposure,hide and seek sand & the perve factor…enjoy naked time in the tub at home kid.
    3) Turks & caicos is the next vacay for our anniversary ,it was on hubby's dive spot cklist & as long as there is a beach with warm water I am down. I am looking fwd to it (first wk of vacay without the kid in 4 yrs) wooohoo!!!
    Loving be able to tag along on ur Rio trip. Bet the hair & scenery it looks great!
    DM Williams

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  • DecemberPumpkin says:

    I would not let my (future) children walk on the beach naked but that's just how I was raised lol

  • Jasmine Mercury Janks says:

    1. This fruit/bottle dilemma is going to drive me bananas. I found this Strange video on the net, which honestly doesn't help much at all:
    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-put-whole-fruit-inside-bottle-189455/

    2. I don't have any issue with nudity, per say, but public beaches can be kinda dirty so I'm going to say no.

    3. Hawaii!! Any Why? I happen to think I look good in tropical paradise.

    <3's
    Jasmine R.

  • Mrs. Amy J says:

    Mrs. Amy J

    1. They put fruit on skewers, inserting through the boottom of the bottom, then heat seal the bottom of the glass.
    2. No never would I let my children show their goodies. There are too many perverts lurking around.
    3. I am going to CHINA!!!! I have always admired their culture and am ready to enjoy truly authentic chinese cuisine. YEA YEA YEA

  • ashley says:

    We have a restaurant like that here in Colorado called Rodizio grill, they have a few more around the country, good stuff.

  • ashley says:

    We have a restaurant like that here in Colorado called Rodizio grill, they have a few more around the country, good stuff.

  • jodi l says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    a: There is a technique in which a bottle is attched to budding fruit branch and is left there till the fruit has grown ripe, once ripe the bottle is pulled off the branch which then picks the fruit off the branch and into the bottle.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    a: If my baby shows that he/she rather be naked by pulling at his/her diaper then yes I would.
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    a: Jamaica, it's my homeland and it's been a while since I traveled there.

  • Anonymous says:

    Danielle M. from Va

    1. Bottle comes from factory like that.
    2. No
    3. Wine Country in Cali

  • Anonymous says:

    I am heading out to London for the Olympics this summer!

    Clarise C.

  • Anonymous says:

    Janina L. I think they cut the bottle out of the glass, then place the fruit in the glass, then super clue the bottom back on 🙂 lol…. idk

  • TTsGurlBB says:

    I am loving your bright outfit. Those jeans are jammin'. And man, does that moonshine look good. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    Danielle M.

    1. Bottle came from the factory like that! lol idk
    2. Heck no…too many pervs out there
    3. Wine Country – Cali

  • Anonymous says:

    Brandy S.

    Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    Well my next vacay is next week. My husband, son and I are going to Hot Springs, Ar. Why? for the family time, sites, views and amusement park. Also Momma is in need of a break: I am employed full time, full time Mom and student. I just received my degree in Paralegal Studies and this vacay is long over do. I'm looking forward to spending some time with my guys.

  • Jennifer T. says:

    1. I wish I knew how they fit that fruit in that little bottle. Maybe it has to do with with air suction?
    2. No way would I let a child of mine go naked. However, in countries outside of the U.S. nudity is not looked down as much as it is here. If I lived there, it probably wouldn't matter.
    3. I probably will visit my relatives in Dallas and Houston. I haven't been in like more than 10 years, so it'll be great to catch up.

  • TTsGurlBB says:

    I watch way too much of the I.D. channel to be comfortable letting my child walk around naked at the beach or anywhere else. LOL

    Unfortunately, don't have any vacay plans as of yet. Although being in LA, Vegas is always a hop, skip, and a jump away should I need a quick change of scenery. 🙂

    Brandi B

  • Jamie R says:

    I would never let my babies walk nekkid on the beach. I watch too much Criminal Minds & general tv for that mess. Everybody's a pedophile to me.

    What is a vacay? #wheretheydodatat!

  • Quaneasha W. says:

    My next vaca will be to South Africa! Going to Port Elizabeth (Shamwari Game Reserve) to get married (they do it free if you stay 3 nights & i couldn't afford a wedding and honeymoon so I resorted to 2-in-1). Then to Cape Town, South Africa.

    & I'd bet they got the fruit in through the bottom of the bottle. Maybe…?

    Quaneasha W.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. lol! I've been pondering that question for years
    2.2 years old + absolutley not but my baby? yeah sure. why not?
    3. The boo and I are headed to Jamaica for our birthdays (which just happen to be 6 days apart) Cant wait!
    Sheena M.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I've been pondering that same question…
    2. 2-4 year old? No Baby? yeah sure. Y not. If she wanted to be nakey I'd let her go nakey
    3. The boo and I are going to Jamaica for our birthdays Woohoo! Sooo excited

    Sheena M.

  • DngerousBeauty08 says:

    1. Wooooooow! I haven't the foggiest idea.
    2. I would and I have. My son was allowed to splash around with his lil booty-piece out until he was 2-ish. After that he had to suit up!
    3. Since I live in Europe our next vacaykicks off this weekend on the Bodensee in Konstanz, Germany

  • Dorianne M. says:

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach?
    Absolutely.

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    West Coast (San Fran, LA, and Vegas) – doing the AIDS/Lifecycle Ride.

  • Anonymous says:

    We're headed to Paris next week. Then later this year, it's off to the Outback (Australia).

  • ACNimmons says:

    I would love to know how they got that fruit in the bottle. Maybe it's like a ship in a bottle. Lol :/. I definitely would not let my baby on the beach with no clothes. I wouldn't want my naked baby running all over the place. I don't think so. In all honesty, I would love to go back to Vegas. There is just so much stuff to do there and apparently the three days I went was not enough.

  • LaToya H says:

    I don't know how they got that fruit in that bottle but it looks good!

    I don't have a child, but if I did they would have some clothes on!

    My next vacation is coming up really soon! I'm going to San Jose, Costa Rica in June. I'm a visual artist who does portraits of women with natural hair. The US/ Costa Rican Embassy is flying me there to show my artwork in an exhibit called Promising Artists of the 21st Centruy at the Sophia Wannamaker Gallery in San Jose! I'm very excited. Your pictures are building my anticipation!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lantoinette W.

    My next vacay will be Jamaica…neva been…heard interestin things about it.

  • LaTisha G. says:

    You're so cute, Nikki! I love coming to your site!

    My next trip is to Cancun, Mexico in 2 weeks. My husband will be celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary!!! I'm so excited and I love that you're talking about the beach and hair bc I'm taking notes on what to do/take for the trip.

    LaTisha G.

  • KayDanai says:

    #yourhastagshavemerollin

    3. My next vacay is to DC, for a family reunion this weekend. Too bad most of my cousins still relax their hair (they all from the souf) maybe I can get one or two to see the light.

  • Melia says:

    Thank for sharing your trip in such detail it is beautiful. My husband and I are heading to Jamaica for our next vaca. We are both from there and after his fourth deployment it is something he really needs. Just family and R/R. Not entering for the giveaway just sharing. Thank you enjoy the rest of your trip.

  • Anonymous says:

    http://hellomiloandotis.bandcamp.com/track/black-sheep-feat-nico-segal

    Check this song out it's soooo cute!

    [Chorus]
    Bah bah Black Sheep
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir
    I've got a whole head full
    (and you can't touch it)

    No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

    [Verse 1]
    I like to keep it curly like Angela and Nikki
    But stranger fingers come round, and that's when shit gets tricky

    Do I look like a petting zoo to you?
    My head is not a book you can peruse

    People wanna finger ride a hairline safari
    People wanna trick or treat buckets of black kink

    Well read my lips when I say this yeah
    Read my lips when I say this

    No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

    [Chorus]
    Bah bah Black Sheep
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir
    I've got a whole head full
    (and you can't touch it)

    No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

    (hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were you
    (hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were

    [Verse 2]
    Usually I don't have to say these things
    But some folks need a reminder cause they think
    My hair is an open invitation, and I can't understand this odd infatuation

    See, since I cut my perm off life ain't been the same
    I been taking long showers and long walks in the rain
    I rock my pick with a fist on the daily
    Cause I ain't Rapunzel I don't need a prince to save me

    [Chorus]
    Bah bah Black Sheep, have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir
    I've got a whole head full
    (and you can't touch it, no you can't touch it, no you can't touch it, no you can't touch it)

    No You Can't Fucking Touch My Hair

    (Hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were you
    (Hey boy) I'd keep my hands to myself if I were

    [Outro]
    Wash your hair put the oil on
    Go to bed put the scarf on
    Braid it up in the winter
    Use a comb but be gentle, heyyyy

    These are the waves / These are the waves
    That the lord has made / That the lord has made
    Let us rejoice / Let us rejoice
    And be glad in it / And be glad in it

  • Kiayani H says:

    1. I think the bottom of the bottle is opened and a big cork is put in its place to hold in the contents.

    2. My children are a little beyond the age of walking nude in public. I think if they were under the age of 1, they wouldn't know the difference. I'd still perfer they did not though I'd be concerned about parasites, and germs that are unnoticeable to the eye.

    3. My next vacay will be Florida or the Bahamas. I've been with my husband and now the children want to go to the beach.

  • Anonymous says:

    Adinah J.

    3. My next vacay is Jamaica over the summer with my godsister- she is Jamaican American and has never visited her family there. She traveled with me to Antigua to visit my family, so its only right that I go with her to visit hers.

  • Anonymous says:

    2. Not sure. I'd be afraid the little one would poop and I'd have to clean it up!

    3. Maybe a tour of Israel (with my church).

    Brenda D.

  • Olive Curls says:

    Testing to see if this will post.

  • Astin R. says:

    3. My next vacation is to the picturesque state of Vermont to visit one of my best childhood friends. They may not have chicken hearts but they are the home of the original Ben and Jerry's factory so I will just have to make do 🙂

  • You Can Just Call Me Dr. KJH says:

    My next vacay which probably won't happen for a while lol I'm a broke college student will be to Hawaii or where you are now…..since I'm working on this beach body I'm sure I'll be ready to show it off by then lol! I'm loving all of your post about your exciting vacay!
    Kiydra H.

  • Olive Curls says:

    Sajahda. S also know as Olive Curls in FB

    1. They put bottles over budding fruit and it grows in the bottle. We did this in HS as an experiment. It actually does work.

    2.hmm that is a good question. In my case I probably wouldn't based on hygiene. I would imagine that my boys would just pee whenever they had the urge and well that would be bad for the other people trying to enjoy their day at the beach.

    3. Nags Head. My awesome mother in law pays for our family to go on vacation the last 3 years so we as a family can enjoy a family vacation. So this year Nags Head. Never been and I hear it is really nice and so I am looking forward to going and being with the rest of the family.

  • Alexandria W says:

    My next vacation (actually study abroad program with my university, but I'm calling it a vaca lol) will be to Toledo, Spain. While I'm there I'll be staying with a local family and truly immersing myself in the Spanish culture and whatever Spain and Europe has to offer. I've always wanted to be fluent in Spanish and travel to Spain, so I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by!

    I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Spain will be awesome, I can feel it!

  • Temara says:

    Your trip looks like so much fun! I'm heading to Barbados in 44 days because I'm getting married there!!! I want to send you my natural bride pics 🙂

    Temara M.

  • Alexandria W says:

    Alexandria W.

    My next vacation (actually study abroad program with my university, but I consider it to be a vacation lol) will be in the Fall of 2012 in Toledo, Spain. I will be being staying with a local family, eating delicious, traditional Spanish food, drinking delicious Spanish drinks, taking in the sites of Spain and Europe all while I am perfecting my Spanish. I chose to participate in this program because I've always wanted to be fluent in Spanish and travel to Spain, and now I have a perfect opportunity to do so. This trip will also fulfill a requirement for my International Studies major.

    I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! LOL Spain is going to be great, I can feel it!

  • Andrea says:

    1. They had to do some type of trick with the glass bottle..I think that pink and white band is covering where they have the bottle connected…lol idk

  • prettyGirl says:

    The kids can be in the buff on the beach! Sand gets in those places whether they have on clothes or not! LOL

  • April P. says:

    Hello,
    2. I would let my baby on the beach sans swimsuit, especially if we were in a foreign country where it's more accepted.
    3. My next vacation will most likely be to a beach in Florida (where my baby will have on a swimsuit!) to relax with three generations of family 🙂

  • Shinga C. says:

    For my next vacation, I plan to head to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival and my family.

    Chishinga C.

  • Ijeoma I. says:

    1. i dont even know…
    2. not at all
    3. depending on funds, either NYC, or Toronto for Caribana!

  • Ijeoma I. says:

    1. i dont even know…
    2. not at all
    3. depending on funds either NYC, or Toronto for Caribana!

  • Lika D. says:

    1. They grow it in the bottle 🙂 (when the fruit starts coming out, they put the bottle over it and attach that bottle to the tree for it to stay in place until the fruit matures… well something like that lol)

    3. Florida, because that is where I live and it is awesome! 🙂

  • Jessica C. says:

    1. I think the fruit is dried and rehydrated. the slice of fruit with the flesh facing us does look squeezed.
    2. I personally don't have a problem with the baybehs being nekkid on the beach. As long as there's no kid-on-kid touching and no pics are being snapped..
    3. My next vacay is to Atlanta. Nothing big, just a little run-away.

  • Dana says:

    Um, no to kids being naked at the beach or any other public place.

    My next vacay is actually for my soon-to-be nine year old. Hubby and I have taken her to beach vacays all over the carribean in the past but this one's for her…Florida+SeaWorld+BuschGardens.

    Dana P.

  • dball says:

    D. Ball

    1. You attach the bottle to the tree and let the fruit grow inside the bottle (go figure)
    2. I would definitely let my baby play on the beach naked. it saves on messy clothes and I can just rinse them off and go

    3. I am DYING to go to Brazil. I have always wanted to go and these posts make me want to go even more. With Brazil being the second largest Black population in the world, I would love to experience the similarities and differences between our cultures.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. If you look at the bottle you see that there is a portion of the bottle that is rapped by a decorative rope. I believe there is a cut across the bottle where the rope is. They place the fruit in and bonded the bottle back together. It could have happened when they made the bottle.
    2. If we lived in a perfect world. Yes it would be nice to let your young child run in the buff if they decide to do away with the diaper. But unfortunately there are too many cray people out here today…so that is a no no for me!

    3. My daughter and my dream trip is London!

    Faye T.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am from the Caribbean and I have seen many kids on the beach naked. It's a function of economics and unfortunately some people don't have the means. As for my kids, thankfully they will be clothed on the beach.

    My next vacation will be Cancun, Mexico in a couple of weeks. Love the Currier &Ives portrayal of Brazilian life that you have been providing us. Living vicariously through you right now.

    Chris H.

  • Nicole I. says:

    1. I believe the bottle was fused together at the bottom after they put the fruit inside.
    2. I would not let my child run around the beach naked. I'm with you on sand getting in certain spots
    3. My next vacation will be in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I will be staying at the Riu Resort.

  • Vanessa A says:

    Vanessa A.
    I'm headed to Destin, Fl Why?
    Just because I need on before I go crazy!!!!

  • Cortney R says:

    1. I'd once heard that the bottle is put on the fruit as it's growing off the vine and it continues to grow in the bottle, although I'm REALLY unsure how apples AND kiwis are in your bottle. That's called talented Brazilians.
    2. It's not just about where I don't want sand. It's also about what I don't want to end up in said sand from my kid.
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why? My next vacay is no where near as cool as yours. My next is a week in Ohio for my sister's wedding where everyone is "afraid" I'll wear my hair natural. I really need to know WHAT is so great about having straight hair? It's just ONE style. Okay. Sorry. Didn't mean to add drama in the comments.
    Thank you for letting us vacay vicariously through you in Rio. Most fun I've had in 9 days. Truly. Enjoy!

    Sincerely,
    Cortney R.

  • Anonymous says:

    2. Would not let the baby run naked on the beach. If I had a little girl she could go without a shirt maybe but completely naked, no.

    Danielle R.

  • Unknown says:

    1) Is there a way to get the fruit moist enough so you can squeeze it in?

    2) I wouldn't let me kids run around naked at the beach. I don't want them to be ashamed of their bodies, but they need to know there are boundaries and that nakedness in public is inappropriate.

    3) Puerto Rico for vacay in the fall! This trip is meaningful because it's a mother-daughter trip, and my mom and I went there together for the first and only time when I was 4 years old. Of course, I don't remember the trip.

  • Anonymous says:

    Not sure if someone mentioned it already (I didn't feel like searching through all 198 comments) but the Porcao restaurant you went to is available in the U.S. as well. Of course it's a different name, but the same basic concept or a neverend Brazilian steakhouse. It's called, Fogo De Chao. They have the same circle disks and everything.

  • Unknown says:

    Response to Q2) I wouldn't let my children walk around naked on the beach. I don't want them to think they should be afraid or ashamed of their bodies, but I need them to know that there are boundaries…and creepy dangerous people that might want to hurt them.

    Response to Q3) My next vacay spot is Puerto Rico! Mom and I are going in the fall. It was the first vacation we ever took, just the two of us. I was four and can't remember anything about the trip!

  • Mimi says:

    3. We will be going to Key West this week. I love it there. Can't wait for the beautiful waters and tropical experience I love so dearly!

  • Candace P. says:

    I love those yellow jeans! I'm headed to the Dominican Republic on my next vacation for my linesister's wedding.

  • Andrea A. says:

    1. I'm also curious how they got the fruit in there. Lol. Maybe it has something to do with why that pink and white cloth or whatever is around the bottle. Maybe the bottle unscrews right there or something. lol. Okay I'm making stuff up. lol.
    2. No I wouldn't let my child be naked at the beach. Wouldn't want sand getting certain spots and wouldn't want strangers looking at my kids. You never know about some folks.
    3. My next vacay is probably going to be to Corpus Christi here in Texas. I love going to the beach so anywhere where there's water will be my destination. 🙂

    Andrea A.

  • Zandria B. says:

    Hey Nikki.. glad you are having fun!
    I was wondering how that fruit got in there too. Maybe they molded the glass round the fruit.. LOL..
    Nah.. my baby will not be bare at the beach.. LOL

  • littlemskiki says:

    Keyona L.

    Hey Nikki…love the vacation pics thus far. Anywho….I would NOT let my baby walk around nude on the beach. Imo…it's just inappropriate. I think parents believe that because they're babies and so small that nudity is ok because its innocent. I disagree. There are lot of crazies out there that will be preying on your naked baby at the beach. Call me crazy and overprotective but I'm a Law & Order SVU fanatic so I trust NO ONE!

  • Fabulously Fluffy says:

    Oh First name Calisse, last name initial C. Sorry forgot the instructions!

  • Fabulously Fluffy says:

    My next vacay may be Costa Rica, if that doesn't hapn then I'm defntly goin back to Barcelona. Luv Luv LUVD it! Went briefly last Oct, enjoyed it so much want to go back for an extended stay. At least for a month. If I really luv it as much as I think I will; I plan to move their 2014/2015. side note: i was totally goin to Brazil in August! swapped it out for Costa Rica. Now ure givg me the itch to go Brazil sometime soon….

  • Jessica M. says:

    2. I do not think children should be naked on the beach. Nowadays there are so many cute swim suites for children, there's no reason not to have them in one.
    3. Next vacay? Chicago for memorial day weekend!

  • Bridgette D says:

    My next vacay is New Zealand, hubby has been wanting to go for several years and we can't wait.

  • Alicia W. says:

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    I'll be going on a cruise in July to Mexico! Going with a group from my church.

  • N Coleman says:

    n coleman

  • Anonymous says:

    2. I feel like even if you double diaper your baby, or sprayed Sand Repellent (if such greatness existed) on them, they would STILL come back with sand in the crevices no one knew existed… and then wonder why there are STILL little trails of sand around the house a week after the fact, lol.

    … all that just to say this, the answer to your question is, no I would not 🙂

    Neecie B.

  • Desiree' M. says:

    Desiree' M.
    1. Hmm…I would say that maybe they got the fruit in there the same way that those model boats get inside a bottle but I don't think that's the case. Maybe they had the seeds grow in the bottle into full fruit? Or maybe they somehow form the fruit around the bottle.
    3. I don't know if you could call it a vacation but I'll probably be headed down to ATL this summer to visit my family and possibly do a small mural in my nieces new room!

  • emily w says:

    i wouldnt let my kids run around buck naked, cuz baby clothes are too cute and kids grow up so fast, theres only a lil bit of time that you can stuff them into whatever silly outfit you want and they wont care.

    As for the fruit, for they probably cored them, add a few slits and squeeze em in, as for the apple, they probably boiled it or the bottle then sqeezed it in, i saw it done before as a child i dont quite remember it all though, it has to do with temp and air pressure tho… but for the limes etc, its easy, we do it on the regular to make preserved lemons @ my house.

  • honeybrown1976 says:

    No, I could not let my baby run naked on a public beach. At home, sure. It's private and secured.

    The question is whether or not I'd go topless. Hell yes!

    Latanya I.

  • anewme says:

    Renae D.

    Interesting question, had to research it myself 🙂 Put the fruit (while it's still small and on the branch) in the bottle and allow it to sit in the tree and grow from there.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/950584/how_to_put_a_whole_fruit_inside_a_bottle/

  • emily w says:

    Emily W. my next vaca will be to New York! me and my husband never really get to take a day off, not since we got married actually. So, we will soon be departing to NYC to spend some time with his family… yay!

  • B. Bass says:

    1. The fruit is put into the whole bottle by attaching the bottle to a fruit tree and allowing the fruit to grow into the bottle.

    Brittany B

  • Anonymous says:

    Alysha T

    1. I would guess they grew the fruit in the bottle, depending on the neck size it doesn't seem hard to get a knife in there to split the fruit.

    3.This may not count as a vacation but my boyfriend and are going to Bonnaroo in two weeks. 4 day music festival in Tennessee , we'll be camping on the grounds and going to a bunch of shows.

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  • StaceyMarie says:

    1. You can grow fruit in a bottle if you suspend the bottle from the tree when the fruit is small/young. IDK how you get MULTIPLE fruits in there, though!

    2. Hell to the naw, Bobby. My family is the family at the beach w/no sand on our blanket or in our nooks and crannies. It's difficult enough to clean regular stuff off of babies.

    3. I will be traveling up and down the East/Southeast coast starting in September. Charlotte, NC to volunteer for the campaign, DC for the Congressional Black Caucus, and Murryland, Lynchburg, VA, and Marietta/Hotlanta Georgia to visit friends (new marriage, new business, and new babies respectively)

  • Anonymous says:

    Jean N.

    1. They "built" the bottle around the fruit…hell, I don't know!

    2. I don't have kids, but might have reservations about that…it may be acceptable in Brazil, but folks here in the States "trip" about everything…the cops might want to take the babies to jail!

    3. I have no travelling vacation plans at this time, but I'd love to visit the Caribbean or Bermuda–some place where I can walk in pink sand, eat great food and say, "This is the life!"

  • Lorry M. says:

    1. I have seen ppl grow fruits in bottles by putting the bottle on the developing fruit while it is still on the tree.

    2. I don't, personally think I would. I could consider allowing a boy toddler to be naked on the beach but not a girl for fear of bacteria. Girls are a little more anatomically susceptible to that.

    3. Lack of funds don't allow me to travel. Maybe once I graduate from college, enter the work force, and accumulate finances I will be able to do a little traveling. I would like to go to an island though. I love the beach, warm weather, sunshine, and exotic foods 🙂

  • L says:

    Nikki – enjoying the 'free ride' of traveling along with you on your trips. 🙂 Be careful resting that computer on your lap near your organs chica.

  • Ericka W. says:

    3. My next vacation will be at the end of this year. I will be graduating from college, and I wanted to do something big for myself. I will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas with a couple of my classmates!

  • ymorris says:

    Yvette M.

    Q1. – Is the bottle cut in the middle where the cloth is? If not, I'm thinking it was freeze-dried whole & when the alcohol was added, it expanded.
    Q2. – If I were in a foriegn country where this was the norm., yes I would let my child on the beach nude, keeping a close eye on her, of course. I would not in the states.
    Q3. – I plan to vacation this year in Charleston, SC in June and New Orleans in August so please update your final thoughts on your RIO haircare products because I will definetly need something to help my 4a – 4-c curls !!! :):)

  • Denea says:

    I feel like I'm in Brazil with you!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Lashanda W.

    1. They dried it first then it was able to be put inside of the bottle and the liquid substance hydrated it allowing it to return to it's normal size.
    2. No, I would not let my children go without clothing anywhere except home. There are just too many sick people in the world!
    3. Alaska, we are going next month for 10 days and I can't wait. I am in need of a vacay!! My husband and I were stationed there almost 2 years ago and we loved it we are going back to visit friends!

  • PhenomenallyMe says:

    2. It seems that Brazil is just a little more in touch with their sexy than us Americans…at an earlier age! Haven't you seen YouTube videos of the kids dancing?
    3. My next vacay is so far out of sight that I have to take a mental one…and in this one, I am living vicariously through you and hubby!

    Yolanda G.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I think they put the fruit in through the bottom of the bottle, then sealed it up. However it happened, it's super cool!

    2. I don't have kids but if I did I wouldn't let them run completely naked. They at least need bottoms (diaper, pull ups, swim trunks, etc). Gotta protect the children!

    3. I'm going to Barbados because I've never been to the Caribbean and it seems like the perfect island to visit first. 🙂 Plus it will be the first vacation my boyfriend and I are going on together!

  • Latasha M. says:

    I would love for my next vacay to be in Paris, France! I'm a recent fashion grad and a hopeless romantic…So Paris just makes sense 🙂

  • tissa says:

    This is Tissa T. sorry I didn't follow instructions.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    Okay, they dehydrated the fruit temporarily, and then it rehydrated as it sucked up the alcohol…like a sponge. Maybe?

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    No I would not let my baby go naked on the beach. Nasty pervs already don't need a reason :/

    Stephanie G.

  • Unknown says:

    My next long vacay will be in the Bahamas. I havent been in years and pre-kiddos. I want to take them to experience the fun and beauty we (hubby and I) were exposed to.

  • Anonymous says:

    Novelyn W.

    2) Heck no! When we were kids, we didn't wear swimsuits in the island as toddlers, because they didn't have it. If I have kids, their bodies will be covered up. Too many unknowns to worry about, I don't need to add enticements for perverts to the list

    3) If I am luck to go on vacay I want to go to greece.

  • tissa says:

    2. I wouldn't let my baby go naked.
    3. We are going to Virginia this year for reunion.
    You all look good.

  • Ayisha B says:

    1. I think the fruits are dehydrated/dried before they are put into the bottle and then the liquid is added causing them to plump and expel flavor.

    2. Would never let my children be naked in public. This world is too unstable and full of wickedness.

    3. Hubby and I have a busy schedule and can't find a week to go away this summer. But this winter we will hit up DR boo!!!

  • Jadellsmom says:

    I would love for my next vacay to be a cruise in Italy. I have always wanted to go to Europe and see the sights, and a cruise would be the best way to do it!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Sharrell J

    2. There is no way I would let my child run around naked, I don't care if we are on a beach! LOL I believe in modesty in all that we do.

    3. My next vacay, God willing, will be to Nigeria or Mecca!!! Maybe I should get a passport in the meantime!

  • Ayisha S. says:

    I am going to Orlando Florida in July with my fam. Taking the kiddos to see Disney!

  • Anonymous says:

    AWatkins –
    Numero Uno – My guess is that they added the fruit during the glass blowing process somehow but that is a long shot.

    Numero Dos – I would never let my little bundle of joy walk around Free Willy on a beach or elsewhere.

    Numero Tres – My next vacay is Spain in September – 4 days in Madrid, 4 days in Barcelona. I cannot wait!!!

    Antoinette W – Chicago, IL

  • Anonymous says:

    1. The bottle is placed over the fruit when it buds, then the fruit grows in the bottle and is plucked when ripe (googled it, too curious)How that explains more than one fruit per bottle? IDK

    2. No naked babies

    3. Not sure yet, but I just got a passport and ready to get stamped up!

    -MzGray

  • Janel says:

    I am currently studying in Salvador de Bahia right now! Been here for almost 3 months. I look at your photos and want to go to Rio so badly. Hopefully my next trip will be to Italy with no studying included.

  • BricyD says:

    1. I don't know how they got the fruit in the bottle but it looks good and I would love to try that one day. 🙂

    2. I cringe at the thought of adults walking around naked so I would definitely not let my baby go walking around baring it all.

    3. My next vacation is to Vegas next weekend! I would hardly call it "vacation" though because I don't think I'll be resting or relaxing unless I go to the spa. Its going to be nonstop partying for my Godsister's birthday. She's turning the big "30"! Its about 20 of us and we are going to see a show, go shopping, and maybe even go skydiving. (Pray for me lol) 🙂

    PS. You and your blog really inspire me to be me and enjoy all of who I am, flaws and all. I'm not where I want to be with the confidence of my natural hair but I'm getting closer and closer every day especially when I read your blogs. 🙂 So thanks.

    ~Bridget C. D.~

  • blofton88 says:

    Brandi L.

    I want to first say that I am absolutely in love with your blog. Its like I have to get my fix daily. Haha.

    Never would I let my baby run around nakey and neither should anyone else allow such a thing.

    Anywho, I am looking forward to traveling to the Bahamas this summer on a cruise. I've never been on a ship so I am thrilled.

    Thanks for allowing us to experience Brazil through your eyes.

  • Monique Manning says:

    Monique M.

    1. You get them in the bottle with Science. Similar to the boiled egg trick!
    2. It depends on what beach I am going to. In the States, no. But overseas where it's common, yes. Me too! Lol
    3. Next international vacay is Brazil! Going with my best friend for Carnivale for our annual BF Birthday trip!

  • Belinda M says:

    1. They dry the fruit out, like a raisin or dried mangos!
    2. No no no! My baby would need to have something on.
    3. Belize at the end of next month. Super excited!!1

  • HerAndHerHair says:

    Tori A.
    1. I think they may have cut the bottom off the glass and placed it in that cup holder… :-

    2. My 2 year old goes naked nowhere, but to the tub!

    3. My next vacay is to tha beach! because I Love the ocean

  • Nece says:

    My next vacay is going to be in Jamaica this July! My parents were born and raised in Jamaica so I've been there many time, but this is going to be my first time going there and staying at a resort and I'm sooo excited! I'll visit fam after a week of relaxation and bliss =]

  • hyperglide36 says:

    Dudes in their panty draws!!!!! LOLOLOL too funny!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    You are damn fly! I love your vacation outfits!

  • Kimberly G. says:

    Kimberly G. from Orlando, FL

    1. They cut the bottom of the bottle off then reassembled after inserting the fruit.
    2. Just say no to indecent exposure at any age.
    3. My next vacay will be to the great island of Jamaica…ONe love. :}

  • Steph L. says:

    3. My next vacay I'm taking a cruise to Jamaica. I've been on a cruise before, luv'ed it, even though a lady "fell" overboard.. 🙁 And last year I flew to Jamaica, so this year I'm leaving the day after my bday! Great times! This would be a great pre-bday gift…..**sends up wishes**

  • Anonymous says:

    My next vacay will be Miami for a bachelorette party and then a big vacay in October to the Dominican Republic for my honeymoon 🙂

    Joy

  • Maureen Myrtil says:

    Maureen M.

    2. I would not let my baby (when I do have one, lol) go naked on the beach because even though we have good/innocent intents when doing so, that doesn't mean that others have that when looking at your baby. There are way to many perverts that are out there.

    3. My next vacation is to Orlando to go to Disney World for the first time ever in my 22 year Florida resident life…lol. Sad right?!

  • Zaakirah says:

    Zaakirah H.
    1. I think the bottom was put on afterwards and secured with some type of glue.
    2. I think sand in the diaper area would be pretty, uncomfy. Diaper should def stay on.
    3. Next vacay is to Atlantic city, NJ because BEYONCE will be there.!!! *screams*

  • Ambrosia034 says:

    1. The seeds grew inside the bottle

    2. Naw, I don't think so–I'm a bit of a germ-phobe

    3. Don't know for sure–maybe back east or Florida to visit family

  • Unknown says:

    My next vacay is my 7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean for my honeymooon in June! Anastacia J.

  • Ivie' B. says:

    1. They grow the fruit inside the bottles.
    2. No, my child would have to cover up. I'm a germ freak.
    3. Our next vacation is to Destin, Florida. I own a Daycare and ONLY get one week a year, so I am going to make the most of it and enjoy the beach life for a whole week. 🙂

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    2. Yes, I would let my toddler run wild and free on the beach. Shucks, I want to do it my d*@n self!

    3. I haven't planned my next trip but I know it will include the sun, the beach and a couples massage.

  • Anonymous says:

    My name is Nicole P. and I think that they expanded the bottle with heat and then put the fruit in. Two, there are two many perverts for me to let my babies run naked on a beach. Three, we are headed to Louisiana for our next vacay becuase that is where hubby's family lives

  • Tara L. says:

    Tara L.
    3. I will be vacationing in Gatlinburg, TN to view the Great Smoky Mountains and hit up the outlet malls. I am a 6th grade music teacher in need of a MUCH NEEDED vacation!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm not sure I could let my baby go naked. Clean up is enough of a hassle when something is kept on
    I want to go to the Bahamas but if I go anywhere it'll be Chicago or Detroit

  • P.I.M.P.!! says:

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    My next vacation will be in St. Lucia. I've always wanted to go to the Jazz festival but then I saw a travel documentary about the city and I was sold on the culture. I want to learn the history of our ancestors and this would be one way of doing that.

  • Adia H says:

    Because of your trip to Rio. My best friend and I decided to go to Rio for my 30th birthday next year. And I am going to make sure we rent a condo. I am so excited! I cannot wait to go.

  • ashley says:

    3. You totally assured me that I should be in Brazil ASAP, zoom, STAT! Brazil has always been a destination of mine. Where I REALLY want to go next is Greece! I would love to go fishing/swimming in the waters, explore the ancient ruins and possibly participate in a roasting.

  • April W says:

    #3 – My next vaca is this weekend!! I'm heading to Napa, CA to go hot air ballooning w/ my BFF (my sister=). I've always wanted to go & I always drag her w/ me on my random adventures. I told her Memorial Day weekend would be perfect since we have a long weekend!

  • ali says:

    2. I don't think I would allow my child to go naked on the beach. Maybe there's nothing wrong with it, but I would feel safer and more comfortable if they had clothes on.
    3.My next vacay will probably be in Virginia Beach, which is my hometown. I'm still in school so it will be needed and fun break to go home for the 4th of July and hit up the beach!
    Alisya E.

  • Nish says:

    Nish W.

    1. The kiwi and apple were like the magic grow-in-water toys that expanded once in water, so the fruit became whole after liquid was placed in the bottle :/

    2. I would not let my baby go naked on the beach. I do not think it is appropriate on so many different levels…Sand in all the wrong places, weirdos staring at my babies touch-me-nots, potty accidents…the list goes on.

    3. My next vacation will be in North Carolina to visit a dear friend of mine that I have not seen in a very long time and miss miserably.

  • Nitab says:

    Venita B.

    1. Is the pink and white material some type of tape? Otherwise, I have no idea and would LOVE to know how they did it.

    2. No way! But, I think if I lived in another country where it was the norm, I wouldn't have a problem.

    3. Next vacation…..Avila Beach in California. It's a really nice getaway. I live in the valley and jump at the chance to vacation on the coast.

  • MishiBishi says:

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    A: They let budding fruit continue to grow inside of the bottle. Here's a link: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/950584/how_to_put_a_whole_fruit_inside_a_bottle/

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.

    A: I think it would depend on the beach but I'd be worried about folks taking photos.

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    A: Highsprings, VT and Montreal, Canada. My family is going to the Tyler Place which is a family focus vacation spot. They have free highchairs, strollers, cribs for your baby to use while on the visit and a babysitter just for your family as well. There's hiking, biking, sailing among many other activities and only 15 minutes away from the Canadian border. So once we're done there we're hopping over for our first trip to Canada ever! http://www.tylerplace.com/

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  • BMB130 says:

    Brook B. Said…

    1. I'm thinking the fruit was placed in there with some type of magic.
    2. I would hope my child would have some clothes on but I've not been in that position.
    3. Heading down to south Florida to live so that will be my vacay for months but I would love to go to Puerto Rico so I can brush up on my español!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I'm thinking the fruit was placed in there with some type of magic.
    2. I would hope my child would have some clothes on but I've not been in that position.
    3. Heading down to south Florida to live so that will be my vacay for months but I would love to go to Puerto Rico so I can brush up on my español!

  • Shana B. says:

    2. I don't know what would be considered worse (in America): 2-4 year olds running around naked, or the 5-12 year olds I've seen rocking thong bikinis… O_o #DifferentCulture #Wouldn'tBeMyKids!!

  • Anonymous says:

    So, here we go:

    #1- They dropped the seeds in the bottle and the fruit magically grew!

    #2- Hecky naw! My son (13 months) and his goods will NOT be gallivanting on the sand exposing the family jewels. On one hand, people are nasty and perverted and on the other, so is the sand/water/air/ etc. I'll leave naked to the changing table and bathtub.

    #3- Let's seeeeee, "vacation" you ask? I think we will be venturing from sunny SoFLA to errrr sunny Orlando for a wedding in the fall. It should be nice:-)

    PS: that 2nd day wash n go was nothing short of AMAZING! I have that multiple texture thing going on except my wet n wavy action is on one side only, GRRRR! My w n g is somewhat of an asymmetrical 90's "push it" bob 🙂

    Multiple textures unite!

    Brithney M.

  • watkinsabob says:

    Ambrey W.

    1. How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!
    A: Maybe they blew the glass around the fruit??? But then i'm thinking wouldn't you be afraid of getting glass on the fruit. I'm going to google it now!! haha!!

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.
    A. Negator! At least some swim pampers!!! Come on.

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    A: Rio!! Because of this travel diary!! 😀

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  • CJayQueen says:

    1. I've seen this done before…to get the fruit in the bottle, the fruit has to grow inside the bottle.

    2. I personally would not allow my child to go bare on the beach b/c there are way too many sick people in the world these days.

    3. Disneyworld. We are taking my son for the first time…he's 3!

    CJay Q.

  • Anonymous says:

    Naked baby's at beach disgusting imagine whats in the sand – and sand hides in so many places

    The fruit is put in the container and it continues to grows before placing in glass it soaks in fruit causes it to shrink.
    My next vacation in my dreams Rio in reality Wilmington N.C

    A. Danielle M

  • Anonymous says:

    1. The same way they get ships in bottles, of course…build fruit inside! Really, I don't know. Maybe they get small fruit and then it expands when it gets full of alcohol.

    2. I don't have kids, but no I would not let them run naked on the beach. I would be too worried about all the people I don't know and what their intentions were.

    3. I'm going to Alaska in a few weeks–through a combination of circumstances I got a mostly free cruise. Super excited!

    Thanks 🙂

    Robin P.

  • Afrikan Latina says:

    Next vacay is back home to North Carolina. Its been 7 months since my nana has seen me and my prince's and we miss her!!

  • MOG says:

    Mitzi G
    Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    I would / will go back to Elbow Beach, Bermuda. The sand is like powdered sugar; the water is so blue you can see 25 feet down. The people are the nicest people I have ever met in the world. If you want to get away from it all and I mean ALL..this is the place to go.

  • nola707 says:

    I don't know how they got the fruit in but now I'm very curious. And, when my son was young, we often visited Nassau, Bahamas and he was allowed to explore the beaches in the buff. So the answer is yes, I would allow my child to do so. I think we Americans are too darn uptight about our bodies and we pass this on to our children. If we took the stigma associated with body parts and functions away maybe there would be less "perverts" in the world. Wishing we take a cue from countries. Angela B.

  • Anonymous says:

    humm lets see

    1- the bottle is cut where the towel is
    2- only in the comfort of my own home would i allow my child to be naked. there are too many weird things going on in today's world for me to comfortably let my child roam in the natural state that the lord made. I would die if something happened to my kids, ie. ending up on some child porn site since i let them be them.
    3- im going back to the south, Alabama to be exact. there is no place like good food and great family to keep the laughs going.

  • BrownLady says:

    1. this is really too much for my baby brain to handle, but for a chance to win a give away… umm i'm going with they soaked the fruit, then squeezed it into the bottle, gave it a few shakes and then prayed that the fruit would swell up again.

    2. ummm let me see… #@%^ to the NO. between pervs, Adam and Eve, sand in the wrong places and just plain ole NO… you get the point. however, i am certain that my 21 month old could probably figure out a way to make it happen for himself.

    3. our next vacay will be anywhere but Brazil… don't need the extra big b&$%# lingering in my hubby's face all day:) Maybe Russia!

  • Tieshka G. says:

    I think the fruit is soaked in liquor then placed in the bottle. I think…

    I don't have little ones but I know I would feel uncomfortable letting them go without clothing in a public place. I have a problem with the way garments some parents choose for children let alone going without clothing.

    I am planning to return to the Yucatan this summer. I visited for the first time last year and the beaches are the most beautiful I have ever seen and the all-inclusive resort package the experience more affordable and the accommodations are beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing your experience in Brazil and I hope to visit in the near future. I am have missed it but can you talk about your accommodations?… resort, time-share, rental,etc.

    Thanks…Tieshka G.

    Thanks,

  • Keisha R. says:

    1 fruit is grown in the bottle or there is opening at the bottom
    2 no i wouldn't let my baby go nude cause of bacteria and germs
    3 next vacation is cali cause i need it and it's overdue!

  • TyaD says:

    Naked at the beach – gross! Why? Why? The beach can be a trap. Suppose there is broken glass, starfish, etc. Can you say ants in the pants? Gross!

    Next vacay is cruise to San Juan, Virgin Islands, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk – leaves in (count em 3 days!) – CANT WAIT!

    Fruit in the bottle – ummm…the bottom screws off. 🙂

  • Bahati Belle says:

    Sara J

    How to get fruit in a bottle. BAM check out the link

    http://www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Pear-Into-a-Wine-Bottle

  • Erica says:

    2) Nope! I don't want people looking at my kids' parts!!

  • Laurie P. says:

    2. only in the US is it a big deal for the babies to be out with no clothes. With my fams in haiti, the babies sometimes walk around nude…it's hot! lol
    3. A cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico because i'm free of husband and kids and plan to enjoy the promotion i received in Feb 1, 2012. YAY!

    Laurie Anne P.

  • Natural Neicy says:

    I would NEVER EVER let any of my five kids go naked while at the beach…just too many pedos out there.

  • Anonymous says:

    My next vacay…with you & the hubby…ya'll know how to par-tay! Shirl C.

  • Laureen C says:

    My next vacay is June 2 on the oasis of the seas. We did the Allure last year and my 11 year old bugged us so much about leaving her home were taking her. After seeing your pics a cruise just seems like a tourist trap!!!

  • C says:

    Let's see for #1, I have no idea.
    #2, I am from the Carribean and I see that a lot when I go home as well. I think its more acceptable out of the U.S, so I am ok with having my baby running around the beach in the buff. Only up to a certain age though.
    And #3 – I am heading to Puerto Rico this summer. My honey bunny and I are getting married there next year and we have to go and pick out venue etc. so we decided to make a vaca out of it this year. Mind you neither of has ever been to Puerto Rico, but we hear its gorge. Anyone have any suggestions on venues for a wedding or nice beachfront restaurants for a reception???

  • Anonymous says:

    love your hair that way and it looks better than when you do all that "fluffing" It's good when we just go with the flow with our hair and stop with all the excessive/obsessive changing our hair texture! Love that "gifted" outfit too.

  • Kudos says:

    2. Heck yeah! If I could comfortably go naked on the beach I would! (you sit down on the beach wrong and sand'll get in there anyway :=/)

    3. If I stay in the states it's a 'trip' to me, my next for real vacay, Lord willingly, is Trinidad Carnival!!!

    Makuyo N.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. The seeds started in the bottle and they grew there.
    Shonda D.

  • Anonymous says:

    I don't have any kids right now, but there's no way I would let my child run around in public without clothes. They are innocent, but some people in this world… uh, uh. Can't do it.

    Victoria W.

  • Anonymous says:

    3. I'm hoping to go to Florida this Fall. You make me really really want to visit Brazil now!
    Brittany L.
    bdl3nc2003@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous says:

    3. Next vacation will be to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. I truly love that city! Figured I would get out and do something before I start grad school in August!

    Chelsea J.

  • JenniferC says:

    1. No idea how they got that fruit into that bottle. Maybe they dehydrated it so it could fit in there and then pouring the liquid in helped to plump it back up?? Or what about that egg in a bottle science thing? I'm going with that.

    2. If I had children and were overseas, I wouldn't have too much of an issue with it. Like you I would worry about sand getting in uncomfortable places. I agree with one another statement that other countries seem to be more lax when it comes to bodies.

    3. In less than two weeks we are headed to the beach in NC with some of our closest friends. We have been planning and waiting for months! It will be nice to get away.

    Looks like you're having a wonderful time in Rio and staying fly as usual. I've been there and SP visiting family friends and cannot wait to go back!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I am assuming they put the fruit in from the bottom and then sealed it and put the red paper around it to hide the seal.
    2. Probably not. Back in the day, yes.
    3. Jamaica, West Indies for 2 weeks. I have a family reunion (on my father's side) to attend in July.

    sterjamkr@

  • Anonymous says:

    2. I would not let my daughter run on the beach naked….ppl are sick cant trust everybody….ijs
    Shekeya D.

  • Kat says:

    Next vacay is to Beijing for two months to learn Chinese! So excited.

  • Lana says:

    3. Next vacay: Puerto Rico!! My childhood friend of 16 years is getting married and the bachelorette party is in PR. It's. About. To Go Down!!

  • DiscoveringNatural says:

    1. The fruits are grown inside the bottle

    2. No way! I just don't want sand in "unwanted places"

    3. The Caribbeans, because it is the one place I have not yet been too. Would be nice to have a second honeymoon there. 😉

    Sawah A.

  • Cuddles and Coils says:

    My next vacay is to Riviera Maya, Mexico. I am going because I found a great deal at a condo resort on the beach, the plane ticket was not ridiculous, and I can take a day trip to one of the new 7 wonders of the world, Chichen Itza.

    Devon T.

  • liz parris EParris7@gmail.com says:

    2. Yes i would..over seas really..the culture is different and nudity is not as shocking..its nature. Besides let the kids run free..we'll wash out the sand later.
    3. My next vacay is to trinidad..i have family there i have not seen in years..i could use renewed connection with my heritage.
    Elizabeth. P.

  • JayCee says:

    1. SQUEEZE, SQUEEZE, SQUEZE that mu'!! Seriously, they probably grow the plant inside the bottle or with the bottle over the plant before it matures.
    2. I would consider it but my hubby-to-be would not be down!
    3. Next vacay is the Bahamas! It will be our honeymoon. We will cruise to the Bahamas from Miami! So, kind of a triple vacation, huh? Until then I live through your travels (sigh)!

  • Stacy says:

    Stacy D.

    1. Who knows just drink that ish lol
    2. I wouldn’t that’s just too much for me, but when in Rome???!!?!?!?!
    3. Next Vacay is Dominican Republic in July with my girls..
    Why? b/c it’s on our vacay bucket list, and we’re going down our list 

  • JackieC says:

    If I had kids, I would only let them go naked at the beach abroad. The states aren't ready for that yet.

    Next vacay: Domincan Republic. I have so many friends from their or who have gone there on extended stays. I can't wait to see it for myself.

    Jackie C.

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  • Kersha P says:

    1. Maybe the fruits were soaked first to soften them and then squeezed in?
    3. Going to Jamaica to visit family!

  • Simone says:

    Simone H

    1. I believe the fruit is grown in the bottle.
    2. I wouldn't only because swim suits on their little booties are tres adorable!
    3. My next vacay is to Jamaica at the end of June. I'm taking both my daughters (16 and 3) to an all-inclusive resort to celebrate the end of a school year and reward all the hard work we ALL put in these last semesters.

  • Athena says:

    Next vacation is probably a 7 day cruise to St. Maarten and the Virgin Islands.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They ate a LOT of chicken hearts, giving them supernatural abilities to stuff the fruit in the bottle effortlessly. 😉

    2. I am not married and don't have children yet, but I would let my toddler go on the beach naked in Brazil. The culture is different in Latin America and nudity is not so sexualized, nor is it as taboo. There is an innocence there that the American culture does not have.

    3. The next vacation I have planned is in December. I plan going to Florida with my family; we love the beach and try to visit Florida at least once a year!

    ~caramelcurls

  • CurlyChellez says:

    My next vacay will be Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend

    Rochelle G

  • Danielle F. says:

    3. my next vacation is going to be a destination run!!! i'm thinking tropical (blue see-thru water, no mosquitos!!!lol) i started a new healthy lifestyle and will be running a 5k this saturday but i'm thinking well ahead into the future and i'm shooting to run a 10-12k somewhere i can take in the beautiful sites while running the race and then lay on the beach for a few days afterward!!! love this change in me!!!

  • NearNThere says:

    2. Have a child and don't mind him nude at the beach. Baby nudity does not have the same stigma as in the US, and since I grew up outside of the US, I'm perfectly comfy with it

  • Tiffany R. says:

    1. Under normal circumstances, the fruit is grown inside the bottle, which, in this case, makes what you have a long-crafted, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Enjoy it in good health, love.
    2. Naked? In public? I think not. Understandable, different countries have different standards for what is and isn't appropriate, but my parents are from the South. I was raised to keep my clothes on, and my kids should do the same.
    3. My next vacay is going to be to Atlanta, GA. After 8 years in a crappy relationship, I'm finally moving to Valdosta to be with my family. Once I get back on my feet, it'll be a welcome change to get out and do something simply because I want to.

  • Hairscapades says:

    3. Playa del Carmen (Cancun) next month! Can not wait!!

    Nik, you pineapple pic had me cracking up!! And, how can I get on that Asos gift list?!? Dang!!! I have a lot of work to do to bEcome big time like you!! LOL!!

    As par for the course, you look gorgeous and I love all the pics of the other naturals!! Fab!!

    Shelli G.

  • DiJah says:

    DiJah A.

    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.
    – I would NOT let my baby go naked on the beach. i'm sorry, at least a shorts would have to be on to cover their private parts. In Jamaica they do the same thing, let their child run free on the beach and that's good and dandy for them but THIS islander will not let my kidlet run naked anywhere…not even in the house.

    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    – My next vacay will be to Cuba with my best friend. We've been fascinated with the whole Cuban lifestyle since high school and we decided to stop dreaming and finally go for it. Cant wait : )

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  • Dee W says:

    2. Nope. We teach our kids that their private parts are just that, private lol. They probably wouldn't feel comfortable doing it anyway.

    3. With 4 kids I don't like to go too far, so we'll probably head to Wildwood, NJ.

  • Tamika F says:

    1. I think they dry them a bit so they can shrink. Then use liquid to resconstitute them in the bottle.
    2. If it is a private beach on family land then maybe. However, a bath will immediately follow.
    3. My next planned vacation is to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. A couple of days in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Then historical visits to Williamsburg and Yorktown. Of course squeezing in as much fresh seafood as possible! 🙂

    Tamika F.

  • Anonymous says:

    Sherrica S.
    2. I would try to keep the lil swimmers on my baby's booty, but she would whip it off despite my attempts. So I guess its ok, you just have to be careful.

    3. My hubby and I will take a mini vacay to Charleston, SC for a friends wedding.

  • Shara H. says:

    2. My kids never went naked on the beach but, I don't mind it. I think up to age 3 is cool.

    3. My next vacay is to the Outter Banks in North Carolina b/c I used to go there when I was a kid and now our kids are old enough to enjoy it. Super excited!

  • Veronica H. says:

    1. They grow the fruit in the bottle. Weird but true.
    2. No nakey on the beach. Too many deviants and I don't want to encourage public nudity in my children.
    3. Cruise to Cozumel in September

  • Anonymous says:

    1.I think it's two cups with the one on top turned upside down
    2. No issues with babies and no clothes on the beach in Rio…probably wouldn't do it in let's say Wild Wood NJ, or any other beach in the US for that matter…sand is not the issue as that happens anyway…..
    3. DR-Punta Cana for a friends wedding…been before but hey vaca is vaca…so I'll take it

  • Kandy O. says:

    1. No Clue but its pretty amazing!
    2. No way because there are way too many perverts in the world and it just doesn't seem sanitary.
    3. Soo excited because in August I'll be headed to Rio too for a Bible Convention!

  • LifenotesEncouragement says:

    I dont know how they get the fruit in the bottle.
    I'm from the islands – naked babies on the beach is fine; sand is easy to rinse out and off.
    next vacation – its looking like JA or the Bahamas.

    I've gone to a couple of those Brazilian restaurants here in the states on both coasts – they will keep bringing the meat until you say stop. I couldn't eat chicken hearts though.

  • NikkiS says:

    1. That's a good question–maybe they formed the glass around the fruit (picture the glass blowers you see at markets and such).

    2. If I grew up in that culture I probably would, but since our culture is a little more reserved probably not–especially given the prevalence of sickos.

    3. Somewhere in the Dominican Republic. I love the country, and I love the people. Beautiful people, beautiful beaches, and lots of beautiful hair on their heads.

  • chcoann says:

    1. I would cut the fruits in halves, soak them in perservant until they were soft enough, then put them in the bottle.
    2. Yes, I have a 15 month old and I would let him run around on the beach naked.
    3. I would love to go to the country side of France – to visit the wineries. I think it is just so beautiful and romantic.

    Andrea U.

  • Anonymous says:

    2. No ma'am! No naked babies on the beach for me!

    Monica S.

  • A. says:

    Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    Haiti! I've always loved the culture – especially the dances. My friend is living there now working for the salvation army. I want to go while she's there. Ambyr A.

  • Anonymous says:

    Erica C. said…
    1. Put the fruit in and seal the bottle from underneath.
    2. No to many crazies out there don't want them looking at my baby's bum!
    3. Cozumel

  • TouShay1123 says:

    1-I think they squeezed it in. The liquid helped the fruit reshape itself once they marinated in it
    2- Sure, I'd let my baby run around the breach naked. If I were allowed, I'd be right along with him! In such an exotic place….you'd HAVE to take advantage of the opportunity! YOLO!!!
    3- The BFF moved to Vegas, a trip for her birthday in August will reunite us. I'm a Vegas Virgin, so this should be interesting….

    Shaquana J

  • Jaquela W. says:

    1. They put the fruit in through the bottom and seal it around the fruit.
    2. Not a chance. My baby would at least need a diaper
    3. Going to Italy.

    Jaquela W.

  • FashionistaAnon says:

    1. I have seen fruit's grown inside the bottle before. The young baby fruit is put inside the bottle, while it is still on the tree/bush. When the fruit is ripe you just detach it- and there you have it! Your fruit in a bottle! However you have different fruits in the bottle, so that is a little more mysterious to me, but most likely the same principle.

    2. I have no children, but no I probably wouldn't allow them to go starkers on the beach. You need to protect their little bums!

    3.My next vacay is to sunny Jamaica!! I am going in 2 weeks after my last exam woot!

  • Raven P says:

    Keela S.
    1. ELEFINO!! Maybe miniature fruit that grows when you add alcohol. It could work…
    2. Um, no. Diapers are a necessity. Nude beaches are strictly for adults.
    3. Vegas Baby! I got a whole lotta PTO and I'm ready to use it.
    Love your blog btw. Thanks for all the tips and sharing your adventures! Keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I have no idea….
    2. No.
    3. Rio, Cause you look like u had so much fun!

    Kim T

  • FelicityRhode says:

    1. Uhh… Maybe they formed the bottle around the fruit somehow? lol
    2. Negative. My baby's personal areas are not for all to see.
    3. Hubby and I are mini vacaying to DC to visit family. We're bringing some friends along, too!

    -Felicity R.

  • Seychelle says:

    1. Dehydrated kiwi were put in the bottle and they rehydrated to full size.
    2. Yes, when they are little why not.
    3. My husband and I are flying out to San Francisco today to escape the Arizona heat and enjoy the holiday.

  • Tashana says:

    1. There may be an opening at the bottom
    2. I probably wouldn't
    3. Hopefully California in 2 months.

    Tashana D.

  • Anonymous says:

    Taja C.
    1. They grow the fruit in the bottle! I saw it done
    2. No ma'am..waaaayyy too many pedophiles out there..u don't know who's looking at your child
    3. I have TWO upcoming international trips only a month apart and the first is BRAZIL!! I'm going on a mission trip to spread the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I am soooo excited!! And a month later I will be perusing the streets of PARIS, FRANCE then catching a train to LONDON, ENGLAND!! This trip is just for fun and unfortunately I don't have any tickets to the Olympic games but who knows maybe I'll be blessed by a random generous stranger (wishful thinking) 😉

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  • Seychelle says:

    1. Dehydrated kiwi were put in the bottle and they rehydrated to full size.
    2. Yes, when they are little why not.
    3. My husband and I are flying out to San Francisco today to escape the Arizona heat and enjoy the holiday.

  • LaShonda Z says:

    1. Not sure how they get the fruit in the bottle. I would like to know though and how to get it out to eat it. 🙂
    2. I'm not a fan of nudity at beaches, whether it's children or adults. There's too many perverts out there for me to let my child run around naked.
    3. My next vacation is actually to my local beach in 2 months. I get to stay in my company's oceanside condo so I'm pretty excited. In a few years, I'll be headed to Italy.

  • Char Jackson says:

    Charquis J said… My next vacay is Rio because Me and the Hubby Loved it from the cartoon and wanted to visit but you just helped me seal the deal. I will be calling our Travel Agent this week…Thanks for sharing.

  • Cecily H says:

    My next vacay will be at North Myrtle Beach. Why? I love the beach, it's cheap and it's only 5 hours away!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They grow the fruit in the bottle! I saw it done
    2. No ma'am..waaaayyy too many pedophiles out there..u don't know who's looking at your child
    3. I have TWO upcoming international trips only a month apart and the first is BRAZIL!! I'm going on a mission trip to spread the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I am soooo excited!! And a month later I will be perusing the streets of PARIS, FRANCE then catching a train to LONDON, ENGLAND!! This trip is just for fun and unfortunately I don't have any tickets to the Olympic games but who knows maybe I'll be blessed by a random generous stranger (wishful thinking) 😉

  • toya says:

    My next vacation will be Hawaii, and it's for the 4th of July. My mom hasn't had me and sister in the same spot since I was about 24 "military moves us around a lot". She will be Hawaii visiting my sister for the 4th and me and my sister decided to surprise her by me showing up out of nowhere 🙂

  • asmcknight7 says:

    Alicia M.
    1. I believe that they crack the bottle 1/4 way from the bottom, insert the fruit in the top and bottom portions. Then, they seal both portions and wrap with material/roping to hide the break to add a decorative flair to the bottle.

  • LBell says:

    1. Cosign mangomadness.
    2. If I had a baby, and the beach looked clean enough, sure.
    3. Vacay? What's that?

    Also, I'm gonna need you to quit complaining about your hair because it looks EFFING GORGEOUS in ALL those pictures. Please and thank you! 😉

  • MissS says:

    I am LOVING all of your outfits in Brazil. It is so beutiful there and thanks to you, now on my list of vacation spots.

    Where’s your next vacay? Why?

    My next vaca destination is Barbados, West Indies! that is where I was born and raised but I have not been there in almost ten years. I miss my family so much. Barbados is the most beautiful country in the world ( I am biased) and I cannot wait for the food, fam and fun.

  • tish says:

    3. Next vacay is Chicago to go to a friend's graduation! Can't wait to cheer her on!

  • Anonymous says:

    My next vacay will be in Costa Rica with my hubby for our honeymoonn (finally, we've been married for 8 months now : ). From the pics you've shared with us, I'd love to visit Brazil one day too!
    Nicole W.

  • kisha says:

    1. Place the bottle over the budding fruit. I googled that, I really wanted to know.
    2. Nope. I would not let my baby go naked on the beach because I wouldn't go naked on the beach.
    3. Puerto Rico. It is so beautiful and I don't need a passport.

  • mangomadness says:

    How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!

    Here's the step-by-step of how I think they do it:
    -cook the fruits for a little bit on the stove to soften them up a bit
    -partially fill the bottle with liquid and bring to a boil
    -place the fruit one the neck of the bottle
    -let the difference in air pressure pull the fruit into the bottle
    Yay for science! Haha

    Would you let your baby go naked on the beach?
    -No. I'd be too nervous.

    Where’s your next vacay? Why?
    -Nigeria. Both sides of my family family (my Mom & Dad's sides) are there. I haven't been to visit since age 3 (I'm 21). I need to go to the Motherland so I can be at peace.

  • Xaivea B says:

    My next vacay is will be to the ATL for my hubby's family renunion. I am extremely excited because i have never been before. Plus it will truly be our first family vacatin since my daughter wass born 3 yrs ago 😉

  • Angela A. says:

    Hey, Nikki-

    1. I believe the fruit is grown inside of the bottle.
    2. No, I wouldn't let my child run around naked on the beach, especially with all the weirdos around.
    3. My next vacation is to Hawaii. A friend of mine from high school bought a house there. I can't wait to catch up, reminisce on old times, and enjoy the awesome beaches!

  • Aitza Briauna says:

    Let's see, next vaycay is to Florida to visit family and flirt with hot guys and pig out!

  • Kenya V says:

    Brazil is a must on my travel list!
    3. My next vacay is to Ocho Rios, Jamaica in July! I'll be there for a good colleague's wedding. I'm taking my cousin to celebrate her 35th birthday, as well!

  • Alyssa says:

    My next vacation is to Jamaica because that's where I'm from and I haven't been back in years. I also want to relax and be "touristy" for a week.

    Alyssa B.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. They soaked the fruit in Everclear or in your words 'moon shine' to soften the fruit in order to get it in the bottle just like they do preserves.

    2. My feelings on the baby being nude if its in there culture why not babies tend to take off their diapers anyway. Let the baby breathe lol 😉 however I would be concerned just like any other parent about the perverts.

    3. I am preparing for a trip to Kenya in December with some friends. I have never been out of the US and would always dream about going on a safari ride while enjoying the motherland. Now here's my chance 😉

  • Ashlee B says:

    2. I couldn't let my baby go naked #tocatchapredator has me too paranoid and I don't even have kids yet.

    3. Next vaca is Hawaii for my mom's 50th bday but you have me wishing we would have picked Rio!

  • Keisha L. says:

    My next vacation is in 2 weeks. Taking the kids to see hubby's family in VA. It has been over 5 years since he has been home, so we are going so his family can finally meet the 4 year old "baby!"

  • Kimberlee G. says:

    1. I think they either cut the bottle and put the fruit in and put that white and pink tape stuff on it, or made it so that they could put the fruit in from the bottom and then meld it together again.

    2. Never! My babies would always have clothes on at the beach. I don't want perves seeing them au naturale.

    3. I'll be heading off to Kentucky and Tennessee in July for a study travel trip with the other honors students at my college. So excited! My last summer vacation was five years ago.

  • Nicole W. says:

    1. Not too sure, but it looks deeeelicious!
    2. No kids yet, but i don't think so. Too many peeping Toms out there.
    3. London, next month to visit my mancake and family.

  • Discovery says:

    Kristen R.

    1.) Looks like the pink band around the middle is covering up an area where they sealed the bottle after putting the fruit in it. Then they filled it up with liquor and let it sit. *shrugs*

    2.) I don't know. Maybe if we didn't live in a country that hated the naked human form with a Puritan fanaticism we'd all have different views about nakedness. How many women in the US would stroll down the beach in a thong bikini? And men in "panty draws?" LOL.

    3. Next vacation is England/Ireland/Paris. I'm studying abroad for a month and squeezing in some excursions. I've been dying to get back to Paris and Ireland…well…why not?

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  • Kenya says:

    Nikki, that restaurant reminds me of Texas De Brazil which is a brazilian steakhouse! They have the same red light, green light concept. The meat is DELICIOUS. I've been to the one in Memphis & in Virginia & it is one of my favorite restaurants!! I would love for you to try it out and compare it to the one you went to in Brazil.

    ***And I would never let Khloa parade around in the nude! Not having it and the hubs is not either. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki
    Como perfecto!!!!
    -An alcohol connoisseur friend of mine told me that the French actually put a glass bottle around a tiny fruit as it grows on the tree and that it grows inside the bottle and then at its peak they cut off the stalk.
    -about my baby going nude at the beach only if it is a very private beach and regardless of whatever you wear, sand always ends up in some crevices you did not know you had till they start chafing lol
    – next vacay: my bed to catch up on my sleep ok scratch that, Europa Opa!! to visit mi familia

  • Anonymous says:

    1. LoL! I believe they put the fruits in and then seal the bottle from the bottom. If you heat up glass it gets soft and you can get rid of the seams.

    2. Personally probably not because there's too many creepsters out there. But especially in that 2 yo stage, they're all honeybadgers right, lol. They'll snatch off the diaper in the quickness and look at you like what? I thought this was a nude beach!

    3. No real vacay any time soon on my intern salary. But I have been considering checking out Living Social for one of those weekend getaways to a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire or something 🙂

    Fionna A.

  • Mrs. Piglet says:

    We are taking a 9 day cruise in September to the Caribbean. Why? Mainly the cost per day – can't be beat for what you get. We love the food, entertainment, the ocean and beaches, visiting the different ports and taking the most perfect nap on deck with the ocean breeze to keep us cool.

    Ingrid G

  • Rhonda C says:

    *How did that wine taste?* (Hate my keyboard!)

  • Rhonda C says:

    1. I'm an engineer and I can't figure that one out. (Can't see the top of the bottle though, but I am assuming it is the standard issue vino bottle. #shrugs). I have a question for you ~ I did that wine taste? Looks delish!

    2. I am not even for team baby running around without shoes. You know the pain of stubbing the baby toe! I can't even imagine beach and sand without a buffer.

    3. Next vacay will be Spain. Plan to hit it hard (4 major cities). Why? Food, Music, Culture. Plus, I'm learning Espanol wanna test drive my burgeoning skills.

  • NowIamNappy says:

    2. I would never let me baby go naked on the beach, too many weirdos out here getting off on it.

    3. My next vacation will be to St. Thomas I love the island and plan on moving there later this year.

  • TxNatural86 says:

    2. No they don't need to be seeing my lol ones goodies lol
    3. Hopefully MIA because this Texas heat is killing me and I really want to see the pretty blue water!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. I have no clue but am interested in the right answer!

    2. I'm not sure about that, I'm not a parent YET however with all the maniac's out and about I think a bathing suit is oh so necessary!

    3. My next vacation is to Punta Cana, Dominican Republin because I am ballin' on a budget and have found a really cheap site that has all inclusive vacations. I can afford to go there for a week and have recently seen many celebrities there (The Kardashians, The Real Housewives of New Jersey) and it looks amazing Hopefully it will rival Your Rio Trip! Peace and Love Kristen S.

  • FabEllis says:

    3. My next vacation is to CHICAGO. I have never been and my friend and I thought it would be a great idea to go for my birthday since I will be in Kentucky that weekend anyway. 🙂

  • Tara J says:

    Tara J.
    2) I would not let my 4 year old go out naked in public. Sorry, I can't do that.
    3) My next mini-vacay is on today. I am headed to the OBX for a couple of days so I can get some "me time".

  • Alecia M. says:

    1. From the bottom of the bottle…maybe they made the glass without the bottom, put the fruit in, then sealed the bottom and added the wine.

  • Aquiphany says:

    1. Magic
    2. Yes, the sand will end up everywhere anyways lol *sneaky sand*
    3. Denver baby!!
    Val J.

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  • ebjswife says:

    1. I think the bottle is cut where the white and pink towel(?) is wrapped around it.
    2. No nobody needs to see any of my babies parts
    3. Its a small one Myrtle Beach but I'm really looking forward to have sometime by the water not doing anything I neeeeddd a break
    Patrina B

  • CurlySuli says:

    . How the hell did they get whole kiwis and apples in that bottle?!-pure talent
    2. Would you let your baby go naked on the beach? I’ve seen lots of 2-4 year olds with nary a stitch of clothes… there are some places you just don’t want sand.-BAHAHAHA THERE ARE SOME PLACES YOU DONT WANT SAND…not my baby's booty. #creepersouthere #i'mboutoputthismomontwitter
    3. Where’s your next vacay? Why? -I'm on Vacay in Oxford, England to visit friends, then Amman, Jordan for study abroad 🙂

  • Davina916 says:

    No, I would not let my baby go naked on the beach. Beautiful pics! Davina W.

  • Latoya L. S. says:

    3) Next vaca is Bermuda! I have a friend that has been and loved it. Pink sand and bermuda shorts? I'm there! Applying for my first passport soon, so excited!

  • Danquinelle H says:

    Danquinelle H.

    1. Not the slightest clue in the world how they got that fruit in that bottle! It would definitely be a sight to see!!

    2. No, no naked babies in public! However, I have discovered that other countries are a lot more lenient with their children than us Americans….probably because we have some pervs on this side.

    3. Next Vacay…..Colorado…..or, Canada!

  • Anonymous says:

    3) Next vaca is Bermuda! I have a friend that has been and loved it. Pink sand and bermuda shorts? I'm there! Applying for my first passport soon, so excited!
    Latoya L. S.

  • Andrea H. says:

    3. Puerto Rico…my BF wanted to go there for his birthday. I've been before but hopefully I'll discover some new areas of the island!

  • Alexis B. says:

    1. Maybe they grow the fruits in the bottle? They're way too big to just squeeze through.. hm.
    2. Heck no my little man will be seen no where in public naked! There are way too many pedophiles for that and I do not want to be cleaning sand out of a 6 month olds nether regions. *shudders*
    3. The hubby and I are going to New York at the end of the summer! Going to meet some new fam and have everyone meet my son. Excited cause this is everyone's first chance to meet my hubby except for my dad! Never been to New York either so can't wait to tour it.

  • GGmadeit says:

    Nikki you my dear are just fabulous!
    Question : would I let my child go nude on the beach? Uhm even though the sand will go where it will go, even with a suit on! Uhm HALE no! In this age of cameras in your bra! You won't have my baby nekkid on some random website #paranoid

  • Anonymous says:

    You've been away from your child for nine days!? Wow.

  • Naturallynappy says:

    Deneitra V. said…

    1. Its magic!!
    2. I probably would let him run around a little while, if not too many people were on the beach.
    3. I am going to Savannah, GA.to celebrate 9 years of marriage!

  • Rosalyn J says:

    Nikki,
    Myself and my mother are heading to Niagara Falls this summer. This is a much anticipated one after we had to cancell our Holiday plans when she fell and broke her leg! I can't wait for us to chill with the Canadians and have a great time!

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Soaked the fruit until they were soft. I mean if I had a moonshine business on the side, I think that's how I would do it (Did I mention I was from TN??)
    2. Lol, if the boo wanted to do that, and it was allowed why not. HOWEVER, if someone other than me violated his bubble, there would be a problem. Guess it's best to avoid temptation than to resist.
    3. San Diego, CA. I know that's not a big one, but they say it never rains in SoCal and I'm going to see my baby niece for the first time :o)
    Nichole N.

  • Ronisha says:

    1. They grew it in the bottle!!!! LOL IDK

    2. Um no…the only place my kid can run naked is at home…too many pervs in the world.

    3. My next vacay is in Puerto Rico, next month! I wanted to go to Jamaica, but not everyone had a passport…So Condado it is!!

  • Nyjae says:

    Where’s your next vacay? Belize…I like to go places that Americans and Europeans havent fully exploited…sounds dramatic but its true. I like to immerse myself in other cultures when I go away…i dont need to spend $1200 on a trip just to eat McDonalds and KFC…

  • Briana B. says:

    My next vacation is a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean. Why? Because after sifting through about 7 other destinations and vacation packages, a cruise was the only place that me and my friends could agree on. It fit everyone's budget and all of our interests.

  • Anonymous says:

    2. Yup! I have no children lol but if I did I'm sure I would be cool with it.
    3. Next vacay is Senegal and I'm so hype!

    Charlotte M.

  • Shani says:

    My baby takes her diaper off at the beach. Refuses to keep a diaper on (she's almost 2) so I guess I would :-/
    Shani G.

  • Lakisha S. says:

    1. Maybe they cut it in half & then put it back together with that green & white tapelike stuff. I don't know they're talented. *Kanye Shrug*

    2.HECK NO!!! Too many crazies out there. Plus, people like to take photo's and post them online. Don't want my baby growing up then being denied a job cuz they found "innapropriate" photo's of them.

    3. Not sure where i will go. Why? Because i need one. So what i just came back from one. I need another one. Don't judge me! Stop looking at me like that! I'm grown and I can vacate as many times as i'd like!!!

    Lakisha S.

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