Marty S@missmartysays

A little NJ, a little NY, a lot of food, some travel, mostly iPhone. 🔍on JerseyCity + 🇵🇭. All my original 📷 aiming for 💯% no-edit no-filter. © MartyPS

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Marty S

Look at that beauty on the corner table. 🌿 There are a few things that make me love simple, “ordinary” life: family, friends, sunshine, coffee, and - yes - houseplants. These are my warm reminders of being home. What are yours? ••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #home #pilea #moneyplant #plant #green #houseplant #athome #jerseycity #jerseycitylocal #jerseycityliving #jerseycitylife #nofilter #noedit #missmartysays #happy #weekend


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Coffee and Chocolate Babka for the win! It’s disgustingly humid outside but I went for a sunshiny walk anyway and here’s my reward.😁 Whatcha up to today? ••••••• Choc O Pain Palisade Av, The Heights, JC, #NJ ••••••• 📸@missmartysays #instafood #chocopain #french #bakery #chocolate #babka #bread #dough #pastries #local #theheights #jcheights #neighborhood #restaurant #food #jceats #wheretoeatjc #sundayvibes #jerseycity #nj #jerseycitylife #jerseycitylocal #jerseycityliving #jcmakeityours #cityguide #missmartysays


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It’s a(nother) beautiful day in the neighborhood! This week’s weather has been fantastic. Have a great weekend, all! ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #riverview #jerseycity #jcmakeityours #nj #jerseycitylocal #jerseycityliving #jerseycitylife #skyline #cityscape #newyorkcity #nyc #greensandblues #clouds #neighborhood #views #nofilter #noedit #iphone6 #missmartysays #tgif


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Flashback Friday to my time in... PUERTO GALERA, PHILIPPINES. This was taken in the Mangyan Village in Mindoro and this woman is one of the villagers hand-weaving a basket. Visiting this place was one of the highlights of my trip — again, wish I was back there now. The Mangyans make a conscious effort to retain their culture’s hand-weaving skills and traditions. The material is naturally sourced from neighboring mountains/fields and the weaving techniques are passed down through generations, taught to children from a very young age. I love this! I think it’s so important to, however much we adopt modern know-how, remember the arts and skills tying us to the past. And, these villagers know their stuff. Beautiful products are showcased in one of the open huts and also sold on the property. If you are in the area, i hope you pay them a visit - such nice and knowledgeable people. ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #tbt #puertogalera #mindoro #tradition #craft #weaving #handcrafted #basket #nature #view #views #philippines #beauty #adventure #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2ph #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #itsmorefuninphilippines #iphone #noedit #nofilter


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GRAND CAYMAN. While on vacation, we saw a lot of chicks and co- ...We saw a lot of hens and roosters.😂😜 They are all over the place here, roaming freely, even perching over guests’ shoulders during breakfast and cockadoodledoo-ing to their hearts’ content 😆. No alarm clocks needed here! ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #islandlife #caribbean #chicken #wheretoeat #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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GRAND CAYMAN. We literally drove all around the island in hope of finding good fish fry. In past travel, we’ve found the best local food are often made in the most not-fancy, no-nonsense, shack-looking restaurants.😁 So, when hunger struck, this one looked like a viable candidate. We turned from the road into their dusty lot, hopped off the car, and placed our orders. We waited almost 30 minutes for the food and it was... uh... *not* worth the wait.🤦🏻‍♀️. Ugh. (Sorry, Capt Herman — the fish was dry and the taste too vinegar-y.) Then, we later were told by a local — a bit late, unfortunately! — that many places on Grand Cayman don’t have access to truly fresh fish. Mainly those markets/restaurants that are situated right on the docks. If you’re going, couple places recommended to us were: Calypso Grill ( @calypsogrillcayman ) and Cracked Conch. Have you been to either one? ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #crackedconchcayman #calypsogrillcayman #caribbean #food #fishfry #wheretoeat #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #noedit #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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GRAND CAYMAN. This island is fantastic. Apart from the obvious — great beaches, good weather, etc — traffic, airport, supermarkets are so organized and neat. And the people! They are friendly, helpful, respectful. I’m so glad we came. 🤑 FYI, if you’re planning to go: the FX rate is $1.25 USD for every $1 Cayman Island dollar and cost of living seems high enough here to begin with. So, estimate about $100USD per person per day on average for regular meals. If you want to have a couple drinks each or have, say, a fancier dinner, I’d add about another $50 USD per head per meal. So, definitely budget a bit more than your normal Downtown Jersey City food.😁 That being said, there is a very good likelihood that Grand Cayman might nudge Turks & Caicos off of its #1 spot as my favorite Caribbean vacation destination. But, hey, I don’t know. Guess I’ll have to revisit both just to be sure...?😉 ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #caribbean #beach #sand #sun #swim #ocean #sea #calm #sunset #view #views #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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GRAND CAYMAN. First time trying... crocodile meat. I can’t really say I’m daring when it comes to food but these fritters were made of a conch-and-crocodile mix. And, I normally don’t say “no” to conch, sooo... lemme try that croc meat, then.🤪 (I finished all four fritters, btw, if you’re wondering how this went. I thought the fritters were very good. Thanks, @cayman.tukka 👍) ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #tgif #grandcayman #caymanislands #conch #crocodile #fritters #caribbean #food #wheretoeat #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #noedit #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore


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GRAND CAYMAN. Another beach! This one is on the eastern side of the island (Seven Mile Beach is on the West coast, Smith Barcadere is on the Southwest side, Coe Wood is on the South, in case you’re trying to place my previous posts, haha). It’s not as nice and neat as the others and I didn’t go in — the water doesn’t seem to be as crystal clear and there may be a lot of sea grass — but it’s supposed to have great snorkeling. Other than that, we again found this beach to be clean and quiet with two cabanas, restrooms, and outdoor showers for public use. We had to drive off; otherwise, this would’ve been a good place to just relax, picnic, and/or read a book. ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #caribbean #beach #sand #sun #swim #ocean #sea #calm #sunset #view #views #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #noedit #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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GRAND CAYMAN. I’d love you show you a photo of Coe Wood Beach but this tree wouldn’t let me!🤦🏻‍♀️😁 This public beach — like most of the beaches here, it looks like — is clean and quiet. I also saw about 3-4 cabanas for use and, yes, there’s parking. ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #caribbean #beach #sand #sun #swim #ocean #sea #calm #palmtrees #coconuttrees #view #views #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #noedit #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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GRAND CAYMAN. The heat and humidity can be pretty brutal here but I’m finding that one of the cool things about this island is that there‘s access to the water all over the place! There are several public beaches with clean restroom/outdoor showers spread out along the coast plus “Public Beach Access” walking paths from the road every few houses. This one is Smith Barcadere Beach. ••••••••••• 📸: @missmartysays #grandcayman #caymanislands #caribbean #beach #sand #sun #swim #ocean #sea #calm #sunset #view #views #summer #vacation #travels #jerseycitylocal #travels #jc2caribbean #nj #jerseycity #jerseycityliving #iphone #noedit #nofilter #missmartysays #travel #seetheworld #explore #saveourseas


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