Aruba one happy island

coconut water

the beaches of Aruba

In early December I left Dubai and flew to Aruba to spend Christmas with my family. For a lot of people Aruba is a wedding or honeymoon destination but for me Aruba has become a second home. My hometown ( Venezuela) is a short 45 minute flight from Aruba so I grew up visiting the island. I love the crystal clear beaches, the white sand, picturesque streets and warm weather.  Below are some of my favorites pictures…

beaches in Aruba

one happy island Aruba

to do in Aruba

After spending ten days in Aruba we flew to NYC for a night where we walked around Little Italy and saw the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

walking the streets of New York

colorful building in New York City

Little Italy in New York City

We left the warm and sunny island of Aruba to spent New Years Eve in the beautiful and snowy Jackson Hole, WY. Even though I’ve been to Jackson many times before I have never seen so much snow like this…You can see some more beautiful pictures of Jackson here.

jackson hole wyoming

hot tub during the winter

snow in jackson hole wyoming

And after almost three weeks of traveling I’m back in the city that makes my heart flutter, the city which I called home for almost 7 years…Chicago. All the traveling has really changed my sleeping schedule and I keep waking up at random hours. On Sunday I was up by  5:00am and headed out to explore the city. I was amaze by how quite it was; I had the entire Bean to myself…pretty surreal. You can see more of my travels and adventures on my Instagram. Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone is having a great week so far.

the bean at millennium park

the bean chicago il



  • Jane Fitfabfun

    What a fun holiday vacation you had! Love those beautiful and precious pix!

    xo, Jane

    • ChicFlavours

      Thanks Jane! Definitely has a blast visiting my family and skiing in Jackson. Thanks for following along

  • Gorgeous recap Soraya! What an amazing last couple of weeks you’ve had!

    • ChicFlavours

      Thanks for the comment Ash! It has definitely been an amazing and fun couple of weeks

  • Gorgeous pictures! Looks amazing! 🙂

    xo, Katy

    • ChicFlavours

      Thanks Katy! I had so much fun over the past three weeks!!

  • Take me to Aruba now!!! It’s so cold in Chicago my dear! Sounds like you had such a blast these past few weeks and always looking gorgeous! xxx, Nikki

    • ChicFlavours

      Nikki, thank you for your lovely comment! Aruba sound amazing right now…so cold in Chicago!

  • Looks like some amazing travels and you are home just in time for this awful cold!!! Stay warm!

    Heidi D.

    • ChicFlavours

      It is brutally cold in Chicago but I’m looking forward to going back to Dubai in a few days. Thanks for your comment Heidi– S

  • Qué rico!! Must visit Aruba some day. Glad you’re enjoying your vacation. These are my favorite posts, so keep them coming! 😉