Monday, June 29, 2015

SUMMER GLAMP


I went glamping (the glamorous version of camping) for the first time a few weeks ago. This most recent experience definitely took me out of my element since it's been over a decade since I've been camping (flashback to my girl scout days). It was the first time in a long time that I've experienced mother nature in this capacity. There wasn't a warm hotel room to retreat to and room service to wake up to in the mornings. Although I do love the hotel life (mainly because of Home Alone 2), it was refreshing to take a step back, live without modern technology and be in bed by 9pm. The verdict? I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DESERT CHIC


I spent last weekend at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. With a property as expansive and this one - envision a luxurious spa with 48 treatment rooms, 2 championship golf courses and 4 pools (with daybeds and poolside service), this became my playground and I didn't step foot outside its front entrance all weekend, except to capture these photos at sunset. I had every intention to leave for dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant in the desert, but this is one of those places that just draws you in. I mean, even Saved By the Bell paid a visit for Jessie's dad's wedding.

Monday, June 22, 2015

PACK A BAG


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Let's pack a bag and get away for the weekend. That's exactly what I did last weekend. Destination? Palm Springs. June gloom took over LA for the past few weeks and I turned to the desert for sunshine and heat. The only downside of skipping town is having to pack, but now that I've done it a million times, I think I have the art of packing down to a science. I hate over packing and the struggles of an overweight suitcase. Luckily, for a weekend in Palm Springs, a large tote bag fit everything that I needed.

I kept the packing to a minimum with 2 dresses from Sears, 2 pairs of shoes, a purse, a hat, a bathing suit and a few pairs of sunglasses. Both dresses were in my go-to colors of black and white, in easy-to-wear shift dress silhouettes. I've taken a recent liking to dresses because of their unrestricted comfort. They transitioned seamlessly from day-to-night with just a quick shoe change. Flat slip on sandals for the daytime and lace up sandals with a comfortable chunky heel for evening festivities.

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BLACK AND WHITE


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A LITTLE SECRET

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It seems as if my life (and I'm sure yours as well) just gets more and more hectic by the minute. I find myself operating at full speed - working a full time job, maintaining my blog, keeping up with my social calendar and everything in between. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for my life and all the opportunities that have come my way, but my absolute favorite thing to do to slow things down is to spend quality time by myself.

I'll let you in on a little secret because secrets are meant to be shared. I try my best to keep Friday nights open and free of any plans except the ones that I make with myself. It's the end of the work week and I look forward to spending the evening by ordering take out, catching up on my favorite TV shows (I'm currently obsessed with "Orange is the New Black") and indulging in sweets, whether it's Skinny Cow's Caramel Divine Filled Chocolates, Double Caramel Swirl Ice Cream Bars or a cup of their Vanilla Latte Creamy Iced Coffees. If I feel extra-deserving (which is almost always), then I'll treat myself to all 3.
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