With spring coming upon us & many people trying to escape the cold by taking trips to warmer weather. I decided to share some spring things I am currently crushing on. I have an upcoming trip to warmer weather myself. If you’ve been following my travels I have been to many cold places but this weekend I’ll be somewhere much warmer…any guesses on where?
Jumpsuit: This jumpsuit is absolutely adorable and the color is perfect for spring!
Romper: I love the fringe & the way this romper ties. Soooo cute!
Bag: This is a cute bag for a beach trip or to carry thing down by the pool. I love the blue one I added too, sooo pretty!
Shorts: Ahhh, I love shorts & I am excited to get back to them for the spring! These are cute & can be worn with so much.
Swim Suit: How cute is this top! I love it & plan on adding that to my swimsuit collection this year!
Shirt: I love the front tie of this shirt. You can tell it’s super flowy which is nice for hot days!
Dresses: I added two dress that I find super cute for Spring! The first a flowy color dress full one & another simple white dress with beautiful blue detailing. Love them both!
Swim Suit: Sooooo cute! Seriously this is adorable & I need it!
Spring Sweater: I love having a light sweater on hand during for beach trips. It’s perfect for those late afternoon strolls & any time it’s a bit chilly on a spring afternoon.
Glasses: You can never go wrong with too many shades especially for the Spring & Summer months.
Sandals: These sandals are going in my cart! I can’t wait to wear them this spring & even throughout the summer.
Right when January hits, I get overly excited for Spring season to arrive. During our trip to Colorado, I could not stop wearing these white jeans for a winter white look. The last day, I brought out this comfy oversized sweater, and it is such a BEAUTIFUL purple. I ended up wearing it off one shoulder for a more slouchy look. Eventually, when spring comes around, you can totally wear this sweater with some white cutoffs. I love stocking up on sweaters this time of year to carry me over for the spring!
Hope you all are enjoying your MLK weekend! Husband had off so a bunch of friends decided to book Vegas. This is our third year in a row coming to Vegas over MLK weekend lol! I legit landed in Houston around 8pm and left on our flight to Vegas the next morning at 7 am. I CAN’T wait to be home next week in my own bed! I think I have only slept in it a total of 2 times in 2018. Crazy!
I kinda can’t put into words how great our trip was to Bachelor Gulch at the Ritz- Carlton. I know most of you know that I was a hotel and restaurant major so I am a major snob when it comes to staying or dining at either. After studying the industry in college, it kinda ruined me and I became a critique of everything. It drives my sister crazy but I think it’s good to have that background on when I share properties with you all! All throughout college the Ritz – Carlton was one of our biggest case studies since they do it right! I got to single-handedly experience the Ritz and I am so excited to share! I loved that I got so many messages saying you all have been here and loved it too! The Bachelor Gulch is truly a hidden gem and only a few hours from Denver. We flew into Vail airport (EGE) and was about a 30-minute car ride!
Day 1: The Tour and Dinner
Our first evening we started with a hotel tour and ended the night with a private dining experience at the historic Anderson’s Cabin. Imagine a home of a settler back in the day, a very intimate setting and a dining table that fits about 10 people. It is about a two-minute drive from the resort and the chef and su chef cook up a fantastic family-style meal. It was so wonderful to start the week with this social dining experience and one of my favorite memories!
Day 2 Morning: The Snowshoe Adventure
The next morning we started the day with Snowshoeing. Anyone have any clue what that is? Because I definitely learned on this trip! That is one thing I absolutely love about traveling, is how much you learn from all around the world! Snowshoeing is basically hiking in the snow with special shoe contraptions so you don’t fall deep into the snow. We had a wonderful instructor who took us around and we ended with a fabulous wine and cheese tasting. Emily and I kept joking that they made us work for our wine!
Day 2 Afternoon +Evening: Bacon, Bourbon, and Buffalos
The rest of the day was pretty much all about the tasting of alcohol since we also had that evening a Bacon & Bourbon night. I had chocolate covered bacon for the first time ever and I think it was probably one of my highlights. SO GOOD and I am already a bacon lover so it was perfect. We also had dinner at Buffalos which ended the perfect night! I probably stuffed my face with so much bacon because I was so full. I did manage to try the fried pickles and buffalo wings (of course) which were my favorite!
Day 3: Must it end?
The last day was our skiing day and oh my gosh was it an adventure! We were spoiled and had access to a few lounges. Basically, which means while we had breakfast at the Bachelors Lounge, we also were greeted with all our equipment to ski (That’s right! Came to us). The entire process was SO easy and probably why I enjoyed skiing so much more this time around. We also had an instructor who gave us ski lessons and luckily didn’t leave Emily and I’s sight the entire time we hit the slopes. I skied like 5 years ago, therefore, I was VERY rusty. I pretty much stayed with Emily on the bunny slopes the entire time. It was an experience to see. We took it EXTRA cautious since no one wanted any broken bones!!
After skiing, one of my favorite parts was ending the cold day with a facial (#divastatus lol). My skin was sooooo dry from just being in the high elevation. I got the Oxygen Hydration Facial which was amazing. My skin finally was feeling like it’s old self and the spa facility was wonderful. I took a picture of the relaxing Grotto area! After our facial, we ended the day with my favorite dinner at WYLD. Last dinners are always so sad, but so wonderful to enjoy everyone’s company. We had steak and were obsessed with the spicy margaritas (a must try).
The hotel property itself had AMAZING staff who all were so sweet and attentive. Also, the rooms were very large and had a beautiful white marble bathroom which is always a plus. I soaked in the tub every day which was amazing after a cold day! They had 4 different restaurants, 2 different shopping stores, a fire pit, and live music in the evening. You were able to walk right out of the resort to the slopes which were a huge difference from the last time I went skiing. Imagine not having to haul your equipment in a bus to the slopes! It’s genius! And definitely my style (especially when Ted isn’t around, lol). All in all, I can not wait to go back with Ted to Bachelor Gulch after I kept bragging about it the entire trip! Plus they have a Saint Bernard as the hotel ambassador and I definitely need to go back just to get more puppy snuggles! I also have our time there docked in my stories!
Ok, so London. Absolutely lovely, but a little more dispersed than Paris. Let’s start on how we got there. We took the Eurostar train from Paris to London. It was very convenient and just a 2-hour train ride (I spent the whole time eating Laduree macaroons from Paris!!). The train dropped us off at the train station (duh), where we took an Uber to our hotel. Again, like the Paris post, I am going to lay out where we ate, stayed and toured.
Uh, SUCH A DREAM! I loved everything about this place! The seating, the food, the ambience, the art (very, very different) and even the bathrooms. They had a bar area, which was very inviting! If you are in London, this is a must! Make reservations! Also be sure to check out the bathrooms. Such a treat.
If you are looking for a nice romantic spot that over looks the city, I would highly recommend this place (Oh, and ask for a window seat!). The views are amazing! The ambience is perfect and the food was lovely. A little on the pricey side, but hey, what do you expect when you get a 5-star view.
We enjoyed this place, although not our first choice. It is right off of Regent St., which makes it practical to stop by if you are doing some shopping! They also have great $1 oysters for happy hour which was fun!
You come here for the experience. Walk around, check out a few vendors, buy some stuff and share! Loved the unique style and especially the history of the place. Our tour guide mentioned this was one of the first markets that were set up some time when the Romans ruled the area (Ted explained this to me, not that I was listening to a history lesson, lol) I got asian dumplings that were YUMM & Ted got a duck wrap which I still think about.
Ok I was SOOOO surprised by how many direct messages I had from people recommending this place. Sadly we ran out of time and didn’t get a chance too but it must be good by how many messages I got! I don’t think I have collectively gotten so many recommendations for a restaurant so it must be amazing. I need to make another trip back just to try it!
London is so spread out! It wasn’t like Paris, where everything is within a 5 minute drive. London took about 10-20 minutes by car to see everything. Needless to say, Ted convinced me to get on one of those Hop-on, Hop-off buses (go with the one that has the live tour guide). Lots of lots of history in this city! And just absolutely beautiful! Be sure to check out all the hot spots! I just enjoyed sitting on a bus and sightseeing from one spot.
This is a little further out, but the price is fantastic for what you get. Plus, just a 5-10$ Uber to anywhere you want to go. They also have a fantastic rooftop bar that has a beautiful view of the city. The room was a tad small but all updated and brand-new which was nice. I would recommend staying away from rooms service food though, not worth!
This one is right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle and also such a beautiful hotel. A little on the pricey side, but still, worth it if you don’t want to waste time driving around. We stopped by to check it out and prob will consider staying here next time!