I wore this little red dress to a baby shower a few weeks back and could not stop thinking how perfect it would be for a Vday date! I got tons of compliments on it and husband also loved it. It’s one of those dresses where it has so much personality, how can you not love it! I think this dress made my legs look ahhhmazing and super long. I am only 5’3 and it always is hard to find a good dress that fits just right! I am wearing a xs for sizing reference!
I am headed to a brunch and I am SO tempted to put this dress back on haha! I so would if it wasn’t in the dirty hamper about now. The struggles of laundry yall, why can’t laundry be fun?! Anywho I said I would do a Virginia recap today but I have no idea why I didn’t get around to that last night. I promise it will be up and ready by tomorrow! See you then and thanks for stopping by 🙂
So this past weekend, we were so excited to spend a couple nights at The Inn at Willow Grove in Virginia! My brother in law and soon to be sister in law go to Liberty University for med school so I have been to Lynchburg, Virginia once to visit! I knew Virginia had a few wineries but nothing like we experienced in Orange! The Inn at Willow Grove is only a 40ish minute drive from Charlottesville, Virginia! That is where I flew into, but you also can drive about 1.5 hours from DC’s airport!
Hotel: Ok hands down the cutest little boutique hotel I ever stayed in. They actually have won many awards and were voted number one for the most romantic hotel! They just did renovations and the decor made me want to run home and finish decorating my own place! Everything was thought of and the decor just constantly put a smile on my face. You can either rent a small log cabin with its own living room or get a room that shares a hall with three other rooms. The service was AMAZING and yall I come from a hotel – restaurant major so I am a snob when it comes to this stuff. They thought of everything from heated floors in the bathroom, your very own fireplace, to delivering complimentary coffee and beignets to your room every morning. I want to plan another getaway here and bring Ted because they did no wrong here! Truly an amazing experience!
Activities: As far as activities went, we were scheduled for Montpelier Plantation, Barboursville Vineyards, and a spa appointment at The Mill House! Montpelier Plantation was President James Madison’s home and we had a full walking history lesson on his life! It actually was super interesting and I learned so much. I haven’t been on a legit history tour in years so it was fun! After the tour, we were headed to Barboursville Vineyards which was the highlight of the trip for me! So many of you all recommended this vineyard and I can see why! The views were amazing, but their wine was even better! We had a full lunch and tasting session with winemaker Luca Paschina. I definitely recommend eating lunch there while enjoying a good glass of wine! Our last activity consisted of a spa at The Mill House which was amazing. You can’t go wrong with ending a jam-packed day with a massage!
Restaurants: I don’t know where to begin because I feel like I had the absolute BEST meals during this trip. Like we didn’t go wrong once and I want to go back just for the food! I already mentioned that the wine + lunch pairing at Barboursville was out of this world. Another favorite was Forked On Main. Holly smokes everything I took a bite out of was amazing. We had Forked on Main the very first night we got there and we even had a surprise guest, James Madison the fourth president! Haha! It was so entertaining I definitely want to invite him to the next dinner I host with friends! Another amazing dinner spot that I really enjoyed was The Inn at Willow Grove’s dinner spot called the Vintage. Even if you are passing by the area, stop at The Inn for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I loved dinner so much that we went back the next morning for brunch and THAT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT either. I may have gained 8lbs on the trip because I cleaned plate each time haha! Probably how you know it was yum 🙂
I love the concept of gifting an item that is special and thoughtful towards that person! I came across Victoria Emersons wrap bracelets and I already am a fan of the April birthstone! I am wearing 2 wrap bracelets, 5 wraps each for the dramatic look. I have been wearing the bracelets, either both together or one wrap with my everyday stack. Even if you or your friend are not an April baby, the color white this time of year is so refreshing! Victoria Emerson has tons of wrap bracelets to choose from and all so darling! We took these photos over the weekend during our girls trip to Virginia! I will be sharing all about our trip on tomorrows blog post!
Until then, thank you for stopping by! I have a full day of working out, errands, and unpacking / getting ready to repack for a trip later this weekend! Yesterday since the weather was so bad in Virginia, I ended up having to rent a car and drive to DC and get a flight out of there! It wasn’t bad at all, but definitely kept me on my toes with the change of plans. All that matters is I got to kiss husband goodbye this morning before he boarded his plane to South Korea for the week! We are reunited this weekend and I can’t stinking wait!
PS Updated post with some more pictures below bc I wanted to share this other bracelet that I got in from Victoria Emerson that I LOVE!! I also am obsessed with how they look together so thought I would share!
Happy Love month! I can’t believe we are in month two of the new year. This month is all about celebrating life with your loved ones, and while your man is important to celebrate, so are the lovely ladies in your life! There really isn’t a holiday to celebrate your best gal pals, so why not on Galentine’s day! Emily has been one friend who obviously has been there from the very beginning for me. They always say surround yourself with positive people who uplift and encourage you, and I could not agree more! The older we get, the more life gets busy and difficult, which is why it’s so important to be with people who are positive minded! Emily encompasses all those traits, and I am so blessed that we crossed paths! We obviously travel really well together, but we also dream together, laugh A LOT, brainstorm together, cry together, and get through tough times together! This month, I encourage you to gather around those friends who are positive, uplifting and will look out for you. You won’t regret it!
As for our outfits, if you are headed out with your man in cute dress, I think its appropriate to dress up some denim for a night with your girls. I was looking in my closet and I accidently have purchased these jeans three different times haha! I love them so much, they are my favorite pair in my closet right now. Express always has a great selection of denim and even a better price point! I went for a more relax tee look with “Love Always Wins” because THAT’S THE TRUTH! Ems bodysuit is also suppppper cute!