Travel, Wedding

2017 Highlights : New York Girls Trip

2017 blew by fast, I can’t believe its going to be the New Year in a little over a week! This year has had its ups & downs, and before welcoming 2018 I wanted to highlight some of this year’s memorable events in a series of separate blog posts.

Let’s kick off this highlight segment with the girls New York trip I took last October. The idea was to take a trip with some of my closest girlfriends to New York to live my ridiculous “Say Yes To The Dress” dream. Before I was engaged I often watched TLC’s hit show and imagined how it would be to visit Klienfields and try on dress after dress in search for that perfect one. Getting to live out that experience and try on these huge dresses in that famous store was surreal (I plan on sharing details in a future post) and was the perfect starting point to help kick off some serious wedding planning.

Months before the trip my girlfriends and I had a shared google doc where we listed a bunch of trendy spots to visit.  On the top of the list was Pietro Nolita the adorable all-pink Italian restaurant that you see all over instagram. Everything we ordered was delish and I highly recommend visiting, but be warned photos aren’t allowed inside.

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Fashion

Last minute Christmas gifts

Its 5 days till Christmas, and per usual I have to hard-core last minute shop this week. Before bouncing around all frantic, I did a little online research that I wanted to share! Below are my top retailers for quality last-minute gifts that you can easily grab in-store. Stepping into Anthropologie is like walking into a delightfully fragrant golden dream full of beautiful products perfect for gifting. For the foodie: unique coasters or multicolored bowls. For the fashionista: a monogramed scarf or dainty little earrings. For everyone else: pretty candles or soaps. Trust me no one will turn away an Anthropologie candle or soap set!

Nordstrom has definitely stepped up their holiday game with fun gifts like furry slippers, tassel earrings, and products for the cat lovers in your life. Step into a store and find the Wit & Wonder section for a variety of eye-catching items that you’ll obsess over!

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Yosemite Hike

Honestly this holiday season has got me in a weird place; this year as a whole has had a cluster of happy high events and some unfortunate low ones and finally 2017 is coming to an end. To help stir up some holiday cheer and to get us out of the house, Mike and I decided to go on a day hike. A beautiful all-day excursion to Yosemite. Waking up at 5am, (we were really committed) it took us a few hours to drive there.

It was my first time going to Yosemite and I was taken aback by all the natural beauty we saw. The hike had somewhat rigorous steps and slippery ice spots but the views, rock formations, and waterfalls made it all worth it. Since it wasn’t too cold out yet I doubled up on leggings, threw on some comfy overalls, my cape and was good to go. My double pom pom hat also added some additional warmth 🙂

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