Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Palm Springs Recap

Happy Monday ladies! Today I wanted to share some pics from our trip to Palm Springs a couple weeks ago. If you've been following my blog for awhile you know we love going out to the desert. I lived in the desert years and years ago so it always feels like a bit of home for me but I always wonder if it would be weird for people to vacation in the desert (because typically people gravitate to beaches and cities) but there is just so much charm there! It's only about 1.5 hours from us without traffic so its a perfect quick getaway with the kids! Ava mentions it all the time and its so sweet to know were creating those fun memories for her like I had as a kid. Anyhow if you havent been to Palm Springs yet I would definitely add it to your list! 
This trip we stayed at The Viceroy. We normally stay at the Parker but because we were traveling with a 6 week old (yes can you tell its my second child?! Theres no way I would have traveled so soon with Ava ;) we needed a bigger space and The Viceroy has a two bedroom villa that was perfect for us so we splurged. Luca is still waking up several times a night so I didn't want his cries to wake up Ava so the extra room definitely came in handy. I wasn't thinking of taking a vacay this early on with Luca but my hubby had to go out there for business so figured why not! It wasn't a "total vacation" because lets be honest you're never fully relaxed when you're traveling with little ones but my mama friends were right that it's much easier to vacay when your baby is not quite mobil yet. Luca did awesome and pretty much slept the majority of the time (minus the night time of course ;)

The grounds and views of this hotel are just so so charming!

Our little villa! 

I just couldn't get enough of this decor

Our Villa had two bedrooms, a mini dining room and kitchen and even a small backyard! They also had a crib and pack n play set up for us when we arrived.

Slightly obsessed with this little dining space (and that little wild one at the table)!

Exploring the grounds!

Thank you guys for all of your kind comments on instagram when I posted this pic but just know that this sarong did not come off at the pool ;) I'm happy with my postpartum progress but still have a lot of werk/toning to do! I'm doing a postpartum update later this week so feel free to comment/ask any specific questions you have and I will try to answer them! xo

Our little mermaid 

Smoothie Smooches!


We left on a Monday which was perfect because we had the place pretty much all to ourselves! 
Still obsessed with this Janessa Leone Hat! It's probably my favorite! 

Balenciaga Tote/ Saint Laurent Sunglasses / Alexander Wang Wallet

Headed to meet some friends for dinner (Her little white dress // mine sold out)

Up and at em' on headed on a morning coffee run ;) 

Run Ava Run! ;)
We always stop at the dinosaurs on our way home! I remember my dad taking me here when I was kid and how cool I thought it was!
and of course taking advantage of all those breast feeding burning calories ;))) IN-N-OUT on the drive home is always a good idea (Vanilla shake not pictured!)

Overall we had a great time! The room was perfect for us this trip because our little one isn't sleeping through the night but I think The Parker is still my favorite and a bit more kid friendly. The Viceroy had a "kid" pool but it definitely wasn't accommodating for kids. I think it was more of a if you have kids stay at this pool and away from the people at the other pools lol. I would definitely recommend staying here is you're traveling with friends or your significant other. You can't beat the location (right down town and walking distance to everything!)

Where are some of your favorite places to stay in the desert?! Were planning another trip out there and thinking about staying at La Quinta this time. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vacay Style (and Bloomingdales SALE picks!)

It's official i've been the worst blogger lately. I have so many things to post but finding the time to get them all put together right now has been a bit of a struggle lately. Once we get out of this newborn fog hopefully I can get back on track with my posts but right now i'm just putting them together when I can so thank you all for baring with me! I do instagram a lot (because its so much easier/faster so feel free to follow along there xo) 
Today's post is a look I wore in Palm Springs recently (our full vacay recap on the blog tomorrow) and the cover up in another fab print is now on promo code 25% off at Bloomingdales for their Friends and Family event. I've also linked some of my other picks from the SALE below! 

I have been wanting a Mara Hoffman cover up for forever and couldnt get enough of this vibrant bold print! Its flowy, fun and comfortable (PERFECT for postpartum mamas too)! 


Mara Hoffman Cover Up (same style different print thats apart of the 25 % off promo HERE)
Victoria Beckham Sunglasses (similar more affordable style HERE)
Mar Y Sol Bag (Sold out Similar more affordable HERE)
Dolce Vita Sandals 


Here are a few of my picks from Bloomingdale's FRIENDS & FAMILY 25% OFF SALE! 


It's no secret I have a toddler shoe addiction so my first stop was the kids shoe department....
Of course I had to browse the women's shoes department as well and there were SO many great pairs on SALE! I snagged the Joie wedges in nude.


and a few favorites in the bag department....


So many fab wallets and totes right now! That Rebecca Minkoff wallet is one of my favorites and is a steal even before the 25%off code! I have purchased it for a few of my friends because it makes a great gift as well! I am really eyeing that Michael Kors clutch! I have been on the hunt for a fun straw one that will go with all my Spring/Summer looks and this one is fab! Lastly for my mamas and moms to be the Marc by Marc Jacobs diaper bag is one of my MUST HAVES and is apart of the 25% off Sale!

Use code word FRIENDS at checkout for 25% OFF!
 

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