Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock and you guys, it was SO amazing! Our entire stay was absolutely nothing short of dreamy. It’s incredible how relaxing and peaceful the resort is. It’s nestled right in the middle of Sedona’s infamous red rock mountains so no matter where you are within the resort, the view is spectacular.

Holiday Gift Guide | 2017

Holiday Gift Guide | 2017

I'm so excited to share these gift ideas with you guys! I love each of these gifts and I know your loved ones will love them too. These gifts are so universal, yet can be so personal when chosen specifically with someone in mind. I hope this guide can give you holiday shopping inspiration and lead you to that perfect gift!

The Perfect Universal Gift to Give This Holiday Season | Featuring Amopé

The Perfect Universal Gift to Give This Holiday Season | Featuring Amopé

I am getting so excited knowing that the holidays are on their way! I can’t wait to go Christmas shopping and find perfect gifts for everyone I love. That is seriously one of my favorite parts of Christmas. It’s so fun to spend the weekends organizing gifts and wrapping presents. I love finding the perfect stocking stuffers and making everything look so festive. The only hard part is figuring out exactly what to get each person, and honestly, I have finally found the universal item that I know everyone in my life will appreciate. The Amopé Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File!

The Best Holiday Gift | Featuring Babbleboxx & 23andMe

The Best Holiday Gift | Featuring Babbleboxx & 23andMe

I’m so happy that the holidays are finally upon us! I love this time of the year because it means getting to spend extra time with my family and making new memories with them. Something that has recently brought my family and I even closer together is 23andMe. 23andMe offers a health and ancestry service that provides insight into your genetic ancestry, traits, health and more. They analyze, compile and distill information extracted from your DNA into reports that you can access online and share with family and friends!

Perfect Gifts for Men | Featuring Babbleboxx

Perfect Gifts for Men | Featuring Babbleboxx

I’m so excited to share with you guys five perfect gifts for the men in your life! Sometimes, men can be extra challenging to shop for because I’m not always sure what they want or need. These gifts are perfect because they are all so amazing and pretty universal. Keep reading to learn more about why each of these items are the perfect gift for your loved ones this year.

My Stress Relief Go-To | Featuring Rescue

My Stress Relief Go-To | Featuring Rescue

With my busy schedule lately, it’s been hard to avoid stress. Stress can really take a toll on your mind and body, and even on your hair and skin. As you guys probably already know, I take skincare very seriously, so calming my stress and remaining in control for the sake of my own health is a top priority.

Hotel Overview | Featuring The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey

 
 

I recently took a road trip out to Southern California where my best friend and I had the opportunity to have a girls weekend at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey.

 
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The luxury waterfront location was all sorts of dreamy.

 
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With a bright and airy ambiance and stunning coastal views, we were able to soak in all of the California sunshine and sea breeze.

 
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Our stay was the perfect mix of play and relaxation.

 
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Marina Del Rey offers all sorts of activities and entertainment throughout the city.

 
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With tons of water front restaurants and shops to stroll around in Fisherman’s village nearby, or if you love to be active you can do anything from paddle boarding to a sunset cruise on the bay.

 
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The Ritz offers plenty of amazing amenities throughout the hotel for your stay.

 
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You can enjoy lounging by LA’s only waterfront pool destination at the cabanas. Or relax and refresh yourself with a day of serenity enjoying a massage or facial treatment in the 7,000 square foot spa.

 
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The hotel offers over 300 rooms and suites each including private balconies with insane views of the ocean and city.

 
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The interior of the suites had a refreshing coastal themed ambiance. With gorgeous bathrooms that had all the perfect lighting and marble décor a girl could dream of.

 
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The hotel also offers pet friendly accommodations as well as a wonderful fitness center equipped with eucalyptus steam rooms.

 
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We had an exquisite experience at the Marina Del Rey Club Level located on the eleventh floor with breathtaking ocean views and an exclusive hotel experience within the hotel. With personalized services, the suites and Club lounge offer a relaxing luxury to your stay.

 
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The Club Level cuisine and cocktail experience was a first class experience and was enough reason in itself to choose the Club Level.

 
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The restaurant terrace within the hotel features Cast and Plow encompassing a coastal theme and offering a true California cuisine that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors around balcony fire pit lounges.

 
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We enjoyed each unique dining experience there with the variety of farm fresh dishes and handcrafted cocktails.

 
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With community inspired plates incorporating local Southern California culture through the supply of local wineries, farmers and fisherman.

 
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This beachfront destination is perfect for anytime of the year, with the holidays coming up it can be the perfect California Beach getaway to relax and refresh before the new year.

 
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Being located minutes away from LAX, Beverly Hills and many of LA’s popular beaches you are in a prime location and can enjoy all of the luxuries the Ritz Carlton of Marina Del Rey can offer.

 
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This Season's Must Haves | Featuring Banana Republic

This Season's Must Haves | Featuring Banana Republic

For as long as I can remember I’ve been sporting Banana Republic’s super soft sweaters. I love that you can wash them in a washing machine, but they look like they cost you a fortune. This Merino Double-Cuff Crew fits me perfectly. It drapes over my upper body so well. The best part though is that it can be dressed up or down and worn with just about anything.

Favorite Protein Supplement | Featuring Sports Research

Favorite Protein Supplement | Featuring Sports Research

Have you guys ever tried the bone broth protein from Sports Research? It’s my latest obsession! It’s basically a mixable protein that you can add to recipes and drinks. Each serving has over 20 grams of pure bone broth protein with Collagen and natural amino acids. It’s also non-GMO, dairy and gluten free, certified Paleo and Keto-friendly.

The Perfect Pair of Classic Shoes | Featuring Aquatalia & Zappos

The Perfect Pair of Classic Shoes | Featuring Aquatalia & Zappos

I’m always on the lookout for cute shoes and when I saw these cute black Aquatalia shoes from Zappos, I could not resist! They are such a classic look and I love it because I can wear them with anything. They can be dressed up for a night out, or worn casual to run errands in, and yes, I really can run errands in these. They are that comfortable! The heel is so solid, I feel totally confident wearing these around and I know I won’t be dying to take them off as soon as I get home.  

Winter Essentials | Featuring BabbleBoxx

Winter Essentials | Featuring BabbleBoxx

I don’t know about you guys but I am so excited for Winter! If you guys love winter as much as I do, you will love this cold weather comfort line up I have for you!

Hotel Overview | Featuring W Seattle

 
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The W Hotels always have the best vibes, interior décor, and amenities, but the modern feel to the W Seattle Hotel was all sorts of amazing. They made me and my little man feel right at home from the very beginning. Even though he was all out of sorts because he's not necessarily a "city dog"... he found comfort in our cozy room!

 
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The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle with gorgeous views of the city, and in walking distance to restaurants, Seattle parks, and entertainment you can walk to just about anything your heart desires. 

 
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The building itself feels like a piece of art with their most recent renovations, the culture of the city is brought to life within the hotel.

 
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Although, the amenities don’t end with the beautiful interior décor.  There are a variety of suite options, access to 24 hour room service, a fully equipped gym, and full pet amenities.

 
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Hemingway was a happy guy here on his stay with us at this swanky location! He was extra happy that he got to enjoy time with us in the living room area where we could have drinks and bites and have him with us. 

 
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The W Seattle has a wonderful scene within the hotel as well in their lounge and bar called the Living Room, which has a modern swanky vibe.

 
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They also have an award-winning restaurant, Trace, which offers a variety of delicious seasonal dishes.

 
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With all sorts of amazing accommodations at the W Seattle you will feel refreshed by the mix of relaxation and culture of the Seattle scene that you can enjoy at your stay at the W Seattle.  

 
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We can't wait to visit this beautiful location again!

 
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Chic Fall Pieces | Featuring Blank NYC & Zappos

Chic Fall Pieces | Featuring Blank NYC & Zappos

Now that the weather is getting a bit chillier, I am so excited to shop for some fall outfits! Zappos totally got me started off on the right foot with these cute Blank NYC pieces. I have been dying for a cute and comfortable pair of skinny vegan leather pants, and these were exactly what I was looking for. They are so cute and so chic. They are also super versatile, I could literally pair any top and shoes with these pants and feel totally put together.

Easy & Healthy Strawberry Smoothie | Recipe

Easy & Healthy Strawberry Smoothie | Recipe

I love a good smoothie in the morning, something with lots of nutrients and no added sugar. This smoothie recipe is a fave of mine because it’s only three ingredients: frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and almond milk.

Essential Oil Pillow Spray | DIY

Essential Oil Pillow Spray | DIY

I love using an essential oil diffuser to help me relax. It’s effective, but sometimes I feel like it could be doing more. So, I started Googling new ways to use essential oils, and that’s when I found the idea of a DIY essential oil pillow spray! This is truly such an amazing idea, you guys. Basically, all you have to do is fill a small spray bottle with water and a few drops of relaxing essential oils and then spray it on your pillow! This spray covers your pillow with an aroma that induces relaxation and supports a healthy sleep pattern.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Willow's Lodge

Hotel Overview | Featuring Willow's Lodge

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington. Willows Lodge is truly such an amazing and magical place and the property is so beautiful. It’s located on five lush acres that border the Sammamish River in West Washington’s wine country. Willows Lodge makes every effort to be the most relaxing getaway. Each guest room and suite has a gorgeous fireplace and soaking tub designed for two and the exterior of the lodge is so green and beautiful.
 

3 Ingredient Lip Revitalizing Scrub | DIY

3 Ingredient Lip Revitalizing Scrub | DIY

One of my biggest pet peeves is the feeling of chapped lips, so that’s why I pretty much always have lip balm on me. It’s definitely a must have because the feeling of dry lips can strike anytime. Especially now that it’s getting chillier out. Trust me, nothing is worse than putting lipstick on less than moisturized and conditioned lips. Luckily, I also have a secret weapon, this three ingredient lip scrub which is a total life saver. Whenever I start to feel that my lips aren’t in tip top shape, I whip up this scrub.

Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup | Recipe

Best Ever Butternut Squash Soup | Recipe

Dinner is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day, but it’s also typically the heaviest. I hate that bloated feeling I sometimes get after eating dinner, so lately I’ve been trying to eat lighter for dinner so I don’t spend the rest of the night feeling sluggish or bloated. This soup is perfect for days when I want to stay feeling light! It’s so yummy and nourishing, plus I can eat an entire bowl and still feel both skinny and full afterwards. I love it!

Launching Bumble Bizz at Olive & Ivy

Launching Bumble Bizz at Olive & Ivy

Hey guys!  I’m excited to announce that Bumble has done it again and they are releasing a new part of their app called Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz specializes in allowing users to make business connections. I think this is so cool, especially because Bizz is staying true to Bumble’s roots. Just like the dating service Bumble offers, women make the first move. Bumble is continuing to put women in the power seat.

Favorite Luggage | Featuring Away Travel

Favorite Luggage | Featuring Away Travel

As you guys probably already know, I am ALWAYS traveling. I love getting to see places
and experience new things, but I also love having all my essentials with me so I can feel at
home even when I’m away. Thankfully, I recently found a luggage company who values these
things as well! Away Luggage believes that your suitcase should act as your home away from
home.