Pool Party! | Featuring BumbleBFF x Hermosa Inn

Pool Party! | Featuring BumbleBFF x Hermosa Inn

Cute and comfy cabanas, girl talk, sangria, chips & guac, and pool time!! We had all of
these AMAZING things plus so much more when we partnered with BumbleBFF and the
Hermosa Inn to throw the cutest pool party last week! It was so fun!!

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hotel Valley Ho

Who doesn’t love a good staycation?? I know I do, and Hotel Valley Ho knows how to do it right! Hotel Valley Ho is mid-century modern and contemporary hotel located in Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona. It is such an interesting hotel because of its unique architectural design and historical roots. John B. Mills, Robert Foehl and his wife Evelyn, opened the hotel way back in 1956 and built the hotel with the belief that “the important thing is to make your guest feel wanted” and from experience I can tell you that they still take that belief seriously today!

Tucson 23 | Featuring JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Tucson 23 | Featuring JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

This past weekend we made a little trip out to Tucson for some of the world's best Mexican food. We let the JW Marriott Starr Pass spoil us a little, and we stuffed ourself every hour on the hour with delicious food!

Did you know thatTucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border?? Most of these restaurants are found found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. At these restaurants (many are actually family-owned and decades old) the settings are casual and ingredients are fresh. And most have been around a VERY long time.  

Date Weekend | Featuring JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Date Weekend | Featuring JW Marriott Camelback Inn

Last week we had a "date weekend" at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. We were LONG overdo for some down time, and a "date NIGHT" just wouldn't suffice. This property SCREAMS romance. Think: desert meets Old Hollywood. I love an environment that allows you to wear your Yoga pants OR dress to the nines! Either one will do. 

Charming Staycay | Featuring The Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Charming Staycay | Featuring The Royal Palms Resort & Spa

It was 1926 and despite the full, heady swing of the “Jazz Age,” Delos Willard Cooke at age sixty-two was tired. His career as a railroad and steamship executive in New York was coming to a close. He, a nephew of banking mogul J.P. Morgan, could now look back with pride at his long career in transportation, which included being a top executive at the Cunard Steamship Line, vice president of the Erie Railroad, and federal fuel administrator for the state of New York.

Lincoln + Bar 1936 | JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Lincoln + Bar 1936 | JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Yesterday I attended a fabulous (by any foodie standards) event at the JW Marriott Resort. It's literally just a couple of miles from my home, but it feels like a vacation the minute you pull up. 

The event was held outside at Bar 1936 and then later taken inside to a private dining room inside Lincoln. Lincoln is known for its locally-sourced, modern cuisine while Bar 1936 is know for its uniquely crafted cocktails and sharable, tapas-style plates. 

Easter Weekend | Mountain Shadows Resort

Easter Weekend | Mountain Shadows Resort

On Easter weekend my little family and I packed up and headed down the road for a "staycation" at Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ. Since I'm not from here, I had NO idea that this place has MAJOR history. It's ICONIC, and not just to Arizona. It's known all over the U.S. 

Just, Paris

Just, Paris

Paris - a recap, sort of. ----- Well, our Paris trip has come and gone. I've been looking forward to that trip since pretty much as far back as I can remember. Just like LA, it was one place I dreamed of living even before I had ever been. When I would tell most people that, they would try to dim it's sparkle. .  . "it's not how you expect it, you won't like it, it's expensive, the people are rude" and on and on and on.