Some of my favorite looks from my most recent Napa trip!
2018 was a big year for women. In a lot of ways, it may have been the best year in the history of women – ever. Last year brought increased attention to the Gender Gap in the workplace, breaking through the Glass Ceiling, pay inequality and of course, the #metoo movement. The result is that women continue to encompass more and more leadership roles within executive teams, company Boards and politics, there is a spotlight on unequal pay and there’s accountability and consequence for bad behavior from powerful people that abuse that power. Much of this attention focuses on men behaving badly and there’s no denying that it can be difficult as a woman to feel like you’re on a level playing field sometimes. When men behave badly in a professional setting, it can range from simply being over-patronizing to downright predatory. But in my opinion, there’s another issue at hand, one which can be just as damaging for women that isn’t often discussed because it’s, put simply, harder to pinpoint. And that is when women fail to support other women.
I truly think it’s amazing when people open themselves up for the greater good. They share their whole body, mind and soul with you knowing you can take it and do whatever you want with it. These people are saints. They want change and I think that’s fantastic. Honestly, I love it. Stretch marks, mental health, underweight, overweight. Share TF out of that guys. It’s important. I, too, share my struggles, the ones I want to share and how I want to share them. God knows this year has been the hardest one of my life. There are times that I literally scream and cry. And this is how I choose to share that, by telling you later. When I feel stronger.
We recently had the luxury of staying at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and it was such a DREAM. Half Moon Bay is a small city on the California coast and is a total dream for nature lovers. The coastline has lots of paths for hiking and biking and the water is great for surfing and boating.
This past week my little family and I got to spend some time at Hotel Yountville and it was so amazing. We really had the best time exploring the area and spending time together. The hotel is tucked away in in the heart of Napa Valley. We had the most breathtaking views of Wine Country. I mean, we were definitely in the most prime location, we were surrounded by more than 400 wineries. It was so hard to leave.
Anyone else finding it hard to believe that Christmas is only 4 days away?? This year has totally flown by.
Well, for all of you last minute shoppers out there... I've put together a few last minute gift guides! All of these gift ideas will arrive by Christmas so long as you order by the end of today, 12/21!
I recently got the chance to be completely pampered at the luxurious Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa here in Phoenix. Royal Palms is nestled at the base of Arizona's Camelback Mountain, between downtown Scottsdale and the Biltmore corridor, and is only 7 miles from Phoenix International airport.
This past weekend we got to stay at one of our favorite resorts, Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona. We love visiting Sedona, especially during this time of year. It was a much needed getaway for our family. We definitely all came back feeling refreshed.
Our skin is our largest and most exposed organ, so why wouldn’t we want to take extra good care of it? Over the past few years I have learned that a good skincare routine is always better than a lengthy makeup routine. If my skin is healthy and glowing, I feel much more confident and don’t want or need to wear as much makeup.
Through my love for skincare, I have found what works best for me and my skin.
As a new mom, I’m always on the hunt for the best products for me and my little one. The very best products are the ones that I can trust and that can simplify my life. I have definitely found that in my Willow Pump.
You guys probably already know, but Sedona is one of our favorite weekend trip destinations. It’s so beautiful, the weather is always nicer than it is in Phoenix and there’s lots to do. One of the best parts of visiting Sedona is getting to stay at the Hilton Sedona Bell Rock.
We LOVE vacationing here because it is just the best escape. The resort is so peaceful and relaxing as it’s nestled right in the middle of Sedona’s red rock mountains. Honestly no matter where you are within the resort, the view is spectacular.
Salads come in all different shapes, sizes, flavors, and believe me I do not discriminate. But if you think about it, all of the different varieties bring something different to the table, literally. So what makes a salad good?
The answer: so many different things. There are many parts to the equation that I cannot imagine my salad without. I am here to share my all time faves for the perfect at home salad.