Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day Two: Old Town, Massages, & Shopping!

Wednesday morning we got up and decided we wanted to go check out "Old Town."  We had a few hours to kill before our 2 pm massages, so we wanted to take a little adventure.  This was our "vacation day" for sure, and we lived it up!

I layered with a kimono, black tee, & skinnies.

I couldn't get enough of that Arizona sunshine!

Or the palm trees.

We stopped at the resort's coffee shop and were on our way!  I had the barista make me her favorite drink--for the life of me, I can't remember anything other than an "Americana" and something about white chocolate? Super yummy!

When we got to Old Town, there was a little camera crew following two hip mamas and their babes in strollers.  No clue what they were talking about, but it was kinda cool to see!

Just one of the fun shops down there.

We kept trying to imagine what life was like back in the old days--a saloon and meeting up at high noon!

My friend.

The cactus were so cool and apparently really old. I had no idea how long it took to grow one and I guess it's illegal to mess with one!

We ate lunch at Mission--a really good Mexican restaurant!  Table side guacamole, yes please! I was dutifully studying the menu and wanted to order everything, basically.

Seriously, look at that guac!  I'm still drooling over it.

I decided on the Cubana--big as my head!! With an egg on it, duh.  I could barely eat half.

Joe went with the pork tacos. Yum!

We had a few moments to relax in the sun before our couples massage.

I did make one purchase [yes, No Spend November was not strictly enforced, le sigh, but…] the gift shop was full of Lilly Pullitzer, Tory Burch, Kate Spade & Kendra Scott.  None of which I own! So hubby says to me I can buy the Tory sunglasses, but I couldn't justify $165 on something the kids will probably steal and break.  So I opted for the $20 fakes, since we totally forgot our sunnies at home, and decided on this cute pair to come home with me.

I know they're a bit summery, but they're light and SO pretty! I love pink and it makes me so happy, so I figured these would go with a ton of my outfits.

I was imitating the statue ahead.  Hubby caught it on camera.

We had so much fun, just us two!

Spa time!! I cannot explain how amazing the spa was.  It smelled heavenly, they had rituals and everything!  There was a gigantic 50 pound crystal you put your hands on and inhaled/exhaled toxic & negative energy.  You then grab a stone (or rather, it picks you) and you set it down with an intention.

Rhodonite was mine.  Tiger Eye was Joe's.

After our aromatherapy massages, we sat by the pool and sipped a little something.

After that we headed back to our room, showered, changed, and were ready to meet everyone at the cocktail welcoming reception!  

I went with a simple attire, but was hoping to stay warm since it was outside!

Black Swing Dress- Old Navy
Vest- Arden B [similar]
Boots- Aldo {similar}
Necklace & earrings - Stella & Dot

Not gonna lie, I was super excited for this little swanky event!  Little did I know the amazing people we would meet and what a great time we would have!

Tomorrow's post will be about the conference and my *proud wifey moment!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Arizona {business trip!}

We're baaaaaack!   And went from Palm trees and sun, to this! haha I love it.

Oh my goodness, I can't even begin to explain the amount of "awesome" that happened on our little trip to AZ.  First and foremost, I almost forgot how much I enjoyed traveling, like really getting out there and seeing new sights.  We've been busy making/raising babies these last few years, so it was as if the universe really just took a hold of us and shook us (in a good way) to remind us how important and life changing a little traveling can do.

We left New York bright and early, a 7 am flight.

You can't really tell we were sleepy because we were so excited!  I won't lie, it was hard to leave both babes and I certainly shed a few tears when dropping them off…but to reconnect just the two of us and bring us back to "us" and what we love to do: travel = incredible.

We landed in Chicago and I started seeing everyone with red cups---I hadn't really had any coffee other than a few sips at home, so I was in need of some caffeine:

The flight into Phoenix was a little bumpy and I was grateful I took my Dramamine.  This view though?? Holy smokes.

We pulled up to the Omni Resort & Spa and it seriously looked like out of a movie.

We were tucked away in the back, room 1702.

It was a little cooler there than the average temps, but man that sunshine felt oh so good! I was a little nervous about scorpions, but we didn't see any. Joe was kind of bummed, but I was perfectly fine with that!

Our view out of the patio.

We were so hungry and a little wonky with the 2 hour time change, so we were super excited for some lunch at the fancy burger bar.

We loved its simple decor--so modern chic!

Like I said, I was little bit of a mini mess leaving the kids behind, and my friend Alison said once I got there and had a relaxing drink with Joe, I'd feel much better.

She was right.

We had a yummy chicken quesadilla appetizer and I had a delicious Kale salad with shaved parm and a lemon vinaigrette-- so good!

We each ordered one more drink and just walked, talked, laughed, and enjoyed life.

We then went back to the room and fell asleep for a good 2 hour nap!  Don't remember the last time just the two of us took a nap. I will take any reason to bum around in a robe. Don't you just love hotel robes? Or am I just weird.

We went out for some sushi with another couple that was there and got to take our first Über! It was definitely a little more chilly than we hoped, but that didn't stop us from having a great time.  I was happy to have my faux fur vest and blanket scarf to bundle up with.

We weren't out super late, and the sushi was just okay.  It's supposedly "the place" to go, and we (being sushi snobs) weren't terribly impressed.  In fact, the night we flew home we went directly to our favorite spot and had dinner at 9:30 because we missed it so much. 

I can't wait to share more of our trip…cont'd...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What I wore Wednesday

I am trying to be better about dressing in real clothes, aka no yoga pants, and taking pictures! It makes me feel better when I take the time to look nice for myself and my husband. It makes me happy and in all about doing more of what makes me happy. I am loving cozy, cute, comfy…but who isn't these days?! 

Here are a few of my looks lately-

Hat: Old Navy {similar}
Scarf- Gap {similar}

Infinity Scarf-Gift
Sweater Dress- Kohls {similar}
Boots- Aldo {similar}

Dress- LuLaroe
Belt- F21 {similar}

Dress: Old Navy
Necklace- Thrifted
Apron- My Grandma's  <3

Cardigan- Loft {similar}

And a random giggle--

I had to LOL at this one!  So true.

My nail inspiration came from this--It looks darker here, but it's the same color!

Malaga Wine

But most importantly, no matter what you're wearing, put a smile on!  Seriously. It's something I am noticing a lot lately…people just going thing the motions without any emotion!  I get we all have bad days, tough times, etc. but there is always always always, something to smile about.

What looks are you loving lately?

Happy Hump Day & stay beautiful! xox