The Little Things     


|the oldest windmill farm in the US, which means you’re getting very close to vacation|

Andrew and I spent the week in Palm Springs. I love that Palm Springs is just two hours away. It makes getting away and getting back home so much easier. Usually when we get home from a vacation we’re completely exhausted and we leave our suitcases full for days and live out of random clothes for weeks.  But last night we unpacked everything and even did all our laundry. It felt so good to get home with a little energy, unpack and then relax with our favorite pups.  I love vacations, but equally love coming home especially the puppy welcome party.


|exploring the grounds at The Parker|

 

|with 114° heat an iced Koffi is a must|


|hubby and I still celebrating our anniversary with a dinner at Ruth’s Chris|

|gorgeous nightly sunsets|

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The Parker Palm Springs


The Parker was designed by Jonathon Adler and is the chicest hotel in Palm Springs.  We explored the whole grounds and we’re already planning a trip back to stay at The Parker. I can only imagine grabbing a drink from the dark green mini bar and sitting in the awesome lobby.  Oh, and the spa.  Oh man. The spa is a DREAM.

Norma’s for breakfast is the way to go if you can’t stay at The Parker. First off, they greet you with a smoothie shooter. Yes, please. Everything we tried was delicious, from the traditional or upstream (with salmon) eggs benedict to the scrambled eggs and bacon breakfast quesadilla. All delicious.

The hotel grounds has several games, which makes this hotel right up Andrew and my alley. They have pétanque, giant chess, and ping pong. We’re always up for a little friendly (not always) competition.

Also please check out their website and visit their pages (spa, dine, rooms…). They have videos describing the hotel and they are so incredibly random and entertaining.

IMG_6812 IMG_6810 IMG_6894 |the mini bar|
IMG_6828 |norma’s|
IMG_6827 |traditional eggs benedict|
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IMG_6875 |THE spa|
IMG_6873 |the salon|
IMG_6876 |the lemonade stand|
IMG_6883 IMG_6892 |pétanque|

what i’m wearing:
romper: urban outfitters
sandals: target
sunglasses: charlotte russe

The Little Things 

|2nd anniversary = cotton & dinner at sugarfish|

Andrew’s mom, stepdad and sister have been staying with us for the last two weeks and they’re going to leave this weekend. With them in town we have been keeping busy with fun activities, like trips to Disneyland and nightly game nights.  It’s been fun having company!  Andrew and I also celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on Monday and had the best sushi.  We have been reminiscing about our wedding all week.  If you’re curious about our wedding check out: Our Wedding LookOur Wedding Details, and Favorite Wedding Moments.

|view of the valley on a hike at Fryman Canyon|

|ladies breakfast at Joan’s on Third|

|DIY pizza party with friends|

|at the happiest place on earth with the one who makes me the happiest|

Isla Mujeres

IMG_6465|Isla Mujeres|

Andrew and I recently got back from a week on Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of Cancun. Isla Mujeres means Island of Women, named because of Mayan statues all over the island of the goddess of fertility that were found when settlers landed on the island. This vacation was a graduation/birthday/anniversary trip. We had the best time. We did plenty of relaxing by the beach and by the pool and enjoyed each others company. We stayed at an all inclusive resort, Isla Mujeres Palace, which was so so nice.  We had planned on taking a day trip to Cancun to check out the beaches and resorts over there, but we loved the island so much that we never left.  It was perfect for what we were wanting in the trip- relaxation with exploration and adventure.  Besides laying on the beach eating steak tacos and drinking mojitos, we swam with dolphins, walked around the island and downtown, and visited a turtle and shark preservation. We had a blast.  I highly recommend this island and resort.

IMG_6380 |meet my new boyfriend, Picasso|
IMG_6293 |the most gorgeous beach- playa norte|

IMG_6310 |our daily lunch–steak tacos & mojitos|

IMG_6081 |south point of the island|
IMG_6222 |turtle and tiger shark preservation|
IMG_6153 |sunset while eating dinner on the beach|

The Little Things

IMG_6515 |coffee & donuts al fresco with my husband & puppies|

Andrew and I spent last week in Mexico (look out for photos next week). It was absolutely incredible. Exactly what we both needed- fun in the sun and plenty of R&R. It’s always bitter sweet coming home from a vacation, but I had plenty of fun this week to make the transition back to real life fun. Happy Friday!

IMG_6489 |ruff day for Pipes on our 2 hour hike|
IMG_6502 |midweek steak & wine, yes please|
IMG_6504 |shopping in Beverly Hills with mama|

IMG_6507 |drooling over the cakes & cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery|