When we visited Tucson, Arizona, last month for my friend’s wedding, we stayed at the nearby El Conquistador Resort in Tucson. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, which frame the resort in a stunning landscape that’s particularly breathtaking at sunrise or sunset over the mountains. A true resort in every sense of the word, guests could stay on the property the entire time without ever having to leave; this Hilton property is a true escape from the every day and so much fun for couples looking to escape somewhere out of the ordinary.
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Tucson, Arizona is a beautiful city located an hour north of border the state shares with Sonora, Mexico, situated in a valley surrounded by breathtaking mountains on all sides. We spent a week there during monsoon season this year to celebrate my sister’s graduation from nursing school, and we spent our time exploring the beautiful…
Skin is by far my favorite loungewear brand I’ve ever worn. In fact, more and more of my closet is being taken over by this luxurious, woman-owned clothing brand that features sustainable manufacturing practices, favors organic textiles, and is all-around far more ethical and eco-friendly than most brands. That’s why I’m usually wearing at least one of their garments, and when I pack, I make sure to take the comforts of home with me by packing a few key skin pieces. On my recent visit to Arizona, I brought along a few of my favorite Skin pieces, including the Clio reversible bralette and the Ramona Caftan, which ended up being the perfect thing to wear when the temperatures soared into the triple digits.
The Tuckernuck Royal Shirt Dress has been a staple piece in my wardrobe for years. The style is made into numerous new prints each season, which means the one I’m wearing here is just one of many! I have this same dress in blue and white stripe, antelope print, tartan, and several solid neutrals. There’s…
You may have noticed how much I love basket purses. I’ve started quite the collection, with 14 and counting, my closet is beginning to look like a basket weaver’s workshop! Under $100 and one of a kind, these unique purses are the perfect way to bring new life to your wardrobe, and they go with everything!
I’ve studied Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Latin in school, and several other languages independently, and used these languages to travel the world. Being able to speak to another person in their language, even if you don’t do it perfectly, is one of the greatest feelings in the world, because it opens up a world of possibilities to you. Quite literally, you can more easily travel and explore the world! Here’s how to quickly learn another language, including tips on how to select study aids, studying strategies, and reasons why learning another language is one of the best possible investments you can make in your own life.
Goldfinch Tavern, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, serves up some of the most inventive, refreshing, and nourishing meals in all of Washington. Dine inside their modern tavern, with its warm, inviting, caramel and gunmetal grey color scheme, or dine roof side next to the hotel’s infinity pool, with incredible views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and the surrounding islands.
Sawyer Restaurant in Seattle was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. This unassuming restuarant inside of a former sawmill serves some of the very best seafood and vegetables we’ve ever had. A James Beard Semi-Finalist, this New American restaurant offers a seasonal menu that changes based on what’s available in the Pacific Northwest, while always maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere, impeccable plating and presentations, by only ever using the highest-quality ingredients.
Chihuly Garden & Glass is a museum unlike any other. Next to the Space Needle, the incredible work of Dale Chihuly, like floating glass bubbles, phantoms, and tendrils, create numerous, enchanting atmospheres, transporting viewers deep into the forest, under turbulent waters, at the edge of a glass-like lake, and amongst towering flowers. Explore this incredible museum, garden, café and glasshouse by reading more here, and visiting for yourself.
I’m often asked how I grew my hair so long, how to grow long hair, and what advice I have for those trying to grow out their hair. While genetics certainly plays a role in the ability to grow long hair, there is a lot we can control and influence, like our diets, habits, and the products we use on our hair. Read on to see what works for me, and what you can do to grow longer, stronger hair.
The Presidential Suite at Lotte Hotel Seattle is one of the most impressive hotel suites in the Western United States. Views of Puget Sound, an in-room piano, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, king suite bedroom, marble bathroom with a marble soaking tub, a rainfall shower, two entrances and so many more delightful amenities make this hotel suite one of the most extravagant in all of Washington.