Thursday, March 27, 2014

Apartment Update: Entryway

Another little area I have completed is our entryway! You may remember my brainstorming post here. At our last apartment we didn't have a central location for mail, keys, etc., so it is really nice to have the room in our new place to organize everything. I was able to find this great mail organizer on See Jane Work (one of my new favorite websites!) along with some new Le Pens to jot down notes. I purchased the Simplified Planner (out of stock) from Emily Ley and was so happy that it fit perfectly in the mail holder. I love having fresh flowers in the house and this is the perfect spot since it is the first thing we see when we open the door. The Gurgling Cod Pitcher was a wedding gift, but I love using it as a vase. I bought this little frenchie (because I'm obsessed with frenchies!) to hold loose change and this tray (now 50% off) for keys and other odds and ends. We hung our beautiful Kit Defever photograph above our new console table and the entryway is now complete!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Apartment Update: Bathroom

I decided to go with a little nautical theme in the bathroom. We hung a map of Nantucket (purchased at an antique shop on Nantucket) and another painting we received as a wedding gift. I purchased this new bath mat and shower curtain from Serena & Lily. Our towel bin was a bridal shower gift (I believe from Etsy) and our towels are from Land's End.

Monday, March 24, 2014

San Jose del Cabo: Las Ventanas

We are back from the most amazing trip ever! Las Ventanas al Paraiso was hands down the nicest hotel I've ever been to. It was so incredibly beautiful and I've never encountered a more friendly and attentive staff in all of my travels. 

Arrival 
You are collected at the airport in a private car from the resort and given a moist toilette, a bottle of water and a Coronita! When you arrive at the resort (about a 15-20 minute drive from the airport) you skip the normal "check-in" routine and are handed a margarita and immediately taken to the spa. There you decide whether you'd like a head/neck or foot massage followed by a light snack (all complimentary). After we had decompressed from the flight we were taken to our suite. The design was so beautiful and the bed was SO comfortable. Our terrace was the perfect place to take in the view and enjoy room service for breakfast or desert after dinner. They even left a sewing kit personalized to our wardrobe for us after we unpacked!
Food
The food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Pictured below: 1) 2 out of the 5 nights of our trip we had s'mores for dessert sert by the fireplace in our suite 2) Drinking the largest and most delicious Pina Colada I've ever had! 3) Enjoying the complimentary popsicles passed around by the pool every afternoon - this one was guava 4) MFB enjoying nachos poolside! 
Our Private Sail & Whale Watch!
Relaxing at Las Ventanas
We spent most of our time lounging by the pool, reading and swimming. The perfect 80 degree weather was just what we needed after enduring many snow storms in New York this winter! One afternoon we went to the spa for a couples massage and another morning we took a yoga class with the most beautiful view. 
Departure
Check-out was done in the comfort of our suite. We were taken to the airport in one of their private cars (they had a fleet of Mercedes G5's) and a personal escort brought us to the front of the VERY long check-in line (we heard other people say they were on line for 2 hours, however we only waited 20 minutes!). This is the perfect hotel for a relaxing and romantic getaway. We are already planning to return in a few years for an anniversary trip! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Friday :)

Watch this gem of Joseph Gordon-Levitt recreating David After Dentist
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Purchases at LuluLemon!

Last weekend I went to Lulu for some new workout gear. Here are some things I loved: 
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http://images.lululemon.com.au/is/image/lululemon/LW1E14S_013417_3?$pdp_main$ 
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peppermint Bliss Home Tour

Peppermint Bliss is one of my favorite blogs and she recently had one of her interior design projects featured on SMP Living. I absolutely love what she did. Check out some of the photos below:
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Oscars: Favorite Gowns


Jessica Biel 
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Naomi Watts 
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Lupita Nyong'o
http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2014/03/2014-oscars-best-dressed-lupita-nyongo.jpg
Kate Hudson 
http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/201422/rs_634x1024-140302165209-634.kate-hudson-oscars-030214.jpg 
Penelope Cruz
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Amy Adams 
http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2014/03/Liz/Amy_Adams_2014_Oscars_gown.jpg

Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Luke's Lobster

On Saturday MFB and I walked down to Luke's Lobster for lunch. We both had the roll, chips and a pickle deal. The rolls were absolutely delicious and I always love a good pickle! It is a great spot for a quick lunch. They also have a truck which you can track for its location on Twitter