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Resort Weekend Essentials

7 May

Well finals (and junior year) are finally over, and Pam and Bruce came out to play for the weekend! We’re spending four days at the Omni National Resort enjoying lots of pool time, pina coladas, wonderful food, and a few spa indulgences. This afternoon we took a brief journey to campus for my Phi Beta Kappa initiation, but other than that it’s all much needed r&r. Here are some of my can’t-live-without essentials for a weekend away from it all.

You can’t go wrong with classic Ray Ban aviators. The polarized lenses are a must for shielding eyes from the sun, and they go with everything. This pair is a steal from Zappos at under $100!

Forever 21 has a huge selection of straw floppy hats right now in all colors and styles (even stripes!) Being so fair, if I don’t wear a hat I literally sizzle and fry like a piece of bacon. #palepeopleproblems

Of course you’ll need a cute tote bag for carrying around all of your magazines and sunscreen. This striped number (also from F21) is affordable and easy to clean too!

Simple Havaiana flip flops are a MUST. They’re durable, comfortable, easy to rinse off, and the little touch of bling is just right for the pool. I love mine!

Aside from my trusty SPF 100 (sorry I’m not sorry, y’all) those are my main go-to’s for the resort or a day out to the beach! What do you have to have for lounging in the sun? Did I miss anything?

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Eight Places I’d Like To See Before I Die

28 Jan

Today I’m going to try something new. New for me, at least. Several of the blogs I read daily often post cute little lists of small things on their minds. I first saw this over at The Lil Bee, and later saw it adopted by Cupcakes and Cashmere. I often find short little ideas running through my head- too short to make a whole post out of but still something that would be nice to share. I’ve selected to share 8 because… well…. for no logical reason it’s always been my lucky number and, hey, it’s my blog so I can do whatever I want right? So here goes nothing. I’m going to share eight places I’d like to visit in my lifetime.

1. The pyramids in Egypt. I was lucky enough to get to travel to Israel this past summer and I can’t wait to explore the rest of the Middle East.

2. Versailles outside of Paris. I loved European History in high school and was always fascinated by the French Revolution. And, I played Marie Antionette in a play at Northwestern a few summers ago.

3. Greece, I’ve been obsessed since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies made the beaches looks phenomenal.

4. The Colosseum, and Rome in general.

5. Venice. And basically all of Italy since I’m obsessed with gelato, pasta, margherita pizza, and insalata caprese. I think I would gain about 500 lbs there, and it would all be worth it. And I just really want to ride on a gondola, one outside of Las Vegas, that is.

6. Santa Fe, NM. I’ve heard there’s tons of really neat art things around, and I’ve also been told amazing things about the outdoor opera house. I’m dying to see a performance there.

7. Want to know a secret? I’ve never been skiing before. Ever. In fact, I’ve only seen snow less than 5 times in my life! I would love to spend a winter or spring break in a ski lodge in Jackson Hole, Park City, or Aspen, sipping hot chocolate and wearing the coziest sweaters. Continue reading

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