There are moments in your life that make you realize that time is a flat circle (True Detective reference). And for me one of those moments of clarity and appreciation of life’s little coincidences was on my recent trip to upstate New York. When I was younger, I would travel with my grandparents to upstate New York during the summer. It was the first place I tried my hand at ceramics as I fired my little pieces in my cousin Sarah’s kiln. And 20 years later, I was back in the same area with one of the most whimsical ceramics brands, MacKenzie-Childs! I’m sharing details on my trip to Camp Courtly Check in today’s full post.
As you might have seen, Jenn from Haute Off the Rack and I went to Houston recently for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. (No Nordstroms in Louisiana y’all!) Outside of all of the shopping we did, we ate a ton of amazing food as we discovered new restaurants. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a little Houston trip recap. I’m sharing where we stayed and each of the delicious meals – as well as where to shop and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Living in Baton Rouge, it’s definitely an advantage to have the beach just a short road trip away. In college, Orange Beach, Alabama was one of our favorite spring break destinations, and I have so many fun memories there! Even now, I still frequent the Alabama beaches with friends during the summer. (I was also just there for Hangout Fest!) After my most recent trip with Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, anIHG hotel, I put together an Orange Beach travel guide filled with spots to eat, drink and hang out all within short distances from the hotel!
How many times have you been in a hurry, pulled something out of your closet and put it back because it was a big, wrinkled mess? (ahem, raises hand) Because let’s be honest, the process of ironing is a giant time suck. In fact, I despise ironing, and I haven’t actually used an iron in probably over three years! I’m spilling on a big time and travel hack that enables me to get dressed faster – my hand-held garment steamer.
If you haven’t tried a steaming vs. ironing yet, you’ll want to keep reading for the details on my Rowenta Steam ‘N Press that’s only $30 at Target!
The last stop on our Italian road trip was the floating city of Venice. You guys, no words can really describe Venice – you simply have to go and experience it. There are magical alleyways and narrow canals scattered across the city making every new turn so completely different. It’s fairly easy to “get lost” which is exactly what everyone recommended doing when we asked for suggestions on Instagram! Sharing how we spent our 24 hours in Venice in today’s post!