Monthly Archives: March 2016
One of the best times of year in DC is the Cherry Blossom Festival. For two weeks the city is in full bloom, especially around the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial. With work and travel it was a struggle to get down there to see the spectacle. The crowds are ridiculous on the weekends, so driving is not really an option. We decided to walk down at sunset to enjoy the cherry blossoms with less crowds and in a different light.
This week’s refreshment is the espadrille. I love them because they are fun and casual, but come in all shapes and sizes. Historically, an espadrille features a fabric upper part and a jute rope sole. The jute rope makes the sole particularly flexible. While the shoe is practical and has a long history, it is now a popular choice because it is comfortable and stylish.
If you’re thinking of getting a new pair of sandals for spring and summer, look no further. Espadrilles are definitely the way to go, especially because you can find them in so many fun styles and colors. And because breaking the bank is no fun, these are all under $90!
Weekly Refreshment – Espadrilles Under $90
Do you have a pair of espadrilles? Link your favorite in the comments so I can see!
If you follow me on instagram, you noticed I was in NYC this weekend! Dan and I took an express bus from DC to NYC Saturday morning to meet up with my mom, brother, cousin, and friend Howard. We basically did a blitz tour for the 30 waking hours we were there.
I’m not sure if you noticed, but pineapple-themed clothing, jewelry, shoes, iPhone cases…have been HOT! Maybe because it is a funny-looking yet distinguished and festive fruit, with the aura of a punk rocker with spiky hair. Or possibly because a pineapple is delicious and sweet and automatically makes you think of something tropical, like a piña colada! (yum).
Since last week’s refreshment was such a hit, I’m doing a continuation of my Old Navy favorites. I was looking through the post and comments, and it made me so happy that you are all as big of fans as I am! Their new spring items never disappoint! I had absolutely no trouble finding some more pieces to include in this week’s refreshment.
They always have sales, so do what I do and save some items in your cart until a good one comes along. Try to pick something unique that you don’t already have, or something special to wear on your upcoming trip or night out. During the sale last week I picked up this and this, and this, this, and this are all in my cart for our vacay in June!
Just scroll through the slideshow using the arrows, and click on any item!
Weekly Refreshment: Old Navy Part 2
What’s your favorite? Happy hump day!
La Croix Mure Pepino
We had so much fun at the Omni Bedford Spring Resort this weekend. You can also read a little about it in yesterday’s post. The design and color schemes in each grand room are impeccable. I loved looking around at the different wallpapers, fun furniture, and whimsical carpeting.
The spa at the resort is especially nice. I had a much needed facial and a body scrub, and I felt like a brand new person after!
I packed this adorable ASOS frill dress knowing that it would not need too much embellishment. Pieces that are interesting enough to basically stand alone, without too many accessories (belts, necklaces, scarves, etc etc) are perfect for weekend trips because they are just “put on and go.” I just threw on these cute sandals and my new favorite Chloe dupe bag and the outfit was set.
The front frill details with the long bow kind of remind me of a bolo tie. Which is why this post is called the Texas Greyhound. The post is ALSO called the Texas Greyhound because it is the name of the cocktail Dan ordered at the Resort’s Frontier Tavern which was SO TASTY. I actually called them especially to get the recipe for you!
1.5 oz vodka
.75 oz lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
garnished with salted rim and a piece of grapefruit
Simple and delicious. Can’t wait to make it!
I linked some more “interesting pieces” that do not require much fussing, as they are just pieces of art in themselves. And all of these are under $60!
This weekend Dan and I took a weekend trip to one of our favorite destinations: the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Just a 2.5 hour drive from DC, the Omni Bedford is like a little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dan and I were engaged at this lovely historical retreat in January of 2014. We just absolutely love it. It was originally known for its natural spring water and was a place of healing. Over the years it started to attract some high society vacationers, including 14 presidents, 7 of whom visited during their presidency.
There is more to come about the beautiful resort, but here are some shots from the gorgeous architectural mastery that is the colonnade porch off of our room.