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5 Warm Weather Getaway Ideas


I know the winter can seem long, even living in Portland. The days can be cloudy, rainy with only small bursts of sun. People say that your first winter here is the hardest and they aren’t kidding. I haven’t had to deal with a full season of winter in almost three years so I’ve been in for a rude awakening.

Paul went crazy buying jeans when we first moved here because he only owned shorts when we moved here. I just finally got caught up and order pants and sweaters to replace my year-round Cali wardrobe of sundresses. I’m definitely craving warmth and sunshine right now to break up all this grey.

If you’re feeling just blegh about the weather, here are a couple of my favourite warm weather getaway ideas that I would suggest to get your summer fix! (more…)

Top 10 Bachelorette Party Ideas – Miami


Ready for our Miami Bachelorette Party!

Updated January 14th, 2016

Planning a bachelorette party to Miami and South Beach?

You’re in luck! I just got back from an amazing girls weekend to celebrate the bride-to-be, Ms. Jessica Blaine Smith before her big day in April. How did we settle on Miami? It’s NOT Vegas. We wanted a more low-key beach vacation and a chance to chill out together after the crazy rush of Christmas.

Here are a few suggestions for planning your own bachelorette party to Miami for your best girlfriend:



Cecconi’s Miami

1) Book A LOT of Dinners 

Going to Miami on a busy weekend? Gurrrl, you better make those reservations now – especially if you’re heading down there with a big group. Before you book your dates for Miami, make sure there’s no crazy festival driving up hotel prices the weekend you decide to go. A few of my choice picks for dinner in South Beach / Miami include:


PubBelly – Small plates of goodness, Asian-fusion

Mandolin Aegean Restaurant – Greek food at this local spot

Yarbird Southern Table & Bar – The BEST fried chicken ever.

Cecconi’s at SoHo House – Italian food

The Bazaar by Jose Andres – Molecular gastronomy

Scarpetta – Italian

Joe’s Stone Crab – Seafood

Mr. Chow – Chinese food

SushiSamba – Fusion sushi

Nobu Miami – Fancy sushi

Lure Fishbar – Great for seafood, sushi and the best burger