Recently I slipped away to Saint Maarten to see my boyfriend on his latest adventure. He works on a yacht, so he is away for three months at a time. Although, the upside is that I am able to visit him wherever he ends up, in the most fabulous tropical locations.
This luxury trip led me to the Sonesta Maho Beach All-Inclusive Resort, where we were just steps away from paradise. We went from sangrias at the swim up bar to sandcastles at sunset. The most unique part of this place was the proximity of low flying airliners, making it very popular with plane spotters. Beachgoers can get blown away by the jet blasts of outgoing planes, just 100 feet overhead (which you can see in my video at the end.)
And If you are wondering what heaven is like, I’d say this is pretty close! Traveling up the lush mountains, we came across this secluded sanctuary. And behind me? Well past the pool and the palm trees. Yes that is a dj booth… in a treehouse. Seriously, can life get an better than this?
This was such a sweet retreat, away from all the distractions we found absolute tranquility. And what better way to spend the day than with my handsome fella?
Be sure to check out the video above for all the exclusive access to our trip. Follow our adventures, from the underwater GoPro to the sky high drone, as we make our way through Saint Maarten.
Don’t you wish you were on vacay year around? Well with this hot new collection you will feel like you are. Spring is the latest line to hit the Lilly stores, and it sure didn’t disappoint!
The first shipment of the season included new additions to their ever- popular lulxletic line. Here is a peek of my favorite piece and purchase, along with the rest of the rack.
Athleisure: a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts in a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
Below I have paired a few outfits together from the latest collection for you to scroll through and shop.
Have fun and happy shopping!
Lilly Pulitzer just hosted one of their hottest sales parties of the year. It was so exclusive you had to wait in a ‘virtual line’ to enter. This gave a whole new meaning to the term VIP.
Amongst all the craziness, i was able to score these two darling dresses! I had my eye on many more, but I was happy to come out with a few fab pieces. First is the Siena Dress featured in Summer Haze, perfect for a night out on the islands. Next is the Reecy Dress in I’m No Angel. You could say it was a match made in heaven, as Angel is my last name!
An added bonus was receiving a holiday bonus from my bosses. With this, I was able to snag some of the sassy accessories I have been eyeing. Featured above are two Tiki Palm wristlets, a Lilly scarf and two Boca bangles featured in some of my favorite prints, from oldies (First Impressions, Let’s Cha Cha, and Dripping in Jewels) to new goodies (Tropical Storm).
If you are a Lilly lover like me, you know that ‘too much is never enough.’ To get prepared for the next sale party, check out a few of my tips:
The night before, make sure you have an account and that it is updated so you don’t lose precious time at checkout.
The sale opens at 8 am and you will be placed in a virtual line so make sure you open the site a few minutes before hand.
Do not refresh the page or you will lose your coveted spot.
Just because something is in your cart, doesn’t mean it is reserved. So don’t be afraid to check out early and often to get what you really want, because they do have free shipping after all.
To better your chances, use multiple devices.
If you missed out on your must haves, reach out to your local Lilly Pulitzer and signature stores. They will be matching After Party prices.
I hope this helps all you Lilly ladies out there. Good luck and happy shopping!
Signature Store: Palm Avenue, Savannah GA
Featured Dresses: Siena Dress in Summer Haze, and Reecy Dress in I’m No Angel
After this chilly Christmas, we were ready to head somewhere sunny and 75. And what better place to spend New Years than in Miami? We hopped off the plane in Palm Beach and cruised down the coast. First stop, Fort Lauderdale!
We sunbathed and sipped champagne all day, and the girls played beach volleyball all night.
We found a few new friends on the way to dinner as we made our way to some yummy dive spots, from The Pirate Republic to my favorite, Bahia Cabana. Both restaurants were local hangouts full of character where you can dine on the water and watch the yachts sail at sunset.
Cruising into Miami, we came across an awesome concert, the Capital One Beach Bash, right on the sands of South Beach, featuring Macklemore and Imagine Dragons!
The biggest event of the trip was the Orange Bowl, where we got to watch Clemson beat Oklahoma in our box seats, what a treat.
Finally we ended our trip with a bang by attending the Anchor Drop in downtown Lauderdale. What better way to kick off the New Year than with your favorite people in your favorite place?
Once a year, each of the Angels ‘fly’ in from all over to gather at our family home on the lake. It is the best time of the year because not only do I receive presents, but most importantly I get their presence!
Speaking of presents, here’s a peek of our stock pile before all of the unwrapping madness began.
I have been blessed with so many great gifts this year. Santa has stopped by some of my favorite stores, from Victoria’s Secret and to Lilly Pulitzer to Jack Rogers and more.
Aside from all the goodies, the biggest treat is truly spending time with friends and family. Not only do we get to gather here at home, but we will also be traveling to Miami for New Years! Stay tuned for our next trip…