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“Tuscany” in California.

4 Mar

Last weekend I drove up the coast to Paso Robles- a cute town known for its wineries located on the central coast of California. Unlike Napa Valley in Northern California, Paso Robles resembles the wine country of Italy with its rolling hills. There are 250 wineries in Paso Robles and we visited two for wine tastings and stayed at another. When I say our resort felt like we were in Tuscany, I’m not kidding. pr11

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Our entire stay was amazing and the surroundings were breathtaking.

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*Sound on to here the birds chirping

*The Allegretto vineyard resort is a luxurious escape that’s only a 3 1/2 hour drive from Los Angeles.

*Pet friendly (fee applies)

*Room rates $279-$800 depending on location and view.

*We stayed in a room with a vineyard and pool view.

*There is a tasting room, a spa, and a restaurant located inside of the resort.

*They have fun tandem bikes to ride around the property. There are also outdoor games (paddle tennis, horseshoes and cornhole)

 

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My Paris Trip!

16 Jun

I  recently arrived back home to Los angeles from a dream vacation to Paris with my wife. I was so satisfied when the trip ended and I looked back at all that we had done- We did everything on our list and more. As promised, here are just some of our many pictures below. Paris is considered to be a trip of a lifetime for most and it did not disappoint. Bucket list…..Check!

Random travel tips:

*Exchange your money before you go to save a bit on the exchange rate and save time waiting in line at the French airport.

*Learn a few common phrases in French. ‘hello, goodbye, thank you, how much’ etc.

*Get the international data plan your phone carrier offers, it’s worth it. My plan was just $10 a day to use data in France.

*Don’t forget to bring outlet converters (specifically for France) so that you can charge your electronics, including your phone.

*Indulge!!!! Counting calories can be done when you get back home! There is also plenty of walking to offset the overeating you will do! We walked 10-15 miles a day!

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Chocolate sculptures were unreal.19145726_10212162697516936_9159886990439975182_nVersailles rowboats and garden were literally straight out of a fairy tail.19114023_10212162853560837_7596937829662730331_n19060218_10212162482031549_5673358027957423239_nWe really became familiar with the metro.19059275_10212162926762667_7693657593912451727_nThe eiffel tower was amazing, and picnicking under it was priceless. We found an amazing place by the name of Cafe Zia that prepared a picnic to go that included wine and a blanket for under 60 euros. It was one of my favorite experiences on our trip.19029770_10212162477591438_2453970744740841579_n

Me- right before Nina surprised me with a beautiful band to add to my wedding stack. It was beyond romantic. I will never forget that moment.

boatA cafe nestled in the french countryside in a town called Giverny.cafe countrysideUnderground catacombs where the remains of over 6 million people are stored. The bones were neatly stacked to the ceiling and it went on for miles.catacombsfranceGardens of Versailles.gardenGolden gates of Versailles.gateGiverny.givernyMontmartre.montemartreCarousel ride across the street from the eiffel tower.
parisSo many beautiful blooms in Paris. I was obsessed!paris2Pajama party in our hotel!pjs

Vacation Essentials

29 Apr

I’m just finishing up packing for my vacation tomorrow, I’ll be heading to Kauai, Hawaii. I thought I’d share a few of my island essentials with you guys. When packing for a sunny destination, SPF is crucial- I use SPF 110 on my face and 50 on my body. I love Neutrogena Age shield face because it’s the only sunblock that doesn’t break out my sensitive skin. I also packed my oversized Old Navy floppy hat, white tory Burch flip flops and the cutest tommy Bahama fringe cover up that I found for under $50!!! I’ve been looking forward to this vacation for some time and will be sure to drink a Mai Tai for all of you guys:)

 

xo-Journey

 

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Aspen Trip!

11 Jan

Happy Monday everyone! I got such an overwhelming response to my Aspen pictures that I’m going to share some more here. It was the first trip to Aspen for my wife and I but definitely not our last. I feel like the way we planned it was perfect. We landed in Denver and rented a car and drove to Aspen, which is one of the most beautiful stretches of snow capped mountains I’ve ever seen. The drive took 3.5 hours but flew by as we got lost in all the scenery. Once we arrived in Aspen we stayed 4 days which is a nice amount of time to see the sights and partake in activities. I really loved ice skating but the ultimate bucket list check off was snowmobiling deep into the Aspen mountains for hours. We even saw moose!!!!! As usual, we ate our way through the town- Aspen is known for their strong culinary game and  were not let down once. Everything we ate was amazing! And as far as scenery goes, everywhere we looked was straight off of a post card. It was breathtaking to say the least.

I keep getting asked “Is aspen expensive?” Expensive would be an understatement! It is off the charts crazy expensive from the hotels, to activities, to shopping, to dining. When places are this astronomical in price, a once in a lifetime visit will usually suffice, but there was something so magical about Aspen that I will go back and overspend, because frankly, it was worth it! I suggest everybody visit this gem during the winter months!

 

 

 

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Instagram Roundup!

23 Jun

Hello hello, I’m here with an another Instagram roundup. I know it’s been a while but I was on vacation which was amazing. Some of these pics were taken in Portland and Seattle, both of which I visited for the first time. We flew into Portland and took a road trip (3 hours) to Seattle during our stay. Oregon and Washington are so beautiful and green-  there were endless trees!  The people were very nice and the food was top-notch as well! I will definitely be going back! Anyhow, check these pics out and follow me on Instagram @yourstylejourney if you want to see more.

XO, Journey

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Cold Weather Gear!

29 Jan

Hi lovelies!!! Here is my latest impromptu OOTD post from my Big Bear mini vacation last weekend! Although it didn’t snow, temperatures dropped into the 20’s, so it was quite cold! This outfit was cozy enough but not too restricting as we hiked around and saw the sites! As you can see, I’m also wearing my go-to grey bag by Marc Jacobs! Since I bought this bag almost 2 years ago, I’ve worn it more than any other bag I own and I love it! The great news is that it’s on sale right now!

Outfit details below- including a link for the bag!

Xo- Journey

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Animal ear beanie~ Zara.

Grey Vest~Forever21.

Black Long Sleeve T~H&M.

Black Converse Jeans~Target.

Grey Hunter Boots~Hunter.

Cable Knit Hunter socks~ Hunter.

Handbag~ Marc Jacobs ON SALE NOW

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More Kauai Trip Pictures and Instagram Roundup!!!!

18 Jul

Hey ya’ll I’m back with my weekly Instagram roundup including more Kauai vacation pictures!!!!!!  I got so many messages and comments about my last Kauai pictures, especially Queen’s bath….it really is a MUST SEE if you ever visit Kauai! Have a great day:)

~~Journey

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