Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

kaitlynn carter

Esperanza Resort

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Ah Cabo, you never disappoint! Growing up in Southern California, Mexico has become my go to destination for a quick, beachy getaway. 

I recently stayed at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas with Becca Tilley and Kaitlynn Carter for a last minute getaway. The hotel was gracious enough to host us for the weekend and we had the best experience staying there. My room was one of their newly renovated casitas that had a beautiful view, complete with a jacuzzi on our balcony. Can you say dreamy!?

The service at Esperanza is 5-star and the staff goes above and beyond expectations to make you feel special. The hotel grounds are spacious, peaceful, and luxurious - perfect for a special occasion or relaxing girl's weekend! There are also a a variety restaurants on the property that service fresh and local cuisine. We quickly became friends with the executive chef, Guillermo who cooked the most amazing meals every night!

There are a ton of activities to do around the resort and in town. We especially enjoyed beach yoga, spa massages, tequila tasting, and camel riding. Yes, camel riding - hah! I have to say this was the highlight of our trip because we were laughing uncontrollably the entire time. 

We also checked out Esperanza's newly opened property, Chileno Bay. The vibe is a little more modern and laid back compared to Esperanza's classic, luxury feel. The clean, all white design and Instagram worthy bar are just a few of the things that draw in a hip crowd. This hotel just opened, but I have a feeling I'll be seeing it all over Instagram real soon!

Thinking of planning a trip to Cabo soon? DO IT! Here are a few of my recommendations:

STAY

Esperanza Resort, Chileno Bay

PS - When you book the "Bed & Breakfast Package", you will receive a complimentary margarita welcome amenity and a $100 spa credit! To book, call (855)-661-7800 and mention my name to receive these extra perks!

EXPERIENCE

Beach Yoga @ Esperanza, The Spa @ Esperanza, Tequila Tasting, Camel Ride with Cabo Adventures

DINE

Cucina Del Mar, La Terraza Americana, Las Estrellas, The Lounge Bar, La Palapa

SHOP

Solana @ Esperanza Resort

NIGHTLIFE

Mixology

SHOP CABO

Sundance 2017

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Park City, round 2! Foray Collective made their annual trip to Park City for Sundance Film Festival this year and it was an absolute blast. We rented a cozy Air BNB in Heber and hosted Becca Tilley, Marianna Hewitt, and Brittany Xavier (aka Thrifts and Threads). Kaitlynn Carter, Sophie Elkus, and Witney Carson were also in town for the weekend, so we were able to hang with them a bunch too!

Sundance is a crazy time in Park City. Main Street is filled with chaos and industry people buzzing around town. We made our way to handful events like the Robert Redford Sundance Kickoff Party, Nylon x Dream Hotels EventTone it Up Wellness Lounge, TAO Pop Up, and Chefdance. We also visited the Midway Ice Castle Park which is an absolute MUST to go see. The Montage Deer Valley also has a cute s'mores station set up everyday at 4:30pm that is open to the public. 

It was snowing hard every day which made for amazing photos, but man, it was a hassle getting around town. We had some good laughs trying to navigate the snow - where is a guy when you need one?!!

Foray will definitely be coming back next year (and hopefully seeing more movies!) I'm already missing our cozy cabin and all of my girls! 'Til next year.... 

PARK CITY GUIDE

EAT: HandleHarvest, Chimayo, Tupelo, High West Distillery, Atticus Tea + Coffee

GO: Montage Deer ValleyMidway Ice Castles, Park City MountainGorgoza Tubing Park

Featured Brands:  Mackage, Marc Fisher, 525 America, Lauren Moshi, Eye Buy Direct

Shop the trip on FORAYhttp://bit.ly/SHOPSundance2017

PACKING LIST

Photography + Video by Nicole Moser

Neutral for NYE

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New Year's Eve may be one of my least favorite "holidays". Why? The pressure is REAL. Trying to figure out where to go, who you choose to spend the evening with, the high overall expectations... 

I've learned over the last few years that spending NYE with the people you love is the only way to have a guaranteed spectacular time. Drinking a lot also helps. 

Another NYE dilemma? Finding a killer outfit! I've been really into neutral satins & silks this winter, so I plan on sticking to that theme for the final stretch of festivities. This nude, satin dress is from House of CB and it fits like a GEM. Their site has a ton of sexy special occasion dresses and the quality is pretty impressive. Depending on your plans, NYE can be a fun holiday to get out of your dressing comfort zone and glam it up! 

As of right now I don't have any special plans, but I am getting a head start on my 2017 goal list. I'll definitely be doing a blog post soon sharing my resolutions!

DRESS // HOUSE OF CB

CHOKER // SAINT LIZ

BOOTS // PUBLIC DESIRE

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GNO Approved

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Dressing for a winter night out can feel especially stale at times living in Southern California.  Kaitlynn Carter and I decided to have a little fun and shoot the ultimate GNO outfit based on our personal style.

For my look, I paired a Guns N Roses tee + leather pants with a feminine furred pumps to give an unexpected masculine/feminine twist. Kait styled her Stone Cold Fox red maxi dress with a Child of Wild embroidered choker and black ankle boots. When we're in need of a GNO, we head to some of our fav local spots in LA:

1. Delilah for a swanky 1920's dinner + drinks spot 

Drink: The Spicy Siena (reposado, fresno chili, lime, agave, cilantro)

 2. Jones Hollywood for a cozy, old school rock n' roll setting

Drink: The Hendrix (pear basil margarita with herradura silver tequila cointreau, fresh lime juice, fresh pear juice, basil leaves)

 3. Tower Bar for a low key, seductive vibe

Drink: Tower Smash (tequila, fresh basil, hand squeezed lemon, fresh ginger)

Can you tell I like T E Q U I L A? 

My entire look is from Elyse Walker, my absolute favorite store to splurge at in the Pacific Palisades. You can shop these looks + similar styles with the links below. #TGIT! Now time for a cocktail.... 

Photography by Nicole Moser

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What Are You Doing This Weekend?

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Come support a good cause.  I'm always up for a good #girlpower cause - especially when it's a fun event with my close friends!

This Saturday, join Evelina, and Kaitlynn Carter, and myself at LA's first College Fashion Week hosted by Her Campus. College Fashion Week provides a platform for fashionable collegiettes to come together in a positive, empowering setting to celebrate their bodies and fashion as a form of self expression. The bodysuit I'm wearing in this post is by Delacy, a brand that will be featured in the runway show on Saturday.

Although my college days are long gone (tear), I’m happy to support this cause that gives college women a space for empowerment and positivity. If you live in LA and are interested in also supporting this event, details to purchase tickets are below.

A big thanks to the event sponsors: Foray CollectiveDryBarRebecca MinkoffVince Camuto, DelacyFitbitBertha Watches and Perfumania. See you there!

Time: 6-9pm

Date: October 22, 2016

Location: Playa Studios 11260 Playa Court Culver City, CA

Link To Buy Tickets

Outfit: Bodysuit // DELACY, Jeans // ZARA, Bag // ZARA , Boots // MARC FISHER

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Pasea Hotel, Huntington Beach

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

Huntington Beach just got a revamp. 

I recently got to have a girls staycation at the new Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach along with one of my best friends Kaitlynn Carter. We loved everything about the hotel, from the Gray Malin prints to the ocean-facing Penthouse Suite we were lucky enough to stay in. The Pasea is the most beautiful mix of California cool + modern chic and it brings sophistication to the sleepy beach town. We fell in love with the place and had the best time.

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We started our Saturday morning with a private yoga session on the hotel’s lawn overlooking the ocean. There’s not a better way to wake up than a peaceful workout overlooking the Pacific, and it set the tone for the whole weekend. We then had the most amazing spa experience with a massage followed by a saltwater hot tub. Yoga + spa time was much needed and it was the most relaxed I’ve been in months.

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For dinner, we went to the hotel’s restaurant Tanner’s and were able to try just about everything thanks to the chef. The whole menu was incredible but the curry risotto was my absolute favorite. We obviously had to follow dinner up with drinks at the rum bar on the rooftop deck. The roof was stunning, and it was the most perfect day.

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We heard there was shopping close to the hotel, so we knew we wanted to check that out before heading home Sunday. We found a brand new shopping center adjacent to the hotel with unique, charming restaurants and shops. We made our way to the champagne bar, then to Petals + Pop where you can make your own flower bouquets which was so fun and cute. I also noticed The Bungalow, a great beachside bar—like the popular one Santa Monica—that’ll open in August.

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We left feeling so refreshed and I’ll definitely be coming back to this little slice of heaven on the California coast.

Mar Adentro Los Cabos, Mexico

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Mar Adentro Los Cabos. Mar Adentros Los Cabos is a modern Mexico dream!! This hidden gem had a soft opening in December and fully opens later this year. The architecture + design is luxurious and innovative - we had the best time staying there.

The hotel is set to have 5 restaurants. The rooms have a spa like feeling, sliding glass doors with ocean views, and bathtubs on every balcony! Mar Adentro is away from all of the Cabo madness which I appreciated since we were visiting during the same time as college spring break. It was nice to get away to zen out and relax with girlfriends.

We escaped on Saturday to explore Flora Farm - an Ojai feeling shopping center in San Jose Del Cabo. The center included Flora Farms restaurant (AMAZING food & vibe), a gourmet ice cream stand (so cute), novelty shops, a wine lounge, and James Perse.

Definitely looking to book another trip asap! Here are some highlights...

Stay: Mar Adentro Los Cabos

Day Trip: Flora Farms

Dinner: Pedregal, Agua at Palmilla 

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