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Cross Country Road Trip 2018: National Parks & Destinations

Welcome to my blog post about my cross country road trip to the United State’s National Parks. My husband, dog and I traveled from North Carolina and made it to our destination in Washington in April. I highly recommend hitting these parks up in late April because there was barely anyone there! We traveled through so many places I never even thought I would visit. Cross country road trips are on everyone’s bucket list and I’m so glad we had this opportunity to see America’s most stunning sights. Here is the full list of the places we hit up along the way: Georgia, New Orleans (LA), San Antonio (TX), Caverns of Senora (TX), Carlsbad Caverns (NM), White Sands (NM), Antelope Canyon (AZ), Lake Powell (UT), Monument Valley (UT/AZ), Zion National Park (UT) and Mesa Verde (CO). I hope you enjoy our photos from this trip. Scott and I went all out and bought a new Sigma wide angle lens for our landscape photography. Taking it on this cross country road trip was so perfect!

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NYFW Fall/Winter 2018

I stayed at the 1 Hotel Central Park and the Moxy Hotel Times Sq. I know most New Yorkers would shudder at the mention of Times Square, but it was actually a few blocks out and it wasn’t crazy busy. It was actually in a great spot because quite a few subway stations are in the area and it was very easy to travel downtown to the shows.

The 1 Hotel was an absolute dream. Relaxing, felt like a log cabin in the middle of Manhattan. It was such a peaceful place. I loved the amazing architecture and the woodsey scene that was created with tree bark decor, succulents, live plants, and moss. Oh, and there was a rainforest shower – to make it that much more zen. has a bar and restaurant in the hotel. very friendly and accommodating staff members, truly a 5-star experience.

I enjoyed my stay at the Moxy Hotel as well, very lively and upbeat. The rooftop bar is incomparable with views of the Empire State building, a carousel table for bottle service, and a mini golf course.

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Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is a mega-mansion, and the United State’s largest private residence. Does the name Vernderbilt ring a bell? Well George Vanderbilt, and his wife Edith, were the masterminds behind this iconic piece of American architecture. Known for its opulent design and incredible landscaping, the Estate later developed into a winery and has multiple inns on its property. It is now a modern vacationland to visit and live like a Venderbilt.

There are 250 rooms in this French Chateux style abode. Modernly, this house is known for it’s beautiful Christmas displays and its extensive gardens. These gardens and decorations will surely get you in the Christmas spirit! I was so impressed by the details and the abundance of it all. We drank some rich, hot chocolate that kept us warm as we walked around the festive grounds. The visit easily took an entire day and we had so much fun exploring the estate, doing a wine tasting, and eating dinner at their Bistro restaurant. Here is a break down of all the fun things we did while visiting the Biltmore Estate:

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An Evening at The Pierre Hotel

At the height of opulence stands The Pierre. Complete and utter lavishness is what one can expect from this historic hotel on the famous 5th Avenue, which is just a stone’s throw away from Bergdorf Goodman. The Pierre has been open since the 1930’s, and while its main function is a hotel it is also a …

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New York Fashion Week Part 2: Shows, Parties and More!

This NYFW was a major success to say the least. I attended 25 shows, partied at multiple events, got lots of freebies, and finally met my awesome Style Collective girls in real life! This was my first time at New York Fashion Week as an influencer/blogger and not as media. I did bring my camera to …

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How To Style A Sequin Skirt: Charleston Edition

It’s not hard to match your outfit to the pops of color on Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. In fact, I believe every building or home in Charleston makes up at least one shade on the ROY G. BIV spectrum. Inspired by this colorful city, I planned one of my most vibrant outfits to date, which …

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