Monday, November 24, 2014

Costa Rica Day 1

    
    A holiday before the holidays was just what I needed. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and I loved every second of it. Four Seasons hosted our stay and we spent a restful week exploring, swimming, dining (I will be dreaming about the food here for months to come), and learning about the local culture. The resort was situated on the Papagayo Peninsula, and had two beautiful beaches and four pools to enjoy. Each day offered a new schedule of activities and excursions (off property) to choose from. We didn't have a lot of time on our trip but I would love to go back to hike the local rain forests, view the Arenal Volcano, horseback ride, and/or go zip lining. 


Coffee break at Tico's. The iced coffee here just might be the best I have ever had. 
Morning feast. I had the banana cream french toast every morning of our trip.





 On the first day of our trip we started off with a morning hike. I was not prepared to climb
700 wooden stairs in the heat, but as you can see the view was worth it. The hill-side, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was lush and green as Costa Rica is currently in it's rainy season. I was really excited to see a family of Howler monkeys in the trees along the way.
Afternoon by the Pool
Our room had it's own plunge pool. It was a beautiful spot to enjoy the sunset.



Latin dancing lessons with our Four Seasons instructor.
 Kiel and I practiced the Salsa, the Merengue, and the Rumba. 

Dinner at Cena Sociale


Outfit Details:
Nature Walk Outfit
Shirt: J.Crew Shorts: Madewell Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Belt: J.Crew Glasses: Tory Burch
Poolside
Bathing Suit: Shoshanna ℅ Glasses: Kate Spade
Salsa
Dress: Julie Brown Designs ℅ Sandals: J.Crew Bag: Tory Burch Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick
Kiel: Shirt: J.Crew (similar) Pants: Brooks Brothers Shoes: Gucci


                           Special thank you to Four Seasons for hosting one unforgettable trip!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Governors Ball



























Outside everyone!  It's time for the Grand Finale!























1.Jacket: J.Crew Skirt: Tibi Shirt: Kate Spade Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar)    Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Ring: Tory Burch (similar) Bag: Kate Spade (similar)
2.Kiel: Jacket: J.Crew  Pants: J.Crew Loafers: Stubbs & Wooten
3.DevonJacketDressShoesScarf (Linked similar items)
4.Lauren: DressShoes (Linked Similar Items)

On Saturday, Kiel and I went out with friends for an evening of dancing at the Squantum Club Governors Ball. Friends included Kate and Anna from the Grove Street Press (Check out their letterpress design business. It is nothing short of amazing!), and Jackie Greaney an Instagram friend who takes really beautiful inspiration/ lifestyle images. They spent the weekend with us in RI. 

The atmosphere was festive with candlelit tables, white strung lights, delicious food, and a firework finale. Even though it was freezing, I loved bundling up with a glass of champagne to watch the magical display outside. It was the perfect event to kick off the holiday season.