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
Bathing Suit: Shoshanna ℅ Glasses: Kate Spade
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!



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  1. Anonymous on November 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I've stayed at the Four Seasons in many countries and their property in Costa Rica is on my list of places to visit!

  2. Ellen Borza on November 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love your dress! This trip looks amazing, and those views are absolutely breathtaking. What a great way to relax before the craziness of the holiday season.

    Ellen A Pop of Pink

  3. Ladies in Navy on November 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    you guys look darling!
    ladies in navy

  4. OccasionallyAJ on November 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Costa Rica is stunning! So sad you didn't get to go on the zip line, its so fun! I love that pool in your room, amazing view!!


  5. Dressed with soul on November 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Honestly it surprised me to see the mobile on the pictures as I always have the impression your photos are fun the past 🙂 You look so lovely <3
    xxx from Bavaria, Rena

    • Dressed with soul on November 24, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      … from the past.

  6. Shannon on November 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Next time you go to Costa Rica, 100% go see the Arenal Volcano and then take a trip to the hot springs! That day was one of those experiences that I will never forget!

  7. Amy Marie on November 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Looks amazing! My boyfriend and I have been dreaming about a vacation to costa rica! It looks so perfect and romantic! Glad you had a great time – and I love the Julie Brown dress!

    Champagne and Pearls

  8. Lauren on November 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing time!


  9. Liz Lauren on November 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    seems so fun!

  10. Natali on November 24, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Wooow! You lucky girl!! 🙂 Beautiful photo diary!

  11. Sweets & Style on November 25, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Simply beautiful! My partner is half Costa Rican! He will love these photos!

  12. elisa de Borbon on November 25, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Sarah the pictures are beautiful, you had a great time there! I love the way you have explained everything 🙂 That dress looks beautiful on you!

  13. Irene Papadopoulou on November 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

    a getaway is always so perfect! love it!looks like you had the best time!


  14. Paulina Villalpando on November 25, 2014 at 3:48 am

    I love your tiger tshirt!

  15. ClosetConfections on November 25, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Looks like you both had an awesome vacation! My husband and I went to Costa Rica a few years ago and had a blast. I'm bummed you didn't get a chance to zipline through the rainforest or visit the volcano, but at least now you have an excuse to go back! 🙂


  16. Cristina SF on November 25, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Nice pics! I love your cute little Tory Burch bags 🙂

  17. Nathaly Juarez on November 25, 2014 at 10:30 am

    You look like you had an amazing time. The pictures probably don't do any justice of all the fun adventures you had. I'm like obsessed with your blog now.

    Kind regards,

  18. Paige Flamm on November 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

    These pictures are amazing! I went to Costa Rica on a family vacay in 2006, but I was 14 and totally didn't appreciate it enough!


  19. Lauren T on November 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    We are heading to the Four Seasons Costa Rica in January–loved seeing a preview of the resort!

  20. Scarlet G. on November 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Stunning!! You should go to Tabacon Spa, I've heard it's beautiful. Nice place to skip the cold in NY. You must go to Cancún. I LOVE YOUR STYLE by the way…

  21. Anonymous on November 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Looks like an amazing time 🙂

  22. Ashley on December 11, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Such beautiful photos! I've always enjoyed my travels to Costa Rica!



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