So, I have a lil secret! Well, not really a secret but… Drumroll, please! I’m going to Italy, Croatia, and Greece in May! I can hardly contain my excitement. I mean, my all time DREAM vacation has been Santorini since the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants days. It is truly going to be a dream come true. The cool thing is before Brian and I got married we said, before we settled down and had kids, we wanted to be able to have certain experiences with just the two of us. The two biggest were he taking me to Hawaii (his all-time favorite place) and me taking him to Europe (my all-time favorite place). In just a little over two years of being married, we will have completed both these things which is pretty darn cool!
This leads me to my Anthro picks, which I haven’t done in awhile. With the Mediterranean in mind, I’m obsessed with a good amount of the new Spring product. Here are a few things I feel like I NEED…
Two weeks ago today, I was still sitting in Santa Fe soaking in it’s beauty. Brian and I went on a couple’s trip with our friend’s Seth and Tarah. We all just needed the get-away and to enjoy each other’s company. Our first evening there, we rented our skis and made our way to my Great Aunt and Uncle’s house. They took us to the Las Campanas club house for dinner. We enjoyed a cozy dinner with shrimp and grits being everyone’s favorite!
The next morning, we enjoyed a slow-paced morning of coffee, tea, eggs, bread, and jam. Once we were fueled up, we headed up the mountain to hit the slopes. It was Tarah’s first time to go skiing, but she was a natural! We had fun but got extremely sore. Brian and I decided skiing is a lot of hard work for a little bit of fun and adventure. What’s happening to me…am I getting old?!
That night, we decided to stay in and cook steaks, fingerling potatoes, and roasted carrots. The result was delicious even though we had to resort to grilling them on a George Foreman! Neither of us have cable in our homes, so we took up the chance to watch bad tv (like Duck Commanders) on their cable. Good times, good times.
The next morning, we enjoyed another relaxed start. (I really love how their house was so sun-drenched in the mornings.) We decided to spend the day downtown and soak in some of the culture. First, we stopped by the farmer’s market for Seth and Tarah. REI was next. I’m always amazed at how expensive that stuff is! Then, we visited the town square and strolled from shop to shop. We spent a lot of time at the Collected Works Bookstore, then had lunch at the classic Blue Corn Cafe.
We also tried out the coffee and tea over at Ohori’s Coffee. Plus, I had to stop by Trader Joe’s since we don’t have one at home. Once we were tired, we headed back to the house and enjoyed some chili with my Great Aunt and Uncle. **Sidenote- I completed a whole puzzle after dinner.
Our last full day, we had brunch with my second cousin Debra. We spent the rest of the afternoon perusing the Canyon Road galleries. That’s where I found these little beauties for my couch. (If you are ever there, be sure to check out Santa Kilim.)
Our last evening in town, we ate at the Plaza Cafe, a local favorite right on the square. Then, we went back to the house for some quality time with my Great Aunt and Uncle. We didn’t end our trip with a bang; just with my 3 favorite things: friends, family, and puppies!!!
So that’s pretty much it. Just good times in Santa Fe- one of my most favorite places on earth. Thanks for being awesome!
Well, I am very pleased to introduce my husband’s new side gig…Modern Roots Design. He is working on starting a woodworking business. He designs and builds these awesomely modern/rustic pieces. He is still in his beginning stages and just starting to branch out there into the world. He hopes to have his work out there for sale at a couple locations in OKC (which are still in the works).
Also, you can check out his work over at his site. Please let me know if you have any interest in having a one-of-a-kind piece built. Price varies depending on item and complication of design. To contact Brian, his email is: email@example.com