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Best Memories of 2017!

2017 is over!! I wanted to do a recap of the year on the blog. I did posts recapping 2016 and 2015 and they are sooo fun to go back and read! This year was another crazy busy one. We traveled a ton and had so many amazing experiences. We already have quite a few trips planned for 2018 and I am SO excited for them all! We recently decided that we wanted to move up to Salt Lake and build a new house. We are in the really early stages of this and haven’t 100% made a decision but I am so excited to see where we are a year from now!

TOP MEMORIES // 

  1. Visiting the Maldives for the first time in January! This is one of the most AMAZING places in the world. We actually went back for the second time in June! My heart wants to go back to bad! It’s so special and peaceful. We got to stay at the St. Regis for their grand opening and it was so so gorgeous! We also hopped over to another resort. It was fun to experience how different the islands were! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

2. We also visited the Philippines in February! We went here with Mango Tours and they planned the best trip for us. We had a lot going on during this time and almost had to cancel so we weren’t too overwhelmed but I am SO glad we made it here! I think we were there for 10 days and we did 4 or 5 different islands. It was such a crazy time! We didn’t know anyone who was on the trip but we made new friends and had the best time ever. I would love to go to back to the Philippines! We have never had so many followers commenting on our pictures asking for a meetup!! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

3. I went back to Greece in March! My friend Lauren and I went here together and we stayed in the same cave house that Parker and I stayed in when we went in 2015. Lauren had been wanting to go to Greece for so long and I finally convinced her to just buy a ticket and we went over spring break! We actually went with Parker and some of our other friends, but they all went to Germany and then we met up in London, took a train to Paris for the day, and then had another day to explore London! Lauren and I also went to Mykonos. We were in Greece before it was the tourist season so a ton of things were closed and the streets were usually empty. We found one restaurant that was open and it had the prettiest view of the water and the houses on a hill. We sat and ate dinner while we enjoyed the view and I swear it was one of the happiest moments of my year! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

4. In April we went to Necker Island with Benefit! Necker is a private island so it was a new experience! We were the only ones on the entire island! I love love love trips with our Benefit fam! This trip was one to remember for sure! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

5. Going to Barcelona in May! I had an event to attend in London and I thought it would be fun to bring my mom and my sister with me, I had asked my mom where else she wanted to go while we were in Europe and she said Barcelona! I knew we would have a good time but I wasn’t super excited about visiting Barcelona specifically just because I had other places that were higher on my list but Barcelona was actually one of my favorite places I visited this year! It was so beautiful and we just had the best time. I left my computer at home on accident so I wasn’t really able to get any work done (it was a nice break), we just spent our days walking around and finding cute places to eat and shop. Also if you know me you know my life dream is to learn to speak Spanish… so I thought it was pretty fun to be in a Spanish speaking country and get to practice my espanol a little. 😛 Watch our vlog of this trip here!

6. We went to Singapore in June! I had been saying I wanted to go here and then a couple days later I got an email from the St. Regis inviting us to there for an event! It was perfect timing! Singapore was totally not what I expected, but I really didn’t know what to expect at all. It is such a clean beautiful place! We stayed here for a few days and then headed back over to the Maldives. Singapore is on my list of places I want to visit again because of the ramen they had there… it was the best I have ever had in my entire life!!! Everything else there was pretty cool too. 😉 Watch our vlog of this trip here!

7. In July, we spent a week in Newport Beach! This is always my favorite trip of the year. My family rents a beach house and we spend 7 full days relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. We go all around the world and this is always the trip that I cherish the most! We already have the beach house booked again for next summer and I can’t wait!

8. In August we went to Banff with Albion Fit! This was our first time in Canada. I have been a fan of Albion for years and it was so much fun to get to meet the people behind the brand. Watch our vlog of this trip here!

9. We took a last minute trip to Bali in September! We met our friends Jaci and Leif there and spent a few days in the coolest villa. Bali has been on my list for a while and I am so happy we got to go this year! I would go back to Bali just for the food alone. They had the BEST vegan food! Watch my Bali travel diary here!

10. We went to NYC for fall break in October! I have actually been to NYC like 5 times this year for work but this was the first time that we went just for fun! I love New York more every time I visit! Parker and I briefly considered moving there this year for a second because we love it so much! Watch our vlog of this trip here!

11. We went to Portland in October to shoot our videography workshop! Portland was so fun and we had the best weather. We were with our friends Jaci and Leif again! We also had great ramen here. 😉 I would love to go back to Portland again!! Watch our Portland travel diary here!

 

12. We had another year of success at Luca + Grae! We brought on new employees this year and learned so much about business. I am so excited to see where Luca + Grae is a year from now! We have worked so hard to get to where we are today and it’s amazing to see our hard work pay off.

 

PLACES WE WENT:

  1. Maldives with St. Regis
  2. Florida with Ritz Carlton
  3. Philippines with Mango Tours
  4. Greece with my friend Lauren
  5. Paris with our group of friends
  6. Necker Island with Benefit
  7. San Diego for Alex Aiono’s concert
  8. London with Pixi
  9. Barcelona with family
  10. Singapore with St. Regis
  11. Maldives for the second time
  12. New York with St. Ives
  13. Newport Beach with family
  14. Peru for our first service trip
  15. The Hamptons with Maybelline
  16. Canada with Albion Fit
  17. Museum of Ice Cream with Lauren
  18. Bali with Jaci and Leif
  19. Portland with Jaci and Leif
  20. New York with Olay

What a year it has been! I am so excited for another year of adventures in 2018! Thank you all so so SO much for following along on my journey of life! It’s so fun and special to share it with all of you. Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

 

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017!

Sweater | Jeans

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share some holiday gift ideas! Parker and I have been saying “Okay send me your Christmas list by the end of TODAY” for like 2 weeks now… Neither of us have bought a single present!!! Putting this together for you guys actually helped me out with my wishlist! I hope this helps you too!

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Winter Favorites + Essentials!

JACKET 

Hi guys! I wanted to share some of my favorite winter pieces today! These are alllll on my wishlist and I am ordering a few of them! I will have to show you guys what they look like on in a vlog!

I divided them into categories to make it easy for you guys to shop! I’m also working on a holiday gift guide post too!!

 

COATS //

 

SWEATERS //

 

BOOTIES //

 

ACCESSORIES //

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Black Friday Favorites!

Hey guys! I wanted to share some of my favorites from the Black Friday sales that are happening! Soooo many good deals are going on! Happy shopping!!

Shop my favorite Luca + Grae items from the pic above:

Whisper Sweater (currently wearing this!)

Hollywood Nights Jacket

Peppermint Slippers

Snowflake Cardigan

Adline Mule Shoes

Almost Famous Backpack

Pinebrook Sweater

 

My Favorite Sales:

Buy One Get One 50% Off on Urban Outfitters

 

Select Styles 50% off on Free People

 

Soooo many good deals on Nordstrom

 

30% off everything on ASOS 

 

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Cannon Beach + 12 Things!

I am finally sharing some pictures from Portland! We woke up at 5 am to drive to Cannon Beach and it was soooo worth it! We actually got up that early to be there for sunrise (and so that no one would be there yet) and then once we got there I realized that I didn’t think about how the sun rises in the east and we were on the west coast… haha 😬. We still got great shots and I am so happy we made the drive!

I wanted to do another 12 Things post tonight too! I did my first one not that long ago (linked here) and thought I would do another one because we have soooo many things going on right now!

  1. The K key on my keyboard is not working right… I have to push SO hard to get it to type! I don’t know why! I never realized how many words have the letter K in them until I started having this issue a few hours ago and have had a bunch of emails and random stuff to type.
  2. I posted a new main channel video today! It took me 3 full days to film and edit. We had a really packed schedule this week so I only marked down 1 day to film and edit but nope that schedule didn’t happen. I love how it turned out though!
  3. Parker spilled a bowl of pomegranates on our white rug and grey couch tonight. I almost cried because those STAIN big time! Luckily we were able to clean it up quickly and so far I see no evidence of the spill!
  4. I ordered a new rug for our bedroom and it’s supposed to get here tomorrow! I love the one we have now but I feel like it’s getting dirty too fast because it’s white! We only really walk on one side of it because of how our room is set up and it’s very obvious to me that that side is a different color now!
  5. We are releasing our workshop for pre sale on Thursday!! I am so excited! We have been working so hard on it. I’ll do a full post on it when it officially comes out!
  6. My current tv obsessions are: Unexpected, 90 Day Fiance and Don’t be Tardy. Please tell me you guys have seen these!
  7. I am currently wearing this top and these pants. So comfy!
  8. On the episode of 90 Day Fiance that I am watching right now, the lady getting married is wedding dress shopping and it’s making me sad that I never did that! I randomly ordered a dress online before I had a chance to go to a store and it fit perfect so I never ended up going!
  9. For my DIY video this week I needed a bunch of candy so that basically is all I have eaten for 3 days and I feel so crappy… It’s insane how much eating healthy helps you feel so good!
  10. I am sooooo excited to go to my yoga class tomorrow! I hadn’t gone in so long and then I went 2 weeks ago and loved it but was out of town last week so I’m excited to go again!
  11. My sister in law had a baby!! She was 3 weeks early and sooo tiny. They live in Salt Lake so we haven’t seen the baby for a few days but they are coming down Thursday so I can’t wait to hold her again! We vlogged that experience so I will link it here.
  12. I couldn’t think of another thing so I just asked Parker what he thinks is the cutest thing about me and he said “my cute smile”… thanks

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Fuzzy Sweater in NYC

Helloooooo guys! I pulled up my blog to import these pictures and write this post and then somehow I ended up stalking myself and scrolling back to old posts for like an hour… the pics on my blog have come a long way guys!!! These pictures are from my recent trip to NYC, i’ve been breaking up photos from trips to try and do a lot more blog posts but I can’t decide if I am doing too many from each trip… I don’t want to do only one per trip but let me know if you guys like them broken up into different posts!

I wanted to share this outfit that I wore on our last day. I am obsessed with this sweater! I wonder how many times in my life I have said/typed the sentence “I am obsessed with _____”… probably too many to count. Haha anyways, I linked these pieces above so you guys can directly shop the look!

xx

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Prints in Bali

I love this printed dress!! So pretty!

SKIRT | BRALETTE

Hey guys! I just wanted to do a short post today showing two different outfits that I wore in Bali. I love these prints and they are both from Luca + Grae! I will also link my Bali Travel Diary down below for you guys to watch if you haven’t seen it yet!

Happy Tuesday!

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The Best Fall Sweater

Guys this sweater…. is EVERYTHING! I ordered it from Free People a couple weeks ago and am patiently waiting for the weather to be chilly enough to wear it. I’ve seen some comments on my NYC posts asking if I was hot in my outfits since it’s not that cold there yet haha but I wasn’t! If anything it was the perfect temp for what I was wearing. I definitely didn’t need any big coats but a sweater was perfect. I am seriously obsessed with this pink one. I don’t know if I should call it a sweater or coat or what. It’s kind of a mix! It’s so dang cute though. A bit pricey so I ordered it hoping that I wouldn’t love it (and would return it) but I do hahaha!! It’s super cute paired with this mini skirt and these booties (also SO obsessed with these). These pics made me realize I need a cute black purse though.. a small one with a chain that isn’t too expensive, so i’ve been on the hunt for that. I love the one I have now (link here) but it doesn’t go with everything so i’ll let you guys know what I find!

Happy Saturday!

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Fall Break in NYC

PANTS | TOP | HAT | BOOTS

OVERALLSTOP

 

DRESS | SWEATER | HAT

Hey guys! Sharing some pics from my trip to New York over fall break! Today’s post is short because i’m writing it from Portland and I want to spend time with my friends here so I don’t want to be on the computer the entire time! We are here shooting for our online video workshop so we flew our friends Jaci and Leif up to Portland to help us with filming. We had such a fun day today I’m so excited to show you guys the video when it’s done!

I hope you guys like these pictures! I linked my outfits above, I am obsessed with them all!

xx

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