hotel emma staycation...

Happy hump day loves!!  Tomorrow is a special's our 5 year wedding anniversary, but since our schedules couldn't mesh to get us both off tomorrow we celebrated early with a little staycation at  Hotel Emma and it was magical!!  Everyone was super friendly and the inside of the hotel was perfection....seriously I felt like I was walking around with my mouth open half the time and just trying to take it all in!  
When we arrived to our room we had a sweet little note and some bubbles to toast our anniversary which I thought was so sweet!  I love hotels that go above and beyond to help celebrate whatever it is you are there for!!  

So after checking out our room and trying to get J to take a selfie with me...all I got was him on the bed like this...punk...we headed down to the library to get our welcome La Babia Margaritas...I mean any hotel that welcomes me with a free marg is a winner in my book!  They also had little bites to munch on and it was nice to just relax a bit and people watch!

So crazy fact...J has never been to The Pearl Brewery and it's one of my faves places to go so it was fun showing him around.  My plan was to get him to fall in love with it so we could move to Cellars which are the most amazing and crazy expensive apartments which we probably can't afford but a girl can dream right...but my plan worked because by the end of the night he was talking about how cool it would be to live there...bwahahahaha.  
So anyways, it was crazy hot out so we headed over to lick to get some ice cream and it was delish!!  I got PB&J because as we all know I'm 4 year old in a 30 something year old body, but we tasted quite a few of the flavors and they were all so yummy!    

 We then headed back to the room to relax and cool off after melting outside and later headed to Sternewirth, which is the hotel bar for some drinks and bites.  Honestly most of our staycation was eating and basically it was amazing...but it was really cool in there.  Lots of big cozy couches with pillows and random chairs put together...again perfect for people watching and having a more chill evening.  We then stopped at Larder, which is a little grocery store in the hotel, to pick up some drinks and snacks to have for the night and headed up to our room...and talk about a turn down service surprise...we had macarons from Bakery Lorraine and the cutest little ellie charm to remember our stay!  
We got to sleep in the next morning, but we were both ready to get back home to our little fur baby, who was partying it up with his Uncle while we were gone!  So we had a little lunch at Bakery Lorraine and turned J into an insta hubby for a quick pick and then we headed home!  Overall it was the perfect little getaway and I'm already planning our next stay at Hotel Emma!!  

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just breathe...

 So I don't know if it's Mercury in retrograde or the eclipse that is coming up next week, but the past week has been so emotional.  A lot of just crazy things popping up that make you sit back with a huge ass glass of wine and think, seriously wtf is going on right now.  And I try not to stress about it too much because in the grand scheme of things, I believe that whatever is supposed to happen is going to happen and I just need to learn how to roll with it, learn from it, and move forward.  

So often I forget to live in the moment...but I'm not too much of a dweller so I don't really live in the past.  I'm more of a "big picture" girl so it's like I'm trying to think 5 steps ahead yet deal with things that are happening right now which is probably why some days I just can't deal.  But one of the best things in my life to help to just stop, take a deep breath, and just live for right now is Henri.  He lives every second just being in the moment...partly because he's a dog and that's what they do, but also  because he's just the coolest thing ever.  Whenever I'm totally over something, or stressing about something that I can't control, or just thinking why is this happening right now, all I have to do is look at H, who really is my spirit animal, and it's like an instant calm and I know that everything will be ok...eventually...but in those little moments I can't help but smile and just be completely thankful that the universe brought him to me.  I love you little buddha bear!

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good hair day...

Sometimes I have a lot of cute outfit pics and then they sit on my computer for like 2 months because I don't know what to write about to go along with said pics.  This is one of those outfits.  Yes, I could talk about how I did my fave outfit trick and layered a top over a dress...been there done that.  Yes, I could talk about all the new fall goodies in the stores and how I'm so done with summer...hello broken record.  Yes, I could talk about how these magenta flats would be perfect for back to school time...and yeah I'm too old for school...blah blah blah.

But what I can talk about is that my hair looks lovely...yay me!

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