Snapshots


Here are a few snapshots from my fun trip to Southern California over the long holiday weekend.  The weekend involved lots of laughs and an unforgettable time spent with my family, a trip to Disneyland for the day, reading my new book on Newport Beach, beach cruising down the boardwalk in Balboa, and wonderful meals in Laguna Beach.  I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as I did.  

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photographs via me (a dash of detais) 

The Hot List 2012

Yesterday Conde Nast Traveler released their 2012 Hot List– the editors and writers “best” hotels and spa list for this year.  Not only is one of my favorite hotels in Scottsdale (my hometown) on the list but there are some of the most exotic and elborate places in the world.  I think being a Conde Nast Traveler editor could be one of the coolest jobs- go stay in places like Buenos Aires and write about your stay at one of the nicest hotels in the world (not too shabby).  

The hotel that really stuck out at me was Rushmeyer’s in Montauk, New York.  I know it is not in anything exotic or built into the hillside of Italy but it was a hotel that I felt was in arms reach.  This trendy spot right off the coast of some of the best surfing in the US, is a grown-ups Summer camp getaway.  They have ping pong, bicycles, music that plays all night long and cusine from the famous Manhattan joint, Fat Radish. This would be such a fun spot for a summer vacation in my book.  

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images via conde nast traveler

What I’m Wearing

I am in sunny Scottsdale for the weekend and I am totally soaking up this fabulous weather.  Today the fam and I went on a morning bike ride, enjoyed lunch at my favorite fast food spot, In and Out and lounged by the pool.  Does that not sound like the perfect day or what? Whenever I am at home this tends to be my uniform, similar to my weekend uniform (post here), but add shorts and sandals to relish in the wonderful weather.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and is getting ready to watch the big game tomorrow! Rock Chalk! 

Madewell Silk Tatterseam Top l Karen Walker Sunnies l J Brand Rolled Cutoffs l Tory Burch Miller Sandals l J Crew Tortoise Shell Necklace 

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What I'm Wearing

I am in sunny Scottsdale for the weekend and I am totally soaking up this fabulous weather.  Today the fam and I went on a morning bike ride, enjoyed lunch at my favorite fast food spot, In and Out and lounged by the pool.  Does that not sound like the perfect day or what? Whenever I am at home this tends to be my uniform, similar to my weekend uniform (post here), but add shorts and sandals to relish in the wonderful weather.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and is getting ready to watch the big game tomorrow! Rock Chalk! 

Madewell Silk Tatterseam Top l Karen Walker Sunnies l J Brand Rolled Cutoffs l Tory Burch Miller Sandals l J Crew Tortoise Shell Necklace 

xox- a dash of details

 

Lately- Dallas Edition

Hi y’all! Sorry I was so distant from this bloggy at the end of last week. I was vacationing with some of my best girlfriends in Dallas.  We had the most amazing time, probably because of our awesome host (Thanks Shelley!).  We enjoyed a spa day at the Gaylord, great dinners at Sambuca and Gloria’s, lots of brunching at Nick and Sams and The Common Table, lovely runs on the Katy Trail and much more. Overall, it was a great weekend and I can’t wait to go back. 

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images via instagram 

Day 23- A Dash of Travel

Today I traveled home to Scottsdale for the holiday with two suitcases ( one for my clothes and one for all of the gifts!) Surprisingly, the airport craziness was not too bad for the 2 days before Christmas. Hope everyone is done with their Christmas shopping but if not Glitter Guide has some great last minute gift ideas

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image via pinterest

When Joy Freezes Over

This past weekend I made my first trip to Christopher Elbow’s famous ice cream shop, Glace (pronounced Gla-Say). It is not your average ice cream shop with flavors like banana’s foster, french lavender, salted pretzel, etc.. I tried the blueberry cream cheese and banana’s foster- my two favorites.  The reason why I am posting is because I love their packaging- catchy sayings, and crisp, clean design.  so perfect. 

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images via glace 

My Recent Adventure

 

While I have been gone not only have I been working a ton but I went to one of my favorite US cities, Charleston, South Carolina. It is such a quaint town with lots of great antiques, food, architecture, and of course a beach near by.

If you ever end up in this cute city here are a few “must stops”:

1. Charleston City Market 2. The grassy lawn at the College of Charleston 3. Fleet’s Landing-for a casual lunch on the water 4. High Cotton, Blossoms, and Pearlz on East Bay- delish! 5. King Street for shopping- a must on vacay 

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Sunset Beach



 

Last year at this time I was here, the beautiful Sunset Beach Hotel and Restaurant on Shelter Island in the Hamptons.  It is this darling spot with the most wonderful French cusine and the best bottles of rose (which was my favorite part). It is one of the chicest spots (in my opinion) in the Hamptons and part of the Andre Balazs collection of hotels.  Let’s just say I felt like a movie star for the day and I cannot wait to go back in August! 

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images via sunset beach 

When In Doubt

Take a vacation.  I am in Arizona for the weekend to celebrate my cousins’ graduation with my family.  There will be lots of pool time, shopping, and hiking. So I am taking a vacation from blogging until Tuesday but until then… have a fabulous week/weekend. 

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image via vogue and coffee