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SUMMER STRIPED SWEATER

If there is one thing that I was missing last summer on Nantucket, it was some casual summer sweaters. I brought my trusty Tippi’s with me, but I was lacking different styles and weights for cooler nights.  This year I came prepared and packed this striped one––which ended up being my most worn item, this Flag sweater and a navy and ivory cable knit cashmere for throwing over my shoulders.

Vince Sweater (currently 40% off!)  / Denim Shorts / Basket Bag / Sandals / Sunglasses

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SUNSET AT GALLEY BEACH

Ali and Patrick in Nantucket

On our first night on Nantucket we had a little date night at Galley Beach with Mackenzie and Will. We arrived just as the sun was setting. The candy colored skies were one we will never forget. 

White Dress / Cashmere Sweater / Espadrilles / Saint Tropez Mini Tote / Sunglasses

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NANTUCKET BUCKET LIST

Kule Stripes in Nantucket

When we started our trip from Dallas to Nantucket on the last day of June, I jotted down a few bucket list of items we wanted to check off before leaving the island.  Mackenzie and her family have been coming to the island since the 1880s–well, not specifically Mackenzie, but we knew we were in good hands. The list was pretty short because I knew we would add things to our list as the month progressed.

Kule Stripes Boyfriend Tee (c/o) / White Crop Flare Jeans / Hat (c/o) / Bag-Sold Out / Sandals 

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TRAVEL DETAILS: WEST PALM BEACH

PalmBeach_6PalmBeach_13Something new is coming to A Dash of Details.  Many of you have been asking about all of our frequent travels, so I decided to bring back my Travel Details series. I will feature our favorite places we have been, where to stay, eat and shop.

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I decided to kick off the new series with our recent trip to West Palm Beach.  Patrick surprised me with a trip for my 27th birthday.  I couldn’t believe he kept the surprise until we arrived at security in Dallas.  We landed in West Palm Beach in the afternoon and headed straight to the beach. Here are a few of our favorite places.

Where to Stay:

Four Seasons Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel

The Colony Palm Beach

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Where to Eat:

AB&D Kitchen at the Four Seasons:  Casual outdoor menu overlooking the water. If you like sushi, you must try the Tuna Tostada. Just trust me!

Cafe Via Flora: This little café is hidden behind Worth Avenue inside one of the eight vias (or alleys). The italian style cafe has amazing sandwiches and salads, and of course no meal is complete without parmesan truffle fries. Calories don’t count when your on vacation, right?

Palm Beach Grill: Known as one of the hot spots on the island, this Hillstone restaurant did not disappoint and either did the people watching.  Bring your appetite, the portions are large.

Ta-boo: This classic Palm Springs spot is an iconic spot on the famous Worth Avenue shopping district! We popped in after shopping for a drink and happy hour bites.  Old school cocktails and black and white stripe decor scream Palm Beach style.  We loved the Fried Green tomatoes and pimento cheese.

Būccan: If you are going to make reservations at one restaurant, this one is a must! This was the most recommended restaurant by everyone we met. We decided to try the popular spot for my birthday dinner and it did not disappoint.  Known for its small plate menu, this restaurant takes you on an exquisite food journey.

HMF: Situated inside the historic Breakers Hotel and named after the famous Henry Morrison Flagler this bar/restaurant has you traveling back in time to the golden era of Palm Beach.  Get ready to be overwhelmed by the amazing wine wall and list.

Seafood Bar: We headed into the Seafood Bar for on last meal before heading back home. Sit at the bar and watch the fish swim by under your delicious bacon infused Bloody Mary.

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What to Do:

Take a beach cruiser down Ocean Avenue. Stop to take in the amazing homes situated right on the water.  Also, if you are staying downtown, ride your bike by the Flagler Museum (it is worth the trip!).

Shop on Worth Avenue (or window shop): This famous shopping area is filled with the most incredible selection of designer brands.

Relax on the beach with a cocktail in your hand.  I mean, what else could be better than that!

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

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TGIF!

After a long night up with a sick pup, cancelled flights, rescheduled flights, and a few tears; I am headed to celebrate my amazing g-ma’s 80th birthday with all of my family this weekend. Hope you chickens have a fabulous weekend!

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BRANDS TO KNOW: EMERSON FRY

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I am headed to the beach in just two short weeks and I could not be more excited. After spending the entire time by the pool for #suzisavalleyho epic weekend, I was looking forward to more sunshine, the ocean breeze, and the perfect beach outfits.  As I was sitting on the plane late Sunday night after an amazing weekend away, I started looking for a few new pieces to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe.  I came across these images from Emerson Fry’s Spring 2014 campaign. If these do not ooze easy beach weekend, I am not sure what does.  Seriously,how amazing is this caftan? Here are a few more of my favorites from their new line.

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6 Things I Love

Happy November or No Shave November or Movember (most guys favorite month…an excuse not to shave). One of my favorite things about November is Thanksgiving. Our family gets together at the Ranch outside of Austin and the trip always involves lots of great wine and lots of laughs. All the girls always go shopping on Black Friday (best shopping day ever!) What is your favorite thing about November?

Cashmere Snood / Election Cookies / Austin Postcard / Viva Las Vegas Vacation / Movember / Sandy Red Cross

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On Vacation

 

I am traveling home for a week (cheers start now!), and there are certain essentials that I never leave home without that make packing so easy. I choose I few standard pieces from my closet and then add a few special items like a silk shirt and a sequin dress and call it a day. 

My ESSENTIAL List 

2 pairs of classic denim- J Brand boyfriend and 7 For All Mankind Skinnies  

A chambray button down from Madewell 

The perfect stripe tee from Madewell 

A leopard belt, just in case 

Clubmaster shades 

The perfect pair of J Crew PJ’s 

This carry-all Tory Burch Tote 

3 pairs of shoes- A pair of neutral booties from Madewell, never can go wrong with a pair of black pumps, and these gold toe loafers from Sam Edelman 

A new book for the plane- like this New York Best Seller, Gone Girl 

Of course, an iPhone is essential for music during the flight 

 

What are your travel essentials?

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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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