On the Road Beauty Essentials

On the Road Beauty Essentials

Sometimes, it is the little creature comforts that you bring with you from home when traveling that make all of the difference in the world. These five products have turned in to staples in my cosmetic case and I really can’t leave home without them.

 1. Aveda Shampure: When I switched from chemical based hair care products to Aveda, I noticed a huge difference in my overall hair health. (How ridiculous does that sound?) Shampure is a clarifying shampoo that is gentle enough that it can be used daily, so it both cleanses and makes hair stronger.

2. Lush Butterball Bath Bomb: If you get dry skin in the winter, these are my favorite bath treatments I have come across. The vanilla scented Butterball is loaded with cocoa butter to help heal dry skin.

3. Clarins HydraQuench Cream: Hi, my name is Lindsey and I am addicted to Clarins HydraQuench Cream. I feel like finding a face cream that actually works and doesn’t make you break out is almost an act of God and this stuff fits both of those requests. [Read more…]

Hotel Design Love: The Maritime Hotel, NYC

Maritime NYC

Maritime Exterior

Maritime Hotel

My first encounter with the Maritime Hotel happened the last time I was visiting New York, even though I didn’t end up staying there. I was browsing Hotel Tonight and saw the property featured and instantly fell in love with its nautical themed windows and décor and ended up walking past the property when wandering around Chelsea and the Meatpacking district. I love that the building stands out boldly in its surroundings and really calls you to explore inside.

Each of the windows of the rooms at the Maritime are circular like the ones you would be looking out of if you were staying in a cabin on a sailboat. The 126 rooms feature playful prints, deep blues and teak wood. Some suites even feature outdoor showers (that has to be a rare amenity in NYC).

Maritime Hotel

Maritime Patio

There is also a rooftop bar named The Cabanas that transforms you into a Hollywood poolside atmosphere, complete with colorful floral wallpaper and hanging lanterns. Looks like the perfect place to relax after a long day of shopping, eating and wandering around.

Location: The neighborhood the Maritime is a part of really can’t get much better as your hub for NYC exploring. Located on Manhattan’s west side in Chelsea, you can easily access all of the shopping in the Meatpacking district and be on The High Line in a matter of minutes.

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Photos // All photos courtesy of Tablet Hotels

Jet Set Style: Crossbody Bags

5 crossbody bags

As I am sure most of you have found, a crossbody bag is pretty much a necessity on long trips. They help me stay so much more organized than I would be with a big bag and I always know where my passport and wallet are located, too. I also like using them for a night out when I don’t want to worry about setting my bag down somewhere. Here are a few of my favorites that I have seen lately. I love the hot pink Tory bag for spring/summer and the neutral color of the Rebecca Minkoff bag year round.

Buy // Danielle Nicole Alexa Flap Crossbody // Vince Camuto Crossbody// Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bracelet Crossbody // Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini // Tory Burch Robinson Crossbody

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Hotel Design Love: The Huntington, San Fransisco

The Huntington San Fran

The Huntington San Fransisco

When my mom and I took a mother/daughter trip to Big Sur and San Fransisco, we stayed at the historic Huntington Hotel, located at the top of Nob Hill. Its style is luxurious and classic, and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The location was perfect for long days of eating and sightseeing, and was absolutely the ideal place to kick up our feet after trekking up and down San Fransisco’s infamous hills. The rooms were simple and spacious, and most of them have fantastic views of downtown San Fransisco.

One of the areas of the property that definitely makes you feel like you are staying in a historic hotel is The Big 4 restaurant, located right off of the lobby. It looks like an old school library or cigar lounge, full of deep brown wood and leather furniture and also features live entertainment every evening.

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Hotel Design Love: Basecamp Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

Basecamp Hotel

Basecamp Hotel

The Basecamp Hotel, located in South Lake Tahoe appears to be one part rustic ski lodge, one part retro motel and one part haute hippie headquarters. Their 50 rooms have an array of options, including the Great Indoors room (featured above) which includes an indoor camping experience and the Explorer Club room which contains 4 sets of bunk beds and an Xbox Kinect for a more communal (and pseudo hostel) experience.

The hotel has focused on features that create community, including rooftop hot tubs and outdoor fire pits. Dinners can be consumed family style three days a week so you can “break bread with other explorers.” The two stool bar serves gourmet hot chocolate, local beer and s’mores kits can be purchased to bring to the fire pits.

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Tag You’re It

Baggage Tags

A few options to add a little bit of personality to your luggage (and make sure it never gets mistaken again)!

Buy //  1. Ola  //2. Aluminum Tags  // 3. Owen and Fred // 4. Initial Tag // 5. Tepper Jackson Arrivederci

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