Some Monday Motivation: Pools with A View

Pools with a View

Don’t all of these pools look amazing? With everyone around the office’s stories about Spring Break and the weather officially being warm, I can’t help but want to be at the beach or sitting by a pool with a view. I know I’ve already gushed about the place a hundred times, but my favorite pool with a view is at Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Their spa pool is on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and it just doesn’t get much better than that. Where is your favorite pool with a view?

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Photos // Capella Lodge, Australia // COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali // Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas // Casa de La Flora, Phuket // Four Seasons Santa Barbara

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App Review: Field Trip

Field Trip App Review

I first read about Field Trip a couple of months ago and was really disappointed when I found out it was only available on Android, but would soon be available for download on my iPhone. As soon as the iPhone version was available, I immediately downloaded it to see if it was all it was hyped up to be.

Field Trip is a Google developed mobile app that sends you alerts when you are near a point of interest. The app allows you to have a “Field Trip” like educational experience by the user accessing information on the app about the experiences that are nearby.

You can also select your interests (think architecture, cool & unique, food, lifestyle) inside of the app so that it sends you notifications based on the things that you are most likely to want to explore.  Within each of the interest categories, you can see the sources that the content is being pulled from and you can actually select which sources are relevant to you. For example: Food Network and Eater are listed inside of the food category and you can select if you’d like their results to display.

The Verdict: [Read more…]

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…]

This Week’s Everyday Adventures & A Few Links

Up Coffee Table

I’m hoping that this will be the weekend that I get a grip on my schedule, have some serious R&R and really just get organized. So far, the stars seem to be aligning for that to happen and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so excited to just be lazy. Wishing you all a very happy Friday!

This week, my adventures included:

+Spending last weekend in Houston and eating delicious food at Underbelly.

+Attempting to recover from being sick for the better part of the last week and, therefore, going to sleep way to early every night. My allergies have announced it to be spring in Texas and I need them to chill out.

+Learning that my new site design should be ready in the next two weeks! I can’t wait to share with all of you everything we have been working on over the past couple of months.

** And a few of my favorite travel related links and finds from this week **

Sign me up. How cool does the Arizona SkyCenter excursion from the Miraval Resort look? The idea of hotels becoming experiential activity creators sounds 100% like the future of travel to me. – T Magazine

I discovered a new startup site called Roomer, which allows you to purchase people’s pre-paid hotel rooms [Read more…]

Good Grub: Underbelly, Houston

Underbelly Houston

Salad

I had read about Underbelly a few different places, but the source that really got my attention was that it was the only entry for Houston in a book I recently purchased called Where Chefs Eat. The book is like an encyclopedia for chefs’ favorite restaurants all around the world, and has become my first reference when visiting any city . That alone had me convinced that next time I was in Houston, I needed to add it to the list.

The food at Underbelly is excellent, but I think the service and atmosphere are what really set it apart from a lot of trendy restaurants I’ve been to lately. I can’t remember the last time I went somewhere that the waiter so eloquently walked us through the menu and not only gave us their favorite recommendations, but also told us exactly why we would like each item. He walked us through how the menu changes daily, that everything is locally sourced and the menu is really representative of “the other side of food” (hence, Underbelly) that you may not usually see. It made a big difference in our choices, and I am really happy we listened to his suggestions.

By far, the dish that stood out the most was [Read more…]

Some Monday Motivation: Caribbean Blue

Caribbean Blue

As Spring Break time is rapidly approaching, I can’t help but want to be at the beach surrounded by beautiful Caribbean blue water. Although I love the mountains, I really am a beach girl at heart and will almost always pick being at the ocean over anywhere else. I’ve been really fortunate to see some absolutely incredible colors of Caribbean blue from the British Virgin Islands, to the Turks and Caicos and Exuma in the Bahamas. I will shamefully admit that I have become a little bit of a beach snot from all of my travels and prefer to always visit water where you can easily see 20 or 30 feet below the surface. Where are your favorite places in the Caribbean?

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Photos // Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica // BVI Snorkeling photo by A Evans // The Baths, Virgin Gorda by Evita Smith // Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos by Style Blueprint // Exuma via IHA // Grand Cayman via Rachel Sandon