Richmond is one of America’s oldest cities and full of charm, beauty and history. It’s crazy to think it’s only an hour and a half away from Norfolk yet I never spent a weekend in Richmond until now. Our trip was a quick one but full of beautiful memories. It’s a city now known for its’ arts revolution, lots of delicious food and beautiful landscapes. The capital of Virginia, Richmond is sometimes referred to as the Capital of the South and I can see why. There are beautiful mountains nearby, innovative universities and lots of museums, street art and, of course, good ol’ Southern Charm.
When it’s hot in the summer, I love a good maxi dress. This floral watercolor maxi dress keeps the sun off my body, which keeps me cool. The colors in this watercolor maxi dress are so romantic and perfect for summer. I almost feel a few degrees cooler just looking at these soothing colors. If you are petite, you’ll love this dress because it’s the perfect length. Absolutely no hem job needed and I’m 5’3. On taller girls, this will be midi length most likely. This watercolor dress has lots of fabric that gathers. You can wear it with the sash or let it flow like I am here. Personally, I like this option better since it moves in the wind and when you walk. However, if you want more shape, feel free to use the sash.
I’ve dreamed of visiting San Francisco for years. In my head, it’s this powerhouse spot on the west coast. A dream, a place of connection, great culture and food. Johnny has been countless times for work but hasn’t really gotten to explore the city too much. Even though I only spent half a day in San Francisco, I’m absolutely smitten and cannot wait to go back! Our main destination for this weekend trip was Sacramento for our friend Taylor’s wedding. I’ve gotten lots of questions about what we did this trip, so I’m bringing to you my quick weekend San Francisco and Sacramento Travel Guide! I hope to one day bring you a more in-depth guide, but since we only had a fast weekend, here we go!
If you ever get the chance to attend the Winter Olympics, take it! The spirit of countries coming together to witness history, the camaraderie of cheering on your country and the fight of athletes is truly remarkable. The entire world gathers to hear athletes’ stories – of passions ignited, of triumphant moments, of endless sacrifice and unconditional love. It’s something you can feel whether you’re in the arena, at the alpine heights or taking in the host city. Johnny and I feel truly blessed to watch moments when work met victory and love met pride. One of my favorite quotes is from the opening film of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino Italy and I’d like to share it here. “Greatness is born of fearless visions and unconditional devotions.” Here is our PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics travel diary.
There is something so romantic about florals and beautiful sweet treats. When I first saw this pink tone floral kimono, I knew I had to have it. The mix of soft pinks with touches of vibrant magenta along with the silky fabric is ultra feminine. This is a great piece for spring and summer since you can easily throw it over tops or dresses. This floral kimono only comes in one size, so I can see how this piece can be too long on those who are extra petite. Fortunately for me, the length isn’t too long and is quite sophisticated. It hits a few inches above my ankles and I keep the kimono open to help elongate my body.