Where to Stay

The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley

February 7, 2014

*New feature on Kevin & Amanda! Use the left and right arrow keys to scroll between photos. The majestic Stein Eriksen Lodge was our home for five days last week while we were in Deer Valley, Utah. The Stein Lodge is Deer Valley’s premier on-mountain luxury hotel, and it is also the ONLY Forbes five-star […]

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Weekend Getaway in Kohler, Wisconsin

November 21, 2013

Ali, Heidi, Sandy, Sommer, Dara, Amy, Me A few weeks ago I spent four days in the gorgeous little town of Kohler, Wisconsin with some sweet girlfriends. It was my first time to visit Kohler, and I had no idea what to expect, but I fell so much in love with this cozy little village […]

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The Tuscany NYC

October 4, 2013

When Kevin and I were in New York, we stayed at The Tuscany NYC. I really wanted to surprise Kevin and stay here, because I knew the number one thing on his to do list was go to the top of the Empire State Building. The Tuscany offers rooms with a stunning view of the […]

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Where to Stay in Cape San Blas: Barrier Dunes

September 13, 2013

On Wednesday I shared a few photos from our beach getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida for Kevin’s birthday. If you missed them, go take a peek now!! :) I wanted to share a few more photos of where we stayed in case you might be considering a visit to Cape San Blas in the future. […]

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Cottages of Seaside

May 17, 2013

One of the things we loved about Seaside that made us feel so immediately at home was where we stayed. Seaside is not like other commercialized beach towns. There are no skyscraper hotels or giant condominiums. An escape to Seaside will simply find a quiet cluster of cobblestone streets, pastel-colored homes, and white picket-fenced cottages. […]

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Asheville Waterfalls

April 24, 2013
Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest, near Asheville, NC. One of the filming locations for the Hunger Games!

Eight years ago, on our third anniversary, Kevin and I spent four days vacationing in Brevard, North Carolina. Brevard is a gorgeous, lusciously green, quiet town just outside of Asheville, located right in the heart of Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. We love hiking, woods, trails, being outdoors, picnic lunches, and especially waterfalls, […]

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The Black Diamond Lodge at Deer Valley

February 25, 2013

We are back from gorgeous Salt Lake City! Oh my goodness, from the moment we landed I was so stunned at how breathtaking the views from this beautiful city were. We loved every minute there! For my dad’s birthday (which is also Valentine’s Day) our wonderful friends Maria and Josh helped us surprise him and […]

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Afternoon Tea and Sunset in Santa Monica

October 19, 2012
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What a dream our stay at the Montage Beverly Hills with Maria and Josh was. We felt very, very fortunate to be able to have this experience, it was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for us! When Maria invited us to come stay for the weekend, courtesy of their friends at the Montage, […]

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Our Montage Beverly Hills Experience

October 17, 2012
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Last week Kevin and I spent a few days in California for a quick end-of-summer getaway. I have been dying to take Kevin to LA and show him all my favorite spots! And best of all, we got to meet up once again with one of our favorite friends and blogging families, Two Peas and […]

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Colorful Copenhagen

September 5, 2012

Can I tell you how much I loved our hot pink hotel room when we were in Copenhagen?! I’ve been meaning to share this fun hotel with you! We stayed at the Andersen Boutique Hotel, and I could not get over how colorful and modern this fun hotel was. It started with the big, hot […]

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Berlin Bakery Tour and Our Cute Hotel!

August 2, 2012

Before my dad and I headed home from Sweden, we made a slight detour down to Berlin. Germany has always been at the top of my travel list, so I’m so thankful we were able to spend some time here. We filled our two short days with tours and sightseeing, but I was also so […]

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June 26, 2012

What a whirlwind June has been! It has been such a crazy fun month. I’m so grateful Kev and I were able to sneak away for a quick getaway this weekend, just the two of us. I so did not plan back-to-back (to-back) weekend trips on purpose; it just turned out that everything we wanted […]

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The Chocoholic’s Dessert Bar at Hyatt Regency New Orleans

June 21, 2012

This weekend we were in New Orleans for the lovely wedding of Kevin’s cousin and his beautiful new bride. We stayed at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency and I fell in love with it. I so did not want to leave. I’m already looking for excuses to get myself back there! BlogHer? You need to […]

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Hotels of Italy

June 7, 2012

Hotel Internazionale, Bologna Hey guys! Hope you’re having a fabulous Thursday! I’m up in Seattle this weekend for the BlogHer Food Conference, but really I’m just using that as an excuse to get my cupcake-tasting on with my partners-in-crime Jenny and Maria! So if you have any suggestions for us, lay ‘em on me! :) […]

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Eventi Hotel, New York City

April 26, 2012

Back in March I was in New York for a quick 30-hour visit. The wonderful folks at Hellmann’s Mayo (they’re the ones who let me meet Bobby Flay, swoon!) brought us up for a fun event. We got to pretend like we had our own cooking shows and make a video preparing a recipe. They […]

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Weekend in Birmingham

March 29, 2012
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa Birmingham, Alabama

For Christmas Kevin surprised me with the soundtrack to Wicked and tickets to see Wicked on Tour when they came to Alabama in March. We saw Wicked on Broadway when we were in NYC at Christmas for my birthday, and I absolutely fell in love! If you ever get the chance to see it, you […]

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Blissdom 2012 and the Opryland Hotel, Nashville

March 7, 2012

What an incredibly awesome whirlwind Blissdom was! A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville, TN. If you’re a blogger, or think you might want to be a blogger, and ever get the opportunity to attend a blogging conference, I would totally try to go. I absolutely […]

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Los Poblanos Ranch

December 26, 2011
Los Poblanos Ranch | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Welcome back, friends! I hope your Christmas weekend was filled with lots of love and joy. Kev and I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the weekend before Christmas in breathtaking Albuquerque, New Mexico. While we were there, we stayed at the Los Poblanos Ranch Bed and Breakfast. Guys, I am so excited to tell […]

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Max Brenner and The Gansevoort Hotel

September 30, 2011

When I was in New York for the Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge, we stayed at the Gansevoort Hotel on Park Avenue, near Union Square. The Gansevoort was a beautiful hotel — ultra sleek and modern. I got a kick out of these suggestive pink ladies above my bed! And the suggestive book on the cafe table […]

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Hotel California

September 8, 2011
Hotel California | Baja California - Todos Santos, Mexico

When I first walked into the Hotel California in Todos Santos, I could see where the rumors started. Infamous for its association with The Eagles’ legendary song, The Hotel California is quiet, secluded, and the air is thick with mystery inside its colorful walls. I was mesmerized by the bold colors and airy suites of […]

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