Luxe Gift for Her

The 2014 luxe gift pick for Her goes to……(drum roll)…TOM FORD!

LOVE this Tom Ford Limited Edition Lip and Nail Box available exclusively at Neiman Marcus (available here).

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Box includes the following:

Lip Colors: 
Pink Dusk, Spanish Pink, Bruised Plum, Nude Vanilla, Casablanca, Indian Rose, True Coral, and Cherry Lush.

Nail Colors: 
Toasted Sugar, Mink Brule, Bordeaux Lust, Smoke Red, Carnal Red, Pink Crush, Viper and Fever Pink.

What’s on your wish list?

Badabing

Nine West recently released its new high top sneakers – the Badabing being one of them.  Reminds me of an Alaia laser cut design shoe.  At $99 – these are a great pair of fashionable high-top sneakers for that lazy day, travel or dress down Fridays.  You can pre-order the Badaging here (shipping expected to be January 2015).  The Badabing high-top sneaker is currently available in black suede, pink suede and dark silver metallic.

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L’Auberge de Sedona

During our trip to Sedona, we spent Sunday at L’Auberge de Sedona.  Our late morning started with a delicious, relaxing brunch, that went on for a couple of hours.  There’s a number of reasons for that – firstly, it was pouring with rain; secondly (and probably far more importantly), the spread was just delicious – we took our time to try a little of everything.  For me the most delicious feature was the Vegan bars – yes, the Vegan bars.  Chef Rochelle Daniel and her sous chef, Brian Sharrah definitely prepare quite the Sunday fare.  Next time, we plan to try the Ricotta Beignets (available on the Breakfast Menu).

L’Auberge de Sedona sits on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s magnificent Red Rock Country.  Surrounded by fauna and flora, you cannot but relax!

Here are some pictures from our day at the L’Auberge.

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Enchanted in Sedona

If you have never been to Sedona, Arizona (USA) – put that on your list!  I have to say, I had never really considered Sedona as a vacation destination, and I am not sure why.  It is spectacular.

(The photos below are unfiltered, taken with my iPhone – and they don’t really do justice to the true beauty that surrounds Sedona)

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Here are some suggestions if you decide to take a trip:

STAY – Enchantment Resort & Spa.  Since this was a girls vacation, we definitely wanted a place that was self contained, safe and had a spa.  The Enchantment Resort & Spa is located in one of the most spectacular spots in Sedona, nestled around the Red Rocks.  The Mii Amo Spa offers an impressive list of therapies, from your customary massages, to more holistic and speciality treatments that take advantage of the power and spirituality that surrounds Sedona.  information on the resort is available here.

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DO – There are a ton of activities – hiking, mountain biking, Native American experiences and so on.  However, don’t leave without trying one of the Pink Jeep Tour Adventures.  We did the 2 hour Broken Arrow adventure in the late afternoon to take advantage of the sunset and it was one of the highlights of the trip.  The pictures below are taken from our Pink Jeep Tour.  I won’t ruin the surprises!

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Don’t leave without having a meal at Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen - who would have thought gluten free pizza could taste so good!

Rejuvenated, relaxed and revived we returned to the hustle and bustle of the big city, assuring ourselves that we will return to this magical place one day soon!