Sunday, December 21, 2014

Travel Guide: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs has always been a family favorite travel destination. I've visited close to once or twice every year since I was born. After my most recent trip to Colorado Springs, a few weekends ago, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite places and things to do in this mile-high city.

Ride the Cog-Railway to the top of Pikes Peak 
Imagine being able to see four states at once. Picture nature at in it's purest form. Fresh air, wild life, and a gift shop and snacks at the top. An hour train ride brings you to beautiful sights at 14,115 ft. up. 

Manitou Springs 
A little outside of Colorado Springs is the small town of Manitou Springs. Shop for traditional western gifts and treasures or treat yourself in the unique coffee and candy stores. 

Mona Lisa
My favorite place of all is the Mona Lisa. A fondue restaurant located inside of a historical home on the main street of Manitou Springs. Each room is set for a unique eating experience. This restaurant will make you feel warm, relaxed, romantic, and welcome while you fill your stomach with delicious eats.

Cave of the Winds
Take a tour of these complex caves that are said to be 500 million years old. The rock formations are unbelievable to see. If you're lucky, you'll be able to hear the winds from the Rockies as you venture through the caves.

Garden of the Gods
Climb, run, jump off the beaten path to find some amazing boulders and landscapes that will make you question gravity. 

Hope you enjoy these sights during your next visit to Colorado!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Everyone has a brand they admire from afar. One that is aesthetically inspiring but may or may not come at an affordable price. Anthropologie has become that brand for me.

First off, can we talk about their photography and pinterest posts? It's the simplest of the style placed in a rich and rustic backdrop that makes the designs so desirable. Not only do they break down the basics of wardrobe, they also make everyday occurrences look like attractive activities. Place a warm cup of cocoa, next to cozy woolen socks, layer with a warm photo filter and we have the  most liked instagram photo. It's brands like these that inspire my way of living. Relaxed. warm. simplistic.

Take a look for yourself and quickly become inspired…
**All photos are from Anthropologies pinterst page. I do not take credit for any of them. 

 What brands do you admire?