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Sedona

Nov 30, 2014

Finally sharing some photos from our vacation in Sedona last month! The trip was just the relaxing recharge we needed, and the scenery is just other-worldly. We spent our mornings eating breakfast on our balcony and soaking up the views. Then we'd squeeze in some pool/relaxation time before going out to explore Sedona and hike. Evenings consisted of dining al fresco and enjoying Sedona's "energy vortexes," which also happen to be the most beautiful spots.

coffee pot rock

The first day we stopped for lunch at Little Miss BBQ, which is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had! If you're ever flying into Phoenix, you have to eat here. We drove into Sedona and made it just in time to watch the sunset from the Airport Knoll (another energy vortex with 360 degree views of Sedona). In the photo above you can see Coffee Pot Rock—see it there on the right? We watched what was probably one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen, and took so many photos it was hard to narrow down the ones to post here.

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[above] This adorable floral romper is c/o LookbookStore.co.

[above] A little R&R before some hiking.

cathedral rock hike
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The next day we hiked Cathedral Rock, which ended up being our toughest hike of the trip. While it's not a lengthy hike in terms of mileage, it's pretty much a scramble up some super steep rocks. The climb was absolutely worth it though, and the views were our favorite of the trip. If you're going to do this hike, wear your hiking boots and bring lots of water! And follow the trail markers so you don't get lost and stranded on a cliff.

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[above] Some meditation at the top of Cathedral Rock. [below] Cruising over to The Enchantment for dinner.

enchantment resort dinner

If you go to Sedona and don't eat at The Enchantment, you're doing it wrong. They have two restaurants, a fancy one (Che-Ah-Chi) and a more reasonably-priced one (Tii Gavo). The food at Tii Gavo is great and the views are stunning, and we loved it so much we ate there two nights in a row. If you go get the stuffed grilled jalapeño!

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[above] Omied took some really cool long-exposure shots from our table at Enchantment. [below] We went to see the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a church that was built into the rocks in the 50's.

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Bell Rock was a flatter hike that I'd also recommend. There are some places where you do have to climb a bit, but for the most part it was a lot easier than Cathedral Rock. We brought a picnic to enjoy in the shade at the top.

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devil bridge sedona

[above] We hiked up to Devil's Bridge...and quickly scrambled off because I was a little nervous it was going to fall while we were standing on it. [below] Cruising around Sedona with my handsome fiancé. 

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slide rock sedona

We also went to Slide Rock Park, an area where the river has created natural, smooth "rock slides." They're pretty fun to slip and slide through, but the water is freezing!

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[above] Another awesome long-exposure shot by Omied. 

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Best Black Friday Sales

Nov 28, 2014

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are a few of the best Black Friday sales happening right now. Happy shopping!

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Farm Fresh

Nov 26, 2014

I've been wanting to try a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) delivery service for a while, and so I was really excited to be able to try out Farm Fresh To You and receive a box of beautiful produce delivered right to my door! This box was chock full of goodies, as you'll see in the photos below, and it was great to be able to pick and choose online exactly what produce I wanted to have delivered. I love that the folks who started Farm Fresh To You are fellow UC Davis alum (Go Aggies!), and I can just picture them sharing their produce, knowledge, and love for their family farm and healthy foods at the Davis farmers markets and community events. You can read more about their story and their family farm (that was founded in 1976!), as well as how Farm Fresh To You works, on their website.

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The selection felt decidedly fall. Mixed in with the greens were apples, different types of pears, persimmons, squash, zucchini and carrots. I made a super easy fall dessert with the persimmons: Slice  the persimmons, put them in a baking pan and add some butter on top of the slices. Bake them in the oven at 350F for about 20 minutes. The result is a really yummy, fall treat. 

roasted vegetables

I tossed the squash, zucchini and carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roasted them in the oven at 350F for about 20 minutes until they got a little golden. The resulting fall medley was delicious!

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We loved everything in our produce box—seriously delish. I'm officially so into this whole having organic produce delivered to your home thing, and if you'd like to try it, you can check to see if Farm Fresh To You delivers to your area as well!

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Enchantment

Nov 24, 2014

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 Romper ~ Boutique in SF, similar here
Earrings ~ c/o Kanupriya 
Bangles ~ c/o Chloe & Isabel
Rings ~ c/o Azil
Shoes ~ Michael Kors



It's really hard to describe how beautiful the view is at the Enchantment's restaurant in Sedona. We loved sitting underneath these red rocks so much that we came back for dinner a second night to watch the sunset cast colors the danced on the rock walls. One night it was a little chilly and we cuddled under a blanket while we watched the sunset and the stars come out over the rocks. It was such a special trip and so romantic!

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Write Me a Letter

Nov 23, 2014


Usually around this time of year I'm drafting my letter to Santa, but when L'Oreal asked me to write a letter to my hair, I couldn't resist putting it in poem form...

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Dear Hair,

To my hair, I wanted to say thank you.
I haven't necessarily always been kind—sad, but true.
Like that time in 2004 when crimping was in style
We grew healthy ends again, but it took a while.
Or when I went through that phase where I curled you every day
You never complained, but boy did I pay.
My ends were so dry
I wanted to cry.
But we got a trim and started anew
My ends felt so much better, too.

Now that I'm older, I'm trying to take better care
And of the blowdryer, I'll always beware.
I know it sucks the moisture right out of you
And with that delicate balance, I'd rather not screw.
I've made some new friends that I think you'll really love
You can check them out in the photo above.
L'Oreal's Advanced Hair Care Collection
Will have us doing some inner reflection.
The Total Repair balm, conditioner and shampoo
Will get you feeling back to brand new;
Before all the chlorine, salt and bad weather
And you were soft and light as a feather.
So are you ready to go on this journey with me?
I promise we'll head into the holidays with glee!

Xoxo,
Elise

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We ladies know that not all locks are created equal, and so does L’Oréal Paris. With the Advanced Haircare line, Glam girls have the power to pick their shampoo, conditioner and treatment based on their specific strand needs, taking their tresses to luxurious levels. Beautiful hair has never been more personal.

Thank you to L'Oreal for sponsoring this post! And big thanks to you guys for supporting the brands that support WTFab. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal’s Advanced Hair Care via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal.