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Villa del Palmar Loreto Mexico Day 3

Ahhh…day 3 in paradise at the Villa del Palmar. This day was so much fun and jam packed with activities! The beauty of this resort is that they have so many things you can do if you want to or you can just relax! Relaxing always sounds good to me but then I end up doing something. I love to explore and try new things!

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The perfect way to start this beautiful morning was with a guided hike. Carlos was so knowledgable about the geography, ecology and vegetation. He even taught us some survival skills!

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Photo by James Tiffany Photography
After the hike we met with Ivan, the Villa del Palmar Healer who is part of the Wellness Program. We did a sun salutation with him on the beach and he blessed each of us. It was a really beautiful and spiritual moment and one of my favorite parts of the trip. Ivan had great energy and the whole experience was really grounding.

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The afternoon was spent boating and snorkling around the gorgeous islands of Loreto. The landscape was unlike anything I had ever seen with cactus growing on mountains beside crystal blue water. Again, I felt like I was dreaming.

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Photo by James Tiffany Photography
Those 2 little snorkel heads are me and my friend Luci!

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After boating I took a very educational class on tequila, taught by the in house sommelier, and even got certified! I learned that Jose Cuervo is only good for cleaning toilets 😉 and I do like the taste of tequila, I just had to taste a bunch to find the right one!

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Our final evening included a “Fiesta Mexicana” dinner buffet at The Market Restaurant and a cultural show. I think my girl Kitty can totally rock a sombrero!

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The next morning I paddle boarded at 7am and absorbed all of the peace and beauty of the early morning on the Sea of Cortez before packing my bags to head home.

The town of Loreto and the Villa del Palmar dazzled me with its beauty and warm hospitality. This trip will forever fuel my spirit and warm my heart. I will definitely be back one day but in the meantime I will continue to be inspired by my experiences and the memories created there!

The Villa del Palmar Islands of Loreto is offering my readers a rate of $119 USD per night in a Deluxe Studio suite, plus taxes & gratuities. You can book your getaway now for travel through April 30, 2016. Terms & conditions apply. Blackout dates apply. Book your stay through reservaciones.vdpl@vgloreto.com. Please reference code FAMNOV15 to receive this special rate.

 

Black Friday Deals and Steals

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Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today I have rounded up some of my favorite BLACK FRIDAY sales that you can access online so you don’t have to leave the house. Stay inside in your cozy pjs, eat leftovers and shop till you drop on your living room floor!

Clothes
* 40% off the entire site thru Monday at Feather 4 Arrow with code BLACKFRIDAY. One of my besties is the woman behind this awesome line of clothing for women and children.

* Beautiful bras and panties are 40% off at ThirdLove with code blackfriday40.

* Prisim Boutique is offering 25% off sweaters and outerwear with code TOPITOFF and 40% off sale items with code WHYWAIT40. This is one of my favorite Long Beach boutiques!

* 30% off of everything at one of my faves…Trina Turk.

* If you have got some $$$ to spend Alexander McQueen is having an awesome sale!

Beauty
* 40% off everything for your hair thru Monday at Macadamia Professional with code HOLIDAY40.

* The eco-friendly facial mask line BioRepublic will be offering 30% off all purchases made with code DEALSWEEK30.

* 20% off, free shipping and a free gift on purchases over 30$ at Pixi Beauty

* Birchbox is offering 25% off any $35+ purchase with code BIGDEAL.

* Beauty Collection Stores are offering amazing in store deals today as well as online promotions.

* My new favorite super matte lipstick is from POP Beauty and now thru Nov. 30th take 30% off with code POPblack30!

Accessories
* Unique hair accessories from Elizabeth Heard are 15% off all orders with code LIKE 20% off all orders over 150 with code LOVE and 25% off all orders over $250 with code GOTTAHAVEGOTTAGIVE.

* 15% and 20% off cards and gifts at Minted.

* 30% at BaubleBar with code THX.

* 20% off everything at Miansai.

* 25% off all of the cutest pins, postcards and nail stickers from my friend Sara Lyons with code HOLIDAZE.

Art
* My talented friend Farron Feiner makes some gorgeous weavings and is offering 30% off for Black Friday with code TURKEYHANGOVER!

 

Meghan SAYS Shoe Launch

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priced at $98-$168

I absolutely love this fun new line of shoes called Meghan SAYS created by Andrea Bernholtz, co-founder of Rock+Republic and Meghan Cleary, footwear expert and bestselling author of Shoe Are You?. They will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom starting December 1st…just in time for the holidays!

 

New Faves From Jeffrey Campbell

Lets face it, I love shoes! What girl doesn’t?  I have them stashed everywhere…in my closet, above my washer/dryer, and under the bed. I am always super excited to find a new pair that is fun, fits well and is comfortable. I love Jeffrey Campbell because his shoes are always on point and can be all over the shoe map from practical to totally wild! Remember these “Lady Gaga” shoes I got myself for Xmas a few years ago? Well, here are some of my new faves from his latest collection!

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Atrium Sandals

WEST L.A. Jeffrey Campbell_Harvell Gray Ankle Boots_AED425
Harvell Ankle Boots (also come in black…I love them both)

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Tornado Suede Sandals

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Lawford Open Shoes

WEST L.A. Jeffrey Campbell_Tenda Sandal_AED720
Tenda Sandal

WEST L.A. Jeffrey Campbell_Thriza High Sandal_AED465
Threes High Sandal

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Hough Grey Suede Sandal

My favorite place to shop for Jeffrey Campbell shoes is the West LA Boutique!

 

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