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when the rain and the sun rays hit you at the same time

The drive, incredible. Winding roads blinking with prolonged rays of sunlight flashing through the windows. There’s something magical about sunlight and the drops of rain from a summer storm hitting your windshield in unison. The streets glowed in the evening’s sunset, slicked wet from the storm, reflecting the trees and the golden sky colors around them like a mirror. The trees bent over each side, creating a lush green archway over it all. In the distance, the cool blue ridge mountaintops of the Appalachians. The journey itself made the ride worthwhile. The destination, Laurel Point cottage courtesy of Glamping with Pets. What is glamping? Precisely how it sounds, a vacation stay somewhere between the remote charm of camping and a glamorous vacation. You learn more on this glamping review blog post.   photography:KUNDAN KUMAR & KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | location c/o:GLAMPING WITH PETS The road narrowed to a private driveway, the trees parted, and alas, we were home (for the weekend). Laurel Point is split between two properties, the cottage where we …

ever heard of glamping?

I hadn’t either until they reached out asking if I’d be willing to test drive the program. And who could resist something named somewhere between glam and camping? When I travel, there are a few things which always top my priority list: good food, warm air, an incredible view, a taste of the local culture, bottles of champaign, moments of peace, and of course – a luxurious experience from room to expeditions. “When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.” – Glamping You had me at cabin and luxury. With destinations across the globe, Glamping is the evolution of travel where technology can connect people and experiences from all over the world. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III & iPHONE6 | location c/o:GLAMPING WITH PETS With the wonderfully chaotic lifestyle of a Creative Director by day and fashion blogger …

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hot tub heaven vacation cabin getaway

Staycations are so under-rated, and that doesn’t mean locking yourself in your house. Planning holiday vacations in the tropics is great, don’t get me wrong. I’ve done a few of those in the past year as well. But there’s something about exploring your own backyard that’s both relaxing and exciting as you discover places you never bothered to visit before. Last weekend, the days were spent deep in the Blue Ridge mountaintops at Hot Tub Heaven Vacation Cabin #6. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this spot is just a few hours away from my own home. It’s been a cool March, but after the morning fog cleared, we enjoyed 70’s and sunny the whole weekend. Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect during a staycation, and tips for planning cabin vacations.   Before you settle on any old cabin in the woods, consider the location. There are plenty of unique spots all over in the great outdoors. Instead of focusing just on the backyard, research the activities you might want to do …

i’ve already forgotten you

Learning to let go. The future is now, and the only direction she moves is forward. Took Friday off for an impromptu holiday. Not a thing to do or place to go. Just because the sun was shining, and I thought it best to indulge. Something about being “wasteful” with my sparse vacation time – it felt wicked good. Ended up at the beach for a day with my girl boo, a fresh set of soft tan lines, and a closet full of clean laundry #winning Expressing my oh-you…-that-was-so-yesterday attitude in this sexy 2pc set from Rose gal. Wore it as a swim cover too… whacha gonna do about it. Like it? I got two by accident (how does that even happen?). But good for you! Because I’m giving away the second set on my Instagram, so check it out HERE and enter to win. Warning: it’s see-through, so wear a slip (or don’t…) your call. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:NIKON D90 | 2pc set c/o:ROSE GAL | timepiece c/o:CHRISTIAN PAUL | trainers:BDG Trying to decide if my obsession with marble has …