Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Maine, A Winter Fairytale

We woke up in the center of Boston to find it covered in a blanket of snow. From the warmth of our covers the city was quiet and beautiful and timeless. 

After finally forcing myself from bed with the thought of coffee (Robin is much more graceful and less sluggish than I am in the mornings) we wrapped up in all of our layers and headed off on a roadtrip to Maine! 

I was going to get to see Robin's new home! After seeing the charm of her last home in Japan, I could not WAIT!

What I saw when we arrived was a snow-covered fairytale.

Ha, yes, fairytales can involve snow shoveling! Especially when you look that adorable. 

Her new place was everything I hoped it would be, a quaint little cottage house behind a historic manor. Set up above a vineyard with a view of the water. 

I mean, are you kidding me?! This place is just the cutest!

On a side note, these boots turned out to be perfect for snow. Much better than my rookie mistake wearing my water seeking suede ones in Colorado. oops.

The inside just screamed cozy, welcoming cottage with a beach vibe. 

Honestly, any place that can have a beach vibe while being surrounded by snow is a winner in my book. 


If I could afford to be here all summer, my husband would be quite lonely from June to September because this is where you'd find me.

I think she's going to be extremely happy here.

With a view like this, I think I might be able to get onboard with actual seasons, don't you?

Remember I said she lived behind a historic manor? Yeah, I wouldn't mind living here either.

Daybreak Manor// VS coat-UGG boots-Express Jeans-Iman bag

Although, we could have stayed there forever planning furniture arrangements and mornings on that dream porch, hunger eventually won out and forced us into town. 

This little place called Sarah's Cafe was just the ticket for some hot soup and an obligatory Maine lobster roll. 

We spent the rest of the quickly fading daylight hours getting lost in some rather fantastic antique stores before heading back to Boston and it's lovely fireside wine service and the siren call of sleep.

The town in Maine that these pictures were taken in was Wiscasset, in case any of you were wondering.

I absolutely fell in love and cannot wait to go back again!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Boston Adventures

I recently was lucky enough to find myself in Boston with my lovely lady, Robin and I immediately fell in love with the city despite a rather nasty cold.

Of course, when on a girls only trip, it's perfectly acceptable to have cupcakes for breakfast.

We found ourselves at Georgetown cupcake and somehow magically were able to snag the only table in the place. This place is completely worth the visit but if I were you, I wouldn't plan on eating inside unless it's during non peak hours.

Can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous these were? Almost too pretty to eat....but not quite!

Boston is such a perfect city for wandering around on foot. We walked among all the high end shops; Gucci, Prada, Armani, Tiffanys...and ogled all the beauties that we can't afford.

Even the rain couldn't deter us from enjoying everything around us.

We were out until long after the sun dipped down below the horizon, and Boston was even more beautiful in the night.

Once the rain started to turn to snow, we knew it was time to head back and warm up by the fire with some wine. But we had one last stop, the Michal Negrin store. I wish it had been open,but at least I finally got to see the dress I'd heard so much about!

We may or may not have made just a few tiny purchases before we made our way back to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (which was stunning btw!)

That night we fell asleep exhausted from a long, wonderful day of catching up, sight seeing and shopping. A girl simply couldn't ask for more.

Have you guys been to Boston? What did I miss? Can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Winter Wonderland, Colorado

Brittney and I woke up to views of softly falling snow.

And like complete tourists we rushed past every normal person heading indoors and rushed out to play in the snow like children.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Denver Travel on the Cheap

In typical Krystal fashion, I am running late and it's somehow already the first day of spring. (Where is 2016 going?!)

With that confession out of the way, I hope you won't mind terribly if I share a few posts of the
winter adventures I've gotten up to this year so far! 

Let's start with this whirlwind trip to Denver, Colorado that my good friend Brittney and I took on the cheap.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Exploring Calistoga

After breakfast at the hotel, we strolled our way into town, just as it was waking up.

With shops just opening, only a few early risers out and about and the sunshine just starting to warm up the quaint little streets, it was perfect timing for some undisturbed exploring.