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Our Wonderful Staycation at the Conrad Indianapolis and How to Plan Yours!

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Our anniversary was literally a month after I got my cancer diagnosis. We usually like to take a quick trip, hubs and I. Nothing fancy we just want to spend time together and enjoy each other's company. This year, however, I had a ton of doctor's appointments and surgery to schedule so we decided on a staycation. And can I tell you: WE LOVED IT!!!! So I'm here today to give you staycation ideas and how you can plan yours - Jump to the end of this post for a special discount from our friends at the Conrad Indianapolis. We partnered with two local gems to bring you this post: the ever so chic and contemporary Conrad Indianapolis and the delicious and classic The Capital Grille Indianapolis. I want to take you guys on a…

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Conrad Indy Blogger Brunch

Conrad Indy Blogger Brunch

Hi boys and girls, life's been busy around these parts. We're all getting into that awakening spring mood and I'm excited about revamping some rooms at the Reske Home. But first things first, a while ago I was invited by Beth Chappo from Seersucker and Saddles to be at a very exclusive brunch with other amazing women who are also Indianapolis Style Bloggers. This event was hosted by the lux downtown Conrad Indy, and we got to stay at their magnificent Collection Suites. Man-oh-man, talk about the perks of the job, and how lucky and blessed do I feel for having such amazing friends?! VERY!! I got to stay at the Surrealism Suite, located on a private floor with 900 SF, residential-style accommodations, wet bar and museum quality art. This suite is particularly inspired…

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Ironworks Hotel Indy Preview

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Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) IRONWORKS HOTEL INDY REVIEW Let me just tell you how beautiful the Ironworks Hotel Indy looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic…

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NYFW day 3: Tibi Show, Parties, Hang-outs!

I know that some of you might be like, oh no NYFW again?! Hahahaha I thought about combining both my third and fourth days in one last post. BUT if you're anything like me, I'm sure you were looking forward to more! The posts are lengthy and they would be gigantic if I posted 2 in 1. It's hard to please everyone, so hopefully you're still here :) Day 3 consisted of shooting looks in the morning just around the Soho area. I mean when we have the whole city as a backdrop we don't need to "go" anywhere!! This ChicWish sweater has been on major repeat and even though I initially thought of it for fashion week, I was wearing this guys waaaay before I went! Slouchy Cardi / Gray Boots here and here / Necklaces…

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NYFW – Day 2: Flat Iron District. Bollare Showroom. Reward Style Lounge. Front rows. Presentation.

Second day of NYFW was one of our busiest. We started the day shooting an outfit in the morning at the Flatiron District and guess who we saw there shooting too? Yes, my woman crush Becky, yet again! For my morning appointments I chose this Calico Print Maxi Kimono - it's $24 bucks too! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2833861"] After a couple hours there we headed to our appointment at Bollare showroom. Let me explain how these showrooms work (I was thrilled!). You basically walk in and check in. They hand you a bag and give you an overall walk-through of the place. It looks like a boutique with racks of clothing from multiple brands (you can mainly find them at Nordstrom, ShopBop and Revolve). There are shelves with bags, sunglasses, fitness accessories, makeup, skincare and shoes. On a…

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NYFW – Day 1 – Skylight Clarkson Sq + Legend Showroom + Sam Edelman’s party

It was 4am by the time I got up and as happy as happy can be I showered and put my make up on! Which totally makes me think of one of my favorite songs by Aretha Franklin..."The moment I wake up....before I put on my makeup....I say a little prayer for you!!", you know how it goes! Yes I was finally heading to NYC for the most exciting time of the year. This is better than christmas for the fashionistas on duty guys!! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2825497"] Hubs drives me to airport (gotta love my man! I owe you hunny!!) and by 9:30 I arrive in the city. We stayed st the Sheraton Tribeca and since the room was not ready yet (as I expected) there I went to explore the hip Lower Manhattan Soho neighborhood!!…

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NYFW – All You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip!

Hey boys and gals the day I'll be sharing my adventures in NYC has finally arrived! When some of our wildest dreams come true we can't help but burst with excitement, and that's exactly how I feel these days. Going to NYFW has been in my bucket list ever since I knew what that was. Long before blogging was even a thing. I said that on insta and I'll repeat: 9.7.2017 was my day! ( 7 and 9 are my lucky numbers, what a trip!). This post is meant to be more informative. I want to provide you with as many tips and details as I can so you can save time when planning your trip or at least see the amount of work it goes into doing this and decide whether it's worth…

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Chicago Mommy & Me Style

I was so sure I would be having lots of time to blog my little life away during summer  break and here I am again, struggling to make it happen at uh....11pm on Monday! Well, I've decided to straighten the priorities once again and Le Blog didn't come in first, nor second or third but it's high up on the list still and I hope you're happy about it!! A couple of weeks ago Bella and I went up to Chicago to work in a  photo shoot for Holly & Tanager handbags and since my bestie Kris was heading up there two days earlier to catch a flight to Brazil I decided to anticipate our trip, give Kris a ride, get a cheap hotel and enjoy my favorite Midwestern city with my oldest baby!!…

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The Hampton Social (last chance to enter H&T giveaway!!)

I was really looking forward to write this post as this place is sooooo worth a whole post of its own! Thanks to Andrea who pushed for a visit there we were able to come together and not only shoot at The Hampton Social but have lunch and drinks there too!! Courtesy of the lovely ladies of Holly & Tanager. The place's atmosphere is very nautical and feels right out of a Ralph Lauren ad. "The Hampton Social, found in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL, first opened its doors in August 2015. The lifestyle concept - owned, operated and designed by restaurateur Brad Parker - is a restaurant hotspot that evokes East Coast living in every aspect." - THS website located at River North 353 Hubbard St. Sunset Beach (el jimador tequila, peloton…

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Le Méridien Indianapolis

There are many beautiful hotels but this iconic boutique hotel exceeded all of our expectations. In the heart of Downtown Indy lays this gem of a place with tons of history behind the building. Let me start by saying I'm still in awe after our incredible stay at the Le Meridien Indianapolis. If you are not familiar with the Le Meridien brand, it was founded in Paris in 1972 and joined the Starwood portfolio in 2005. I can tell you it carries that European understated and contemporary luxury in every room you set foot in. They are known for their award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture featuring an espresso machine in every room and check in area. (bonus points for that!!) A bit of history: Le Meridien Indy debuted in 2014 after a major…

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