Happy Monday! We had a rough weekend with a stomach bug that made my little one miserable for two days, but today we seem to be back in action thank goodness. My heart breaks into a million little pieces when Amalia is sick. It’s a feeling that I never experienced before motherhood. So to see her on the mend means I can finally breathe again today.
The weekend was a stark contrast to the ridiculously amazing two days I spent in Palm Beach with Julia last week. Man is it a beautiful place. I understand why all the billionaires have homes there. If I had a billion dollars I would for sure do the same.
When the Palm Beach Outlets invited me down to experience their mall in Palm Beach, I was like well duh, when’s the next flight?! Confession: I’ve never actually shopped at an outlet mall before last year because I thought it would be stressful and way too crowded, but it’s really not at all. This one was actually calmer than a regular mall because it was outside and spread out. Plus I could tan my arms in between shops which didn’t hurt anything either!
The stores we checked out were:
Janie & Jack
Saks Off 5th
Polo Ralph Lauren
The only reason we stopped is that we were hungry, tired, and my wallet was telling me no, but I could have shopped all day. I mainly bought spring/summer clothes for Amalia (some pictured below) and was most excited because she finally fits into Crewcuts which is a day I’ve been long awaiting. It was also nice to get major deals at Janie & Jack which is usually up there in price. The other awesome score was that I found these shoes for $59 off at Saks Off 5th. I have them in the flat version and had been wanting the wedges. It was basically a sign that I had to have them, right?!
I didn’t make it over to the other side of the mall but I love that they had a Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack too. Shucks, looks like I’ll just have to go back…
While we were in town, we stayed at the iconic Colony Hotel, which was even dreamier in person than it is in the photos. The old school glam vibe is beyond luxurious and I felt super fancy the whole time. We spent most of the trip taking photos for blog content but took a few hours off by the pool on Thursday afternoon. We ordered green juices and sipped them over ice with our feet dangling in the water. Pure heaven, let me tell you.
Even when we were working though, it was so much fun. I got to wear all of the fabulous clothes that I’ve been dreaming of wearing back here in Antarctica. And I felt really confident and beautiful once I got dolled up on this trip, a feeling that I haven’t had in a while for whatever reason. I’m posting a perfectly Palm Beachy outfit from the trip tomorrow, and check out my all-time favorite look if you missed it last week.
It was also really nice to be somewhere sunny and colorful and full of life. It feels so dull around here lately, and I got a creative burst of energy that felt really good.
In tomorrow’s post, I’ll go into where we ate and other things we did!
Lilly One-Piece c/o
Thank you to the Palm Beach Outlets for flying us down and for The Colony Hotel for giving us a discounted rate. Photos by Julia Dags.