April 6, 2015

I said it before and I'll say it again, even a few days away from the madness make a world of difference. If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you may have noticed, Emil and I spent a few very relaxing days at Rancho Valencia recently, doing what we love best, i.e. working on our tans, dining and exploring. Though this was our first time staying there, it will definitely be one of many to come for even now, as I am writing this post, I find myself panning our next visit, though perhaps for a slightly longer period next time, so that we can truly explore all the wonderful things Rancho Valencia has to offer.

So, if you are planing to visit, here are a few suggestions:

WHAT TO DO: Taking a yoga class at the Serenity Yoga Pavillon was truly amazing. Fact that my class took place outside at sunset, on a platform literally floating on water, made this one of my most memorable moments ever, not to mention the best yoga session I've ever had!

Nourishing Citrus Drench at the Spa was a truly indulging experience. I arrived at the spa feeling a bit tired and sluggish ( direct result of staying up way past my bedtime, catching up on some work the night before ) and walked out feeling rested and elated, with silky smooth citrus-scented skin. 

Playing a game of croquet: do a know how to play croquet? Absolutely not, but that hasn't stopped me before and most definitely didn't this time around! In fact, I think messing up was the major part of the fun. 

WHAT TO EAT: If you are as obsessed with cheese boards as I am, than you will definitely appreciate artisanal cheese board at Rancho Valencia's Veladora! Paired with a nice glass of wine, it was a perfect finishing touch after every meal. 

Lobster tacos are always good, but great lobster tacos are even better, and lobster tacos at The Pony Room were just that! Absolutely great! 

By the way, if you have any tips on what to do/see at Rancho Valencia, please share them in the comments! 

BANANA REPUBLIC Floral pleated midi skirt, heritage ivory safari blouseCHLOE The Marcie mini textured leather shoulder bag GUCCI Candy ankle strap sandals | MICHAEL KORS Brockton chronograph watch { similar here } | BANANA REPUBLIC Tina hat | SHOSHANNA Window eyelet beach shirtdress | ASOS flat gladiator sandals | NIALAYA panther ring, cross over gold ringpanther bangle in gold & white diamonds, stingray bracelet & rose gold & matte onyx bracelet 


Joana said...

So pretty and chic! Beautiful outfits and photos!

Kajko said...

Beautiful place and you look absolutely stunning! x

Desirèe D'Aloia said...

amazing pics, place and outfit dear!

Natali said...

Such a great post!! You look incredible in that 1st outfit! Pure perfection from head to toe!!


elza beatrise said...

the location looks absolutely amazing and you look gorgeous as well ! great photos !

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Hayley Appleford said...

You look incredible! Effortlessly beautiful.

With love from London,

Hayley x

Valentina Batrac said...

That place looks beautiful,amazing photos.I love your outfit,you look so pretty :)

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Cheyenne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Andrea jueong said...

Truly stunning! Love the skirt! Your pictures are bright and fabulous!

Emma Honohan said...

Wow there is so much beauty in these photos, love the floral midi skirt

Violet Roots said...

It looks gorgeous! I would be planning my next trip as well!


Karen Farber said...

This place is absolutely gorgeous!! I just showed my husband the pictures and we both want to go. Planning a trip there now, thanks for sharing this! Love your outfit, and suggestions of what to do while here :)

Rory said...

I absolutely love this!
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Michaela hollá said...

such a lovely pics :)) outfit is perfect love from slovakia ♥

Miriam Henderson said...

This place looks amazing! I love the white romper that you are wearing.

Liz Lauren said...

love the skirt in the first look

Camille said...

Amazing look

Caitlin Morton said...

That skirt is beautiful! I am loving the pleated skirts this season. So cute and classic! Xo

Hannah Aspropoulos said...

I am in love with your hat! The first combination looks fabulous!

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Brinis Fashionbook said...

Wonderful look - love your skirt and hat.

Alyssa Renee said...

Lovely photos and cute outfits! =)

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Adriana said...

Beautiful pictures and place! You look amazing!

Julia Schmidt said...

This little vacation looks stunning! I love the colors, and the way that it looks. So peaceful and tranquil. That, and I love your outfits (as always :D)


claudia villanueva said...

Love the floral print midi skirt with the sandals and the second look is really cute!

Allison Weeks said...

I love love love that skirt on the first pictures! Such a gorgeous shade of blue <3

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Irina Bond said...

Can you be any more beautiful?! Wow, obsessed with your look.

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studentsandstyle said...

You look fabulous in both looks!


Diana said...

Beautiful skirt!
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Elizabeth Hawn said...

in love with your two looks especially your floral skirt!

Eden Mint said...

This place looks like paradise, would love to visit here!

Kate Steadman said...

Love those shoes and that skirt!!

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Avellia Anwar said...

great looks..
and pretty in love with the view as well <3

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Nikki said...

You look stunning!! X

Cocktail Dress said...

Wow! Amazing place!

Louise said...

Wow so in love with this look! H2T!! Those shoes are to die for and that skirt is so lovely!! And you accessorized it very nicely! <3

Valeria Souhaut said...

I really love your first one look, nice floral skirt and sandals!!!

VivaLaDiva said...

You look stunning and luxury. I love you !!! And your shoes ...

sammie said...

That's such a lovely outfit for spring. And that spot you're in looks wonderful. So calm and peaceful,perfect for a small getaway :)

MayLoveFashion said...

I love the outfit with the skirt!

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john Hartil said...

Just so adore that beautiful skirt!

Edina Pakozdi said...

Stunning place to stay for sure, the hotel looks amazing just as your outfits!

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Stephanie said...

Such a stunning outfit! I love the details on the skirt! And those shoes!! Soooo freaking cute! You look so chic!

Anna said...

you always look flawless <3

Joy Shiness said...

Beautiful looks !

Lindsay Truax said...

Amazing outfit! Love the skirt!!

Lizzy Hadfield said...

I am just SO obsessed with those shoes!!! You look absolutely stunning!

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Malu Swartjes said...

You look stunning in this outfit!♥
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Merlin said...

Perfection and then THOSE jardinieres! franki

Denisa said...

Perfect skirt and amazing place.

Adrián Oslé said...

Beautiful skirt!!


The Office Stylist said...

What a gorgeous place! I love both of your outfits by the way. I am totally obsessing over the long skirt and brown heels.

Denina Martin said...

Purely perfect, as usual :)

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Balkan style by M. said...

This is so perfect!!

Vera said...

What a stunning outfit!!

Monika Basiaga said...

So beautiful outfits and photos! :))

Anne said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful places.Love this first white dress,it is so pretty and pure.

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Brigita Aš said...

That wide skirt, heels from wholesale fashion shoes collection looks very good on you. I want the same skirt.

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The Style Circus said...

Absolutely adore the first look in combination with the hat! So gorgeous!

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Marty Kern said...

So beautiful outfits and photos. I like your outfit so much. Thanks to sharing the great information.


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