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Eat, Stay, Play – A Palm Beach Travel Guide

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Happy weekend loves!! Today I’m so excited to be introducing a new travel series here on Vandi Fair. “Eat, Play, Stay” will be a complete travel guide on where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more tips I’ve picked up when traveling to cities I’ve recently visited. To start the series off, I’m talking about a place Cole and I recently visited for the first time and instantly fell in love – Palm Beach, Florida.

From where to stay to when to go, I’m spilling all the insider details on how to plan the ultimate trip to Palm Beach. Click on the read more button below to get my ultimate travel guide for visiting this beautiful island escape.

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Farmhouse Living With MacKenzie-Childs

mackenzie-childs-farmhouseThere are those brands that we wear or have in our home simply because we like the way they look, and there are those that do just a little more in our lives. They tell a story, evoke our senses, and inspire the very way we live our lives. I’ve long known that MacKenzie-Childs falls in the latter of those categories, and earlier this month, I got to find out why for myself.

Nestled atop rolling fields of hay and blossoming gardens sits the charming MacKenzie-Childs farmhouse, a Victorian-style house that’s so picturesque, it feels as though a Virginia Lee Burton illustration from a children’s book has come to life before your eyes. In the quaint, historical town of Aurora, New York, you’re a long way from Texas, but it’s almost impossible to believe you’re in the same state that’s home to the hustle and bustle of NYC.

As you look just beyond the farmhouse, amidst the nostalgic chatter of roosters cuckooing, ducklings chirping and the all-too familiar (for this Texas girl) bellowing of cattle, you’ll find a former dairy farm-restored- MacKenzie-Childs palace. This is the MacKenzie-Childs Headquarters, a whimsical, wondrous property I thought only existed in fairytales.

Keep reading to explore the magic of the Mackenzie-Childs headquarters and the brand’s home town of Aurora, New York…an experience I was so lucky to be a part of earlier this spring.

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My Top 3 Packing Tips

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RED SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  PURPLE SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  TEAL WHEELED DUFFEL: c/o Lipault  //  TOP: Chelsea 28  //  JEANS: Topshop  //  PUMPS: c/o Sam Edelman  //  BANDANA: Nordstrom  //  SUNNIES: Prada  //  EARRINGS: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar

Confession: I used to absolutely dread packing for a trip. I avoided it like the plague and would often wait until the morning I was leaving to pack or stay up until after midnight the night before (which always gave me zombie status on my first day of travel). Since I began blogging and have started traveling much more in the last couple of years, I’ve quickly learned that having a good packing strategy + the right luggage is key to a successful, stress-free trip.

I’m so excited to team up with my friends at Lipault and Dillard’s to share some of my best tips on packing perfection. Click on the read more button below to read my tips.

PS – calling all my DFW gals, I’ll be sharing the full scoop on my packing tips this Saturday, May 6th at the Dillard’s at Hulen Mall. Come join me at 1:00pm or 2:15pm to mix, mingle and hear all of my tips.

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Back to My Roots

 

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**I’ve partnered with Clairol to create this post.

Confession: I’m not a natural blonde. Or at least I don’t think I am. I’ve been highlighting or coloring my hair in the salon since I was 12 years old, and I couldn’t tell you what my natural color would look like today, but it’s not the platinum blonde color I try to keep up with. Lately, I’ve been traveling so much that maintaining my hair has become tougher than ever. Luckily, a little birdie told me about Clairol Natural Instincts, and now I can maintain my blonde hair from home.

Click on the read more button below to see my step-by-step review on Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Light Blonde Sahara (Shade #9/2).

 

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Our Bedroom Reveal in Black and White

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DUVET COVER: c/o Unison Home  //  EURO WHITE SHAMS: c/o Unison Home  //  STANDARD KING GREY SHAMS: c/o Unison Home  // POLKA DOT THROW PILLOWS: c/o Unison Home  //  GINGHAM THROW PILLOWS:  c/o Unison Home  //  STRIPE BOW PILLOW: Etsy  //  GREY COVERLET:  c/o Unison Home  //  STRIPED CURTAINS: Amazon  //  BRASS MIRROR TRAY:  c/o Unison Home  //  OTTOMAN: c/o Unison Home  //  GEOMETRIC FRAME: c/o Unison Home  //  MEDIUM STRIPED VASE: c/o Unison Home  //  LARGE STRIPED VASE: c/o Unison Home

As promised, this year I’m featuring more interior posts on my blog, starting with little reveals in each of the rooms of our current house (and we’ll be moving by the end of the year – so there will be more to come!) So far, I’ve revealed my colorful chic office, our entryway credenza and bar cart, our living room revamp and even talked about our new mattress in the master bedroom. You may have noticed our bedroom was a little bar eat the time, which is why I’m so excited to show you what we’ve done since then, thanks to a bedding and decor refresh with my friends at Unison Home.

Click on the read more button below to see more photos of our newly updated bedroom and get the full scoop on why I’m loving Unison Home’s collection of bedding and decor that perfectly blend modern and timeless.

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