Category: TRAVEL

Travel: Arizona

Posted on April 18th, by Melanie

After an extremely gloomy, rainy and cold March; the warm Arizona sun was just what the Dr. ordered! I was in a serious funk. I think I suffer from the winter blues, especially when we have had so many grey days lately! I came back from our vacation rejuvenated and re-energized.

We have been visiting my parents in Arizona for the past 12 years. The kids get SO excited for this trip each year, and frankly I do too! This year really felt like a “vacation” as the kids are so much easier now. I actually got to “lay out” and relax poolside which I don’t think I have done in about 5 years.

My dad is finally retiring for good this year; so I am excited for them to be able to spend more time there. It is gorgeous; the palm trees, cactus and mountains never get old! It seems like everyday is blue skies and sunshine.… Continue Reading

Kansas City: Hotel Sorella + Spa on Penn

Posted on March 16th, by Melanie

Hotel Sorella; Kansas City’s newest hotel on the Country Club Plaza is now partnering with Spa on Penn to bring spa services to the hotel.

The lobby at Hotel Sorella 

Hotel Sorella is great if you live in Kansas City and want to experience a “staycation”. The location is the best (right off the Country Club Plaza) and they even have an outdoor rooftop pool!

You do not have to be a hotel guest to schedule a spa appointment at Hotel Sorella. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with a spa service, lunch, and then go shop on the plaza.

Francesca’s Restaurant at the hotel serves breakfast until 10:30 each  morning 

Their Partner, Spa on Penn has been located in Kansas City’s Westport neighborhood for many years. They have dedicated aestheticians that are experts at what they do.

Now at Hotel Sorella you can enjoy those same services!… Continue Reading

Style Scout Travels: Minneapolis

Posted on February 28th, by Melanie

I am sure you saw from social media that I was in Minneapolis last week. I was there meeting with the team at Evereve, which is based in Edina, MN. I will share with you all the details of my collaboration with this beloved brand in the next few weeks. Until then, here are a few snippets of my trip!

I grew up in Minnesota, but never spent much time in the city. I moved away right after I graduated and my parents moved soon after. So, I never got to enjoy Minneapolis at an age where I would truly appreciate it. I was so excited to have this opportunity to explore Minneapolis, and check out all the great new places I keep reading about.

We stayed at the brand new Hewing Hotel which is downtown Minneapolis. It’s one of the coolest, well thought out hotels I have stayed at.… Continue Reading

Scout Style: Getaway Fashion

Posted on January 10th, by Melanie

I know everyone is over winter already. It’s only January and I feel like this winter has dragged on forever! With a few trips on the horizon, I have already been shopping some early spring pieces. I swear, I always find the best pieces in January or February; you have to snag up the good stuff before it is gone! Loving this pink and red one piece, a cute dress that can double as a cover-up, cute flip flops and the Clare V. Straw Bag; perfect for travel and all summer long!

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Scout Travels: NYC

Posted on January 2nd, by Melanie

Happy New Year everyone! I feel so behind on posting; it’s been a whirlwind holiday break! It’s impossible to get anything done when you have guests in town for a week…and with the holidays. So, I figured I will start back before Christmas and share some highlights of our trip to New York.

The trip was a surprise from my husband. My brother and Mom got into town early the week of Christmas and obviously they were in on the secret. We went to dinner on Wednesday night and he orders a bottle of champagne, makes a toast and tells me to pack a bag because we are leaving at 6AM for 2 days in NYC! It is hard to get anything past me; and so for him to pull of this sort of surprise was pretty amazing. I had not been to NY in 8 years; so I was very excited to get back and experience it at Christmas time.… Continue Reading