Category: TRAVEL

Travels: Winter in Chicago

Posted on December 15th, by Melanie

Hello Everyone! We are back from a long weekend in Chicago. While it was SO fun; I am realizing that I am definitely not 20…and cannot party like I am in my 20’s! A few nights out past midnight is killer!

I am sure most people want to be at the beach this time of year; but I actually enjoy Chicago in the winter. And, we had surprisingly great weather. Not freezing and no snow made getting around so much easier.

We stayed at the Public Hotel in The Gold Coat. It is a cool space, designed by Ian Schraeger (I love his hotels..he has done the Gramercy Park and Hudson in NYC). The  rooms are pretty stark, but clean. The lobby is very cool, and the lounge is a hot spot (even for non hotel guests). We found overall the hotel to be very loud; kind of a party spot.… Continue Reading

California Dreaming…

Posted on November 13th, by Melanie

As I type this, it is about 25 degrees outside. I am kind of dying…it’s only NOVEMBER!!! I am hoping the entire winter isn’t like this. It makes me want to hop on the plane and head back to California. I realized I never did a trip recap on the blog…so via some pictures here it is! It was the best trip; a mix of fun for the kids and fun for mom and dad! A huge thank you to our wonderful friends who hosted us for the week…they rolled out the red carpet for us and the kids. My little ones can’t stop talking about the trip!

We spent some time at the Beach. Both kids were a little hesitant of the ocean, but loved getting their toes in the water and chasing the tide as it rolled in…




 I got this new L.Space swimsuit in Manhattan Beach. I absolutely love it!… Continue Reading

Product Love: Mer-Sea & Co Travel Wrap

Posted on November 4th, by Melanie

One of the best birthday presents I received this year is the travel wrap from KC based company, Mer-Sea & Co. You have heard me talk about their amazing home fragrance line. But, they also happen to make these incredible wraps! They come in a handful of wonderful neutral shades, they are machine washable and they easily fold up into a little pillow that you can also use on the airplane!

images via Mer-Sea & Co.



I can’t tell you how much I love mine…I throw it on over everything; from jeans to leggings. I wore this constantly on our trip to California, because of the cool mornings and evenings. For a brisk morning walk to breakfast, I threw it on over a tee shirt and jeans and it was perfect. It is one of those pieces that you will love and wear forever. I have decided I already  need another color!… Continue Reading

SS Travels…

Posted on October 28th, by Melanie

I will be taking a little blog break the rest of this week to visit some of our dear friends and have some family time…

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You can still keep up with me and our travels via Instagram (@kcstylescout)

Have a safe and happy Halloween! xoxo… Continue Reading

Travel: The Broadmoor

Posted on July 8th, by Melanie

I am still trying to get our family back on track after being gone a week! My kids were getting accustomed to the non-stop entertainment, late nights and fun with all of their cousins.  Good thing is, we wore the kids out! Since we got home they have been sleeping in until almost 9 every day! I definitely can’t complain about that.


I will try to keep this vacation recap brief. I don’t want to bore with too many details! but, if you are looking for a fabulous place to take your family for vacation I highly recommend the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  I have never been to a resort that is so kid friendly! There was non-stop fun for kids of all ages to enjoy.  My kids most enjoyed taking their scooters on the path around the lake, fishing, the pool and water slides, paddle boats and the free movies that played in their movie theater twice a day!… Continue Reading