2.16.18 4

48 Hours at Wisp Ski Resort

Happy Friday, friends! Apologies it’s been radio silence here since Monday—it’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a weekend away.

I wanted to pop in with a quick travel post today. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that on most of the trips I take, I’m pack into my schedule and attempt to see as much of the place I’m visiting as possible. However, sometimes it’s just nice to get out of town without an agenda, which is exactly why I’ve enjoyed my weekend at Wisp Ski Resort the past two winters. I head to the mountains with my about 20 of coworkers, and we bunker down for a chill weekend filled with junk food, dips in the hot tub, and afternoon naps. It’s been my first trip of the year both this year and last, and it’s been a fun way to kick off travel for the year.

Located in Western Maryland on Deep Creek Lake, it’s an easy weekend escape from DC. Without traffic, it’s about a three hour drive—enough time to enjoy some road trip jams, but not enough time you wished you had flown. I’ve actually been lucky enough to spend a weekend at Deep Creek Lake in the summer—I went for July 4 in 2016 as seen here, here, here, and here!—and it’s an equally great place in warm weather, too.

So today, I wanted to share a few quick insights on visiting Wisp in case you’re interested in planning a similar trip this winter or want to file it away for next!

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2.12.18 10

The Great Rug Debate

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was great—I went up to Wisp Ski Resort in western Maryland for the weekend with 18 of my coworkers. I’ll share more about our trip later this week, but it was so nice to get out of town for a weekend. This was my first trip of the year, and getting out of my typical weekend routine was a nice change. It helped me put some of my anxieties into perspective!

Today’s post is less meatier than typical, but I wanted to give you an update on my apartment decor. If you follow me on Instagram and/or remember that a few weeks ago in this post, I mentioned I had bought a new rug to delineate a dining area in the great room of my apartment.

Since I have a long history of buying furniture that’s not the appropriate scale, I measured the area around my dining room table at least five times, consulted all sorts of rug scale graphics on Pinterest, and asked a few of my interior designer friends for advice on how to select the best rug size. The good news is that I picked the perfect size rug—essentially 6×9’—but began to doubt the pattern I selected.

(Sidenote—shoes shown above are here.) Read more “The Great Rug Debate”

2.9.18 6

Link Love, Vol. 91

Happy, happy Friday!

I think this week got off on a slightly weird start for me because of the Super Bowl. Anyone else feel the same way? I went to an awesome party at Monica and J’s apartment—the food was so good!—and stayed up late after the game to watch that tear-jerking This Is Us episode. As such, I woke up on Monday more sluggish than usual and wasn’t as energized as I normally am. To top it off, a full social calendar meant that I only made it to the gym once—and while I’m definitely not complaining as I had a lot of great times this week, I was a little more scattered than normal. I’m hoping that I’m able to stay a little more in my routine next week.

This weekend is going to be a fun one as I’m heading to Fort McHenry, Maryland after work today with 18 of my coworkers for our annual ski weekend. (I use the word ski lightly as I think only about half of our group is hitting the slopes—I plan to tube if it’s not raining.) We rented a huge chalet that also has an indoor pool and hot tub, and I’m looking forward to some chill nights by the fire, drinking wine, and watching the Olympics. We’ve had a stressful week at work, so this reprieve couldn’t come at a better time!

Because of the trip, I may be a bit slow getting posts up on the blog early next week, but if you’re looking for some new content to explore, I can’t recommend Oprah’s SuperSoul Podcasts enough. Simply put, these are amazing interviews about life, love, loss, vulnerability, authenticity, and so much more. Plus, it’s Oprah, so you know it’ll be good. She just started this podcast last July, so while there are enough to binge, it’s manageable enough you feel like you can catch up. I recommend starting with episode one and working your way through—I’ve yet to find an episode that I couldn’t take something from!

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one. x

PS—you can grab the Soludos pictured above here! Read more “Link Love, Vol. 91”