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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Instagram: March 15 - March 28

The past two weeks have been intense for me. I have been so busy! I spent five days in Morocco wandering around Marrakech and the desert. I stayed at a beautiful hostel called Equity Point, and you can check out my review of the spot that I did earlier this week! 


When we arrived back in Florence we were welcomed with rain. Rain, rain, rain. Always rain. Luckily, the weather decided to take a turn and the past two days have been absolutely gorgeous. I've spent a lot of time outside, soaking up the sun, trying to get my fill of Florence in before I have to leave... Until next time. xx

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Spotlight On: Equity Point, Marrakech

I recently visited Morocco with one of my friends. We decided that we wanted to visit Marrakech and my boss suggested that we stay at the hostel, Equity Point


Equity Point has locations in Barcelona, Madrid, Marrakech, London, Girona, Lisbon, Prague and New York. The chain boasts stylish, high quality accommodations in popular destinations. 


The Marrakech branch is located in the heart of the Medina, steps away from many souks and a short walk to the Koubtoubia Mosque. It is in the traditional Riad style and is gorgeous. For only paying 15 euro a night, I was expecting something else, and I was pleasantly surprised to walk into the hostel and have my breath taken away. The common areas are stunning. There is a pool, a rooftop deck, a seating area where you can see the entire city, and much more. 


We arrived on Thursday night and checked into our room, a dorm style, four person, all female room. We were given keys to lockers and rented a towel for about 10 dirham or 1 euro. We planned on staying for two nights before heading out on the desert tour that the hostel lets you book through them. 


We ended up enjoying dinner at the hostel most nights, as the menu was inexpensive and the quality of the food was fantastic. We dined on fresh hummus with toast, tomato and onion salad with mint, tagine as well as brochettes. We also sipped on mint tea throughout our stay. 


The hostel also offered a complimentary breakfast, taking after the traditional Berber meal -- bread with jam, pancakes, and pastries. 

The people who worked at Equity Point were all very helpful and very kind to us. The rooms were cleaned each day, which isn't common for most hostels. My only complaint would be that the wifi only worked in the common areas of the hostel. As a blogger, its always nice to be able to use wifi in your own room, but having to travel to the common areas was bearable as the decor was beautiful. 

We booked our desert tour, which I will tell you more about in an upcoming post, and we left on Saturday morning, returning to Equity Point on Monday night. 


We spent our final evening there, enjoying more food and mint tea before heading to bed. We woke up Tuesday morning, checked out and kept our belongings in the luggage room until we had to head to the airport.  

We really wanted to book spa appointments, but were told that they only do them for evenings, which was never mentioned while I was emailing back and forth with someone who worked there. It would have been nice to have received a heads up about that during check in, as we really wanted to get massages and traditional Hammam soap scrubs. 


Even so, I would definitely visit another Equity Point in the future. Overall it was a fantastic experience and one of the nicer places I've stayed throughout my travels. I felt safe, it was clean and the quality of the food and hostel went above and beyond my expectations... 


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Go To March Outfit


I know I say this every month, but I really cannot believe that another month has come to an end. My time in Europe is quickly coming to an end and its really bittersweet. 


I spent the month of March spending a lot of time in Florence and then finishing the month out in Morocco. Unfortunately these are the only outfit photos I took while traveling through Morocco, but I love the backdrop. 



Rachel and I wandered into La Mamounia, a gorgeous hotel in Marrakech. It's really well known amongst celebrities and bloggers. Recent clients have been Shay Mitchell and Chiara Ferragni. 


We spent an hour wandering around the premises of the hotel, which is one of the most stunning places I have ever been. If I ever make it back to Marrakech, it will be to stay at the riad style hotel. 



Stay tuned as over the next few weeks I will be sharing my Morocco trip with all of you!



In the meantime, check out Jackie and Tracy's go to outfits for March!

Sunnies: Ray Ban, Shirt: H&M, Chambray: J. Crew Factory, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Target, Bag: H&M, Scarf: Subtle Luxury (c/o)


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Monday, March 23, 2015

MHM: Sandal Season

My upcoming move to Florida has me spending hours looking at sandals online... Before I leave Italy, I plan to get a custom pair from Positano! 



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Links I Love 9


Travel in style? Why not.... Oh wait, theres no way I could afford any of these... Here's to dreaming about it instead.

Since I'll be moving to Florida soon, I can't stop looking at bathing suits online... I love these ones.

Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey...Enough said... 

St. Paddy's Day was on Tuesday and I found this awesome time-lapse of the Chicago River being dyed green for the festivities. 



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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Hills Are Alive....



I've now been lucky enough to visit Salzburg twice and I love it there. 

The first time I visited the gorgeous city was during the holidays. I started my day off on the Sound of Music Tour which was so much fun. Afterwards we headed to the Christmas Markets.



This time around, we only had a half day in the city and we spent it on a walking tour where we got to see some of the beautiful buildings of Salzburg.

My favorite thing to do in the city is definitely visit the Augustiner Brewery which is actually in a monastery. 


The monastery is fully functional and your beer is served to you by monks. There are delicious austrian-german delicacies such as sausages and chicken, schnitzel and more. I don't think a visit to Salzburg is complete without stopping by the brewery.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lucky

It's cold outside and rainy. My scarf is engulfing me and I'm just fine with that. 

Sometimes it rains a lot in Florence. It rains for days and it often makes it difficult to enjoy your surroundings. During moments like those, I have to take a step back and just look around. It might be raining, it might be cold, but its still one of the most beautiful places I've been and one of the most stunning cities to live in. I'm really lucky and sometimes I forget that. 






scarf: Michael Stars, Jacket: Michael by Michael Kors, Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Converse

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