Hotel Heaven

I've stayed in hotels all over the world, who would have thought our best experience was in our own back yard. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh was absolutely amazing! I was completely blown away by the décor and hospitality. Not only did they roll out the red carpet for us but also for our dog Perla Blue. 

After I was able to stop looking at the beautiful floral chandelier I could then focus on the other décor. I should have known by the incredible hallway that I was about to walk into something amazing. Never, ever, have I been so impressed with how a hotel looked. It was bold perfection to say the least. The beauty of this place is inspired by Pittsburgh which made my heart swell with pride to be part of such an eclectic city. So yes I'm biased with the room because I love green so this headboard was basically made for me. But this very gorgeous bed and uniquely complimentary birdcage light was the right amount of quirky chic. Perla approved. The details were all so amazing! Everything about this hotel was my style.

Have you ever stayed at a boutique hotel? You should. Even though the Kimpton is a chain, it truly feels like you are staying somewhere where everyone knows you and is happy to see you. It was so great to have Perla with us and believe me when I say everyone had a treat ready for her while we were out and about. AND there were treats with a sweet note for her waiting in our room upon arrival. Talk about going the extra mile. While we are talking about going the extra mile there was a wine hour! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Free wine for an hour where Perla was invited. We chatted with so many people and met lots of pretty dogs. 

What's behind me you ask? That is where the wine lives...

We had plans of getting wine and pizza in the room and we were not disappointed! Heart shaped pizza, with wings and wine, it truly was the perfect date night!  

I have always felt to give credit where credit is due and The Kimpton deserves all of the credit! Trust me friends, if you are planning a stay in The City of Bridges, you need to stay here!  

Happy Thursday!



Some of you may know this story and some of you may not. Either way, I'm taking you through my day five years ago.

It was just another Tuesday and NO ONE I knew was speaking to me except my future sister-in-law, Liz. I had probably sent out at least five texts to my friends/relatives with no response. I was like wow these people that I talk to all the time are obviously busy. Then, my Sister Sarah asks if she could come over to borrow a scarf and earrings for an event she had later. Now this sister of mine has one of the best poker faces I've ever seen and she stood in my kitchen listening to a dream I had about getting married the night before. She didn't miss a beat, nodded, and listened, picked out her scarf, and left.

Meanwhile, MK had been in Arizona for the Steeler game and had told me we were going to a nice dinner that night. He said he wanted to do it on Tuesday since it was my day off and he knew I liked to "primp". All day goes by and still no one is returning my texts. So I'm going back and forth with Liz about what I was going to wear etc.

MK had said to be ready by a certain time and I was believe me I'm very prompt. He had called to say he was running late but to iron him a suit. I head upstairs and I do just that. Still waiting. Then I hear a knock at the door and to my surprise it was a random man. I'm contemplating whether or not to open the door. I throw caution to the wind, open the door and greet the man. It's a gentleman named "Mick" who would become a major part of our entire wedding story. He says MK would like for him to bring me down town for dinner in his limo (he had a bigger one at home, watch the video haha!) I was so taken aback by this that the only thing I remember was lip gloss in my clutch. No phone (to you know call for help in case this was an elaborate hoax to serial kill me) nothing, just lip gloss. Into the limo I went.

I've gotten the question before of "how didn't you know?". Well, MK has a habit of doing special things when he is out of town so I assumed the limo to dinner was the "special thing".

The limo pulled up outside of the beautiful State Theater. I wasn't completely sure what was happening until I saw MK's brother from Texas with his very large video camera and seconds later heard "Marry Me" playing via The Jason Kendall Band. That's where MK met me to ask if I'd marry him.

I don't know who was shaking more but it was a magical moment. He announces that I've said yes and to my absolute shock, our entire family and friends were in the balcony. Even my Aunt/Godmom made the trip in from Florida. 

He has never stopped bring magic to my life. 

I was so honored and thrilled that all of these amazing people showed up to be a part of our day.

Thanks for stop by! Have a great Tuesday!


Set, Match

Major trend alert!

Matching sets are here to stay this season. This chic look is aweome because it has such a sophisticated vibe to it. It is also a really great alternative to a suit and to say the least, I'm obsessed. 


How handsome is this man of mine? So thankful for him!


Ready or not Monday is here, lets make the best of it shall we?

Have a wonderful day!