A Summer Weekend in the Catskills

This post is long overdue, as we went to the Catskills for our 2 year anniversary, but I wanted to give you guys a quick look into our trip, as well as a guide to visit the area if you have any interest in doing so (trust me, it's worth the trip). Nick and I are big into vacations that take place in remote places, such as the mountains or a quiet beach. Anything where we can get away from the noise of the city and get into nature a bit, and the Catskills are the perfect trip to do so, especially being only about 3 hours away from NYC.

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Nick found the most incredible little lodge, Scribner's Catskill Lodge, and booked us two nights in the cutest room, which was incredibly comfy and roomy with the bedroom on the second floor loft, and seating area, fire and bathroom on the first floor. They have a common area with books, fire pit, and pool, where you can go and hang, and make s'mores in the evening. The hotel is, of course, dog friendly, which we made sure of before we booked it because we always love to bring Luna along for the trip, 

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Hiking is the first thing we look to do, activity-wise, especially when we have Luna in tow. There are endless options for hikes in the Catskills, so we googled a few and landed on one of the only options with a waterfall included. Now I of course cannot remember the name of the specific hike we did, but it was down a very rocky/overgrown road that you cannot drive most cars on. Here are some other great options for waterfall hikes in the Catskills though, including Kaaterskill falls, which is one of the most famous and definitely worth the visit.

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We tried something new this visit, and decided on mountain top yoga at Windham Mountain. Let's just say, this wasn't the most, er, rigorous yoga class I've ever taken, but the view at the top was worth it.

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So Scribner's has the best little restaurant, where you can order organic, local food and drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We did dinner here one night, as well as breakfast, which was simple and so delicious. Only thing I wish that they offered was juices, which I think is wishful thinking.

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Our view from breakfast, Luna included. Their poached eggs, green tea, and bacon hit the spot. You can see straight to Hunter mountain while sitting at Prospect, so it's the perfect pre-ski breakfast spot if you're planning a winter ski trip there. It's also the perfect way to start your day no matter what season you're visiting in.

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For our second night, we did dinner at Deer Mountain Inn, which no joke, was the best dinner I've had in a VERY long time. Their food was impeccable, and the atmosphere itself was just beautiful. I mean, look at this view! I would definitely consider staying here during our next trip.

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There are so many more things we would have liked to shove into the weekend, but the whole point of the trip was to relax, enjoy ourselves, and celebrate our anniversary! Some of the activities not pictured included breakfast at Catskill Mountain Country Inn (DELISH!), making s'mores at Scribner's after hours, happy hour drinks ad Prospect, wandering around Tannersville, and spending Sunday in Woodstock, NY (another favorite of mine). Woodstock is definitely worth the day trip, especially if you like people watching. So many great little restaurants and cafes, and everything is dog friendly of course!

Friday Favorites + Sales!

Fashion

  • 8 easy fashion fixes to prevent most disasters.
  • I just picked up these beauties and couldn't be more obsessed. Anything with a gold accent is just perfection.
  • Just in love with this casual yet chic look. Those espadrilles...
  • I took a stroll through Club Monaco last weekend, and just about fell in love with everything in the store. This is the softest, most comfortable trench ever, and I am head over heels with these wedges!
  • Check out all the amazing sales going on below...

Health & Wellness

  • Vegan quinoa seaweed - it looks better than it sounds. Dying to try this!
  • Posture is something I really need to work on, so here are a few simple moves I want to try to help improve that.
  • Protein is extremely important in the morning. Here are a couple recipes that are packed with it and easy to make!
  • A must read about the skin care line with a cult following.
  • I've been trying to get into, and learn meditation. This resource (if you're in NYC), sounds wonderful.

Life

  • Some amazing blogging advice, by one of my favorites.
  • Looking for a new read? This list has some great picks for an upcoming road trip or beach vacation.
  • The best iPhone hacks that everyone should know about.
  • An interesting read about Hillary Clinton's plans to advance women's rights.
  • 5 apps that will help spark your creativity.
  • A serious post that really hit home. I love Sarah's blog and her inspirational words always. 

Sales!

  • Alice & Olivia friends & family sale started yesterday: 25% off site wide, discount applied at checkout.
  • 30% off spring dresses at Club Monaco. Prices as marked.
  • Helmut Lang is having their friends & family sale too: 30% off site wide with code HLFAMILY.
  • Madewell is offering an extra 40% off all sale items. Use code EXTRA40.
  • Tory Burch is having their spring event: up to 30% off depending on how much you spend with promo code SPRING.
  • Extra 20% off all sale items at Athleta. Use code SALE20 at checkout.
  • The Neiman Marcus shoe sale just started: 30% off select shoes for 3 days only. Price reflected at checkout.
  • Splendid is offering 20% off purchases of $250 or more. Use promo code SPENDMORE20.
  • The Saks Fifth Avenue friends and family sale is still going on. Take 30% off with 20% off jewelry. Use promo code FRNFAM.
  • 30% off all purchases at J.Crew today! Use promo code TIMETOSHOP.
  • Theory is having their friends & family sale. 25% off site wide with code FRIENDS.
  • 20% of a big selection of jewelry at Julie Vos today. Use code MOM at checkout.
  • The Singer22 friends & family sale just started. 20% off site wide with code FRIEND20.

Friday Favorites

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Fashion

Health & Wellness

Life