Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#27 See the Grand Canyon

I have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. It was just one of those places that I wanted to see before I died, similar to Niagara Falls, or the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Each time we were in Vegas we debated going on a tour out there to experience the Canyon, but other things got in the way, and it no longer was a priority. I always had a feeling that I would stand there and enjoy it for 10 minutes, then be ready to go back.

This last week while flying to Phoenix I got my chance to see it. The soil was red, the river in the bottom looked like a tiny stream, and was it ever deep. Pretty cool to see from 15,000 ft in the air.

I can officially say that I never really have a desire to go back and spend a day there now. Maybe next time we go to Vegas I will get to see the Hoover Dam, and my Grand Canyon experience will be complete!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Story For the Ages

I have always found the stories of how couples meet to be great to listen to. Everything from high school sweethearts to neighbourhood friends, or even fierce competitors. My story is original in itself as I met my better half in the most unlikely of places!

One year ago Brett and I headed to Vegas for a girls trip and to see Garth Brooks. It just happened that one of Brett's coworkers was going down with a friend as well. We thought we may see the 2 guys a bit, help them fill their shopping requests, but would just see how things played out.

One Year Ago
As the 5 days went on we actually spent most of our time with the guys. It turned out that this other friend that came along was pretty cute, and despite thinking his name was Tyler for the first 24hrs, Dan was a great guy. He asked if he could take me out for dinner when we got back and my response was, "Probably, and that's more then most of the boys get!" (I may have had a few drinks at that time)
One Year Later in Phoenix
Flash forward one year and we are still together. We spent our one year with Dan's family in Phoenix and enjoyed some shopping, golfing, and most of all the heat! I never would have guessed that the trip to Vegas would turn out with a boyfriend, owning a house with that guy, and being more happy then I ever thought possible!

To top it all off I even got some pretty great jewels! No girl will ever say no to Tiffany's and Swaroski....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Carpet Round-Up: 2012 Oscar Awards The Rest

Glenn Close In Zac Posen
Jane Seymour
Jennifer Lopez In Zuhair Murad
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Kelly Rippa in Carolina Herrera
Kristen Wiig In J Mendel
Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli
Maria Menounos in Maria Lucia Hohan
Maya Rudolph in Johanna Johnson

Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi
Miss Piggy in Zac Posen
Octavia Spencer In Tadashi Shoji
Sandra Bullock In Marchesa
Stacy Kiebler In Marchesa
Tina Fey In Carolina Herrera

Red Carpet Round-Up: 2012 Oscar Awards Worst Dressed

Bérénice Bejo In Elie Saab Couture
Judy Greer in Monique Lhuillier
Kate Mara In Jack Guisso Couture
Lea Thompson
Meryl Streep In Lanvin
Michelle Williams In Louis Vuitton
Missi Pyle in Red Carpet Green Dress
Nancy O'Dell in Chagoury Couture
Sherri Sheperd
Viola Davis In  Vera Wang

Red Carpet Round-Up: 2012 Oscar Awards Best Dressed

Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace
Cameron Diaz In Gucci Premiere
Ellie Kemper In Armani Prive
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Couture
Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward
Gwyneth Paltrow In Tom Ford
Li Bingbing in Georges Chakra Couture
Milla Jovovich In Elie Saab Couture
Natalie Portman In Dior
Penelope Ann Miller in Badgley Mischka
Penelope Cruz In Armani
Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture
Rose Byrne In Vivienne Westwood
Louise Roe in Black Halo
Shailene Woodley In Valentino Spring

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oscar Wishlist

With one of fashion's biggest nights happening on Sunday I have compiled my list of dresses that I would love to see on the red carpet this weekend. Hopefully the ladies will grab one of these amazing dresses that we have not seen on the runways yet.