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Self Date Sunday: Chesapeake Beach Salon + Spa

It’s winter; the harsh cold and winds have our skin dry, lacking vitamins and moisture, our face’s whiplashed into flakes. While at-home spa treatments (and the thought of the low temperatures keeping you from wanting to leave your house) can be effective, there’s nothing quite like getting yourself out and getting the professional treatment. When I was approached by local CB Salon + Spa to come in for a relaxation day I was ecstatic. I took a day trip to the scenic beach side town (really, there’s nothing so heart-thumping as seeing the sea side, even in 25 degree temps) and indulged myself.

After changing out of my cold weather layers and into the quintessential fuzzy robe it was time to begin. I headed into a red lit chamber where I lay undressed in a shallow tub. I received what the CB Spa calls the “vichy scrub”; a full body exfoliating scrub and rinse which eliminates dry skin and soothes it with warm water and lavender soap and moisturizer. HELLO HEAVEN.

Next up it was time for my facial. I relaxed with soothing sounds, layers (and I mean layerS) of exfoliates, lotions, and warm towel wraps immersed in massaging shoulders. It was bliss. And all of a sudden it was three hours later; time flies by when you’re eyes are closed and your body is getting it’s highest form of self-date love.

Fresh faced and smooth bodied I reluctantly made my way to the beverage bar and on to the changing room to return to the real world, not ready to confront the freezing world outside. Thankfully, my body stayed smooth for days after, and my face literally glowed (as compliments at work let on).

More about the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: it’s one of the top wedding destinations on the Eastern Shore (meaning if you’re getting married and want a gorgeous white-sand beach without the trip to the Bahamas, you can head there) (not that I’m looking either but hey), and the salon gets pretttty crazy around wedding season, Mother’s Day, and other warm-weather holidays. With such generous and exceptional staff, it’s hard not to want to treat yourself and those you love to such luxury.

Have you ever had a spa day? If you’re a DC/MD/VA resident I highly suggest the day trip to Chesapeake Beach for the salon; it’s worth the trip and the exiting of the city for the relaxing sea side!

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this post is sponsored by the CB Salon and Spa

Sporty and Flirty and Thriving

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Greetings from my new home of Baltimore, Maryland! I’ve officially been here a week and what a whirlwind it has been! I’ve started my new job, unpacked my home, ventured to the nation’s capital city, and so much more! It’s gone by quickly and the warm weather has only added to my “new locale” pleasure and excitement.
Here’s an outfit I wore to work this week, taking advantage of said warm weather and playing with textures, playing it sporty and flirty, for my thriving life (13 going on 30, anyone!?)
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Forever 21 Varsity Jacket
Prabal Gurung for Target blouse
BCBG Max Azria skirt
Aldo oxford flats
Michael Kors watch
BCBG black pyramid stud bracelet
DIY chevron friendship bracelet
Nordstrom’s chained friendship bracelet
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Everything is Wet and Awkward

I took a trp down tIo Baltimore this weekend to visit one of my closest friends. It was a grand ol’┬átime; whiskey and vodka were drank, sushi and many a taco and nacho were consumed, and the weather was nearing 50 degrees! I even wore a skirt, as you can see, and stepped out of my UGG’s and Uniqlo tights for once.

Forever 21 Jacket

JCrew Cable Knit

Foreve 21 Skirt

H&M Floral Tights

Old Navy Boots

These were taken on a particular wet day in which we accidentally locked ourselves out of the house until someone came to rescue us with the spare key. Later that day we helped a clearly drugged/high guy who had gotten into a severe car accident on the highay call the police. And then ate pounds and pounds of mexican food. Needless to say, this was the most exciting day of the trip, and I think I looked damn cute for it!