2.22.2012

scenes from our vaca

Orlando was amazing.  It was just what I needed; simple & different than the norm.  I desperately needed a change of scenery for a while.  We stayed at a fabulous resort and enjoyed being a part of the Independent Jewelers Organization show that was taking place at the same time.  Brandon's parents are jewelers and own a store in Beaufort, so we were able to help them "work" while in Orlando.  This work meant spending a day in the buying room, looking at amazing jewelry on Sunday & picking out new items for their store.  (You can imagine how much I loved that!)  We were also able to pick out wedding bands ...well, I did at least.
Brandon's parents took us to Universal Studios on Monday, which meant I finally was able to see the "Harry Potter World."  It was really a neat thing to experience!  Also, while in Orlando, I had my FIRST spa day.  I've never splurged on a facial, surprisingly, and seemed to have picked a good place to start.  The facial I had was a dream --and now, I'm addicted!  I've already been scoping out the menus at the different spas in Charleston.  Local gals --got any great recommendations?

Ok...here are a handful of iPhone pics from the trip:
OPI Affair in Times Square Manicure -- First trip to Nordstrom!  (lots of firsts)
On the left is a display of some of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry! I got to hold it, too.  -- Pool at our resort is on the right.
Brandon brought back the shirt around the waist  -- "It's soo fluffy!!" (Please tell me you recognize this quote!)
Laying out at the pool in between spa treatments  -- Brandon and I were getting dizzy on the carousal!

Thank you all for your votes in that wedding contest.  I've decided to surrender!  I hate asking people for favors more than anything & felt ridiculous posting it over and over on Facebook/Twitter/Blogger.  We gave it a good go at it, but the other finalists seem to have some secret that I'm unaware of & could rack up thousands of votes in a few short days.  I've got a wonderful photographer picked out in Charleston & couldn't be happier with our vendor choices so far!

Also-- check the blog tomorrow for something exciting!
Xo.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fun relaxing vaca! Love the nail polish color :)

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  2. Oh my gosh your first trip to Nordstrom... Monumental!!

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  3. I find my post now ironic since you just surrendered, but yes, those other couples have some major voters on their hands. It looks like yall had a fabulous time!

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  4. Great pics! The Harry Potter castle looks so magical!

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  5. I'm thinking about going to Harry Potter world in March with my little sister! I can't believe you've never been to Nordstrom!!!

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  6. what a great vacation. i have been wanting a facial for a while...I guess I will just have to go for it!

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  7. What colour polish are you wearing on your toes? It's lovely. x

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  8. What a fun trip! I bet you got to see/try on some fabulous jewelry while you were there. I would love to go to Harry Potter world! Glad you got some time to relax. :)
    XO

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your trip and managed to find time to relax and pamper yourself!

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  10. YOUR FIRST TRIP TO NORDSTROM?!!! did you die? i loveeee that place!

    ps- ill be in charleston this weekend, wonder if ill run in to you again? seems to happen every time haha!

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  11. loving all the pictures!!! That's really neat that they had Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry there!!

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  12. Looks like a great trip! Jealous you got to lay out! :) Which photographer did you decide on? We've only got 3 things booked so far and our photographer (Juliet Elizabeth) is one of them! :)

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  13. Looks like y'all had an amazing trip! Love your pics girl! xoxo

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  14. "It's so fluffy" is by far my favorite part of Despicable Me! Such a cute movie! :)

    And my husband and I want to go to Harry Potter World so bad! And I've never had a facial either. I want one so badly! Looks like you had a fun trip! :)

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  15. That's crazy - I was in Orlando at the SAME time and at Harry Potter world the SAME day as you!!! Looks like you had a blast!

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  16. what an amazing getaway!! looks like y'all had the best time!! do i spy a LV neverfull? i'm asking for one for our anniversary -- do you prefer the neverfull or the speedy...i can't decide!! xoxo

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  17. Sounds fantastic! First trip to Nordstrom?? I can't believe that, it is my most favorite store in the world. Do they not have them on the east coast?

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