V-Day is right around the corner, Haute Mommies! That usually goes one of two ways: 1. Embrace It 2. Erase It...from our minds and the calendar, like forever. This year, we chose the former. I wanted to show the Main (adult) Man in my life just how much I ♥ and respect him. Scottie and I opted for an early Valentine's Day Vacay which also happened to be our first night EVER away from the little guy. I was warned that it would be tough, I'd even shed a few tears, but seriously, I must be some cold, heartless bitch, that didn't happened. In fact, I was ELATED simply to spend 24 hours focused on just the 2 of us. I could actually read a magazine cover to cover...in silence! I didn't have to look at a clock once...I could get drunk! JACKPOT $$$ Lemme also say this: 24 hours was the perfect amount of time and the anticipation of returning home to our perfectly amazing giant bundle of PERFECTION (did I already say that??) felt like opening the BEST birthday present ever!!!
We checked out the Ritz Carlton in Rancho Mirage www.ritzcarlton.com for our night away and couldn't have picked a more incredible destination. From the spot-on service to the immaculate desert grounds, beautifully-apointed guest rooms (many complete with firepits) and exceptional grub gurrrrrls, this Palm Springs gem we used to visit as kids with our parents, has come full circle - becoming our 1st getaway as new parents. I will go back again...and again....and again...until they kick my ass out :))) And what made our trip over-the-top-FAB were these 11 THINGS - that I hope you'll keep in the back of your mind before planning your next getaway.
3) Something Boozy
4) A Hangover Cure
5) Basta Bikini: Hautties, I wore this one throughout my pregnancy because the top offers great support www.bastasurf.com and it's still sexy as hell.
6) Blackout Shades, for obvious reasons
8) Vogue - cover to cover
9) Missoni Headscarf, because nothing screams R&R quite like Missoni at the pool www.missoni.com
10) Something New: In my case, these Ralph Lauren brand spanking new F$%* Me heels The hubs thanked me BIGTIME
11) Nanny Cam- So you can rest assured it's all okay just when your mind starts to wander. We have ours hooked to our cellphones. www.summerinfant.com