TRAVEL GUIDE: Marrakech + the Sahara Desert

Wearing:   A Uniqlo linen blouse, Michael Kors trousers, Manolo Blahnik sandals.

Wearing: A Uniqlo linen blouse, Michael Kors trousers, Manolo Blahnik sandals.

We took the chance to visit Marrakech and the Sahara Desert the week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend, and BOY did it feel like a vacation on another planet.

We began and ended our trip in Marrakech, with a four-day three-night trek to the Sahara Desert in the middle.

 

Guided Tour of the City

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Uniqlo linen blouse, J.Crew chinos and straw hat, Vans sneakers.

Uniqlo linen blouse, J.Crew chinos and straw hat, Vans sneakers.

Le Secret Jardin

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Reformation dress, J.Crew hat, Ray Ban sunglasses.

Reformation dress, J.Crew hat, Ray Ban sunglasses.

Reformation dress, J.Crew hat, Ray Ban sunglasses, Vans sneakers.

Reformation dress, J.Crew hat, Ray Ban sunglasses, Vans sneakers.

Dinner in Marrakech

Zero Maria Cornejo jumpsuit, Chanel handbag.

Zero Maria Cornejo jumpsuit, Chanel handbag.

Dancers at Comptoir Darma

Dancers at Comptoir Darma

Dancers at Comptoir Darma

Dancers at Comptoir Darma

Jardin Majorelle + Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Marrakech

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Our Trek to the Sahara Desert

Uniqlo cashmere sweater, Reformation shorts

Uniqlo cashmere sweater, Reformation shorts

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Holiday Shopping with Nordstrom

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All opinions are my own.

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The holidays are creeping up faster this year than ever before this year (to me), and Nordstrom has proven to be the one-stop shop for everyone on my list. So much so, that I quickly found the perfect gift for my mom and best friend. My husband, who is notoriously tricky to shop for was solved - and all of this in under an hour's time. It is a new personal holiday shopping record.

If you're like me, internet shopping is my preferred way to cross off everyone on my list from the comfort of home. Who needs crowds?

This season, I shopped the Nordstrom gift guide with gift suggestions for everyone. For example, I discovered a metallic North Face coat that is PERFECT for my best friend, equal parts glam and outdoor adventurous, in ‘The Outdoorsy Type’ gifting suggestions on Nordstrom.com.

I am currently finishing up wrapping presents and listening to Christmas music while burning a holiday scented candle. It always gets me in the holiday spirit.

Want more gifting ideas? Scroll down for some of my favorites, and visit the Holiday Gift Guide at Nordstrom.com for the complete gift guide.

 

The Beauty Buff

The Luxe Lover

The Trend Setter

The Outdoorsy Type

 
 

SHOP MY PICKS

Gucci Beauty Case, $490

JINsoon Pop Orange Polish, $18

Shady Lady Shades, $40

The North Face Jacket, $250

Saint Laurent Case Case, $310

MAC Red Lip Kit, $42.50

Glossier Debuts New Two Floor Store on Lafayette Street

Glossier debuts its brand new two-level shop on Lafayette street this week, and it’s a haven of pink.

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All smooth curves and clean lines, complete with a wet bar where shoppers can try the skin care routine (of which I am a all-in user of these days), and an experiential room with life-sized Boybrow for the complete Honey We Shrunk the Kids selfie moment. It’s good.

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Plan your visit to the new store, open to the public tomorrow. (123 Lafayette Street, NYC)

SHOP MY PICKS

Spot the Eiffel Tower

Spotted near the Eiffel Tower for a casual day exploring Paris.

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Our second adventure in Paris spent eating, drinking, shopping, and perusing museums. The Rodin Museum is not to be missed with its gorgeous sculpture gardens and stately architecture.

Fashion fans like me will love the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, featuring his office inside the original atelier and a number of couture gowns.

Eagerly awaiting our next adventure to the land of croissants.

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Leopard jacket by & Other Stories, logo tee by Vans, denim by Dries Van Noten, vintage french bandana worn on head, Le Specs sunglasses, m2malletier bag, Clergie slides.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

A magical visit to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, with a glimpse inside his bright, beautiful office and some truly glorious couture.

The original YSL haute couture house, now home to the YSL Musee, located at 5 avenue Marceau.

The original YSL haute couture house, now home to the YSL Musee, located at 5 avenue Marceau.

Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s office and studio, a muslin draft of the famous safari jacket and swatches.

Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s office and studio, a muslin draft of the famous safari jacket and swatches.

Notions and treasures belonging to iconic fashion designer and couturier Yves Saint Laurent.

Notions and treasures belonging to iconic fashion designer and couturier Yves Saint Laurent.

Yves Saint Laurent’s desk and treasures from famed friends such as David Hockney and Andy Warhol.

Yves Saint Laurent’s desk and treasures from famed friends such as David Hockney and Andy Warhol.

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Hi 👋. Trying our hardest not to examine everything on his desk up close.

Hi 👋. Trying our hardest not to examine everything on his desk up close.

But we were being watched... so we behaved.

But we were being watched... so we behaved.

the Warhol!

the Warhol!

And now, the clothes

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Want to visit Musee Yves Saint Laurent? Plan your visit,  here.