Lansdowne Resort and Spa

Lansdowne Resort

Lansdowne Resort

A weekend getaway always sounds like the perfect plan for any given weekend to me! Which is why I was absolutely thrilled when the Lansdowne Resort and Spa invited me to experience their newly renovated bedroom(s), and all the fun activities they have going on, like 3 pools, Golf, vineyards (though we couldn’t enjoy these since we we were with Shirel) but we enjoyed every minute at the pool with delicious food and cocktails as you can imagine.. The funny thing was, the moment we arrived at the entrance Jeff realized that we had been here for our friends wedding, this was the first time I ever visited the US and DC, I was 24 and I arrived two days before the wedding weekend! And we had amazing memories there, and we were ready to create new unforgetable memories with Shirel. So the moment we entered in our beautifully redesigned room, we made ourselves coffee, changed into our bathing suits, I of course unpacked (can’t have clothes not hanging for too long hehe), and we headed to the pool with Shirel and the countless water toys Jeff decided to get her that morning at Target. Though there was an adult pool that looked so peaceful and fun, there were two kids/family pools just as cool as the adult ones. We found the perfect corner half shade half sun, and we started spraying sunscreen on Shirel and ourselves, I of course told Jeff to take her to play in the water, and I proceeded to my relax time under the sun (I so needed some vitamin D, as I had been hiding from the sun and heat all summer).

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We were welcomed with delicious food, and cocktails in a bucket, which I found perfect for the occasion, even though I knew there was no way I could drink even half of it, I did get buzzed which was just what I needed to start my relax weekend! The day just flew by with going in and out of the pool, sipping on the bucket, and running after Shirel, so we packed up showered and headed to the Leesburg Outlets my hubby’s favorite hangout spot, because of their Nike store. Any time we go there I know we need a few good hours, luckily this time he was quick and we found kicks for Shirel, and a few work out goodies for me, and headed back to have dinner at the hotel. Saturday started with a delicious breakfast and beautiful views, and of course we hit the pool again since we had to leave the hotel and head back to DC for an early farewell dinner for one of our friends moving to the West Coast. As you can imagine it was just the same fabulously relaxing time as Friday:) We loved everything about the hotel, not only was the room delightful with amazing views, but the service in the hotel was impecable, everyone was so friendly everything was so clean, and they have so much to offer to families, young couples or just about anyone who is looking to have a relaxing vacation! We were so happy with our stay we wanted to come back the weekend after, but it was a little complicated since it was Labor Day weekend, and also my last weekend in DC before heading back to Barcelona, so I had a lot of people to see and loads to pack. But we will definitely be back at Lansdowne Resort and Spa as soon as we can, especially because I didn’t get to try out their Spa, and I have heard that’s a MUST:)Lansdowne ResortLansdowne ResortLansdowne ResortLansdowne ResortLansdowne ResortLansdowne Resort

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Sleepy Sunday! Sleeping on Clouds

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Lots of new and exciting things are happening here at GoodGood Gorgeous! For one, Haya has introduced a few new blog contributors. One of them being myself…. Hello GGG readers, I’m Sammi! A Frederick, Maryland native, West Virginia University alumna, lover of fashion, food (specifically tacos) and new places. I will be showing up on here once in a while, especially on Sundays. I say especially on Sundays, because you are now reading the first of many Sleepy Sunday posts, hope you enjoy! xx

Sundays are for sleeping in, breakfast in bed, catching up on all of your shows, social media and indulging in all of your guilty pleasures. This mindset has led us to creating the Sleepy Sunday posts. A post you can look toward to every week and scroll through while you lounge away. Sleepy Sunday’s will be centered around one of Haya’s passion, interior design. Every week we will pull six pins we love from the GoodGood Gorgeous Pinterest (GGG is a Pinterest you most definitely want to be following!!) and discuss why we love them so much. Our first Sleepy Sunday is dedicated to our favorite place to spend the day……our bed. In a world full of hustle and bustle, the best thing to come home to is a calm and simple environment. That is why we are loving the look of an all-white bed spread and duvet covers, it is as if you are sleeping on a cloud. We love this look for many, many reasons. One of the biggest advantages of a white bed spread or duvet is that it allows you to be more flexible in other design aspects. Many of the pins below show a white bed spread with a crazy, eye-catching interior piece behind the bed. We think a large mirror like this one from Anthropologie would be perfect to hang above a white spread. A more affordable option being this sun burst mirror from Target.  Another amazing thing about white is our favorite P word…Pillows! The all white bedspread design lets you get as crazy as you want with your throw pillows. We love these fun and fuzzy pillow covers from West Elm.  Keeping your bed basic and minimalistic as possible isn’t a bad thing either. An all -white bed, with simple décor is nothing but inviting after a long day. This white top stitch duvet at Room&Board, and white linen duvet at H&M home has us wanting to take a nap in them right now. Take a look at our favorite all white pins for more inspo and purchasing options…

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Ganni Trench Coat

Ganni Trench Coat

Photography by Dominique Fierro, location The Fairmont Hotel DC.

Wearing Ganni Trench Coat on sale on Lynn Louisa, and Revolve, Ganni Tunic on sale on Revolve, Converse white shoes. 

As a little girl I remember my mother had this beautiful long nude trench coat by MaxMara, she wore a nude tone lipstick, and her hair was a warm almost honey color. That was my favorite look of hers, I dreamed of one day wearing that coat, and getting hightlights (that dream came true obviously hehe), and she still has that coat at home I just need to get it fitted on my body! But meanwhile here I am probably around the age she was, styling this beautiful Ganni trench coat with a Ganni tunic, from my favorite Georgetown boutique, Lynn Louisa. So as you can imagine when I first went to Lynn Louisa and saw this trench I fell head over heels, but not only with the trench with the store as a whole. I love all the brands they carry and the pieces they pick, it really is like my dream closet. Gabby (the owner) is so passionate about the brands she brings, she flies all the way to Denmark and LA amongst other places to hand pick all of her pieces, and it truly shows when you walk in there. Therefore I decided to partner with Gabby and show you a few of my favorite looks from her store, and this is the first one so make sure you stay tuned for more looks! Definitely make sure to visit Lynn Louisa if you are in DC, and right now they have up to 70% off! Another bonus reason to visit the shop, is that my amazingly talented, fun and funny (sometimes weird hehe) friend and photographer of this look and many more, Dominique Fierro is the residente artist of the boutique, and you can check out her art and buy it right there, I think we have covered enough reasons to visit this new Georgetown boutique.  I hope you love this look as much as I do, and hopefully it will five you some Fall inspiration. Ganni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench CoatGanni Trench Coat

Staycation at the Fairmont Hotel Washington D.C.

Fairmont HotelLast weekend was probably the hottest it’s been since we have been back in DC, and don’t get me wrong it’s been extremely steamy, but I could not have had a better refuge with my hubby and Shirel, than the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown. When I was first invited to stay at the hotel and experience their newly renovated Gold Floor and Gold Lounge, I was actually in Barcelona, but I made sure to let them know that once I would be back in DC I would love to stay at their beautiful hotel. Little did I know that the Gold Lounge at the Fairmont, equals absolute heaven! They re-designed the whole floor, including the bedrooms and the Gold Lounge, and we absolutely fell in love. Everything we experienced in the hotel was purely delightful, the service could not have been more excellent, the rooms are beautifully designed, so clean, and cozy, with warm colors and complete silence which is what I need when I am staying at a hotel. The bathroom shower has a rain shower, which made me wanna take never ending showers, their soaps and lotions were probably one of the best I have had in a hotel (except Hotel Arts in Barcelona, where they had Aqua di Parma, tough to compete with that one), and the BED I must’ve told my husband a hundred times that I want a bed just like that:) Since we couldn’t go anywhere due to the horrid heat, we just lounged at the Gold Lounge, and the food was just unbelievable, as a guest you get breakfast included, drinks and snack all day, at 5pm they bring out hors d’oeuvres, and at 8pm the desserts come out. What is even better is that every day was a different theme, the first evening it was Spanish style with a sea food Paella and all shorts of cheeses, the second day it was Asian food, Duck buns, Dim Sum, and Sushi, and on Sunday it was American style with a barbecue inspired theme, mini hotdogs, mini burgers, coleslaw, and corn. It wasn’t just delicious, it was so fresh, all their fruits and vegetables, it felt like I was back in Europe. I honestly cannot remember the last time I ate so much, and anyone who knows me knows that I love food but I have a small belly which makes me get full quite easily, but here it was just stretching by the minute, and I enjoyed every moment. It goes without saying that every detail in the hotel is so well thought, the employees are just wonderful, always ready to help, with a simple on their face, which doesn’t always happen when you have a toddler running around touching everything throwing things, you know being a kid. This weekend at the Fairmont is just what we needed, a little family staycation, filled with delicious food, and a relaxing ambience. Stay tuned as I will be sharing more from this stay, I shot a few Fall looks at the hotel in partnership with Shop Lynn Louisa, and I cannot wait to share them.Fairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont Hotel GeorgetownFairmont Hotel Fairmont HotelFairmont Hotel GeorgetownFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont HotelShirelFairmont HotelFairmont Hotel GeorgetownFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont HotelFairmont Hotel

Zara Summer Dress

Zara Dress

Photography by Yvonne Rock

What Im wearing: Zara dress, similar dress on Romwe, Saint Laurent croc effect camera bag.

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t please follow me, I promise to keep it as interesting as I can), you know that I am back in DC, and have been back for almost a month now! I took a mini break from social media and everything online because I always need those breaks to just enjoy the moment without being glued to my phone, and the online world! Jeff Shirel and I have been enjoying time with friends we hadn’t seen in a while, with family and simply our very own family time back in the US. See for someone like me born in the 80’s social media hasn’t always been in my life, for us it is something we watched happen and develop into a phenomenon right in front of our eyes, from having no phone until I was 16, to suddenly being able to have my whole life on this tiny screen it is a big change. Don’t get me wrong I love social media, my iPhone, the internet and the whole package, but I do need breaks from time to time to re-energyze, connect with myself and others around me, and of course for me as a mother it is a huge factor to not let my daughter grow up seeing me giving my devoted attention to my gadgets, because it is very true that kids learn by example. I know I am just going on and on about this but I just thought I would share with you all the reason I am not as active on the blog or on social media, because as a mother I have learned to take a few steps back! Not only with social media with shopping as well, but when I do find the right pieces I LOVE sharing it with you all, like this Zara dress! I bought it before flying to Ibiza in early July (that’s another post that will be coming up soon), and honestly I am going on to the 30th day of almost exclusively wearing this dress (Yes I do wash it over and over, and it still looks brand new). It is so comfortable, and so perfect for the steamy heat of DC, and it has the off the shoulder detail which is definitely my favorite trend for this summer (and probably for the rest of my summers). So if you are looking for that chic yet casual every day dress this is the one, and if you can’t find your size at Zara here is a great similar option for you ladies on Romwe.com! Besos and feel free to leave your comments here regarding the dress, or social media, or anything that feel like saying! Zara DressZara DressZara Dress