Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I wanted to share a recap of my OKC road trip this weekend. I was so thankful to get to stay with the Renaissance Hotel which is located downtown. In today’s post, I will also share a hotel review.

Walking into the lobby, I was in awe. It was so beautiful and I loved the sound of the fountains. There were two glass elevators on either side of the towering lobby and it was fun to ride in them up to my room on the 12th floor. If the flowers that greeted me at the entrance aren’t flower arrangement goals, I don’t know what is! They instantly made me smile.

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okc, oklahoma city, downtown, renaissance hotel, hotel review

The second I opened the door into my suite, I knew this was the hotel for me. I had a beautiful suite with 1 & 1/2 bathrooms. I really like this idea, because I have to spread out all of my stuff (makeup, beauty products, etc) the second I get to a hotel. I am picky about my beauty products not being near moisture, so it’s a great idea to set up the half bath with all of your products. There was plenty of lighting for all of my beauty blogger friends! There are also plenty of mirrors for those much needed selfies as well ;)

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There is plenty of workspace for my fellow #girlboss ladies out there! The chair was super comfy and allowed me somewhere to spread out and edit photos.

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(macbook skin)

My suite was also outfitted with the cutest balcony that overlooked all of downtown. I could see Bricktown (entertainment district) to my left and Chesapeake Arena (where the Thunder play NBA basketball) to my right! Friday night also was a treat, because I was able to see fireworks from my balcony.

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okc, oklahoma city, downtown, renaissance hotel, hotel review, bricktown, fireworks

The Renaissance is also home to a full service spa, indoor pool & sauna, and a restaurant. I had the most amazing 30 minutes of reflexology on my feet. I also had a paraffin wax treatment that left my feet silky soft. I highly recommend going to the Spa at 10 North which is located on the first floor. There is also a cute little coffee shop called “Caffeina’s” which serves Starbucks coffee & has a great variety of gifts. I absolutely loved the volcano candle display (see below).

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okc, oklahoma city, downtown, renaissance hotel, hotel review

(volcano candle)

Let’s talk about the weather! It rained and poured the entire weekend, but you won’t find me complaining. I love rain so much. When I get a weekend away, I love to relax and chill. I definitely want to head back to OKC this fall/winter. I think it would be fun to see the leaves changing and even the Christmas lights during the holiday season.

I wanted to thank my lovely friends at the Renaissance for allowing me to stay with them to experience downtown OKC in their hotel. I can’t wait to visit again!


I want to hear from you:

-Have you ever visited OKC? PS: Be sure to check out this post on girly things to do in OKC!

-What is your favorite road trip to take?


Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

*Thanks to the Renaissance for providing my room free of charge this weekend! All thoughts & opinions are my own.*

It’s Thursday and I am SO ready for the weekend. Who’s with me? I thought I would share another Travel Thursday post today about my adventure last weekend. I packed up and headed to Rogers, Arkansas for some much needed R&R (and a tan). I booked a hotel strictly on the fact that it had an outdoor pool.

I knew I wanted to relax a lot while in NWA, so I chose to head to the beauty bar. I had heard rave reviews on Crown Beauty Bar in Fayetteville, so on the way to Rogers I knew I had to stop.

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While at Crown, I had a mani/pedi and got my eyebrows tinted. Y’ALL. The pedicure was the best hour of my life. Karen did an amazing job! I got to lay down and be covered up with super comfy blankets while she worked away on my feet. I even fell asleep! She also did a great job on my shellac mani. She invited me back for a makeup session, and I can’t wait to share that with you later on! For the eyebrow tint, I highly recommend Mady. I had never had my brows tinted, but I knew it was time. They look so good now!

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crown beauty bar, crown, beauty bar, manicure, pedicure, eyebrows, fayetteville, arkansas photo details: rug // Birkenstocks // yoga crops (#nsale steal!)

After the beauty bar, I grabbed a quick dinner and headed to the hotel to check in and swim! I chose to stay at the Aloft hotel. I have stayed here before and also at other Aloft hotels in Texas. I really like this hotel for people my age. It’s modern and fun.

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Why I chose Aloft:
*close to shopping at Pinnacle Hills Promenade
*close to restaurants (hello Bonefish!)
*outdoor pool with super comfy loungers
*Starwood points!

After I got my swim on, I headed out to dinner. Here’s the outfit I chose:

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outfit details: tank // similar cardigan // jean crops // flats // phone case // nail polish

On the way back to the hotel after dinner, I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.

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I really enjoy sunset pictures, because they remind me that God is in control and he’s always present.

All in all, my pool trip was successful. Be sure to check out this post for my must-have pool essentials & sunscreen tips ;) I’m so thankful for this relaxing weekend, and I hoped you enjoyed reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Who’s ready for the weekend? We are almost there y’all! Since I live in Northwest Arkansas, I’m in pretty good vicinity to several cities/towns I like to visit. Whether it be Tulsa or Fort Smith or Springfield, I can usually find somewhere fun to go on the weekends. For today’s Travel With Me Thursday, I thought I would share a review of Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, Missouri.

(this post is in no way sponsored, I just fell in love with this hotel)

Hotel Vandivort is a boutique hotel located conveniently in downtown Springfield. I have this thing for downtown areas of cities. I think my dream would be to live in a loft above a fun store or restaurant. Anyways, I have stayed at the Hotel Vandivort twice now. Today I will show you what my experience in an “Explorer Suite” looked like.

There are two things I really look for when I’m going for a relaxing weekend. The first of these is a comfy bed! This bed was no exception. I actually wish I could sleep in it tonight. The covers were so soft and cuddly. There were plenty of pillows and the mattress had just the right amount of softness.

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I love, love, love the accent wall. I totally wish I could recreate it in my house!

The second of my requirements is a soaking tub. If you know me, you know I live for a good bath. I take a bath almost every single night usually with my favorite bath bomb from LUSH. 2/5 “Explorer Suites” have a large bathtub. I requested this at the front desk, and they were great at accommodating my request.

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The bathroom was also well-appointed with Hotel Vandivort toiletries that smelled amazing. I’m pretty sure they smell like Christian Grey would smell ;)

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This room also included a sitting area with a second TV and a wet bar. They had all kinds of yummy snacks and drinks in the room. I made tea several times and had a microwave to warm up some soup that I had brought in.

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There was also plenty of room to get work done. You could either sit on the comfy sofa or use the desk that was located near the closet in the bedroom part of the room.

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I took a picture of this door hanger, because I love the humor! If you want to check out the floor plan of the “Explorer Suite”, visit this page.

Features I enjoyed in my “Explorer Suite”:

-large soaking tub

-plenty of room to spread out & get work done

-microwave, frig, & coffee maker

-separate toilet closet

-large walk-in shower

-large closet with plenty of hangers

-super comfy bed with fluffy pillows

Features I enjoyed at Hotel Vandivort:

-private parking through a coded gate

-downtown location that was convenient to restaurants

-relaxing environment with spacious rooms

I really need to head back to the Hotel Vandivort and take more pictures of the outside, downstairs, and outdoor areas! That’s on my to-do list ;)


I want to hear from you:

-Have you ever visited Springfield, Missouri?

-Do you like hotel reviews?


Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah