I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things.
First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
And so let's begin... xoxo
Park City, Utah has always held a special place in my heart. About thirteen years ago, my family visited over Christmas Break to ski and play in the snow. And as a Florida girl, I felt like I visited Buddy the Elf’s home. There’s something magical about the powdery snow and the Rocky Mountains that gives all the cozy winter wonderland feels. Needless to say, I was very excited when I learned work was sending me to Salt Lake City for five weeks.
February was the perfect time to stay here, catching the tail end of the Sundance Festival, the FIS World Championship, and the beginning of my mom’s 60th birthday month. To celebrate, we flew her and her best friend Donna to stay in Deer Valley for a weekend. Here are some of my favorite moments from our little vacation.
We stayed at The Chateaux Deer Valley and absolutely loved the resort. It’s right across from ski slopes and a quick ride down the mountain to shopping on Main Street.
The prettiest sight: we woke up to almost two feet of snow our first night.
Favorite activities included drinking cocktails and hot chocolate by the fireplace.
Snow mobiling morning.
My phone actually shut down because it was so cold outside, so most of the day was shot with the GoPro.
Things went well. They plowed a tree.
We had dinner one night about 10,000 ft up the mountain in a Viking Yurt (basically a heated tent).
And our only way up was on a sleigh. Definitely the best night of the weekend.
My bestie Catherine had visited a few years ago and told us to get drinks and lunch at the St. Regis. She always knows the best places, and the view did not disappoint. The best way to get up to the resort is by way of funicular (full disclosure, I had no idea that was a real word).
Main Street is the quaintest stretch of restaurants and shops. If you visit, Flight and Pink Elephant have to be the first stops.
We caught the last weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, which filled Main Street with all of the hustle and bustle of concerts and events.
Thank you for always following along!