I’ve always wanted to visit more places in the U.S. I mean, most of my adult years I’ve been stuck behind a desk or using vacation days to see family. (New Yorker problems 🙂
So, doing these events around the country has been a dream come true: I get to host events & meet so many of you + the see more gems in the U.S. along the way, including my hometown. It feels too good to be true at the moment!
Here’s some side stuff we have cooking this year during our U.S. Tour, in between our retreats…
(And please tell me in the comments if you have any suggestions for any of the cities!!)
-Broadway. We decided to go see The Book of Mormon Musical! Ha. (We tried once to get in on the lottery but didn’t make it.) Mormonism is such a huge part of our history obviously, so we thought it would be interesting to see this. A lot of Mormon friends have seen it and they say it’s great (albeit quite vulgar, which just comes with the territory.) Also, Hamilton is just too dang pricey right now! We’ll have to wait on that one.
-Fashion Stylist. We’ll be meeting with my favorite stylist in NYC, Marina Dobreva, as we will be doing some photo shoots for our new website (nearly ALL my clothes are in storage! yikers.) She’s amazing and I can’t wait to work with her again. Remember the Tips From a J.Crew Stylist that I posted?
-Haircut. I’ll be getting a haircut at Sara June, which I need so badly! It will be 8 months by then (#expatlife). This was my last haircut there. (Also: fun note – the owner, Sara, came to one of our Ecuador retreats!!! She is absolutely the coolest.)
-Friends/Family. We’re excited to see my sister, brother-in-law, nephew, two nieces and loads of dear friends. We also look forward to attending the Mormon church in Brooklyn to see so many people we love there. (Here’s a pic of my sister and her 3 children. I once met up with them in the Brooklyn Public Library and snapped this photo after I spotted them. 🙂
-Celine Dion. Um, I’m thinking of satisfying my 13-year old heart and going to see Celine Dion. Has anyone been to her show at Caesar’s Palace? She’s such a classic that I bet the show is amazing. (Also, I was so sad to hear that her husband and brother both passed away recently within days. 🙁 I can’t imagine.)
-Grand Canyon. We plan to go to the Grand Canyon after the retreat in Vegas! It’s only a few hours away. If we can get a permit to hike to Havasupai Falls, we’ll do that, too, though we haven’t had any luck yet. The reservation line has been busy for DAYS!
SALT LAKE CITY:
-Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon. In between our retreats in the Southwest, we’re going to spend a couple of nights in this stunning area of the world. I can’t wait – as I haven’t been there before. I’m going to pretend I’m in a Pinterest photo or in a car commercial. 🙂
-Lone Star Mexican Food. This is a taco shop we love to visit with our awesome nephews when we’re in town. Fish Tacos, PLEASE and THANK YOU!! Add to that some nephew chats about life and dating. 🙂 (It should be known that Ecuador does not have Mexican food and we crave it daily.)
-Photo Shoot. We have a photo shoot (for our new website) scheduled in Salt Lake with our creative team. Time to work it. (Big time.) It’s been awhile. (I actually put on make-up recently for the first time in what feels like a year. I needed to know that I could still clean up ok. haha. I passed the test. With a good haircut, I think I can pull this off. Fingers crossed.) P.S. YES. WE HAVE A CREATIVE TEAM HELPING US NOW!! More on that to come. But big things are cooking. Because this blog has more up it’s sleeve.
-Gettysburg. Our Body+Soul Camp in PA is VERY close to Gettysburg. So we decided we really should go for a visit! My history buff husband will undoubtedly be a great travel companion.
-Family. My sister, bro-in-law and three nieces live in Portland. Though I actually haven’t spent much time there. I’m so excited to get to know the city a bit more and also see family!
-Japanese Gardens. I hear these are stunning!
-Family Camp-Out. For years, my family in AZ has gotten together for a huge family camp-out. This will be the first time I can actually go! Aunts & Uncles & Cousins, here I come!
-Reader Recommendations: Since I feel quite out of the loop with AZ gems, I’m definitely going to try to hit up some of the places you readers had recommended to me years ago (you all were soo sweet to send these in!):
Anne: Crackers and Co. (on Greenfield and Brown) is a favorite for breakfast and lunch.
Jenny D.: A place I always have to hit for lunch or dinner when I visit is Pita Jungle.
Nursemelanie: Hike Camelback. Also, Chino Bandido in Chandler is delicious.
Vanessa: Some of my favorites in Phoenix are La Grande Orange (the store part is adorable) and Carolina’s Mexican Food if you’re craving a burrito (the holiest a hole-in-the-wall can get, don’t be scared).
iheartaz: Since you like Mexican food, I think you would really like Blue Adobe Grille on Country Club between University and Main. Or Papaya Thai at Lindsey and University – it’s more hole in the wall ish, but has some of the best mango curry in town.
-Barton Springs Pool. This looks so amazing! It’s a 1,000 foot long spring fed natural pool. I’m hoping we can fit in a visit while we’re there.
I really can’t believe this post. We are going to be soooo busy. But we pulled it off once (last year) and I think we can do it again. We’re so grateful for the opportunity. Luckily, we’ll be powered by Mexican food every step of the way.
I so hope we’ll get to meet you on this Tour. I can’t believe that our first 3 events are around the corner in MARCH!! Early bird pricing for Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake ends FEBRUARY 15! Please write us if you have ANY questions, financial aid questions, etc.
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