We meant to post this sooner, but better late than never, right? ;) Those of you who follow us on Instagram may have seen that we recently traveled to New York and St. Thomas with our family! It was such a fun trip, and we thought we'd share some of our favorite pictures as well as where we stayed, favorite restaurants, and some of our favorite things we did/saw!
The first part of our trip was spent in New York. Most flights from San Diego (where part of our family was coming from) and Salt Lake City don't fly directly to St. Thomas, so we decided it would be fun to spend a few days in NY, since we had to make a stop on that side of the country anyways. We spent three days there, which we thought was the perfect amount of time. And we definitely made the most out of the time we had. We visited all of the famous and monumental sites, experienced the underground subway system (probably more times than we would have liked - it's so hot and muggy down there this time of year), ate at least one slice of NY pizza per day, did a LOT of walking, rode bikes through Central Park, and saw Wicked on Broadway.
We stayed at the JW Marriott which was such a great hotel! The location was unbeatable - right across the street from Central Park, and just a few blocks away from Times Square. Our rooms had the most gorgeous view of Central Park and the New York cityscape (insert heart eyes!!). There was also a little French bakery right around the corner called Petrossian Cafe. Our dad went over early every morning and brought back the yummiest croissants + fruit for us to eat - the chocolate, almond and apricot croissants were to DIE for. And there was a 24 hour pizza joint on the other side of the hotel, which we were obviously all about. We had a blast in New York!
View from the JW Marriot
From NY we flew to St. Thomas. The three of us had been on a Caribbean cruise before, but had never explored St. Thomas until now. It was amazing! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Resort (we know, how lucky are we?!) which was so perfect. We had a three bedroom house where we all stayed together that was basically right on the beach. The resort had all kinds of water sports available to use, so we took advantage of that each day we were there. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing, and sailing. We also visited some amazing beaches that are famous for their snorkeling spots. Linguist Beach and Magens Bay were UNREAL. White sand. Turquoise blue water. Just so beautiful. Then on our last day we chartered a boat that took us to some of the best beaches and snorkeling areas on St. John. I think we all agreed that this was our favorite part of the trip. We went to Cinnamon Beach, and Trunk Bay which were both just so gorgeous. Then we finished off the day at Christmas Cove. We saw TONS of sea turtles here. Christmas Cove also has a dive up pizza boat where you can order pizza, then pull your boat up and eat it right out on the water. And it was delish! Such a cool idea. Pictures below plus a little video Sidney put together from our trip.
Iggies restaurant in St. Thomas! Good food and such a fun atmosphere.
Snorkeling in St. John!
Truck Bay on St. John
White sand beaches in our Triangl Swimwear
Our last morning in St. Thomas we had brunch at Mafolie Hotel & Restaurant with this amazing view.
And to top of an amazing vacation...Paige and her husband announced to the family that they will be welcoming in a BABY BOY in January 2015!! Get ready for some maternity posts coming to the blog in the months to come! ;)
We hope this was helpful if you're ever traveling to New York or St. Thomas! Check out the short video with some highlights from our trip, as well as some of our outfit details below!
As promised on our Instagram, below are some of our favorite cover ups and a few pictures from Paige's recent Maui trip. The three she's wearing are linked below as well as some others that we love!
The next few pics were taken at one of my favorite places to visit in Maui, called the Seven Sacred Pools. If you're planning a trip to Maui, I highly recommend going here! It's a short, very easy hike (if you want to even call it that) to the pools, and so worth it!
The pictures below were taken around our hotel. We stayed at the Wailea Beach Villas. This is a beautiful hotel with a much more quiet and relaxed vibe than the Grand Wailea, which is right next door.
I also thought I'd share two of my favorite restaurants in Maui! This first picture below was taken at Koa's Seaside Grill in Lahaina. We had lunch there and it was delicious! The last picture was outside Mama's Fish House ...definitely a must if you're in Maui! Both outfits are also linked below ;)
Hope you're enjoying your summer!
As you probably saw on instagram last week...Sidney is finally back!! We couldn't be more excited, and had a blast this last weekend in California celebrating her return. If you've read our about section, you know at least a little about her and what she'll be contributing to the blog. She's the healthy eating, athletic fire ball of the bunch. Definitely the coolest sister :-P Anyways, she'll be sharing her amazing work outs, healthy recipes, and much more! Stay tuned :)
Below are some pics from one of our favorite days last weekend at home. We went to Coronado and rode bikes, ate at our favorite restaurant, and hung out with the fam!
We ended the day having dinner at our family's favorite restaurant. If you're in San Diego, we highly recommend Il Fornaio!