March 12, 2014

10 Days in the Desert.

Hey friends! I just got back from visiting my parents in Arizona a few days ago so I thought I would share some highlights of what my trip looked like through some Instagram photos that I snapped during my time there:

 On the first morning I woke up to this gorgeous view which is definitely a far cry from the -50C temperatures we were experiencing back home before I left! (For real, it was actually that cold. I wish I was exaggerating. Yikes!)

The majority of my trip was spent catching up on some much needed rest and relaxation so that meant plenty of time reading in the sun. I finished 'The Fault in our Stars' by John Green and let me tell you that one was a tearjerker.

I'm always a sucker for retro motel signs and I may be a bit biased, but I think Arizona has some of the best. So dreamy, right?!

Cheap wine in cute bottles are a girl's best friend. Even better served chilled on a patio beside a grapefruit tree!

Speaking of fruit trees, they are everywhere! This may not seem very exciting to some of you, but for this Winnipeg gal it sure is a treat!

 Our friends from back home just happened to be visiting Arizona at the same time that we were there, so we went out with them and checked out some bars and restaurants in downtown Phoenix. Finding interesting new places to eat and drink is definitely my favorite part of holidays.

My dad and uncle are both classic car fanatics and both own one (now you see where I get my appreciation of vintage from!) My uncle stopped by early one morning in his beautiful ride and I couldn't resist snapping a pic! My dad is currently in the process of restoring his gorgeous 1957 Chevy station wagon that I will be sure to post photos of when it's completed!

 Ohhhh man, I'm missing these beautiful sunsets already! Oh Arizona, you treated me so well, I wish I could have hung out longer! Until next time...

XO, Stef


  1. Love that '57 chevy! I'm a sucker for classic cars too. c;
    I'm also a sucker for retro motel signs!
    Looks like you had a relaxing, wonderful time. c:


  2. Looks like you had a fun trip. I do love the retro motel signs. I have always wanted to do an entire wall in polaroids of something like this.

  3. wow all these photos are beautiful! glad you had such a great time while you were gone. love your phone case too!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  4. it's beautiful , hoping to visit soon <3

  5. Im glad you took time for yourself , got energy to go back to the cold city. I adore the motel picture and the retro touch you give to pictures..

  6. Those motel signs are fabulous! I'm a sucker for retro signs too, I used to just drive around Mississippi snapping photos of them

  7. I just downloaded The Fault In Our Stars and cannot wait to read it! Speaking of cheap wines with cute labels, have you ever checked out the Pacific Northwest wines? You get some pretty amazing winery names: Cupcake Vineyards...for one!

  8. You have a great eye for photography and composition! Your pictures are so, so pretty! That lovely tree makes me smile!
    Carla @ love cartista

  9. Looks like you had a great time! Those shorts look cute too!

  10. Oh, those vintage signs are so pretty. It looks like a very relaxing holiday.

  11. wowie that looked amazing :) I love those vintage things as well :D and my boyfriend is also a vintage car fanatic. He has a Chevy to hehe. Sometimes I wish I was living back in the 20's or 50's but then again we wouldn't be able to communicate like this ey :D

  12. I can't wait to read that book! Photos look amazing!


  13. I just finished The Fault in our Stars as well - I've never cried this much over a book!

  14. Love the vintage style of your photos ... and those black sunnies!

    Lavish Introvert

  15. I wanna cry haha I love this landscape it's amazing especially the sunsets.. with the palm trees!

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  16. The pics look great , they let me dream of summer and travelling again *.*
    I have already read the book and it's very moving and emotionall, especially at the end :)



  17. I want to go to America so bad! Hope you had a nice trip :-)
    Love your blog by the way, and I your pictures are really good!
    I'm following you on Bloglovin' now xx

    What did you think about TFiOS? I read it for the first time a year ago :-)

    Have a nice day! ;-)

    - C:ndy

  18. I love classic cars and vintage signs, too..your Instagram pics even have that vintage look. I also have the yellow iPhone. :)

  19. Ooh geeze, I think I saw you at VivaPHX downtown but I never imagined that you would be here in my hometown. Whoa!
    Your snaps are lovely :)

  20. lovely pictures :) looks like a fun and relaxing trip!
    xo, cheyenne