Mini DeLites: Sedona, AZ

by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ mid-air! eek! ( sunglasses | shirt ) }

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ his mimosa & her champagne }

WOW! Sedona, Arizona is BEAUTIFUL!

If you guys are ever looking for a romantic, zen-like space…hop on over to Sedona & prepare to feel kinda…uhhh, well, stoned.

But really, the atmosphere is just GORGEOUS!

Michael & I spent Valentine’s weekend with another couple at L’Auberge de Sedona ( FOR THE RECORD THEY HAVE AN OUTSIDE SHOWER!!! AHHHH!! CAN I PLEASE INSTALL AN OUTSIDE SHOWER IN MY HOUSE? LIKE ASAP. THANKS! ). We arrived, immediately dropped our bags & went to this little hole in the wall wine bar that had the most delicious cheese & meat plate.

The next morning we woke up & took a little hike through the property. The creek is so peaceful & you can literally eat your meal right on the creek in front of a big fireplace #creeklife.

Later in the day I worked a little ( don’t kill me but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shoot some blog photos at the insane Red Rocks ). If you guys ever go to Sedona YOU HAVE TO HIKE RED ROCKS. It’s a beautiful hike that overlooks Sedona with the most amazing plants/views. Afterwards all four of us went to this tiny Mexican restaurant, Elote Cafe that didn’t take reservations. We waited for an hour & a half but it was SO worth it. Their tamales, guac, & spicy salsa were on point.

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ creekside ( jeans | shirt | chuckstrucker hat }

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ a V-Day bath }

The next day ( are you bored yet?! I hope not!! ) was Valentine’s Day. We got massages & THEN one of my favorite parts of the trip: I got to play with all organic essential oils!!

I was in heavennnnnnn. In Sedona they’re all about positive energy & oils. So fun right?

( By the way, at this point I haven’t washed my hair in a week & it’s totally time to shave my legs but who the hell cares because I’m feeling so zen right now!! ).

Anyway, after I picked out my oils ( << will do a post ), we grabbed mimosas, took a nap ( aka Michael took a nap & I worked…HA ), & then went to a creekside dinner.

On Sunday we rode ATV’s throughout the dessert ( at this point my hair is borderline lice-filled & there was maybe a rat living in it but who cares because I’m chilling ). Riding ATV’s throughout the dessert was supppppper fun but a little scary. Let’s put it this way: Michael likes to drive fast ( AKA CRUELLA ) while I’m screaming & taking bumpy videos. So basically our future kids will have a bunch of screaming, bumpy-ass videos.

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ my friend, Elena’s cutie shoes }

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ Enchantment resort }

That night we headed to Enchantment for a dinner filled with skinny margaritas, spaghetti, & Brussels sprouts salad. We ended up at a total random dive bar & true story: I sang Nancy Sinatra’s ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking.’

TMI?

Heyyyyyyy sometimes ya gotta let loose!

Our last day was spent in a helicopter ( BEAUTIFUL but NERVE racking! ) where we saw Sedona from up high.

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ energy stones }

Other highlights: I bought some energy stones ( this may sound weird but when you’re in Sedona you just feel positive vibes ). We also found a little hole in the wall store that wait for it…let’s you make your dressings. We picked up some fig oil, blueberry oil, & lemon truffle oil for salad dressings.

SO YES I WAS IN HEAVEN.

Ok this was a longgggg post but I feel like it’d be fun to give you guys a peek inside our weekend.

WHAT DID YOU DO ON V-DAY? ANYTHING FUN?! SHARE!!

– Lauryn

P.S. I think (??) I’ll wash my hair tomorrow? We’ll see? One can hope.

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ his & hers }

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ AZ life }

The Skinny Confidential in Sedona, Arizona.

{ sunset walks }

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  1. AvatarCarla

    Haha, my husband always jokes: “May be tomorrow or one day you will wash your hair again”….Personally I think Valentines Schmalentines (then again it’s not big in Swissie anyway) but your long weekend sounds fab!

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  2. AvatarBrittany

    So jealous! Sedona is too beautiful for words. I can’t wait to go back someday and now I have some places to go try. Thanks!!

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    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      YAY!!! I love my sunglasses, I literally don’t take them off. And I never have to wear makeup with them! xx.

    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      Ahhh! My BF went to school there : ). I have never tried their wines so I’ll def check it out next time I’m there. Thanks for the rec! x

  3. AvatarStefana

    Sounds like a much deserved weekend away! I worked V-day in the a.m. and while I was away my bf took my keys, and said, “See ya when you get home.” After a long day of waiting tables (BOOOOO) I knock on my door (no keys) and find my bf cooking me dinner, chicken with brussel sprouts! I go into my room to take a shower and there on my bed were all of my faves: coco-roons, Lärabars, KIND Bars, Sprinkles Cupcakes, aaaaand a Lululemon bag with a CUTE new tank for yoga!! I screamed with joy! The rest of the night, I didn’t lift a finger and had a nice glass of Malbec in hand. Best V-day ever.

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  4. AvatarLaura Rush

    So excited you posted this! I’m heading to L’Auberge weekend after next for a girls weekend. Glad you liked Elote Cafe – we’ve been eyeing that one. And a Red Rocks hike is on our must-do list

    Do you remember the name of the dive bar? Sounds like the kind of place that is right up our alley!

    I can’t wait!!! Thank you for posting!

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  5. AvatarAndrea

    Great post, I’d like to check out Sedona on my next weekend getaway. My boyfriend and I went to San Clemente for the weekend, we stayed at a beach house I grilled veggies, crab legs and a steak on Valentines. I even tried to whip up your easy store cake but I don’t think I got the right cake. It wasn’t as delicious as yours looked! Anywhoo on Valentines night at sunset he proposed! 😀 it was the best weekend, <3

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  6. Avatarkerri

    ah i love sedona! it’s so gorg there and you def saw lots of great stuff. i love the energy stones too! need to get back out to AZ stat. maybe minus the helicopter as this girl is even nervous to fly!

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  7. AvatarMadison

    oh my gosh you were in my state haha! you should come up to Scottsdale next time, you would loooove it 😉 Sedona is such a beautiful serene place, my favorite place to go and find my zen lol
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  8. AvatarMark Contorno

    Sedona is beautiful! We have a friend going there next week. (March 1st 2015) I’d love to suggest the airplane or helicopter tour you have pictured. Was it expensive? Do you have a website url that I can send them?

    Thanks for the pictures!
    Mark

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  9. AvatarMegan K.

    I’m so happy you had such a good time! Being an Arizona native and from the amazing wonders of the northern part of this state, I know exactly all that you are describing! Many think Arizona is all desert… so not true! Being home to the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest and full of creeks and streams. I love my hometown of Flagstaff and my new town of Sedona (parents are moving there this May!). Thanks for sharing all that you discovered! I can’t wait to go and find these places as well (especially making your own dressings!).

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  10. AvatarAna

    Awesome! I am always looking for new different places to spend a romantic weekend with my boyfriend.. Got to check out Sedona! Thanks babe <3

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  11. AvatarHolly

    Next time you’re in Sedona you HAVE to try Indian Gardens Market… I DREAM about their Happy Hipster kale salad and you can eat on the cutest garden patio!

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