The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Hello friends! I know its been awhile since I posted but I have been so busy with school and life. I just finished up my first semester of senior year:( Wow, that went by fast. I can’t believe I only have one more semester until I’m done with undergrad. I know I need to catch up with my posts so today I wanted to share some of my favourite traditions for this time of year!

Every year near Thanksgiving time, a casino near me has a display of life size gingerbread houses, They are 100% edible and take the entire years worth of preparation. The village consists of more than 700 pounds of gingerbread dough, 2,045 pounds of icing and more than 750 pounds of candy. That’s a lot of icing!

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Where Dreams Come True: Part 2

I’m going to pick up where I left off on my Disney vacation with the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios!

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Magic Kingdom

The most magical place on earth! There are so many rides and attractions to see here, you might need more than one day! With 6 different themed lands, there is so much to see! My favorite is Main Street U.S.A! The smells of the fresh baked goods with the friendly faces make it so home-like. What is your favorite?

Disney is filled with delicious foods and treats to try! Some of my favorites in the Magic Kingdom are the Dole Whip located at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. It’s a nice and refreshing treat on a hot day! Also, be sure to stop by Gaston’s Tavern for a warm cinnamon bun the size of your head!

My favorite rides in Magic Kingdom:

  • Space Mountain
  • The Peoplemover
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Storytime: During our visit to the Haunted Mansion’s pre-show, the cast member in the room decided to get very into his role. At the end of the pre-show when the lights go out, he moved to be in front of my sisters and I. Once the lights came back on he was standing right in front of us just staring. My sister didn’t notice at first then she turned and screamed so loud. It was so funny and had the whole room laughing! He really made our stay!

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Hollywood Studios

The behind-the-scenes of all things Hollywood! There are so many live shows, thrilling attractions and backstage tours behind all of the magic!

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My favorite rides:

Tower of Terror: This ride is so much fun! I feel like I walked right into the 1930s hotel! The bellhops make you feel like you are an actual guest at the hotel as they send you off to the twilight zone. Be sure to hold on tight, I always fall out of my seat!

The Muppets 3D Vision: Such a sweet and funny movie with some of your favorite muppets characters! Gotta love Beaker!

Rockin Rollercoaster: One of the biggest thrills Disney offers. 0-57mph in 2.8 seconds with a series of inversions, loops, and corkscrews. There are 5 different cars that all have a song to go with them, so you never know what you will get!

My favorite spot to eat in Hollywood Studios is PizzeRizzo! Featuring your favorite muppet Rizzo, there is a wide section of foods for anyone! My favorite is the pizza, It’s nothing fancy but for some reason it’s so good!

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What are your favorite tips and tricks of Walt Disney World?

Cheers xoxo

 

 

 

Off to the Races

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One of my favorite places to go in the summer is the racetrack. Every summer my friends and I take our annual trip to Saratoga, NY to watch the horse races. It’s fun to relax and spend a fun day with good friends!

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My favorite part of going to the races is dressing up of course! My dress is from Lauren James, I have it in sea foam green! It’s one of my all time favorite dresses! She makes perfect dresses for the races. My friend V on the right is wearing a Lauren James dress as well. You can find it here!

 

 

I also am wearing a sun hat that I got at target and added my own ribbon for a special touch! My shoes are from Marshalls, not sure of the brand tho! And my pearl necklace, and as Jackie Kennedy would say “pearls are always appropriate!”

We did bet a little money for fun but only 2 of us actually won something. Sadly, it was not me. My horse came in last place:(, that’s what happens when I pick the pink one lol.

We’ve been going to the races for the past 3 years, and it’s such a fun tradition. I look forward to it every summer! The Saratoga race track opened in 1863 and is open for the summer with racing 6 days a week. There is many other fun things to do in Saratoga as well. I used to come up here quite often when I was younger for ballet auditions and we would always stop at the Cold Stone and Alex and Ani store on our way home! They also have many shops and delicious restaurants. They have a Lilly store so you know thats’s always on the list!

Here are some of my favorite restaurants!

Wheatfields I always get the Pesto Radiatori, so yummy!

Chianti Ristorante I love the Capellini Alla Checca!

Brueggars You can never go wrong with a bagel!

Here’s a look at some of the past years outfit looks!

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My first year at the races, I wore this long, blue Lilly Pulitzer dress! They don’t have the exact same color but they have some that are pretty close! Love this dress! It is so versatile, you can wear it to school, grad parties, or even just running errands!

 

 

 

 

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Year two I decided to take a little different route with my dress choice. I’m wearing a black Calvin Klein dress! Finally got the memo, and bought a black sun hat to match. And of course my pearl necklace to tie the look together!

 

 

 

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Finally back with to Lilly again this year. I’m wearing a green Lilly Pulitzer shift dress! This isn’t the exact one I’m wearing but this is the same style! I love this dress, the cut is perfect! Also, can’t forget the obligatory hat and pearls to make the outfit complete!

My friend V on the left is also wearing a Lilly Pulitzer, this is the closest one I can find! And my friend Steph on the right is wearing a Lauren James dress. Here is a similar one!

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Cheers friends xoxo