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I stumbled across this glamorous country home over the weekend and couldn’t help but share for a little Monday inspiration.  Living in the country on a large plot of land with animals is something that is constantly tugging at my heart, this gorgeous family and their country-chic home and lifestyle has me packing my bags and heading to the English countryside for good.

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Glitter Guide Shoot at Hotel Zetta

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photos :: Dustin Benesch // skirts :: Bel & Beau

A few months ago, I stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Zetta for A Girl About Town Feature on the Glitter Guide and thought I’d share a few pictures from the shoot.  The hotel was a quiet oasis in the center of the city, and the hubby and I enjoyed our quick little weekend getaway.  I usually like to have the little man in photos with me (so I’m not the center of attention) and felt a little silly at times as we snapped shots around the hotel, but it was fun pretending to play model for the day.


#ElegantErrands with Bel & Beau Skirts & Lilla P


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photography: by amy lynn photography 

Bel wears: Lila P. cashmere cardigan c/o, Bel & Beau Black Tulle Skirt (coming March), Ivanka Trump suede booties c/o

Beau wears: Carmel Baby & Child c/o Fawn Shoppe, Gap striped shirt, Zara jeans, Freshly Picked Moccasins c/o

We didn’t give Holden any sugar for a long time (we would say that candy was yucky and he just agreed with us), but now that he’s a little older we allow him to indulge in something sweet every once and a while.  Mr. B has a slight addiction to chocolate (I literally can not keep ice cream in the house for longer than a day) and the first time Holden ever had chocolate ice cream, we knew by his reaction that the chocolate-loving gene had been passed down to him :)

I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth, but there are times that I just can’t help treating us to an afternoon at an ice cream parlor or cupcake shop, especially after the little man fell and cracked his forehead open (you can still see the glue on his forehead in these pictures). San Francisco is littered with quaint cupcake shops and bakeries, but I was hard pressed to find any near our new house until Holden and I stumbled upon Heavenly Cupcake in downtown San Diego.  With rows and rows of decadent cupcakes in every flavor imaginable, this was the perfect spot to introduce Holden to the world of cupcakes, and if you can’t tell by the pictures, he was pretty happy with the experience.  I bought one to share between the two of us and somehow I barely got a taste.

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This post is part of my #ElegantErrands series with Lady and Prince.  To find out more about #ElegantErrands and how you can get involved, read more in this post.


NYC in Pictures

 

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We went to New York at the beginning of this year and we had the best time just wandering and exploring the city together. It was the longest flight we had taken with Holden and he did amazingly.  He slept the entire way on the red eye to NYC and then for half of the flight on the way back home, and when he was awake he was perfectly content to color and read in his seat. We had been slightly nervous about the five hour flight and how he would feel being in a foreign place for a longer period of time, but we all had so much fun that we started planning our next trip as soon as we returned home.

We didn’t make any real plans for our stay beforehand and I loved our ability to go somewhere on a whim or last minute recommendation.  There was so much to see in New York and I felt like we were barely able to scratch the surface regardless of nonstop exploring for several days on end and I foresee many more trips to this magical city in the future.