Last Monday, my brother, Mia and I drove out to Colorado. We stayed at The Sebastian-Vail-A Timbers Resort, a hotel that I have had been wanting to go to for the past few years. We knew it would be cold, but we didn’t expect the winter wonderland we had arrived to (and left)! It had snowed for a few days before our arrival, creating a white blanket of fluffy fresh snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent most of our trip in a constant rotation of walking out in the snow and defrosting insider with hot drinks and tons of fireplaces. It’s been about a year since I had been in a full winter storm and I couldn’t have been any happier. There’s something special about in a hotel that feels like you’re at home. From the owner’s personal art collection throughout the hotel, to the frosted glass chandeliers to the books being personalized in each room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I packed lots of layers since I knew it would be in the teens and below the whole time. This Joie sweater may seem light, but it kept me so warm when we’re lounging around the hotel, walking to restaurants and doing less outdoorsy activities. I bought this sweater last year at the Nordstrom sale but I love this poncho and this one (currently 55% off).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There aren’t that many hotels in Vail that are dog-friendly, which is how we found The Sebastian-Vail. I couldn’t have been any more grateful for the love and care that Mia received during our stay. The staff was incredible. We were so fortunate to leave Mia with the front desk when we wanted to go to dinner or anywhere that we couldn’t bring her. They loved having her and we know how much the guests loved seeing her face when greeted at the front desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every view from the property was beautiful and scenic!  It felt like a real life snow globe, from the frosted trees, the fluffy snow to the smoke simmering from the chimneys. There’s something so serene about being in a mountain town. I feel like I am constantly walking around with a big grin on my face. There’s really no place like Colorado, and no place like staying at The Sebastian-Vail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for some great layering pieces for this coming winter, this J.Crew turtleneck is thin enough to use as a base layer, but thick enough to be worn by itself. I’ve had North Face fleece for a while now- using it for morning hikes in LA, a light layer for coffee runs, or a warm blanket beneath a puffy jacket.

 

This post is sponsored by The Sebastian Vail. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the brands and readers that make this blog possible. 

Photography: White Starfish by Bex White