Tusks and Tails

Style, Travel, + Lifestyle


I have been wanting to visit Seattle since I was obsessed with The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie in high school. The pacific north west always gave me that gloomy, cozy vibe from photos so when we finally booked our trip my 16 year old self was screaming inside. If you have never visited Seattle you need to add it to the top of your travel list!

We stayed at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle. The boutique hotel is in a dreamy historic building from 1901 that was given a luxurious remodel with neutral tones, and is decorated with local art! Our room was unreal. Super cozy with a king bedroom, spa like bathroom with a rain shower, big comfy living room, dinning area with a wet bar and great views of the water! Overall our room was bigger then our apartment in Philly, haha. The Alexis also has great added amenities. Bicycles you can take out for the day, complimentary umbrellas, the chroma spa, dog friendly, and they have parking.


The Alexis Hotel is in a perfect walkable location to so much! Pike Place Market, the very first Starbucks, Pioneer Square, with tons more restaurants and shops only steps away. The staff was incredible nice and helpful, they gave us great recomendations and made our stay enjoying and carefree.  We absolutely loved our stay with The Alexis Sonesta and are planning to stay there on our next visit to Seattle! 







If you know me, you know traveling is my favorite thing.  I look at it just as I would paying my bills, it's something I will always spend money on and I need it.  Over the last year traveling has been very different, but Pack Up + Go gave me a great travel experience right in my city of Philadelphia with one of my closest friends Jimmy! 

Pack Up + Go is a surprise travel agency.  First starts by you answering a short quiz on personally interests. (Examples; staycation, road trip, outdoors, plane, trains etc.) You will set a destination, a budget, and a timeframe along with favorite types of food, activities, and just the basics on how you like to personally travel.  The best part is everything is a complete surprise until your about to leave for your trip!  

The morning of our staycation I received a fun envelope with an itinerary for the weekend. To start we had check-in instructions for the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and desserts waiting in the room. Kimpton Hotels are all over the world not just Philly.  If you ever get a chance to stay in one, do it, each location is so unique and beautiful! In our itinerary we were given our plans for dinner at Parc, a charming french bistro that Jimmy has never been too. (Parc is already one of my favorite restaurants in Philly, their french onion soup is to die for!) Along with tickets to a walking food tour for the next day. We explored different food stops in the city included a Philly Cheesesteak of course and ended at the famous Reading Terminal Market. 


Overall Pack Up + Go put together a perfect weekend for us based off the questions I answered before the trip.  I would highly recommend their service. Would be perfect to surprise a significant other, girls trips or even a solo trip to explore a new city! Thank you for a wonderful weekend, check out my Instagram for a fun reel from the weekend!



 

With fall approaching I have the perfect drink to have fireside camping with friends or even indoors! The marshmallows I'm using are infused with bourbon but you can use any kind you like.  Below I'm sharing an easy fun fall drink.


Ingredients:

1.5 oz Coopers' Craft Bourbon 

1 oz Campari

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Graham Crackers

Chocolate 

Marshmallows


First I melted chocolate and crushed up a few graham crackers.  I dipped the rim of the mug into the chocolate and then immediately into the crushed graham crackers to garnish the rim.  Next I mixed to together all my liquids and poured into glass over ice.  Lastly I torched a few marshmallows until crispy on the outside and garnished the drink.  Enjoy!



Must be 21 to drink - Coopers' Craft 


I used to always decorate with photos I have taken or of me with people.  Don't get me wrong I still have photos up from travels through Europe but lately I have been loving and wanting to put art work on my walls.  I found these two prints from Desenio that I am obsessed with! 

Since moving into our apartment last fall I haven't done much with the walls in the bedroom.  I wanted to add in some modern minimal styled art pieces to pull it all together.  I gravitate towards neutral colors for everything, from clothes or decor.  I knew I wanted to stay in that color family so I searched their easy website by typing in neutrals first.  The ones I chose were Abstract Lines and Shapes and the other print is Beige Art Poster.  I decided to put them both into white frames so a sleeker look! 

You can use code TUSKSANDTAILS at this link for 25% off your purchase until September 3rd, enjoy! #deseniopartner


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.

Women have more days where they don't wash their hair than when they do. Having longer thick curly hair I have always only washed my hair 1-2 times a week.  Trust me it's a process haha, then after 2 days of clean hair I usually just wear my hair in a bun until its washed again.  A recent study showed that 71% of women cannot keep great hair days in between washes, can you relate?  I am so excited to have found the new Pantene Waterless Collection. It has helped me style my hair as if it was right after a fresh wash. Now we all can officially #BanTheBun! 



When banning my bun I start by using the Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo Spray.  It's filled with Pro-Vitamin B5 and wild mint, it's also paraben-free and sulfate-free !  The mint gives your hair a fresh start with tapioca that absorbs excess oil as you apply to your scalp and roots.  I apply it all over my scalp and rub it in with my fingers then proceed to brush through the rest of my hair.  I then move onto using the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist!  I've never used a dry conditioner before but now I'm obsessed.  The conditioner mist helps with detangling, frizzy hair and controlling fly aways.  To use, you simply spray at the ends of your hair and brush out.  This product is also paraben and sulfate free.  Plus, it's made with Pro-Vitamin B5, Omega-9, aloe and jojoba oil, leaving your hair nourished for a full 24 hours! 



Lastly, I want to talk about the Pantene Curl Affair Curl Reshaping cream. If your hair is curly that tends to frizz easily, this product is perfect for you. Trust me a little bit goes along way. This is pumped with anti-frizz hydration that works to block humidity, keeps your curls smooth all day and defines curls with no crunch. Another nice thing is you can use this product multiple days in a row between washing! I twist or scrunch it into my dry hair for a more polished look, you can even use this to apply to damp/wet hair!


Pick up the new Pantene Waterless Collection now at Walmart! 
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.

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