bon voyage.

I’m off on my last adventure of the summer!  Tonight, I’ll be jumping on a redeye to NYC and on Thursday, I’ll be joining up with two of my bffs in Miami.  It’s going to be a crazy week to say the least.

I’m making it my goal to keep the blog updated while I’m away, but if I start slacking, you can follow me on Twitter (@jennyinjacquard) for more frequent and random updates.  Ciao friends!

take a bath.

Stressful week?  Sounds like an understatement.  The general consensus is that school/work/taxes are sucking the life out of everyone, but I found a pretty decent (non-alcoholic) remedy: take a bath!

My friend Emily and I visited fabulously fragant-filled store at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas called Lush.  By now, you know that I love anything colorful and here, I felt like a kid in a candy store … except this kid is a hygiene enthusiast and the candy store is full of bath salts.

The store was stacked with salts and soaps with kitschy names, image-invoking descriptions, and invigorating aromas.  And while we didn’t go home with any bath-time paraphernalia, it was an experience in and of itself just taking in all the colors and scents.

Hopefully, you find some time in the week to relax, take a breather, and enjoy life, if even for just a moment.  If doing it for yourself isn’t enough, do it for me so that I can live vicariously through you.

brunch + beach.

Burrito @ Orange Inn in Laguna Beach

To kick off Spring Break 2011, the beau and I took a mini-roadtrip up the west coast, heading first to Laguna Beach for brunch. The Orange Inn Burrito was delish, but then again, I’m a sucker for anything containing avocado.

I’ll admit that I watched the synonymous MTV “reality” television show back in the day.  But I actually love Laguna for its laid back, village-y ambience.  People brought their dogs everywhere, surfers floated patiently in the water for the next decent wave, and everyone in general was friendly and carefree.

Wish we could have spent more time there, but a few hours taking in the sights and weather was enough to feel relaxed for days.

Hope you’re enjoying your spring break!  And if you don’t have one to enjoy, feel free to soak up the pics, even if its just for a moment in your hectic day.