• The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel: RAYA

    September 10, 2019

    RAYA, one of six eateries at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, offers a locally-sourced restaurant menu influenced by Pan-Latin cuisine. The ambiance makes it impossible to not fall in love with this AAA Five-Diamond Resort: the sound of the ocean’s waves, the salt-scented breeze and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the 150-foot seaside bluff.…

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  • The Phoenician: A Culinary Experience

    August 30, 2019

    Quality is what I found consistent among the eateries at The Phoenician: A Luxury Resort. From the crafted cocktails at The Phoenician Tavern to the 8oz filet at Jean-Georges Vongerichten concept, I was never disappointed with the food at the AAA Five-Diamond resort! Below, I listed my top recommendations and provided additional insight on each…

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  • The Phoenician Spa

    July 30, 2019

    When you overlook the view from the The Phoenician: A Luxury Collection Resort, you’re granted a beautiful scene of greenery, pools, mountains and in the center– The Phoenician Spa. The Phoenician Spa is a rejuvenation sanctuary where you rise magnificently and emerge anew. Over a year ago, the three-story spa opened as part of the…

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  • 20 Lessons from my 20s

    July 24, 2019

    I remember exactly how I felt when I turned 20: I felt free, bold and expressive. I was eager to explore the world beyond what I had seen. I knew it would be a time where I would learn and develop the most as a person because of the transition from college to career. One…

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  • Five Reasons Why I Love to #FlyTucson

    July 15, 2019

    In case you missed the Five Reasons Why I Love to #FlyTucson on my stories, I wanted to take a moment to share those talking points on the blog. For the latest updates on Happily Pink, make sure you’re following me on Instagram! 1. No Hassle! It is a seamless experience to get to the…

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  • Summer Checklist Featuring V8+HYDRATE

    June 25, 2019

    We’re officially in the first week of summer! Since I live in Tucson, our “summer” temperatures started a bit sooner so I was able to create a pool checklist. Anytime I go to the pool in the 100+ degree weather, it’s usually a process. I need to make sure I’m properly equipped with all of…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain: The Masters of the Craft

    June 13, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain presented their chefs with the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and creativity through the Masters of the Craft, a Marriott-based volunteer competition. Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and newly-appointed Executive Chef Emily Dillport invited me to participate as one of three judges for the event! As you can imagine, I…

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  • First Time on the Road to Hana

    May 30, 2019

    When you hear Maui, one of the first things that comes to mind is the picturesque Hana Highway featuring 620 turns and 59 bridges through the tropical rainforest. I can hardly believe Alex and I almost didn’t do the drive– the Road to Hana far exceeded our expectations! Alex and I both get car sick…

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  • How I Cope With Mental Health

    May 21, 2019

    Last October I opened up about my mental health struggles. During that time I did not have an answer or an optimistic solution. I’ve always been the type of person who could quickly overcome any obstacle or dilemma, but I had reached a breaking point. The severity of my depression and anxiety began around March…

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