Last week was in spent Phoenix on a glorious sun-filled post-Christmas vacation. I visited my mom, ate as much as I possibly could (and followed that up with dessert), took three mile long walks down cactus-lined streets, visited the mall, went to bed early and took the opportunity to pause and think about what I wanted to accomplish in the new year.
I arrived at the airport in Phoenix with my laptop tucked into my American Apparel Cities tote, walked out to the curb and a Cadillac swung around and picked me up almost instantaneously.
A lot of people who have never visited Phoenix imagine that it is flat and barren but in reality, my mom’s house is surrounded by mountains. It’s beautiful.
On the road again. When I wasn’t eating, I was shopping. When I wasn’t shopping, I was eating. That’s what vacation is for!
During the long, cold and rainy winters in Portland, I spend way too much time hiding out inside. Sitting outside in short sleeves, soaking up the sun was a welcome relief.
I made time to visit Barneys and caress every single handbag they had on display.
This was my favorite spot in my mom’s back yard for idle phone chit-chat.
Phoenix has the most beautiful sunsets.
Getting my hair trimmed and styled was awesome. My hairdresser even backcombed it into a little bouffant…that promptly fell flat, as usual.
Sitting outside at restaurants (in December) is just one of the many reasons why I love Phoenix.
I’m back home now in Portland, terribly missing Phoenix (and my mom). I’m still playing catch-up with photos and a massive 2012 to-do list so I’ll have a ton of awesome visuals to share for next Friday’s Week In Pictures. Enjoy your weekend!