Last month I had to travel to Salt Lake City for work, and since I couldn’t leave Marcus for 3 whole days, I took him and Justin with me. Once work was complete we zipped up to Park City for the weekend. I had never been there before, but it is beautiful! And just an easy 40-minute, traffic-free drive from SLC too, which is quite different from the Denver to ski resort commute here in Colorado. Mid-October is considered off-season, so we scored an amazing deal at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria resort. (P.S. We’ve been making all our recent hotel reservations through our American Express credit card. If you have one, it’s totally the way to go: room upgrades, early check-in/late check-out, breakfast included, resort credit… We’ve had a great experience using their reservation system.) Our 1-bedroom suite was awesome – Marcus enjoyed the two fireplaces, and Justin and I enjoyed the comfy bed and 2 bathrooms! Having a full kitchen was super helpful for preparing and cleaning baby bottles and meals too. For adult meals, the hotel restaurant serves a yummy breakfast and the staff couldn’t be nicer.
Marcus and I were both under the weather with runny noses, so we just relaxed at the hotel, poked around Main Street, and drove up to Guardsman’s Pass to take in the stunning fall colors. I think we missed the peak of changing leaves by a week or so, but there still were some gorgeous yellow and orange aspen groves to marvel at.
Of course I wanted a family photo with the trees but the best ones were either right next to the highway or down a steep ledge, neither of which I was willing to risk with the little guy. Instead we found a leaf-less but safe stand of trees and snapped this hilarious pic – look at Marcus’ horrified face! Only 7 months in and already embarrassing my child, haha.
I picked up my gloriously fluffy sweater while visiting Munich in September. I have been loving Lavender lately, especially when paired with navy. In fact I wore that color combination again the next day while grabbing lunch in downtown Park City. Justin and Marcus were kind enough to coordinate with me both days (hahaha, obviously I do all the packing!).
I bought the dumorite mala over the summer with a Nordstrom gift card I had sitting around. Being half-Indian I especially appreciate that these have become trendy, and while this one is spendy, it is beautifully constructed and doubles as a fun thing for Marcus to grab and look at while on my lap. I have been lusting after the garnet one as well…
Thanks to my upcoming job change, I won’t be traveling to Utah again any time soon. But after this trip and past ones to Moab, Zion, and Bryce Canyon, I definitely consider it one of the most beautiful states!