Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Happy Memorial Weekend, all! I hope you've had a terrific week and are ready for the 3-day holiday weekend. I definitely am! I plan to hang by the pool with family and friends, do some grilling, and enjoy a cocktail or two.

Before you get your Memorial Day party started, take a look at some of these insanely good sales happening this weekend that I was able to round up for you - including some discount codes noted below. Get some great pieces for summer vacay and an early start on your shopping for Father's Day!

And don't forget to visit Nordstrom online to shop their Half Yearly Sale right now. Just click HERE to shop the sale with up to 40% off select items.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend, everyone! - Jill xoxo

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALE FAVORITES

Abercrombie - 40% off EVERYTHING

Express - Everything up to 50% off

Macy*s - Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale with code MEMDAY

Shopbop - New markdowns up to 40% off plus free shipping

Saks Fifth Avenue - Up to 40% off

J.Crew - 40% off everything with code GETAWAY

H&M - Up to 60% off

West Elm - Up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE

Pottery Barn - Up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE

Target - Up to 30% off Home and Patio

Bloomingdale's - Up to 50% off select items

 

Why Miami Is Still the Ultimate Spring Break & Summer Destination

What makes a great summer destination? Gorgeous beaches, affordable accommodation options, fabulous food, even more, fabulous nightlife, parties everywhere, lots of entertainment, and beautiful, friendly people. While Orlando recently topped a list put together by Kayak.com of popular spring break destinations, likely due to its many amusement parks like Disney World, spring breakers and summer vacationers who head there are actually missing out, as it’s Miami, which landed at No.4, that offers all the ingredients for the ultimate spring break retreat recipe.

Those with Miami real estate are especially fortunate as they can enjoy the delights of the southern Florida city all year long. In fact, more than a few spring break visitors and summer vacationers find themselves searching through properties in hopes of making that a reality. Why? Keep reading.

THE WEATHER!

Miami’s climate is fantastic all year-round, but around spring break it’s absolutely ideal. This is the best time of year to be in Miami, with the sun-kissed beaches and the city enjoying high temperatures that average in the 80s. Whether you’re visiting in the spring or summer, Miami is the ultimate getaway destination with great, warm weather.

THE PARTY SCENE!

The steamy climate helps to create an unbelievable party scene that goes on 24/7, in wild, world-renowned nightclubs, on the beaches, and around the swimming pools with lots of DJ-led pool parties. Hotels like the Delano South Beach Hotel are one of the coolest around, with the party starting out in the packed Rose Bar before continuing to the pool, and underground to the Florida Room nightclub, renowned for its see-and-be-seen experience.

No matter what time of year you’re in Miami, celebrity spotting is a popular pursuit at places like LIV, where everyone from P-Diddy and Justin Bieber to the Jonas brothers and Eva Longoria makes appearances.

THE BEACHES

Of course, one of the primary reasons so many people love Miami is the beautiful, laid-back beaches. While they’re great for simply soaking up the ever-present sunshine, they also offer a host of activities on the sand and in the water. Everything from swimming, snorkeling, and diving to sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, and jet-skiing are popular here. Plus, with many dolphins in this area, this is a great place for booking a guided tour where you can paddle up to and swim alongside these magnificent creatures.

In addition to the long list of relaxation and recreational pursuits, people watching is a popular pastime here, especially on South Beach. Between Ocean Drive and the sands of South Beach, is a mecca of more than 70 acres of space where you can toss a blanket down and observe all sorts of wackiness, and often, exotic models posing for the camera. Golden Beach, Crandon Park Beach and North Shore Park Beach are good spots too. Bring your sunglasses, lather on the sunscreen and check out all the attractive people and interesting characters that pass by.

THE FOOD!

All those activities are going to require some fuel, and fortunately, this city has a thriving food scene. There are lots of trendy food trucks for cheaply and deliciously feeding your appetite, along with gastropubs that combine beer and gourmet fare, fine dining and just about everything in between.

These are just a few of the reasons why Miami is still the ultimate Spring Break and summer destination. But, seriously, what more could you need.

Miami looks forward to seeing you soon!

 

Celebrating National Pretzel Day at The Office Delray Beach

 The Office Delray Beach, Florida

The Office Delray Beach, Florida

I was lucky enough to receive an invite from one of my favorite places to join some fellow bloggers for a complimentary sneak peek of their one-day specialty menu to celebrate National Pretzel Day at The Office Delray Beach on Thursday, April 26.

This curated menu features three specialty pretzel items, and, of course, their unbelievably awesome Colossal Pretzel with bacon honey butter, cheese sauce from their regular menu available everyday at The Office.

Cocktails were followed by several Colossal Pretzels and the first curated appetizer, a Pretzel Board Bites flight. The flight features three pretzel bite variations and sauces to compliment each: salted pretzel served with a warm manchego cheese sauce, a smoked rosemary salted pretzel with short rib gravy, and a churro pretzel with Abuelita chocolate sauce.

For the main event, a Pretzel Cheeseburger served with The Office’s too-good-to-be-true french fries were served. This giant cheeseburger is a prime beef patty, topped with house-made sauerkraut, thick cut pickles, dill tomatoes, drizzled with German Mustard, melted muenster cheese sauce, all between a warm pretzel bread bun. 

And finally the best part, dessert, a Pretzel Cupcake was beautifully presented for each of us to enjoy. This warm chocolate fudge cupcake is topped with brown butter frosting, crushed chocolate covered pretzels, and drizzled with warm salted butterscotch. I dare you not to love it! 

Be sure this Thursday, April 26, to join The Office Delray Beach to Celebrate National Pretzel Day, and enjoy any of these bites from their one day only specialty menu. Their regular daily menu full of anytime favorates is also available as well. Have a terrific and happy National Pretzel Day! - Jill xoxo