Where Did (or Would) You Honeymoon?

Our wedding was an absolute dream. While I loved every second of it, paying for the majority of the costs ourselves meant keeping our honeymoon on the smaller side. And by small, I really just mean domestic. At first, I was so disappointed that I insisted on calling it a mini ‘moon--once we had a little more time and money, we’d take a proper honeymoon somewhere international.

Life, of course, has a funny way of working out just the way it should. We had such a great time in California—first exploring San Francisco, then driving the PCH, and finally sipping wine in Sonoma—that I never felt the need to plan anything else.

But with our one year anniversary coming up in a few months, I’m getting the itch again to travel somewhere big, aka international, to celebrate. I’ve spent that last few days looking for my old list of ideal honeymoon spots, only to realize that I don’t have it anymore. And so, I’m asking you: where did you go for your honeymoon? Where do you want to go/wish you would’ve gone?

Let’s discuss.

Do You Have a Vacation Scent?


In doing a little research for my trip to Kona (more on this later, promise!), I ran across this post suggesting that an easy way to transition into vacation mode is to designate a signature scent just for that. A quick spray and voilà: you’re instantly out. of. office.

While I rarely wear perfume on an every day basis, the idea intrigued me for a few reasons. One, I love any excuse to add to my collection of beauty products. Two, living—and working—in Hawaii means palm trees and tropical breezes no longer evoke the same vacation vibes they once did.

I’ve spent the better half of my day flirting with potential scents with little success: Santal 33…too popular. Bobbi Brown’s Beach…too obvious. diptyque’s Ofrésia…too saccharine. I’m highly interested in the Goop recommended Dirty Lemon (and Dirty Rose for that fact), but am hesitant to purchase perfume without smelling it in person.

So I’m here to ask: do you have a vacation scent? If so, what do your recommend?

Let’s discuss!