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Celebrating New Year in Carmel


Every new year, I can’t help but come up with resolutions and set new goals for myself. Usually, I like to write them down and look at them every once in a while to remind myself of what it is I set out to achieve. This year is no exception of course, and one of my biggest resolutions for 2017 is to remember to take more time to enjoy the simple things in life!  Sounds pretty simple, right? But in reality, because I like to keep a busy schedule, and do tend to get too absorbed in my work, I often forget to enjoy life’s little moments. And so this year, I fully intend to work on remembering to take time to smell the roses, so to speak!

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As part of this resolution, this year I’d like to visit places that I love more often. So, to welcome 2017, I partnered with Express and decided to spend and start the new year at one of my favorite places of all – Carmel by the Sea. I love going there to clear my mind and reboot whenever I need to. Something about crisp morning air, beautiful nature, and peacefulness of that place puts me at ease. We stayed at one of our favorite hotels, the Cypress Inn, which is located right in Downtown Carmel. It’s close to all the little shops and restaurants, not to mention my favorite coffee shop, making it a perfect place to wander around for hours.

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My favorite part about Carmel by the Sea is that the downtown is so close to the beautiful beach. Usually, I like to grab a nice hot cup of coffee, walk down to the ocean, find a quiet little spot, and enjoy my coffee with a gorgeous view. Those are the kind of life’s little moments that I set out to enjoy more this year.

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Since it was a bit cold when we visited, I went with this bright red Express parka which kept me cozy and warm throughout my day. When I visit Carmel, I spend most of the day out exploring the beautiful surroundings so a warm jacket like this one is a must. To keep it comfortable and cozy, I went with a black and white Express striped sweater underneath, I just love how the stripes paired with the red. I completed the look with a pair of Express distressed slim fitting jeans.

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What are some of the goals you have set for yourself this year?

Thank you Express for partnering with me on this post.

EXPRESS Down filled short puffer coat, striped mock neck shirttail hem sweater & mid rise split hem denim leggings | ALEXANDER WANG boots | CHANEL bag


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