Turks & Caicos for our Anniversary Trip

We wanted to go somewhere really special for our second wedding anniversary and I love where we went!! After MUCH research, we decided to go to Turks & Caicos for a long weekend, last weekend, and it was gorgeous! The water is just unbelievable and the weather was great.

Here are some pictures in a little video I made on the plane ride back.
Song in the background is from our First Dance at our wedding, God Gave Me You by Dave Barnes.

We took a direct flight from Atlanta to Providenciales on Delta and stayed at the West Bay Club, about a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport. We went to other hotels for dinners two of the nights - Parallel23 at The Palms and Infiniti at Grace Bay Club which were both delicious. 

We spent most of our time soaking up the sun on the beach and we also went snorkeling our last morning there. We had a great time and would love to go back someday! We loved how easy it was to get to from Atlanta.

And here are some more pictures...

Flying into Providenciales (Caicos Islands)
Enjoying our welcome drinks and fruit on our back porch

Ready to hit the beach!
Gorgeous sunset our first night
Day 2

Dinner at The Palms hotel
Day 3 - We woke up and went for a 3 mile walk on the beach

Sunset at dinner at Grace Bay Club, the "sister hotel" of where we stayed
We split a yummy steak for two and they surprised us with a lava cake for dessert for our anniversary
Day 4 - Our last day, we did not want to leave!

Until next time :)

Okay work, it's been fun this week and all, but I'm ready to go back to Turks! We are already wanting to plan our 3rd anniversary trip - any suggestions?? 

xox, A


My First Pure Barre Platform Class

So last night I tried my first Pure Barre Platform class at Pure Barre - Buckhead... 
and I think I almost died.

Honestly though I enjoyed it more than I thought and, more than anything I was really proud of myself for making it the whole class. I knew to pace myself, which I definitely did, but I was glad I tried it. I really want to plan to try to go to 1 or 2 platform classes a week now.

Valerie was my teacher, and she's fantastic! It also helped that 80% of our class were also first-timers like me so I felt more comfortable knowing that. Before class, Valerie told me how different Platform is from regular Pure Barre classes, everything in Platform is meant to be big, huge movements instead of small, concentrated moves. 

Have any of you tried PB's Platform class? What did you think? 

If you haven't tried it yet, I'd encourage you to try it! Here's a little video to give you a little preview. 

Next weekend the Pure Barre - Westside location is doing something neat called 
Tuck, Torq and Tacos. The first half will be Pure Barre, then we'll do spinning at Torq then grab some yummy tacos and margaritas at Bartaco. Learn more here

Enjoy this beautiful spring weather this weekend! 
xx, A