Hello Sunshine 

Straw Hat Here , Sunless Tanner (my holy grail product)

Florida, the place of my birth.

I crave it sometimes and when the cravings get intense I hop on a plane or as most recently hopped into my car and made my way down from Charlottesville to the Sunshine State.

I arrived to find my niece and nephews chasing each other about on the back porch with sparklers in their hands, full of excitement for the 4th of July. The lake that sits in my parents backyard is a great host in the evening where the sunsets are so beautiful and can be watched easily with a glass of Rose’ in hand; feeling the warmth of the sun on your face as it fades away into the night.

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 The next day the little ones and I made our way down to the pool, where laughter ensues and games of marco/polo, who can dive the deepest, swim like a mermaid, dive for treasures were played endlessly and I relish in all of it. Being their Aunt is one of my greatest joys. I so envy their energy that never seems to run out. My niece has quite the imagination, always thinking of ways to be creative to play in her days of summer and reminding me to bend down and see things from her perspective. She said, “Tiff, you gotta see this view!”

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My Family and I always come here after a day at the beach. They have the best Seafood! We always get the Fried Shrimp, fries and coleslaw.

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I spent a week with my mother, my sisters and their children and it was just what I needed to recharge, feel connected and it helped center me for all the right reasons.

“Family is a gift that lasts forever.”

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Tomorrow is Friday, I am so ready! As always Thank you so much for stopping by.

XOXO

Tiffany

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Hong Kong 

 

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 Junk Boats, their so beautiful

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Hong Kong….I remember when I was younger and my mother would tease me and say, “where do you think your going Hong Kong?” Well 30 years later I made the journey here and it was an experience I won’t forget.

 I boarded my United Airlines flight to make the 15 hour journey from Washington D.C. to Hong Kong. The first leg of my Southeast Asian Tour. (More to come  on the rest of the trip that included, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay in Vietnam). Its been almost 2 years since I’ve been here but every memory made in this beautiful place is easy to pluck from my memory bank.

One thing I noticed when I landed was how clean the airport was, I did not expect that at all. I purchased a metro pass and hopped on the train and headed into the city where vertical escalators awaited and where people took the motto, ” work hard play hard” to another level.  LKF “Lan Kwai Fong” is known for dining, drinking, and clubbing. I spent my first night in this area of Central.

When making dinner reservations I highly recommend Mama San . It was amazing, I had dinner here on my first night. You can sit at a table that overlooks the streets of HK, sip on a cocktail and let your eyes wonder over the menus that include Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, Malay, Singaporean, Thai, Cambodian and Vietnamese.  This restaurant had a vibe, mysterious, dark, candlelight everywhere, really the only way to have dinner. I loved it.

As the Chef says “the interior is a feast for the eyes, while the food is a feast for the soul”.

That could not be more true.

 I spent two days wondering the streets in HK before heading off to Vietnam. Hong Kong is beautiful, a city skyline that overlooks the harbor and will take your breath away. It felt a lot like New York City to me. Busy, people everywhere, restaurants galore. The big Buddha you see above is so magnificent, sadly there wasn’t enough time to visit but if you go it’s a must.

More to come on Asia.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

XOXO

Tiffany

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Bombshell Bikini

Outfit Details:

Bathing Suit Bottoms Here , Bathing Suit Top Here , Big White Hat  , Gold Necklace  , Gold Cuff Here , Sunglasses Here

I wanted to share this too Hot for words bathing suit that I am obsessed with. It’s very Kardashian esqe, which is what I wanted! I got a lot of feedback asking where I got it so here it is. It is surprisingly very comfy and the quality of the suit is so nice.

Sorry to keep this post short and sweet. It is my first day back in the real world….stay tuned for my upcoming post on how to Detox after a cruise.

Have a fabulous Day!

XOXO

Tiffany

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Love 2 Pieces

Outfit Details:

Lulus 2 piece set $54 , Sam Edelman White Loafers ,

Escaping the cold of Charlottesville for a three day cruise to the Bahamas with my girlfriends is just what my soul needed. The warmth felt like a nice heat blanket that was quickly followed with the breeze from the ocean, it never felt too hot. It was a nice reminder that summer is not to far off. 

I found this adorable 2 piece set on Lulus.com and immediately thought of taking it with me to explore the Bahamas. The skirt has pockets, the chambray blue color is so flattering on any skin tone. I love blue and white, it’s a classic color combo, so naturally the white loafers pulled this look together. 

Hope your having a wonderful week so far. I am currently home in Orlando, Florida at my parents house. My sisters and the children are coming over soon for an afternoon of fun! 

Xoxo

Tiffany

Ski Town Heaven, Aspen

I have grown to have a deep affection for ski vacations. You get to do a sport that gives you a workout with some incredible views, it challenges you mentally and physically and then you get to call it a day by drinking hot chocolate with a touch of naughtiness (peppermint schnapps is my choice)  and resting your muscles in a hot tub after all your hard work. Yes, this is what has attracted me to skiing.

I grew up in Florida skiing on water not skiing down a mountain for heaven sakes. But I was determined to figure it out and year after year I saw improvement and the desire to up my skills. After a decade now of skiing in some pretty awesome locations, (vail, park city, utah, heavenly in tahoe) to name a few I feel like I now have a good knowledge base of what constitutes a good ski vacation.

And then there is Aspen, Colorado. I was always curious about the hype that surrounded this beautiful ski town. A town the stars of Hollywood like to frequent and I now know why. The runs are well groomed, the ski town itself is lined beautifully with shops like Gucci and Tiffany’s and some of the best food around.

Here is a look back at some of the stops I made while visiting.

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J Bar Hotel Jerome

Fun Fact about J Bar; Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson frequent here when they are in town.


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Mad for Plaid

  

Location: Skyline Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Outfit Details:

Top: Ann Taylor Loft , Legging/Pant: Ann Taylor Loft , Vest (Ann Taylor Last season) Similar Here: Ann Taylor Loft Vest

 Can we just start  by saying how beautiful this place is. The charming city of Charlottesville, Virginia has somehow managed to win over this city girl. I get to call this place home and coming from a girl who moved here from Manhattan that is saying a lot.  The mountains that seem to go on forever in the distance; paint the perfect setting for taking in the view of all the fall foliage which is exactly what we did last Sunday. Obviously it’s starting to get cold here; you can tell by the wind blowing my hair everywhere. But the sun was out, it was beautiful and there can be no complaints when this is your view.

Let’s talk about this outfit shall we. I’m a sucker for burgundy. I love it with a touch of pink, I love it with a black top, a cream white top. Those color combos can do wrong in my book. But I wore this plaid top recently and then decided to wear it with these pants and it paired perfectly. I threw on this faux fur vest for a little warmth and lets face it a little glamour and it has pockets so I love that. I could see this outfit being worn on many different occasions, easy to dress it up or down. If your a mom picking out pumpkins with your kiddos or a girls night for cocktails. Throw on a pair of booties, or flats or heels and you have three different looks. Tuck in the top just a tad on top and your good to go.

Side note: If you are in Charlottesville I would love to see you tonight at the Kendra Scott Event that I will be co-hosting. From 5-8 in the Stonefield Shopping Center. We are having Champs, Treats and Shopping with a surprise. Pick a card when you walk in and find out what kind of discount you can get (15%, 20%). It’s going to be fun!

As always, Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you can’t come to the event follow along on SnapChat:@Tiffanymcgoff – you can see everything there

XOXO

Tiffany

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Preserve

Preserve

Brooklyn somehow has grown on me recently. I was a ride or die Manhattan girl (still am) but I have grown a new appreciation for this borough. Maybe because some of the best views of the City itself are seen from this side of the Hudson or the new places to have Brunch are almost as cute as my all time favorite Sara Beth’s. That Brooklyn Bridge though…. I have so many memories that I treasure that have happened on that Bridge. Running, walking, riding over that bridge in a cab with my mom a few different times at night before wondering through the city. The Bridges in New York are so grand. I literally get excited as I am crossing over them into city that never sleeps. They are just breathtaking. I’m constantly preserving things like this in my memory bank to revisit my beloved city when I am not there.

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Brunch in Brooklyn

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Preserve…….that’s exactly what I did as I said goodnight to this City that stole my heart the day I visited here when I was 13 years old.

Eventually that dream of my 13 year old self came true at 25 years old and I eventually Lived here, Loved here, Worked here, and Found myself here.

“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” Carrie Bradshaw

XOXO

Tiffany

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Fall Wedding in Brooklyn

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Evan and Cheryl McGoff

A Love that will go far beyond this lifetime. #truelove

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Bride wore a Dress by: Nicole Miller

Stunning

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Outfit Details:

Dress Exact Dress HereSimilar Here , LOVE this one , Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps , Earrings , Bracelet

 Just married in…BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. It was the kind of wedding that made you believe in Love. Two people that knew for certain that this was their person. Twinkling lights sparkled over the guests as they toasted with champagne to the New Mr. and Mrs. McGoff. My dear friends are very much in Love and finally made it official. With their touches of a new age Wedding and somehow tradition sneaking in now and again as it does. It went off beautifully. Food was delicious, the drinks were flowing and the music seemed as if it would never stop with a good time.

The dress I wore was one of my favorite dresses. Again, you know what label I’m going to say….KEEPSAKE. Yup, keepsake again. The material of this dress feels rich, with it’s satin, polyester texture and it’s Fit and Flare silhouette, and pockets. Gotta love pockets. The scallop trim on top with it’s peek-a-boo opening in the middle was what drew my attention to this dress. Can we talk about this color scheme. Pale, blush pink with hints of all my favorite colors of Fall, hunter green, maroon. I just love it.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your having a great week!

xoxo

Tiffany

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Roaming the Middle East

I’m taking you back to the Middle East between Jerusalem and Petra, Jordan.

When you find yourself walking on the streets where Jesus himself once was and you happen to capture a moment in the midst of the perfect lighting……….

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Literally the best Hummus you will ever eat in your life can be found in Jerusalem.

We spent a day touring around Jerusalem and then headed off to Petra, Jordan. On a guided tour, which I highly recommend. You get to relax and let the magic surrounding you take full effect so you can commit it to memory more quickly.

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Jerash, Jordan

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Here is a bit of History on this Ancient City:

Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Ancient Greek inscriptions from the city as well as literary sources from both Iamblichus and theEtymologicum Magnum support that the city was founded by Alexander the Great or his general Perdiccas, who settled aged Macedonian soldiers there (γῆρας – gēras means “old age” in Ancient Greek). This took place during the spring of 331 BC, when Alexander left Egypt, crossed Syria and then went to Mesopotamia. It is sometimes misleadingly referred to as the “Pompeii of the Middle East or Asia”, referring to its size, extent of excavation and level of preservation (though Jerash was never buried by a volcano). Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East. It was a city of theDecapolis.

Recent excavations show that Jerash was already inhabited during the Bronze Age (3200 BC – 1200 BC). After the Roman conquest in 63 BC, Jerash and the land surrounding it were annexed by the Roman province of Syria, and later joined the Decapolis cities. In AD 90, Jerash was absorbed into the Roman province of Arabia, which included the city of Philadelphia (modern day Amman). The Romans ensured security and peace in this area, which enabled its people to devote their efforts and time to economic development and encouraged civic building activity.

In the second half of the 1st century AD, the city of Jerash achieved great prosperity. In AD 106, the Emperor Trajan constructed roads throughout the province, and more trade came to Jerash. The EmperorHadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. The triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit. A remarkable Latin inscription records a religious dedication set up by members of the imperial mounted bodyguard wintering there.

The city finally reached a size of about 800,000 square meters within its walls. The Persian invasion in AD 614 caused the rapid decline of Jerash. However, the city continued to flourish during the Umayyad Period, as shown by recent excavations. In AD 749, a major earthquake destroyed much of Jerash and its surroundings. During the period of the Crusades, some of the monuments were converted to fortresses, including the Temple of Artemis. Small settlements continued in Jerash during the Ayyubid, Mamluk Sultanate, and Ottoman periods. Excavation and restoration of Jerash has been almost continuous since the 1920s.

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Welcome to Petra

also known in the Indiana Jones Movie, as the Lost City

entering in the lost city Not the best look because we were overheated and walking a ton but this place was worth  it.

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The site remained unknown to the western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.Petra was named amongst the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007 and was also chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die”.

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Our Tour Guide had us look down before we turned the corner to see the magnificent work of art, literally carved out of sand into the mountain. Fun fact: They built from the top down as opposed to the ground up. Camels greet you as you enter into this amazing secluded area. Tourists all about snapping photos, donkey’s are chauffeuring people around, me bursting out saying, “isn’t that animal abuse”. My Italian friend saying to me, that is so American of you to say. The sun beating down on you as you walk everywhere but it’s worth it. Your literally in the middle of no where, and just in complete amazement that a group of people worked this hard and knew that one day the world would witness and have you remember who lived, worked and loved here.

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When we finished with Petra we headed back to Jerusalem and woke up for a sunrise tour of Masada Read here for the full description  , which over looks the Dead Sea. It was a great way to end the trip. Israel is absolutely amazing in every way. To think I only read of this place in the Bible as a little girl and thought it was so far away and to see it with my own eyes is truly an experience I’ll never forget.

 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all are having a wonderful week!

xoxo

Tiffany

 

 

Georgetown

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Ann Taylor Loft Dress , Kate Spade Bag , Kendra Scott Necklace , Steve Madden Sandals

I recently spent the weekend in Georgetown, if you follow me on snapchat @tiffanymcgoff, then you know how much fun I was having in this beautiful place. It’s so easy for me to get here from Charlottesville with it being only a 2 hour drive.  The streets are lined with an array of pastel colored shops and brick and my favorite coffee house  Dean & Deluca. If you were a fan of the show Felicity then you know why it became a special place to me and so many.  My heart always skips a beat when I’m walking over this bridge. It connects Arlington and Georgetown over the Potomac River and when you see the University to your left, a little reminiscent of Harry Potter, No? It ‘s just breathtaking. Once we crossed the bridge and the sidewalks turn to cobblestone, lined with tourists,  hunger started to set in so we decided to have lunch at one of my must have places.

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My friend and I headed over to Luke’s Lobster for a lunch that will make your mouth water and have you on the next flight to DC! I first found out about Luke’s when I lived in NYC. I used to pick it up and carry it over to central park to eat. But today we would have it in this cute little store in Georgetown. We ordered the Noah’s Ark menu special, Lobster, Shrimp and Crab Rolls with 2 lobster claws and washed it down with an Iced Cold Beer. Are you hungry yet? What a great way to spend a Saturday during the Summer! After that we needed a little caffeine and Dean & Deluca’s was the next stop.

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Tiffany