• Los Olivos, California golden sunset elopement session with Spell Bride Kate Nelle and photographer Chard Photo. Kate Nelle is wearing the white Spell Amelia gown, and husband is in a blue Suit Supply jacket
    Life,  Love,  Travel

    Our California Elopement!

    Will made me the happiest girl on July 20th, when we exchanged vows and said I do under the Californian sun! We eloped, just the two of us, to Santa Barbara, and it was absolutely perfect. Neither one of us wanted to fuss with a wedding or deal with the stress, planning, or expenses…that come along with it! We were simply excited to join our lives together and lay the foundation for our future and for our family. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps…

  • Kate Nelle in a white bathing suit and Lack of Colour hat lounging in a yellow Adirondack chair in the outdoor courtyard of the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona on a gorgeous sunny summer day
    Travel

    The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

    The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, nestled along the banks of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, is a beautiful destination for a relaxing get-a-way. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly and accommodating staff. The overall vibe of the resort is very relaxed, modern and inviting. There is complimentary wine at happy hour, court yard lawn games, bikes to ride, an infinity edge pool, and sunsets that light up the red rocks. Our room was modern and bright, and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. It was so welcoming to receive a tray of fresh fruit, macaroons, and a bottle of  wine from the management…

  • Spring Summer Style, Half up hair do, Scarf Hair Do's, Fossil Bag, Sanctuary Desert Peasant Top, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Peach Aesthetic
    Life

    6 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

    Today I’m sharing 6 things that I’m really happy about in life lately! 1. Rising with the Sun! I’ve become a true believer in the power of mornings! I formed the habit to go to bed around 8:30/9 and wake up around 5/5:30 am to get a good work out in. Taking that time to sweat, move and do something for myself first thing, always helps me to feel more motivated, productive, happier, healthier and overall balanced for the day ahead! Plus, I love the quiet stillness and the beautiful light the mornings bring. It really is my zen time. 2. SUMMER! Yeah, I know Arizona in the summer time has the…

  • KateNelle at The Wrigley Mansion in her Gal Meets Glam Jane Dress in Cherry Blossom
    Fashion

    Gal Meets Glam

    I’m just over here channeling my inner Julia – I mean Juliette, on this balcony, waiting for my Romeo! Sometimes a girl just needs a pretty dress, for a pretty day or a pretty occassion. As soon as I slipped on this piece from Gal Meets Glam, the new dress collection by Julia Engel, I felt transformed. Every single one of her pieces is feminine, classic, and timeless – carrying a nod to the days past. There is something effortless in each dress, from the flowy fabrics to the charming silhouettes and details.     I picked the Jane Dress from her spring line. One of the reasons I chose…

  • The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game
    Life

    The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game

    In this post, I am sharing my favorite apps that will help you up your Instagram game! I use all of these apps regularly, to add style, function and ease to both my Instagram feed and stories. Some of this may be info you already know, but some of it may not! Let’s begin!     Instagram Planning:   Planoly This is an app that allows you to upload your images before posting to instagram and carefully curate how your feed will flow aesthetically. You can also add captions and hashtags in advance, and post directly from the app! It also gives you analytics that are helpful in your content…

  • Blogger Kate Nelle wearing white Teva Terra Float 2 Knit Universal Sandal from Zappos, Top Knot tied with a scarf, Black Rolls Jeans and Mink Pink Greetings from Arizona tee, #strapintospring
    Fashion

    Strap into Spring with Teva Sandals

    My love for Teva Sandals perhaps is nostalgic, as it was created in Arizona during the year I was born. In 1984, a guide on a raft at the Grand Canyon, rigged two velcro watchbands to a pair of flip flops, to make a shoe that wouldn’t float away (genius!). I remember wearing them as a little girl, and more than 30 years later, this iconic sandal is still an endless style and adventure staple. I love staying loyal to a brand that continues to respresent freedom, timelessness, and self-expression. For Spring, I’m strapped into the Terra-Float2 Knit Universal sandal. As much as I love to bring them on my travels, I…

  • Kate Nelle in spring/summer resort wear with a Rue Stiic Paradise Dress and pink San Arcidet hat in front of a floral wall at the Royal Palms Hotel in Paradise Valley, Arizona
    Fashion,  Travel

    Resort Wear Dresses for Spring

    Over the weekend we spent time at one of my favorite resorts in the valley, The Royal Palms. Will and I were hired to model for their website. They hooked us up with a beautiful casita and fabulous food and drink. The Royal Palms Hotel feels like stepping into another world. It is lush with tropical palms, flowers and plants. It was originally a private home in the 1920’s and then by the second World War, it was converted into an Inn. Today it holds 119 rooms, which creates a very intimate and private experience for all the guests. I could spend all my time leisurely strolling the property, sipping…

  • Fashion

    Keeping it Wild in Reformation

    The desert is alive right now! This is always hands down, my favorite time of year, because everything is blooming and so colorful. We spent a morning at Desert Botanical Gardens in the butterfly exhibit. We bought a year long pass last year, and honestly, it was such a great investment. DGB is seriously one of my favorite places to stroll, photograph and experience the lush beauty of the desert. I found this dress on Reformation, and I absolutely LOVE how this whole look pulled together. This “Alessa Dress” in the Janeiro print is so playful, and has just the the right amount of safari style vibes. I love the cut-out…

  • Travel

    Coal Mine Canyon

    Coal Mine Canyon has to be one of the most underrated places in Arizona. I discovered it a couple years back scrolling Instagram, and immediately knew I needed to make a trip to see it one day. To our great surprise when we arrived, this place was completely desolate. We had the whole ENTIRE canyon to ourselves for the afternoon and evening. The desert landscape here is extra-terrestrial; planetary. There was a heavy silence that was almost overwhelming. It made this place eerily beautiful. From the canyon walls shaped like bone, to the jaw-dropping heights that plummeted hundreds of feet below you, it was easy to feel small and wary…