May 18, 2012

Sedona Bliss

Happy almost-weekend! I've been encamped in 11 acres of lush forested grounds since yesterday afternoon at L'Auberge de Sedona, and right now I'm wearing a fluffy robe with a postcard from view  from my bed, recovering from an hour and a half Stretch Massage that literally worked out every kink and unkind move that my favorite pilates/yoga taskmaster twisted me into earlier this week.


Scenes from yesterday via my latest addiction, Instagam. Are we following each other yet? @trustyourstyle on both Instagram and twitter

Have I experienced the infamous Sedona vortex yet? Not exactly, but coming off the high of covering Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Robert Taylor's talk on Wednesday night on How To Be Happy, I'm not sure it's really necessary {and anyone who has experienced a luxe outdoor shower like the one in my suite has no reason not to be happy!} In a few hours I'll be helicoptering over Sedona's Red Rock splendor, then hiking in the Coconino National Forest. Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to napping by the pool in the late afternoon? Of course I'm sure I'll perk up in time for wine tastings followed by dinner at Open Range {think Sedona classic comfort food with a Southwest flair}.  There'll be more wine tasting and culinary goodness over the weekend and no doubt I will fly be rolled home in time for a contrite Monday appearance at Katie's bathing suit season bootcamp.

Before I leave you with our TYS Weekend Links, I want to give a big thank you to Coast Magazine for the lovely write up on my new handbag line!

maryjomatsumotohandbags coastmag

TYS Weekend Links:

* Candy colored darkness: this week's Art Inspired Fashion post: Markus Linnenbrink's Skull5.

* Paradise found: The Shimmer House or why I love Laguna Beach living...

* More coastal inspired goodness: Dansk dinnerware in indigo watercolor perfection via Happy Mundane.

sprinklebakes bourbon pudding candied pecans
* What to serve in these Dansk beauties? Whip up a Kentucky Derby Pudding {much like the best butterscotch pudding you could ever imagine}via SprinkleBakes.

* But don't eat too much pudding if you plan to be a summer bombshell like Irina Shayk for the Blanco Summer 12 Campaign  {Haha, I say this after a night of indulging in Chef Francois de Melogue's gastronomic deliciousness}. (sorry the Blanco link is temporarily down)

* And even if you over-indulge, no need to worry about it, beautiful people are more concerned with the way that the universe bends to inclusion. Kick off your summer reading with A New Way to Be Human and be happy!

xo Mary Jo


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Sounds marvelous,, have a wonderful weekend and keep enjoying!! xx

Couture Carrie said...

How lovely, darling!
And congrats on that fab feature!


classiq said...

It sounds blissful, Mary Jo! Have a wonderful time! And congrats on the feature! So well deserved. :)


Sounds absolutely incredible! I love Sedona. Such a beautiful place. Have a great weekend and congrats on the feature! xoxo

Alexis Grace said...

Gosh, Mary Jo! You life is so tough! ;)

Seriously have a fantastic time!!! Much deserved!

About Last Weekend said...

Wow, what an amazing break. I loved Sedona, there's no place like it. And I can't believe you went to that talk! Congrats also on getting into Coast magazine, that looks like a great article!

Long Lost Jewelry said...

Ahhh just another day in the life of Mary Jo Matsumoto...when you aren't working your fanny off with production on your lines and writing. Enjoy yourself you deserve it!

Punctuation Mark said...

hello my dear! we really need to catch up... i lost all my phone data so text me or email me so we i can give you a phone call...

BTW... i'm planning a trip to NY and wanted to see if you know of anyone who can help me out with a hotel room... they are super expensive these days... UGH!

take care my dear!

dimitri said...

Congrats on the feature! I'm so happy for you Mary Jo.
Nice post.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ahhhh!!! Mary Jo, I am so proud of your feature in COAST magazine - no one deserves it more. It is wonderful to see your new handbag collection getting such wonderful praise and recognition. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!! :) said...

I have been to Sedona many a time and it is truly lovely... Come over to Santa Fe next time!!!!!!


katie said...

i'm so happy about the Coast write up! so well deserved...i can't wait to hear about the 'how to be happy talk'....i know many people i would have like to have sent with you to listen...

oh such well deserved time 'off' in sedona, i hope you're milking up....

can't wait to see you when you're back, even if it is in a plank position..


Congrats on the mag feature! And, it looks like you're in absolute paradise!!

Boye By Red said...

Mary Jo, your weekend sounds nothing short of divine. Amazing! Enjoy it to the fullest!

Red x

Estilo Hedónico said...

I love it!!!



that looks and sounds like absolute heaven! Hope you enjoyed yourself! And congrats on the write up! xoxo

yiqin; said...

lovely <3

MM said...

Wow!! I love this post, Mary Jo!You must have felt great there!! Love the pictures!

Have a good week, sweetie!


Emma said...

Your weekend in Sedona sounds/looks incredible. I shall now close my eyes and imagine I'm there...

Glam Fashionista said...

Congratulations on the feature. Glad you you are enjoying your time. Have a great week.

kristina said...

oh how i want to visit there right now! and congrats on your cool feature mary jo!!

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