Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Hello friends, how's the second week of the new year treating you? Well, I hope. I myself am just settling back into reality after a much-needed jaunt to Pittsburgh over the weekend. For any of you who may not know, I have a special relationship with the City of Champions, because I lived there for a number of years while I was in grad school at Carnegie Mellon.

being back over the weekend was just what the doctor ordered - a fantastic visit with some old friends, a stroll down memory lane, and the chance to see how much has changed in the ever-growing city. Surely, by now you've seen that Pittsburgh is one of the most livable cities in the Us, or that it is home to some of the greatest restaurants in the country, or that it just can't seem to keep millennials away. But one of my favorite new developments in the city is the opening of the Ace Hotel in the old YMCA building in East Liberty.

I've written about my love for the Ace before - and back when I was living in LA, I skipped town for the Ace Palm Springs every chance I could get. So to my delight I had the opportunity to visit the barely-a-month-old hotel for brunch at their in house restaurant, The Whitfield, this weekend. Truly, it did not disappoint. It was everything I loved about the Ace Palm Springs - well-curated art and decor, locally specific cuisine, an unmistakably cool vibe - but with a Steel-city spin. Check out some of the pics I snapped below:

If you find yourself in Pittsburgh sometime soon (as well you should!) then do consider a stay at the Ace- you can look into their rates on their website Here. And don't forget about all of the other fantastic cities Ace has called home... it's not too early to start thinking about Spring Break getaways, you know! Happy travels! x

5 In Flight Skincare Essentials

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been on hiatus for the past few days. I have been back on the east coast enjoying some time with friends and family. I hope you're all enjoying these dog days of summer!

As I prepare for my travels back to the west coast today, I thought I'd share with you a new branch of moveovergwyneth - #MOGBLOGTravels. Taking a leaf out of beloved goop's book, i'll be sharing city guides, tips n tricks, travel essentials and more! Starting today with my 5 In-Flight Skincare Essentials. Check 'em out below:

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Dermalogica Multivitamin Recovery Mask This near-invisible formula is loaded with vitamins and nutrients for soothing and protecting your skin from the barrage of dry air and germs that inevitably go hand in hand with plane travel. Smooth some on at the beginning of your flight and let it soak in as you relax.

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream The beloved beauty editor favorite is famous for a reason - its multi-use formula is perfect for locking in moisture everywhere from hands and cuticles, to lips, eyelids and more! 

Kiehls In Flight Travel Spray You know that stale, icky feeling that comes from recycled air being continuously pumped at you on a long flight? Kiss it goodbye with a good spritz or two of this refreshing moisturizing spray by Kiehls.

Kiehls Eye Depuffer Speaking of Kiehls, they really have the travel essentials down! Bid farewell to tired eyes with a quick swipe of this caffeine-infused balm. The cooling sensation and tightening properties in the caffeine will have weary eyes looking fresh for landing. 

Malin+Goetz Moisturizing Lip Balm Of course, no skincare product list is complete without a lip formula! M+G have the perfect no-nonsense moisturizer for keeping lips plumped and hydrated, rather than thin and chapped. 

So, do you have any of these already? Thinking of picking any up for your next flight? Or maybe there's something we missed?? Let me know in the comments below, as always, love to hear from you guys!