Wednesday, September 29


As I mentioned in my last post, I spent 8 days in Utah for a work trip. I had been once before a couple of years ago and it was gorgeous. The beautiful state did not disappoint.
My boss and I traveled all over the state, but our main bases were Salt Lake City and Provo, where BYU is located.

Dinner at Pizzeria 712. Some of the best food I have ever had. Oh so yummy!

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My hotel and the pathway directly behind it.

Train ride!

The train ride was 3 hours and incredibly long and you went about 10 mph, but the views were gorgeous!





A trip to Ikea was a great way to stretch my legs after the train ride! I love that place!
Ignore the horrible picture from Ikea. I love when restaurants leave water on your table. I drink a lot and love being able to refill my own glass. I decided we needed one at the house.

Thank you google for a better picture!

A beautiful drive on the Alpine Loop on the way to Ikea.
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An eventful trip to the Great Salt Lake in a pencil skirt, a silk blouse and a cardigan. It was on the way back to the hotel from a career fair. I wish I would have been in a bathing suit. The water was amazing!

The water was so smooth.

The water was extremely clear. I was standing in the water looking down at the sand. I think the water was about mid-calf. I loved the pattern in the sand.
My legs looked like I had a bad case of dry skin after they had dried off from the water. They were covered in dry salt. So weird!

Yummy mexican food at the Red Iguana.

I love the iPhone app, Hipstamatic!

I was told to go to Hatch Family Chocolates for the best hot chocolate. It was AMAZING! Hands down the best hot chocolate ever. What my sweet blog friend forgot to mention was it was owned by The Little Chocolatiers! I was so shocked when I walked in to see them standing in the store!

My favorite chocolate was a peanut butter truffle with sea salt. Oh so good.

Big thanks to Emma for all the great restaurant recommendations!

I didn't edit a single picture for a couple of reasons.
1. I'm lazy.
2. The landscape is so beautiful. It really doesn't need anything extra.

If you are interested in more Utah posts you can read about my trip two years ago here, here, and here.


  1. I grew up in Utah and their great Autumn is one thing that I miss...oh, and my family too! Glad you were able to be there during such great weather!

  2. OMG the trees in those pics are incredible and it looks like your hotel was too! Love the hipstamatic app also!

  3. haha i'm sorry i didn't mention it!! i knew hatch family chocolates was on a television show but i've never seen it so i didn't know how popular it was!! your trip looks fabulous, i'm so glad you enjoyed my recommendations! next time you come we'll have to get together :)

  4. Love the Heber Creeper!!!! This is my FAVORITE time of year in Utah. I haven't been in several years, but, it's one of my favorite places on earth. Love Utah. Glad you had fun!

  5. Wow! It is so pretty there! I'd love to take one of those train rides.

    I can't believe you went to the chocolate store on tv! So cool and that truffle looks amazing.

    I love Hipstamatic, too.

  6. I went on a work trip once to Utah and loved it too! Gorgeous pictures!

  7. The lake looks so beautiful! Utah is definitely on my list of places to visit. It looks like you had a fab time.

  8. I would love to travel to Utah someday...Looks beautiful! Hope you are feeling better!

  9. Awesome photos! I love the lake photo and you're right not to touch it up. I think natural photos are the best.

  10. great post! my husband loves those glass bottles from ikea bc he refuses to drink out of plastic. so we have two of them! I have a hard time getting then clean though!

  11. WOW! Utah looks so amazing! ANd I am a hot chocolate fanatic...I may have to drive through this state one day!

  12. Wow ... that looks amazing! The pizza ... oh my goodness ... it literally looks like the best thing ever. Now, if I could just think of someplace here that had yummy pizza ...

  13. I've never been to Utah - but your pictures tell me I should go...soon! Beautiful!!!

  14. How BEAUTIFUL!! That's UTAH?! Who knew!!

    Thanks for sharing, pretty girl! :)

  15. Oh my word, it is amazingly beautiful there!!!!!!!!! GReat pictures!! :)

  16. I love UT, it's my home state. I really miss it. The Great Sale Lake has enough salt to keep the entire world satisfied for over 4 years! Crazy huh?

  17. Never been to Utah, but I've always wanted to go. I've always heard that it's beautiful. These pictures definitely support that! I need to plan a trip :)

  18. I had no idea Utah was so beautiful!

  19. WOW!!! Looks like you had fun. I've never been but it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

  20. I want to visit! So pretty. Your pictures are stunning. You should frame them!

  21. Great pictures! Love the bottle of water idea. I think I'm going to have to grab a couple of those next time I am at Ikea...


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