A Winter Escape


This past weekend, BF and I braved the oncoming snow and took a drive down to northern Pennsylvania. We had a, quite literally, dreamy winter-wonderland weekend bundled up at Skytop Lodge, a stunning resort in the Poconos Mountains that dates back to 1925. It was like taking a step back in time… such a beautiful place with so much rich history!

Christmas at Skytop Lodge


Skytop Christmas Tree


Christmas in the Poconos

Vineyard Vines Lobster Sweater

[ outfit details ]
Lobster Sweater, Vineyard Vines [sold out, but hat and scarf still available] | Oxford, Polo Ralph Lauren | Jeans, American Eagle | Pearls, vintage [similar] | Snow Boots, L.L.Bean

Nautical Christmas Sweater


Preppy Christmas Sweaters

Bean Boots + Socks

Skytop Lodge Exterior

Life-sized Gingerbread House

Hello life-size gingerbread house!

Skytop Christmas Tree

Felt like I was in the Nutcracker sitting by this tree.

old fashioned ski lodge for Christmas

[ travel summary ]
who:: family, friends, or romantic getaway. we went a huge group of family and it could not have been more fun.
what:: stay cozied up at the lodge, the inn, or one of the cottages. lounge around the lodge living and game areas. ice skate. soak in the hot tub. climb to the observation deck. have milkshakes in the tea room. hike if weather cooperates. ski the bunny hill on the property, or there are other mountains within a 45-minute drive.
when:: this post only speaks to skytop in the winter [which was amazing!], but it is even more popular in the summer.
where:: skytop, pennsylvania in the pocono mountains. within a 5-hour drive of boston, nyc, and philadelphia.
wear:: not too long ago, you were not welcome in the dining room without a jacket. things have casual-ed up a bit, but still better to be overdressed than under here! #shmancy

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post script: other fun holiday things!
Check out my stocking wish list over on la vie j’aime today + this fun new feature from the team at Blog Better Boston!

These local bloggers were chosen to represent the best of the best holiday themed blog posts in Boston via Blog Better Boston’s new {hub}LINKS. They wrote about holiday fashion, cocktails, entertaining, gift guides, and more!

Show these blogs some love:

  • Kneadle + Bread tackles the task of finding the perfect hostess gifts.
  • Mon Petit Chou Chou shows us how to make a delicious holiday cocktail.
  • FiveToNine finds the perfect gifts for our four legged friends.
  • MOPA stays warm during the snowy winter weather by baking with her family.
  • A Daily Dose of Vitamin D puts together a festive outfit for holiday gatherings.
  • Shell Chic’d decorates her bar cart for holiday entertaining.
  • Cobbs Hill introduces us to beauty products to help you shine all season long.
  • HollyDolly demonstrates how to create a simple DIY Holly pin for your hair.

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