Last year, I spent my birthday with two of my best girlfriends at The Ritz-Carlon Rancho Mirage. It was nothing short of perfect, so when it was time to celebrate somewhat of a milestone birthday this year, I thought there would be no better place. This time, it was a perfect getaway for me and my husband!
Every aspect of this hotel is incredible. From the most amazing desert floral scent that fills the lobby, to the perfectly curated rooms...
Our view from the balcony overlooking the pool with the city in the distance provides a beautiful glow. I couldn't help getting a long exposure shot of the big dipper right outside our door!
We started our first morning off right by heading to the State Fare restaurant for their buffet-style breakfast. It was absolutely delightful and the orange juice is always so fresh and delicious.
We spent the afternoon touring the grounds and setting up shop over at the pool. Not a bad way to spend the day, if I do say so myself. I want to just take a moment to talk about how much I adore this guy. He is the best friend I could ever hope for and dream of living my days with. I love the way he supports me, dreams with me, comforts me and loves me. He's the greatest gift I've ever received and I feel so incredibly blessed to be married to him.
The view after we came out from an afternoon at the spa was breathtaking. There's something to be said about the beauty unique to only the desert!
I just loved the juxtaposition of the palms and cacti all over the resort. Such a beautiful landscape.
We ended both our evenings with beautiful sunsets along the desert mountains as we toasted to what we we expect will be a wonderful year ahead. I'm so thankful for life and excited for what this next year brings.