Quick Trip To Marco Island + Friday Favorites

Marco island


Oh, hi! It’s Friday already! What a whirlwind of a week for me. I traveled to Marco Island, Florida early Sunday morning for an event industry work thing (not a bad place to be for work!) and arrived back home in New York around midnight Tuesday night. I am definitely ready for some downtime this weekend!

While I didn’t take many pictures while away, I do have a few highlights for you.

I caught a pretty sunset although it was still crazy hot, even at night.

sunset Marco island

I chose a beautiful walk on the beach in place of the hotel gym one of the mornings.

morning walk on beach

Please, oh please, just give me some oatmeal and fruit for breakfast so that I can start my day happy. And coffee, lots of coffee. I didn’t care for that green juice you see in the background. Ick.


I felt at home once I was able to grab a packet of peanut butter to add to my oatmeal. I don’t travel with my peanut butter packets like I used to, but I may have to go back to doing that depending upon where I am headed.


So, like, I was happy to have pizza but you know I am a total New York pizza snob so this wasn’t exactly amazing, but it was good enough. Pizza is always a great option even if it isn’t from New York.


SO HOT but the view couldn’t be beat.

Marco island

My flight home was delayed due to weather (welcome to summer on the east coast) so I had this veggie bowl thing in the airport. Whatever, it was airport food and pretty decent considering.

airport food

A few Friday Favorites!

Did you catch the news this week about the ranking of the friendliest to rudest states in the country? Of course New York was voted rudest and of course I find this funny especially after my post last week telling you how I hate to say hello to people.

I feel bad for areas in upstate New York because I do think they are nicer people and shouldn’t be looped in with us over here in the metropolitan area.

Sephora Summer Sale! Rouge and VIB members are given a discount right now (I believe it’s 20% and 15%, respectively) so definitely stock up on anything you may need! Check out my Sephora picks from the spring for sure – I stand by all of my product suggestions and definitely recommend each and every one!

I ordered a refill on my Dior Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion, a new Dior Concealer, and this eye cream from First Aid Beauty.

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Bloomingdale’s is offering 25% off when you use your Bloomies card and 20% off without a Bloomies card. Here’s what I grabbed so far:

I’m going to try the Aqua Rib-Knit Short-Sleeve Bodysuit since I love the black short-sleeve crewneck bodysuit that I ordered which is sort of similar.

Bodysuits are kinda my thing of the moment so I am also getting this long sleeve bodysuit in the black. If I like it, I will get it in white too.

FINALLY getting my 7 skinny jeans in the black. Best, most comfortable fitting jeans ever!

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I will keep you posted if I get anything else during this sale, have a great weekend. 🙂



Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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