Literally the Wertz: Dubai Honeymoon Edition

Holy hell, two posts in a week? Cute, but realistically these posts have happened 9 months apart. Jeff and I decided that “we” would take a break from planning and postpone our honeymoon. Once the wedding glow wore off, and with the help of Jeff’s travel guru Topher, we decided upon Dubai and The Seychelles. With such long travel and complete opposite timezones we thought it would be fun to acclimate in Dubai, then relax in The Seychelles.

So, after flying on Emirates Air, the most amazing airline, EVER (Jennifer Aniston did not exaggerate on the commercial) we made it to Dubai. We checked into the worlds tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and promptly went up to the Vault, the top floor lounge with incredible skyline views for apps and drinks. Dubai should be considered the Decadent Capital of the World. Imagine the nicest people, breathtaking architecture, just all around impeccable service, atmosphere to make my ladybits swoon, food to die, champagne flowing – everything about Dubai is just BEYOND.

Anyways, we stayed up too late, woke up too early so we hit the gym. That would be my one travel tip that really worked for us, getting your body awake really got us adjusted to the time change. Then we hit their breakfast buffet (there were literally rooms and rooms of food) and arabic coffee (jet fuel). The pool was fabulous, Jeff wanted to just read, I just wanted to talk and takes pics (a common theme that Jeff had a love-hate relationship with the whole trip). We had our Desert Safari excursion planned for that afternoon where we took 4×4’s an hour out into the desert and just whipped around the dunes. Few things. I am the worst control freak passenger, when Jeff is driving and not using a blinker. So, when the use of the roll bar in the vehicle is pretty much inevitable, I was losing my mind. This set my anxiety through the roof, i’m pretty sure I was having a panic attack, sweating profusely, holding back from puking and/or passing out. JEFF. LOVED. EVERY. MINUTE. Lucky for everyone, he has all of this on his gopro. I was able to hold it together for pics (duh, i’m a professional) then they dropped us off at the desert camp. They had henna tattoos, a falcon, sand surfing, camel rides, belly dancers, flame throwers and a traditional barbecue meal all set under the desert sky.

Next morning, same gym-breakfast-pool. Then we planned to go see the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. We really hit all of the touristy things but, you almost have to! It’s all so ridiculous that you can’t fully understand the grandeur until you see it for yourself. Just jaw dropping, incredible. Then you start to think about having to build something that tall, or cleaning the windows (talk about job security you would never be done cleaning them!) and it just blows your mind. The mall was massive, overwhelming to even attempt to shop, so we went to the aquarium and the souks. Then got lunch on a patio next to the Dubai fountain that puts Las Vegas’ Bellagio fountain to shame. Overall, 48 hours in Dubai wasn’t near enough, and can’t wait to go back!!

xo, emily wertz

I’m literally the Wertz.

Emily Allers, of Arm Party Central, got married!!

Emily Allers, of Arm Party Central, got married!!

Wow, it’s been so long where do I begin? 2016 was a year where only the highlights need be remembered. Biggest, brightest highlight of my year? Becoming THE. WERTZ. WIFE. EVER. (If you aren’t following me, I interchange the word ‘Wertz’ for “worst”). Anyways, the day was May 1st, 2016 and it was that dreamy, blissful, champagne filled day that everyone hopes. Like, ‘pinch me, I don’t know how I got so lucky’ and all that bullshit, type of spectacular. The weekend was set at The Saguaro Scottsdale . My soul sister of a hotel, filled with so much vibrance, you feel like you got punched in the face with fun, sunshine and tequila all at once. We had a full weekend of activities: Hiking, Top Golf, a Saturday Pool Party, a Rehearsal Dinner and then the Wedding Sunday Funday. The ceremony took place outside in a park just behind the hotel, with the reception at The Clayton on the Park.

We had so many family and friends fly in for the weekend. And bless lil sweet 18+ Jesus, no kids. Our Wedding party topped off at about 26. Yes, 26 booze filled brides babes and groomsmen. Anyways, there is so much to say, but the video will do a better job than i can.

Major thanks to our Parents, Wedding Party, Family & Friends. And to the team that made this happen, you are pretty much majestic unicorns doing the work of fairies, with magical powers of perfection.  Jeff and I can’t Thank You enough!!!

Jeff & Emily – Scottsdale, Arizona Wedding from Katherine Mendieta on Vimeo.

Coordination & Planning: LVL Weddings and Events + Emily Schiesl

Photography: Leslie D Photography

Videography: Katherine Mendieta Photography + Videography

Flowers: Fiori Floral

Hotel: The Saguaro Scottsdale

Venue: The Clayton on the Park

Wedding Dress: LuLu*s.com

i heart palm springs

I Heart Palm Springs | The Saguaro Palm Springs

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If you’ve never been, get a trip planned ASAP. Jeff and I went to Palm Springs as a quick little getaway as a mini honeymoon. If you love kitschy hotels, restaurants with beautifully unique atmospheres, mountain views and contemporary mid … Continue reading 

obsessed with olive.

Emily of Arm Party Central Olive Green - Faux Fall Style 2015

Emily of Arm Party Central Olive Green – Faux Fall Style 2015

ATTEN…TION: military green, olive you. In Arizona, October is really just summer wrapped in a month disguised as fall, to the rest of America. What’s a girl to do, when everyone else is getting to sip warm lattes and wrap up in a cozy scarf and I’m still sweating it out with 108 degrees?? Change up my look with color! My fave transitional color to take summer into fall is olive green. Check out my favorite looks, to style a faux fall wardrobe. xo, olive juice

 

1. Billabong Distressed Olive Green Cutoffs $29 via lulus.com
2. Express Green Mid Rise Moto Legging $69.90 via express.com
3. Lulu*s Shout Olive Green Shift Dress $44 via lulus.com
4. Olive Chic Stylish Maxi $52 via shoptiques.com
5. AEO Layered Utility Jacket $52.46 via americaneagle.com
6. Lush Magical Moments Olive Green Sleeveless Dress $47 via lulus.com
7. Express Soft Twill Boyfriend Shirt $59.90 via express.com
8. Catch My Breath Olive Green Jogger Pants $43 via lulus.com
9. Project Social T Peace Offering Tee $39 via lulus.com
10. Chelsea Crew Bash Khaki Suede Booties $99 via lulus.com
11. Cascade Effect Olive Green Hat $27 via lulus.com
12. Hold Your Gaze Olive Green Leggings $49 via lulus.com
13. Quick Getaway Olive Green Tote $47 via lulus.com
14. Precisely Right Olive Green Suede Pointed Pumps $34 via lulus.com
15. Looking Smart Olive Green Pants $52 via lulus.com