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 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 

#shelfie

#shelfie styling is a fun way to add some personal style to your home or office. Here is a how-to guide to up your #shelfie game this year. What you need: shelves (i got mine from ikea) brackets (similar ones from ikea) … Continue reading 

boots to FALL for.

Ahh the ankle boot. You fabulous invention, you. What outfit don’t you work with?? Fabulous for your legs, less assuming than the knee high boot; you are just perfect for the summer to fall to winter transition.

I’ve scoured the internet to find you the best booties to add to your collection, all under $200!

you. are. welcome. xo

1. Kensie Gabor Black Ankle Boots $89 via lulus.com
2. Topshop ‘Harper Buckle’ Ankle Boot $135 via nordstrom.com
3. Nasty Gal ‘Coyote Call’ Suede Ankle Boot $60 via nastygal.com
4. Charles by Charles David ‘Half Calf Vaxio’ Bootie $69.99 via tjmaxx
5. Brooks Ankle Boot $198.00 via freepeople.com
6. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Taggart’ Booties $200 via anthropologie.com
7. Looking for Adventure Black Booties $57 via lulus.com
8. Eurosoft ‘Savina’ Ankle Boots $69.99 via jcpenny.com
9. Sam Edelman ‘Petty Suede’ Ankle Boot $135 via urbanoutfitters.com
10. Charles David Italy Boot $149 via tjmaxx.com
11. Sam Edelman ‘Petty’ Ankle Boot $160 via zappos.com
12. Steven by Steve Madden ‘Dextir’ Suede Ankle Boots $129 via lordandtaylor.com
13. J Shoes ‘Ranch 2’ Ankle Boot $85 via myhabit.com
14. Lady Kiara Ankle Boot $70 via yoox.com
15. Charles by Charles David ‘Suede Vaxio’ Bootie $69.99 via tjmaxx

obsession confession: LETOTE.

I really should be confessing more obsessions, like champagne, selfies, brunch etc. but for now, let’s focus on what is trumping all of that: LETOTE! For $49 a month, you get to fill up your closet with stylized picks of a mix of clothing and accessories. You wear them, keep what you want, send back what you don’t. Best part?? You don’t have to do laundry! Send back the clothing and accessories, in the prepaid bag and in 2 days you will have another package at your door! You literally have a brand new wardrobe for every week for a month for $49. Doesn’t. Get. Better.

xo, emily

Check it out at: www.LeTote.com