my gal pal, felicity, and i were having a bit of the winter blues and looking for a quick but fun getaway for a few days this month. we realized we’re always talking about going abroad, and kind of neglect for easy trips that are just as magical out west. neither of us had driven highway 1 and after chatting about dreamy Central California, we decided to jump on it!
i’ve been waiting a bit to share this story, mainly because i wanted to see where i truly stood, after coming off 15 plus years of anti-depressants. i posted this Instagram post in the fall and was truly blown away by the response. hundreds and hundreds of messages came flooding in. it was incredibly sweet and supportive but it also really got me thinking – we truly are not talking about mental health enough.
let’s be honest about something.
one of the best things about skiing and the mountain culture, is Après–Ski! there’s really nothing like hitting the slopes hard with your friends, knowing that incredible food awaits to warm your bellies when you finally make it to the base. i’m guilty of even skipping the skiing part altogether and just meeting my friends for brews and bites. we are incredibly fortunate for the amazing food and restaurants in jackson hole – it really is big city restaurant scene in a quaint town.
There’s something so charming about cowboy traditions in the Wild West. One of my personal favorites has to be western dancing. By no means do I have any idea what I’m doing on the dance floor, but stopping by an old watering hole with my friends to swing around with cowboys and cowgirls reminds me of why I love Jackson Hole. You simply cannot visit Wyoming without experiencing live music and dancing. The locals take this seriously, so make sure you bring your cowboy boots!
the only person to ever cut my hair in jackson hole is rob hollis. and probably the only person for the rest of my life. i don’t what he does, but he seriously makes me feel like a million bucks every time i leave his chair. it’s like he just GETS ME, ya know? every “do” is exactly what i wanted, sometimes without even telling him what i wanted because i had no idea when i sat down in the first place. he’s that good!