"Can't stop won't stop" said winter to March.

Ha!

But really, that happened which is why you still see snow on the ground. 

That said, these chilly spring temperatures make for perfect weekend getaways filled with chunky knits and layers for daytime wanderings and cozy fireside evenings sipping champane. Which is exatlay what we enjoyed during our stay last week at the Camden Harbour Inn

Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by the hotel manager, as in he came outside to our car to meet us as we were stepping out, welcoming us and offering to assist with our bags. And if that's not 5 star service I don't know what is!

As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a roaring fireplace, soft music in the background and sweeping views of the water...and I was immediately relaxed (which is hard to do for me!)

camden harbour inn weekend getaway | 5th and Magnolia

Our room itself was equally as luxurious with a spacious floorplan, beautifully tiled and upgraded spa bathroom and private deck overlooking the water. Both the husband and I commented how we could easily move right in!

Camden Harbour Inn King Guest Room | Weekend Getaway | 5th and Magnolia

Camden Harbour Inn Guest Room | Weekend Getaway | 5th and Magnolia

One of my favorite parts of the whole stay? Well...I should say two of my favorites because dinner that evening (although I wasn't able to snag any photos due to being too involved in the experience and company) was one of the most unreal dining adventures I have ever been on with course after course of creative and absolutely delicious courses.

But right after dinner, literally, breakfast the next day (which by the way is included in their rates) was also one for the books - complete with personalized menus, multiple delectable course and superb service. I could not have asked for more!

Camden Harbour Inn Breakfast | Weekend Getaway | 5th and Magnolia

What elements of a hotel stay do you look forward to and love the most?

xo - margaret

 

Spring Feels

March 22, 2018

I have always struggled with spring fashion; first world problem...I know. 

But really....

The.Struggle.Is.Real.

(for me at least)

I'm either jumping the gun and not wearing enough OR am overdressed and feel like a morbid fish out of water in my dark wardrobe and big coat. 

So this year I have decided that to balance it out I am simply going to break out all of my brights and pair them with over the knee boots and furs.

(faux...don't worry PETA friends)

Thus eliminating the need for tights and coats and allowing for an easy transition should an afternoon randomly warm up past 60 degrees (which I'm praying starts happening soon). 

So far this plan is working well, and the only issue I've run into is not having enough fur vests or wraps...which I've easily solved with a little online shopping.

(at like 50-75% off I might add due to the whole "winter is out/spring is in" situation at every shopping institute)

Really, this is a genious idea. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.

I've also been boycotting my bigger coats, and opting for a wrap or leather jacket wherever we go, which, has proved favorable for me in most cases.

Though I will admit there have been a few evenings that I've thought to myself...

"Welp, shoulda worn that bigger coat"

But that's nothing another glass of champs can't fix right?!

And with that said - cheers to Friday, and the weekend, and all things not work!

xo - margaret

Midnight

March 15, 2018

As some of you may have seen last week on Instagram we were hunkered down for a Nor'Easter over at the Cliff House in conjunction with a video shoot that we were doing with them for their upcoming winter marketing campaign. And as you also might know the Cliff House is one of my all time favorite hotel properties - especially in the winter. With all their fireplaces, cozy seating areas, spa, fitness center and cliff top hot tub it is the ultimate winter getaway location.

Not to mention the delicious food and amazing cocktail and wine list at their restaurant, The Tiller. 

Truly a treat to stay there and we were thrilled that they hosted us for a few fun filled days of shooting and relaxing nights in our oceanfront room. 

 Cliff House Hotel, Maine | MSGM Navy Dress | 5th & Magnolia

MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress, OOTD | 5th & Magnolia | Cliff House Hotel, Maine

I'll have a full blog post next week recapping the entire experience, but first I wanted to chat about this dress which I have actually rented a few times now because I loved it so much. The material is super thick, in fact, it almost feels like neoprene - so it's incredibly warm and the ruffle detail on the shoulder and down the front really help take it to the next level. 

Both times I have worn it I received compliments on how unique it is - so if you are looking for something for an upcoming winter wedding, cocktail party or even formal event I would highly suggest this dress. 

MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress | 5th & Magnolia | Cliff House Hotel, Maine

 Cliff House Hotel, Maine | MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress | 5th & Magnolia

Since we were going out for a dinner date I kept it pretty casual pairing it with my Bait Bag Clutch and over the knee boots - but the last time I wore this number it was for a cocktail party and it was easy to dress up with heels and a few pieces of statement jewelry.

MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress | Cliff House Hotel, Maine | 5th & Magnolia OOTD
 

MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress | Cliff House Hotel, Maine | 5th & Magnolia

 Cliff House Hotel, Maine | MSGM Navy Lincoln Dress | 5th & Magnolia

MSGM Dress |  Cliff House Hotel, Maine | 5th & Magnolia

What pieces do you find are easiest to dress up and down? I'm always looking to add more versatile items to my wardrobe :)

xo - margaret