So…. I alluded to it a little bit on here, and if you follow me on Twitter, you definitely have heard the news.
I’ve been on a WHIRLWIND of a VACATION!
I haven’t traveled in about 5 months, since I flew home for Christmas. However, in true NTTC fashion, I went ahead and took THREE trips this week. Go big or go home, right?
First Stop: Phoenix
It’s that time of year again… time to head to Montelucia for my 1st trip of the year. Truly, I couldn’t wait for this trip.
Having spent the past few weeks shopping for new bathing suits and picking up odds and ends, I was ready to get there on Friday morning. When I arrived I was THRILLED to find the weather to be ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. It was in the 80s and breezy… I couldn’t have ordered better weather.
As usual, my friend Donna met me there and we spent our days lounging by the pool, working on our tans, and catching up. We also took advantage of the poolside service… enjoying a lot of the Montelucia’s amazing (and healthy!) dishes!
One of many great things about visiting a spa is that the menus are full of healthy choices, and often have calorie counts included. The challenge with visiting a spa with one of your best friends is that it becomes difficult to count all of the liquid calories that go in. Especially when they are so tasty…
On Friday night, we went to our absolute favorite italian restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale. If you’re ever in Phoenix, you HAVE to try Marcellinos… they have the most exquisitely delicious homemade pasta. We even got to eat on the patio because the weather was so mild.
You might not recognize Donna and I above… we just stepped out of the salon moments before that picture was taken. As for the pictures of the food, we split the most delicious pear, arugula, parmesan salad. I’ll be making this at home soon. It was that good. The dish to the right is the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life: Caco di Pepe – - Homemade parmesan cracked pepper linguini in a tomato ragu with pancetta and caramelized onions. I order it every time I go to Marcellinos, and it never disappoints.