Bye 2015 - Hello 2016!  Park City Trip

We spent the last week of 2015 in a cute ski town in Utah, Park City. It was such an adorable city- even with the beyond frigid temps, it was -6 degrees on some nights & high's in the teens, I loved every minute of it. The scenic mountains surrounding this town were so beautiful. It was fun snowboarding during the day. I took a few lessons since it had been almost three years since I was on my snowboard. In the evenings we would walk to main street downtown to enjoy some of the city's beautiful restaurants & bars.

We ate at a few awesome restaurants. Even though  here is a quick recap of the one's we visited: 

  • Zoom: This place had great salads & the best brussel sprouts I have ever had! The sprouts had a maple syrup on them and were charred perfectly. 
  •  High West Distillery: The wait for this restaurant is insane so if you ever go just be prepared to wait - like not just hours but potentially days. It took us three days to get into this restaurant (they do not take reservations)! Often the wait list would be over 4 hours so they couldn't even add us to the list. We finally managed to get in early on New Years Eve. It was totally worth the wait - such a fun time. They do tours if your into learning more about the distillery too. 
  • Purple Sage: We were stuck eating at the bar here since it was SO PACKED (sigh - holiday time I suppose). We could not get reservations at all. The bar was so beautiful though, there was a gorgeous whimsical tree coming out of the side. The food was comfort food and it was overall a pleasant evening.   
  • Buona Vita: This Italian restaurant is so cozy and my favorite in Park City. I ordered a shrimp salad and it was beyond yummy! It had mixed greens, sun dried tomatoes and jumbo shrimp. 

We snowboarded for 3 days on our trip and spent one day just enjoying the city. Mainly because I needed a break from snowboarding, it takes a toll on your body. During our non-snowboarding day, we visited the Park City Museum. I learned so much about the history behind this mining town. I am such a sucker for museums and historical stories. The museum recreated the mining era & had the jail cells that were in this historical building still intact downstairs (pretty creepy if you ask me).  

Get all the details on the outfits I wore on my trip below. I linked all the cold weather necessities that I packed for my trip to the mountains too. 

  • Sorel Boots: I loved the chevron material and practicality of this boot. They definitely kept my feet nice and cozy as we walked through the snow. I wore these everyday! 
  • Wool Peacoat: I brought my Rudsak neutral cece coat for the evenings. This coat is sold out so I linked a similar neutral colored coat. 
  • Lots of chunky sweaters - see the four I wore below. 
  • Cold weather accessories including beanies, gloves, and blanket scarves. 

Here are a few looks from our evenings in town. We often walked to main street so I made sure to bundle up everyday with heavy sweaters & my Sorel cold weather boots.  

OUTFIT #1:

The first night out I wore this heather grey cardigan wrap with my Sorel boots & a statement necklace. After the first day on the slopes and adjusting to the cold temps it was nice to hang out by the fire before dinner.  Shop this look below! 

OUTFIT #2:

I love this oversized sweater because of all the adorable button all down the back of it. It was so cozy with my plaid blanket scarf for my evening out. I wore my neutral wool Rudsak coat over this sweater. My coat is sold out but there is a similar neutral one I linked below. Shop this look below! 

OUTFIT #3:

I wore this oversized marled sweater, plaid scarf on my black jeans for New Year's Eve early dinner.  Shop this look below! 

OUTFIT #4:

On our last night out I wore this comfortable mock neck sweater that had a rose gold zipper on the side. After a few days of snowboarding, I was beyond exhausted and pretty sore. It felt great to snuggle up in this mock neck sweater during the coldest evening during our trip (it was -6 degrees F).  My exact mock neck luluelmon sweater is sold out but I linked a similar one. Shop this look below! 

 

I am not the type to make New Year's resolutions, mainly because I do not believe you need to wait for a new year to set goals. That being said I did want to write down a few themes I would like to focus for 2016. The first is traveling more. I have a few international destinations that have been on my to-do list for some time and I am looking forward to planning a few of these trips in 2016. B was totally on board with this goal and we agreed to deemed 2016 as "the year of travel". The second is to be more mindful with my days. It's far to easy to get into a routine with your day to day activities. You know the typical -  work, gym, dinner, sleep... repeat. While some routine is necessary, I would like to step outside my comfort zone & allow for more positive intentional thinking. I want to set a few min each morning to set my thoughts for the day. I do this with work every morning by setting a to-do list and I find that helps keep me organized. I have not applied the same thinking to my personal goals. There is always that book I wanted to read, that online course I wanted to take or that hobby I wanted to focus more on, however without setting out specific goals daily/weekly, these often remain thoughts without action. Did you set any New Year resolutions? If so, I want to hear all about them!