fancy travels: Alaskan getaway
*drum roll please...* I'm writing this from Alaska! If you read my last post, you will know that Alaska is one of the states I have never been to, and definitely at the top of the adventure list! Well, thanks to a last minute work trip for the hubby, I was able to hop on a plane yesterday evening and live out a dream! The past few days have been a tad chaotic trying to prepare everything to make this trip possible (our doggy Schnitzel, last minute tickets, finding a rental car), but we are here and it is gloriously green (and a bit chilly). While packing, I glanced through the weather forecast, and I was actually excited to see rain and cooler temps. More cute clothes to wear! I opted for this layered look yesterday for the airport and plane ride, as California has definitely hit its summer stride in regards to temperature:
outfit details: Banana Republic jacket [new, $40], Banana Republic top [new, free], Lululemon leggings [new, $90], Gucci flats [new, $230], Rayban aviators [new, $90], Tiffany & Co. necklace [new, gift], Gucci bag [secondhand, hand me down], Gucci scarf [new, gift]
We try to avoid flying out of LAX whenever possible, and if you have ever been through this airport, even just for a layover, you certainly know why. But because of the lack of flight options so close to our departure, we did not really have much choice. I have never been out of the Delta terminal in LAX, and was happy and surprised to find they had a lemonade restaurant there! lemonade is a delicious chain restaurant through out LA that offers a wide variety of healthy and interesting foods, and of course lemonade! We had to make a stop before our flight.
roasted broccoli, a BLT avocado salad, carrot cupcake, and of course an ole fashioned lemonade!
While first class was just too expensive for this flight, we opted for the comfort plus upgrade, which in total cost an extra $80 per round trip, per person. After our whole flying experience yesterday, we were so grateful we made this decision! With this upgrade came "sky priority," which offered a separate check in and our own line through security. Totally sweet! We also got to board the plane first, and had our own designated bins for our carry-ons. While we still had to make the walk of shame through first class (reclining chairs, champagne, pillows, oh my!) our seats were located right behind the curtain, and were larger and more cushioned than economy. These seats also included 5 inches more legroom, free movies and entertainment through out the flight, food, and even complimentary alcohol! We definitely partook.
Overall, the flight was super comfortable, enjoyable, and we definitely agreed the extra fundage was totally worth it! As for now, we are about to embark on our first Alaskan adventure, stay tuned for more details and pictures!
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