Dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee

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Location: Historic Downtown Truckee in the spring.

What I wore to dinner: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: Chanel Mighty / Tee: Banana Republic (my go-to tee’s) / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Handbag: Chloe / Nail Polish: Dior Cosmic / Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Skirt: Banana Republic / Shoes: Jimmy Choo (super comfy!)

We stayed in Truckee at our friend’s cabin over spring break, and made most of our meals at home. On our forth night, we decided to take a break from the kitchen, and enjoy dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee. The weather was mild, and in the low ’60’s, so we wore shorts, or skirts.

There are three restaurants we love to eat at in Historic Downtown Truckee; Bar of America, Burger Me, and Truckee Tavern and Grill. We ate at Truckee Tavern and Grill over spring break, which has a fabulous kid’s menu. The adult menu selection has something for everyone, and the Cream of Chicken and Rice soup was a-ma-zing!

The restaurant is on the second floor of an historic building; so if you are lucky, and get a table by the window, you can enjoy a beautiful setting during your meal. We ate there on a Wednesday evening, so we were lucky enough to sit by the window. It was beautiful! The service was also fabulous; the kitchen put together a beautiful fruit bowl for my daughter who requested fruit. They even arranged the fruit in a pretty pattern. She was definitely the happiest kid in Truckee at that moment! Love this restaurant!

I recommend Truckee Tavern and Grill for both family, and adult meals. If you have kids,go early between 5pm and 6pm. This way the restaurant is not crowded yet. On weekends, and during busy vacation times, I recommend making a reservation.

We spent the morning, until about 3pm, skiing and snowboarding at Tahoe Donner. After skiing, we relaxed in the hot tubs, and went swimming! Dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee was the perfect way to cap off a great spring break day in the Lake Tahoe area.

If you have a favorite restaurant in the Truckee area, feel free to let us know in the comments below!

What I wore for dinner in Historic Downtown Truckee during spring break:

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Gym to street outfit hiking in Tahoe

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: Chanel Mighty / Sports Bra: Nike / Black workout top: Zella / White over top: Hard Tail / Pants: Stella Sport (sold out, also love this pair) / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Nail Polish: Dior Cosmic / Shoes: c/o Nike (this black pair currently on sale would look better)

How many times have you wanted to run errands after working out at the gym, but have felt self-conscious in your workout attire? This happens to me  all the time! I always feel embarrassed running to the supermarket in tight workout pants, and a tank top. I feel like it is OK to walk around like that at the gym, but no-one needs to see my fat rolls at the supermarket! haha

So this season, I decided to put together a gym to street outfit which is comfortable, and appropriate for working out, as well as running errands! I chose these pants since they are a hybrid between sweatpants, and workout pants. They are great for low impact gym workouts, weight training sessions, and Pilates. I prefer a tighter pant for high impact cardio, yoga, and spin classes.

This white top is perfect for throwing over my tight workout tank top. It covers up everything it needs to cover up, while still giving off an urban, hip vibe. Love that! It has cured my self-conscious feelings after working out when I need to run to the supermarket, bank, etc.

Now, you may be looking at these pictures and saying to yourself, “those shoes don’t go!” Ha! You’re right! These are my only athletic shoes right now, so I wear them with everything. Plus, I am in love with these running shoes, so I always reach for them when I workout indoors, or outdoors. I did order a new pair from Nike, so I will have a second pair very soon; until then, blue and pink floral print it is!

If I were to buy shoes for every workout outfit I own, I would buy plain black Nike’s for this gym to street outfit. I think they would look perfect. I am eyeing this pair, currently on sale. Black athletic shoes are basic, so I feel like I could really use a pair.

We took these pictures while hiking in Truckee on our recent spring break trip to Lake Tahoe. This outfit was perfect! I started off by wearing the white top (the handbag stayed home during the hike), as I warmed up, I took off the top, and it was perfect! The temperatures were in the high fifties, and the hike offered beautiful scenery. If you visit Tahoe in the spring season, I highly recommend going on a hike. The snow is melting, so you see run off; beautiful running water and streams, plus snow piles mixed into the terrain. It is truly breathtaking.

I am excited to continue to wear this gym to street outfit at both the gym, and for outside workouts. I love how this white top transforms the outfit; making it easy to wear around in public.

Stay tuned! I have more articles coming up from our recent spring break trip to Lake Tahoe!

My gym to street outfit details:

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What to pack for Tahoe in the spring

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Have you ever asked yourself, “What should I pack for a ski trip in the spring?” I just asked myself this same question while planning my family vacation to Lake Tahoe over spring break in April.

We normally visit Lake Tahoe, or go skiing, over Christmas break, or Ski Week. This year, our schedules were a little crazy with fashion week in February, and my husband’s work trip at the same time. So, we decided to take on Tahoe during spring break. The problem? Spring break is April 2016! This means the snow pack could be questionable, and skiing? Not 100% sure it is on the table.

Our trip included two travel days, and five full days in Truckee; just a few minutes north of Lake Tahoe. We decided to plan a few different activities in order to make sure our kids would have plenty of fun, snow or no snow. In order to combine snow activities, lakefront beach activities, hiking, and poolside fun, I had to make sure we were packed for any adventure.

Here is my packing list for what to pack for Tahoe in the spring season:

Skiing and snow activities:

Ski pants / 3 in 1 jacket / boots / short sleeve tee / gloves / snow hat

*If you own ski or snowboard equipment, be sure to bring it along just in case there is still snow on the slopes. If you don’t own your own gear, you can always rent ski gear, sleds and/or saucers.


Shoes / jeans / jacket / short sleeve tee /

Lounging at the cabin:

Flannel PJ’s / book / slippers / robe

Poolside fun and beach activities:

Swimsuit / cover-up / flip-flops / sun hat / sunscreen travel kit

Shopping and dining on the lake, and in Truckee:

Look 1: Dress / shoes / handbag / earrings / bracelet /

Look 2: jeans / lug shoes / tee shirt / jacket / handbag / earrings / ring

This took up one 21” suitcase, and one 24” suitcase. I also carried my handbag separately, and stuffed my tech into my smaller suitcase. A blogger never leaves home without a DSLR, iPad, iPhone, and small laptop!

Since my kids needed less shoes, and no blogger baggage ;-), they were able to fit similar items into one 21” suitcase. My husband fit all of the above, with no tech, and less shoes, into one 21” suitcase, and one backpack. The trunk of our small SUV was quite full!

This turned out to be the perfect packed suitcase for a trip to a snow resort town during the spring months. A little snow, a little sun, and a ton of fun! Next time you travel to Lake Tahoe, consider visiting in the spring. It makes a great family vacation!

Stay tuned! I have more articles posting later this week about all the fun activities for families in Lake Tahoe in the spring months!

Thank you for stopping by to see what to pack for Tahoe in the spring,