Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new week! I spent last week on vacation in southern Utah near the AZ border for what was one of the most magical experiences of my life! I have about 42 million pictures in this post, so I’ll keep the text light, but here’s a bit of info on where I was and what we did…
Amangiri, which means “peaceful mountain”, is a resort in Canyon Point, UT that is tucked into a protected valley that is pretty remote and surrounded by stratified rock. It’s not the easiest place to get to, but so worth it when you do! The design uses natural materials and textures that really play off the landscape and give such a minimal, zen vibe. It’s extremely intimate and private which I love because you can really unwind and there’s not tons of people around and it is the last thing from “touristy”.
We hiked everyday for a couple hours and did a different trail each day. They were unbelievably beautiful and we got to pretty high altitudes where you look down and think “we climbed all of that?!” but it doesn’t feel that way when you’re doing it because the trails are so well marked and the rock is generally pretty smooth. There were a few parts where we had to use a rope because it was so vertical and that was scary if you looked down, but overall the hikes were my favorite daily activity of the trip! We did this first thing in the morning and it couldn’t have set a better tone for the day. We also had a Navajo guide take us through the Slot Canyons which were unbelievable! You can see lots of photos of those below, but they’re basically super narrow canyons formed by water rushing through rock. They get their orangey color from mineral and iron deposits, and when you walk through you see the most amazing natural light peek through that reflects off the rock in the most amazing ways! It’s truly breathtaking!
The spa offers yoga and pilates, so we did a couple styles of yoga that incorporated very deep stretches and long holds which felt soooo good in my body. We also had a few massages that were incredible and the massage rooms were pretty big with their own bathrooms and showers. I meditated on our deck every morning and we jacuzzi’d at sunset which was so serene. We spent lots of time by the pool and I soaked up some major rays which felt amazing!
All of the food was incredibly good and I didn’t have one thing I didn’t love! For breakfast I either had smoked salmon with poached eggs and avocado or an omelet. For lunch I had fish tacos with what was essentially 4lbs of guacamole and this delicious salsa verde they make or tuna tartare. For dinner, I enjoyed more meat than usual because they get their meats locally from Utah farmers and they were beautiful, grass-fed cuts. When I travel, I like to enjoy what is freshest and most special for that place. I had bison, rib eye, salmon, sashimi, shrimp, and sea bass. It was all so delicious and they have 5 preparations styles you can choose from for any meat or seafood. I went with “simple” which is salt, pepper, and olive oil. I know, you’re blown away by my decision. I also had their artichokes to start every night because they were soooo good!
Now, I leave you with an album, so enjoy and feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below! I’ll be getting back to your comments on the last post shortly – my internet was terrible in this magical place and that was actually quite good for me… 🙂
Swimsuit: Nasty Gal (no longer available), but I love this similar one!
Dress: Indah // Shoes: Aquazzura (no longer available)