This past weekend I went exploring with girlfriends in Sedona – and since Emily had never been before, I booked us a Jeep tour! I picked a non-bumpy route I found on Groupon for a good $77 each (this one with Arizona Safari Jeep Tour) and it was a wonderful sight-seeing route. This was the third Jeep tour I’ve been on, the others I’ve rode on were crazy bumpy up into the rocks (but of course beautiful) however I figured a nice drive was the best idea for Emily’s first trip.
The weather was perfection as we got epic views. Sedona is a place I’ve been to many, many times. Probably over a dozen by now from a mixture of shoots from engagement, showing friends, my wedding at L’Auberge de Sedona, and handfuls of Phoenix Magazine assignments (here and here, including my cover shot was in Sedona at Enchantment Resort) and modeling jobs.
I brought alone two pairs of shoes, white sneaks from FitFlop’s Online Exclusives Collection. Because with a lot of walking and the desire to look cute, that’s what I always pack – a pair of shoes from FitFlop.
The gold metal stud on these leather shoes get me, they are so cute and of course comfort, you know FitFlop is my go-to comfy shoe. I know white seemed a bit dangerous with red rock, aka sandstone but it worked out just fine. As for my linen top, well that was a bit red dusty afterward. Teehe!
But these views, I mean, wow right? Have you been to Sedona?
There were two big stops on this Jeep tour, I can’t decide which I love the most, the second was a 360 view of the canyons. What do you think?
We learned that Saguaro isn’t in Sedona due to elevation and limestone is what is the white part of the rocks in Sedona, and sandstone is the red rock. These layers are from when the ocean was around, all of this was under water at one point! The red wasn’t red under water but the minerals once oxidized.
Melissa and Emily paid a bit more attention than I did so they could school you on the information we learned from our driver Sara.
After the Jeep tour, we checked out Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village which is so cute, fashioned after a traditional Mexican village. Tlaquepaque means “the best of everything” as it’s quite the center for shopping.
While I’m at it, I should list a few good places to check out in Sedona –
- Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
- Jeep Tour
- L’Auberge de Sedona Hotel – walk around the creek or have lunch (lunch is cheaper than the only buffet breakfast option)
- Eat at Mariposa (the Cobb salad was the best I’ve ever had)
- Creekside American Bistro (the avocado toast was divine)
The next day we stopped by L’Auberge de Sedona, where I got married. I showed the girls where I got married, our cabin and where I did my first look. We wanted to eat lunch there but instead walked around (you need reservations or you have to be OK with the pricey buffet brunch).
This day I wore a different pair of FitFlops, the F-Sporty II Zip Leather Sneakers. It was another beautiful day before we headed to brunch at Creekside American Bistro and stopped into Jerome before heading back.
Here are a few cute online exclusives –
See FitFlop’s additional online exclusives here.
FitFlop is a brand known for ergonomic AND stylish shoes – really, look how cute they are! They are the most comfortable shoes you will wear, for flip flops, slides, sandals, high tops, sneakers, you can walk all day in them and your feet will never be tired. It’s great to have a trusty pair of shoes that fit the travel bill – and they are also very lightweight – good news for packing and wearing all day.
They also have mens’s shoes (Benjamin owns a few pairs).
As you can tell I had a blast with my friends, another adventure in the books together!
Thank you FitFlop for sponsoring this post.