''Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.'' - Unknown
Fall always makes me thing of falling leaves, changing colors, cozy sweaters and crisp cool nights. Always a favorite season of mine, and the perfect to see Utah and the overwhelming beauty of nature in the glorious American West.
Early fall is the ideal time for a visit to this unusual part of the country. The colors are magical and mystical. From one part of the state to another, it feels as though you have traveled through time. Utah abounds with gorgeous panoramas, from the fabulous National Parks like Moab and Arches to Park City and Deer Valley. With a bit of the feel of Sedona, the rustic natural landscapes, are an absolute must see on a bucket list.
The ski resorts in the off season are another favorite of mine. Visiting Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort was something I’ll never forget. Cozy quiet cabins, river beds rustling, restaurants with stone fireplaces and fabulous fresh organic food, it’s heaven for this fashion blogger. I highly recommend a stop a visit to Sundance and when you’re hungry after a day of sightseeing, make sure and hit the Foundry Grill. With an emphasis on local, organic and sustainable food, the menu is fabulous. My first choice is always fresh grilled salmon, and that certainly didn’t disappoint. After a delicious meal, head on over to the Sundance Deli next door. It’s reminiscent of times gone by, with old fashioned candy jars and goodies galore. It’s also a wonderful deli filled with fresh sandwiches and many other tasty treats.
Robert Redford, the resort founder, has always been fond of supporting the creative arts. Be sure to hit the Blackbird Cafe, with a hint of Nashville and country music, it’s a favorite amongst the locals. Sundance has it’s own Art Studio if you have a hankering to create something of your own as a memorable keepsake.
The next stop is Park City, with it’s quaint downtown, filled with darling boutiques and casual restaurants, with something for everyone. Walking into town, I couldn’t believe my eyes, seeing people riding their horses into town, like the wild west. As a horse lover, this was an added bonus for sure. Park City’s oldest and most popular bar is the No Name Saloon. With the best casual comfort food, such as burgers, fries, quesadillas and buffalo wings, it’s the perfect stop after a day of venturing around.
After Park City, if you still have some energy left, Deer Valley Resort is another treasure. Even in the off season, you can take the gondola to the top of the resort. The gondola takes you to the St. Regis hotel and my absolute top choice at the Mountain Terrace Restaurant. Surrounded by a giant fire garden, you will be in for quite a treat. The views are spectacular. Relax with a glass of wine and some of the best fine dining around.
You can’t miss on a visit to one of the most beautiful place in the United States. The vistas are out of this world. The locals are friendly and down to earth, making a stay there a bit like coming home. Let me hear from you! Have you been to Utah? Share your favorite vacation spots. Can’t wait to hear from you!