Happy to report that our annual tradition to fulfill the urge of catching some snow, discovering new scenic landscapes and soaking our winter-loving souls in mulled wine got accomplished. This year, in our expanded team. Months ago this would only be in our dreams, but now we’re embarking on every adventure (even if it’s just a coffee run to a new spot around Downtown LA) with our four-legged soulmate. Meet and greet Nuki, the pup who changed our lives. More on that soon, now – off we go through the visual memories from our road trip to Lake Tahoe. Also, please make sure to say “Hi” to Nuki on her Instagram account.
With a couple warm sweaters and socks packed, all pup travel essentials sorted out (more on that at the end of the post) at 7 am sharp we headed out up North on our most amazing road trip to date. The long road full of well-planned stops took us all the way alongside Sierra Nevada to the absolutely breathtaking Lake Tahoe. With crystal clear water, fresh sparkling snow, astonishing mountains, massive pines, this place had our hearts the moment we met face to face with all that beauty on our early morning walk down the lake with Nuki. She was mostly amused by the fluffy grey squirrels… that showed zero signs of amusement towards her.
We stayed at the Coachman’s Hotel, a hip, all black exterior freshly renovated hotel that strives to deliver an uber-stylish modern getaway experience. While booking I knew this place would fit our aesthetic just right with it’s modern design and sprinkles of vintage bits, but later we were won over by the staff’s hospitality, coffee bar serving Stumptown, s’mores and woven blankets by the crackling fire and a welcome package for Nuki (10 points on the scale of hotel thoughtfullness). The serene moment that I will not forget looks somewhat like this : after the long road, we found ourselves at hotel’s lobby, sipping hot spiced wine and snacking on a deliciously curated cheese plate, lounging in leather chairs. Nuke was busy with her treat on the floor, and we talked for a couple hours straight, watching the fireplace just outside the window, where people gathered around. Truly, that was perfect and I can’t wait to relive this moment again with my two forever companions.
Lake Tahoe Winter Getaway – Travel Essentials (human edition)
1. Forever 21 Chunky knit beanie 2. Target Portable Beverage Mug with Leather Strap 3. Madewell Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater 4. Mango Mom relaxed jeans 5. Madewell Marled Cozy Socks 6. Madewell x G.H. Bass & Co. Nadine Boots 7. Good + Well Supply Co Lodge Candle
Lake Tahoe Winter Getaway – Travel Essentials (pup edition)
1. Totally Pooched Travel Water Dispenser 2. Target Chunky Cable Knit Dog Sweater in Brick Red 3. Target Paw Appliqué Dog Sweater 4. Natural Dog Company Paw Soother 5. Natural Dog Company Paw Soother 6. Ethical Pets Dura-Fused Leather Barnyard Animals Dog Toys 7. Buck Bone Organics Elk Antler Dog Chews 8. Bark Winston the Wooly Mammoth Stuffed Dog Toy