Hornblower Champagne Brunch Cruise

Looking for something fun and unique to do in Newport Beach California? Then this blog post is for you! This past weekend I was in California for a wedding and we decided to stay an extra day to explore Newport Beach area. My sister found the Hornblower Cruise and they have a Champagne brunch cruise on Saturdays! First off I love brunch, and champagne so I was already in love with this idea. You do have to get tickets online in advance. Your ticket includes a 2-hour cruise around the harbor, unlimited champagne, live solo jazz player, brunch buffet and amazing views.

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You are first greeted onto the ship with your choice of a glass of champagne or apple cider. They then will take your party to your table. Most of the tables are near a window so you get a beautiful view of the bay area. Once boarding is completed and everyone has found their tables brunch is promptly served.

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The brunch spread was beautiful and delicious. Hornblower brunch cruise offered a huge selection of freshly cooked food.  The breakfast hot entrees were in warming dishes, that ranged from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and french toast.  They also have some lunch items, like salad, pasta salad, shrimp and carved turkey or ham. Plus they have fresh fruit and lots of delicious treats. I was so impressed with the quality of the food, everything really tasted amazing. During the whole cruise experience, you will listen to live light jazz music that really sets the ambiance.

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Go up early to the top deck and enjoy the amazing views while everyone else is still eating, you will get the whole deck to yourself. The Hornblower champagne brunch offers unlimited champagne but if you want to order mixed drinks or wine there is a bar you can order from.  Also if you knock on the captions door you can ask to get a photo in the captions seat and chat with the caption. Being on the top desk is so much fun! It’s nice to enjoy the beautiful California weather, sip on champagne and be with family.

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A few things you should bring with you on your cruise is sunscreen especially when you’re on the top deck. A light jacket, it can get chilly with the wind, along with sunglasses, even if it’s cloudy it can be very bright. I went in June and even though there is June gloom, around noon the clouds disappear.

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Overall I would highly recommend doing the Hornblower’s Champagne brunch cruise. I will defiantly be going back to try the dinner cruise. If you are not a local to Newport Beach, CA don’t worry Hornblower Cruises have eight locations ranging from San Diego, San Fransico to New York, check out all eight locations! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events. They offer a lot of fun holiday events that look like a blast. It’s perfect for a group of friends or a romantic couple. I can’t express how much fun this cruise is plus how unique this experience was!

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

The Hornblower Cruises graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.

Resort Wear Romper For the Summer

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Well, it’s officially summer, schools out and the temps are starting to rise! I’m going to California in a couple of weeks and started shopping for fun beach/resort wear. I found this tropical print romper at Nordstrom. So I’ll be honest I have a love-hate relationship with rompers. Ladies you all know what I’m talking about because while it’s nice to have the freedom of shorts to move around without being exposed, but then when you go to the bathroom you have to basically take the whole outfit off to use the restroom.

But this romper was so cute and such a fun print I still went for it! It’s a great material, not very thick that you will not sweat and it has pockets! This looks like a dress because of the frill at the bottom but I promise it’s a romper.

I have rounded up some other fun rompers and resort style dresses that you can check out for all your summer vacation needs! I hope you all have a great summer comment below if you have any vacation plans.

Old Navy Summer Try-On Haul

Old Navy has definitely stepped up their game! They have the cutest summer arrivals that I can’t wait to share with you all. I won’t list exact prices for each item because Old Navy is always running some kind of promotion so most times you get a discount no matter what.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I love wearing bright colors so a lot of the items I picked are bright fun patterns that will look great for summer! Since I live in Arizona I also look for clothes that are a nice light material that won’t cause a lot of sweating. Arizona summers are no joke.

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Outfit #8 – This swimsuit comes in a total of 4 colors. I do size up in one pieces, I have a long torso so I went for Medium.

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Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session workout clothes

Outfit #10– This Leggings look just like Outdoor Voices but are only $35!

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5 Easter Outfit Ideas for Women

Check out 5 inspiring Easter outfits with dresses and casual outfits for women!

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Casual Easter Look #1

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Dressy Easter Outfit #3- Bonus this dress comes in lots of different colors!

Spring pruple dress great for Easter

Lavender Spring Dress Under $100

 

No matter how you celebrate Easter you will look stunning in any of these 5 Easter looks! As you can see I’m really feeling the lavender color this spring/Easter season and it’s a big hit. Also, all these dresses are under $100! Comment below your favorite spring colors.

How to Avoid Holiday Stress With 3 Easy Tips!

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How to Avoid holiday stress

While the holidays are a magical time of the year, it can also be filled with lots of stress. I asked on Instagram what stresses folks out during the holidays and I got an overwhelming response. So here are my 3 best tips to avoid that holiday stress!

1. Gifts- The number one response I got from people was gift giving! While gift giving should be a fun part of the holiday season it often comes with a lot of expectations. Expectations that you find the perfect gift or spend lots of money on a gift. My personal view is to just get people what they want and try not to stress about going above and beyond to get the perfect unique gift. Personally, for me, I want to avoid all gift giving stress so I am going to give gift cards this year.

2. Events- This time of year is crazy busy between holiday parties, family get-togethers, and work parties. A good rule of thumb is don’t do 3 events in a row. So example, Monday night you have a board meeting, Tuesday you have a work holiday lunch party then on Wednesday should be a rest day. Build in a rest day/night to decompress, have a nice meal, or just do nothing.

3. Toxic people- Don’t feel obligated to see or spend time with toxic friends or even family members. I know this is probably the hardest tip to follow because “it’s the holidays” and your supposed to spend time with family etc. But you should not have to sacrifice your mental health just to see family or friends. If someone doesn’t make you feel good or comfortable, then don’t have them in your life or at least do your best to limit your time with them.

Comment below about how you manage your stress during the holidays!

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

5 Fall Looks for Thanksgiving Dinner

Casual Thanksgiving Look #1

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Casual Thanksgiving Look #2

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Dressy Thanksgiving Look #1:

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Only 23 days till Thanksgiving! Truth be told I celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving since my husband is Canadian, and we already did our big holiday dinner on October 8th.  There is no difference between American and Canadian Thanksgiving except for the date. We still eat way too much, spend time with family and walk away with lots of leftovers. I hope one of these five outfits will give you some inspiration for what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

Arizona Resort Wear

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This time of year is why I live in Arizona and truly love it. Even with our super hot and long summers, it is all worth it when it cools down. I’m not the only one with this idea, that’s why Arizona will get so many snowbirds October through March.

This is a great time of year to be able to do a staycation at local resorts. Arizona’s weather is phenomenal, you can relax by the pool but also the evenings are cool enough to go for walks. If you are looking for some outfit inspiration to look like an amazing jetsetter at your next resort, I have you covered. The key is to finding lightweight materials for during the day when the sun is out but also will keep you warm enough in the evening. That’s why I love this flowy dresses because the long sleeves still keep you warm when the sun goes down. You can wear this dress is also awesome because it can go from day to night effortlessly.

 

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Fall Mini Skirt Inspiration by Bella Hibbs

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It is finally starting to feel like fall in Arizona! No joke two weeks ago it was 104 degrees and now it is 75! Arizona weather has a mind of its own but I’m okay with it. I’m just glad it’s finally time to wear fall clothes. Suede skirts are very in this season and come in lots of fun fall colors. Mini skirts are always a great option because you can dress them up and down for all occasions.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

How to Style Women’s Athleisure Wear Featuring Bella Hibbs

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A rapidly growing trend is athleisure style and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The amazing thing about athleisure wear is that there is almost no wrong way to wear it because it’s all about comfort. Love this idea of style and comfort but not sure how to pull it off? Check out these easy style tips.

    1. Find your base item– This can be a simple black pair of leggings that you build upon by adding in a fun pop of color or playful prints. By having a base item this will make it easier to build an entire outfit.
    2. Mix and match with regular clothes– Don’t be afraid to mix and match regular clothes with your athleisure pieces. Throw on a jean jacket or a ball cap to pull the look together. If you are using your gym clothes to workout than run errands, then be sure to grab some regular clothes to pull your look into a trendy chic (instead of a sweaty gym rat).
    3. Accessorize– Beyond just leggings and tanks try to think how you can pull the whole look off. Easy go-to accessories are sunglasses, chunky purse or sporty watch will always do the trick.
    4. Go for style– It’s important to remember while athleisure is all about comfort you still want to put a little bit of time into planning your outfit. Don’t just throw old sweatpants and an old t-shirt. The goal is to still look put together but in a comfy way.
    5. Get some cool kicks– You want your outfit to look trendy from head to toe, so you can’t forget about shoes. Having some fun bright colored sneakers can really make your outfit pop or bring the whole outfit together. You will want to take care of your shoes and from time to time clean them off so they don’t look too worn in.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

Velvet is the New Sequin for this Holiday Season

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When people say New York City is the city that never sleeps….it’s so true! I had an amazing first time trip to New York City and look forward to go back again. There is still SO much I didn’t get to see. Also, the shopping and fashion in New York are unbelievable.

I found this fabulous velvet emerald green dress that is perfect for the holiday season. I’m currently obsessed with velvet for a few reasons. The biggest reason I love it is because wearing velvet is insanely comfortable. Many people are all about sequin dresses during the holidays, but most of those dresses are uncomfortable especially if the dress doesn’t have sleeves. You know what I’m talking about…those sequins rub against your inner arms all night long! In addition, I have yet to find a sequin dress that doesn’t lose some of the sequins after a night out. And finally, I love the look of velvet because it is elegant, classy, and always pops in photos. Comment below and let me know if you are team velvet or team sequin!

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography