Mountain Shadows Resort Staycation

Last weekend was a dream! So amazing that I begged my husband to take us back again this weekend. 😉 But seriously, I would go back in a heart beat. I’ve had my eye on this place for a while, but the right weekend never came up until now. We had some celebrating to do! My husband and I became boyfriend and girlfriend while staycationing at The Wynn back in August 2009, so it’s kind of our thing. Staycations have brought us together for years. This one however, was very special to us. We were also celebrating my husband’s career wins. He made his career’s biggest sale! I’m so proud of him. I got so lucky marrying him. Marry someone who adores you, but also loves their job and hustles non-stop to become the best husband and provider for your family/future. Maximus also got to stay at daycare! So all of the Cantua clan staycationed.


When we arrived Saturday we were greeted by some extremely friendly people. They truly went above and beyond for us. They really know how to make you feel special. Upon checking in, we were given 2 drink tickets and a room upgrade. 🙂 Nice touches! We were on the 3rd floor facing the pool! Although there is some construction going on, the view is incredible. I have to admit I’m obsessed with Camelback views. Mostly because we got married at El Chorro (down the street), and the view was the exact same as our wedding day. It always brings me back!


Our bellman Clint (who rocked), told us all about our room and the resort. While he got us ice, we discovered a BAR CART! Yep! Amazing! I’ve never seen one in a hotel room, have YOU?! It really got my attention and brought on the uniqueness factor of the resort. We decided on a margarita theme for the weekend (we love themed drinks), so we were happy to find the cart and bar accessories. We were blown away by the hospitality and vibe of the hotel. I got serious Old Hollywood and Palm Springs vibes. Which by the way, Palm Springs is my heaven! The hotel was just so beautiful. The furniture was a mix between rustic hardware and classic mid century modern. I really loved it. The stickwood wall paper was another thing I was dying over. They also kept the ceiling industrial making it unchanged from the construction. All things I had never seen before, especially in AZ.




I mean look at that room design. #insane #goals #arehashtagsevencoolanymore


***Sorry ladies, this hot guy does not come with your room. :p

Oh, and this is not sponsered by Essentia, we just LOVE it!

So after setting up our bar cart, we made celebratory margaritas and got acquainted with our room. After our margarita, we were ready for some pool action! This pool did not disappoint! I brought my book, but only read a few pages because we wanted to go be social and make friends. Everyone at the pool was so friendly! After making our way around the pool talking to people, everyone turned out to be young professionals (mostly locals) getting away from the hustle and bustle of every day life to enjoy themselves for the weekend! And that we did.. so much fun! Joshua the pool server was awesome! We had a great time speaking with him. He seemed to be the only server and was killing it! We ordered a round of margaritas of course (which I highly recommend)! It was a perfect afternoon. To our delight, we made some new and very similar to us, friends!


At night we were treated to a tray of goodies! That was so kind of them to do that for us. So we had some champagne and got ready for our evening. We had gotten a lot of sun and weren’t in the mood for fancy downstairs (next time), so we headed to Totties down the street for some Vegan Pho! It was soooo perfect after a long day at the pool.


Did I mention the lighting in the hotel room is flawless?

(My romper I wore is from H&M and is on SALE now: HERE! )

After dinner, we made a “pit stop” to Bevvy in Old Town, or the circle of sin as we call it haha. We ended up seeing one of friends and enjoyed his company for a bit. Not too long after that, our long day was finally catching up to us, so we got in our Uber and got back our hotel.

When we got back we enjoyed our patio and talked for a while life and where we’ve come in 8 years. It was really good for us to reflect. I always tell V he got my “hot years”. We always laugh about it.. But I couldn’t imagine being with anybody else.

The next day we explored some of the hotel we missed seeing when we arrived. Every part of the hotel is stunning! We were sad to leave, but can’t wait to come back! We want all of you to go stay there now and enjoy this beautiful hotel! You’ll love it like we did. The local rates are unbeatable, so please go take a look at their website HERE!


This flirty and fun floral dress is one of my top 5 from the summer by the brand ASTR. You can get it on Revolve HERE on sale now!!

Thanks for catching up with me! Hope the rest of your week flies on by! ❤



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Ashley is a vegan flight attendant sharing her personal style, lifestyle and adventures with all of you! For inquiries or collaborations please email

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