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  1. Miyan

    That’s awesome that you got to also meet new bloggers! & share your experience with us, loved following along “in real time” via your stories 🙂


This past week the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa invited me and six other influencers out for an Insta Retreat.

Sandestin, little did I know, is actually NOT a part of Destin. It is about 25 miles from Destin (towards 30A.) I went to 30A last year on a girls’ trip- see those posts HERE and HERE.

We had so much fun at the Hilton Sandestin!

Our Itinerary:

Wednesday: Check in, tour of property, dinner at Sandcastle

Thursday: Sunrise yoga, the Shard Shop, Dinner at Raw Bar

Friday: Lunch at Barefoot Bar, Massages at the Spa, Dinner at Seagars

The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa:

The Hilton Sandestin is situated on the most beautiful white sand beach! It’s beach is private so you don’t have to worry about sharing it with too many people!

It has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool (which is perfect to go to on chilly days and kids LOVE IT!) They also have two whirlpools and a toddler pool!

The rooms are recently renovated and there are so many different rooms and suites to choose from (some even come with bunk beds and washing machines!) My bed was insanely comfortable! I only wish the rooms came with bathtubs!

The restaurants at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa are out of this world! The Sandcastle serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual setting. We got to do our own private tasting of the menu and everything was so amazing. The fresh fish was to die for! The Raw Bar at Hadashi Sushi had the most excellent sushi and seaweed salad. There were so many different roll options to choose from. The Barefoot Bar was right on the beach with stunning views! I loved the variation of their cocktail menu out there! I ordered the chicken strips haha! Seagars was one of the most excellent steakhouses I have been to! Definitely get the bone-in Ribeye if available and the Bananas Foster! They also make their Caesar salads tableside and they were excellent! Definitely worth going to this hotel just for the food! Lastly, they also had a coffee and donut shop with fresh pastries baked daily! I went there every morning for breakfast sandwiches and lattes!

The Spa was incredible as well. Everyone who left their massages couldn’t believe how good they were! I heard some women saying they were going to book ANOTHER massage for the next day! I actually got a facial this week since I had a massage last week. The facial was equally as good and she also worked on my neck and shoulder for me! Plus, who can resist a scalp massage?

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is a short drive (or free shuttle trip) from many of Northwest Florida’s best and largest shopping hubs! Everyone loves to get their shopping on while on vacation, right?

Lastly, they also share property with a Golf Resort, so the guests of the Hilton Sandestin also have access to some top golf courses! My friend’s husband came on the trip with her and played there every day.

Read everything you can enjoy at the hotel HERE.

My Outfits:

the miller affect wearing a grey nike tech jacket and black leggings

Nike Tech Jacket I Black Leggings I Beige Nike Tennis Shoes I Luggage

the miller affect wearing a red carter palm print two piece set

Palm Print Crop Top I Palm Print Skirt I Straw Hat I Cult Gaia Ark Bag I Heart Sunglasses

The Miller Affect wearing a white ruffle cross top from Nordstrom

White Ruffle Tank I Straw Sandals I Denim Shorts I White Earrings I Straw Hat (from Maui but similar HERE!)

The Miller Affect wearing Elemis pro-collagen turn back time collection

Elemis Products that I use daily!

The Miller Affect wearing an under $60 striped dress with embroidered sleeves

Striped Dress with Embroidered Sleeves I Large Cult Gaia Ark Bag I Alice & Olivia Sunglasses I Pom Earrings

The Miller Affect wearing a orange pom maxi dress from Sundress

Orange Pom Maxi (sold out, but I will keep you updated on Instagram Stories if it comes back!) I HERE are some other beach maxis I am loving I Similar Gold Sandals I Gold EarringsCult Gaia Ark Bag

The Miller Affect wearing a black and white stripe wrap dress from BB Dakota

Striped Wrap Dress (fits super tight so go a size up!) I Cork Heels I Large Cult Gaia Ark Bag I Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses

the miller affect wearing a blue palm print pilyq swimsuit

Palm Print Top I White Bottoms I White Sunglasses I Black Cover Up

The Miller Affect wearing a plush grey cardigan and beige nike tennis shoes

Grey Cardigan I White Tee I Black Leggings I Beige Nike Tennis ShoesLuggage I White Sunglasses

The Miller Affect wearing a gingham ruffle dress from Nordstrom

Gingham Dress I Black Cult Gaia Bag I White Earrings

The Girls:

We went with such an amazing group of girls! I only knew three of them before the trip but now I  feel like I have made three new friends for life!

Carrie Colbert- Carrie and I are good friends. We went to London Fashion Week together two years ago. She has such an amazing website with so much inspiration for every day life! She also just started her own shop- see that HERE!

Ashlee Nichols– Ashlee and I had only met a couple of times before this trip and grew so much closer during this past week! She is the mama of two beautiful girls and does so many fun Instagram Stories!

Lauren Vandifair– Lauren is from Dallas so I have known her ever since I started blogging. She is such a sweetheart and is expecting!! Her little baby bump is so tiny haha!

Sabrina Nooruddin Molu– Sabrina is gorgeous and so so sweet! She is an Atlanta blogger with a really strong blog audience. She posts lifestyle on Tuesdays, Fashion on Thursdays, and every day/relationsip advice on Saturdays!

Jordan Berecz– Jordan is another Atlanta blogger and she is the CUTEST! She is a fashion blogger and full-time second grade teacher. She has effortless style as well!

Erica Key– Erica is a food blogger and a complete hoot. She had us laughing ALL WEEKEND! She is also based in Atlanta. We kept trying to get her to start a podcast!! I would listen to her daily!

These ladies are a fresh reminder that we are not in competition. We are all in this together and all have our own person styles and stories! Love these ladies!

xox Amanda

XO Amanda
March 10, 2018 Outfits

My Stay at the Hilton Sandestin

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