Staycation at We Ko Pa Casino Resort

Hi everyone! I’m back with my favorite kind of blog post to share- a staycation/vacation post! This weekend Ryan and I had the pleasure of staying at We Ko Pa. This was my first time going and we had an amazing experience! They have everything you could possibly want- spa, great food, entertainment, a pool, and of course the casino.

We started off our trip by exploring the property which has been redone and added to! In 2020 they opened the new part of the property and it’s amazing! The casino is all non-smoking which I love.

One of the absolute highlights of the weekend was Ember, their fine dining restaurant. The service and the food was 10/10! I haven’t been so blown away by an experience in a long time.

We started off with a couple appetizers. The first was wagyu and tuna that they cook right in front of you on a hot stone. The flavor was fantastic and we loved getting to see it be prepared.

Next we got to taste their scallop dish! Scallops are one of my favorite foods and the flavors their chef paired together were beyond good.

For our entrees we got the Snake River Farms Wagyu Striploin and the Bison Tenderloin. Both were phenomenal and were paired with delicious sides!

You can check out their menu here.

We ended the meal with a yummy dessert- they light it on fire! It’s a great way to end the meal.

The next day we went the the spa for massages! We got Swedish massages and they were great. I loved my therapist and was super relaxed the whole time. The environment was very peaceful and it was the perfect way to end our time at We Ko Pa!

If you are wanting to get away I can’t recommend We Ko Pa enough!

Our room was huge, we had tons of space to relax while we were in there.

The view from our top floor room.

Thank you so much to We Ko Pa for having us! We had the best time and can’t wait to come back again soon.

Xoxo,

Chloe

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Strawberry + Sedona Trip

Hi everyone! I’m back with a travel blog post. I just got back in town from spending some time up north and I wanted to share some of the fun spots I went to!

We started in Sedona for the day and did some eating and exploring. First we grabbed some juices at the Local Juicery.

After we took in the views and got some content for Instagram!

We had lunch at Rascal which is located at the Wilde Resort. I had a grilled cheese, with tomato soup and a salad!

Before we left we hiked up one of the vortexes and took in the beautiful Sedona views.

After, we headed to Strawberry! We stayed at the Strawberry Inn, which we absolutely love! The hotel is super cute and they also have different options for accommodations.

While we were there we hiked Tonto Natural Bridge which was gorgeous! The hike to get down is very rocky and slippery but it’s totally worth it.

The trip was so much fun and we had a great time exploring the two towns!

Xoxo,

Chloe

Scottsdale Travel Guide

Hi everyone! Life has been so crazy busy but I wanted to sit down and share my Scottsdale guide for those who are traveling here. I get a ton of requests over on Instagram to share places for girls who are coming into town for a bachelorette party especially!

First up, my favorite restaurants in town that are a must visit when you are here!

Francine– located outside of Fashion Square mall. Amazing French food!

Maple & Ash– upscale, really amazing food. Great for a fancier dinner or a fancy brunch!

La Grande Orange– for a great brunch spot! Has a small shopping area also that would be great for getting some souvenirs.

Zinque– located next to Francine, has a great menu for all day dining. Really cute patio area.

Those are just some of the restaurants that I like! You really can’t go wrong with anything located around Fashion Square and Old Town.

Where to stay? Depending on which part you want to stay in, there are tons of cute airbnbs around old town that are perfect for bigger groups! If you are wanting a hotel Senna is gorgeous, and if you want something relaxing and outside Scottsdale, Civana is a great escape.

What you should do while you are here, depends on what time of year you are here! Look up all of the events we have throughout the year. There are golfing events, rodeos, and spring training! Arizona draws in a big crowd certain times of the year when the weather is perfect and people are wanting to take advantage of it!

There is a lot to do over in Old Town. They have bars and restaurants and shops galore. Early spring is probably the best time to come and check out the valley!

We have lots of options for outdoor activities. People come from all over to enjoy our golf courses. There are also tons of trails for hiking all over.

Follow me on Instagram for more Arizona content @thebusybrunetteblog.

Xoxo,

Chloe

Scottsdale Staycation

Hi everyone! I had the most relaxing weekend at The Westin Kierland. This is my second year going, and I always have a great time! This year I was solo, which never happens for vacations and staycations. I started off enjoying the nice weather sitting out on my patio. I relaxed before going downstairs to their restaurant Nellie Cashman. I sat outside and listened to the live entertainment for the night, which was a man playing bagpipes! I ordered a delicious burger with potato wedges.

After getting back to my room, I found a surprise waiting for me from the resort!

I cozied up in bed with the blanket they brought me and watched Twilight before bed.

The next morning I went downstairs and grabbed a yogurt and a chai latte and sat outside. They have a beautiful view of the golf course and the weather was great in the morning.

I had such a relaxing stay and after that I headed to an influencer event! If you want more details make sure to follow me on Instagram!

Xoxo, Chloe

How To Write An Instagram Bio

Coming up with a great bio on Instagram can be difficult! When I am coaching women I see them struggling with what to include. My number one tip is to include searchable information with your name.

You can see I have my name and I included AZ blogger because I wanted it to be searchable for anyone looking for bloggers located in my state! This has helped me get lots of great opportunities. Then I talk about what it is that you can expect from me on my page. I also use beacons for all of my links, which is incredibly helpful!

If you are looking for help getting companies to work with you be sure to reach out to me, or purchase my ebook!

Xoxo, Chloe

How To Work With Brands

How to work with companies as an influencer/blogger?! I love teaching this to bloggers. I coach and I also have an ebook on this topic!

First, I would say to make sure to interact with them on Instagram. Companies want to see that you have a genuine love for the company! This will help get you noticed.

Next, have a pitch ready for them! I like to have a general email that I can switch up depending on the company, and add in personal touches to.

Last, have an Instagram that is business friendly! Be professional, and have a great aesthetic. This draws companies to you, which is how I get a ton of my collaborations.

These are just a couple simple tips to get you started. If you are serious about growing your page and turning it into a business I highly recommend grabbing the ebook!

Shop the ebook here!

Xoxo, Chloe

Side Hustle Ideas 2021

There is no better time to start a side hustle then now! I myself have a bunch of side hustles. In fact some would consider my job a side hustle! Depending on how much time you have, I have made a list of some great side hustles to make more money this year.

First one is blogging! This is my full time job. I work as an influencer/blogger. You can make money through affiliate marketing, paid collabs’s and some other ways! I also coach women how to do this which is part of my side hustle!

Become a tutor/teacher. There are tons of ways to do this! I know people who work for VIP Kid and love it. You can pick what hours you work. This one you must have a degree but it doesn’t have to be in teaching.

Selling old items or things you just don’t need anymore. I sell my clothes and tons of other stuff. I love clearing out my closet and room because as a blogger I receive free items and also shop a lot.

Find a passion and make money off of it. What are you passionate about? Or what are you good at? How can you turn it into a side hustle? I personally have horses and use that on the side!

An ebook is a great way to make more money! I have an ebook on how to grow your Instagram to 10K and work with companies! Here is the link for the ebook.

You can also have additional digital products to sell based off of your knowledge! I have one of these also and priced it to sell! Link to my content planner.

I hope you found this post helpful! Follow me for weekly blog posts.

Xoxo, Chloe

The Best Places To Take Photos In Arizona Part 2

I got a ton of requests to showcase places to take photos around Scottsdale and Phoenix. I decided making it into two parts would be the best way.

First up is DC Ranch! This place is great for photo shoots. It isn’t usually very busy and there are a ton of places with great lighting.

Hotels are some of my favorite places for great aesthetic spots. I picked two that I absolutely love!

First up is The Scott. There are tons of spots around this hotel to get amazing photos! The atmosphere is perfect.

Civana in Carefree is gorgeous! It also has stunning scenery around the property.

Cave Creek’s frontier town is an absolute hidden gem. I love going here to take my photos, especially being in some cute cowgirl boots!

The last spot is City North! There are lots of spots that are great for bloggers to come and take photos.

I hope this helped give you some ideas on where to take photos in AZ!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Best Spots For Photos in Scottsdale And Phoenix Arizona Part 1

Hi everyone! This is a very requested blog post. I get tons of comments and questions about the best spots in my state. I will share the places I shoot at for my Instagram photos.

First up is Old Town Scottsdale Area! This is a great place for photos. Lots of different places to snap a picture no matter what kind of aesthetic you are going for.

I take photos around the mall as well as over in Old Town. I always get amazing results because there are so many spots!

I wanted to mention the two Airbnb’s I love that are close by to that. Being a blogger they have let me go and take photos there, but they are the cutest places to rent out! They are the Granada Grotto and the Pink Cactus.

Also in Scottsdale I am a big fan of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. I frequent both of these places.

We have tons of great restaurant options for photos but that is a whole other blog post! One that is great for photos is the Henry. Also Teaspressa for cute pics and a tea or coffee!

We literally have desert all around us. Taking a photo in the desert is super easy and at golden hour or in the morning is always pretty!

And that’s all for part one…stay tuned for part 2!

Xoxo, Chloe

Sedona Day Trip

Living in Arizona is amazing! This state has so much to offer and one of my favorite little road trips is Sedona. I live only an hour and a half away which makes it the perfect escape for the day.

My best friend and I headed up to enjoy lunch, take some pictures, and enjoy the change of scenery. We mostly hung out around Tlaquepaque. Our first stop was The Secret Garden! It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is amazing, and they have a covered patio for seating. I highly recommend trying the Taos Club, it is delicious.

Because of the wind and the weather they had the plastic down.

We spent most of the rest of the time walking around. It is so beautiful there. It is busier in the winter, most of the time I go to Sedona during the summer months so there are less people walking around.

Being there you almost feel like you are in another country. It is stunningly picturesque. Day tripping or vacationing in Sedona in general is a great break from reality.

Nicole and I took tons of photos for Instagram! Make sure to follow along on https://www.instagram.com/thebusybrunetteblog and if you are interested in shopping my looks Click Here !

Xoxo, Chloe