If you remember a few weeks back, I blew up Instagram stories with a day full of shopping festivities at the Palladio Shopping Center in Folsom, CA. Many of you may or may not know that I actually grew up in Folsom, so it’s safe to say I was SUPER excited to return back to my roots and show off what my hometown has to offer.
The Palladio features an array of shops ranging from small locally owned boutiques such as Apricot Lane Folsom, to bigger retail stores like Nordstrom Rack, and everything in between. It is also considered the hot spot for all things dining and entertainment related. Every Tuesday night, the Palladio 16 Cinemas provide discounted movie tickets, and don’t forget to check the summer concert series calendar for the most up-to-date information on live music to enjoy with family and friends.
What We Did:
I was so excited to meet other local bloggers in the area to help share our Palladio experience, which we deemed #sundayfundaypalladio!
Our day started at Apricot Lane Folsom, where we enjoyed champagne and appetizers and toasted to the start of our fun-filled day. It’s no surprise that this is where I found the cutest transitional pieces for fall, including a floral velvet dress and oversized sweater embellished with pearls. Apricot Lane Folsom is defintiely your ultimate destination for fashion forward pieces for the everyday gal. Don’t forget to see what I purchased and how I styled it by scrolling all the way down.
Our next stop was H&M! I’ve always been a huge fan of H&M because of their great prices! I found the cutest striped button down shirts for under $25 (scroll down to see how I styled mine). I also found a blush satin lace tank and olive green bomber jacket (also under $35… #heygirlhey) that I cannot wait to layer when it gets a little cooler outside.
Our third shopping destination was Nordstrom Rack. If you read my blog frequently, then you already know I am a huge Nordies girl. So, naturally, I couldn’t wait to peruse through all of their racks. They really have the best labels including Kate Spade, Topshop, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People and much more at UNBELIEVABLE prices. I’m talking handbags up to 75% off people! I always forget you can also shop their online store… all purchases of $100+ receive free shipping and FREE 90-day returns as well. I found the most gorgeous Steve Madden studded sandals 41% off, and Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag for under $80.
Another great spot to find accessories at a great price is Charming Charlie. I stopped in their location at the Palladio and was blown away by their large variety of jewels (sorted by color too)! I fell in love with all of the tassel earrings and bright accessories. They also have the cutest mugs, water bottles, and trinkets that would make fantastic hostess gifts!
Next up was a 30-minute massage break at Massage Heights! My masseuse, Leonard, did an AMAZING job! I have actually never had a chair massage before, and I can definitely say I will be back for another! I also learned that Massage Heights offers several different facial services. I suffer from milia, so I booked an appointment to come back for a microdermabrasion service. To book an appointment for any of their massage or facial services, you can call (916) 293-5680 and mention you learned about their services via my blog for a special discount!
After a long day of shopping and relaxation, I was so excited to get all dolled up for dinner. MAC cosmetics just opened a new location at the Palladio and we were all fortunate enough to receive a complimentary mini makeover. I was telling the Assistant Manager, Hannah, that the fine lines under my eyes seem to be increasing as I get older. She recommended I use MAC’s Fast Response Eye Cream which depuffs, firms and erases the look of fine lines specifically under the eyes. And she was sooo right! After a week of using it religiously, I’m totally hooked!
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Feed The Bloggers! – Dinner At Barnes & Noble Cafe:
Well, to say we were spoiled is a total understatement! After a great shopping day with the girls, all of us enjoyed a full dining experience at Barnes & Noble Cafe. I was stunned to learn that Folsom is one of only five locations in the United States that offers a full restaurant!
My mouth is watering just thinking about the menu! Everything from salads, to lemon pancakes, to brick chicken, they truly have it all. I was also blown away by their array of wines and adult beverages. I had so much fun tasting everything they had to offer (I even brought my husband back with me the FOLLOWING day because I loved it so much)! And you better believe I tried every dessert on the menu! OH EM GEE their cookies are seriously the best I’ve ever had!!!!
Moral of the story… Our #sundayfundaypalladio event was a huge success! I was truly honored to be one of the featured bloggers, and couldn’t have done it without the Palladio’s amazing marketing team. A huge thank you for all of their support throughout the day and after!
All in all, I walked away with tons of goodies that I couldn’t wait to share with you all! Below, are two styled looks that I put together from my shopping day! Enjoy!
The Final Product:
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I hope you all enjoyed learning about the Folsom Palladio. As always, reach out with any questions or comments! Love you guys! ((xoxo))