Why The Palladio Needs to Be Your Next Shopping Destination

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I recently had the pleasure of going to the Palladio for an afternoon full of shopping and, of course, eating. The Palladio is a beautiful outdoor shopping center in Folsom that has everything from major stores like H&M and Nordstrom Rack to all kinds of cute boutiques, entertainment, and yummy restaurants. I love having a place where I can shop to my hearts content without the crowds you have to deal with at the mall. The opportunity to be outside and enjoy my time shopping makes the Palladio one of my favorite places to shop!

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the Palladio

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It was such a beautiful day to be out at the Palladio in Folsom! The warm temps definitely made me eager for all things Spring and kind of guided me as I shopped throughout the day. My first stop was Nordstrom Rack! I immediately made my way to the shoe section in search of a certain pair of Calvin Klein boots that one of my friends had just purchased from there. As luck would have it, I found the boots and they fit like a dream!

I continued to browse around and found a few other gems for Spring, like my bell-sleeve gingham top that I’m wearing and a mustard wrap skirt. I took a poll on Instagram asking you all if I should get the wrap skirt and the majority of you said “yes”, so into the shopping cart it went!

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After my stop at Nordstrom Rack I popped into Apricot Lane, which is one of their adorable boutiques. Their style is perfect for the woman with a softer, more feminine style as they have lots of pastels and cute ruffles details for the Spring season. They have tons of cute accessories and I found a pair of wood earrings to show off.

Across the way was Button Up boutique, a store that my photographer recommended we check out. Think cool girl style with fabulous basics and awesome denim like PAIGE, Hudson, and Joe’s. I didn’t buy anything from here, but I did add a few things to my wish list!

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One thing my little heart desired during my afternoon at the Palladio in Folsom was a new lippie color! Again, I blame the gorgeous weather. Off my legs took me to M.A.C. in search of something pretty! The ladies working at the store were incredibly helpful in finding the right color for me. Maybe it was my gingham top, but all the reds were speaking to me!

I wanted something a bit brighter that’d be the perfect “pop” for my outfits during the Spring and Summer. I fell in love with Ruby Woo. I’m told that it’s quite versatile and looks beautiful on a number of skin types. Lets hope it lives up to its name and gives me that wooing affect ; )

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One thing I didn’t know from my previous visits to the Palladio was the number of places that focus on health and beauty. Walking around the Palladio, I saw everything from Orange Theory Fitness, Massage Heights, and Serenity Spa which also has a yoga studio called Soul Yoga, to Amazing Lash Studio and a nail salon. I’ve been in desperate need of a massage recently, I mean what gal isn’t?! So I’m making plans to return soon for a mini retreat and have a little “me” time.

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After an afternoon of shopping, it was time for my favorite part of any day, meal time! I headed to the Palladio’s new restaurant, Lazy Dog, which I’ve been eager to check out. I wasn’t disappointed! Not only do they have delicious food, but they provide the perfect setup for dogs and even have a special menu for them. I mean, how cute is that?! I was definitely in heaven with all the cute pups around on the patio.

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Now, back to the food! Anyone who’s gone out to eat with me knows that I love to try a bit of everything on the menu. I started out with their Seasonal Huckleberry Basil Bourbon Shrub (say that ten times fast!!) and a Jamaican Lemonade to cheers to a wonderful day at the Palladio!

I got the Roasted Street Carrots off of their seasonal menu and OMG were they good! My photographer and I were fighting over the last couple ones. I also ordered the brussel sprouts, Strawberry Field Salad, with their Sweet and Spicy Bowl w/ Tofu and Sundried Tomato Pesto as mains.

the PalladioPhotography: Kyra Klopp (and a few from yours truly)

I left the Palladio with a happy tummy and some amazing new pieces for my Spring wardrobe; it was a good day! Thank you to the Palladio for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Meaghan xx


  1. Lydia D'Antonio on February 11, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    OMG I am obsessed with that yellow skirt!

    XO http://www.lydialouise.com

  2. Andi Eaton on February 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    All these amazing shops! And you look adorable!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      You’re so sweet Andi, thank you!! It’s such a fabulous place to shop, maybe too fabulous haha. Hope your week is off to a great start xx

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, girlie!! I decided that I needed to branch out and get a bit colorful for spring : ) Hope your week has been fabulous so far xx

  3. rebecca on February 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Looks like you had some great finds! love a good shopping experience!

    xx Rebecca // The Crystal Press

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 14, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Why yes I did! I’m definitely in that Spring state of mind. I found quite a few treasures that I’m looking forward to wearing! xx

  4. shannon5286 on February 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    That yellow skirt looks PERFECT on you! Such a great colour for spring. That Lazy Dog sounds SERIOUSLY amazing!! I’ll def need to keep this on my list when I’m up there! x Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 14, 2018 at 7:29 am

      You are way too sweet, thank you! It was love at first sight haha. Food is my first love, so it’s awesome when I find a new spot to add to my list of faves. You should definitely check it out xx

  5. MsDivineShyne on February 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    ok those boots though ! what a find they are everything! This shopping center sounds Fab. If I am ever in the area I need to check it out.

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 14, 2018 at 7:42 am

      My thoughts exactly!! A friend wore them out one night and I just had to have them. I hope you get to check it out sometime. Have a lovely week, gorgeous xx

  6. lindatenchitran on February 14, 2018 at 6:16 am

    You look gorgeous and these photos look stunning!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

      So very sweet of you to say Linda! I think it’s partly due to the gorgeous weather that day and part excitement over new clothes hehe. Have a beautiful week, girlie xx

  7. brianatrev on February 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I so love the food! Wishing I could check this place out!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on February 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      The food was beyond delish!! It’s a chain, I wonder if they have a location by you? Worth checking out : )

  8. Angelle on February 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Take me with you next time!! This sounds like my kind of place to spend the day!!


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