I don't know why - I don't recall reading it anywhere - but I just knew that stopping by the Louvre at sunset would be a beautiful sight. And fortunately, it didn't disappoint! Given our short visit, we decided against visiting the Louvre as it's so huge you could easily spend an entire day there. … Continue reading The Louvre at Sunset
Shopping & People Watching In Paris
Paris and shopping, I mean they do kinda go hand in hand. So off to the Champs-Élysées we went!There were so many shops -- and a LINE just to get into Louis Vitton! Ridiculous.I was totally crushing on these high-heeled-high-tops in one store... but couldn't fathom spending $250 on them! And of course the treats! … Continue reading Shopping & People Watching In Paris
Gosh Notre-Dame It!
After a quick breakfast at the hotel - with the most DELICIOUS croissants, we were off to Notre Dame! We arrived just before noon, and it turns out they still hold services, so we were able to witness mass. Notre Dame was overwhelming. I don't consider myself to be that religious, but you couldn't help… Continue reading Gosh Notre-Dame It!
Of course our first real stop in Paris was the Eiffel Tower. This was literally 10 minutes from our hotel, by foot. It was wonderful! It's just too tall to fit in the frame straight! We had been warned that the line can get pretty bad, and it did loop around the plaza beneath the… Continue reading Ascending Eiffel
Eurostar to Paris!
I mean, we were taking the time off to fly across the ocean. A trip we likely won't get to make again, so you better believe we were fitting a trip to Paris into things! To get there, we had to wake up at 5am to have enough time to dress, last-minute pack and get… Continue reading Eurostar to Paris!
London Eyes Are Watching You
Mwahahaha now I KNOW you have this song stuck in your head. Go ahead, thank me. 😉 But visiting the London Eye was the name of the game the evening of our full day in London, on bank holiday no less! Yes, we managed to be in town for the first Monday after May 1st. … Continue reading London Eyes Are Watching You
Of Palaces and Towers in London
So we left off after taking a look at Westminster Abbey where I wistfully dreamed of marrying a prince and gawked at the beautiful architecture and almost incomprehensible amount of history that has occurred there. Then we made a mad dash to Buckingham Palace to try and catch the changing of the guard. And a… Continue reading Of Palaces and Towers in London
Away to London!
When it rains it pours around here! It seems now I am the one sick with pneumonia for memorial day weekend. I put together a good number of posts early this week to get things rolling again, but things may get spotty again before we get to Paris. Ugh. After a few days in southern… Continue reading Away to London!
So This One Time I Flew Across the Ocean…
...and MAN were my arms tired! *badumcheech* So I've managed to make it back after a wonderful 10 days in southern England, London and Paris. And what an amazing trip it was! I went with my childhood best friend, Molly, stayed with our best friend Brynn and her husband Gary, before meeting up with my… Continue reading So This One Time I Flew Across the Ocean…
I Survived Europe!
I promise there will be plennnty of blogger vacation photos, but even better I totally did some decor shopping and of course took some inspiration photos too! So I have a LOT to share! The trouble is, I took over 2000 photos on the trip which means I have a good amount of cleaning up… Continue reading I Survived Europe!
All this week we're sharing inspiring decor from Europe because, well, after MONTHS of planning I am FINALLY there! By now I'm likely ogling the designer labels through shop windows while filling an entire memory card with pictures of the Eiffel tower alone. Speaking of, this iconic Parisian landmark is quite the point of inspiration… Continue reading Parisian Perusing
This Lady is a Packing Pro
With the power of Pinterest, I found an old article from the New York Times highlighting how a Flight Attendant packs 10 days worth of clothes in a carry on. Everyone knows at least in the back of their mind that rolling your clothes works better than folding when packing in a tight fit.... but… Continue reading This Lady is a Packing Pro