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2017 Highlights: Paris Trip

Between working full-time, planning a wedding, and just general life events this Paris post got pushed way out (we went last February :o)! Finally I have gotten around to editing and organizing these lovely pictures to share. This trip is definitely one for the memory books – it was my first time in Paris, we ran to get a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, and my best friend proposed to me! We only had four days in the city of love, and to make the most of it we visited a bunch of historic sites, ate at delicious Pâtisseries, and walked around everywhere!

Seeing the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame was surreal. I’ve probably seen hundreds of photos or depictions of them in my lifetime but seeing them in person was like WOAH. Both locations were busy with tourists but it wasn’t too claustrophobic; we were still able to walk around and find nice quiet spots to take the view in.

I was inspired by all of the vibrant colors, street art, and hand lettering adorning local businesses. We walked around so much on this trip and in addition to finding creative inspiration, I found beautiful desserts that made my mouth water and eyes go wide. I have only seen such pretty treats in The Great British Bakeoff. We sipped and daintily snacked on sweets at a few spots but I’d have to say L’Eclair De Genie was my favorite. Their uniquely decorated, glossy eclairs caught my eye immediately and the flavors were heavenly. I of course also was on the hunt for crepes, so we stopped at La Creperie for breakfast. I indulged in a caramel banana dream and Mike got something a bit more savory. As from my stuffed face below you can see that everything we had was delish!

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2017 Highlights : New York Girls Trip

2017 blew by fast, I can’t believe its going to be the New Year in a little over a week! This year has had its ups & downs, and before welcoming 2018 I wanted to highlight some of this year’s memorable events in a series of separate blog posts.

Let’s kick off this highlight segment with the girls New York trip I took last October. The idea was to take a trip with some of my closest girlfriends to New York to live my ridiculous “Say Yes To The Dress” dream. Before I was engaged I often watched TLC’s hit show and imagined how it would be to visit Klienfields and try on dress after dress in search for that perfect one. Getting to live out that experience and try on these huge dresses in that famous store was surreal (I plan on sharing details in a future post) and was the perfect starting point to help kick off some serious wedding planning.

Months before the trip my girlfriends and I had a shared google doc where we listed a bunch of trendy spots to visit.  On the top of the list was Pietro Nolita the adorable all-pink Italian restaurant that you see all over instagram. Everything we ordered was delish and I highly recommend visiting, but be warned photos aren’t allowed inside.

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Growing up in California I always heard of the Madonna Inn  with their famous themed rooms, pink cakes, and kitsch charm. A few weeks ago during for a quick overnight stop I was able to stay in the Vous Room. Ornate blue wallpaper, a round bed, and an all orange bathroom were just some of the amazing details this room had to offer. I couldn’t help myself from taking a bunch of photos.

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