Scenes from the Stuttgart Christmas Market

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The Christmas markets have been in full swing here in Germany, and I wanted to capture and share the happiness the markets create.  Twinkling lights, cold nights, warm glühwein, friends old and new catching up, laughter, and cheer.  This is what I think of when I think of the Weihnachtsmarkt. The Stuttgart Marktplatz, Schillerplatz, Schlossplatz and more are lined with wooden huts topped with evergreen branches and twinkling lights.  Each hut sells something unique, from hats and warm socks, to wooden nutcrackers, Christmas ornaments, candles, or even kitchenware. It’s fun to browse the stands, shopping for your loved ones Next […]

An Evening in Singapore

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Hello friends!!  I finally want to tell you all about our anniversary trip to South East Asia.  We spent 10 days in Singapore and Bali and wow, what a trip!  We finally were able to explore every day and also  r e l a x .  Southeast Asia really abounds with gorgeous natural beauty, we found the people to be extremely friendly, and the cherry on top is it’s generally cheap by western standards!  But before I share all about our fabulous anniversary week in Bali, I wanted to share our time in Singapore first! SE Asia is a bit […]

Late Summer Getaway to Villefranche-Sur-Mer

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We took a late summer getaway to our favorite spot in the French Riviera, Villefranche-Sur-Mer.  Just one town east from popular Nice, this small town has it all: a great pebble beach, azure waters, colorful pastel buildings lining the sea in front of rocky cliffs, fabulous food, and charm exuding from every corner.  When we had a few days off at the end of summer, there was only one place we knew we wanted to be: We discovered VSM last year, using Nice as a home base and each day I planned for us to explore a different town by train.  […]

Bastille Day in Paris

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We had an epic Paris weekend recently celebrating Bastille Day on Saturday and Sunday France played in the World Cup championship to beat Croatia and become Champions du Monde! Paris is always magical but you guys… this weekend was epic!!! Bastille Day in France is 14 July and since this year it fell on a Saturday, celebrating it in Paris was a must-do for me! I had our trip booked about a year out 🙂 and it did not disappoint. If you can get to France for 14 July, do it! Paris has a spectacular fireworks show behind the Eiffel […]

What to Wear to Tomorrowland

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I’m explaining what I wore to Tomorrowland 2018!  Compared to the States, Europe is much more relaxed in festival outfits which I enjoy – no pressure to wear anything crazy, but if you want to elevate your look you totally can.  My number one tip is to wear what you’ll be comfortable in!  My number two tip is to plan your outfits ahead of time so you’re stress free in the festival, and can focus on having fun and feeling beautiful. Day 1: Thursday – Travel Day, Check in to Dreamville and the Gathering Party I kept this outfit simple […]

You Know You’ve Been to Tomorrowland When

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Another magical Tomorrowland has come to a close, and I can’t help but post a few things that only the lucky 200,000 yearly People of Tomorrow will recognize! 1. You get to see the biggest DJs in the world and experience new ones, back to back to back over three and a half days! The music at Tomorrowland covers all types of EDM. This year we saw Hardwell, Guetta, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Solomon, Pete Tong, Kölsch, Kungs, Steve Angelo, Nicki Romero, Kshmr, Netsky, Frankyeffe and many more! 2. You and your tent neighbors all speak […]

Corpus Christi in Sevilla

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|Locatio: Sevilla, Spain| Dave and I have traveled pretty extensively around Europe but I can honestly say I actually felt culture shock in Sevilla (that fact alone shocked me!)!  We happened to visit during Corpus Christi week, and it seemed the city was always on with celebrations, parades, and excitement. Every evening the week leading up to Corpus Christi on Thursday, multiple bands would play throughout the narrow city streets and the music echoed off the buildings making for some loud music.  This city celebrated with passion!  The streets were filled with people everywhere and we had fun exploring! The city […]

Plaza de España, Sevilla Spain

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The Plaza de España!  If you’ve been, your eyes widen when someone mentions it.  It’s an expansive plaza built on the outskirts of downtown Sevilla in 1928 for the 1929 World Fair, with blue, white, and yellow tiles galore set against soaring Spanish towers.  The architecture is that beautiful mix of Roman and Moorish, or oriental, that makes up what we now think of Andalusian architecture. The plaza is surrounded by a moat, with four tiled bridges crossing it.  Rent a boat if you’d like to paddle your sweetheart around. Those tiles… I promise you won’t be able to get […]