My Last London & Paris Memories

These are the last memories from our vacation to London and Paris! I still can’t believe I was actually there! 
Liberty: Wow. Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe this place. I foolishly thought it would be a small store with lots of floral fabric and that’s it. I didn’t realize it was filled with floor after floor of beautiful goods. From the housewares to the shoes and the glorious yarn section, I was in heaven. My favorite part was the gorgeous flowers sitting outside greeting us on our way inside. 
Carnaby Street: After looking around Liberty, Kim took us around the corner to Carnaby Street. It is a hidden, cobblestone street with tons of cool shops. This area was one of my favorite places we visited!
Victoria & Albert Museum: So many of you recommended that I visit this museum. Let me just say…THANK YOU! This place was amazing (and free!). I loved wandering around and gazing at the beautiful paintings and sculptures. I found several book lovers reading throughout the museum too. 😉

Ahh…Paris. The ride through the Chunnel from London to Paris was really cool. I had no idea I was under water. Actually, I tried not to think about it. During our time in Paris, my mom’s sinuses that were agitated in London got even worse. She was sneezing, coughing, and not feeling too great. We were only in the city for a day and a half so we decided to see what we could see and take it easy. I didn’t want my mom to stress out about walking all over the place when she wasn’t feeling well. Even though we didn’t see everything I planned to see, we saw some beautiful sights!

Musée d’Orsay: This was the first place we visited after we checked into our hotel. Another beautiful museum filled with art that blew my mind.
Lunch on The Seine: We had lunch at a café near the museum. I was so happy that I was able to order our lunch in French and the waiter even smiled at me. Two points for Meredith!
Architecture: I saw beautiful buildings at every turn.
Macarons: We had these macarons at a random bakery we came across on our way back from lunch. They were so good, but not quite as good as the famous confections from Ladurée. Mmm. We went to Ladurée on our last day for lunch and, of course, a sweet treat.
Paris at Night: We booked a “Paris by Night” tour and it was so wonderful! Seeing all of the buildings in the City of Lights lit up at night took my breath away.

I hope I get the chance to visit these two beautiful cities again someday soon! For now, I am thankful for all of the wonderful memories I got to share with my mom. :)


Home Again – A few vacation snapshots

Hello friends!! I am finally home from vacation in London and Paris. Wowee I had a great time. I am still pinching myself when I think about the sights I saw and foods I tasted. It was a truly wonderful experience. I have so many more pictures to share from the trip but I thought I would post some of the Instagrams I was able to post thanks to free hotel wi-fi. It was weird being separated from my phone and internet for most of the day during this vacation. However, since I wasn’t focused on twitter and emails, I could enjoy everything even more! I am always a fan of being unplugged, even when I technically didn’t have a choice. 😉

I will share more pictures and details over the next few days…after I unpack, recover from a serious case of jet lag (what time is it, anyway? haha.) and get reorganized again. Vacations are great but everything seems a little bit all over the place at the moment.

Thanks for all of the travel tips, well wishes, and happy emails over the past week! You definitely made this trip extremely special. I hope you enjoyed the lovely guest posts from Erin, Kim, Katie, and Elycia. I can’t wait to try out the recipes and craft projects this summer.

I hope you all have a great weekend! What are you up to these days? Are you leaving for a vacation any time soon?



Hehe. Get it? Oh-May-goodness….oh-my-goodness. So cheesy. Well oh-may-goodness…May is here! Somebody needs to come over here, give me a good pinch on the arm, and convince me that this is actually happening. Today was my last day of college class ever. I awkwardly turned to the sophomore girl next to me at the end of class and said, “So I never have to go to class again…yay.” Oh and one of my English professors gave me a high five as I walked out the door. That was pretty awesome. Other than that, it was surprisingly uneventful. It just sort of ended. Done. No more class or lectures. Well ok then! Haha. I can’t believe it. I still have three final exams to take and then graduation is on May 12th! I have so many emotions right now. I could get super sappy and love-filled in this post…but I think I will save that for next week. After graduation, I can finally get psyched for….

…London and Paris! Eep! I can hardly believe that we will be getting on a plane at the end of the month. We still have so much to do! I really appreciate all of the tips you left me on my last post. If you can think of anything else we must visit please leave a comment and let me know!

Also, I am working on a meet-up day in London so we can all get together and say hello! So many of you have emailed me asking to meet up for tea or a bit of knitting, so I thought I would try to get as many of us together all at once. I’m still working on the details but hopefully I will have a plan soon! I just can’t wait!!

Even though class is over…I still have three big hurdles to jump until I can officially say goodbye to college. It’s time to hit the books again! :)

Happy May everyone! I think my quiet knitter life is about to get very exciting…