We’re back from Vegas! After a fun filled weekend of playing in casinos, seeing some fantastic shows (LOVE & Le Reve), overindulging in the finest eateries, and studying… (yes, it was a “work” trip for Husband… I know, weird. Who does that?!?) We had a wonderful time! Aria was a gorgeous hotel and for some reason the casino always had the aromas of warm brown sugar and vanilla … heaven to me!
I cannot believe that Thanksgiving in only a day away. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my cousin’s Kim & Alice who are driving in from Texas to help me cook ;) and hopefully Florida will continue to have the most gorgeous weather ever so that I can take them to the beach on Friday. Enjoy your time off, folks!
Where William and Kate got married :)
St. Paul's Cathedral
Where Prince Charles & Princess Diana were married.
Tower of London
London was by far my favorite. Maybe it was because I knew the language… maybe it was because everyone was so stylish… maybe it was the accent… I dunno, but I need to go back. Soon.
Since we only had one full day in London, Husband & I did the double decker bus tour which worked out perfectly. We got to see all of the sights and were able to hop on and off as we pleased. The weather was amazing so I was able to get some pretty good shots of the city. Enjoy!
Charlotte Street Hotel
I just HAD to do a little blurb about our hotel in London. It was amazing. Probably one of the nicest hotels I have EVER stayed in. EVER. It was perfectly located where everything was within walking distance, the decor was absolute perfection, and the bar seemed to be a happening spot for local, young professionals. And I can promise you this… if and when I go back, I will be staying here again. It makes me giddy just thinking about it! :)
If you are planning to go to London, please stay here. Please.
On another note… Husband & I are heading to a meeting in Nashville today so the last and final post of our trip will have to wait ’til we get back… Oh, and Mama Olson is coming to visit this weekend! So excited! Have a great rest of the week everyone!
Arc de Triomphe
This was probably one of my favorite days because we did a lot of shopping at Champs Elysees, and we all know I love to shop. But besides that… the Arc de Triomphe was lovely.
And some other random (pretty) stuff...
Oh, and yummy pizza!
Not really sure why husband makes this face when he eats… To his credit this pizza was delicious. The owner of Pizza di Loretta is legit. He was born & raised in Italy and all of his recipes were his mother’s. When we sat down, he immediately greeted us and told us his background and how he owned a restaurant in New York before he moved to Paris. We then gave him the reigns to make us whatever he thought we would like and he did not disappoint. So good.
Part 3 coming soon…
La Tour Eiffel
First things first… The Eiffel Tower was top priority when we arrived so we decided to go ahead and see the main attraction pronto. It was just as glamorous as I remember it being when I went for a class trip in high school, except this time the weather was absolutely perfect! Oh, and when I went in high school I don’t think I took one picture of myself in front of the darn thing…
We got our tickets in advance so we wouldn’t have to wait in the horrendous line, but you still have to wait in line… of course it was a much shorter line but still! The sights from the second level were spectacular (I don’t think Husband could have gone all the way to the top- he’s kind of a scaredy cat… jk! I’m the scaredy cat! ).
We probably sat here just soaking in the sunshine and the beauty of everything around us for about an hour. Before we left for vacation, a lot of people told us to do a river cruise and believe me… we had EVERY intention of doing so, but we completely forgot! There were so many places we wanted to eat at and sights we wanted to see, and we had planned on doing the river cruise/ dinner thing on Thursday night when we got back from London, but it just completely slipped our minds… so sad :(
(That paragraph probably has so many punctuation errors… don’t judge- I’m jet lagged!)
This was just the beginning… part 2 later…