My favorite season is upon us… fall! There is something about fall that is so darn cozy. It’s the apple cider, the falling leaves, the crisp autumn air and of course the pumpkin spice lattes! This season packs such strong emotions and memories that lure me out into the wild. Well maybe not quite the wild, but it lures me out of my apartment. And I feel it’s appropriate to dress like I’m going camping anyways, that’s where the urban nomad trend comes in!
I’m not sure what you wear camping, but I feel like plaid is definitely in order. Also, some layering pieces like this fur vest and this reversible quilted vest to keep you warm by the fire. Footwear not only needs to be practical, but also warm! Don’t these timberland wedges scream warm and comfy?! I’m dying for a pair! Lastly, top it off with a floppy wool hat, plaid poncho for layering and some jewelry inspired by the wilderness itself. There you go, you have become an urban nomad.
We got back from our european vacation about two weeks ago and we are already getting the itch to travel again! I’ve written a few posts on the trip so far, but I wanted to share all the miscellaneous, random fun we had while traveling around Europe. Check out our adventures in each of our stops along the way below!
European Vacation | Paris:
Our first stop on our European Vacation was Paris. We had a fabulous time! Along with eating macarons and pastries at every adorable cafe we passed, we also climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, explored the grounds of the Palace of Versailles and saw the Mona Lisa at the Musee de Louvre. To see more of our time in Paris, click through the pictures below and check out my posts at the Palace of Versailles and the Musee de Louvre!
Early morning stroll to get pastries
The view while climbing the stairs of the Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Admiring the gargoyles on the Notre Dame Cathedral
Selfie at the Palace of Versailles
The Gardens of The Palace of Versailles
Delicious macaron cocktail from laduree
Reflections of The Louvre
View from the top of the Eiffel Tower
Carousel Rides in front of the Eiffel Tower
The enchanting Notre Dame Cathedral
The fabulous grounds of the Palace of Versaillles
Crossing over one of the bridges into the ile de la cite
The golden gates of The Palace of Versailles
Waiting in line bright and early at the Louvre
The Eiffel Tower at Night
View of the sunset from the top of the Eiffel Tower
The view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Square
Couldn’t get enough of the French Pastries | Laduree
Beautiful blooms in from of the Eiffel Tower
Some delicious macarons from laduree
Paris in Full Bloom
European Vacation | London:
One thing we knew how to do in London was eat! We went to some great restaurants and some amazing markets! You can see from my pictures below, I was mostly interested in the sweets (especially the donuts!) We also made the journey to Windsor to check out the beautiful Castle, where the Queen hangs her crown on the weekends. But my favorite part of all was the London Eye. It had the most amazing views of the skyline, Big Ben and all the beautiful bridges! And don’t forget to check out the adorable neighborhood we stayed in on my Notting Hill post!
The Tower London Bridge
As close as they would let us get to the Queen’s quarters
The Queen is In! Checking out Windsor Castle
The Towers of the Windsor Castle
The prettiest (and tastiest) fudge in England
Donuts seem to be their specialty in London!
The grounds of the Windsor Castle
Tempting pastries from the market
The London Skyline
The Queen is In! The beautiful Windsor Castle from afar
Hanging out in front of The Parliament
Getting on the London Eye
Jeff and I in front of my favorite bridges to date, the Tower Bridge of London
One of the many colorful bridges in London
One of our favorites in London, The London Eye
One of the queen’s guards
Some irresistable treats from the market
A quick stroll enjoying nature in Hyde Park
Gelato as big as my head!
Vanilla, Hazelnut and Blackberry Rose filled Donuts!- Blackberry was my favorite!
The Tower Bridge of London
Big Ben in all it’s glory
Bright Blooms in Hyde Park
European Vacation | Scotland:
We ended our trip in the beautiful country of Scotland. We had quite the adventure driving on the left side of the road through mountains. We spent our days exploring the countryside, hanging out in the dreary, but amazing, town of Edinburgh and taking in the sights. Our Scotland adventure was much different than our usual city excursions, but it was a nice break from the hustle and bustle. Check out my pictures from the last leg of our trip below, hope you enjoy them!
Our scenic drive through Scotland
Castle Stalker from afar
One of our pit stops on our journey through Scotland
This past weekend, my husband and I decided to take an impromptu trip down to Big Sur. It was so refreshing to take a break from the city and spend our long weekend exploring the outdoors in the sunshine!
As we made our way down Highway 1, the views only got more amazing. We stopped at almost EVERY vista point to take in the sights, hike down to the beach and we even spotted some whales in the sea and condors in the sky! The journey down to Big Sur was so almost as amazing as the actual hike we were headed to… almost!
When we finally made it to our trail, we were amazed by the humongous redwoods towering above us and the panoramic ocean views. The water was so blue and clear, nothing beats a west coast beach! It was truly breathtaking! But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!- below are some pictures from our hike.
Lastly, for any of you planning a trip to Northern California, I definitely recommend adding Big Sur to your itinerary! The sights are beautiful and the journey is almost as good as the destination!
a peek into our day at Big Sur:
Notice my geo print compression pants? Those are not only great for hiking, but I got an amazing deal on them. You can still find those at Old Navy or shop my favorite affordable activewear finds. No more boring black yoga pants! There are too many fun, bright active prints out there to resist!