Hi loves! Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have finally uploaded some of the 2,000+ pictures we took on our Euro trip. I thought I would start off by sharing a beautiful place in Denmark , Dragør. There … Continue reading
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My ‘Rent the Runway’ Experience
Hi dolls! It has been way too long since I have been on here. I have been meaning to get a bunch of my pics together from our Euro trip and still have yet to get to it! I wish … Continue reading
I got back on Sunday from our AMAZING Euro trip! I am SO SO excited to share it with all of you 🙂 We traveled to Copenhagen, Rome, Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Naples and parts of Iceland. Each part of the trip was amazing in its own way and such an adventure.
In Copenhagen we have my husbands entire family, including his brother. So we were busy getting together with family and friends but we had a solid 14 days there so getting to spend quality time with everyone was totally doable. We did lots of family dinners, exploring areas that my husband would spend his summers at growing up (and making so many memories!) and yes, we did good old Tivoli. Each and every time we have visited we have gone to Tivoli Gardens (one of the oldest amusement parks in the world). It is such a fun family tradition. I think it has continued on mainly because Thomas’ cousin, Christian, has two girls (11 and 15 years old) who absolutely still love going. When Thomas and his brother were younger his older cousin, Christian, would be the one to bring them each year as well. I think its so nice that we have continued the tradition and go back each time we visit, and the hopes will be it never stops since we would like to do the same with our future kiddies. It is such a beautiful park, with lots of Scandinavian charm. Then we always eat dinner at a place called Grafton, again its the only place we usually grab dinner at. It was funny actually, since I am a vegan (and Danes LOVE their meat and fish) the menu had zero things on it for me to eat haha. SO we asked them if they have a vegetarian option that could be made vegan and I got a look like, “oh no, one of these weirdos!” It was so funny actually, but they did deliver and they gave me this lentils and veggies type dish which was actually not too bad.
Then after 12 days in Copenhagen we flew to Rome where we did one night, then drove (yes, we drove in Italy and yes it was one of the craziest things I have experienced lol) to Praiano, where we stayed for 3 nights. Then drove back to Rome and spent the night and took off early the following morning. It was actually great having a car and being able to stop off where ever we wanted to and to be on our own schedule. Rome was amazing. I know it is touristy but for all the right reasons. I have never with my own two eyes seen such amazing history all over the city. It is a giant metro city and as you walk down the street you pass structures that are 2,000+ years old! It was just so magical to see all of it. We did get a chance to do a guided tour of the Colossuem and Pantheon (which I highly recommend!) It was great having a guide show us around and point out things and explain them to us. Way better then if we walked around on our own, at least that was my personal opinion on it. Our tour guide was also an archaeologist so she was super knowledgeable and really painted a great picture for us about the history of Rome. Then from Rome, our most relaxing part of the trip, Praiano/Amalfi Coast. As I referenced above regarding the driving, I mainly am referring to the crazy roads you have to take to get to the Amalfi coast. I have never seen such narrow (2 way) roads that wind and turn like crazy all along the edge of a cliff….It was just unbelievable how they drive and how good they are at it! haha Then on our way back to Rome we stopped off in Pompeii (another crazy awesome piece of history to explore) and Naples. The Naples stop was literally just for pizza. We weren’t going to drive past the birth place of pizza and NOT get some to try. So we made a special pit stop in Naples at a place called, Del Presidente, to grab pies. OMG, it was everything I hoped and dreamed it would be haha.
the. best. gnocchi. ever. (In Praiano)
This is just a little sneak peak of some of the pictures. I literally took thousands! Haven’t even uploaded them all from my camera. These are all just my iPhone pictures.
Then after Italy we flew back to Copenhagen for 2 nights, which was great. We got to say goodbye to everyone one last time and the family introduced us to “Running Sushi” it was actually pretty amazing. Its a conveyor belt that has plated sushi and other items going around it. You take whatever you want as it goes by you. Such a cool idea! I guess its popular in Europe (really starting in Japan I guess?) it was a super fun experience and great night with the family. Each plate has one or two pieces of sushi on it so as you eat you make a stack of plates in the middle. Here was one of ours:
Running sushi-you can see the conveyor belt in the back!
We asked them if more veggie/vegan sushi would make its way to the belt and they were so sweet and made this up especially for me!
So after our 2 nights in Copenhagen we then flew out and did a 3 night layover in Iceland. We stayed in a hostel (with a private room and bath) in the heart of downtown Reyk. The beauty in that country is unreal. The nature it like no other place I have seen. The best way to describe how it looks is pretty much something from another planet. The rocks, glaciers, moss, waterfalls, all just so insanely beautiful. We also did the Blue Lagoon (you cannot visit Iceland and NOT go there-and yes, it lived up to its expectations). We rented a car here, which again was an awesome idea. No need to get on a big bus with strangers and go around, we were on our own time and it was perfect.
Again, this is just a sneak peak of some of the wonders we saw. I have been brainstorming how I would like to present the trip here, on my blog, and I am going to post about it according to my journal. I kept a travel journal the entire time. I just hate forgetting each day, especially when you are traveling around for so long, so its a nice way to re-live each day when you read the entry. This way I can break down the trip in a better order.
I am looking forward to sharing everything with you guys and will hopefully get the first post up and edited this weekend! This is going to be a number of entries but I feel like its the only way to capture most of it AND show off some of my outfits and give all the details!
As mush as I loved Europe and going on such a great adventure, it is great to be back in the States 🙂
Any fun travels that you have coming up?!
***All these pictures are my own. Please do not use them without my permission.
Jus By Julie Review
So a few days ago I posted that I was going to try the Jus by Julie cleanse, I did and want to talk about it.
I started my 3 day cleanse on Saturday (7/9) and I officially ended it yesterday. I have to say I am rather impressed. Going in I really thought I was going to be starving the entire time, getting headaches and all the things you hear people talk about when they try a cleanse. Well, I experienced none of that actually. I was completely full and satisfied after each drink. Some may know this but I am a vegan. Not sure if its just because I really love veggies or what but I thought the drinks tasted amazing! I would actually crave my next juice each day. I read some reviews where some people said one of the drinks was “too green” for their taste but I didn’t feel that way at all. Each drink is numbered 1-6 (you drink 6 a day) and I drank them about every 3 hours or when I started to feel hungry again. My husband did not do this cleanse so by the end of the day when he was eating dinner in front of me, I did get an urge to “chew” something. Its funny, in the information they give you they do mention that if you feel the urge to “chew” then you can eat 2 cups of raw or steamed veggies. So I did eat a corn on the cobb. This was not because I was hungry (I really wasn’t at all actually) I just really was craving the corn to chew on, I know it sounds odd but I don’t know how else to explain it haha.
Day 1: felt great all day, loved the taste of all the juices, the #4 I drank was the PB and J and it was divine! (strawberry, bananna, all natural PB and rice milk) One of my faves. I also really enjoyed the spicy pomegranate. And I did eat an ear of corn.
Day 2: still feeling great, going to the rest room a lot since my bladder is so full but feel way less bloated already after just 1 day. They say to drink LOTS of water to stary hydrated so I have been drinking around 75oz or so a day. I didn’t really notice a difference in my energy level, enjoyed each flavor drink this day as well. Also ate another ear of corn for dinner
Day 3: last day. At this point I was actually looking forward to getting up and having my first drink of the day. I didn’t think I had it in me to really go that long without “eating” solid foods but I was feeling great the entire time and never once felt like I was depriving myself of anything. I did have some cauliflower and raw Kale to get my “chew” fix LOL.
Overall: I would totally do this cleanse again. I loved that it was so easy, everything is numbered for you, pre-made etc. All I had to do was drink them across the entire day which was never an issue. It was nice that they had a few different flavors that they mixed into each day. The #1 juice and #6 were always the same and the others rotated. My bloating has gone down so much. I feel like I hold a lot of my stress in my stomach and I feel bloated often, I felt like that had gone down considerably. I did take some before and after pics for my own record and you can definitely see a difference from day 1 until this morning when I took the final picture.
Price: They seem to have promos running all the time. When I purchased my cleanse it was $30 off, free shipping and 12 free booster shots. This all came to $120. That is a decent amount of money to spend on juice but I think its much more reasonable then others I have seen. They have coupon codes all the time, I just looked on their site and they have the same promo running that I got with promo code JUICENOW.
Ordering: It was a breeze. You pick a date you want the cleanse to be delivered. I chose Friday (since I knew I wanted to start it over the weekend) and it arrived when they said it would. Since the juices are fresh they are perishable. So they send them frozen and packaged up in such a great way to assure they will not go bad on their way to you. I was really impressed.
**All of these are my own opinions and Jus by Julie has not sponsored this post.
I will be highly recommending this cleanse to anyone looking to try one. Comment below if you have tried this and what your thoughts were or if you do end up trying it let me know!
Floral dress date night
Hi loves! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Honestly, Tom and I had plans to do a bunch of things around the apartment and we ended up catching up on sleep and relaxing most of it instead! Yesterday it was so rainy and I love nothing more then having the windows open and listening to the rain, its SO calming. So overall we had a great weekend even if we didn’t get done the things we wished to do, there is always next weekend 🙂
We did go out Saturday night for a little Mexican dinner in town. I decided to get dressed up in this cute floral sleeveless turtleneck dress I bought that has an open back (pictures above). I decided to wear a cute fitted, strappy, crop top underneath it to complete the look. I also did a fun braid in my hair to change it up from my usual down and wavy look. I got my dress at a little boutique in the city but I found a couple cute ones that have the same sort of style that I found here:
Lilac Festival & New Hair
I have been slacking big time lately. I just wish I had unlimited amounts of time to really post all the fun things I have planned out! Hopefully that will be changing soon though. I hope you are all having a great week and happy hump day! I thought I would share some fun pictures from this past weekend. I went back home to visit with my family and celebrate Mother’s Day! In Rochester they were having the Lilac festival, lilacs were not really in bloom but I just love all the vendors (and the other flowers) and it was a 70 degree day so why not? I love this denim dress I found at Gap the other day, and every new item in the store was also 40% off so how could I say no?!
Enjoy the rest of your week, we are only 2 and half days away from the weekend (yes I am counting lol)
Hi loves, Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. My week hasn’t been too bad, mainly because of the gorgeous weather we are finally seeing!
I am excited to share with you an awesome site with amazing prices and deals called Chicnova! I was shocked when I saw how great their prices are! I did some research because prices this great usually mean they are coming in from overseas and I was right. I read a bunch of reviews and most of what I read was positive. Shipping taking a bit longer was the biggest negative comment I read but other then that the site seams pretty legit. I have not yet placed an order with them but plan to do so and will give a review after.
I thought I would share what I have in my cart. I have been trying to slowly purchase new items for our fun Euro trip coming up in July. Here are some things I just couldn’t live without!
I just love dresses in the summer months and I think all of these are super cute and versatile. When you travel for a long period of time you want to make sure you bring things that you can wear a few times without looking like your wearing the same outfit over and over LOL. I just love that skirt because it can be worn so many different ways and look different each time.
Have a great rest of the week!
Beach getaway outfits
I hope all of you are having a great week so far! I thought a post about a beach was needed since this “spring” has been rather cold here in NY lately. I mean it snowed the other day…and they are calling for possible snow again this Saturday?! Ugh, I just need to dream of beaches to get me through this haha.
Well my hubby and I officially booked our summer vaca!! We are going to Denmark (to visit family) and since we are able to go for 3 weeks we decided to wrap in Italy and Iceland to the trip (I am so pumped!). So we will do some swimming and beach days while in Copenhagen but we are going to Rome and Amalfi Coast in Italy (beach attire all day!) so I thought this post would be perfect. I need to find some super cute outfits for the beach, day as well as nights out on the town and love all of these options.
Here are some items I came up with. Enjoy!
Night on the town:
As you can see I am super excited for summer time and this trip. Happy shopping 🙂
Do you guys have any fun summer plans? What is your favorite place to travel to in the summer??
Happy hump day friends!! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend, I sure did. I actually had a fun trip to Cleveland to visit my sister! It was so great spending time with her, I hate how far away she lives from me 😦 . I will put up a post from all the fun things we did and saw in Cleveland later in the week. Today I wanted to share an awesome sale I came across from Nordstrom! They are offering up to 40% off on their Winter Clearance items! I thought it would be fun to feature some gorgeous dresses. Spring is around the corner and wedding season begins (most of ours fall later in the year but still fun to start planning). I picked out some dresses that I thought would be perfect for all different types of weddings. Black tie to cocktail dresses and that perfect “little black dress”. Enjoy!
Snow Day Outfit
I hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Monday :). If you were on the east coast I know you were most likely snowed in! I loved having a snowy weekend. Tom and I just stayed in and watched movies and cuddled, my favorite thing to do on the weekends when its nasty outside LOL. We also got a chance to make a bunch of healthy meals and juice a lot. It was crazy on Saturday and then Sunday came around and the snow stopped and it was so sunny and nice out, so we decided to do a little photo shoot. I love nothing more then wearing my giant warm Sorel boots, big comfy sweaters and scarves. Tom got me this scarf in the pictures for Christmas, its made of recycled cashmere from a woman who hand makes them all to order at a cute little shop in Peekskill. These mirrored sunglasses are so great, you must check out ZeroUv.com, they have awesome prices and really cute options. I also thought it would be fun to show off one of my favorite hairstyles. I just love braids (especially fishtails!) and they are such an easy way to add a little something extra to any outfit! I hope you all have a great week and enjoy your Monday!
Sweater old from a store in Copenhagen, DK (I also love this and this)
Jeans similar here
sunnies-they have AMAZING prices on this site for sunglasses!
Boots on sale!
Thanks for stopping by:)