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Road Trip to Brussels, Belgium

It feels like we have been traveling non-stop! My plan was to hit up Amsterdam for the weekend to see the tulip festival but the weather wasn’t cooperating so I drove to Brussels for Belgium chocolate and seeing the little pissing boy. It’s only a two hour drive so we got there easy peasy. We… Continue reading Road Trip to Brussels, Belgium

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Our London photo shoot with Lee Robbins

I got the photos from our photo shoot with Lee!! They turned out better than I imagined. I love the shadow, the editorial style, the color contrast…I am so f-ing happy! We had a blast at the Ace Hotel, walking around the cool hipster Shoreditch neighborhood in east London. Lee is magnificent! Book him if… Continue reading Our London photo shoot with Lee Robbins

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Room 602 at The Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

As promised here is the Honeymoon Suite at the Lloyd Hotel. We had so much fun in this room. Our view of the harbor and the clock tower felt like we were on a film set. The rustic A-line roof was perfectly spooky and austere. Olivia loves taking baths so she hopped right in. We… Continue reading Room 602 at The Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Centre

Our experience at our first hotel in Amsterdam was meh. We checked out bright and early and hopped on the tram *along with all 8 pieces of our luggage* and headed to our next hotel. The Lloyd reminds me of The Overlook hotel in The Shining. It had creepy long corridors and used to be… Continue reading Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Centre

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La Tour Eiffel

Well, I’m going to give this another try. I was pretty devastated when I lost those photos but it was a valuable lesson learned. Always back up! We visited the Eiffel Tower on a gorgeous sunny day. The tower is spectacular and standing underneath it makes you feel so small. It’s hard to describe iron… Continue reading La Tour Eiffel

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Pere Lachaise – Let’s try this again

Rain shall not deter me from seeing the awesome graves at Pere Lachaise. We set out early and even figured out which Metro to take so we ended up at the closest entrance to Oscar Wilde’s tomb so we can hit it first. I brought my crimson lipstick along so I can plant one on… Continue reading Pere Lachaise – Let’s try this again

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Paris for Kids

Our first trip to Paris we were in our early twenties so we explored the city’s bars, nightclubs and less child-friendly restaurants. Now that we are parents, we are discovering what Paris has much to offer for family fun. So far Liv has really enjoyed Jardin des Tuileries. The garden is enormous. There are gorgeous… Continue reading Paris for Kids