… And then there was Paris

What can I say? Not really sure why I don’t live here. There really is something to everyone’s fascination with Paris and I still find it hard to believe that Parisians are just as enchanted by New York as we are with their fair city. I see a lot of similarities between the two, but of course, the grass is always greener… This time, at the recommendation of some amazing friends, we stayed in Montmartre and pretty much fell in love with the area. Coming from Brooklyn, we felt the same vibe in the neighborhood and had an amazing time exploring. With limited time, we skipped the major museums, walked a lot, and focused on taking in the city.

One of our favorite pass times is, of course, eating and we seem to have made a small Paris tradition out of our lunches by raiding the nearest Monoprix and picking a different spot every day for a picnic feast. On this particular day, it was at the Jardin des Tuileries, right on the edge and it was picture perfect.. except for the bees (of course, I’m not publishing the photos of me running away from them).

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Montmartre Paris France via youmademelikeyou.com

Sacre Coeur Montmartre Paris France via youmademelikeyou.com

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jardin des tuileries Paris Style via youmademelikeyou.com

jardin des tuileries Paris via youmademelikeyou.com

jardin des tuileries Paris Style via youmademelikeyou.com

jardin des tuileries Paris via youmademelikeyou.com

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jardin des tuileries Paris Style via youmademelikeyou.com

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designblok Prague ’14

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We were lucky enough to be in Prague during designblok, a contemporary design fair that has locations and installations all over the city. Not going to lie, I had never heard of it and  literally stumbled across it when I spotted some amazing interactive installations on our way to the Charles Bridge.  We carved out a few hours right before we left to check out their biggest exhibition space in the old Hotel Evropa. The venue was awesome and the installations/displays looked amazing in the old space but I think there was a lot that could have been done to improve the overall visitor (and exhibitor,  for that matter) experience – like letting people know if the creepy little elevators were actually safe to use or having working bathrooms from this century (no, literally).

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What a Year – 1st Wedding Anniversary

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A year ago today, my husband and I were sitting in a beautiful hotel room in Mexico City eating leftover wedding cake with our closest friends, laughing about everything that had happened the night before at our wedding (while contemplating going outside). November 2, 2013 was when, after ten years of dating, we finally tied the knot in the spectacular Casino Español in Mexico’s Historic Center. We wanted to make sure we could have the wedding of our dreams and when it finally came, we had everything we wanted, including our closest family and friends in my favorite place in the world.  The whole trip still feels like a dream, it was unbelievable to have important people from different parts of our lives all together in another city that seemed so far removed. Even looking at all these photos, I still can’t believe it all really happened.

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Photo Travel Diary – A Day in Prague

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Well, I’m back in Brooklyn after another amazing trip and I’m exhausted (in the best way possible).  As usual, we had limited time and lots to see/do/eat so every day was totally packed. This time however, we were exhausted from the very first day because we took the “overnight” flight to Amsterdam for the first leg of our trip (a good idea in theory, but you land at what feels like 3am). Even though I fell asleep sitting at a bar, I had an amazing time. Actually, I think being so tired that you can see through time makes you even more relaxed and open for random adventures.

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