Hello beautiful people!
I finally have a couple minutes to check in on this little blog of mine and share some of my favorites lately…
FAVORITE FALL ACTIVITY
Temecula. We have gone to Temecula, CA every fall for the past three or so years. We actually have been three times this year alone, but that’s besides the point.
This year, it was more of a family trip. So. Much. Fun.
Pure Barre. I have been doing this for a couple months and I LOVE IT. It’s such a refreshing change of pace compared to the workouts I’ve been doing for years and years… Unfortunately, I put my account on freeze for this month (because I’ll be gone for over half of it) … so I’m already looking forward to getting back into it in December.
FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH
Well, one of them… We will be back here (San Gimingnano, Italy) in a couple weeks. I cannot wait! I’m sure I’ll have more ‘favorite places’ after this trip is over.
FAVORITE NEW PURCHASE
I am a little ashamed to calculate how much money I have spent preparing for our upcoming European trip (sorry, Chris!). I needed new warm boots (and needed new Uggs anyway), a new winter jacket (hello 30 degree weather in Amsterdam!), new warm clothes, etc.
I would have to say that my new winter jacket is my favorite. I cannot wait to wear it. 🙂 And, what a steal!
FAVORITE PACKING TIPS
Packing cubes. I read about them while searching for ideas on European packing (since the trips are so long) and found these! I can already tell they are going to save me a TON of room. Getting my suitcase under the 50lb weight limit is another story. Yikes. BUT!! I did swear last time we were lugging 4 suitcases and a couple bags onto our trains to and from places that I would pack lighter next time. I guess we will see.
Also – I can’t say this is a favorite just yet, but we bought this WINE CHECK. Because we WILL bring back wine and olive/truffle oil this time, dammit!
We also got a few of these wine skins. THEY ARE AMAZING.
Clearly, we are MUCH MORE PREPARED this time around. Because, you know, we don’t have a wedding to plan for. 🙂
This baby right here. Eyes closed, tongue out and cuddles. All is right with the world.
This weekend, we’ll be packing and CLEANING. There is NOTHING better than coming home to a clean house sans last-minute packing clutter. It just makes coming home a liiiiiittle bit easier.
Who knows if I’ll even make it back to the States this time. I am convinced that I should live in Italy. #WillWorkForWine 🙂