Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Our Trip to Paris, Milan, Florence and Venice - Part 1 Paris

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

We just got home from our 20th Anniversary trip to Europe!  It all started when I stumbled upon extremely discounted roundtrip airfare from JFK to CDG (Paris) for $200.00 each. Yes, you read that correctly!  Our total airfare from New York to Paris was only $200!  The sale took place over the summer and I booked the latest possible dates hoping it wouldn't be too cold.

Decor inspiration from a Hotel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today was part snow day, part work from home day and a whole lot of juggling.  Am I the only Mom that feels like I come up short in all areas on days like today?  School is cancelled tomorrow too! Yikes!

Yesterday I posted about some awesome gold and white ceramics from Zgallerie.  Then I remembered that I had seen them before.  In my real life, full-time job, I work in the hospitality field and went on a work field trip to see the new Courtyard and Residence Inn Richmond Downtown. Yall, they are gorgeous hotels!  SO cool!

I love this gallery wall! It's a great mix of shapes and different kinds of art with silhouettes, black and white photography and color artwork.

Gallery Wall

They also mixed in a lot of white ceramic books.

I found many of the artifacts at ZGallerie if you want to achieve a similar look in your home with white and gold decor.

Which piece is your favorite?

Myrtle Beach Family Trip

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We are on our way home from a long weekend at Myrtle Beach.  Unfortunately, it was rainy and overcast our whole trip.  We made the most of it though.  I recommend staying at Kingston Plantation as it is ocean front and close to the Tanger Outlets, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing.

Luckily we had brought the Lego Creator Seaside House with us.  We built two of the three builds at a card table in front of the huge ocean front balcony.  

We actually made it to the beach for a couple rain free hours, did lots of shopping, ate a lot of seafood and played  miniature golf late night.  Plus we made wonderful memories with Nana, Papa, Uncle Tom, Aunt Michelle & Cousin Efward.

What does your family do on rainy days while on vacation?

Magical Disney Cruise

Saturday, March 1, 2014

We just got back from a magical Disney Cruise aboard the re-imagined Disney Magic.  There are tons of blogs out there with Disney Cruising tips, here are my few favorites:

1. Book through AAA to receive fun perks including a $100 photo credit that affords you 4-8 x 10's and 3-5 x 7's.  Thanks Becky!

2. Bring a large beverage cup to refill at the soda station on deck 9.  It's a long trip to get up there from most places on the ship and the cups they provide are tiny.  See the size of this cup being held by my 3 year old.

3.  You do not have to eat breakfast at 6:45am. That is WAY too early on your final day of vacation.  Instead you can grab a quick bite from the buffet at Cabana's before departing around 8:30am.

4. Watch the latest Disney release movies on board at the Theater. We saw Frozen and it was Amazing!  One of my top 10 from the trip!

Vacation Wall Art

Friday, February 21, 2014

I love to use art in my home that is personal to my family as I think that helps make our house a home. I am a big fan of Albie Design's. I would love the Washington DC, San Diego and the San Fran prints. 

I found a similar style of prints at Ikea of Paris and London which were some of our favorite vacations.

Poster, set of 3, London, Paris, New York

Do you have any travel prints in your home from vacations?  Or vacations you are dreaming about?