A Rich Adventure

A Rich Adventure. Yes, that’s right, I finally decided to rename the blog. So why the change?

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If You Give A Girl A Ring will always have a special place in my heart. It’s how my husband proposed to me and I think my blog up until now has been a good reflection of my little fabulous life as a wife.

While I love the name and the meaning behind it, a part of me always felt like it was such a long name. Over the past few years, my blog hasn’t been just about myself anymore but about my husband and our life together.

Since I’m not writing about wedding planning anymore and am sharing more about my lifestyle including fitness, beauty and travel, I felt like it was time for a new name that really encompassed that.

So what does this new blog name mean anyways? Well, it sort of has a double meaning. A Rich is pretty self explanatory because it’s my name after all. Plus, I’ve incorporated Rich into my Etsy shop name. Adventure is because my husband I both wrote in our wedding vows how we promised to be each others comrades in adventure and to see the world together. Since we travel a lot and I share more about my life in this little space of the inter webs, I felt that A Rich Adventure was a name that really captured all of that. It’s about me and my husband and our journey through life and around the world together.

Over the next few weeks, I’m slowly transitioning everything over to my new domain name and adjusting my social media. You probably won’t notice anything different since everything will mostly stay the same. But if anything does change, I’ll let you know!

Travel Laundry Essentials

Both my husband and I are known for getting things spilled on us. Pen stains, spaghetti sauce, and dirt are common spills on our clothes. Since we only take carry-on suitcases, especially when we travel internationally, we’ve learned how to clean our clothes on the road and how to be prepared for the spill one of us will make on our outfits. Here’s a little travel case I put together so we’re always prepared for whatever stain we may make.

 

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Paris :: Day 3

Monday was our last day of vacation. While we had a really exciting day ahead that we both were pee our pants excited about, but we were equally as excited to get back to the states to see our furbabies.

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Bright and early that morning, we met a local photographer at the Trocardero for a photo shoot. The day before we left on vacation, one of our friends posted their photo shoot from the photographer online and I knew we had to get this done. I’m so glad that she had an opening so we could have photos to document our travels and our 2 year wedding anniversary together.

Paris Photo Shoot

Paris Photo Shoot

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We walked all around the Trocadero fountains, the Eiffel Tower and a beautiful bridge for photos. I can’t even tell you how much I cherish these photos. I’ve always loved having my photo taken and I’m glad that I have a husband whose a photographer and appreciates photos as much as I do. I think they’re so pretty!

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Paris Photo Shoot

Paris Photo Shoot

Our last activity for vacation was one we both had been pretty excited about for weeks leading up to it. We had tickets to the French Open! I don’t really follow tennis but having the opportunity to see some of the world’s best tennis players play at one of the ultimate tennis competitions was a chance we couldn’t pass up.

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Paris :: Day 3

It was the fourth round of play so we saw 4 different matches, 2 men’s and 2 women’s. We first say Maria Sharapova play which she lost her match to another Russian player. Next up was Roger Federer and wow, what an athlete that guy is. The third match was what I had been waiting for and it was Serena Williams vs fellow American Sloane Stephens. Serena is such a powerful player and she ended up winning that round as well as the French Open all together. She blew me out of the water when after she won her round, the emcee interviewed her and she answered all in French. The last round we got to see was Dojovic.

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Going to the French Open was a really amazing experience and once we got home, I couldn’t stop checking for updates to who won each day. I think I’m officially a tennis fan!

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Paris :: Day 3

To round out our trip, we took a quick walk over to see the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. While we didn’t get to go inside of Notre Dome, the outside of it is just incredible to see! The craftsmanship and details on the wood is nothing like anything I have ever seen before. When I was a kid, I used to go to Notre Dame University every July for baton nationals so getting to see the real Notre Dame in person was quite a treat for me.

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And so that was our whirlwind trip to Europe! We had a great time exploring even more or Europe and it was a fabulous way to celebrate 2 years of being married!

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Paris Day 2

For our second day in Paris, we had plans to head out to Versailles for the morning to walk around the castle and the gardens outside. We ended up sleeping in that morning since we had some major jetlag so we had a bit of a slow morning to start out with. A word of advice, if you’re going to Versailles for the day, get there early! Like I mentioned before, the trains are not as frequent as in London so we waited at least 30 minutes before our train came. Once we got to Versailles, we waited over an hour, in the cold, wet rain, to get inside. While it wasn’t ideal, this was the first long wait we had on vacation so it could have been worse.

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Paris :: Day 2

Paris :: Day 2

Once we were inside, walked all through the castle. We opted to not do an audio tour and instead read about the highlights in a Paris travel book I had with us. The castle is absolutely massive and it was really interesting to see all of the art, tapestries and bedrooms where the Queen and King slept. After the castle, we wanted to walk all through the gardens because they looked absolutely beautiful. But it was 50 degrees, rainy and cold out and neither of us were in the mood to get anymore wet than we currently were.

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Once we got back to Paris, we had lunch and then headed over to the Louvre. Just like other Paris attractions, the Louvre is super big! Our first stop was, of course, the Mona Lisa. I was really surprised by how small the photo was. I hate to admit it, but I wasn’t that impressed with it! I thought it would look much cooler in person, but honestly it doesn’t. I was more impressed with a painting of dogs next to it.

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There’s a lot of other incredible paintings in the museum including this soldier on a horse and tons of well-known sculptures. I’m always amazed at how detail-oriented these artists were when they were sculpting these statues. They seriously had some talent!

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Paris :: Day 2

 

After being cultured for the day, the Mr. and I took ourselves on a self-guided macaron tour. This was clearly one of the highlights of the trip given our macaron obsession. I found 6 of the best macaron shops in the city and we went to each one, purchased a handful of macarons and had a best of macaron tasting contest when we got back to our hotel that night. I’ll have a full report on a separate blog post next week about it. Let’s just say this, we learned the difference between good and bad macarons but honestly, they’re all pretty good!

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That night we ended with diner al fresco at a local café. A word to the wise, if you’re traveling to Paris, a lot of restaurants are closed on either Sunday or Monday (or both), so our options were limited. But we did find a great place not too far from where we were staying and we got to dine on French Onion Soup in France. I mean how authentic is that?

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May & June Favorites

I had full intentions of filming this but sometimes life gets in the way and it was much easier for me to write a post then set-up, film, edit etc. So instead of watching me about my monthly favorites, let’s take a stab at writing about them!

I didn’t get a chance to do a May Favorites which the perfectionist in me was bummed about. My birthday + our anniversary + lots of work + vacation = something just gotta give. But on the bright side, I’m combining all of my favorites from the past month into this little post which means the more the merrier!

May/June Favorites

Fresh Lip Sugar – Petal :: I forgot how much I loved this color! I’ve always been a fan of the Fresh Lip Sugars and this color is the perfect my lips but better color. It’s also smooth, buttery and moisturizing on the lips.

Covergirl Jumbo Balm – Raspberry :: I bought this to use as a winter lip color since berry’s are great to wear in the colder weather. I keep this next to my keys by my garage door and always put it on before I head out. Easy to put on and a great color for summer too!

It Cosmetics Vitality Disc :: This has always caught my eye at Ulta but I always passed by it. Did I really need another blush in my collection? Well, yes I do. I thought this would be great for traveling since it’s all in on product and the mirror on it is HUGE which is also a plus for when you’re on the go.

Morrocan Oil Dry Shampoo :: The smell of Morrocan Oil products is my fave! When I heard they have a dry shampoo, I had to run out and get it. It is a bit pricey but totally worth it. Smells great, doesn’t leave a residue in your hair and makes it feel fresh!

Amlaction Lotion :: While on vacation I got the most dry elbows ever. Like lizard dry skin status. My normal lotions weren’t doing the trick so I picked this up at CVS. This has made my dry skin and my keratosis pilaris (aka my chicken skin) so smooth! It’s a miracle product!

Barrington Bag :: My mom and I have been lusting after Barrington Bags for awhile. You’re able to customize the colors, type of bag and monogram on it. We often send each other photos of the next bag we want. My mom picked this up for me for our recent vacation and it was a great bag to travel with! I got the black and white stripes because they’re my favorite and I thought the pink and orange looked brighter and summery on it. It has a few pockets on the inside which was great to hold my wallet, passport and water and it also zipped up so I knew my things were safe.

Workout tanks :: Since I started Pure Barre, my workout collection has been growing. I’ve been really into these muscle tanks because they’re loose and flowy so I don’t overheat while working out. I love them so much that I’ve made some and they’re now available in my Etsy shop!

Bed Spray :: I have never been a good sleeper so I’m always on the lookout for products to help me get my zzzz’s in. I spotted this in the travel section at CVS and I love to spritz it on my pillow before bed to help soothe me to sleep.

Target Sunglasses :: Whenever we go on vacation, I always buy a cheap pair of sunglasses to bring with. I’d rather not loose my expensive ones while on the other side of the world. This pair from Target was so adorable with the floral sides that I couldn’t say no!

Paris Day 1

On the Saturday of our vacation week, we hopped on a Eurostar train and headed off to Paris. The train was a quick and smooth ride and was a really easy way to get to London from Paris.

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Once we got to Paris, we headed off to the AirBNB we rented for the few days we were there. We’ve never done AirBNB before but we decided to try it out since most of the hotels were in the $900+ range. We had a 1 bedroom apartment that we got for only $150/night which we thought was a pretty good steal. While it was fine for us to sleep in, we wouldn’t do it again. After staying in an AirBNB with a not so great bed, we decided that we both prefer staying in hotels because we know exactly what we’re getting when we stay there.

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Our first afternoon activity was going to a macaron class. We both love macarons and couldn’t wait to learn how to make them on our own. It was a 2 hour class at La Cuisine Paris and we had a French pastry chef teach us the tedious process of how to make the perfect macaron. Once you make a macaron, it has to sit in a refrigerator for at least 48 hours before you can eat them. The cold helps to soften the shell. After spending so many tiny steps making, measuring and pouring macarons, it killed me to have to wait to eat them! Luckily when we left on Tuesday they were in perfect macaron form and we ate all 20 macarons on the flight home. I’m proud to say they were among the BEST macarons we’ve ever had. The husband and I plan on making them at home when we have a full afternoon free to bake them. I’m sure they won’t taste as good since we had the help of a chef but it doesn’t hurt to try!

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The rest of the day we just wandered around Paris. We had bought subway tickets to use but we quickly realized that getting around on the subway was not as easy as it was in London. It takes a transfer or two to get to your destination. I thought it was a bright idea to walk all the way to the Eiffel Tower. It looks so close to you but it ends up being way farther than you’d like. While it took us a solid 2+ hours to walk there, we stopped a lot along th way to enjoy the sites, the parks and take lots of photos.

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For dinner that night, we dined in true Parisian style and found a creperie to eat at. I’m still dreaming of the pizza crepe we had. It was so delicious!

 

 

BBBC June

Happy July! Does anyone else feel like summer just flies by whereas other seasons (cough cough winter) stick around forever?) I can’t believe it’s already 4th of July time!

Beauty Blogger Book Club

For June’s book pick, we read a selection Heather chose called The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson. This New York Times Bestseller book follows a family that lives in rural Iowa over the course of 3 years. It begins in the 1970s with the marriage of one of the daughters. Throughout the rest of the book, the chapters alternated with different stories and voices from the other members of the family. There wasn’t really any big plot to the story but rather a look into the everyday stuff of life that each of us goes through.

I thought this book was ok. To me it wasn’t a very complex or interesting storyline and I kept waiting for something more exciting to happen to the characters. I do think that the author did a great job of demonstrating the characters and their relationships over the years and how they all grew up.

Next month we’ll be reading Lisa’s pick which is Paper Towns by John Green. I’ve always wanted to read a John Green novel because I hear they’re really good. This book is also being made into a movie.

Now go check out what our other BBBC members thought of June’s book!

Michelyn-Brains Beauty & Basketball

Heather-Love to be Busy

Lisa-Uncommon Wife Life

Lisa P-Blush and Back Roads

Stephanie-The Wonky Brow

What We Ate In London

My husband and I are foodies and we love to try new restaurants for dinner. Whenever we travel, we make it a goal to try the best food that we can there. Before we go out of town, I’ll check Tripadvisor for the top rated restaurants and I’ll also search Pinterest for blogs and articles on where the best eats in the city are. Since everyone has different tastes, it can be hard to tell which restaurants you will like and which ones you won’t. If you’re planning a trip to London, I’d share with you the places we ate at in London and maybe give you some ideas on where to dine when you head there on vacation.

The Berkeley London – Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Fashion Tea

One thing that was an absolute must do while in London was going to an afternoon tea. One of my besties told me about the fashion tea that’s at The Berkley Hotel. It’s 2 hours long and you receive a savory and a sweets course. The savory was finger sandwiches and other small bites to eat. The sweets was different cookies, cakes and parfaits that were all inspired and modeled after the latest fashion trends. Cakes that looks like handbags, parfaits with the colors of designer dresses and cookies that looked like shoes. We really enjoyed the loose-leaf tea and the sandwiches were super delicious. All of the sweets were so so so good and since we were completely full by that point, we got purse-like boxes to take the rest home with us. I know there are tons of afternoon teas to choose from but I highly recommend this one!

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Skinner’s Arms

Another must eat for us was finding some good fish and chips while in town. On our first night there, we were absolutely exhausted and didn’t want to go too far for dinner but we found this pub on Tripadvisor and it was a short walk from our hotel. I think this place was the quintessential pub atmosphere with wood as the decor and lots of locals having a pint to drink. The Wisconsin girl in me had to order fish and chips and the husband got chicken mushroom pie. Neither were the best thing we’ve ever eaten but since both were local delicacies, we had to try it. I highly recumbent finding a pub on Tripadvisor for you to go to while in London. One thing out waiter warned us about was that the true local pubs won’t have a beer brand on their name outside (i.e. Guiness)

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Fortnum & Mason

Prior to going on vacation, I searched all over the internet to find out where we could get macarons to eat while there. My husband and I fell in love with macarons on a trip to St. Maarten and ever since then we always try to find some wherever we travel to. Fortnum and Mason is a local department store that has the biggest food hall/chocolates/pastries floor ever! My eyes were so big once I saw all of the macaron goodness there! We got several flavors to take back with us to our hotel including blood orange, salted caramel, red velvet, brownie, watermelon, mixed berries and white champagne. Our favorite flavor was salted caramel but white champagne, red velvet and watermelon were all really good too!

What We Ate In London

Tortellini Cup

We were really looking forward to trying this place out because it was rated #1 when we looked on Tripadvisor (ratings change each day on there based on reviews). I know, going all the way to London and eating Italian food just didn’t seem like the right thing to do, but hey it was highly rated out of 17,000+ restaurants so why not! We ventured out to find it one afternoon and little did we know it’s a small kiosk inside of a mall. That didn’t take away from how good it was though. It’s basically a build your own pasta with the sauce and add-ins that you’d like. It was fresh pasta and tasted almost exactly like what we ate while in Italy.

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Andy’s Taverna 

After already eating fish and chips, we were at a loss for what other local food we should try out. Since we came up short, we decided to stick with what friends had told us and that is that the ethnic dining scene in London is really good so try to eat other foods such as Spanish, Chinese etc. Since I’ve recently taken a liking to Greek food, we decided to try out #38 rated Andy’s Taverna. It was a small restaurant that was a few tube stops from our hotel. We started out with saganaki (fried cheese) which was ok. I’ve had better to eat before. When our meals came there was so much food! I ordered lamb and chicken kabobs and the husband had baked lamb. I had 3 skewers full of meat and I wish I had more room in my stomach to finish them because I loved them!

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Ben’s Cookies

Since the sun doesn’t set in London until nearly 9:30pm and we think that no meal is complete without dessert, we set out to find some. We noticed that Ben’s Cookies was rated in the top on Tripadvisor and we were seeing them all over town so we decided to get some cookies to complete the night. I’m not sure why this was rated so high because it wasn’t that good of a cookie for me. It satisfied my sweet tooth but not the best I’ve ever had.

What We Ate In London

Borough Market

I’m still dreaming of all the delicious smells at the Borough Market. It’s basically the world’s best farmer’s market. There are TONS and TONS of local vendors and restaurants there with everything from meat to cheese to ice cream. We picked up some really good pepper cashews and cinnamon nuts to eat while we walked around. We decided to turn our little walk into lunch and we picked up a cheese pretzel, peppered foccacia bread and, of course, we found macarons and cookies the size of our heads to eat later on. Those macarons and cookies were some of the BEST ever. I wish I could remember the name of the vendor so I could order myself some!

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Gordon’s Wine Bar

After a long day of walking around, we wanted to relax, unwind and enjoy happy hour. Gordon’s Wine Bar was a recommendation from our Small Car, Big City tour guide. We tried to come here the day before, but it was completely packed with locals enjoying happy hour after work so we came back earlier the next night to get a table. It’s a long patio next to a beautiful park that’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. For 2 hours, we just sat, enjoyed a bottle of wine and a cheese plate and talked and people watched.

Selfridge’s

We heard that Selfridge’s has the world’s most extensive collection of chocolate bars in their food hall so we went to check it out. I wasn’t in the mood for chocolate after I saw a macaron stand in there. L’Amandier has a selection of macarons to choose from so we picked up 3. I don’t remember the flavors we got and while they were macarons to eat and I liked them, they didn’t compare to the ones we picked up at the market earlier in the day.

Etna Coffee

We wanted a quick snack on our last afternoon there so we could get out of the cold, rain for awhile and came across this small coffee shop near Buckingham Palace. Once we saw on Tripadvisor that they have arancini, we were sold. While we were in Italy last fall, we discovered arancini and it is amazing. It’s risotto with cheese and whatever else you want in it like pesto, vegetables or marinara sauce and then it’s fried. We had a spinach and cheese and also an eggplant and cheese arancini. I know they don’t look really good but you have to try them to understand how good they can be. They didn’t compare to the ones we had in Italy but they hit the spot for a quick snack.

What We Ate In London

BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

I found this tour a few weeks before we left and I thought it would be a fun way to see London. We drove around in a vintage double decker bus and got to see all of the major tourist attractions while enjoying tea. This was on the last day of our trip so by this point we had seen mostly everything in town. There isn’t much of a “tour” aspect to this since the waitresses on board don’t tell much about what you’re driving past and you don’t make any stops on the tour. The food was ok. I enjoyed most of the sandwiches including a turkey sandwich, cucumber one and a salmon one. Most of the desserts had a filling in them which neither myself or husband are fans of. But at least there was a macaron to finish it off! If you’re looking for a fun way to drive past the sites in town, then I recommend doing this tour. I think it’d be a fun thing to do with girlfriends.

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Vinoteca

Since we had success the day before at Gordon’s, we wanted to find another wine bar to relax at again the next night. Vinoteca was a choice my husband stumbled across so we went there to enjoy some appetizers and a bottle of wine. Since I loved the cheese plate the night before, we ordered another one here. They also had arancini as a night special so we, of course, ordered a plate.  I can’t remember much about the cheese plate or the arancini so that tells me that I must not have liked them. Either way, it was a nice little spot to enjoy some down time.

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Patty & Bun

After Vinoteca we were still a little bit hungry and I was craving good burger. Husband came to the rescue again when he found Patty & Bun. They have 2 locations and we went to the one on James Street. It’s super small with seating for only about 2 dozen people. We had to wait outside and were told it was a 45 minute wait. Luckily you can get a table faster as a party of 2 so we only waited about 15 minutes. Since it was 9:30 pm, neither of us wanted to eat an entire burger by ourselves so we split a Lambshank burger and an order of fries. The burger was the best one that I have ever had! I wish that I could recreate it and eat it all the time! Highly recumbent finding one of its locations and grabbing a bite to eat.

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The Booking Office – Renaissance St. Pancras

Every morning we opted to eat breakfast at our hotel since it was included as a part of the hotel rewards program we belong to. I love eating breakfast out but I wasn’t in the mood to try to find a new bakery or restaurant every morning to eat at because, to me, pretty much all breakfast food is the same and you really can’t mess it up. It was a really nice buffet that had lots to choose from. Each morning my eyes were bigger than my stomach and I always took more than I could eat. I love how European breakfasts have a cheese and meat selection with it. Cheese is one of my favorite food groups in Europe because it’s so fresh there! I also loved eating english muffins every morning. They’re not as a crumbly like they are in the US. And, no morning was complete without hot tea. I always drink green tea in the morning but I had English Breakfast tea each day and I really liked it.What We Ate In London What We Ate In London

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So there’s all the places we ate! I’m really hungry now just remembering all the places we ate. My best advice when eating while traveling is to turn to Tripadvisor. Read the reviews, look at the pictures and the menu before going to see if it’s what you’d like. We’ve never really eaten anywhere super bad on vacation and I think it’s through the help of Tripadvisor that we’ve been able to know what we’re eating and if we’ll like it before we get there.

QUESTION // What’s the best food you’ve ever had on vacation?

Empties :: What’s in my Beauty Trash #6?

It’s time for another round of peeking what’s in my beauty trash! It may sound a little odd, but I get a huge sense of accomplishment when I dig back through this bag to show you what I’ve used up. It makes me feel good knowing that I’m actually using up products and not wasting money by throwing them out.

 

London :: Day 4

A foggy day in London town….You’ve heard Michael Buble sing this song, right? Well, this song perfectly described the weather on our last day in London. Cold, foggy and downright dreary. Despite having some yucky weather, we didn’t let that get our spirits down on our last day of exploring the city.

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Per usual, we hopped on the tube along with the locals and headed down to Hyde Park. I wish the weather had cooperated a little bit better because I would have loved to explore more of it. From what we saw though, it was beautiful with tons of trees and green space. It reminded me a lot of Central Park.

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We had tickets to go into Kensington Palace and I was so excited to see it. I’ve always loved Princess Diana and I just love Prince William and Princess Kate so it was neat to see the place that they call home. Seeing the Queen and King’s apartments and knowing that tons of royalty have lived in this very space was interesting. All of the paintings, sculptures and woodwork in there are absolutely stunning and after how many years they’ve been there that’s pretty amazing what tip top shape they’re in!

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At Kensington Palace, there was also an exhibit featuring the Queen’s fashion through the years. Since I have a passion for fashion, I loved getting to see some of the dresses and suits worn throughout the years. I particularly loved the dresses of Princess Diana that were showcased. I noticed many of her dresses from photos that I’ve seen of her and loved getting to see them up close.

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After a cold, wet morning walking around Hyde Park, we headed over to Buckingham Palace to get a quick look of it. I was in awe of how huge it was and can only imagine the crowds that waited outside after Prince William and Princess Kate got married and made their first appearance on that famous balcony. I wish we could have gone on a tour of it, but it’s only open for tours one month out of the year in July. The flag was flying high which meant the Queen was in. I was secretly hoping I could catch a glimpse of her in a window but I’m sure the Queen has better things to do than people watch a bunch of tourists outside her castle.

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Since it was such a cold and rainy day, I was really looking forward to our afternoon tea that day! We went on an afternoon tea bus tour that took you all around the city for an hour and a half. We rode in a vintage double decker bus and had finger sandwiches, pastries and tea of course. Since it was our last day in London, at that point we had already seen most of the major sites they took us past. While this wasn’t the best tour we’ve ever been on, it was nice for us to relax our tired feet and dry off from the rain.

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London :: Day 4London :: Day 4Since we had seen most of what we wanted to see in the city center of London, we decided to venture a little bit outside of the city and visit the 2012 Olympic Park. There’s a huge shopping center and multiple hotels when you first get off at the train station. It connects directly to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which is absolutely massive! We only walked around a tiny bit of it before heading back but I can only imagine how many people were there and what the energy was like during the Olympics. I officially decided that I’m adding going to the Olympics one day to my travel wish list. Seeing all of these stadiums in person was pretty cool and I would love to get to see some of the best athletes in the world compete.

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London :: Day 4 London :: Day 4And to end our busy day, we wined down at a local wine bar and then headed out for burgers to end our night in London. I have a whole post planned for all of the great food we ate while we were there so that will be coming your way in a few weeks!

We had a great time in London but we still had a few days left of vacation after this. The next 3 days we spent in Paris and we did some pretty awesome things while we were there too!