Westminster

Today is a cold, dreary and rainy day in Lexington. As I sit at my desk, drinking, tea, I cannot help but think about the time I spent in London…almost 2 weeks ago. It’s hard to believe that I was actually there (I cannot and I mean cannot, wait to go back!). So, I thought I’d share some pictures of our first night in one of the prettiest cities I’ve ever visited.

At this time of year, the sun starts it’s descent around 4:15 and before you know it, the day is gone and early evening has begun. As we got off the tube at Green Park, we made our way through it’s tree lined path and before we knew it…stumbled upon Buckingham Palace, what a sight to see. We saw the changing of the guard and took what felt like 5,879 selfies and made our way through yet another Park, this time St Jame’s, and there it was. Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Cathedral all lit up for us and quite frankly, showing off. It was like a dream.

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We strolled across Westminster Bridge and took some touristy photos and made our way to the walk by the Thames. Along the walk, we came across beautiful lights and a little holiday-land full of little shops and people everywhere.

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We stopped for a hot chocolate + Bailey’s and of course, a selfie. I suggest you make yourself a hot chocolate and bailey’s…you’ll thank yourself for it.

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We made our way back across the Hungerford Bridge and decided to roam the streets, waiting for a cozy little spot to catch our eye. I must say, for our first night in London, we were rather lucky to stumble across the best wine bar I’ve ever been to, Gordon’s.

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Being London’s oldest wine bar, you can feel the history as soon as you walk down the stairs into it’s cave-like bar. It was perfectly European and we felt like Londoner’s there…we enjoyed our Malbec on a long heated courtyard and talked the night away. The night was buzzing with excitement and our first Friday in London was one of the best Friday nights I’ve ever had!

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Needless to say, I think everyone at Gordon’s had a great evening, the perfect kickoff to the weekend!


Travel Tuesday

I’m sure most of you all (at least I hope!) have had the opportunity to get away this summer. After all, that’s what summer is all about, right? Vacating your life is so important and does so much good for the soul. One of my best friends, Jules, took this summer’s vacation to heart and absolutely nailed it. For your travel Tuesday post, let’s discuss the the utter brilliance of Au Pairing. Jules got paired up with an Italian family living in Monaco (le sigh) for the month of July, basically my dream. She’s been there for the past twenty two days and I have been filling up her inbox with questions about her new lifestyle and what it’s like to travel to Italy on the weekends. Casual, I know. She replied with only a few words, but more importantly, pictures. You can see the beauty of the French Riviera below and live the ultimate summer dream through instagram. 

I know what you’re thinking…I’d love to know when the next plane to Monaco leaves, too.
-Hunter