Triangles Are My Favorite Shape.

IMG_3349Well triangles and all sorts of other geometric shapes.  After spending some time in Berlin, I realized how much I am drawn to shape patterns and of all kinds of colors.  I found this store in Berlin, thanks to a new friend I met on my train ride from Switzerland, who told me about it.  The store is called “& Other Stories” and it’s simply amazing.  They don’t have them in America yet but hopefully that will change soon 🙂

IMG_3355(These ballet flats from & Other Stories have become my staple go-to shoes)

IMG_3356(Geometric square ring and blue polish)

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IMG_3352Get the European style by checking out & Other Stories and finding some of the cutest geometric shapes out there!

 

European Travel Awards.

After traveling through 7 countries, the question my friends and family have asked the most is “What was your favorite place?!”  To this question, there is no real answer because I had a positive experience in every place.  However, there were certain things that I liked more about one place if I were to compare it to another.  Alas, I give a few of my European travel awards that I deemed from my own discoveries.

imageThe best coffee (although there were some strong contenders) came from Italy.  Cappuccinos were strong but small so you’d get to enjoy a caffeine kick without being overloaded with too much milk.  NOTE:  If you are looking for iced anything, good luck.  Some may note that on a menu but it’s not the same.  Stick with the hot drinks even if on the beach.  You will enjoy it no matter what.  Va Benne!

image By far, the most picturesque was Switzerland!  Every turn has something beautiful in sight and it’s a photographers dream land.  I can’t say enough about how beautiful Switzerland is.  It’s a place on my list to go back to for winter and summer.  NOTE:  You may not always get sunny and perfect weather so my saving grace was a pair of thin thermals to layer under my clothes in the case the weather turned.

imageThis definitely belongs to Berlin.  There’s so much history and art, it’s a city wrapped up for old and new school.  I wandered for hours on end finding fascinating things.  My favorite to see in Berlin was the East Side Gallery which is a beautifully painted in graffiti section of the Berlin Wall.  I can’t wait to dedicate an entire post to it 🙂

imageNow if you know me, you know I died and went to heaven in Denmark.  Bike riding is the main means of transportation with their very own lanes and horses are not few and far between.  I hope I get to go back and visit Copenhagen many more times.  I’ve heard it is very dark during the winter with very short daylight hours but in the summer it stays light past 10pm and you can enjoy the outdoors even longer.

imageThis is no shock considering Mallorca was the only place I visited that is known for beaches.  However, that didn’t change how incredible STUNNING the beaches are on this Spanish island.  You can check out more pictures from one of the beaches here.

I’ll be posting much more in detail about each of these places I visited, including good places to grab some food, coffee, and how accessible the transportation was.  Travel is such a beautiful thing and a great way to open your mind to new people and places.  Pictures can only show you so much but my suggestion is to buy a plane ticket and get out there to experience it for yourself.  You will be pleasantly surprised by the gems you find 🙂

Berlin Sunsets.

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While it rained quite a bit while I was in Germany, it cleared up a for my last few days in order to enjoy some beautiful terrace sunsets.  My friend, Darcy, and I loved to lounge up here with a nice cold beer after a long day of exploring.  The best part about traveling is you walk, walk, and walk until your feet are about to fall off. So a beer and a lounge are very well deserved by that point! More to come soon!

Real Berlin Update!

Sorry for the Ryan Gosling Berlin update but you can only imagine my excitement when I rounded the corner not knowing where I was and saw that sweet face looking back at me.  Anyway, the weather has been all over the place here in Berlin but I’ve managed to bike, walk, and train around all over the city.  It’s a very interesting city and one that very much reminds me of San Francisco.

image(The nightlife is a huge part of Berlin’s culture as well as art.  This was made solely out of masking tape)

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imageHappy Monday!