Take Us Back, Tuesday.

Member last year at this time when we were splashing through the narrow streets of Venice?  OK, well we definitely remember and talk often about what an awesome Europe trip we had together last year.  Out of the multiple rounds of photos we took, we hardly shared the best ones including some outtakes.  Hopefully these can provide you a good laugh on this fine Tuesday or at least just a little internet getaway.


We really got silly when the weather didn’t let up.

Trying for the “splash” shot.

Monitoring the weather.


The water kept rising and rising.


I’ve heard the saying a million times “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain” and we couldn’t agree more!

A Venetian Flood.

San Marco SquareIt rained heavily in Venice when we were there. Before heading out for dinner, we were greeted by 2 inches of water outside of our hotel’s front door.

San Marco Square(We didn’t have rainboots so we took off our shoes and walked to dinner)

Venice Flood(A little flooding wasn’t going to ruin our night)

San Marco Square(A view from our hotel window)

Venice Flood(Off we go)

San Marco Square(After dinner we walked to San Marco Square and saw that the flooding was much deeper there)

San Marco Square(So we scored some rainboots and did what anyone would do, splashed!)

Venice Flood(The water probably 5 inches deep!)

San Marco Square(But frolicking in the flood works up an appetite for gelato eventually)

Venice is really beautiful, but it is actually pretty cool when you are sludging through flooded areas. Most of the Venetians were saying this kind of weather was irregular for May, but we made the best of it!

Italian Culture.

Italians do everything differently and it takes some getting used to. They take long breaks in the afternoon, close their doors on Monday, and love to ask for kisses as payment.

Venice(Well, wouldn’t that be nice?)

Venetian bridge(An homage to Parisian lock bridges, this tiny tribute was found in Venice)

Kiko(Ahh, nail polish! Not everything is different in Italy)

Gelato(Gelato on every corner. Can Italians really eat that much gelato? Maybe!)

Italian Market(Salted foods are sold in all of the farmers markets. This woman is buying a large piece of fish)

Carnivale(There were Carnivale stores on every corner. A few had the most impressive handmade masks)

Flower(Roses were in full bloom, so beautiful)

Italians were funny too, a lot of the people I met had me in stitches. But that’s something I can’t photograph.

I’m Gonna Eat You Up.

Anyone who knows Brittany and me will tell you we both love to eat. That didn’t change one bit in Italy, in fact I think our love of eating heightened to dangerous levels. Once we were done with a meal, we were discussing what we would eat next. After looking through my photos I was alarmed by how many pictures of food I took, but not alarmed enough to not share them with you! Take a look as we ate our way through Italy.

Gelato(I tried every flavor, I guarantee it!)


(At times two cappuccinos were ordered, walking gets tiring!)

Meringues(This meringue was the size of my head. Don’t worry, I ate 1/10th of it and then decided that was enough sugar for the day)


(This watermelon taffy was amazingly delicious!)

Arancini(My boyfriend and I make arancini once per quarter, that’s all we’re allowed to consume. But when the cat’s away, the mouse will play)

Sweets(We love candy, we love it. And the sweet stores were so beautiful in Venice!)

Lemonade(Britt found this lemon slushie that made our mouths pucker. I am obsessed with lemons so this was a real treat!)


The one thing I learned about Italy? It’s delicious.

Lost in Venice.

One thing I learned very quickly from my stay in Venice is that you always need a map! All of the streets look the same so I had to remember where I had been by the shops that I had seen along my way.  Another thing I learned was bring a hat, you never know when it will start to sprinkle!


(Most hotels will have handy and easy to read maps for you to take)

Venice(I got this hat at Urban Outfitters about a year ago, it’s been one of my best purchases)

Venice(This gigantic necklace from Anthropologie adds a lot of flare to this striped shirt)


Venice is one big beautiful maze! Pay attention to the landmarks around you because hardly ANYONE references the street names, it’s like they don’t exist. But getting lost is kind of the fun part, right?

Venice Update!

IMG_9565I’d been to Venice once before while I was studying in London a few years back.  I never thought I’d have the chance to set my eyes on these beautiful canals again but with a big open plan, it made it’s way back onto my travel map.  With limited internet access, I haven’t been able to post much but boy oh boy do I have so much to share and tell you once I get some time and a solid connection.  For now, I’ve been wandering the streets aimlessly with camera in hand.  Sometimes you can’t even capture what you are seeing.  It’s so strange that you spend the majority of your life getting to know one place when there are so many others out there bustling with life every single day.  Here are a few photos of what Venice has been like recently.

IMG_9516(Museums and more museums, they are such precious pieces of history)


IMG_9556(Stopped by the Guggenheim house)

IMG_9452(It flooded!  It’s never been more fun)

IMG_9496(So much fashion it’s surreal.  I took this photo with my friend, Mary, in mind.  She LOVES shoes!)

IMG_9584(After the rain, came the sun)

 I saw all weather while in Venice which made it feel like a different city every time.  I was always looking at new things.  It’s such an amazing place.  You don’t need more than a few days in Venice but if you ever get the chance to see it, wander around to see what you can find.

Ciao for now!


Travel Thursdays – Venice, Italy



Pictures from Venice coming soon!  We have both been traveling with limited access to the internet but here is a sneak peak of some photos I’ve snapped.   Also, have you checked out the new app A Beautiful Mess??  My good friend, Emily, told me I would really like it and that was an understatement.  It’s such a cute and fun new photo app you can download.  I made the above photo from it 🙂