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A Visit to the Peninsula Paris Hotel

A Visit to the Peninsula Paris Hotel

A recent stay at The Peninsula Hotel in Paris made my trip one to remember. I thought you might like a little tour! The hotel itself is stunning and the service is over the top. Staying at such a beautiful hotel, in such an aesthetically pleasing city is almost...

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Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Paris Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Paris Hotel

Whenever I visit a big city I try to make time to enjoy afternoon tea at a beautiful location. Since I was staying at The Peninsula in Paris, I knew I'd want take the time to schedule tea for one of the afternoons during my visit. It's so nice to be able to get ready...

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Shopping for Perfume in Paris

Shopping for Perfume in Paris

As a part of my girly trip to Paris, I thought it'd be so fun to go perfume shopping and find a new scent as a special souvenir from my trip for one. Because of my love for great aesthetics in all things, I settled on visiting L'Officine Universelle which has been...

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Which Paris Macaron is Best?

Which Paris Macaron is Best?

Although in the U.S. we hear much more about the famous Parisian Laduree macarons than any others, there is a little bit of chatter about their macaron vs. the Pierre Herme macarons. There seems to be a lot of debate about which macaron is best, so when in Paris, I...

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Sleepless, Inspired, and Rescued! in Paris

Sleepless, Inspired, and Rescued! in Paris

My first night in Paris was a bit restless so I got a slow start to my Saturday, but a slow start was actually pretty great. I ordered breakfast in and after trying a bite from 4? 5? different pastries and breads and enjoying a wonderful egg white omelet with herbs...

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Paris, Party of One

Paris, Party of One

A few years ago, I was desperately needing a break from life and decided to book a solo trip to Palm Springs, hoping for a quiet, relaxing, and rejuvenating trip. It turned out being a terrible idea. Unbeknownst to me when I made my plans, Dinah Shore was happening...

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Visiting Keukenhof Gardens on a Viking River Cruise

Visiting Keukenhof Gardens on a Viking River Cruise

I'd been thinking about visiting Holland's Keukenhof Gardens for quite some time and had the opportunity to visit on my recent "Tulips and Windmills" Viking River Cruise. Yes, springtime in the Netherlands is about as dreamy as you could ever imagine. We visited at...

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Amsterdam on a Viking River Cruise

Amsterdam on a Viking River Cruise

In my blog post yesterday, I shared that Colin and I just returned from the Tulips and Windmills Viking River Cruise which began and ended in Amsterdam. Our flight arrived at about 11am and a Viking representative was at the airport to meet us and drive us to the...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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