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In May 2015 I went to Europe for the first time with my boyfriend Tyler and his parents. We visited Amsterdam and Paris. If you haven't seen my post on Amsterdam, check it out here. I never got around to posting my photos of Paris for some reason, and since I've missed blogging lately, I've decided late is better than never. So, enjoy my reminiscing of Paris.

 The Louvre.
Palace of Versailles. The grounds were absolutely stunning, 
27 Rue de la Huchette. This night we went exploring in search of some crepes. It was a very special night because I told my boyfriend I wanted to buy a Louis Vuitton handbag brand new from the boutique, and he said I should go for it. But that's another post!
Yummy macarons from a bakery down the street from our hotel.
Poutine!
Putting our lock on the love lock bridge.
 Super cheesy, but it was a spur of the moment decision and I love these pictures.
 On our last night in Paris, my mom convinced us we should go up the Eiffel Tower. Being terrified of heights, I almost backed out when we were queued up in line, but I'm so glad I went through with it. Look how stunning the view was!
If you are going to Paris and debating going up the Eiffel Tower, definitely do it! We only went to the second level, but the view was just amazing. Going at night meant the line up was super short and we didn't feel claustrophobic up there.
If you didn't know, the Eiffel Tower lights up at night and it's really pretty - this picture doesn't do it justice!

While I didn't feel as connected to Paris as I did with Amsterdam, it is a beautiful city and we had lots of fun there. My piece of advice is to rent an apartment instead of a hotel. We got an apartment in Amsterdam and a hotel in Paris, and we definitely regretted it. We felt that we were missing that feeling of living like a local and we also missed having a full kitchen! We saved money in Amsterdam by having a full kitchen, plus it was fun to buy our groceries at the Albert Heijn and make food in our little apartment. I also recommend taking a bus tour! We didn't think it was something we wanted nor needed to do since Tyler and his parents had been to Paris before. We decided to do one near the end of the trip and we all agreed that it definitely gave us more insight into the attractions of Paris that you wouldn't get otherwise. I'm sure I'll write some more posts on our travels in Europe, we're hoping to go again in 2017! 

Have you ever been to Europe? If so, where? I'd love to hear about your travels!


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I'll start off this blog post with saying this: If you are going to Europe, you absolutely must visit Amsterdam. It's such a unique city, full of history and innovation. My boyfriend Tyler is dutch and has been to Amsterdam four times, so I may be a little biased but I truly believe that Amsterdam is my favourite place to be besides home. We've even talked about living there once Tyler gets his dutch citizenship. It's so cozy and inviting. 


There are so many spots around Amsterdam that are special to Tyler and his family, and it was so neat to see them in person. When Tyler's grandma was hiding from a nazi behind a stone wall, she carved an X into it and that X is still there to this day! I also saw the bridge where Tyler's grandpa had his bike stolen by a nazi.

Amsterdam is so cozy and beautiful. They have these tiny little homes that are squished together since The Netherlands is so tiny. We got our own apartment and we really felt like locals, it was actually really fun to go down to Albert Heijn and pick up our groceries and walk back to the apartment. Everything in Amsterdam is pretty much walking distance or a short tram ride. Oh, they also have super steep, windy stairs! We got used to them pretty quick, but I can't imagine running down these stairs without face planting!


Another reason you must go is because dutch food is absolutely delicious. I tried uitsmijter, poffertjes, croquette, bitterballen (pictured above) and appeltaart. Seriously, so amazing. I'm salivating just thinking about it.. ugh! 

Anyway, in closing, Amsterdam is simply amazing.. all of it. I think everyone should go and see it even just once, because it's so unique. I just can't wait to go back! Have you guys ever been?


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I don't think I've mentioned this on my blog yet, but I'm going to Europe in May! I'm ecstatic. I'll be going for eighteen days and will be going to Amsterdam and Paris (and maybe a day trip or two - we're debating London!) My boyfriend and I are going with his parents but will have our own apartment in Amsterdam, we're super excited about that! 

With about five weeks to go, we're starting to think of what we should pack in our carry-on bags and which outfits we want to bring. One thing I'm struggling with is which makeup and skincare products I should bring, any suggestions? Let me know in the comments. Also, if any of you have been to Amsterdam, Paris or London please share your experiences in the comment section, I'd love to read about it.

Take care!

Lush, Lush Haul, Lush Bath Bomb, Lush Bath Bombs, Lush Face Mask

Lush, Lush Haul, Lush Bath Bomb, Lush Bath Bombs, Lush Face Mask

The other day a friend and I were hanging out Downtown and as much as we tried (okay, we didn't really try) to avoid Lush, we ended up going in. I wasn't planning to buy anything since I just bought a couple things last month, but of course I got sucked in. Keep reading to see what I got!


Lush, Lush Haul, Lush Bath Bomb, Lush Bath Bombs, Lush Face Mask

I chose two small bath bombs, Butterball and Pink Bath Bomb ($4.95 each.) The first one I picked was Pink Bath Bomb because I thought it was really pretty and smelled amazing, apparently it also has little confetti hearts inside! I can't wait to try this one. The next one I picked was Butterball, it has chunks of cocoa butter in it which I thought would be great for hydrating my skin. As usual, it also smells amazing but I probably don't have to tell you that. I love the little specks of yellow and pink on it.

Lush, Lush Haul, Lush Bath Bomb, Lush Bath Bombs, Lush Face Mask

The last item I chose was the Cupcake Mask ($6.95) I've never tried any of Lush's face masks before but I've seen this one reviewed many times and a lot of people seem to really love it, so I thought I'd give it a try. It smells just like chocolate, I want to eat it! I can't wait to try this mask out, and I'd better do it soon because I only have a couple weeks until it expires.

Which Lush products have you tried lately?

Take care!