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Honeymooners in London

 

Oh, London - How I loved thee! Our honeymoon in London was fantastic! We trekked the city high and low and had the best time. Chuck is such a great travel buddy and we packed our days full of private tours, pub crawls, trying local food, and just getting lost. Getting lost really is one of my favorite things to do while on vacation, I really think that’s when you find the hidden treasures.

While wandering around, we found an awesome tea room called Sketch, little did we know , it is also transformed into a Michelin Star restaurant at night. With floor to ceiling pink walls, pink couches, and eclectic artwork tracing the walls - Chuck and I splurged on delicious tea, scones, and adorable treats.

 

So afternoon tea was my idea and my day to something fun and girly and this place was definitely both fun and girly. Now it was Chucks turn to plan a day for us, whatever he wanted to do. Chuck is a huge European soccer fan, like huge. Every Saturday he is up at the crack of dawn to watch his favorite team, Chelsea Football Club and what perfect timing they were playing while we were in town! (Just kidding, we literally planned our honeymoon around this soccer game). But the day came, and we headed to Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea beat QPR! A wonderful day spent with lots of beer, meat pies, and cheering fans - Chuck definitely  felt like he was home.

Aside from those two days, we also took a private tour of The Tower of London. So fun to learn all of crazy things that happened there, the murders, the beheadings, and oddly it was also a zoo? That made me laugh when I heard that! And luckily we were there during the Poppies and seeing the vibrant red against the gloomy skies was beautiful and seeing all of the people remembering the lives lost during WW1 was a beautiful sight as well.

 

Hope this gave you an idea of London and all of the amazing additions it has to offer. The history, the people, the food, the nightlife, everything was so fun! Make sure to travel to London when you get a chance - you won’t regret it!

Valentine’s Day Gifts - For Him

Hope you guys got some good ideas for my “Valentine’s Day Gifts - For Her” post! Now onto the guys - I don’t know about you, but I am always struggling to get my guy a gift. Whether it be Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and especially Valentine’s Day! Every time I ask him for ideas he says the same things, “whatever you like babe”. UGHHH!!! I’ve searched high and low for some ideas to get your man on Valentine’s Day, hopefully they help and we aren’t out shopping on Friday the 13th! ~Spooky~

 

So these are some of the things i am hoping to get my husband on Valentine’s Day! I think they are a nice mix of use and fun - my husband is a huge fan of coffee so a french press is an obvious choice for me!

  1. Uppercut Delux Hair Pomade - Asos.com
  2. Asos Watch with Embossed Crest Face - Asos.com
  3. Sandqvist Sune Briefcase - Asos.com
  4. SterlingPro Coffee and Espresso Maker - Amazon.com

Hope this helped! I think all of these would be appreciated by the guy in your life, and P.S. that briefcase is amazing, I want it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Gifts - For Her

[Wiley Valentine – wileyvalentine.com]

 

It’s that time of year again! There are two types of people in this world – the ones who are obsessed with all things valentines and those who aren’t – booooooo! In case you haven’t guessed yet, I am definitely a Valentine’s Day girl! The colors, the hearts, the candy, the roses – oh the list goes on and on…. And on and on…..

If you’re having a tough time coming up with something to get the special girl in your life – have no fear!

Here is a little list of things I’m currently loving – all with a Valentine twist on it.

I’ve picked out just a couple of my favorite things! Like I said, I’m all about pink and red during this month so of course my favorites had to reflect that! Plus – that XOXO sign, I died! I need it, I might have to show that to Chuck! Take a look at the links below!

  1. Love and Lemons – Be Mine Bra – Nasty Gal
  2. Rebecca Minkoff – Mini 5 Zip Convertible Cross Body Bag
  3. Kendra Scott ‘Alex’ Drop Earrings – Magenta Magnesite/Gold – Nordstrom
  4. Universal Iron Works – Marquee Lights XOXO

Becoming a Goff

Last year I married my best friend. It was amazing, I seriously hope every bride feels like I did on my wedding day. I got married in Palm Springs, CA at an estate called The Sandacre Estate, and it was absolutely beautiful. Having a “destination” wedding is difficult, Palm Springs isn’t as far as Hawaii or other popular Destinations but since mine didn’t have a specific wedding layout or “wedding binder” it was tough. Still completely worth it and the best day of my life…so far! ;)

The estate was the main focus point, it is an old Spanish estate with old Hollywood glam oozing everywhere. Rumor has it, this was one of Marilyn Monroe’s favorite escapes from Hollywood. See that window on the second floor with my dress hanging in it? That’s where Marilyn slept!

 

Here is Chuck and I in front the gates that enter onto to the property and the green hedges surround the property as well. When you’re inside those gates, you feel like you’re in a different country. But the guests were always reminded of Palm Springs with those picturesque mountains in the background.

My grandfather, Jim, married Chuck and I in the backyard of the Estate. As you can see, it was a lush paradise with winding branches, orange flowesrs, and the famous hedge. Looking at this I feel like we were in Hawaii, but again, those mountains love to make an impression.

(Photography: Nathan Worden Photography - Location: Sand Acre Estate)