Hello! I am Bailley from Lew Party of Two and I am so grateful to be guest posting while Jessica is on her amazing vacation. I mean, Croatia, Turkey, AND Greece?? SO fun. I know she is having an absolute blast!
My husband Robert and I, like Jessica and her hubby, are newlyweds living in Europe and enjoying/exploring all it has to offer! The best part of living in Europe? I bet you can guess...Traveling! And recently, we have done quite a bit of it. In May, we enjoyed a few weeks in Italy, then shortly after we made the journey back to the states for a couple of months! And since being back home, we have been road tripping like crazy to see lots of loved ones.
With all that traveling, we have some travel essentials that always accompany us. Whether we are traveling by train in Europe, by air from one continent to another, or by road from one state to the next, these items are always in our bag!
/Nook/ magazines, books, games, the options are endless and entertaining.
/Trail Mix/ a great snack to keep you satisfied and away from gas station and airport junk food!
/Gum/ Let's just say traveling is not easy on the breath. Make sure to pack gum to keep the bad breath away!
/Games/ Sudoku and a deck of cards are our go-to games. Perfect to fill time while waiting in the airport.
/Ear Phones/ Don't forget these! Sometimes it is nice to listen to music while on the train or plane, a great escape from the noise.
These items are a must for us and make the traveling part of a trip so much more enjoyable. So whether you are preparing for a two hour drive or a ten hour flight, add these items to your carry-on. You will be so glad you did!
So excited to hear all about your trip, Jessica! Thank you for having me!
Hey guys! I'm Jaclyn from Love And Bellinis and
I'm so honored to be guest posting for Jessica. Our girl is living the
dream, touring Europe, as I'm sure you are all aware... so I'll be
filling in for her today while she's away.
I'm excited to share some of
my favorite summer staples with you, these are the essentials I absolutely cannot live without during my favorite season of the year....
one // This St. Tropez Lotion works as an anti-aging creme and a sunless tanner. It gives me the most perfect gradual tan without ever looking orange or streaky.
two //Caudalie's Divine Oil was given to me as a wedding gift and has remained a favorite ever since. I love spraying it on my arms and legs in the summer to give them a pretty, moisturized glow.
three // I basically live in these silky camis during the summer. They're so comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down.
four // I cannot leave the house without my Oliver's Peoples Shades. Every year I try on other brands, but I always end up remaining loyal to my OPs.
five //White Cut-Off Shorts are my go-to as long as it's warm out. Nothing looks more flattering against tan legs.
six //Diptyque's Baies is a gorgeous scent. I always pull this out once the weather turns nice and it's my favorite candle to burn in the summer while we're having company over.
I love these picks! Just picked up this oil and candle while in Paris and can't wait to use them! Thank you so much for filling in while I am away, Jaclyn!
On Saturday, we depart on our cruise! We've been waiting for this fabulous vacation for so long! On the crusie, we stop at Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Katakolon, Santorini, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey. We have 3 nights stay in Istanbul after our cruise lands. Definitely the grand finale send off for our time in Europe!
I have a few lovely guest posts lined up while I am away. Enjoy and have a great weekend! Feel free to follow along on Instagram @birdietobe
I know it sounds ridiculous, but taking these pictures seriously helps me get ready everyday. I look up these pictures when I'm feeling less than inspired about my closet picks. They're a quick reminder of what I can easily throw on and go.
While I was in Belgium a couple weeks back, I took a day trip to Bruges.
The city is so gorgeous and it was so easy to get to from Brussels via train.
There was a market in the main square, which was so fun to peruse. So many fresh fruit and veggies stands, food vendors and pretty flowers.
And then just like that... the sun (finally) came out!
I didn't stay in Bruges, but I did come across a couple lovely places worth noting:
• Dumon Chocolatier(Simon Stevinplein 11)
Arguably one of the best chocolate shops in Bruges. I brought a couple truffles back home and they were delicious.
• Gelateria Di Vinci(Geldmuntstraat 34)
The only gelato of the trip and it was absolutely superb! If you're in Bruges, make a pit stop!