Nick and I were lucky enough to go to London this September. Even Covid cannot stop our yearly trip to the UK. I feel more at home in the UK then I do in the United States which is a bit weird. Covid regulations did not negatively affect our trip, it was a bit of a positive because we got to stay at the Crowne Plaza Kensington for $89 a night, which is pretty insane.
Next weekend, Nick and I are going to London! It’s just for 3 days. The first day we are exploring Windsor and hopefully getting a glimpse of Meghan, Harry and the new baby at Frogmore Cottage. The second day is half-Windsor, half-London. And the third day is all about shopping in London! I have one whole day for shopping all by myself. So I have to make a game-plan. Here is my list:
My goal with Selfridges is to hit up the food department. It’s like Whole Foods on steroids. Kombucha, organic everything, and the best small farm french yogurt in the world. I’m really into high-quality yogurt…it’s weird but great.
My second goal is to try on clothing from Claudie Pierlot, JBrand, Paige, Theory, and Reiss. I make a list of everything that looks good on me and then scoop it all up during the June/July sales.
I would love to have a dress from Goat Fashion. I can’t afford full-price, but I’m sure I could manage a sale item. The plan is to go to the shop, figure out my size, style and color and wait for the sale.
Oh I can’t wait to shop at Boden! They have the best customer service in the entire world. Their clothes are wonderful. I have had only positive experiences with Boden. I can’t wait to shop, shop, and shop some more! I hope there is a sale, but if there isn’t, I’ll just make a list and buy everything on offer. The best thing about Boden? The petite section!
I need to hit up J.Crew to double check some sizing for some U.S. orders I want to place. If there is a sale, and the prices are close to American prices, then I may buy something.
The White Company is another wonderful U.K. store, almost equal to Pottery Barn in the U.S. I love everything they have, although they are pricey. But the sales are great, and if you have the patience you can get really nice things at a good discount. I’m looking for home decor and clothing.
And finally, my old-fave…French Connection. I just want to pop on in and see if there are a few items that tickle my fancy.
We went on a road trip from Southern California to Zion National Park. It was amazing! It only takes 2 full days to see most of Zion (the non-scary hikes), which is nice because you can keep heading up to Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley. We hit up Bryce Canyon but it was snowing pretty heavily (see instagram) so we didn’t see much.
Vi tog en biltur fra sydlige Californien til Zion National Park. Det var fantastisk! Det tager kun 2 hele dage at se de fleste af Zion (de ikke-skræmmende vandreture), hvilket er godt, fordi du kan fortsætte op til Bryce Canyon og Monument Valley. Vi så Bryce Canyon, men det snoede temmelig tungt (se instagram), så vi så ikke meget.
In Zion, we did all of the hikes that did not involve heights…which means no Angel’s Landing. We saw deer, waterfalls, and avalanches. The avalanches occurred high up on the mountains and sounded like thunder echoing through the entire valley. There were no crowds in winter when we went and the weather was adequate (some rain, but not bad.)
I Zion gjorde vi alle de vandreture, der ikke involverede højder … hvilket betyder ingen Angel’s Landing. Vi så rådyr, vandfald og laviner. Lavinerne skete højt op på bjergene og lød som torden ekko gennem hele dalen. Der var ingen folkemængder om vinteren, da vi gik og vejret var tilstrækkeligt (lidt regn, men ikke dårligt.)
The one hike we didn’t get to do is ‘The Narrows’ which is on the list for next time. If you live in Socal, visiting Zion is a must. The drive was not that bad! We did L.A. to Vegas, and Vegas to Zion.
Den ene vandring vi ikke fik at gøre er ‘The Narrows’, som er på listen til næste gang. Hvis du bor i Socal, er besøget Zion et must. Drevet var ikke så slemt! Vi gjorde L.A. til Vegas og Vegas til Zion.
My wardrobe on the trip was from Ann Taylor Loft. The marled sweater is wonderful and still available, also in cardigan form. The top is cute and sold out, but Loft always has a great selection of cute tops. I prefer v-neck because of my long face. I love being able to wear cute, inexpensive clothes on trips. It makes me feel fresh and happy!
Min garderobe på turen var fra Ann Taylor Loft. Den marlede trøje er vidunderlig og stadig tilgængelig, også i cardigan form. Toppen er sød og udsolgt, men Loft har altid et stort udvalg af søde toppe. Jeg foretrækker v-hals på grund af mit lange ansigt. Jeg elsker at kunne have søde, billige tøj på ture. Det får mig til at føle mig frisk og glad!
Det rejner i Mojave ørken, når Nick og jeg kørte igennem på vej til Vegas. Det var meget rart at have regn.
We went to Joshua Tree for the first time! It is a fabulous park, perfect for an overnight trip, weekend getaway, or a stop on the way to Vegas. It only takes one day to see the entire park. You have to experience a Joshua Tree sunset. We took a wine bottle, a cigar, wine glasses and enjoyed the sunset on a large rock. I want to go back and do yoga in the silence…the silence is amazing! Nick said it best “Joshua Tree is where silence becomes a sound.” I couldn’t agree more.
Vi gik til Joshua Tree for første gang! Det er en fabelagtig park, perfekt til en overnatningstur, weekendferie eller et stop på vej til Vegas. Det tager kun en dag at se hele parken. Du har oplevelsen af Joshua Tree solnedgang. Vi tog en vinflaske, en cigar, vinglas og nød solnedgangen på en stor sten. Jeg vil gerne gå tilbage og gøre yoga i stilheden … stilheden er fantastisk! Nick sagde det bedste “Joshua Tree er, hvor stilhed bliver en lyd.” Jeg kunne ikke være mere enig.
The outfit is head-to-toe Ann Taylor Loft. I was so grateful to go on a shopping spree at Ann Taylor during their January sale. For $250, I got an entire capsule collection! The boots I’m wearing are a pair of UGG’s I bought years ago. What a great purchase because white boots are in this season and the boots match perfectly with this sweater.
I love the cardigan sweater so much that I bought two!