Nice and France Recap

What If We Blog - Nice Beach - Aug 13

When planning out our European travels, I knew that the South of France was somewhere I definitely had to have on the top of my list of places to visit. More specifically the cities of Cannes and St. Tropez, which are two of the places I have frequently seen some of my favorite celebs gush about on their IG feeds. After doing further research on where to go in the Cote D’Azur, we realized those glamorous beaches were a bit more costly and harder to get to, so we settled on Nice.

Most people probably hadn’t heard of Nice or had any idea of where it was, until the recent unfortunate, terrorist attacks that happened on July 14, 2016. This left the whole city with a different disposition, which we even heard from locals how businesses had taken a significant hit from a drop in tourism due to what happened. Regardless, we didn’t let this change our mind and we were determined to make this experience as memorable as possible, and so we did.

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Four Nights in Paris

What If We Blog - Eiffel Tower - Aug 9

We recently just finished our trip through Paris. It was mine and Jared’s first time there and I can definitely see why many people consider this city to be one of their favorites in the world. Let’s just say the hype is definitely real. We arrived from Rome via overnight train which connected in Milan. In total it was about a 13 hour train ride, not the most comfortable experience, but I think something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime.

Paris has been on the top of my list of places to visit for as long as I can remember. It was an absolute dream to experience it in real life.  We arrived on a Sunday. We were definitely spoiled there with the weather. It was so unbelievably hot in Rome (in the mid 90’s), that the 60 degree temperature in Paris felt like heaven to us. I am glad that I brought an assortment of clothes with me for different climates, because a jacket came in handy when it dropped down to the 50’s and the wind felt like ice against our skin. After all, we did just move from Miami, so anything below 70 is “chilly” to us.

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July Favorites

July Favorites

There is a lot of change in the air: the summer season is almost over and fall is around the corner. Still trying to become an expert on the Italian lifestyle. The presidential election is making news all over the world, including here in Italy.  A couple of things that won’t change so much however, are my favorites, as they are items I use on the daily and I have a feeling they will be around for a while.

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