I’ve finally come to terms with it.
I’m home, and no longer in Europe where the average temperature is 5 degrees celsius.
Home is fine though… or it will be soon when my post-holiday blues wear off. For the time being though, I’ll be reminiscing about my 3 weeks away and will be giving you guys a little recap of the amazing art, shopping and food.
United Kingdom | I spent about 5 days in London, staying in Stoke Newington which was the cutest suburb I could have asked for. There was a pastel pink bakery, a few cute homewares stores (they were all closed because I was staying over Christmas sadly), a few pubs and some very sweet looking houses. I would absolutely recommend Stoke Newington as a great area to stay for your next London adventure. Next up I took a 3 hour train to visit a friend in the most adorable little town I’ve ever been to called Chester. Visiting Chester was like a little step back in time to 2006 (the year ‘The Holiday’ was released). I spent 2 nights in Chester and although I didn’t get the Christmas snow I had been dreaming about it was the perfect little get away before my next stop.
Milan | New years eve in Milan made my first steps into Italy just P E R F E C T! I had my first (of many) Italian pasta dishes and gazed down the Navigli waterway while sipping mulled wine. Yes, it was amazing. Obviously, I got a hefty day of shopping in and stopped by the bucket list worthy cafe, Bar Luce which was designed by Wes Anderson. It was all kinds of retro-kitsch-amazing and I would 100% go back for seconds if I ever end up on that side of the globe again. I stayed in Lombardi which was a close to restaurants and more importantly gelato but also just a few tram stops from the famous Duomo and amazing shopping.
Rome | The 1 thing in Rome that blew my mind was how many amazing second hand homewares & clothing shops there were in the amazing Monti district. I spent the majority of my 5 days in Rome there, of course after attending all the obligatory Roman ruins and shiny churches. There was 1 more thing about Rome that blew my mind… all of the street kerbs are made out of Travertine, a much prettier and much more slippery surface than the kerbs I’m used to. I think you can gather that I fully stacked it during the first few hours of being in the beautiful Italian city. Lucky I was alone and couldn’t understand what the lovely Italian passers by we’re saying to me. Thankfully, this was the one and only time I fell over in public during my trip.
I have so much more to get through in the 2nd part of my Europe Trip Highlights recap which you’ll be receiving next week!
Until next time! xx