All things Gaudí!

The last day of our vacation - so bittersweet! We missed our pup Franklin, but we absolutely loved Barcelona. How could you not? We woke up and grabbed an early tapas lunch at Casa Guinart before touring the city. I miss starting my day this way!securedownload-35We spent our last day on a self-guided Antoni Gaudí architectural tour. We were so impressed with Casa Batlló that we decided to dedicate a full day to all things Gaudí. How amazing is this?? In Barcelona it's known as the "house of bones" because of it's skull and bone structure. securedownload-38We started at Park Güell, which is one of the coolest places to see in Barcelona. The architecture is insane! Gaudí is a genius, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day...the weather was amazing, the sky was bright blue and the sun shined all day long. DSCN0333 DSCN0334 DSCN0335 DSCN0337 DSCN0339DSCN0342DSCN0345 DSCN0346 DSCN0350 DSCN0351 DSCN0354 DSCN0355 DSCN0356DSCN0359 DSCN0361 DSCN0362 DSCN0366 DSCN0367 DSCN0368 DSCN0369 DSCN0370Hey stud!DSCN0371View from the top! DSCN0374After the park, we walked to La Sagrada Familia, one of Gaudí's most famous works, only to find that it was under so much construction on the outside that it was unrecognizable and they sold out of tickets to tour the inside (on Sundays they only sell a limited number of tickets due to mass). Bummer - this is the only pic I managed to get. DSCN0379It looked amazing and I wish we could have seen the inside! Oh well, we'll just have to go back :) We ended up heading back towards our hotel to check out Palau Güell, the former palace of Eusebi Güell designed once again by Gaudí. The details were just incredible! DSCN0381DSCN0383DSCN0385DSCN0388DSCN0392DSCN0393DSCN0397DSCN0400My favorite part of the house though was definitely the roof - these are all chimneys, and each one was so unique and colorful!DSCN0403 DSCN0404 DSCN0409Yes, that's Reese checking out the chimneys - and he's over 6ft tall, so you can see just how big these were!DSCN0412 DSCN0402Barcelona has a ton of awesome graffiti - I spotted this from the roof.DSCN0411 DSCN0414Such an AMAZING vacation with my husband - I can't wait to travel with him again!! He's the best travel buddy because we're always on the same page. Where should we go next??

xo Court





Packing for the Honeymoon!

I can't believe we're Europe bound this Friday!! First stop is Paris for 5 days, then we're taking the TGV down to Barcelona for 5 days. We're so excited, and I'm so glad we waited a little while after the wedding. It gave us some time to regroup - I was so exhausted after the wedding that I don't think I would have appreciated it as much. I also don't know how I would have packed for the wedding for a week AND 10 days in Europe. Anyway, over the past month we've been doing a little bit of shopping...okay, maybe a lot of shopping. It's Europe after all - we have to look good! Here are a few of my favorite outfits that I'll be packing in my suitcase:

securedownload-3I'm obsessed with these Lou & Grey lace pants from LOFT. They're super comfy, but manage to look cute and polished when I wear them. Paired with these Dolce Vita lace-up wedges and a silky blush colored J. Crew tee, it's the perfect outfit for sightseeing in Paris and checking out the Louvre.

securedownload-2This dress is an oldie, but a goodie! It's the one I wore for my bachelorette party - I got it from Urban Outfitters and I paired it with these BCBG wedges. Paired with a white blazer, it would be great for a night out in Paris, but the fun tribal print makes it suitable for Barcelona as well!

securedownloadIn Barcelona, we're going to the Primavera Sound Music Festival (Arcade Fire is headlining!) so I needed a good festival outfit. This is the winner - a fun printed tank top I found at Nordstrom Rack with my favorite boyfriend shorts from the Gap and these super cute and comfy Sperry Topsider Espadrilles from Macy's.

securedownload-1I can't wait to wear this Collective Concepts dress out in Barcelona - I'm obsessed with the colors, print, how it fits...pretty much everything about it. I'll probably pair it with my lace-up wedges - so cute!

A few other favorite staples I'm bringing on the trip? This cute and comfy Lou & Grey maxi skirt, great for sightseeing and this Amazing Tee from J. Crew.

Oh, and a bit of a splurge...Reese and I got new Bose headphones for traveling. I got this adorable teal colored pair - they're pretty awesome and totally worth it!

Stay tuned for lots of pics - I'll have my laptop overseas, so I'll probably be blogging!

xo Court