Summer Holiday part 1

Hi!

It's been a while since I last posted... I've been working my butt off and it's finally paying off. Looks like I'll be heading to New York City next month with a one-way ticket and no current plans yet to head back to California. I'm both excited and scared, but as a 22 (almost 23!) year old workaholic with big dreams, I know there's no place that's better for me right now.

The dreamy window in our hotel room in Copenhagen

The dreamy window in our hotel room in Copenhagen

In the months before my move, I've been focusing on myself with amazing yoga classes here in Sacramento, spending more time with my family, and taking as many vacations as possible before I start a true 9-to-5.

Gorgeous signage in Strøget in Copenhagen

Gorgeous signage in Strøget in Copenhagen

My dad was generous enough to treat my boyfriend and myself to an incredible cruise around the Baltic, topped off with a week in London (complete with a shopping spree in Harrods!). Thought I'd post a couple of my favorite pics of our trip!

The smell of waffle cones throughout Copenhagen was unreal... it was the least we could do to stop in one of the spots to grab a cone.

The smell of waffle cones throughout Copenhagen was unreal... it was the least we could do to stop in one of the spots to grab a cone.

Above: outside cafes and inside galleries in Kiel, Germany

Tallinn, Estonia: a charming town with gorgeous East-meets-West architectural influence with castles, churches, and cobblestone streets. Pictured above is the famed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and my favorite little local artisan housewares boutique: Paul Pikk. I picked up a gorgeous gold sculptural vase, and hand woven linen tassel pillows.

Walking the streets of rainy Estonia in Hunter packable rainboots, Cole Haan raincoat (similar), Zara plaid scarf, Vince jeans, Gap denim button up (buy a size or two larger for a super cool oversized fit). 

Walking the streets of rainy Estonia in Hunter packable rainboots, Cole Haan raincoat (similar), Zara plaid scarf, Vince jeans, Gap denim button up (buy a size or two larger for a super cool oversized fit). 

Ross & I in St. Petersburg at Peterhof castle

Ross & I in St. Petersburg at Peterhof castle

Above: St. Petersburg, Russia. The churches, palaces, and general royal displays are phenomenal. Clockwise from top left: the fountain show in the gardens behind Peterhof (Peter the Great's Palace), The Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral (the third largest in the world), and Catherine's Palace.

The incredible gardens behind Catherine's Palace.

The incredible gardens behind Catherine's Palace.

Too many photos, too little time! I'll cover second half of my trip later this week. To be continued...