Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Year Ago

A year ago I was travelling with my family and my husband through Europe. Our first stop was London and then we made our way to Spain, where my older sister got married. 

Want to see a recap?


We enjoyed quaint little pubs...




We toured the city on foot while extremely jet lagged...

We watched the changing of the guard...






We enjoyed simply stunning flower stands on corners of the streets. 
I still wonder why we don't have these!


We basked in the glory of Harrods...and their fresh flower arrangements for any given display.

We dined on the terrace at Harrods...



We strolled through the Queens Gardens on our way back to our hotel...

We enjoyed each other's company...

 And the immaculate exterior planters seen outside our hotel and almost every other in London...

We loved London cabs!

We saw Big Ben!

And we saw the London Eye...

And London Bridge, via boat cruise down the river...


 We didn't shop enough at Harrods the first day, so we returned.

We definitely brought back Harrods cupcakes to the room. Oreo at that.

We had drinks in our hotel...

And we dined at one of the best restaurants in the world, Simpsons on the Strand.

We flew to Madrid and enjoyed the best sangria ever!



We saw bits of culture unlike anything I have seen before. 
As in there was a person sitting inside this goat costume.

We dined al fresco...

We enjoyed that we were wearing coordinating outfits...{Grandma and I}

We enjoyed Mercado de San Miguel



I hope you enjoyed part of our European vacation. It was a trip of a lifetime and I cherish so many memories from that trip. London made my list of places I absolutely have to visit again- it is wonderful. Spain was so charming and I can't wait to show you more on that tomorrow! xo.


19 comments:

Melissa88Senick said...

Your trip looked like so much fun!!! I've always wanted to visit Spain.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow! What amazing pictures. Looks like you had a fabulous time. I have never been overseas, but I am thinking I need to take a trip that way ASAP! xo

eas said...

I love your pics of London. Can't wait to see more of Spain. What a nice family trip/celebration.

Ashley said...

It looks like yall had a blast! I have London on my places to visit soon. Especially to enjoy those precious flower stands!

pam {simple details} said...

Loved the tour of your trip, Katie! It brought back wonderful memories of our visit.

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Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

aww, how fun! i love both london & madrid.. and have to say, the sangria in spain in the BEST in the world :) looks like you all had such a blast- i can't wait to see the rest!

ps- is that a lily scarf you are wearing in a lot of the above photos?! i adore it. perfect colors for a pretty blonde like you!

Mrs. Type A said...

Looks like a fabulous trip. I studied in London in 2007 for 5 weeks and loved it. I've never been to Spain, but my sister went to Barcelona last year and raved about it, so I'd love to go!

Milla Msa - Not Just Another Milla said...

What an amazing trip! Isn't my city - London - absolutely wonderful? So glad you enjoyed yourself!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Oh my word, that is such a fun trip! I have always wanted to visit Spain.

I'm in love with the potted plants outside of the hotel ... I MUST find out how to make some ivy swags like that!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

'dining al fresco' ... that's all I want to do in life.
awesome recap!

la petite fashionista said...

what a memorable trip to take with your hubby + family! it makes me miss my days studying abroad, im dying for a trip back there!!

xoxo

Seldon said...

Loved seeing these pics, and hearing another recap of your wonderful time! I am with you in that London is at the top of my list of places to revisit! Couples trip to London, please?! ;) xoxo

Laura said...

London is such a great city! I'm looking forward to visiting Spain again this summer :)

Laura xo

Allyson Butler said...

So jealous! This looks so fun!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Your trip looked amazing!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

London is just gorgeous isn't it!

Shane said...

Looks like some amazing adventures! i would love to travel to Europe some day! Stunning pictures :)

xo Shane

Odessa Kammel said...

What a great travel experience Miss Dixie! Nothing can be more fun than traveling along with the rest of your family. Aside from enjoying the scenic views around, what’s more important is that you got to spend extra-special time with your loved ones. Aww! I so love that giant green bear at Harrods gift shop! And Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid is an awesome market. It was recently renovated and may I say that it’s looking more elegant than before!



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