The rest of the weekend was spent waking up so late after that long night of dancing and drinking, it felt like we’d missed most of the day, only to spend the rest of the afternoon/ evening walking around and seeing more of the beautiful city.
We ended the weekend overlooking the whole of city (and peeking through the legendary keyhole) then settling down for the sunset in the Orange Garden – the location where I’ve decided to get married. Kind of cliché I know, but it feels like it’d be such a waste if I didn’t.
After witnessing probably one of the most beautiful and moving sunsets of my life (do you see why I’m getting married here?) we headed back down to the city for our last meal and our last taste of Rome before our early morning flight.
Oh my god, words cannot describe the feelings this trip brought to my heart. I felt so inspired to travel more and see the world in all its beauty, as well as come to really understand the saying: Travelling is the only thing you spend money on that makes you rich. Truer words have never been spoken. Tomorrow, it’s off to my third and final holiday abroad: MALTA!! You won’t want to miss it!
Thanks to yet another drunken night in the pub after work, the end of March took me to a new place – only this time to a city a little bit warmer. Compared to my weekend in Norway, my weekend in Rome felt like a non-stop adventure, starting from the moment we got off the plane. A quick trip to drop our bags off in the Airbnb, and we were soon back out on the streets exploring the city by night.
After a few hours of sleep, it was back to the streets of Rome which were a lot busier…
breakfast of champions
my favourite kind of snack 😉
Obviously no trip to Rome is complete without visiting the Vatican City, which is honestly as beautiful, mesmerising and awe-inspiring as all the pictures would lead you to believe.
i’m sure it goes without saying that these pictures don’t do the Vatican justice at all…
Once the sun had set, nightfall came pretty quickly and we were off in search of a great recommended restaurant.
the food here was absolutely amazing!
The night (or should I say early morning hehe) ended in an American bar downing shots of tequila and drinking G&Ts – as you do. Check back tomorrow for the rest of my weekend in Rome.
Fallen in love with Norway yet? Just looking back at these pictures is making me wish I was back there.
doesn’t it look like I belong out in the Norwegian mountains?
After the craziness and adrenaline of the first two days, the last two days were considerably chill. Thanks to one of the cars refusing to start, we were 1) able to take in the atmosphere of the area and explore a little bit and 2) able to save a great experience for the very last day (which I will definitely never forget).
Our last day was just as beautiful, spectacular and amazing as the previous days had been.
waking up to the last morning in snowy paradise
hitting the road again
stopping off for warm drinks and snacks
Before our flight home, we headed back to Oslo to get a good look at the city. Though it was cold, imaging what it was like in the summer, was enough to make me want to return again soon (just little did I know what the summer months would have in store for me…)
Norway will always have a place in my heart, and even though I kept saying this for the majority of the weekend, it still holds true for me now, over six months later. I can’t wait to return in the future, and now one of my biggest goals is to have a cabin out in the mountains where I can visit with my family. Tomorrow it’s off to Italy for a Roman holiday, so make sure you check back.
The blog may have been quiet this year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. In 2017 I travelled more than I’ve done in a few years, visiting Norway, Rome and Malta, as well as enjoyed several day trips around the country – all of which I’ll be sharing with you from now until the New Year. Shall we get started?
first impressions in the airport bathroom
What first began as drunken conversations in a bar after work one January night, ended with spending the beginning of March in the snowy land of Norway for three days. Freezing, out of this world, and an absolute dream, I fell in love with Norway right away.
waking up on the first morning!
I don’t ski, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the snowy slopes.
We ended the night getting warm (and very drunk) in the jacuzzi.
Literally such a dream! Make sure you check back tomorrow for more of my 2017 travel adventures.
When it comes to stand-out gowns that knock you out with their simplicity, beauty, craftsmanship and iconic flair, nobody does it quite like Marchesa. I mean, how perfect is this tulle gown?
Once again Marchesa has hit it out of the park and I am in heaven!
I realise that I always want to take a minute to oogle at an item of either clothing, jewellery, shoes, bags – you name it, I’ve stopped for a moment (or ten) to truly bask in its greatness; and I’m sure by now it must seem like empty words, but today when I ask to take a moment, know that I will be taking several. These Steve madden boots are life and I do not care about the price. Ninety-nine pouds, scmighty-nine pounds. They will be mine…!!
Oh and FYI, every time I need to take a moment, trust me when I say it’s the greatest piece I’ve seen in my life, because it honestly feels that way to me.
I first added these ultra-cute studs to my wish list back in March, but it wasn’t until last week when I was browsing for a pair of earrings that I stumbled across them (and fell in love with them again). There’s something about personalised things (even if it is just one letter) that I really REALLY love, so whenever I see anything with the potential to be personalised, I fall head over heels in love! Case in point these gold alphabet earrings from Catbird, that are beautiful, chic and simple (and we all know how I love my accessories chic and simple).
I wonder which letter (or two) I’ll get? Watch this space 😀