We had such a great week at NYFW, we ate, laughed, made SO many memories, went to so many fun shows, and stayed at the most amazing hotel!
We stayed close to ChinaTown in SOHO at a new hotel called NobleDEN! They were so nice, and accommodating!
It was neat, because it was their opening week, so everything was so nice, and new. Every morning we would go to the rooftop, have coffee, and chat about the plans of our day! I would definitely say it was a great location, and would recommend it to anyone coming to NY for a week or so. I do have to say the rooftop was my favorite part with such a great view of the city!
I’m not sure if you guys know this, but I LOVE the travel channel, and I love Anthony Bourdain. I have always wanted to eat at this certain restaurant he recommended on his “Layover” episode in Paris. After we went to Versailles (pictures below), Casey and I ubered across the city hoping we could get in without a reservation. The restaurant is called “Le Bartain” and is very modest to look at from the outside.
Inside, you will find the most incredible people. The owner, running around stressed out about his small place fitting all of the reservations. The one chef making everything fresh, and with such a great intensity. The decoration was subtle, with one big chalk board carried around as the menu, each table ordering one after then other when the menu was out by their table.
So we begged him to let us in without a reservation, he looked us up and down. Went back to his book, stressed for a few seconds, and then said “okay, we will try this for a little bit.” We were thrilled!! The meal was amazing, the atmosphere was perfect for a date night. It is now forever in my memory as our favorite date we have ever been on together.
After we had gotten accustomed to the city, we went to the Lourve! I love art so this was such a treat for me! We stayed in the Lourve for 7 hours. Yes, we are all history dorks..it was perfect. We ate at Angelina’s to get our day started, though. You know, the famous restaurant where Audrey sat at drank hot cocoa from the gold rimmed mug? It was amazing to say the least! The rest of the time we walked, ate, walked some more…it was magical.
We got to Paris the next day around noon, and we walked from the metro to our AirBnB (which was exhausting!) I would definitely recommend a uber during the summer heat in the city for any long walks you are planning on taking. The AirBnB is amazing!! We absolutely love how cozy it is here. We were very impressed with how close it was to all the sights, and the space we have considering it is Europe! (Which rooms are usually smaller). Our host left us fresh bread & coffee & a sweet note. I really loved feeling like I was at home, in another country! So amazing!
Airbnb <<link here!
First thing was first, we had to go see the Eiffel Tower. We dropped our bags, freshened up, and the four of us headed to see the sights! We spent the first two days in Paris, walking around, eating at cafes, and seeing history from the streets!
I was SO sad to leave Norway! Everything about Norway is magical, it’s like a little slice of heaven. We spent our last day relaxing at our favorite cafe, hanging with our sweet new friends from church, and packing for Paris.
The time here has been so relaxing! We went on a boat ride (which is apparently the most Norwegian thing we could do!) Then we went to the MOST amazing ice cream shop, I mean the sprinkles were the yummiest things I’ve ever eaten! I’ll be dreaming of them soon for sure!
The next couple of days in Norway were spent relaxing at cafes, and church services at night. The Bakery’s here are amazing, and for food one day we went to the cutest Farm to Table restaurant called “The Famer.” I love how quiet it is here, you can actually be in the middle of the city, and feel a sense of peace. Norwegians are some of the kindest, most accommodating people I’ve ever been around in Europe! Here are a few snaps from the past few days!
First, let me say that we traveled our hearts out Sunday morning. We took off at seven AM, flew to ATL, then Amsterdam, and then finally Norway. I am so excited the guys are playing for Filadelfia church this week, they are the sweetest, most welcoming people ever.
When we got in, we were so jet lagged, but also greeted with roses + and great company. We went back to the hotel, and crashed until about five o’clock. When I woke up, I was ready for COFFEE! Luckily, they had my favorite instant coffee in our room. I downed a cup of the amazing Norwegian liquid, and then Casey and I headed into the city to explore.
In this shot I’m wearing my Urban Renewal high waisted bell bottoms. I was nervous at first, since I’m such a skinny jean girl, but they are definitely my new favorites. I paired it with a pullover sweater, and a camel colored slip on from Aldo. (They no longer carry that shoe, unfortunately.)
We walked around for awhile, since our hotel is in the heart of the city. I saw this cute cafe, and had to snap a picture.
Recently we went to Redding, CA for the guys! It was so much fun, and relaxing. (As always) they played at Worship U, and Leeland spoke twice! I love being at Bethel + the community is so life giving. Wish I could go more!!
Anyway, it was super hot the whole time we were there…so I wore ripped jeans with H&M tee’s most of the trip! We also stopped by our favorite coffee shop, the Coffee Bar!