On Sunday, I spent hours attempting to map out our European vacation. (Back story: As most of you probably know, because I screeched it from the rooftops, I’m headed to London thanks to Rimmel. Hubby and I couldn’t pass up round-trip tickets to Europe, so we’re extending our trip after London and bouncing around for a little over two weeks.) We’ve narrowed it down to Italy … with a brief stint in Paris … maybe. We actually went to Paris during our honeymoon a little over two years ago, and though all logical parts of me are saying “You’ve been there, try something new!” – Paris is always a good idea. And I have a hankering. But we can be swayed. So I’m appealing to you, my brilliant readers, tell me – If you were planning a Summer vacation in Europe where would you go? And most importantly, do you have any fabulous suggestions for places to stay, eat, and see in London, Paris, and Italy?
Here’s what we’ve narrowed it down to so far:
LONDON: Harrods, the British Museum, a quick visit to Cambridge (I studied abroad there and miss it all of the time!), maybe a day-trip to Stratford–upon–Avon?
PARIS: The Louvre (my favorite!), Avenue des Champs–Élysées, an abundance of macaroons a la Laduree, the love locks on the Seine River, and Louis Vuitton (where I will whimper and swoon, and then buy myself an ice cream as solace.)
ITALY: Florence, Rome, and Venice – in no particular order. In Rome: Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, Via Nazional, and Via Venetto.
And, if you’re a fellow foodie – please do share your favorite restaurant picks? I want to eat my weight in Pasta. No joke.