I’m known among friends and family for booking cheap flights to Europe in the spring and fall. Summer will take us away from the continent, but as deals come up, we’ll find space in our schedules. I prefer to visit European countries in April, May, September, or October, when the weather is nice, prices are low, and there are fewer tourists walking the streets.
My birthday is at the end of this month, so my girlfriend and I are heading to Paris for a few days to celebrate. One of my travel companions’ girlfriends has never been there, but how fun would it be to show off the City of Lights to a dear friend!Next, we took the train to Holland Head to and explore the country and its cities. Any recommendations are welcome. I’ve only seen a small part of Amsterdam and that was 20 years ago, so if you have any adventure recommendations beyond The Hague, Utrecht and Delft, please share!
I’ve been working on redecorating my room this past week, sewing new curtains and framing some art for the new space. I’d like to finish the room and reveal its contents before I leave town (fingers crossed). Next week, I’ll be sharing another cute and clever Halloween project.
This week’s favorite links:
This light filled the house in Barcelona.
This Northern California home is layered with neutral colors.
A kitchen inspired by the French countryside.
There are many design points you can take away from Southern Living’s Idea House.
This home has beautiful touches of dark stained wood throughout.
This lovely Mediterranean virtual garden retreat.
Clever DIY: Use ginkgo leaves creatively.
Photo: All the crowns Kate wore.
If you’re looking for a cushion with a neutral texture, you’ve found your source.
Autumn slow life ideas.
This interactive map predicts where fall foliage will peak across the United States.