Our Honeymoon – London & Paris

I guess it’s about time I write a post about our honeymoon!

 


Day 1: We left 3 days after our wedding, early on a Tuesday morning. We flew LAX -> MIA, then MIA-London. I had a scratchy throat all morning, but figured it was just the short night of sleep we got before heading to LAX. On our flight from Miami to London I came down with a fever and started to really feel like I was getting sick. We arrived in London at about 9am and went straight to our hotel. Stupid me made us a tea reservation for 4 hours after we arrived (I thought I made it for the following day but oops, there’s a major time difference!). So we rested until we had to leave for tea and by then I was feeling completely done for. We got to tea at Sketch (which was rad and also kind of trippy and scary – I guess the name is fitting). Christian was in a bad mood from the minute we got there because I forgot to check the cost and tea ended up being over $150 — WOOPS!! On top of that I couldn’t even make it through our reservation, so we had to leave before even finishing. Great first day of the honeymoon right?!

Day 2: I stayed in bed this entire day feeling AW FUL. I took about 39 baths to try to get my fever down and what felt like overdoses of British DayQuil/NyQuil & Suddafed. Oh and Christian brought me Krispy Kremes. And if you know me, this was the single greatest thing he could have done for me aside from like flying Jakson out or something.

 

 





Day 3: I still wasn’t feeling any better, so again I spent the majority of the day in bed. I was starting to piss myself off for wasting our honeymoon, horrible timing by my body like seriously! So I threw on a trench coat, as any London tourist would do, covered my gross looking face with sunglasses, and we went down the street to grab some Italian food. Though I had no appetite, I got some minestrone soup which was AMAZING! Christian most likely had Chicken. I never pay attention to what he orders anymore because it’s ALWAYS chicken. Always. Oh and Christian brought Krispy Kremes again. This time he got a dozen. Just when I thought I could not possibly be anymore in love with him! 😉

 

 

 

 





Day 4: Slowly getting better! The DayQuil stuff was finally starting to work for short periods of time, so we decided to trek out to Buckingham Palace. It was a beautiful day out, so we walked from Buckingham through Hyde Park (I think that’s the correct name!) over to Piccadilly Circus. We shopped for a bit at Zara & Topshop, then my medicine wore off so we had to get back to the hotel. We both ended up getting some pretty good stuff, though! I got a vegan leather midi pencil skirt, brown suede boots, and an olive green suede trench. Christian got some shoes, a nice soft peacoat, and something else that I can’t remember -_-

 

 

 




Day 5: Our last day in London! We spent the day walking around near our hotel. We went to some shops but mainly just walked and enjoyed the day together. We rested for a few hours after, then met up with Candice, one of my childhood friends who recently relocated to London! We went for an amazing Italian dinner and then to some really cool pubs. We had an amazing night and got to see some of the awesome local hangouts, since my friends boyfriend is a born and raised Londoner. Oh and can it get more British than this?! – Christian and Candice’s boyfriend, Danny, watching a rugby game in a pub. RIGHT?!


 

 





Day 6: We took an early train to Paris. The ride was gorgeous! We went through some really beautiful countrysides and saw the most incredible scenery. (Well I saw the scenery – Christian saw the back of his eyelids..) We stayed at the Hilton Paris Opera which is gorgeous!! And our room was beautiful. The first night, we walked to a little Parisian cafe for dinner. It was so cute and the food was seriously insanely good. Christian had chicken, but not just any chicken this time, the “best chicken hes ever had in his life.” Which we all know is a more coveted award than the Nobel Prize so this was BIG STUFF guys. I had pasta bolognese which was also incredible. We called it an early night because Christian was starting to feel sick too 🙁

Day 7: Christian woke up really early that morning and took my camera to the Arc di Triomphe, the Lourve, and some other fun spots. I was starting to feel crazy sick again, so I spent the day in the bath/bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8: I forgot to mention that my perfect mom overnighted antibiotics from my doctor to Paris!! I got them the day after we arrived so by this day (day 8) I was FINALLY starting to improve. We took a train to Versailles. I was immediately overwhelmed with how gorgeous this place is, and we hadn’t even stepped inside yet! The line to get in was like the worst thing I had ever seen – it was like Christmas at Disneyland and the DMV had line quintuplets. Times 2. So bad. And it was freezingly windy, so we decided to skip the inside and just see the gardens, which is what I wanted to do most anyway. It was awesome because we got there right when it opened, so we were just about the only ones there. We had so much fun exploring and by the time we were leaving, the crowds were pouring in. SCORE! We trained back to the hotel, rested a bit, then went to the Eiffel Tower!!! We of course stopped for Nutella filled crepes on the way, then made our way to the beauty. We went right at dusk and the view was clear and stunning. We went on one of the cute little carousels too 🙂 I HAD to get Jakson a souvinier so he wasn’t as mad at us for being gone, so we picked up a stuffed Eiffel Tower that says “I Love Paris” and a little pink puppy (that looked white because it was dark out so oops on my part) that walks and barks just like him hahahha! (see photo/video below)

23 Comments

  • Reply Claire Collopy October 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Sounds like you had a tough time on honeymoon health wise but you made the best of it. Your photos are amazing x

  • Reply ana de jesus October 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I am sorry to hear that you were unwell on your honeymoon but the pictures are absolutely gorgeous and you both look like the perfect couple.

  • Reply Kid Minds October 20, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Oh gosh, so sorry you came down with a nasty fever on your honeymoon. How nice of your mom to overnight the meds. Your smile is as dazzling as ever even on your sick days!

  • Reply Cynthia October 20, 2015 at 12:53 am

    The photo's are beautiful, I hope you're better now and the illness didnt slow you down too much

  • Reply Stacey D October 20, 2015 at 4:45 am

    What lousy timing to get sick on your honeymoon! I am glad that you were able to make the best of it and get out and about a bit. Aren't moms the best!?! I am glad that yours was able to get you some medicine.

  • Reply Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio October 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Well it looks like you had a good rim regardless of the situation & hopefully you are all well now. Great pics though

  • Reply Janet Krugel October 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Great photos and memories. I hope you both are feeling better now and what an adorable puppy!

  • Reply alexandria waning October 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Looks lovely. Sorry you were sicky. It always comes at a bad time, right?! Can I just say that I love that you are rocking turtlenecks?! I am obsessed with them.

  • Reply Jaclyn Kent October 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Ugh it sucks that you were sick! Sounds like a good excuse to go back on your anniversary. 😉

  • Reply marwa hayat October 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I am sorry to hear that ou were sick, I hope you had the best time!
    Thanks for sharing!:)

  • Reply Jen K October 20, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I have always wanted to visit London. Sounds like you had a good time despite being sick.

  • Reply Kids Are A Trip October 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like it was still a great trip even though you were sick. At least you have great pictures and memories, and now you'll have to go again to make up for it!

  • Reply Carolina October 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Boo, sick! Love that you took plenty of pictures because you will never regret that part.

  • Reply Scraps October 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Sorry you got sick over the first half of your honeymoon–that's no fun! Glad you rallied and were able to enjoy Paris!

  • Reply Susannah October 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Oh no! I'm so sorry you were sick for such a big portion of your honeymoon!!!!!

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld October 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    It looks like you had a great time during your honeymoon. I would love to visit Paris one day and I am sorry you were sick

  • Reply Helena Blakemore October 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, sick on your honeymoon! So bad, but those photos don't show your illness at all. You guys look great!

  • Reply Kelly Harrold October 20, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This makes me miss London so much! I lived there for a while and it's such an incredible place. Glad you had fun on your honeymoon and congrats!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne October 21, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Omg looks like y'all had a blast on your honeymoon! Paris and London are petty fabulous cities!

  • Reply Erin Shebish October 21, 2015 at 2:27 am

    What an amazing time! And I absolutely love your puppy!!! So so cute!

  • Reply Becca October 22, 2015 at 1:10 am

    It seems like people always get sick when they travel! Lovely photos!

  • Reply Tanisha Gomez October 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    That was nice of your mom to overnight you the antibiotics to you – sorry you were sick the first couple of days. Gorgeous pics! Best of luck to you and your husband 🙂

  • Reply scmydorway.com April 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Finding the right honeymoon destination is much like finding the perfect mate.

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