Lately, the days have me filled with giddy excitement as the time draws near for me to leave the country for the first time in two and a half years.
Just one week, but 7 full days of no plan whatsoever. Nothing is expected of me. No one to answer to other than myself and my two awesome travel companions. No objective other than to just be. To experience. To live and breathe a culture that is entirely foreign to us. To look. To taste. To smell. To feel. An entire week of newness and wonder. Of being a guest in someone else’s city, yet carrying on as it if were our own.
First Amsterdam; then San Sebastian, Spain. And now I must ask you beautiful people. To anyone with expert experience in either of these cities: Is there anywhere we must go, anything we must do, anything we must eat while there? And I mean must in the most secret-treasure senses of the word. We’d love to know the hidden gems. The things we’d probably only know if we actually did live there. The places we’ll find the local-est of locals. Of course, we’re so down to wander and explore every corner of every street until we happen to stumble upon these places on our own, but it’d be incredibly awesome to hear your recommendations, as well.
My favorite beauty products are ready to be poured into little 2-ounce containers for their very first trip overseas. The necessities. Rosewater, tea tree oil, castile soap, and jojoba oil, just to name a few…
And a little taste of the clothes I’m packing…
For San Sebastian, something flowy and flirty. I just got my hands on the 100 Degree Dress and I am absolutely obsessed.
For Amsterdam, I’ll keep it pretty but a little on the cooler side. I’m thinking the Dream Come True Blouse with some black skinnies I ripped at the knee, and a pair of black vintage lace-up boots.
Europe, I can’t wait to see you again.