About five months after our wedding, Tim and I finally went on our honeymoon. In hindsight I wouldn't recommend this, go on your honeymoon right after your wedding! I'm telling you, returning to work the weekend after is nothing short of anticlimactic (which is what we both did). Although the honeymoon was the last thing on my mind with everything that had to be planned, I can't deny that I was a little bit concerned if we would even go on one. Once you get back into your daily grind it's too easy to push aside, our honeymoon should have been put on a higher priority. We decided to go to Italy and visit four places including Rome, Venice, Florence and Vernazza.  They were all magnificent; pasta, gelato and market food overload, rough life I know. 

Rome - rainbow appearance on our first evening

Rome - view from the Vatican

Rome - Vatican columns

Stones of Rome

Rome - Pantheon (Tim's favorite)

Venice - seagulls vs. pigeons at St. Mark's Square

Venice - water alleyways

Venice - vacant gondolas

Venice - seagull enjoying view beside the Rialto Bridge

Venice - St. Mark's Square

Venice - red roofs and pastels

Venice - Grand Canal on a dreary afternoon

Florence - Fiume Arno

Florence - Easter crowds enjoying sunset at Ponte Vecchio

Florence - the magnificent Duomo

Vernazza - a favorite of the five Cinque Terre villages, a 

remote chunk of the Italian Riviera

 Vernazza - Cave

 Vernazza - View from our hike to the next village Manarola

Vernazza - Tourists warming up under the April sun - View from the Castello Doria watch tower

- E


Had a phenomenal hen trip with my best friends last month and am still taking it all in (excluding my sisters this time… that will be another trip later).  Mind you this is my very first girls trip ever so was extra memorable.  We decided to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  It was the winning destination because it was on a few of our bucket lists, what we thought would be a great chill getaway from city life, and well, because I wasn’t exactly looking for a crazy bachelorette party that I’d want to forget… if you know what I mean.  We also stumbled upon a great flight and hotel package of course.

The trip started out with a bang as one of my friends flew from NYC to join us and surprised me in the corner of Pizza Express at the airport.   With her were personalized champagne flutes and some fun “Time to Chang” glasses which set the tone for the rest of the trip.  To sum it all up, we thoroughly enjoyed… each other’s company, the temples, the peace, the sunrise, the sun tans, the champagne, the naps, the poolside bar, the smiling Buddhas, the tour guide, the Tuk Tuks, the very insecure yoga teacher, the cheap and delicious food, the “how well do you know your fiance game” that got me drunk in minutes, the dancing, the cuddles, and the morning after breakfast, but above all – the loveeee. :D