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Gothic Quarter

Sep 26, 2016

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Joie Maxi Dress // SwimOutlet Sandals (c/o) // Jewelry from a boutique in Rio

I wore this pretty, off-the-shoulder maxi dress for a warm day that we spent exploring the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. It was so fun to get lost in these medieval streets, popping into some of the famous sites along the way, like the Cathedral, and one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. We're missing Spain so much and just started going through all of our travel photos (we took over 3,500!). I'll be working on some travel guides and sharing them on the blog over the next few weeks!

A 30-minute meal that actually only takes 30 minutes to cook

Sep 23, 2016

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My friends at work joke that I'm constantly trying out and telling them about new apps and delivery services that are designed to make your life easier. The running joke is that I'm like Stefon from SNL,  who recommends NYC hot spots, but with apps. Since I love trying out new services, I was excited to hear about Terra's Kitchen and give their delivery service of prepped ingredients for meals a try. 

Whenever I see recipes that are called "30-minute such and such," by now I know better. I immediately think, "Right, 30 minutes if all my ingredients are already chopped, measured and prepped for me, but unfortunately I don't have a magic fairy to do that kind of stuff for me." Turns out, Terra's Kitchen is that magic fairy. To get the process started, I hopped online to browse all of their delicious looking recipes, and I picked out a few that I thought Omied and I would enjoy. I set the delivery date to be the day that we got back from our Spain trip, because I knew there would be nothing in the fridge and we would be hungry and tired when we got home. 

All of the ingredients for your meals are delivered in a climate-controlled vessel, with everything portioned out for each recipe. The first thing I whipped up was the salmon piccata dish, and it was so easy and delicious! Seriously, I can hardly function when I'm jetlagged, so the fact that I could cook up a yummy, healthy meal without having to think about grocery shopping, portions, or really anything was a god-send. All thanks to the magical fairy that is Terra's Kitchen! ;) Tonight, after a long work week, I made our second dish which was steak fajita bowls, and they were delish too. 


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra's Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

Plaça Reial

Sep 22, 2016

 Alexis Romper // Tieks Flats // Kate Spade Bag // Jewellicious Bracelet (c/o)

I wore this pretty red romper for our first night out in Barcelona. We strolled around our hotel on Las Ramblas and made our way over to Plaça Reial, which was so lively and fun! We had tapas and sangria al fresco, and later that night went to a bar called Ocaña where they had a live band playing jazz music. We basically fell in love with Barcelona that night. 

We did so much walking and exploring on our trip, I pretty much lived in my Tieks during our time in Spain. The new metallic bronze color goes with any outfit and I was so glad to have them in my suitcase!

Postcards from Segovia

Sep 20, 2016

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Romper from El Rastro market in Madrid // Coach Purse // Target Sandals // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // Mango Earrings

During our time in Madrid, we did a day trip to Segovia to explore this medieval town. Please excuse the bra straps look, it was about 100 degrees on this particular day and a strapless bra was just not going to happen in that kind of heat. I like to be comfy when I'm going on day trips in foreign countries, so sue me! ;) I found this cute romper at El Rastro (I told you the shopping was so good that within minutes I had several new outfits!) and I loved the print.

I thought I'd share a few highlights from Segovia, in case you find yourself there in the future!
  • Aqueduct. If you're going to Segovia from Madrid, it's a short, 30 minute train ride. Once you get to the Segovia station, hop in a cab and ask them to take you to the aqueduct. It was built in 1 B.C. and it arches over the entrance to Segovia's old town. 
  • Cathedral. Stroll around old town Segovia and make your way towards the main plaza, where the beautiful Cathedral sits. 
  • Limon y Menta. Right across from the Cathedral is an adorable patisserie and sweets shop, called Limon y Menta. If you like marzipan, try the ponche segoviano, which is their specialty.
  • Lunch/dinner. Our Lonely Planet guidebook recommended Restaurante El Fogon Sefardi and Casa Duque. We weren't there (or hungry) during the hours they were open, so we missed out. 
  • Castle. Continue along to the Segovia Castle, which was Walt Disney's inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland. Check the hours beforehand so you can get in and explore the castle before it closes. We watched the sunset from there and it was beautiful!