hola, from miami folks!
i'm so, so, so, excited to share my first guest blogger with you all - cailen from lifestyle maven. i've been following cailen since the beginning of the year and instantly fell in love with her blog. i can't get enough of her delicious (and healthy!) recipe's and her fabulous lifestyle - not to mention she is a fellow jersey girl herself!! her life is just fascianating that i had to have her be a part of a pocket full of chuckles - she is an interior designer, an author, and recently launched a new product! you're an inspiration - thank you again, cailen!
hi there...or should i say bonjour! i'm cailen, the blogger behind lifestyle maven, a guide to being simply fabulous.
first off, let me say a big thank you to erica for asking be to do a guest post on her lovely blog. i'm completely flattered. she requested i write about a favorite summer vacation, so obviously many wonderful memories fluttered through my mind...sunny weeks down the jersey shore, quiet august days in maine, a romantic getaway to nantucket...but, the one that stuck was more than a vacation, it was a life-changing experience - my month and a half in france.
following my junior year of college, i attended a month-long study abroad program in paris. i studied art history, architecture; the history of paris while living with a french family in the 17th arrondissement. upon completion of the program, my now-fiancé, my sister and parents ventured over, and we traveled around france for another 2 weeks. it. was. fabulous. (i think the pictures speak for themselves : )
|the artists of montmartre (near the famous moulin rouge)|
|parisians LOVE their bread. they carry it around like an accessory everywhere they go.|
|pont neuf (a.k.a. bridge nine) at night. isn't she lovely?!|
|a little street in chartres, a nearby city.|
|wine tasting in beaune, a quaint town in burgundy...you know, like the wine : )|
|craig; me taking in the vineyard view|
|dining on the patio of our chateau-hotel in the loire valley|
i hope you've enjoyed this mini-vaca as much as i've enjoyed reminiscing about it. travel is such a magical thing - it changes you (if you're open to it), allowing you to glimpse the world in a new and wonderful way.
i hope you'll stop by my blog sometime and enjoy some simply fabulous tips, techniques and recipes to cultivate health; unearth happiness.