Earlier this autumn we traveled to Amsterdam and Iceland… just two weeks after moving to Nashville. To say this year has flown by would be a gross understatement. It was too fast. It was also a really hard year. Jeremy and I felt pushed to our limits and (by the end of it) felt closer than ever.
But that’s another story for another time. Here are some photos from our trip to Amsterdam and Iceland!
Amsterdam was comfortable for me because I’ve been there a couple times before and I knew what to expect. But since it was Jeremy, Emma and Trey’s first time it also felt fresh.
I have a couple favorite memories! We met up with one of my longtime friends for drinks and then indian food. That was probably the most relaxing night. Also J and I went to a street sale one day (kind of a mix of flea market, fabric market and some food too) and I got one of those trendy shibori blankets for real cheap and he got an amazing pair of knee-high lace-up snow boots…. which is pretty bold for my J.Crew-only man.
The other memory I really loved was one night we got sushi and brought it back to our apartment and we spent the ENTIRE night analyzing filters for our new app and debating which ones were strong enough to move on to the test audience phase. It’s a really long process, but we all got SUPER into it.
Iceland was a weird trip. Definitely one of my favorite trips of my life, but also SO F#%@&x$ cold that for some of the outdoor tour I just could not enjoy it and was crying like a baby. That said, I definitely want to go back (in the SUMMER) and do the rest of the things on our list that we didn’t have time to do, plus spend some time driving around the country and definitely do all the things we enjoyed like 3 or 4 more times.
I LOVED THE BLUE LAGOON. I fully realize why some people say it’s not as authentic of an experience as, say, standing on a cliff. But I love it SO much and I don’t care AT ALL that it’s a touristy spot. Actually- it’s kind of my pet peeve when people write off touristy things because A LOT of the time they become that because they are really great places. I’ve been to a lot of “tourist spots” where I had SO much fun (rant over, sorry)
I definitely want to go to the blue lagoon again next time . It’s basically a giant blue hot tub where you can drink champagne. Here are some more photos…
That color. I can’t…
This little courtyard was basically Instagram heaven. And since we were all working on testing app filters at that time the colors were PERFECT.
Is it too cheesy to say I was genuinely inspired by whoever made all these murals. Thank you, whoever you are!
Did I mention yet that Iceland is really expensive? Worth it for that potato pizza though.
We went to get that pizza two times. It was that good.
We’ll definitely be back to Iceland! We loved the three days we had, but it definitely was just an introduction and not enough time to do it right.
I’ll be back soon to share something about our moving experience. I’m still not sure how much I want to share. We’ve collected some pretty crazy renovation/contractor stories, but most of them feel more appropriate for your second glass of wine with friends if you know what I’m saying. xx!