First night + meal in the new condo

Spent my first night in the new place on Saturday. Pizza was a given after a long day. Modena has served the best pizzas for as long as I can remember 🍕 Yes please and thank you 😋  Still have no furniture but a bed, so eating on the rug happened 🙈

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New bed, new light, new linens. What a feeling ✨

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HUGS

Baka’s birthday celebration - Mando & Malmö Opera

Beautiful Malmö 🎄 

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We saw SO many people sitting outside eating (in 32 degree F weather!!). Looks a little empty here but it was still very early. Had to get proof with gorgeous mom as a cover 🙈 

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Three generations ❤️ 

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Mando in Malmo 😍 Highly recommend 🍸 

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We were celebrating Baka’s birthday 🥳❤️🥰 

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I mean?! Delicious. Simply delicious 😋  

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The fam bam 🎉 

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After our delicious dinner it was time for Malmö Opera. We saw La Traviata. WOW. What a performance. Photos were not allowed, but I was highly impressed. Will definitely try to go more frequently! 

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When we’re all together lots of pictures is a must 🥰 

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Love these beautiful, intelligent, stubborn, strong, and loving women more than anything ❤️

HUGS 

Winter wonderland + Stockholm

When I opened IG this morning all I saw was snow stories. Once I realized everyone who was posting was in Malmo, I flew out of bed and pulled the curtains away. Winter wonderland had arrived! Just like that, a day before Christmas ❄️ 

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Prepared myself for the cold and snow ☃️ 

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How beautiful? The sun even peeked through a little!! First sign of it since I’ve arrived in Sweden 🌥

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Baka ❤️ 

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Off to the train station we went  🚉 

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Hello Stockholm 🥰

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Baka and Branko in their room. Thank you to Amaranten for upgrading the rest of us 🙏🏻 Such a sweet Christmas gift 🎁 Bathroom floors are heated so I am happy as can be ☺️ 

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Let the Christmas festivities begin 🥳 

 HUGS

And so the adventure begins...

...officially left Atlanta for Malmö. Feels unreal? I keep thinking I’m just going to be here for the holidays. 

Started my Monday with errands + Chick Fil A breakfast (priorities am I right 😏). Got to enjoy beautiful 16 degree celsius weather and clear blue skies for a couple of hours with this handsome fella before I left.

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Lori came over for a final “see you later” hug too! Plenty of selfies were taken.

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Mike always refuses to be in pictures but when two moms are around he gets forced to deal with it 👏🏻

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Off to the airport we went  🥳

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Love this city so so so much. However, I will not miss rush hour traffic 24/7 😅 

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What’s the airport without mirror bathroom selfies? 

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Had to eat an American meal before takeoff 🙈 

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Forgot/left some things at the airport (was rearranging things in my bag and took some stuff out meanwhile, and accidentally left it). This is very unusual for me, as the last time I lost something at the airport was when I was about 9 or 10 flying back from France and left my new coloring pens in the seat in front of me. Luckily, it wasn’t my passport or wallet this time either so I’ll take it as a win.

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Touchdown Chicago 🛬 

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In Chicago, I had to re-check in & get through security one more time. 

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That’s where I met this lady! Her daughter was dropping her off and she had never flewn alone before. Truly believe it was the universe telling me something. She is an incredible artist, what are the odds? Check her work out here!

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On my long flight, I got upgraded to economy plus. What a blessing. Thanks times a million to SAS!! Extra legroom, wider seats, thicker blankets, bigger screens, goodie bag, real silverware, etc. No complaints over here! 

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Pro tip I learned from mom: put your freezing butter on the hot meal for a little and it’ll be perfect ☺️ 

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What a view, WOW. 

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Went straight from the airport to Baka and Branko’s boulle end of year party. Brought down the average age pretty good 😅 We sang, ate, and played games 🎄 Had time for some errands after before getting some rest. Great start to this new adventure.  

HUGS

Christmas in Ljunghusen, Sweden

Merry Christmas! Above are snaps from the 23rd and 24th. We put together two puzzles, walked to & on the beach, watched Kalle Anka + a movie, and most importantly spent quality time with each other and ate a lot. Cozy as can be <3

2016 Travel Summary

MEXICO

Playa Del Carmen

Cozumel

Tulum

 

NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Asheville

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

 

ITALY

Milan

Lake Como

Verona

 

SPAIN

Barcelona

 

DENMARK

Copenhagen

 

ENGLAND

London

 

CROATIA

Rab

Zagreb

 

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA

Myrtle Beach

Charleston

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

Stockholm

Eight countries, seventeen cities, one year. I am so thankful to have traveled as much as I did last year. From spending time with my best friend, to traveling with my grandmother <3, to shopping and strolling through Denmark with my godmother, to spending Christmas with my family and my cousins, to going to a wedding, to going on a relaxing trip with my boyfriend, to spending my birthday with my favorite people, to having a girls trip with my mom, and everything there in between. I truly hope 2017 will be filled with as many fun trips and time spent with my loved ones. Thank you to everyone who made 2016 special <3

My beautiful home town

The city I grew up in is so pretty. The sunsets are always incredible. It was 19 degrees Fahrenheit out when I went on my walk, but absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. I wish the pictures could even do it somewhat justice. I felt so alive just enjoying this view. It is important to remember to just breathe and appreciate every once in a while.

St. Jakobs Stenugnsbageri Malmö Saluhall

Wednesday last week I started my day by going to Tove's cycle class at 7am. She is the best instructor ever so if you live in Malmö she teaches at Nordic Wellness at Emporia and Fair Play. After the cycle class we had a cozy breakfast at the new market in Malmö. We then went to another full body workout class (?!) and I survived, wihoo. The food here was not the best, and very overpriced, but the environment was super cozy. HUGS

Sticks'n'Sushi and PS Bar & Grill

Tove and I had such a cozy day in Copenhagen and to end it we ate dinner at Sticks'n'Sushi (the one at the Tivoli hotel, the view was amazing). We then grabbed a drink at PS Bar & Grill before heading home. Incredible food and the best company <3