Merry Christmas! Our morning started off like like normal. We all gathered around our dead crunchy Christmas tree and opened presents. My mother and I made a huge breakfast for everyone. Ham and cheese rolls, eggs with bacon, tomatoes, onion and cheese, sausage links, croissants, pain du chocolate, coffee, and mimosas (a special request from… Read More Strasbourg Day 5 – Christmas Day
Merry Christmas Eve! Our Christmas Eve was a little different from our traditional 7 fish. We woke up to some coffee & croissants. Played board games and just relaxed. I made Herbs de Provence quiche for lunch and M made a delicious French sausage/tomato soup with rice for dinner. Food is big in our family.… Read More Strasbourg Day 4 – Christmas Eve
It only seemed appropriate to spend our first day in Strasbourg eating our way through the Christmas market. We started off with the farmers markets. There is a nice sized market near our place where you can buy meat, cheese, Chinese food, and bread. We sampled a bunch of items but ended up with a… Read More Strasbourg Day 1 – Christmas Markets & Cheese
Our last day in London was a tough one. My mother had desperately wanted to get photos taken with Santa at Harrods. Unfortunately, she had been looking for reservations online since October and they were completely booked. She talked with my aunt who was able to get a photo without a reservation, so we thought… Read More London Day 6 – Rejected by Harrods and Harry Potter during the holidays
A late start in London, we all took turns getting ready in the charming antique bathroom then headed towards Piccadilly Circus. For the past couple years my father had been writing a book on all things Italian. His publisher is based out of London. So they had a lunch meeting while my mother, brother and… Read More London Dec. 2016 – Day 2
A little town towards the end of the Alsace wine route sits Colmar. A small village similar to Strasbourg in architecture and sweets, we took the train down for an evening and enjoyed the Christmas markets.
We spent the remainder of our trip in Paris and boy did we do a lot. The first day there M and I went to see the Eiffel Tower at night. The tower is overwhelmingly large and to come from such a young area like California, it is remarkable to see such history, architecture and… Read More Paris – December 2015