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travel log | istanbul.

J:

Jay and I spent 2 days in Istanbul, Turkey on our honeymoon. It was one of the most beautiful places we saw on our travels second to Santorini {photos coming soon!} We were lucky to be there during the Istanbul Tulip Festival! Millions of tulips were planted throughout the city, basically anywhere open ground was available. We toured Topkapi Palace , Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque which were unbelievable. Shopped our way through the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Ate the most amazing food {see video below.} Until we meet again, Istanbul.

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hi from the tulip festival!
Istanbul
just a persian rug made of tulips..
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cheese. for. days. heaven.
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spice upon spice.
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blue mosque bound.
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J + Jay in the Blue Mosque.
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baby pass me the hookah.
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topkapi palace tulips.

On our first night in Istanbul, we came across a family owned restaurant called Old House Restaurant in the Lady Diana Hotel. They cook your meal in clay pots in the street which may look questionable, but it was absolutely delicious. See below see below for our chicken | lamb delight:

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travel log | assos.

J: While on our honeymoon, one of the places Jay really wanted to see was Assos, Turkey. I was skeptical due to having to take an hour cab ride to get there and back, but totally worth it. So much history including the Temple of Athena plus these VIEWS.

on top of the world.
on top of the world.
these gorgeous succulent plants were everywhere. so fun.
these gorgeous succulent plants were everywhere. so fun.
hi from the theater! overlooking the aegean sea.
hi from the theater! overlooking the aegean sea.
j + j + temple of athena.
j + j + temple of athena.

From here we hop over to Istanbul, Turkey which was one of our favorite places. Get ready for gorgeous sights and delicious eats!

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travel log | ร‡anakkale.

J. The next stop on our honeymoon was ร‡anakkale, Turkey. ร‡anakkale is a town and seaport on the southern Asian coast of Dardanelles at their narrowest point. The cities nearest major town is the site of ancient Troy. You may remember a certain Brad Pitt movie involving a wooden horse that was filmed here…

welcome!
welcome!
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
us and Brad Pitt's horse. #Troy
us and Brad Pitt’s horse. #Troy
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza in Turkey (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.

Stay tuned for our day in Assos, Turkey. These pics are beyond amazing.

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travel log | rome.

J: The Bakers are baaack. We had the most amazing honeymoon. It was hard coming home, but all good things must come to an end I suppose!

Jay and I started our journey in Rome, Italy. With just a few hours to explore, we really made our rounds:

Rome Room
Our adorable room at Groupe Valadier Roma. Highly recommend! Super friendly and perfect location.
Il Brillo
First stop… pizza. Il BrIllo Parlante just down from our hotel was superb.
Pantheon
We took a stroll by a little piece of history… The Pantheon.
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Rome at night.
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia. The central hub of Rome. It’s a ZOO as you can see.
Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain was under construction, but still gorgeous.
Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are great, but the view from the top is even better.
tiramisu
We ended our night with the best tiramisu we’ve ever had at Antica Osteria Brunetti.

You can’t do Rome on 1 night, but we definitely made a dent. Next up on our honeymoon travels… Turkey! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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friday five: pin for the win.

J: HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m prepping myself for a weekend envelope stuffing sesh… my wedding invitations are in! They’re beautiful. Totally perfect. Just wait…

With the big day only 84 days away, I’ve been spending an ungodly amount of time on Pinterest for last minute ideas. I’ve also accumulated a must have list along the way. Here are the Top 5:

1. James Read | Try Me Kit: I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about James Read sunless tanning products. Time to give them a go. Lord knows we need some color right now… #Casper

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get your glow on.

2. Tory Burch | Color Block Espadrille: Full disclosure… I already purchased these. The perfect shoe for honeymoon sightseeing? Duh.

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put a little spring in your step.

3. bkr | glass water bottle: So how adorable is this!? I noticed a girl at FlyBarre carrying one then came across it on Pinterest. Must be fate.

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stay hydrated and adorable.

4. Threshold | Gold Flatware: HELLO. It’s impossible to find affordable gold flatware. Until now. Threshold for Target has done it again. Love you.

oh la la.
oh la la.

5. Ray-Ban | Clubmaster: Last but not least. These sunnies must be mine. Right away.

sleek and chic.
sleek and chic.

 

 

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