Currently

Counting down the days until Barclay and I leave for PARIS on Friday!!!  Oh my goodness, our trip itinerary feels like an absolute dream come true.  We’re going to chill in Paris for a few days, then take an 8-day Viking River Cruise from Paris to Normandy, then spend a few easy days in Bordeaux, and then return to Paris before coming back home.  I absolutely cannot wait, and also can’t wait to share about it with all of you!  So feel free to tune in on Instagram stories and Snapchat while we’re there (@gimmesomeoven for both), and then I’ll be sure to share more with you when we get back.

Wearing a new pair of Birkenstocks for the first time in, like, 20 years.  Lots of friends recommended them for walking around Europe, so I’m breaking them in this week before we leave.  Loving this new style, especially.

Watching the Olympics non-stop.  I’m obsessed as always with gymnastics and diving, love cheering on this team, and I’m counting down the days until synchro begins. (<– Fun fact, I used to be a synchronized swimmer!)  What are your favorite sports to watch??

Listening to these two Spotify stations on repeat lately.  So good.

Waiting like a kid at Christmas for my new Shauna Niequist book to arrive in the mail today!  Her writing has always meant so much to me, and I have been looking forward to this new collection of essays for months.  Can’t wait to bring the book along on our trip.

Charging up this device to take with us to France.  Do you have something similar?  I never travel nowadays without it (especially as my phone battery gets older), and highly recommend.

Loving my new tote that I saved up to order from FashionABLE.  (Edited: looks like mine sold out!  If it comes back, it is the Elsabet Tote.)  If you happen to be in the market for something similar, they have a gorgeous selection of many more beautiful leather totes (and scarves, jewelry, etc.) that are all ethically-made by women around the world (check out their story and business values here).  I love everything about this brand!

Craving everything “iced” and refreshing and yummy, like this fresh mint iced coffee, my iced golden milk, this watermelon iced green tea, this honey-sweetened strawberry lemonade, these cucumber mint gin and tonics, and this roasted cherry sangria.

Hope that you all are having a lovely summer week!

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6 comments on “Currently”

  1. Those Birkenstocks are so cute!!!! You guys are going to have an awesome time in France. We can’t wait to hear all about it! :)

  2. Have a blast on your trip and can’t wait to follow along!!

  3. Have a lovely time and wishing you safe travels. I do envy such a trip and maybe I will get there next year. Bon Voyage!

  4. I highly recommend the Wild & Free playlist if you’re looking for something more upbeat! It is not as “Coachella Girl” as the title sounds haha, I promise!

  5. Paris is my favorite! Oh the wonderful sights, sounds and food! Enjoy. Favorite off the beaten path visit was the catacombs. The Pain Perdu from Cafe St. Regis was life changing. Other favorite food includes Odette and an adorable little creperie called Le Crepuscule in the 7th. I could go on, but I think it may be time to start planning a trip back!

  6. I would REALLY love to hear how you enjoyed your cruise with Viking. My daughter and I went to France last June and LOVED it. I want to take my husband now and thought this cruise would be great. Can you tell me what you thought??