Monte Carlo

 

Monte Carlo was everything you’d imagine it to be- rich, fancy, and clean. It’s only about 25 minutes from the Italian border, but you can 100% tell you’re in a new country. We drove through and parked our car in the South of France to get there. Monte Carlo is situated on the ocean, so when you’re driving down to it, you’re on the most picturesque switch backs. We got out of the car started wandering the streets. We saw some fancy, high-end stores on our way to the casino. The casino isn’t like Vegas casinos, fortunately IMO. The architecture was actually really beautiful. We don’t gamble, but it was fun to walk around it.

We then made our way back to the yachts. Ummm… those things are bigger than houses. So fun to walk around the docks. We found a little crepe place & ate nutella crepes. We finished our day with some Laduree macarons in the South of France. YUM. Macarons are one of my favorite things, but they’re best in France. 😉

Okay, so Nick picked out my skirt- isn’t it cute and colorful!? I got my skirt for $19.99 HERE. Sometimes in the summer skirts are all I can bear to wear because it’s too hot for anything else. And who doesn’t love a straw hat to top it off?

Happy Monday!

XOXO,

Alyse

Joy Macarons


We have been trying to make it out to Joy Macarons forever. So when Linnea & I ended our dinner date & Joy was across the street, we knew it was meant to be. 

They were so delicious & of course super photogenic. Here were the flavors we got:

  • Red – Rasberry
  • Pink – Rose and Lychee
  • Yellow – Lemon Fleur de Sel
  • Green – Pistachio
  • Blue – Almond
  • Purple – Honey and Lavender 

Macarons are so yummy! I have had a few lessons from my friend in DC, but I have been wanting to try to make them on my own. If anyone has any good recipes to follow, let me know!

Xoxo,

Alyse