Part two of our babymoon was in snowy snowy Austria. We started in beautiful Vienna, where we sipped hot chocolates at the most opulent cafes and enjoyed the snow covered city streets. We were there over Christmas, and were able to snag a table at the famous Cafe Central for Christmas Brunch! We strolled around the gorgeous castles and saw a short symphony before heading to Innsbruck. There Justin went skiing with some friends and I enjoyed the mountain top views with a book and a cup of tea. Here are some photos from the trip- all taken with my iPhone. Sometimes you’re just too cold to carry a camera!
I had to share our travels to Versailles from last winter with you all. This was my favorite part of our little babymoon, mainly because we were staying at the hotel right on the grounds of Versailles and were able to wake up and walk directly out to the gardens. It felt like living in a charming chateau- which I suppose would be fitting! We had a flock of sheep and pastures outside of our hotel. We had already been to the inside of the palace, so we skipped the crowds and enjoyed the gardens, a typical move for us. It was the perfect place to enjoy being with just the two of us, in a quiet town full of delectable French foods.
Below are some photos we took while strolling around the gardens.
The grounds of our hotel!
A barn at Versailles made into a modern cafe. Perfect place for a much needed hot cup of tea.
It’s been awhile, I know :/ I’ve been busy with everything floral and getting ready for bebe. Let me fill you in on the past 8 1/2 months:
We traveled to Europe over Christmas on a symphony tour. Ezra was able to hear some of the top symphonies in the world all before he is even born. And judging by his kicks, he really could hear it. Chicago, London, Amsterdam and Vienna, all have incredible orchestras, but I’ve got to say that the Amsterdam symphony was by far the most beautiful. They played Adagio for Strings by Barber, and our seats were right in front of the violin section. I was pretty much on the verge weeping, or possibly bursting into tears, the entire time. Listen below:
During the trip we spent a few nights in Versailles, which is quite a charming little town. We also went back to Innsbruck, and Brixen, and saw Vienna for the first time. Oh, and I went maternity clothes shopping in Paris. For some reason I’m still stoked about that :) If you’re there and in need of some belle bump clothes, go to Firmaman!
Below is us in Innsbruck, freezing our behinds off.
I started selling pretty flowers at local markets around town. Many of them were grown in Sanford or Apopka. I was on my way to opening a floral boutique, but recently decided to focus Freshly Picked on creating floral designs for weddings and events. We’ll still do pop-up shops here and there, keep in touch with us on Facebook to get updates on when and where!
I arranged the florals for a handful of gorgeous events. See pictures from them on my floral design blog, Freshly Picked.com.
And most exciting of all, I grew a baby. He is now 8.5 months in utero, and we can’t wait to meet this little guy. Maternity photos to come!
The next few months are shaping up to be quite lovely! Spring in Florida is, as you know, gorgeous….. and our spring pretty much begins in February. The azaleas are already in bloom, so Andi Mans and I took advantage of the pretty landscaping to do a mini shoot featuring local flowers. See the video we shot on the Freshly Picked Facebook Page and more photos on Andi’s Website.
Another exciting update is that Spring weddings are almost here! Be prepared for the most gorgeous and romantic florals. It’s going to be a beautiful few months ahead!
And I have one more piece of wonderful news for this Spring: we’ll be welcoming a sweet baby boy into the family at the end of May! :):)