Friday Favs {May 12}

Wow, it has been way too long since I’ve written on here. The past two weeks, Vinn and I have been in the States visiting family, friends and celebrating the marriage of my best friend. Copley stayed with a friend in Germany and being without her for two weeks was the absolute worst ever. But, we’re all reunited now, back home in Germany (still really weird to say) and getting back into the swing of things.

I will be sharing a full recap of our American adventures next week, but for now, I thought we’d catch up on this Friday with some Friday Favs.

Big Little Lies



I’ve heard everywhere, especially on my beloved Bitch Sesh podcast, that the show Big Little Lies is absolutely amazing. HBO is only available in the States, so I had to wait for the series to become available on iTunes before I could watch it. And this past week, I hit that purchase button (thanks to Dad and Apple Music) and have spent the past three days binge watching this great show.

I read the book a few years ago and I usually favor the book version of any movie but this show gives the book a run for its money. I love seeing the characters come to life and the acting is incredible. Laura Dern is amazing and anything Reese Witherspoon does is gold in my mind.

For those of you that don’t know, this show is about a group of well-to-do mothers living in Monterrey, California who seem to have perfect lives until one night at a school event, someone dies. You spend the 7 episodes trying to figure out who dies, who committed the murder and figuring out the real lives of the main characters.

It is a great series full of drama, a little bit of romance, intrigue and great fashion. I highly recommend it.

My best friend’s wedding




The purpose of our trip home was the celebrate this gorgeous lady. Megan has been my best friend since the very first day of college when we lived next door to each other in our freshman dorm. She was a bridesmaid in our wedding and to be able to reciprocate the honor was so special. I think the best part was arriving in Chicago a few days before the wedding and being able to spend quality time together eating, drinking and going to SoulCycle before she embarks on her new adventure as a wife will be some of my favorite memories together.

Megan was the most beautiful bride, the wedding was perfect and the music was spot on! I’ll be sharing more photos in my full recap next week.

Side note: I did a Rent the Runway dress and it was a great experience!


Taking Copley to the salon



If you follow along on my Instagram, you’ve seen this picture already but I just had to share it again. America will always be home but Germany gets major points because it is so dog friendly. On Wednesday, I brought her with me to the salon as I got my hair cut and colored. Believe it or not but I have lots of gray hair.

Copley did great! She was really excited when we first arrived and was running around, jumping and asking everyone for attention. After a few minutes, she calmed down and laid on my lap as a read a magazine. I don’t think I’ll bring her next time but it was a fund adventure!

Summer planning

I have one goal this weekend and that is to plan some summer trips! June is packed but we are planning a trip to Croatia with my sister and her boyfriend and then a week to Spain in August. I just love planning trips and can’t wait for this summer! If you’ve ever been to these countries and have some tips, I’d love some tips.

Swell bottles 



I am pretty good at drinking water throughout the day and I’ve been wanting to upgrade my water bottle situation for a long time because I haven’t bought a new one since…well, I can’t even remember. I found this one at Target, one of my two trips while in the Midwest, and for the past few days, my water intake has been off the charts. I go through two of these before lunch and I feel so great throughout the day. I need to drink lots of water the next few weeks to detox from all the fried food, pasta and alcohol I consumed the last few weeks.

That will do it for today. I’m really looking forward to this weekend because we are having dinner with friends tonight and then traveling to France to see some college friends who are on their own European vacation!

What are you up to this weekend?

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