Life Lately + Links: Off to Europe!


Well guys, the big day is finally here – I’m off to Europe for the very first time! 5 days in London, 3 days in Paris, and I couldn’t be more excited. We have a jam packed schedule and I just can’t wait to soak it all in.

One thing I’m really looking forward to is visiting Comptoir des Cotonniers – they’re a French clothing brand that used to have stores all over NYC, and my favorite items in my closet are from there. All of their US stores closed last year, and they don’t have online shipping to the US, so I’m so psyched to stop in in London (or Paris).

Other items on the agenda include a day trip to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath, all the touristy hot spots (Big Ben, Tower of London), the Mae Deli, tea at Sketch, a visit to Persephone Books, and so much more…then a food tour in Montmartre in Paris, Notre Dame, Versailles, Jardin du Palais Royal, the Louvre…and honestly, that’s only the half of it. My camera, and my legs, are going to be getting a serious workout!

Anyway, I’ve got posts scheduled to go up all of next week (especially excited for Monday’s!) so I’ll see you back here then! And of course if you want to keep up with my travels I’m sure I’ll be posting on Instagram quite a bit. Have a great weekend and thank you all again so much for sharing your Europe recommendations – I really appreciate it!

Some links for your weekend – hope you enjoy! xoxo

Home Decor: 

  • “There is some deep part of human nature driven to amass possessions to make a home feel cozy and finished. Yet with too much of too many good things, environments become oppressive, regardless of how beautiful each individual object may be.” – wise words from Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, and more top designers share their advice here.
  • The Adult Guide to Buying Wine Glasses. I’m one of those people that they reference in the article who have been drinking their wine out of mugs (hey, what’s a girl to do when her Ikea wine glasses break?!), so pretty sure I need to study this.


  • Butcher’s Daughter is one of my favorite spots for semi-healthy and fully delicious brunch, so I enjoyed learning more about the founder and how she created such a successful restaurant.


  • Did you guys see the teaser trailer for Reese Witherspoon’s HBO adaptation of Big Little Lies? So weird – it looks nothing like the book! Am I missing something? What do you guys think?

image via Darling Magazine


  1. Carly A. Heitlinger says: October 21, 2016

    Can’t WAIT to see the photos you take!

  2. Diana Pearl says: October 21, 2016

    Can’t wait to see all your amazing photos! London is my favorite place on earth and Paris is another favorite. I highly recommend going for tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace, it’s a gorgeous space filled with natural light (and a stone’s throw from where Will and Kate live!) Be sure not to miss all of London’s amazing parks and museums, too. St. James and the National Portrait Gallery are my two favorites. Enjoy! Have a wonderful time.

  3. Maria Fernanda says: October 21, 2016

    Have so much fun in Europe Jackie!

    I have two recommendations:

    If you go to Notting Hill, there’s a place called Granger and Co that has delicious banana ricotta pancakes.

    In Paris, there’s a bookstore called Shakespeare & Company that everyone likes.

  4. Dorothy says: October 21, 2016

    Great links, thanks for the roundup. Also can not wait to see your London and Paris photos, so excited for you!

  5. Andrew says: October 22, 2016

    Jackie-just saw some of the first photos. Amazing!!

  6. Marine says: October 23, 2016

    Looking so much forward to reading about your experience 🙂
    And… I’M BACK IN NYC at the beginning of December (30th B-Day), I can’t wait to try many of the good spots you presented us here 🙂 and who knows, maybe I’ll meet you?

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