Adventures in the Upper Peninsula

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you have had a beautiful week so far!  

I’ve been a little MIA lately, and that’s because Doug and I took a trip to Michigan’s upper peninsula to celebrate his 22nd birthday!  We packed up the car for a nine hour road trip, and had so much fun exploring some of his favorite spots in Michigan!  There’s truly nothing better than discovering new places with your best friend, and I cannot wait for more adventures to come!

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A Parisian Picnic & Exploring the City

Happy Friday beautiful friends, my soul is feeling fresh and inspired today!  Why?  Because I am back in my apartment, back in my normal routine (goodbye jet lag!), and life is just truly beautiful!

Sharing this post truly warms my heart, because this was one of my favorite days from my trip to Europe (besides the proposal, of course)!  This was the day when I did the most exploring, and discovered beautiful places and friendships that I will cherish forever!

Ally, and two friends, set up a picnic for all of us right in front of the Eiffel Tower!  They even surprised me with a bottle of champagne to celebrate being engaged, which nearly left me in tears!  We had so much fun chatting and catching up, even though it was 95 degrees (and humid!) without any sort of breeze!

If you haven’t already, definitely check out my post all about the most incredible brunch from Ladurée!  After brunch, we picked up some macarons to go and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics!  I totally felt like Blair Waldorf enjoying sweets and champagne in Paris!

While exploring we wanted to make a trip to La Maison Rose café, which literally translates to “the pink house”!  It’s a little bit of a hike to reach this adorable destination, but well worth it (even though it was closed)!  I like to think of this café as the “Delta Zeta café” since green and rose are our colors, so naturally pictures had to be taken!


Keep on hiking, our next destination is an overlook of the city! 

Later that evening, Doug and I visited the top of one of the tallest buildings in Paris to watch the sun set over the city!  This view was unbelievable, and it was truly breathtaking seeing the golden glow of the city at night!

To end the trip, Doug and I walked to the Seine to put our lock on the love-lock bridge!  Yes, I tried to find one of the flat gold locks, but this one will have to do! 😉  Paris, you will definitely be missed, and I cannot wait to return someday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Life Update; Victoria’s Secret PINK Motel & 2 Weeks in Europe!

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Happy Wellness Wednesday everyone!  I hope you have had a wonderful week so far!

O M G I am so excited that it is finally May!!  This month is going to be filled with life-changing, incredible travels, and each place I am visiting is somewhere that I have never visited before!  It all starts on May 19, where I am hopping on a flight to LAX courtesy of Victoria’s Secret PINK, and I am staying at the PINK Nation Motel until Sunday, May 21!!  I am so thrilled to be in Los Angeles, and I cannot wait to lounge by the pool, hike in the canyons, take gondola rides through the mountains, and snap pictures at tons of Insta-worthy locations!!  I am going to be there with the other Sponsored Stylists, as well as some Campus Reps, and I’m excited to meet everyone! I don’t want to give away any more details, so stay in touch because I will be sharing an entire blog post when I return home!!

My other exciting trip of the month is my two-week long vacation to Europe with Doug and one of our best friends!! I am flying out on a red-eye flight Monday, May 22, and I will land in Barcelona, Spain early Tuesday morning!  I am so excited, because we are going to be exploring five different countries and seven different locations within those countries!

Our trip begins with Barcelona, then we immediately head to Rome, Italy to explore the Vatican, the coliseums, Old Rome, and (hopefully) the Trevi Fountain so I can recreate the infamous coin toss picture from the Lizzie McGuire Movie!

After Rome, we head for a day in Munich, Germany, followed by a day in Budapest, Hungary!  We are dying to check out the Széchenyi Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool, and lucky for us our Airbnb is right nearby!

From Budapest, we head to Paris, France where we will be spending the weekend!  Paris has always been my number one destination, and I cannot even express how excited I am to visit!!  We plan on seeing the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, The Louvre, the Love Lock Bridge, and the Notre-Dame!  Ally (A Touch of Tulle) and I are meeting up in Paris on Sunday, May 28, and we are having brunch at Ladurée, and then visiting Ob-La-Di, Café Kitsuné, Café de Flore, Café Julien, La Maison Rose, and having a picnic by the Seine River!

On Monday we head back to Spain, starting in Majorca!  Majorca is the place where I am hoping to have a truly soul-opening experience, and to fully embrace my surroundings (meditation on the Mediterranean Sea, yes please)!  After Majorca we are heading to Ibiza to explore the hippie market, the beautiful architecture, and to enjoy a boat party on the sea!  We then head back to Barcelona on Thursday, and catch our flight on Friday, June 2 back to the United States!  I cannot wait!!

Europe and California are both places I have always wanted to go, and I am thrilled to be sharing my journey with you!  Make sure you’re following my Instagram (tessa_noelle) to keep up with my daily adventures, and definitely stay in touch since new posts will be going up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!  I hope you all have a beautiful Wednesday, and enjoy the sunshine!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Winter in West Michigan {Cool Tones & Golden Hues}

Happy Wednesday, and happy February everyone!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far!  It is a beautiful, sunny day in the midwest, so it’s the perfect mid-week pick me up!  Also, Doug and I’s cruise is officially 29 days away, so that’s an incredible pick me up in itself!  After my workout classes are finished I have a coffee date planned with Lyss, and I’m planning on taking the rest of the day to relax and recharge.  Tomorrow Paige and I are going to Holland to explore, and then this weekend will be filled with lots of love, friends, and football (go Pats)!!

There’s truly nothing more beautiful than the lakeshore, especially on a warm winter day!  Holland is one of my favorite places to visit, and it’s an area that I’ve spent a large portion of my life.  Doug and I had so much fun walking the pier and exploring the ice formations, and we watched the sunset while deciding on a restaurant for dinner (we picked Fricanos, our favorite pizza place)!  I wore my favorite causal outfit, and I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of the beautiful scenery.  It was the most beautiful day with my favorite person!

I was inspired by Ally’s Winter Beach Day post, so definitely check out her post to see the beauty of Grand Haven!! Also if you haven’t already, take a look at my Let’s Explore: Downtown Adventures and my Let’s Explore: Tulip Time posts.  I wanted to keep todays post fairly short, because it was such a beautiful adventure and I think the pictures speak for themselves!  Make sure you stay in touch, because Friday I’m sharing my favorite coffeehouse in Holland with all of you!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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