Beer Steins, Lederhosen & Birthday Cake Part 2

The workshop went ever so smoothly, which was especially great since the CEO was in town.

We had 15 minutes to change into our Bavarian gear, consisting of lederhosen (for men), checkered dresses and patterned aprons before we were off!

Lederhosen and dirndls are a country-inspired fashion in Bavaria, but I’m not quite sure how these country ladies got their hands on the Victoria’s Secret miracle bras, required to complete the dirndl ensemble. If your lady parts (boobs), weren’t spilling over the top of your dirndl, then you weren’t wearing it properly.

We had to cover up the girls first before sending a pic to Christiane’s mom!


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Girls Weekend in Birmingham

Nothing and I mean NOTHING is like a girls weekend away. Near or far, couch or poolside. Ladies, I think we can all agree? It just doesn’t matter where we are.

I took a train two hours northwest-ish of the city to good ol’Birmingham for a little hotel stay-cation, dinner, dancing and of course what’s a weekend away without brunch!

The train ride in was a little percarious. Each time the train entered and exited a tunnel the weather seemed to change from sun, to sprinkles, drizzles to downpours.

train sprinklesSprinkles.

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Fortnum & Mason

I spent the most lovely Saturday with a most lovely new friend at Fortnum & Mason.

All I could think of was diving face first into the store’s chocolate display…annnnnd of you, Mama. You need to hurry up and book a ticket for London because this store has your name written all over it. Think, William & Sonoma meets London meets high tea.


My afternoon date and I met at Green Park. Another spot in London I had yet to explore. The park was hosting a Tour de France celebration and there were large, I mean MASSIVE screens setup, food trucks, vendors and all sorts of activities! This is by far the best part of London, there is no need to go very far to find a very lively spot.

As we strolled down Green Park, I was told that there would be a surprise at the end…and there was, Buckingham Palace! Sadly, the Queen was not home to greet us.

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Happy Fourth America

Well, let’s just say the Fourth isn’t done up quite like in the states. However, there are PLENTY of Americans in this lovely city to band together for some celebrating.

The day started off a little shaky, so I tried some fried eggs and half pack of bacon to jump start the morning…I blame it on the rosé. Oof.

cure allPut on my Independence Day gear…

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