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Thanksgiving is upon us! Really it's now passed, I'm just pushing 'publish' a little late....

Being out of the country last year around the holidays was....an experience. I am finding that now a year later being home and able to live out the holidays as I did growing up means so much to me. As we are now entering the official start of the Christmas season, it's the little things that get me. The start of Christmas songs on the radio, the Thanksgiving issue of 'Real Simple', unpacking my decorations, recipes with apple and squash and all the lovely fall tastes. I'm trying to not take anything for granted.

Last week at Mazi my instructor said something fantastic at the start of class. "I am so thankful to be surrounded by women dedicated to their health and happiness". How amazing is that?! It inspired me, along with the upcoming holiday, to think about what I am thankful for: my parents, my friends, my fit fam, my health. It's easy to wallow in the things we don't have. The thing I loved most about Thanksgiving this year was the reflections I've been having on how beautiful life is.

Go out and love your life this week!

Logan xxx

Bournemouth, England

Bournemouth is the cutest little seaside town in southern England. I was lucky enough to be placed on a client in Bournemouth for a week at the end of April. Looking to make the most of the trip, I made it a point to go for walks on the beach every evening after work.

The beach is one of the few in London that is a sand beach. There are places along the shore to eat and hang out, including an aquarium.

On a personal note, Bournemouth will always have a special place in my heart because it's the place I first discovered the Hamilton soundtrack!

If you are thinking of visiting, a few items of note.

  • Bournemouth can be directly reached via London; a 2-2.5 hour train out of London Waterloo making it a great day or weekend get away!
  • Be sure to plot out where you'd like to go, as some spots are easier reached with a car.
  • The Green Hotel is great-beautiful rooms and right by the beach!

Goodbye London!

Whoa-it's the end of my secondment! I feel like I should say just yesterday it was my first week. But really it's felt like the right amount of time for me. I could go on and on about my time in London, the pros and cons of British living, etc. But I think I'll save all those thoughts to reflect on once I am back in the States! For now I'll just leave it at this; London, I love you! 

My parents are flying over at the end of this week and I am so so so SO beyond excited! We have an amazing holiday planned the next few weeks, but truth be told I'm just really looking forward to seeing them.

So I'll be off the blog for a bit. See you when I'm back in Chicago!!

xoxo Logan

Paris In Spring (Part Quatre)

Sunday in Paris...

Our boutique clothing hanger in the flat.

Our boutique clothing hanger in the flat.

The most amazing shopping experience.

The most amazing shopping experience.

Gelato tastes better in the sunshine with friends.

Gelato tastes better in the sunshine with friends.

Sunday shopping!

Sunday shopping!

Sacre-Coeur

Sacre-Coeur

The streets of Montmartre

The streets of Montmartre

I really loved traveling to Paris (twice!) during my time in Europe. It felt so jetsetter to simply jump on the Eurostar and turn up in Paris for the weekend two hours later. The mystery and glamour of the French was captivating with every street and shop we visited. Paris is a place I used to write off as overrated; I'm so glad I returned and was able to revise my opinions!

Spring in Paris (Part Trois)

I have two more posts this week with photos from Paris!

Overlooking Rue Houdon during dinner.

Overlooking Rue Houdon during dinner.

On the way to Crazy Horse on the metro.

On the way to Crazy Horse on the metro.

By chance exiting the metro at sunset. Pretty skies plus the Arc de Triomphe equal happiness.

By chance exiting the metro at sunset. Pretty skies plus the Arc de Triomphe equal happiness.

Window shopping on the way to the show.

Window shopping on the way to the show.

That blue, though.

That blue, though.

Crazy Horse!

Crazy Horse!

Late night street crepes from our French charmer.

Late night street crepes from our French charmer.

C'est magnifique!