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Before I jump into one of the most popular questions of our trip (why we chose Switzerland & Austria), I wanted to talk a bit about my go-to jewelry and one of my favorite jewelry designers. As you all know, I tried to pack as minimally on our trip as possible. I brought many items that we could all mix & match for outfits and to be honest, we were all wearing dirty clothes at the end – whoops! As far as my jewelry, I am a low maintenance gal. I don’t wear a ton of it and what I do wear is typically pieces I wear over & over again. I have always loved Kendra Scott, in fact, I have a few of her earrings that I wear on a daily basis. Her jewelry is high quality and beautiful. You may also remember this necklace that I wore a ton last year (where oh where did you go?! – I lost it)
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The necklace I am wearing in these photos has the “Mothers & Families Charm” with some of the proceeds of every purchase benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. I placed the charm on the thin adjustable chain and I love that you can make the necklace shorter and longer! It’s seriously stunning (I will show you how it looks on me tomorrow in my stories)! My bracelet is the double link chain with three letter charms, one for each of my babies.
My number one request for this international trip was for it to be low stress with lots of open space for the kids to roam and be free. When I reached out to my community on Instagram last year, many of you mentioned Switzerland and Austria being two of the best places for kids to do just that. I was also told that these two countries were stroller friendly and would probably be the easiest with our kids at their very young ages. I made sure to bring the appropriate baby wearing/carrying devices and honestly, looking back – I think it was absolutely the best choice.
I was mentioning to my husband over the weekend how incredibly amazing this trip was. I still feel like it was a fairy tale and that it didn’t actually happen to us, like we were walking through a dream for two weeks. I could tear up thinking about the incredible views of nature that we were able to experience and it was all just so amazing to be able to enjoy it with our kids by our side. Of course, they had their moments of being tired and cranky (we all did) but nature and the scenery around us instantly lifted our mood. If someone offered us a home in one of these countries tomorrow, I am pretty sure I would take it in a hot second.
What I enjoyed the most was the slow pace here. The way that people took their time to enjoy each other and the beauty that surrounds them. They don’t seem rushed or too busy. They live rather simply and I wanted to bottle all of that up and take it home with me. There is definitely something to be said about the way that some Europeans live and I think we could learn a thing or two about rest and living more stress free.
Our next trip will be in the summer and we are going to……..
DENMARK & NORWAY!
If you have any tips, anything at all in regards to accommodations, where to eat, what to do, etc. please leave a comment below! 🙂