My life has been a bit busier than usual. I’ve been helping my parents with the opening of their new business, a tea room! My mom AKA the boss lady, was the brains behind the new venture. If you’re looking for a place with great tea and an endless amount of pastries, come to Bella’s Tea Room! We had the preview party and grand opening last weekend, it was a great turn out! It was wonderful to be in the same room with so many family and friends, I also met some blog followers (heeyyy!). The site for Bella’s Tea Room will be up soon, you can find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Vacation… My boyfriend and I are going to M E X I C O!!!! It’s a quick vacay, but nonetheless it gets me away from real world for a few days. We will be in Playa del Carmen in April. It will be our first time visiting, so if you have any recommendations, leave a comment below.
Thanks for the feedback on my women’s gift guide last week!
It’s the men’s turn this week! I set up the guide in the same format as my women’s gift guide. I added low price alternatives and discount codes. There are several gift ideas for your boyfriend/husband, brothers, dad, etc. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on any of the items on the list, or just to say hi!
I’m going to brave the toy stores this weekend and start Christmas shopping for my nephew. He’s almost 2 and all he wants are trains and cars. Pray for me as I take on Toys R’ Us.
Enjoy your weekend!
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It’s been a very, VERY busy news week! My brain actually hurts!
I’m looking forward to staying in and finally binge watching, season two of Stranger Things! I may or may not be a basic blogger and stop by the Farmers’ Market. Check out my Instagram to see if I go!
Christmas shopping is upon us, but do not fret, Baltimore Belle is here to help!
For the next coming weeks, I will be sharing several gift guides. This week we begin, with the ladies! I made a list of gift ideas for the foodie, tech lover, beauty lover, etc.
I’ve added low price alternatives under most of the items and a few reviews of the items I own myself. I hope you find this gift guide helpful!
WOMEN’S GIFT GUIDE 2017
GIFTS FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Tory Burch Tote One of my dearest friends gave me this tote last year. (Hi Jennifer!) This tote is perfect for work and travel. I’m one of those women that carries her whole life in her purse. EVERYTHING fits in this bag! The durability of this bag is incredible. I’ve taken it everywhere and a year later, it’s still in perfect condiiton! /// Low Price Alternative(amazing deal!):Ted Baker London Tote
I’m going to brag a bit here, I went to NYC for the weekend, attended my first Knicks game and sat in the audience of a little show called Saturday Night Live!!!!! (Cue the jealously!)
Larry David was great! I’m not a huge Miley Cyrus fan, but her voice was incredible live! Minus the cringe worthy concentration camp joke, the show was an amazing experience!
Now let’s talk about my visit to Versailles from a few weeks ago! Versailles is about a 30-40 minute drive from Paris. My boyfriend Kevin and I went on a great fall day to do mini photo shoot at the Gardens of Versailles. You can learn all about the history of Versailles here.
I wished every weekend included a walk around the Tuileries Gardens. It’s free and a must see in Paris! The garden is such a gorgeous and tranquil place.
I will admit, there’s a bit of foot traffic getting into the garden, since its between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde. But once you’re in, it’s the perfect place to relax and take in the moment; that you’re in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
The Tuileries Gardens is the largest and oldest public park in Paris. You can learn more about the Tuileries Gardens here.
Now to my main point of this post, fall coats! I purchased my coat at a Zara store in Paris. No worries, the coat is available on Zara’s U.S. website! You can find it here.
I made a list of fall coats and jackets you can wear for work and play. They are all under $100.
Hi everyone! Sorry for the mini hiatus. A busy work week after my trip completely put me off! I’m finally caught up on rest and ready to share my trip to Paris with you.
My boyfriend, Kevin and I did three photo shoots while vacationing in Paris. Not to sound bias bc he’s my bf and bc this is my blog but the pics are really good!! He did a fantastic job!
Our first day of shooting was held at the largest public square in Paris, Place de la Concorde. It’s the same location where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed by a guillotine (beheaded) during the French revolution.
Place de la Condorde is worth the visit and it’s FREE! You can see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysee from there! The beautiful Tuileries Gardens is only steps away.
The dress I’m wearing is from Asos (size 8). It’s only $22 and it fits true to size. I was a little iffy about ordering this dress, since it was such a low price, but the material is really well made.
The Luxor Obelisk was one of my favorite sites to see at Place de la Concorde. Its 75 ft high and over 3,000 years old. It was originally placed in Egypt, outside the Luxor Temple.