Monday, December 11, 2017

Saturnia Hot Springs

This is one of my all time favorite places I have ever been! It is about 4 hours north from where we live. We left Thursday night after work and stayed close to the hot springs so we could get up and go first thing in the morning before they got too busy. We got to the hot springs around 8 am and there was just one other couple there. We stayed for about 1.5 hours and by the time we left there was probably 30+ people. Friday was also a holiday for Italians so a lot of people had the day off and these hot springs are free and gorgeous and like 85-90+ degrees! It felt so nice in the middle of December.
I first saw a picture of these hot springs on Pinterest and it said they were in Tuscany italy. I was a little skeptical cause sometimes on Pinterest it’ll be like “look at this awesome island in the middle of this pink lake with a kangaroo sculpture on top” but turns out it’s all just photoshop. But these springs are real and like I said free!!! Since we went so early (to beat the crowds) there was a lot of steam coming off the water because the air was still so cold. It made for really cool photos though. The very last photo is of the entire hot springs from the opposite hillside when we were leaving the area around noon. No steam and a ton of more people.
This is definitely one of the places I recommend visiting most in Italy. You will need to have a car to get to it as it is kind of in the middle of nowhere Tuscany. A car gives you so much freedom and it is definitely the way I prefer to travel. 
love, Carlee
Swimsuit: Old Navy
Sweater: Target
Leggings: NEX
Shoes: Nike

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday shopping: Little Sloth

Don't forget I have a greeting card and gift shop Little Sloth! We have really cute mugs right now that make the perfect Christmas gift. They ship from Washington State and will arrive in time for Christmas if you order within the next week. We also have tea towels and enamel pins! At checkout use code: YOUROCK20 to get 20% off your order!
love, Carlee

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Montmartre, Paris

We stayed in the Montmartre district of Paris when we visited and it was amazing. I would totally recommend staying there if you are traveling to Paris for the first time or have never stayed in that area before. Paris is SO BIG that you can't really stay in one place that is "centrally located." If you stay close to the Louvre you will be away from the Eiffel Tower and vice versa. Also Paris has a great metro system so we knew we would be able to get around easily wherever we stayed. I chose the Montmartre district because it has so much going on itself. There is the amazing basilica Sacre-Coeur, there are carousels on what seems like every corner, Moulin Rouge, that pink restaurant on the most photographed corner in Paris, the neon basketball court, the sinking house, tons of good food, squares and streets lined with local artists. It is a wonderful neighborhood. We stayed in the Hotel Des Arts Montmartre. It was a cute little hotel that was quiet, wonderfully located, and comfortable.
I recommend eating at El Nopal Taqueria such good street tacos. We might have eaten there about 3 times over the course of our stay. Get crepes from street vendors and don't forget to get flower shaped ice cream at Amorino. They have them all over Paris and I think the cheesecake is the best flavor. Okay, one more post down a dozen more to go. Not really a dozen but it feels like I still have a lot of photos from Paris. 
love, Carlee
Coat: Thrifted -Rue 21
Dress: NEX
Tights: Macys
Purse: JCPennys
Shoes: Nike