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Voting!

The only window of opportunity I had to vote was after work and after picking up Daphne from daycare so she accompanied me :). My voting area did not hand out stickers but I did get a receipt! I was looking forward to Nov. 6th more than my own birthday next Tuesday, hahaha. I stayed up late last night to watch the live election results and while it was better than the 2016 disastrous results, some key races were still disappointing. But having a record midterm voter turnout is a still a win!

I haven’t had a manicure for a while so this autumn look is a big deal. The dark green shade is Formula X called Huntress (fitting). The light gray is from Essence with a confetti-like topcoat from Sally Hansen.

I’m modeling my mani on top of this weird, weird book called The Waiter by Matias Faldbakken. This was translated from Norwegian and I’m sure some things were probably lost in translation…I wouldn’t recommend it because I don’t even know what I read. There’s no plot and no payoff for character investment.

Yep, it’s about time for another Mimiboo picture! She’s been hanging out on Daphne’s changing table again, lol. Look at how fluffy she is!

I haven’t shared any pictures yet from my Central Euro trip back in September so here are just a couple from my last full day in Budapest. Hubby and I spent nearly all day at the Gellert Baths, which had and indoor swimming pool, outdoor wave pool (pictured) and a few thermal baths inside with varying temperatures. Ahhhhh, so needed after trekking all over Prague and Vienna!

This particular bath was 38 degrees Celsius. Check out those mineral deposits on that fountain! It ain’t no blue lagoon but I always appreciate a natural geothermal spring!

This was right in the lobby of the Gellert hotel. The spa was underground. Overall, I think I preferred the Szcheny baths because of the huge selection of different indoor baths as well as the giant outdoor ones with jets!


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Foods of Paris & Barcelona

I have to share these food pictures I took while on my honeymoon. The food and drink was definitely 70% of the trip that made it delightful. Feast your eyes!

 

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This is a typical breakfast in Paris that I had :). Apricot pistachio tart, raspberry croissant, quiche and yogurt drink. Of course, the hubby helped me eat all this. God help me if I passed by a bakery without purchasing a pain au chocolat. I miss those dearly now that I’m back in The States and the idea of a perfect pastry is just a sugary, messy doughnut :(. Where are the flaky pastry layers? Where is the captivating pure butter aroma? Where is the delicacy?

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Oh yes, there was no lack of duck in France. I discovered after 3 days of eating out in restaurants that every menu in Paris basically looked the same. There were only 4-5 entree choices in any given restaurant and veal stew, duck, steak and fries, ham & cheese salad were on every single one of them. We lucked out at the first restaurant we went to and got moules and frites (actually quite popular too). I like that only romaine lettuce was used in salads and as accompaniments as opposed to iceberg. I also liked that a spicy horseradish sauce was present on every table. I got to appreciate mustard very much while living in WI so this was up my alley.

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Out of all the duck dishes I tried, I think carnard confit was my fave! The skin was perfectly fried, the meet was perfectly seasoned and falling off the bone and the sensation of biting into the moist but crispy dish was enough to make me swoon.

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Now, I HAD to try flan while I was in Spain. Luckily, I found this delectable version at a seaside Mexican Steakhouse restaurant. The dolche de leche sauce was magnificent.

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Another fatty moment in Paris :). And look–it’s the pain au chocolate that’s my fave!