#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria
Brixen im Thale, Austria

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria

Since the very beginning of our trip, David and I hoped to spend the holidays cozied up in a mountain chalet in the Alps. Finding a ski-in-ski-out cabin was a lot harder than expected, and…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France
Colmar, France

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

So many of you mentioned that Colmar was a must for a tour of Christmas Markets around Europe, that we decided we had to go out of our way to visit. And so, after a…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On the 10th Country of Christmas, David and I arrived in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany – a town I had first heard of through my friend Tiffany, whom we visited in Oxford, and it…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland

In the 7th Country of Christmas my true love gave to me: 7 trumpeters trumpeting. Our visit to Poland was probably the least “Christmasy” of all the countries we visited as a part of our…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit:…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four reindeer. From Stockholm, we sailed overnight to Helsinki. We’ve enjoyed incorporating ferry travel into our world trip, as it feels inherently celebratory,…

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#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden

David and I reached Stockholm, the third of twelve countries we are visiting this Christmas season, and checked into our home away from home for the next two days: Hotel J, tucked away on Nacka…

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Two Christmas Table Settings
San Francisco

Two Christmas Table Settings

As families gather for the holidays, I find meals become more central to our calendars, and last longer as we catch up on the events of the last year with those we love. In anticipation…

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My Favorite Coffee Table Books
San Francisco

My Favorite Coffee Table Books

One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive!) are coffee table books. Big and beautiful, these picture books are a constant source of inspiration and double as home decor. Whether you love fashion, travel,…

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