It’s no secret that I have the world’s most wonderful husband. But to prove this even further, Adrian managed to pull off the mother of all surprises. It was a beautiful Wednesday morning – the sunlight peaked through our curtains, the bed sheets were soft and cozy, and Adrian reached over to wake me subtly by placing his arm around my waist. I turned over on my side to face the love of my life. He smiled, told me how much he loved me, and then asked me to look under my pillow. I thought it was an odd request, but from the smirk on his face I knew it was something good. I pulled out a sheet of paper, which my newly awakened eyes could hardly read. Somewhere on the page I saw the words “New York City to France.” I was confused. “What is this?” I asked. Adrian told me to keep reading. I soon realized I was staring at a flight itinerary, and that the date of departure was for that very day! I didn’t know what to say. I don’t even remember what I said – it’s all a blur. But I know for sure that I threw my arms around Adrian and told him how much I loved him. He knows how much I love adventures, especially spontaneous ones, and boy was this spontaneous! I packed my bags and a few hours later we were on a plane to France. Our dear friends, Greg and Kim, were getting married that weekend in Monaco, but I just assumed we wouldn’t be able to attend. Little did I know what Adrian was scheming! I was so happy that we had the chance to be there for them on their wedding day (wedding pics coming soon!) as well as the opportunity to see the breathtaking coast of France!
The beautiful city of Nice:
France is filled with medieval towns that are still inhabited. We saw this one off the highway and decided to explore…
The gorgeous country of Monaco was a relatively short drive from Nice. It was stunning!
As a sidenote, once we arrived in Monaco I realized both Adrian and I were wearing Club Monaco attire. How appropriate :)
A beautiful view of the beach in Nice.
The town of Eze is another medieval town still inhabited, which was built on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. The beauty of this town is unreal. It was probably my favorite part of the trip!
We also spent some time in Provence in a town called Avignon, where we stayed in an old monastery which was converted into a hotel!
One American Starbucks tall latte equals 10 European small lattes.
This is where the Pope lived during the Great Schism. Poor Pope.
That night, we decided to randomly drive through the mountains to explore. The drive was probably the scariest of my life, but it was worth it!
A random village we discovered on our drive.
Unfortunately, we didn’t make it for lavender season. These fields in the Spring are filled with lavender!
Adrian was on Cloud 9:
I thought this would make the cutest bouquet for a French inspired countryside wedding!