weekend warriors // venice with a toddler

Every year since we got married in 2010, we try and take an anniversary trip to celebrate. In the states, we usually planned our annual vacation for the fall, and just rolled everything into one. Living in London, we’re beyond lucky that weekend trips to some amazing destinations are so easy and (relatively) affordable. Think Tuscany, Copenhagen, and somewhat recently, Venice. Ah, yeah… Venice with a toddler? Si. The thing is, we’ve been to Venice before. Our first trip was on our honeymoon, so we felt relatively well-versed with what to expect. A few people raised their eyebrows when we mentioned we were taking Margot. The ones who asked if we were taking her buggy…

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amberlair // an update on the world’s first crowdsourced boutique hotel

– This post is in partnership with Amberlair, the world’s first crowdsourced boutique hotel.– We have some exciting news here at LTHQ. If you’ve been with us for awhile, then the name Amberlair might just ring a bell. If you’re new, or you don’t remember every word we’ve ever written on this blog and our social media platforms (rude), then you’re in luck! Here’s a little refresher: Two years ago, we learned about Amberlair — a project spearheaded by German supercouple, Marcus and Kristin. Together, and with your help, they’re creating the world’s first crowdfunded and crowdsourced boutique hotel. If you want to get right to the good stuff, then hop over to the Amberlair…

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#LTsoutherncharm // four days on kiawah island

Hello? Is anybody still out there? We’re here! We’re still here! And we’re back to regale you with tales of adventure from our four days on Kiawah Island. We even have photographic evidence! JK, there was, like, no adventure. We were, as the kids say, LAZY AF. But still, because we are bloggers at heart, we documented the heck out of our four days on Kiawah Island. If you don’t believe us, you can pop over to Insta for some additional proof. Otherwise, keep reading, nos amies, because we would never lie to you! If you remember, the last two summers we’ve managed to pull off European beach vacations — on a dime, no less!…

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one week in gozo // postcards from malta

I’ve been sitting on my pictures from our early summer trip to Malta for a while now. Every time I try to cobble together a post, I realize… we didn’t really do much. But this gem of the Mediterranean is well worth your time, so imma prove it with a little round-up of digital postcards from Malta. Sure, I could bore you with riveting recaps detailing all the pool lounging and island driving we did. But instead of telling you, I’ll show you. We spent the entire time on Malta’s smaller island of Gozo. This tiny island is known for its natural beauty and beaches, which are apparently better than those on Malta’s main island.…

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36 hours in stockholm (and then some more)

A few weeks ago, Margot and I jetted off for what was meant to be a quick, 36 hours in Stockholm. We were traveling with our Geneva-based friend & auntie, Amy — of Friendsgiving fame — who was there on a business trip. Margot LOVES crashing business trips so, naturally, a mid-week girls’ trip was born. If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter then you already know that we hit some bumps getting home from this intended quick trip. I promise to get to that later, but first, the good news: I love Stockholm. We had the perfect combo of amazing weather, food, and shopping, and it confirmed my theory. Scandinavia is, hands down,…

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