FOURTH FLOOR WALK UP

Brooklyn based lifestyle blog by Lauren L Caron

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FASHION | Travel To The South of France + Spain

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SHIRT | EARRINGS | JACKET | HEELS | HAT | BATHING SUIT | SKIRT

I've finally settled our itinerary for our upcoming trip to France and Spain this May. It's going to be a bit of a splurge, but something well deserved for the both of us. The next step is planning our activities each day. I'm set on horseback riding in the Camargue region while we're in Arles, and the theme of the trip will be based around modernist painters, ones in particular; Cezanne, Van Gogh, Chagall, Renoir, Picasso and Dali, with visits to house museums and such. Another big part of our trip will be Cannes (which is also the main reason why we're going). My husband's student thesis film was submitted to Cannes and accepted! It is not likely that we will be rubbing noses with the stars, but we will have passes to the festival and I believe access to the shows. We are still finalizing those details. Another great concern for me, being a lady, is what will I pack and what will I wear for all of these marvelous activities?! Horseback riding is dirty stinky activity (although the smell is pleasing to me) and Cannes will probably include some put-together date night ensembles. I can't help myself but pull some inspiration from my favorite classic films like Breathless and To Catch A Thief. One thing's for sure, there will be lots of horizontal stripes - and I'm preparing for that by hitting the gym hard for the next few months! 

Above is a short list of a few things I'll be adding to my staples of tees, tank tops, denim, and sandals. I'm not much of a sneakers gal, but I have to find a good pair that will be cute and not too bulky. Luckily, it's en vogue to wear sneakers for almost any occasion. 

SPACES | Design Crush: The Palihouse Hotel, Part 1 - Get Out of New York

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Palihouse West Hollywood | Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood | Photo credit Palihouse.com

As a New Yorker for 9 years this month (happy anniversary) I've had my ups and downs with the city. There are many kindred spirits that feel although New York is an incredible place, with so much opportunity, it is has the ability to wear you out and push you to the limits. That's why sometimes its really good to just get away! May it be for the weekend or for a week! I have been doing a lot of the first lately, running away on the weekends to go horseback riding. Last fall I got back into it and haven't looked back.

This fall we are also planning to head out to the left coast for two separate occasions. One is witness one of my close friend's weddings in Marin county and the other is for a vacation in LA. I'm so excited about LA as we were able to book 5 nights in the Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood. How cool does this place look? It's chicer sister in Santa Monica was a close second but we really wanted to be in the heart of the city and close to our friends - so this location won out. I've included images of both and tomorrow I'll post on how to get the look with a few products I've scoped out.

Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica | photo credit: Palihouse Hotel
Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica | photo credit: Palihouse Hotel
Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica | photo credit: Palihouse Hotel
Palihouse Hotel Santa Monica | photo credit: Palihouse Hotel
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Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
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Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
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Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
Palihouse West Hollywood Photo credit Palihouse.com
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We are currently putting together a list of must dos, must eats and most importantly must sees. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way.

Our Honeymoon: The Venice Days

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Venice Photo by: Lauren Caron In regards to posting images about our wedding, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I won't be posting anything for quite some time, but the good news is that there is a well known wedding magazine has expressed interest in featuring our wedding! Because of this exciting opportunity, they have asked that all of my images remain exclusive until published. I don't know if it is really going to happen or how soon, but I will of course keep you posted!

 

On another note, I can post the lovely images of our Honeymoon. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that we traveled to Italy. We started our trip in Venice and finished near Lake Como. It was extremely romantic, beautiful and a wonderful experience. In this post I have included the images from our days in Venice. I have some fun iPhone pictures that I will post in the next Venice installment. Our other days, I will reveal soon. Enjoy!

Our Hotel in Venice - Photo by: Lauren

Our Hotel Room - Venice - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Photos by: Lauren Caron

Venice - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Doge Palace - Photo by: Lauren Caron

Venice - Doge Palace - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Murano - Photo by: Lauren Caron

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Venice - Burano - Photo by: Lauren Caron

 

All photos were with a Nikon, D290. Thanks for reading. My best, Lauren