The Hermitage, a boat ride, and red caviar.

The second day in St. Petersburg was spent in the Hermitage, on a private boat tour, and at a traditional georgian restaurant.  JB and I were both sleepy since the night before we were attacked my mosquitos.  St. Petersburg is built on a swamp, so it is rather buggy especially in the summer time.  Around 3 AM I woke up from my fitful sleep to see JB jumping in his undies on the bed trying to get the mosquitos.  I am laughing now
 Then, I was just wimpering and begging for sleep … which came in the form of a new bug-free room, and a nap that afternoon.

Anyway, The hermitage is absolutely and utterly ridiculously rich in art.  
Raphael, Da Vinci’s, Van Gogh, Reubens … anything, they’ve got it.  
It was fun seeing so many works I’ve only read about.
Russia is so very wealthy in art, it’s mind boggling.
oh and gold.  everything is covered in gold.
i like gold. a lot a lot.
later that afternoon we took a private boat tour.
i loved seeing St. Pete from the waterways and learning their history.
red caviar, anyone?


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  • Reply Kristina

    so cool! the gold is amazing! as well as all the art they have there! 🙂 such a pretty place!

    August 11, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Petchie

    Once again these pictures are amazing!


    August 11, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Reply nicole

    like the city was dipped in gold. gorgeous.

    xoxo – n

    August 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Daphne

    I really love your blog – and those pics of the Hermitage are just absolutely amazing!

    August 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Cait

    wow how gorgeous are those pics. i adore chandlers! You should check out my giveaway I'm having on my blog to win a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow compact 🙂

    August 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Shepherd

    The intricate detail in those first few pictures would have me staring for hours, beautiful place!

    August 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Wow!!! That is one gorgeous building! and city! (which I did not realize was built on a swamp…how inconvenient , haha still though, awesome mosquito story)

    August 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    PS check out what is now on my right side bar, might look familiar.
    Whoot whoot! haha. Hope ya like ;o)

    August 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    What a breathtaking city! You two seriously couldn't be more adorable ;).



    August 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    wow! how exquisite!!! love the blue boaty boat! xoxoxo

    August 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    that jb story is a classic. a classic, i say!

    August 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Sarah, I love your outfit.

    And how beautiful is all that gold??

    I would love to go there.

    August 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply MJ

    simply gorgeous shots! russia is on my list of places to see. thanks for sharing.

    August 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    Again, dreamy pictures! I need to get saving.

    And caviar? Fancy!

    August 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Beautiful photos! You guys look like you had the most amazing time!

    August 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    haha i am giggling about jb. i adore him. and you. you know, even if i havent met yall.

    you look gorgeous as usual, what an amazing trip! your blog seriously is a little fairy tale dream heaven gem that i love. and i do hope i can devise a secret super awesome baseball future for austin somewhere like THAT. hehe… actually more like mwahaha.

    oh oh, while i am looking at alabama's football sched. they play ole miss on 10/15/11 in oxford. will you be back? i juuust might have to come tailgate and blate!

    August 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Alex

    I am a fan of the Hermitage [though I have never been there]. Lots of art and gold? Yes please!

    August 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Wow so gorgeous, your making me wan tto go! The pictures of you and your man are too cute 😉 xo

    August 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    ah, MOSQUITOS. they are the worst. glad they didn't ruin your vacation entirely!! love your outfits per usual. 🙂

    August 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Andi, On Call RN

    You and your husband are just too adorable and I absolutely love your outfit!

    August 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    So sweet to let us travel with you! Stunning apart from The Mosquitos – and your pictures are as always awesome.

    August 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Elle Sees

    So gorgeous I cannot process it. Seriously. And I suggest rubbing salt, or bar soap, or tape on the mosquito bites!

    August 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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    um. i think my heart just cried a little seeing these pictures. it's like all the pretty in the world congregated in one space.

    August 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking

    The architecture is absolutely incredible!! I love all of your pictures!!

    August 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    awesome, as always. and it's probably wrong. ok it is wrong to think this, but i was hoping pregnancy woulod somehow do something to my eyes so i would need a pair of warby parkers. thus far, nada. they remain 20/20.

    August 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Amanda*

    Absolutely lovely!

    August 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply wilybrunette

    i will somehow recreate this look at some point this fall–so lovely.

    these photos are insane. someday i'm gonna grow up to be like you and travel the world.

    ps: let's go to alice's restaurant together shall we? when i find myself a husband we'll all go together. a couples date. xo.

    August 12, 2011 at 12:13 am
  • Reply homeseed

    what a place… um…let me just tell you i really want that striped shirt & brown skirt outfit. favorite. right there.

    August 12, 2011 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    Seeing your photos of St.Petersburg brings back memories of when I studied abroad back in 2001. I spent a week there. I had some crazy taxi rides. have you experienced any of those yet? Russia was very eye opening for me.
    I love reading about all of your travels and how each city def leaves an imprint on a persons heart.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:21 am
  • Reply Brenna

    is that a matisse painting? we have a similar one in philadelphia 🙂

    August 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Sienna

    you look so chic in your lil skirt

    August 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    Absolutely gorgeous, wow!

    I'm having a huge mosquito problem here in Switzerland, too. 🙁

    August 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    So I'm going through getting caught up on posts that I've missed over the last couple of weeks and I'm seriously blown away by each post of yours that I click on! The pictures are AMAZING! So incredibly beautiful!

    August 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm
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