Missing the Swiss

we went from Basel to Bradenton.
though i love being home, here are some things i’ve been missing from life in Switzerland.
cheese plates, fresh hydrangeas and lavender, from our backyard, and nights on our little make shift patio.
bike rides to merian park
those gorgeous swiss summertime sunflowers
The front doors in Basel
sneaking in a view of the elephants through a hole almost every day
spray roses grown right outside our apartment
Vespas galore
daily trips to the fresh markets
Mostly we miss the friends we made and all of those late night dinners together.  
::congrats emily of bulldogs & babies you won the Tilly || Maison giveaway::

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  • Reply Noelani

    Oh my gosh, it looks absolutely beautiful there! I'd miss it too! :b


    December 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Sarah Roads

    This is what I missed? Glad you got to enjoy it, it's even better than I had pictured!

    December 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Sam {}

    so, so beautiful! what a special experience to live there 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    um thank you for this post, the stunning images have allowed me to take a mini vacation via my desk haha

    great travels!

    check out our leather trench giveaway

    December 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Liesl

    The foods, flowers and simple charm look oh so lovely…I'm sure I would be missing those same things!

    Liesl 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply

    Yep, I'd be missing all that too!!!

    December 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply LindsayNicole

    These pictures are GORGEOUS! I would definitely miss that too

    December 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Elle

    I can see by just the pictures why you miss it! They are all absolutely beautiful!

    December 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Ariel

    These are stunning! I'm hoping to visit switzerland when I'm abroad next year. My sister lived in Lugano for a few years and absolutely loved it. It seems so pretty!

    December 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply nicole

    and your bike, i bet you miss your bike.

    those flowers. swoon.

    December 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply SaLouLa

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Really great photos 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Anna Walker

    I would totally miss Switzerland too after all the amazing adventures you had there! 🙂

    Hope you'll be able to go back someday! Maybe someday soon! 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Grace Lynne Fleming

    amazing, beautiful photos!


    December 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Candice

    This just solidifies my decision that I need to go back to Europe asap..

    December 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    i wince every time i see pictures of siena, i miss it so much. i wince in a good way, i guess.

    check out my post today – i have you linked! xx

    December 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Harriet

    Love the sunflower pics! 🙂 I would miss that too!

    December 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Alycia (Crowley Party)

    these pictures are really making me miss the sun! haha Utah is too cold!

    December 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Those are amazing sunflower photos! Do you have more? I'd be willing to pay you for the images. I'm looking for some to frame and hang in my house. Sunflowers are in my top 2 favorite flowers!

    December 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply anna bo

    the house in merian parks looks just like one of my old homes!
    it is beautiful.

    December 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply K

    yay elephants! the zoo in basel was one of the coolest I had been too and it was insane how it is placed smack dab in the middle of the city. I'd love to see (but not smell) elephants from my balcony 😉

    December 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    Makes me miss Switzerland as well! It is a wonderful country!! 🙁

    December 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    Such beautiful pictures ♥

    Just when you thought

    December 7, 2011 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Petchie

    Wow I don't blame you at all for missing it, these pictures are just breathtaking!


    December 7, 2011 at 12:59 am
  • Reply Kristen

    PS what name did you choose??

    December 7, 2011 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt

    I can see why you miss it. Gorgeous images.

    December 7, 2011 at 3:14 am
  • Reply Erin

    Oh how fun! I love the bike riding pictures best!!

    December 7, 2011 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect!

    You are making me miss Switzerland too 🙂 Ahhh…such a beautiful country.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:23 am
  • Reply Lottie

    It looks stunning and I am such a sucker for shutters and individual front doors.

    But now you have littlest Tucker which you could never had had in Switzerland and I'm sure her cuddles make up for everything.

    December 7, 2011 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Jessica

    you inspire me!

    December 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    well then you should probably come visit me when i'm in spain so you don't miss europe too much 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 5:34 am
  • Reply gina

    Switzerland to date is my favorite place on EARTH. I just got back from Greece too, but nothing beats the beauty in Switzerland. We were in Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Thun, Luzerne, and Grinderwald.
    I just found your blog and am in love!

    December 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    Your pictures always make me want to move to Switzerland… maybe one day 😉

    December 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Just wanted to leave a note and say how much i love reading your blog (i chanced upon it a few months ago). Love hearing about your adventures-probably because we share the same first name and i am always dreaming about moving to europe, especially switzerland since i studied abroad there for a short time. your life truly sounds like a fairy tale! 🙂

    December 11, 2011 at 6:54 am
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