Category Archives: Travel

Cherio, Au Revoir, see you all when we return!

Hi PARISH friends!!

As everyone celebrates Independence Day, Ashley and I will be heading out on our European shopping adventure! We are so excited and wanted to share all of our fun plans with you!!

We will be landing in the beautiful city of Brussels, and from there will travel to Sussex, London, Wiltshire, Cotswolds, Lille, and Tongeren (just to name a few cities!) We have a couple of fabulous guides that will be translating and directing us to some shops along the way! Oh how I wish I had taken a French class in college… My high school Latin has yet to serve me any purpose! Maybe one day… :)

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Brussels, Belgium

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Lille, France

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London, England

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Sussex, England

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Tongeren

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Wiltshire

cotsoldsCotswolds, England (For all of you movie buffs… Harry Potter, Bridget Jones Diary, and Pride and Prejudice were filmed here!)

We will be scouring through flea markets, antique stores, and warehouses looking for the perfect pieces for our clients and for PARISH! Ashley and I will be instagram-ing pictures of our finds along the way!

We have lots of travel time and very long flights ahead of us, so today Ashley and I are sharing our favorite travel essentials!!

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  1. Water! (No one likes a thirsty shopper…)
  2. Lip Balm (Rosebud Salve is one of our favorites!)
  3. Lilly Pulitzer Traveler Pant (Ladies, go buy these pants NOW! They are the best skinnies on earth… and called “the traveler” for a reason!)
  4. A great bag- I love a classic tote from Kate Spade…or Tory Burch… or Chanel. :)
  5. Comfortable black wedges- Jessica Simpson nailed it with these!
  6. Cute flats… for when those comfy wedges fail you. My favorite pair from Steve Madden is slim enough to fit in my purse!
  7. A Fab scarf! If you can rock an Hermes scarf, then by all means do- but a sleek polka dot will work for this girl!
  8. Granola bars- It is rare, if ever, that Ashley and I sit down for lunch…so snacks on the go are essential!
  9. Tylenol PM- obviously. We’re planning to get some good napping in on the plane. This might be Ashley’s first nap since the kiddos were born :)
  10. Books and Magazines- Rarely do we get a sec to kick back and read! We’re planning to read in between naps! :) I’m psyched to start Elizabeth Smart’s new book and sift through a pile of magazines!

Wish us luck and keep up with our European adventure by using #AFGIDdoesEurope! We will see you all very soon!

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Toes in the Water…

Hello PARISH friends!!

Who is excited about the 3-day Holiday Weekend coming up?? I know that we are all super excited at PARISH and AFGID, so we thought it would be fun to each put together some of our favorite summer items to kick off the this fun filled weekend and season!!

 

 Ashley’s Favorites

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Outdoor Shower ….. Strawberry Mojitos ….. Geometric Tiki Bandeau Tank  ….. Spring Fever

Black Cover Up  ….. Custom Built Summer Homes

Jessica’s Favorites

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Dock Swings ….. Watermelon Lime Frosty ….. Topshop Cover Up

Marysia Swim Scalloped Bikini ….. Living So That ….. Beach House

  Rebecca’s  Favorites

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The Salty Chihuahua  ….. Porch Swing  ….. South of Broad ….. Anthropologies Offshore Caftan

Mara Hoffman Bikini  …. House Beautiful Beach House

  Meagan’s Favorites

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Mara Hoffman Cami Bikini ….. Vix Nepal Cover Up ….. Mrs. Kennedy and Me …..

Blackberry Margarita ….. Hammock Porch Swings ….. Nantucket Summer House

 

Everyone have a great Memorial Day Weekend and pop into PARISH for some fun summer items for your home!! Until next week!

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Hopping Forward to Mother’s Day!

Hey friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with your families! Jessica enjoyed a beautiful day in the country with her family while Ashley’s family gathered in Rosemary Beach. Wright and I headed to Rosemary Beach as well and even though it was cold and rainy we all made the best of it and had fun regardless!

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Cates and Rett enjoyed an egg on the Western Green in Rosemary! These little bunnies are too cute!

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On our wedding anniversary, we crashed a beach wedding with friends!

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Jessica and her sister, Laura Ashley, celebrated Easter with their newest family member, Annie!

 

We hope all of you had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection with your family and friends! Now that Easter is over it is time to move on to Mother’s Day! Recently, Elizabeth Adam’s of Ex Voto Vintage, contacted Ashley about a fun Mother’s Day event at her showroom here in Montgomery! We are super excited about this and we hope all of her our friends in the area will join us this Wednesday for the fun!

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Until next time!

rebecca