A weekend in Lyon

Posted In: Escapes

Last Friday I flew home to France for a long weekend. The reason for this trip was to introduce Rich’s family to mine. I guess it was a fairly logical move after 4 years together but I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about it. I tried to postpone all attempts of gatherings for as long as I possibly could but let’s face it, this was just getting ridiculous! I’m so glad I pushed myself though because we had a great weekend 🙂
The weather was stupidly gorgeous and it felt like summer the whole time. The city was glowing and I noticed for the first time in god knows how long the stunning architecture, the smell of food in the streets, the colourful buildings, the cobbled streets, the enormous amount of terraced cafes… As an expat, the question I often get is “Do you miss home?” and usually my answer is no because I’ve always wanted to experience life abroad and that’s exactly what I’m doing. But after this weekend I have to say I’m feeling a little bit homesick. Luckily for me, I’ll be back in less than 2 months for the Christmas holidays!

  • Sophie Mérut
    1st November 2013

    This pictures also make me feel a little bit homesick ! <3

  • i.s.
    1st November 2013

    wow these pictures are gorgeous! and how wonderful the parents met xx
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

  • To The River
    2nd November 2013

    It looks like a weather too gave a try to make everything less tense;-) Beautiful and tranquil pictures! x

  • Greta Gale
    2nd November 2013

    Gorgeous photos! All the apartments look amazing

    xoxo

    Flourish Blog

  • Vivi
    2nd November 2013

    I've always wanted to go there 🙂 it looks beautiful!

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

  • Valerie
    2nd November 2013

    Thank you! I'm so glad our parents have finally met. I don't know why I made such a big deal out of it xx

  • Valerie
    2nd November 2013

    Moins de 2 mois a attendre mon chou !

  • Valerie
    2nd November 2013

    Aw thanks Vivi! Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like some recommendations on what to do in the city xx

  • Valerie
    2nd November 2013

    I know! All my favourites are in the old part of the city 🙂 I'll try to take more snaps around Christmas time xoxo

  • fiendbyname
    3rd November 2013

    I'm very glad you finally overcame your fear and did it 🙂 Rich looks really good in that photo.

  • miho
    3rd November 2013

    this is beautiful! i so want to visit Lyon. you're very stylish 🙂 x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  • Jessica @ Little Maple Leaf
    5th November 2013

    Wow these photos are beyond beautiful. The last photo is my favorite. I can't wait to see Europe one day. 🙂

  • Valerie
    20th November 2013

    I hope you get to Jessica. There are so many incredible places here. Shoot me an email when you decide to go so I can share some tips & good addresses with you! x

  • Valerie
    20th November 2013

    Ha! I will let him know 🙂 Not surprised though, he's ridiculously photogenic!

  • Valerie
    20th November 2013

    Aw thank you, it's incredible the impact a white shirt and a good pair of jeans can have 🙂 x

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