What’s Up: July 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m taking a quick break from my Paris series for my What’s Up monthly post. July was a very busy month! We started off spending the Fourth of July in Newport, Rhode Island touring the Gilded Age Mansions, eating delicious food, and partaking in the beautiful cliff walk. It was the perfect change of pace from our jam-packed Paris & London trip. The rest of the month our weekends were booked in the city checking out new restaurants and trying to stay cool. It’s hard to believe it’s already almost August, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t wishing for fall!

On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:

What I’m eating: I’m going to have a packed Foodie Friday next week. My food Instagram has been steadily growing and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some awesome restaurants in NYC! If you’re a Trader Joe lover like me, I’d highly recommend grabbing these oat bars. I bought them on a whim and now they’re my new obsession and perfect for this heat!

What I’m reminiscing about: the fall! I realized that I don’t love summer. I cannot stand the hot and muggy temperatures and being lathered in sunscreen. I want to be cozy and watch football surrounded by my pumpkins 🙂

What I’m loving: Jon and I have been getting coffee Saturday mornings and sitting along the Hudson River, it’s the best way to start the day. We grab our groceries after so we can relax and have fun the rest of the weekend!

Favorite post of the month: I’ll have to pick my favorite day in Paris, our trip to Versailles! This Palace was so incredible and must be seen to believe the true opulence.

What I’m Up to: I’ve been reliving my Paris memories this month with my Paris & London Anniversary series! I’m starting to work on my London posts, so hopefully those will be ready mid-August 🙂

What I’m working on: our itinerary for Germany and Austria! We are going to be in Munich, the Bavarian Alps, and Salzburg.

What I’m excited about: visiting two new countries!

What I’m watching/reading:

We are watching season 2 of Murders in the Building, it’s hard to wait each week for the new episode to come out. We are also watching Hawkeye, a Marvel show, and it takes place right before Christmas in NYC so you know I love it! We also watched Severance on Apple TV and it was very different. It started very slow, but the last few episodes made up for it. We just started the newest season of Virgin River on Netflix and we had forgotten how cheesy it was!

Books I read this month:

  • Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Summer Love by Nancy Thayer
  • The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

I’m currently at 22/40 books for the year.

What I’m doing this weekend: lots of brunching!

What I’m looking forward to next month: our trip to Germany & Austria!

What are you looking forward to next month?

39 thoughts on “What’s Up: July 2022

  1. I am with you on the July heat Lyssy. I know it is cooler here, but walking is now a sweaty chore and it is supposed to be around +30, with feels like temperatures of +34 C for the next 5 days. My tomatoes are loving it, but I am not. And those darned mosquitoes. Looking forward to your London posts. Happy Wednesday. Allan

    1. That is toasty!! Those hot days with “feels like” temps that are even hotter are pretty unbearable. We are lucky with have good a/c. We haven’t experienced the mosquitoes on the city luckily. Happy Wednesday!

    1. I was missing the hydrangeas we saw last summer in Nantucket, but this Gilded Age Mansion was showing off! I’m excited to see the Sound of Music sites in Salzburg.

      1. Definitely! When I was a kid I had to sing Do-Re-Mi to audition for the Wizard of Oz play. I still remember all the words

    1. Such a great place to visit! I’m reliving my time here by reading “The Lost Summers of Newport” 🙂 I’m about 2/3 of the way through and really enjoy it!

    1. A very busy lady indeed! I have so much fun sharing my adventures on my blog 🙂 I have so much content with all these fun trips!!

    1. Such a great and busy month! I am so excited for our next trip and to be in the Bavarian Alps.

  2. Love that bright blue dress you were wearing in Newport! We love Newport and I try to drag my boys through a new mansion on each trip. How exciting to be planning another trip for 2 new countries!

    1. Thank you, it is my favorite dress! Super comfy and light. Exploring the Newport Mansions is so fun, but I can see how kids wouldn’t love it. I am reading the book “The Lost Summers of Newport” and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I’m so excited to be going abroad again 🙂

      1. That sounds really good! I just added that book to my reading list. Thanks.

    1. You are right! I’m trying to figure out if I save Newport for January when it’s so gloomy and post Germany first, or save that. Lots of fun places to share 🙂

      1. I think like you, I like to show sunny destinations during the winter. It’s good to have several options!

  3. It sounds like July was a fun month! I love your Rhode Island photos and the lighthouse. Germany and Austria will be so much fun and I am looking forward to your series on them.

    1. Such a fun month! Thank you, I loved Newport, such a great city! I can’t wait to share about our trip 🙂

  4. July has been super difficult as temperatures here oscillate between 34 and 43 degrees C, with lots of tropical nights. Lovely photo with the hydrangeas. Congrats on your insta success, very exciting.

    1. Oh yes you’ve had the heat a lot worse than us!! Hope you have a/c! I’m trying to manifest some fall weather but it’s not working. Thank you! It is so exciting, I’ve been putting myself out there more and going to events and it’s really helped. I’ve met some friends that way too.

  5. Amazing – what an awesome month and so great you’re food insta is growing. My insta growth has virtually stopped so I’ve all but given up. And hopefully I get to see you in Germanyyyy 🙂

  6. The fourth photo is a little surreal because we stood on the same lawn taking the same photo of our daughter a few years ago. Wish we’d had time to go inside The Breakers but we only had a short time to tour the grounds. Next time we’ll have to do the Cliff Walk – people rave about it.

    1. I will be posting about the Breakers at some point with all the pictures! It was very fun to tour. The cliff walk is nice, but you can’t see many houses because it’s purposely below the line of sight of the estates. We just loved being along the ocean with the fresh air. I just finished reading “The Lost Summers of Newport” and it was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Thought it might interest you too since you’ve been to Newport 🙂

      1. Thank you for “Lost Summers”! Looking for a new read. Would recommend “The Nantucket Hotel” back to you.

      2. I’ve got that one on hold at the library! I love anything Nantucket related.

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