Next Stop: Jerusalem

(Necessary Clothing sweater, J Brand jeans, Persol sunglasses, Vintage Cole Haan boots)
There is one city out there that is just captivating, and that is Jerusalem. It was probably one of my very favorite parts of my Israel trip. You won’t believe it but I literally woke up exactly 5 minutes before our tour bus was about to take off! I have no idea why I decided not to call the front desk for a wake up call…on the most important morning of all times! So yes, I panicked, literally screamed “shit, shit, shit” to myself as I hopped out of bed. I didn’t get to do my hair..but just brushed my teeth, packed a lipstick, and threw on this outfit (which I also wore on the plane). Not too shabby for a 5 minute fixer upper. I go down to the lobby in record time and everyone is still waiting for the bus. HALLELUJAH. Oh, but things do get more crazy. I was told I had a few minutes to grab a coffee and of course I stupidly believed them and left to grab one, only to come back to an empty lobby and NO BUS IN SIGHT. I freaked. Did everyone get abducted by aliens or something? Luckily my friend called me to tell me to hop in a cab and make it to the next hotel where the bus had left to pick up the other editors. As you can see, I DID end up making the bus. The whole morning was absolutely insane, but in the end, I was just sooo happy I made it. The 8:10 am call time was definitely worth it. I had the most amazing Thanksgiving in Jerusalem. We ate holy food, drank wine, and did all sorts of crazy things (like sneak away from our tour guide…more on that later) The one day felt like a week, as we saw so many things, met so many people, and basically had an out of this world experience. You probably want to know what went down when we actually got there. Well, now you’ve got me exhausted and I will explain later! The never ending day comes with many more photos 🙂

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109 Responses to Next Stop: Jerusalem

  1. Dale says:

    Jerusalem looks gorgeous and you got ready so fast. I’m glad your friend called you too so you were able to get the next hotel and catch the bus. Looks like you had an amazing time, I love your shades and outfit.

    I’m a stylist with a fashion blog here in San Francisco if you have time to stop by 🙂

  2. Jenny Cindy says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures!!! The city looks magical – now you made me wanna travel there, haha. Even though I’ve never even had Isreal on my travel radar. But then again I’m always open to new things and interested in learing about different places and cultures.

    Anyways, everything looks so nice an colorful and that food looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures there.

    Also, you look gorgeous for someone who only had 5 minutes to get ready in the morning. ^^ Loving your shoes!

  3. L'art says:

    Lucky you, I want to visit Jerusalem as well! Thank you for sharing your funny and very interesting story with us! Photos are lovely… Waiting for the part 2 of this story 😀

  4. Alexandra says:

    Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story! You look so lovely for having been so rushed…annoyingly so haha. You should see coming off a long plane ride. It’s scary.

    Especially loving your bag and those Persols!! I’ve been looking for a pair for years and am having no luck here in Van. Very jealous of you!

    Beautiful as always!

    Alexandra xo

  5. The Love Hanger says:

    Wow, what an amazing trip! I can understand being late for the tour bus thing! I’ve done that on many a trip. LOL. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I feel like I got hugged by a celebrity. 🙂 Please visit anytime!


  6. Tracy says:

    Tantalizing post! Sure stirs up my wanderlust. I have a wanderer’s spirt, but in reality, I rarely leave the small radius of my rural area. I DREAM of going places all the time though!

    Wow, being a model is something that I’ve semi-secretly wished I could do ever since I was a teen. Is it fun? Is it as glamorous as it looks, or is it a lot of pressure? I hear that it tends to put a lot of pressure on girls.

    Anyway, nice to peruse your blog! It looks like you’re pretty popular, so I don’t know if you’ll have the time to respond to me. But, thanks for sharing – I’ll enjoy your images and pretend I am there 🙂

    Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer

  7. Tina says:

    Still looked nice even though you only had like 5 minutes to get ready!! Lol and I love the vintage Cole Haan boots!! The pictures look amazing&I’m glad you had fun (:



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