Where's Waldo? Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Where did the Balsam Family end up this summer????
If you guessed Ireland & Portugal you win the BIG prize!
We got back to my Irish roots and traveled with my sister's family to Ireland. I have say it's one of the most STUNNING natural environments I have ever experienced. If you ever end up in County Kerry, you MUST visit Gleninchaquin Park. It has lots of trails, a massive natural waterfall, and a sheep and lamb farm. They even let the kids feed them with baby bottles.... SO cute!
In Portugal, we loved the food, Lisbon and the ECO RESORT: Areias do Seixo, but the cultural highlight that blew me away (and the entire family) was the Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal. Built in the 19th century, the architecture and interior design reminded me that everything that is old is new again. I took tons of pictures and we are even referencing one photo to replicate a fainting chaise for a client project in Winnetka.