I don’t know many first-time to Europe travelers who wouldn’t be anxious about their upcoming trip. I couldn’t wait. I counted down the days and did many things to distract myself including hosting two events and becoming completely involved in my projects and work obligations in hopes that time would pass by faster. I just wanted to go already!!!! Anyway, in true Kydee fashion I did some “corny” things to prepare for my trip which I share below:
- Watched “Mahogany” with Diana Ross in preparation to sing Do you know where you’re going to do you like the things that life is showing you…” while in Rome
- Watched Sex and the City-American Girl in Paris Part I and Part II. Carrie was so miserable, but it didn’t take away from how beautiful the city of Paris is. It actually illustrated to me the importance of being in Paris with the right person or people.
- Watched Spice World just because the group traveled all over London and I wanted to get a feel for it too…#dontjudgeme
- Read an excerpt from A Belle in Brooklyn by Demetria Lucas which told a story of chance encounters while in Paris.
- I spent my Sunday afternoons in Barnes and Noble reading about all the countries I would soon be visiting.
- Google Maps became my best friend. Did you know you could discover the makeup of a country or city using this? It gave me the exact feel for where I was going.
- Fashion for this trip was important, like Carrie from SATC said going to Paris (or Europe for that matter) meant bringing out those once in a lifetime outfits. I literally created a fashion collage on my walls.