I’ve had a few funny comments on both my blog and youtube channel lately. Comments saying “I feel sorry you had to move to France” or “I can’t believe you moved there” or “Ken is lucky he has a wife that was willing to leave everything to move to France”. Even when I called to cancel some of my services back home, they would ask why I was cancelling and I would explain that I was leaving the country – one of the companies actually said “oh, I’m so sorry that’s happening to you”

WHHHAATTT?!?! I’m confused.

I some way, I can understand where these people are coming from. Of course selling everything you own, spending your newlywed year in limbo, not having a real home for years to come, leaving our family, leaving my job I loved – isn’t easy. But it is all a trade for a life that not everyone gets to experience! For the most part, when Ken and I read these comments – it gives us a good giggle! Who wouldn’t want to set out on an amazing adventure across the world?? Yes, it isn’t always easy but life isn’t nearly as exciting if you stick with what’s easy – especially when a huge adventure presents itself on a golden plater in front of you. You can either say “nah, I’ll stick with what I know” or YOU TAKE IT!

We don’t have kids, pets or own a house – so it was a pretty easy decision for us to take it. 

But I’m curious – how many of you would have jumped at the opportunity we are in?! Or would you pass it up and stick with what you know?

Leave a comment down below! 

Anyways, getting into the photos of the post! Ken and I recently snagged a spot at The Hoxton Hotel. Ken had wanted to stay at a Hoxton for quite sometime now, so when we stumbled across a flash sale – we grabbed it. If you’ve ever considered staying here, you should go for it! It really was such a beautiful hotel. Both Ken and I said it reminded us so much being back in London. It has a very modern, stylish and casual style to it. We actually booked a room called “the shoe box” but ended up getting an update to a slightly larger room. It was beautiful! It has a very vintage masculine style but warm and cozy feel to it.

We didn’t have any big plans for the day, but we decided to head out to get a few blog photos, pay a visit to Apple and then find some wine 🙂

Jeans – HERE (Also love THESE)

Stripe shirt – Similar HERE

Camel Coat (Vintage) – Similar HERE

Handbag – HERE

Boots – HERE

Sunglasses (super old) – Similar HERE, HERE

While Ken checked us in, I snapped a few pictures of the reception and little nooks around the hotel – it’s too pretty not to! I’m sure they have a lot of snap happy people in there all the time.

These blue velvet chairs were one of my favourite style pieces in the place. The rich colour, stitching and solid golden base – I was in love!

We did also have dinner at their restaurant. Neither of us were particularly thrilled with our meals. These scallops were the best part of the meal.

Please do leave a comment below about your thoughts on making the leap like we did! 

I’d love to hear from you!

We also vlogged our trip to the Hoxton (in addition to the whole week leading up to it).

You can watching that video here (click below):

Xo, Andrea



  1. Kim Mara
    April 11, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I can totally understand your confusion! I personally would always choose to move to a different country and experience the different culture, language, people etc. Especially, like you said, when you don't have kids yet or other responsibilities that can't be taken care of. But since you're both young and still have these amazing opportunities, why not take them? Maybe people are just jealous because they're afraid to take risks? Anyway, enjoy your time in EuropeXoXo Kim

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      I know! It seems a little looney to me NOT to go! I'm so glad we did 🙂 We won't be child and mortgage free forever!

  2. Kim Mara
    April 11, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Oh totally forgot to ask the actual question I had…:D You said you got a good sale, where did you book the Hoxton Hotel? Was it on their website?

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      No Ken actually found it! he's usually out hotel booker. He said he's pretty sure that one was off Jetsetter.com – we usually find the nicer hotels on that site 🙂 Hope thats helpful!

    • Kim Mara
      April 11, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you:)

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      No problem! ☺️

  3. Anonymous
    April 11, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    I think everyone should pursue whatever opportunities they think will be most beneficial to them! Personally, I couldn’t pack up and leave my job more than once for extended periods of time, I would feel some loss of independence especially if I wouldn’t be able to work elsewhere. Either way, everyone has their own story and circumstances and no one has the right to judge anyone else’s decisions because only they know what’s best for them!

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Well said! I guess I’m very lucky that I’ll be able to work wherever we land – one day haha. But for now, I’m enjoying riding the wave! But I can understand why people would think I’m a bit nutzo for doing it ☺️

  4. Christal Morrow
    April 11, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Some people crave new adventures and the freedom to explore, while others crave stability and familiarity. For me, I’d jump at the chance to see new places and experience new things. Travel and adventure is as essential to me as the air I breathe. Everyone has something they crave that makes them feel alive. That is why we are individuals with different backgrounds and stories that make us who we are. What works for us may not work for another, but thank God we all have the choice to choose our own happiness. Being a blogger you open yourself up to people peering into your life, and they’ll either love you or judge you. Oh, how nice it would be if people would understand you are sharing your life with them, not opening it up for debate! Lol. Anyway, I personally love following along on yours and your hubby’s adventure. Wishing you both continued love, success and happiness in all your endeavors!

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Yup your totally right. I actually don’t know which type I am! I would definitely consider myself a homebody but when Ken came to be with this idea, I didn’t flinch! So weird! But now that we are here, I’m so thankful for it. It’s a once and a lifetime opportunity! And it’s true, I choose to put it all out there – people will say what they want 😋 thank you so much for following along! Makes me so happy to know you enjoy the content ☺️

    • Christal Morrow
      April 12, 2018 / 3:52 am

      You seem to be a perfect balance between risk taker and playing it safe. You are willing to take the risks now and enjoy the adventures while you and your hubby are able (before you decide to settle down and stay in one spot). I can see you’d love to make a place to call “home” but you aren’t opposed to saying yes to once in a lifetime opportunities. You’re making sweet memories that will last a lifetime! You are such a sweet and genuine person. I enjoy your content and I’m happy to have stumbled across your IG months ago. Thanks for taking us all on your adventure with you. I can’t say I’m not super jelly though! My dream is to live abroad for a while and experience a new culture. Take care cutie and I look forward to your next posts!

  5. Sarah McDanolds
    April 11, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    I definitely think you made the right choice in going! It seems like such a wonderful adventure, and selfishly I love following along to your life in France. I just traveled to France in March and If I had the chance to live there, even for a little, I would drop everything and leave in a heartbeat! Have so much fun with your time left!

    • Andrea Clare
      April 11, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      I think I made the right one too ☺️So happy we are here. Thank you for following along! I love that everyone is enjoying the content 😁😁😁

  6. Mariah Rickard
    April 12, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I mean I totally get the I'm sorry for you because part of me sees the struggle of leaving everything behind and knowing how much you loved being a nurse. But HA! I am mostly jealous! I watch your insta stories and am so jealous that you got to up and leave and move to France. I would jump at the opportunity to stay there for a little while. I think it's so cool that you got that chance!http://moosmusing.com

  7. Andrea Clare
    April 15, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Haha Yes I think we would have really regretted it if we didn't make the move. So glad we did 🙂

  8. Sandra Cabrera
    April 16, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    I think your adventures are incredible! I’m 18 and have lived in 3 different countries, now I constantly have that itch to keep moving. I plan on becoming a doctor so I have a lot of studying to do and the thought of settling down for uni makes me sort of scared. That’s a lot of years in the same place! But seeing a nurse like you travel the world gives me hope! Currently in Spain and dreaming of London, or since I’m learning French, maybe France someday. All in all, from what it looks like on your blog and YouTube channel, you’re living a beautiful life! I hope you and Ken have many more marvelous adventures ahead! xx Sandra

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