Thursday, December 8, 2011

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 comments:

Pari Coleini said...

Ah, beautiful pictures.

xx
Pari
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canvasofculture said...

wow! your black bag is stunning. really inspirational pics as well- love the culture you captured:)

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Heba said...

lovely photos, and your outfit is so beautiful :)

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Dale said...

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.

xoDale
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Monse Fuentes said...

i love your look, specially the bag :)




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Julie Khuu said...

Wow, what a life Natalie...your country-hopping escapades got me feening for a vacay!! Such gorgeous colors in the marketplace, your ensemble is spot on! You fit right in :D

xo-Julie
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Jo said...

The city looks so beautiful! <3 <3 <3 And I am so envious of those amazing looking markets!

x
Lost in the Haze

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous photos!!


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Jen S. said...

I loveee that bag!!

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Marissa said...

somehow i feel like i accomplish more on those rushed mornings...glad you made the bus, looks like you had an amazing experience, thanks for sharing :)

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Her Persona said...

love your bag, amazing scenery

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Hannah said...

the culture there and everything looks amazing and beautiful

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seekingstyleblog said...

You always look so effortlessly chic! Jerusalem looks gorgeous!

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Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

for waking up in such a rush you look fabulous girl! and jerusalem sounds so historical and beautiful. a must visit!
xo TJ

i otivar said...

love this outfit. esp the jacket and the shoes. <3

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amanda said...

looks like an awesome place!

phoandchips.com said...

oh wow it looks amazing - i've always wanted to go! look forward to seeing more pictures! :)

B x

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Jenny Cindy said...

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!

GIAA said...

wow what a dream! Love the pictures..

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akiko said...

That sounds insane (about the morning, of course) and I really felt the feeling of yours..! Glad you made it and all the photos are so gorgeous! Look forward to your next post :) Your Portrait Giveaway

Rena said...

beautiful pictures, I love your bag and the shirt

Nadia Kamballa said...

Wow, thank God you can still catch the bus... Great look for a 5 minute prep!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Always been fascinated by that city. You look gorgeous and ultra chic as always, Natalie!

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MOSCANA said...

natalie preciosa! me encanta el bolso!

Ira Petrova said...

Israel is a very interesting country. you know there is a thought that every person should visit Jerusalem at lis once in his life

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Ria :) said...

i loveeee ur bag :) xxxxx

Marie said...

Nice pics!
Love your jacket & bag?

Kristel Louisa said...

Amazing pictures! Love your leather jacket!

xx

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Vasilieva said...

adore your bag and these photos are stunning

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x

Sophie Loloi said...

beautiful photos! I've always wanted to visit!

xx

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L'art said...

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 :D

Aida said...

Amazing pics, must be beautiful in there! And you look stunning as usual!!


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Raspberry and Rouge said...

Jerusalem is gorgeous! So impressive! And you still managed to look fab! Happy friday! XO Rebecca



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Twins said...

I was in Jerusalem two days ago, it was just amazing... Now Im back to Tel Aviv! It was our first time in Israel and for sure not the last!! Love this country!! Great to see an other blogger went there too...
I don't know any Israelite bloggers?!

Kisses from Tel Aviv
(I go back to Monaco tomorrow... ;-()

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Lens & anything Else said...

wow, looks like a really fascinating place with a lot of colors...I'd like to go there one day...

Lens&anythingElse

It's me you're looking for said...

Sounds and looks like a great experience!

Evi said...

WOW great place to visit!! Lovely photos..you look amazing once again ;)

Evi xoxo

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Life by Alice said...

Beautiful pictures!!!
I love your boots!
xoxo
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VALERIE WANG said...

your fantastic pics just made me want a trip to israel so badly!



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Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

Lovely pics, I don't know how you managed to get ready in 5! Love the simple outfit xoxo

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Mary said...

THE BAG IS F A B !!! GREAT LOOK !




MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
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Mila said...

oh you are so luky, amazing photos!!

.sabo skirt. said...

Nice pictures! The leather jacket looks awesome with your striped top. Lovely outfit!

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Miss Rose said...

nice shoot and i love your outfit http://misroze.blogspot.com/

eloiselabetise said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love your bag and your jacket! xxx

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Lady Vintage said...

Nice trip! beautiful photos!

el_martina said...

pictures are soooo goood!!!

BLACKBLAZER said...

Great pics!!!! xoxo

nightatvogue.com said...

Beautiful photos!

.eDina. said...

you have beautiful bag, and it seems you had there a great time :)


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Diane said...

fantastic photos natalie!

Cat said...

Jerusalem looks beautiful through your photos. (And the coincidence, I'm reading a book called Jerusalem).
You look fab as always, Natalie. xx

lisa signorini said...

cool pics!

new post on my blog: I'm waiting for your comment!
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CHOCAROME said...

I adore your look, its amazing! and I'm so jealous :)

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hannahalehandra said...

Awh Natalie hope you have a good time!! Love your stripey top, and the way that you write... Big kiss from England.

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Naina said...

These photos are miraculous, they capture the place so beautifully. And yourself so beautifully too!

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world on high heels said...

WOW! Amazing place! You look great :)


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Emily said...

Excellent shots, per usual.

-E
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Giedre said...

the pictures are so BEAUTIFUL!


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BE CATWALK said...

so so beautiful these pictures!

lifeisamaze said...

I love travelling and your photos are amazing !
:)

FashionFlirt said...

wow lovely photos! :)

Check out my blog if you like:

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kisses, Jasmin

ediot said...

absolutely beautiful photos natalie.
i love them
looks like an amazing place.
You look incredible
wishy you a wonderful weekend
xx

Debbie said...

You look so freaking amazing! And the pics are gorgeous as well :)

x

Patricia said...

I never thought Jerusalem would be a place I'd want to visit. But your pictures changed my mind. It looks absolutely breathtaking.

Alba said...

Love that bag :)

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Blush and Flats said...

you rock ! :)

Veri said...

Shoes and bag are very nice :-)

indie by heart said...

Wow, great pictures..
And that bag is just gorgeous ! ^^

xx indie by heart

sarah said...

lovely photos!
Your outfits are always great and have fun there.

xx
Sarah

Under the Fluorescents said...

I kind of fell in love with that purse. it's Rebecca Minkroff right? Jersusalem is such a fascinating city, nothing like it

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aiken said...

Jerusalem is a really nice and enchanting city. my mom have always wanted to go there.



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Camilla said...

the city looks so visually breathtaking :) I love your jacket too

xo Camilla

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Red to Yellow said...

how beautiful!! btw. a very nice outfit!! love the bag!:)

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leo said...

Very nice! :)

C.A.R. said...

great pics!

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Swapnil said...

such a great post and your look is effortless!

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Jules said...

i miss you booo boo! Jerusalem Looked amazing!
xx

sincerely,
Jules

said...

Love that top and your bag!

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Laura said...

oh I just love your bag and the sweater! have a great time :9xx

Bela Monstro said...

Your bag is great!!

Joana said...

Great! Enjoy your trip :)

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Katie's Bliss said...

Love those booties! Looks like you had a fabulous trip!


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Lischen said...

Sounds like a chaotic morning :) Nevertheless you look beautiful! Nice photos!

xxx

Mia said...

What a great trip!!! Thank you so much for sharing, the post are gorgeous. Have fun.

Xoxo,

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Boho-Chica said...

Lovely photos!!

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Dominika said...

Wow! Awesome photos!

secretfashionlove said...

WOW WOW WOW that is all i can say.. It looks so great !

Love S.

LADYTRENDY said...

fabulous place, nice outfit and photos! :D
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Sofies closet said...

Hi girl. What a lovely blog you've got, really inspiring. I love your outfit, so adorable. Please go take a look at my blog, and maybe we could follow each other?

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Alexandra said...

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

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duckalicious said...

oh, oh, oh! I think I just got bit by a travel bug.

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SAMANTHA said...

such beautiful photos you're so lucky! I love your purse. I want to visit theree!


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The Love Hanger said...

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!

Toni

Orville said...

nice pictures :)

Ella said...

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Tracy said...

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 :)

xx
Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer

Hanna & Christel said...

you looked so stunning!! and wow the city is wonderful!

<3

Ms.Fashionista said...

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the outfit diaries said...

love the outfit!

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Erika said...

Such a relaxed and amazing outfit!

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Winter Cake said...

I love the pictures!!! <3

Lidka said...

cool pic <3

alice san said...

Aaaaw! the outfit look amazing on you! and the food look sooooo yummy! hehe:) have a nice days

Ella said...

Great photos, and very nice ouftit! :)

Zoey H said...

A million times lucky! These photos are lovely.

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Tina said...

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 (:

-Tina.

Eva said...

I loved Jerusalém! I've been there last year ..and it was a surprise ..i recognize imediatly the places in the pictures ;)