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Real Life: Pssst! Alix is in Prague!

Greetings from Prague!!! Friends, this City is quite gorgeous, I can’t even tell you. For those of you who don’t know, I actually have a day job. I’m a workin’ mama writer/associate creative director at a schmancy advertising agency in San Francisco. My job is very creative and interesting, but also lots of hard work. This trip is an example of the glammy side of my work. We are here shooting five TV spots/web films for a client with a rather phenomenal director team. I love what I do and it’s a totally fascinating process, but we do work like crazy! Being in Prague has made for a bizarro trip….the moment I landed we were thrust into work mode with long meetings, brain stormings and castings. The home office back in California isn’t really mindful of the 9 hour time difference we have, so we have been working well into the midnight hours at times. We work work work, then pause for a break and look up and are met with the most spectacular scenery. It’s incredible.

The other fab thing about a work trip is the hotel….we always stay at really lovely places. This trip we are at the Mandarin Oriental. The hotel used to be a monastery and has all these wonky corridors and each room is slightly different. My room is a tad smaller than my co-workers but has two glorious big windows— I love to open them up and just listen to the city. Last Sunday I heard the peeling of church bells and it was pretty darn cool. This is the little alley view from my room:

Here’s our “mobile office”. We sit outside every morning for several hours with pots of coffee and work. I think the hotel staff things we are kind of crazy.

Every day we’ve managed to find a little time to wander the city….

I love seeing all the cool kiddos here. I’ve been trying to snap some photos for you (without freaking out the parents of course….). I’m hoping to do a fun kiddo-centric post next week! I love this “Children Crossing” sign. Check out the huge bow on that little girl’s head! So goooood.

As much as I’m loving my time here, it’s always hard to be away from my guys. We have done some video chats and I email them daily (Wolfie already has placed an order for a marionette! They are very popular here and I’ve been scouting the shops to find the perfect one….). Evening is when I miss them the most. I love our bed time rituals—story time and lots of cuddling. Hug are greatly missed. Like I told you, I like to end every night looking at pictures of my guys. It’s not the same as being with them, but it makes me feel a little more connected to home. Since it’s midnight here in Prague, I’m going to continue my ritual….

Ahhhh, I feel better already. Dobrý večer my friends! More updates to come! And big kisses to Miss Dottie for holdin’ down the fort while I’m away on my crazy adventure!!

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  1. Heather@junevintage says

    SO jealous! I love traveling but have never made it to that part of Europe…(and your pink tights totally rule!)

  2. Amber Liddle says

    I love Prague! My husband and I went there a few years ago and it was so gorgeous!! We bought a handmade Harry Potter marrionette. Awesome. Yer making me want to travel now.

  3. lishyloo @ etsy says

    oh alix! i am so happy you included lots of pics of you because your outfits are always so inspiring to me!

    prague looks so amazing, i have never been out of the country so pics always look like theme parks to me! beautiful, and not in a theme park way, you know what i mean 🙂

    have a great time!

  4. keepingupwithstella says

    This trip/work outing looks fabulous! I know its hard being away but the chance to go to Prague for FREE is worth it- right? Maybe I’ll hop on the next flight and meet you??

  5. Suzi says

    Dobry den Alix! Ooh I love Prague – explored it all by myself about 9 years ago (wow has it been that long?) I love these photos so much! The funny thing is that I bought that same Paul Frank tee with the eyes for my man when I was in the States last year. You guys have great taste of course! Happy travels 🙂

  6. Dottie says

    I’m glad you posted photos of yerself–those sassy silver shoes are winners! And I loved that you ended it with photos of Wolfie.

    Come back–I miss ya something fierce, lady!

  7. kristin says

    Prague looks wonderful! Loved the little tour. Can’t wait to see the marionette that you get for Wolfie! Enjoy the rest of your adventure…

  8. Rilla says

    So close!

  9. jenny says

    this makes me so happy!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing all the BEEYooTEEFUL pictures with us!!!!! so much lovely color, and alix, i’m telling you- prague looks good on you baby.
    you have never looked more gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. flo says

    i love praha…i didn’t get sunshine like you did, so looks like you are having a lovely time. instead of dining on the public square, i remember eating in one of those underground vaults…it was so neat!! the colorful folk art is totally cute too!! have fun, i am jealous!!

  11. Random Chick says

    Looks totally FAB, and you do too by the way! Your outfits work well with the Prague back drop.

    I want one of those pastries right now. They look super yummy. Keep on taking photos so all of us can live vicariously through you…gorgeous photos!!!

    Safe travels home!

  12. Kim says

    You accessorize Prague well! Thanks for the great post and pics.

  13. Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike says

    Wow, your job sounds so interesting. I am a graphic designer who does creative stuff but while “caged” in a small cubicle 40 hours a week!

    The photos are so beautiful!

  14. Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says

    Mama! You and your stylish self fit right in!! That’s one place I really, really wanna go! I’m soo happy you are getting to take in a bit of the sites. More pics please! Can’t wait. xoxo

  15. heather says

    can i tell you how beautiful you look! especially of the photo of you resting in the windowsill! gorgeous!!!!

  16. Brandy says

    Beautiful! So Jealous! You look fab of course!!

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