2017 in review. Wow. 2017 was a big year for me! I quit a job a hated. I quit a job I actually liked, but took too much time away from my writing. I started eating better. I stopped eating better. I went on a lot of trips.

In 2016, I paid off my student loans and explored the States in depth. In 2017, I went on my first solo trip abroad and almost died a few times. All in good fun!

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States visited: Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, DC, Maryland, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas.

Countries visited: USA, Costa Rica, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Switzerland.

Here’s how it went:

Went to Boston on a Week’s Notice to Surprise my College Bestie

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Friends in Boston. Brittney, the surprisee, is in the middle.

I started off the year by flying to Boston to surprise one of my best friends from college. I got some frantic texts from her sister the last week of December letting me know the entire squad was meeting up in Boston and could I come too? 

I don’t really make good financial choices, so I went! And boy, was she surprised.

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Witnessed a Historic Weekend in Washington DC

Unimpressed at the Inauguration

Unimpressed at the Inauguration

I went to an inaugural ball, Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, AND got some free mimosas from the Hungarian embassy all over the course of one long weekend. It was wild and emotionally draining, but I’m glad I went.

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Hunted for Pancake, the 1st Puppy of Texas, in Austin

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Looking for Pancake in the Texas House of Representatives

My brother in law graduated as a Texas State Trooper in February, so we all went to Austin for the ceremony. It was pretty cool. But I was more interested in finding Pancake, Governor Abbot’s dog. I didn’t find her.

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Failed at Finding Bluebonnets in Fredericksburg

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The biggest cluster we could find.

Texas Bluebonnets are legends, so my mom and I went on a hunt for them over spring break. I had visions of twirling in a field brimming with tall blue flowers. I just knew my Instas were gonna be bangin. But I got the photo above instead. This part of my 2017 in review is a pretty great representation of my life, actually.  The Texas Hill Country is still pretty though, so I couldn’t be too mad.

Visited Chip and Jo in Waco

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Enjoy a Cinnamon Roll courtesy of Joanna Gaines

I got my braces off on May 1st, so Waco was one of my favorite trips in 2017 because I could finally smile for photos with no more metal mouth. My mom, sister, and I went to Magnolia Market and the Dr. Pepper Museum — and managed not to join a cult in the process.

Caught up with my College Pals at my Mount Holyoke Reunion

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We want to recreate this photo at each reunion.

Mount Holyoke does a two year reunion so that you can come back and watch your “little sister” class graduate. Two years is actually the perfect amount of time for a college reunion because no one has actually accomplished anything yet, so there’s a lot of commiserating and not a lot of bragging. I left really looking forward to my 5 year.

Went Househunting in Newport

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The Breakers

I literally have no idea what I’m going to do if I don’t end up crazy rich later in life. Case in point: casually touring the likes of The Breakers and Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island and thinking, “Yeah. I can totally see myself here.” I mean, what’s a couple billion dollars to a hustler like me?

Got Bitten by an Iguana in Costa Rica

Iguana Hotel El faro

My little amigo who would later betray me

My trip to Costa Rica in May was a hot mess. I got bitten by an Iguana. My friend Smoky and I got lost in the rain (and not in a romantic way) more times that I care to admit. I saw a man peeing in the jungle. I somehow survived.

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Herded Children in Nashville

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Inside the Parthenon model in Nashville

Somehow I pass as an adult out there in the world and was placed in charge of the health and safety of a group of teenagers as we traveled from Houston to Nashville and back again for a week of service work in July. They all survived and I got to eat a lot of ice cream and visit the Grand Ole Opry, so I’d say it was a great trip.

Got Bedbugs (and had a blast!) in Europe

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Me and Smoky at Oktoberfest!

Y’all. My feet about fell off on my grand tour of Europe. I’m not exaggerating. My toes literally started to separate from my body. I also was the proud owner of 70+ bedbug bites and jet leg to beat the band. But I still had a blast! I promise. I braved my first international solo trip and crossed quite a view experiences off my bucket list.

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Got in a Bus Accident in San Antonio

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My Texas-sized breakfast at the hotel that morning.

Just imagine your bus breaking down and waiting on the side of the road for two hours while looking after 50+ students. Then imagine getting sideswiped by a guy who fell asleep at the wheel about 90 seconds after you finally got to reboard the bus and having to get off again and wait another two hours in the parking lot to be rescued by a second bus.

At least I got to meet a hot fireman who was working the crash. 

Had the Best View in Austin

Hilton in downtown Austin View

Can you spot Willie? He’s there, I promise.

I went to Austin to watch my two baby cousins while their parents attended a Christmas party. We went full on Eloise at the Plaza and spent our evening at the Hilton in downtown Austin eating chocolate covered pretzels, calling the front desk, and admiring the massive Willie Nelson mural we could see from our window. The horses on 6th Street put on a pretty great show as well.

Took my Mom to “Prague”

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Just as pretty as the real Prague….right?

My sister went to Prague in 2013 and hasn’t stopped gushing about it. I went in October and became equally obsessed. So now my mom really wants to visit. Prague was still inaccessible the last time she was in mainland Europe in 1978, so she missed it during her grand tour, and I couldn’t quite afford to fly her over — so I did the next best thing. I took her to Prague, Texas!

There are many, many Czechs in Texas (known as HOT (heart of Texas) Czechs) and so the Prague here is basically the same. Basically.

“Moved” my Sister to Corpus Christi

Selena Memorial Corpus Christi

The Queen and I

When I say moved, I really mean came to Corpus Christi over New Years to pay my respects to Selena and took a conveniently timed nap when the moving truck arrived so I wouldn’t have to help unload anything. I’m the worst.

My 2017 in review was full of great adventures! Here’s what is in store for 2018:

January

Fort Worth to see the famous stockyards and hopefully pet a longhorn.

March

Taking a great Southwest road trip with my mom to include the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley so that I can run, Forrest, run.

April

Moving to Australia on a Work and Holiday visa.

August 

I’d love to go to Fiji for my birthday, as well we Bali while I’m on that side of the world. I hope it works out!

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Looking to create a study abroad bucket list? Look no farther! I’ve put together the ultimate European Scavenger Hunt so you and your friends can hit the highlights of Europe and make memories to last a lifetime.

I’m on Instagram at ShesATripBlog  and would LOVE to see your entries as you complete the list.  Make sure to tag me!

Editor’s note: I took many of these photos during my actual semester abroad, many moons ago before I was a blogger. Pre-braces and with a bad haircut. Be nice!

Study Abroad Bucket List // Ultimate European Scavenger Hunt

I’ve organized these by country first, then by points level — but, fair warning, everything is made up and the points don’t matter. 

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Study Abroad Bucket List Austria

  • 5 points 

Horsing around with the dancing Lipizzaners in Vienna.

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Making music at Beethoven’s apartment — minus the hedonism (or not).

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  • 10 points 

Recreating any part of The Sound of Music in Salzburg.

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The “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” Gazebo.

Study Abroad Bucket List Czech Republic

  • 5 points 

“Imagining” a photo at the John Lennon Wall without anyone else in it.

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Hot tip: going to Prague in the fall means it’s waaaay less crowded.

Eating a Trdelnik (even though they’re not Czech at all and you should probably just eat a Koláč).

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A photo chilling at the Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge Prague Crowded

  • 10 points 

Since Charles Bridge is dubbed “the most annoying place in Prague” by locals, you deserve extra points if you can find an actual Czech on it. And yes, dragging the guy you were czeching out at the pub onto the bridge totally counts.

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Study Abroad Bucket List England

  • 5 points 

The truly ~*iconic*~ London phone booth pic. Make sure to include Big Ben — the only British boy who will never break your heart.

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Drinking Butter Beer at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

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Trying to get to Hogwarts at Platform 9 3/4.

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I’ve since been sorted into Slytherin. Choosing not to live that truth.

A photo crossing Abbey Road.

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legit almost got hit by a car fam.

Hanging with the guards at Buckingham Palace.

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  • 10 points 

If you bring friends to accurately create the Abbey Road cover, these bonus points are for you.

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  • 100 points 

If you can get one of the guards to laugh, enjoy these major bonus points.

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His wife took this photo! <3 “Oh dear, looks as though I’m famous” – him.

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 Study Abroad Bucket List France

  • 5 points 

A Hall of Mirrors selfie at Versailles.

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The classic Mona Lisa selfie. Be prepared to literally fight everyone to get to the front.

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The overdone-but-still-cute Louvre Pyramid Touch.

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Modeling with the Eiffel Tower.

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Looking “nice” in Nice.

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Study Abroad Bucket List Germany

  • 5 points 

The classic Oktoberfest pic.

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Channeling your inner-Kennedy and Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate.

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Study Abroad Bucket List Greece

  • 5 points 

Doing some heavy workouts at the PanAthenaic Stadium.

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I’m so out of shape just looking at all these stairs made me feel tired.

Cheesing on the Acropolis.

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  • 10 points 

Looking for Kostas on Santorini (#DatCalderraDoe)

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Study Abroad Bucket List Italy

  • 5 points 

Holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa — it ain’t gonna do it alone!

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Channeling your inner Lizzie McGuire and tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

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Trying not to get eaten by a lion at the Colosseo.

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Can’t forget a Gondola ride in Venice — that’s amore!

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waaaay before Instagram — this is the only photo I have of myself on a gondala haha.

  • 10 points 

Literally just you eating some pizza.

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Study Abroad Bucket List Ireland

  • 5 points 

The Guinness Storehouse pic in Dublin.

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This is at Jameson Distillery — but I feel like it still counts.

Kissing the Blarney Stone.

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This was right after. I’m scared of heights, so I need a second to recover.

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Study Abroad Bucket List Monaco

  • 5 points 

Pretending to be hella rich and fancy while trying not to lose your last 20 Euro at the casino.

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  • 100 points 

Monaco is known as a hangout for the rich and famous — so if you spot a celeb, you’ve earned these points!

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I met Eddie in London, not Monaco…so maybe I’l just take 50 points.

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Study Abroad Bucket List Morocco

  • 10 points 

The iconic camel selfie (up to you if you want to ride them — make sure they are being treated well!)

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Kammerlohr with her camel.

Make all your friends at home jealous with a snap of the Hammam Baths.

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Study Abroad Bucket List the Netherlands

  • 5 points 

Just chilling NEAR the I Amsterdam sign because you’re wearing tight pants and aren’t that fit anyway, so you can’t climb up.

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Hanging out inside a giant wooden shoe.

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Making sure all the lame ~* under 21s*~ back in the States know you can drink in Europe by posing at the Heineken Experience.

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Chilling on top of the I Amsterdam sign because you’re a literal monkey.

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Peep my friend Mattias on the M.

Posing with one of the Dutch male models who work at the Heineken Experience.

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I didn’t complete this step, so instead I offer you a photo of my Dutch brother-in-law and his groomsmen 🙂

Scotland

  • 5 points 

Looking for Jamie from Outlander.

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I didn’t find him.

Looking for Nessie.

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  • 10 points 

Literally just finding either of them.

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Final Tally

Best of luck completing your Study Abroad Bucket List! Add up all your points at the end of the semester to see who won (hint: all of you win because you got to study abroad in Europe).

I wasn’t able to do all of these in a semester, so don’t worry if you can’t either — just enjoy the journey.

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Joining the Wimbledon afternoon queue is the easiest way to get day of Wimbledon tickets.

Even if you don’t like tennis ( I don’t — the numbers on the scoreboard kept changing and I had no idea what was happening) Wimbledon can still be really fun. Here’s everything a tennis newbie needs to know about making the most of it:

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Bring Supplies for the Wimbledon Afternoon Queue. 

Before you know how to get into Wimbledon, you need to know what to do while waiting in the most organized queue in the world. I severely underestimated the Wimbledon Queue wait time  (roughly 3 ½ hours on the day I went) and would’ve roasted if it wasn’t for the kind mother behind me. Seriously. Go moms.

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To beat the Wimbledon Afternoon Queue, you’ll want to bring the following things:

  • Sunscreen, so you don’t roast.
  • Snacks and lots of water, so you don’t die of starvation or dehydration. You can bring outside food into Wimbledon Village, just not hard-sided containers, like picnic baskets, coolers, or flasks. Because of this, it’s a good idea to just bring plastic bags and throw them away as you consume their contents.
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Some Pims and Wims.

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Strawberries and Creme at Wimbledon (overpriced and just okay — but we couldn’t pass it up).

  • A hat, so you look stylish AF and the top of your head doesn’t get sunburned. But a hat like this. Not like this.
  • A sheet, if you don’t want to sit on the ground because chairs aren’t allowed inside Wimbledon Village, so there’s no use in bringing them.

Wimbledon Afternoon Queue Wimbledon Queue Tips

To get Wimbledon Ground Passes, go to the tournament on a day with a “big match” in the morning.

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The hardcore tennis fans are going to be lined up well before opening (arriving prior to 6AM!) to get tickets for the big matches. Don’t stress; you’re not competing with them – you’re just at Wimbledon for the experience.

The best time to get to Wimbledon is mid-morning to early afternoon. This is because the Williams vs. Sharapova or Federer vs. Agassi matches will already be well underway. As soon as these high-profile matches are over, tennis super fans will leave Wimbledon Village in droves, selling back their tickets so they become available for you to purchase.

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Take a Taxi from the Wimbledon Train Station to the Grounds.

It doesn’t matter if you know how to get into Wimbledon if you aren’t there early enough. The Wimbledon afternoon Queue fills up pretty quickly. The Wimbledon train station is in walking distance from The Queue, but if you walk, you’ll lose 30 minutes and roughly 100-200 people could be in line ahead of you. Spring for the taxi. The 5 pounds is worth it.

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Don’t get your hopes up. Wimbledon grounds tickets are not guaranteed.

There is a possibility that you will wait in the Wimbledon afternoon queue for hours on end and not get to see any tennis. Being prepared for this disappointment will help ease the pain if it’s truly the outcome. So make the most of your time in the queue. Take photos. Make friends. Your Wimbledon memories don’t actually need to contain small yellow balls.

As always, the Brits are hella organized. As such, you can view the Complete Guide to Queuing at Wimbledon here.

 Some highlights of the complete guide to the Queue include the following things:

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  • Wimbledon Queue Card Instructions

When you arrive at Wimbledon Tennis Village, proceed to entrance Gate 3 and look for the flag that marks the end of The Queue. You will then be given a Queue Card which is dated and numbered to avoid line jumping. Protect it with your life; if you lose it, you lose your place!

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  • Left Luggage at Wimbledon Advice

The left luggage facilities at Wimbledon open at 5:30 AM and close one hour after the last match ends (usually right at dusk). Items cost £1 to deposit and the proceeds are donated towards improving Wimbledon Park. There is a bag size restriction of 60cm x 45cm x 25cm (aircraft cabin size), so don’t bring anything larger or you might have to part with it.

  •  Wimbledon Order of Play

Who’s playing and when? The Complete Guide to Queuing at Wimbledon has most of what you need to know so you can decide which day you want to go.

So now you know how to conquer thee Wimbledon afternoon queue, so go forth and get in! Also, if you see any celebrities, please take a selfie with them for my sake. Niall Horan has been seen at Wimbledon, as has Benedict Cumberbatch, and even Prince Harry. So go get ‘em!

ps. The dress I wore to Wimbledon is from Dress Barn 🙂

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Tucked up behind the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square is the testament of Great Britain’s well, greatness: the National Portrait Gallery. I spent two glorious hours wandering its hallowed halls and, due to my inability to focus on reading wall labels, came up with my own in the form of these glorious art museum snapchats.

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When you think the fight is over, but they whisper something: Art Museum Snapchats Art History Snapchats Funny Art Captions

When someone ugly calls you their twin:

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When your broke friend promises they’ll pay you back:

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When you catch bae looking through your phone:

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When he says he voted for Donald Trump:

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When you’re a dog and you’re bacon AF:

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When you’re headed to the funeral of that girl you hate: Art Museum Snapchats Art History Snapchats Funny Art Captions

When you’re the Queen of England and feeling adorbs: Art Museum Snapchats Art History Snapchats Funny Art Captions

Have you ever created any art museum snapchats? If so, I’d love to see them! Leave them in comments, or Tweet them to me @ShesATripBlog. If not, get snapping! Art museum snapchats are my favorite way to experience a new museum and I hope y’all can all join in on the fun.

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I met Eddie Redmayne in London. Here’s how it went down.

I thought I was in for a simple night at the theater, but I was so wrong. My sister and I saw The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville in London’s West End because it’s one of my favorite plays. Apparently it’s one of Eddie’s, too.

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I met Eddie Redmayne at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Here is me outside with the sign.

I met Eddie Redmayne in London London Celebrity Sightings

A scene from Act II

That’s when the magic began.

We had the absolute worst seats. Like in-the-very-last-row-on-the-top-level-in-the-corner worst. Since it was a Monday night, the theater wasn’t completely full so we were hoping to upgrade. Thankfully, we didn’t have to sneak down because the usher had pity on us and moved us forward about ten rows.

There was a group of American teenagers directly behind our new seats, and since Americans are so bloody loud it was impossible not to eavesdrop.

“Yeah, she said she saw Eddie Redmayne downstairs.”

WHAT.

That’s literally what I said though. It’s like I lost control of my body. I heard his name, my head whipped around, and my mouth moved on its own.

The guy behind me continued, “my friend said she saw Eddie Redmayne downstairs. It’s just a rumor…but it’s probably a TRUEmor.” I felt an instant camaraderie with the guy, 1. because he’s #MyFellowAmerican, but also because of his A++ wordplay.

The show had two intermissions, and since I wasn’t ready to accept the fact that I was probably in the same building as an Oscar-winning actor, I stayed in my seat for the entirety of the first one. Thankfully, my new American pals did not.

“We saw him downstairs,” one told (what I assumed to be) his dad.

“Omg, a celebrity sighting!”

Normally, a middle-age man actually saying “omg” out loud in a public place would seem weird to me, but by now I was too excited to care. I could hardly pay attention to the second act at all. While I didn’t want to seem like a creepy stalker, I did want to at least see Eddie – so by the second intermission I’d made up my mind to find him.

I started my search in the bar, but didn’t see him, so I did the most awkward thing possible and walked around all the different levels of the theater trying to be nonchalant while looking for him. Defeated, I checked the bar one last time and then…

I saw him.

He looked so good I wanted to throw up. I met Eddie Redmayne in London London Celebrity Sightings I met Eddie Redmayne in London London Celebrity Sightings

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I was as being super shady as you can tell from the couple above’s faces (shoutout to that random man for posing for me!)but I figured since Eddie was in the VIP section behind the rope, these stalker pictures were all I was going to get – especially because the bell for the play’s recommencement began ringing shortly after I entered the bar.

So there I was: standing in the middle of the bar, trying to take stealthy pictures of Eddie Redmayne whilst awkwardly eating the tiny, five-pound ice cream I had purchased so I wouldn’t look out-of-place, and then (bless them) these two sweet ladies asked me who I was taking pictures of.

I can’t remember what I actually said, but it was, essentially, “Omg my fave: Eddie Redmayne.”

As soon as I’d said it, his squad started walking towards the exit (which I was standing by) and my two new friends egged me on.

“Go on then, ask him for a photo!!!”

So, as he passed and his delicious cologne wafted over me (Was it Tom Ford? Armani? That black candle from Bath & Body Works?), I plucked up my courage:

“Mr. Redmayne?”

He paused and looked over at me. 

“Sorry to bother you, but I’m a huge fan. Can I have a photo?”

He smiled and was like, “Yes, of course!” and leaned over to pose.

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After I took it, my freak flag was trying to fly itself because once again my mouth just opened and starting talking.

 “Your work in The Theory of Everything was excellent!” I gushed. Okay, I’m sure it was…but I haven’t even seen that movie??

Thank the Lord Jesus almighty he didn’t ask me anything about it, but simply said,”Oh, thank you so much. Hey, enjoy the show!”

Then after I squeaked, “Thanks, you too,” he and his lil posse walked away, leaving me in a fragile emotional state

It was sweet, short (much like him…my goodness is he tiny in person), but perfect. I still can’t believe I met Eddie Redmayne in London because he decided to see the same play as me, and the kind usher let my sister and me move rows so I overheard those rowdy Americans talking about him.

Have you ever met Eddie Redmayne? Or randomly run into a celebrity? Tell me in the comments!

Btw, you can get my dress, and other super comfy travel clothes here. 

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