Dreaming of St. Andrews



I'm back from our blogger weekend in Italy
and am already pulling 12 hour work days 
as my new semester starts.

It feels good though.

I like being busy.

Before I get heavy on the Italy pictures
and trying to articulate all that happened during our trip,
here are the dreamy shots I promised
from our trip to St. Andrews.

Even though I lucked out with posh accommodation this time,
what I typically like the most about this town
is how normal St. Andrews is.

There are just a few streets running through the town
lined with approachable restaurants, regular shops & charity shops....
it's just a sweet place for regular people to live and study.

{Or for Royals to fall in love... whichever.}

Regardless of the town being really tiny and secluded
and being, well, pretty much freezing most of the year, 
I actually think I could live there.
















Isn't this place the cutest?

To get more information on visiting St. Andrews,
read my post here on things to do
and my review on staying at the famous Old Course Hotel.


And if you wonder if the nut falls far from the tree,
this picture of my dad taking a picture
reminds me that my genetic predisposition is what it is.

No need to keep fighting it.



*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy

34 comments:

  1. I say this with all seriousness: I want to be you.

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    1. Im up for the trade... but you have to take my crappy salary & muffin tops straight up. No trades there!

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  2. Your dad is awesome! Does it freak your parents out that so many people love them and they don't even know who they are? heh.

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  3. these pictures never get old....castles, the countryside, cobblestone streets....

    p.s. wanna trade places?

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    1. I know, I know... I feel the same way even though I get to see them often.

      Trade places? Sure. Make me an offer I can't refuse! :)

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    2. I can trade you my cubbie job in the city of concrete, come on....you know you want it....

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  4. I love golfing on the Himalayas! I'd take guests there so they could pretend they were on the Old Course. The pic of Market St is gorgeous.

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  5. Well isn't St. Andrews just the cutest place EVER?! I love the dad photo - that's totally my dad too :)

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  6. We just FINALLY got to St. Andrews today- although it was just for a few hours on our way home from the Highlands. It really is such a charming town, though- and top of my list to really dig into in the future!

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  7. Too cute for words and I need your sweater. It's a serious need. haha

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  8. It is the cutest place ever! I definitely would like to check it out for myself!

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  9. Isn't St. Andrews one of the most expensive places to live in the world? Or was my Scottish tour guide totally pulling my tail?

    These pictures are adorable :)

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  10. This pictures are seriously tugging at my heart strings. I have such amazing memories of St. Andrews. The dark and cold definitely gets to you after a while though. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through your incredible photography =)

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  11. Absolutely obsessed with this post. You are a magnificent photographer, and I want to go to St. Andrews this instant because of you! Plus, you're sweater in that photo is just the cutest. I have a feeling we could be actual friends. If only I still lived in Europe!

    Hope the hen-do was lovely. I can't wait to hear about it! xox, hm

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  12. Gorgeous images! You are a talented photog. And you're adorable. Now I want to go to St. Andrews!

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  13. Ahhh this looks amazing! Absolutely going there one day :)My husband would die if he got to play on that golf course!

    -Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

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  14. Lauren, where did you get that adorable sweater/cardigan in picture 7? Love that!
    As always, beautiful photography and great info!

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  15. That would be a gorgeous place to spend your college years! WOW! Can you imagine studying on a campus like that? I think it would inspire me to study more. Ok, time to find another degree to study!

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  16. Beautiful photos - looks like you had an amazing time! And 12 hour days - holy cow! Very impressive...

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  17. I've never been to St Andrews but I would love to go! How romantic to visit the place where Kate and Wills fell in love, ah!

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  18. Oh my goodness - these pictures have me wanting to hop on the next plance (across the ocean and for like 12 hours) and visit this cute little town. And of course I love the connection to kate and will. Love your blog! xox

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  19. St. Andrews is definitely on my list of "must visit" places. I love that you say it's normal. Although I'm sure it's busy with tourists, I love going to places that allow me to feel as little of a tourist is possible.

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  20. Beautiful post and gorgeous pictures! What a dream to get to go to St. Andrews! Can't wait for the Italy pics! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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  21. Kind of obsessed with your last outfit. Just saying.

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  22. What a stunning little town - looks like you and your parents had a blast! You're parents make such a cute couple :)

    Can't wait for the Italy re-caps!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  23. Love these pictures!
    How about....your Mom is super beautimous?? :)
    Also, pass some of that "love to be busy"-ness onto me! I need some desperately!
    Eat Cake

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    1. She is beautiful! And that feeling can be often short lived. :)

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  24. i really want to go now--shame it is so far away and that i have a baby coming in less than two months--dammit!

    and it kind of reminds me of my university town durham--oh how i love durham.

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    1. it's never too late... bring the baby. :) ha! i've never been to durham, but my colleage went there, too!

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  25. these pictures are glorious! it would be such a dream to visit st. andrews and you know, fall in love with and marry a prince.... totally manageable goals!

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  26. I love your jumper/sweater... Where'd you get it?

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    1. It's from Primark! I think it was £11! :)

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  27. Scotland is in my top 3 wishes for my future travels! It looks marvelous.

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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  28. Cute sweater, L Dawg. Now I'm off to drool with jealousy over your trip with Megan!

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