Valentine’s Day in Lyon

Tyler and I spent a lovely Valentine’s weekend in Lyon, France (despite both catching colds from the freezing weather). In terms of gifts to one another, we’re more in the camp of “don’t buy things, buy experiences.” For us, this usually means travel.


Opting to maximize our vacation time and minimize cost, we left Paris at 6AM Saturday morning and returned around 1AM Monday morning. It was a straight 2-hour train ride, most of which I spent completely passed out on Tyler’s lap (I may have overdosed on the cough syrup). We stayed in a gorgeous two-bedroom loft with huge windows overlooking downtown Lyon. At only 55 EUR per night through airbnb, it was quite a steal.

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Featured on Fibonacci Sequins

IMG_6021Photo by Beth Crane

My friends Dona and Beth run Fibonacci Sequins, an awesome blog showcasing diversity + personal style in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). When they asked me to do a photoshoot with them this fall, I was thrilled! It was fun to bump into Seattle’s celebrity dog at the shoot, get modeling tips from Dona, and watch Beth’s photography skills in action. The Seattle Arboretum is a special spot for me, as it was also the location of Tyler’s and my first date 🙂

Here’s the post: An American in Paris: Meet Melissa Lim