Christmas in Salzburg

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog visits Salzburg, Austria Christmas markets wearing Gloverall Tartan Freda coat

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially here, and of course I couldn’t be more excited about it. I definitely love to get into the Christmas spirit, and since we were spending the beginning of the holiday season in Europe, Tor and I decided to take a long weekend trip to Austria where the Christmas markets were already abuzz. We settled on the famous city of Salzburg, and it quickly became one of our favorite cities to visit.

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Planning Our Wedding

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog visits her wedding venue Sunstone Winery Villa with Cake & Punch wedding planner Christina Schneider

I am very excited to share some more behind the scenes of our wedding! As many of you know, Tor and I were married this past April in an intimate, romantic wedding ceremony just outsideΒ Santa Barbara, California. One question I receive a lot is, “Did you hire a wedding planner?” The answer is yes we did, and now I am sharing why hiring a wedding planner to help us plan our wedding was the best decision we could have madeΒ plus our tips for making wedding planning as easy as possible.

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Postcards from Seville

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog visits Seville, Spain wearing Kate Spade Chunky Plaid Cape

Not long after returning home to California, I found myself back on a plane flying 8000 miles to Spain once again to meet up with my husband as he films his new tv show. There was one city in Spain we both had been dying to visit that we didn’t get to on my last visit two months ago. This time we made sure to make a weekend out of it, so just a few days after landing in Spain, we hopped in our car and drove south to that certain city – Seville.

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Burgundy Boots

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog wearing Marc Fisher Yale Boots and Cult Gaia Ark Bag

Burgundy is a popular autumn color. It’s that perfect deep red that goes perfectly alongside the changing leaves. Something I knew I was hoping to add to my wardrobe this autumn was a good pair of burgundy ankle boots since I knew they’d go perfectly with so many things I already have. You also can’t go wrong with a good pair of ankle boots for fall (and winter)!

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Perfect Striped Sweater

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog wearing JCrew Striped Sweater

I don’t know about you but I certainly love a good striped sweater, especially a bold one. It’s that time of year where we get to bring out our sweaters (including our favorite ugly ones for those festive holiday parties!), and I love having a good statement-making striped sweater at the ready.

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