I'm back from Germany, and I had a great time! The weather was lovely, and I got to do a decent amount of exploring even though I was there for work.
Most importantly I MADE IT TO ZARA HOME!!! Of course I purchased the table I wanted for so long. It was quite an adventure trying to take it home though. I thought the table would fit in my suitcase, but apparently I measured wrong. I ended up having to carry it on with me (i.e. I was fondled at security checkpoints, yelled at a few times, and looked at as if I were insane... the usual). It was worth it though, and I'm pretty sure it was entertaining for my coworkers. :)
I'm still working on styling it and figuring out where I want it placed (honestly I'm not too concerned since we're moving in August though).
It's worth mentioning that I attempted to take photos inside Zara Home, and I was immediately asked to stop. Normally I would have sneaked into another area to continue taking photos. The place was full of security guards though, and I didn't feel like assessing the quality of German jails...
Other than purchasing my table from Zara Home the other highlight of my trip was having wine at the Old Opera House:
Beautiful, isn't it? It was restored and reopened in 1981 (after being destroyed during WWII).
It's still up in the air right now, but I may be traveling next month for a few days as well!!! I could get used to globe trotting... :)