Three Cities, One S.F. Blogger: 9-to-5 Chic's International Summer Escape

There's no better time to get the heck outta Dodge than summer — the workloads are lighter and the days are oh-so-much longer. So, when San Franciscan and 9-to-5 Chic blogger, Anh Sundstrom, decided to make her getaway, she went big, hitting three unique cities across three different countries in one stylish jaunt.

It's a summer-escape philosophy you could definitely adopt for yourself — why choose between Paris, Amsterdam, and the 'ol U. S. of A., when you could have them all? And hey, if you can't splurge on a globe-trotting trip at present, why not live vicariously? Follow Anh's international game of hopscotch with this Instagram photo diary, and aspire to stretch your own limits — and horizons.
Oh, and to make sure you see each city through appropriately on-trend eyewear, hit up this summer-sunglasses style guide.
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"My summer adventures kicked off in Paris. Starting with a little peaceful time in the gardens near the Champs-Élysées, I shopped and shopped to my heart’s content (and until my feet wouldn’t carry me any further)."

Dolce & Gabbana DG4141 Sunglasses, $255, available at Sunglass Hut.

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"Even Parisian traffic can’t help but be charming. J’adore!"

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"These amazing foldable Ray-Ban Aviators were a space saver in my bag — the perfect shades for Paris! What are they going to come up with next?"

Ray-Ban RB3479 Folding Aviators, $244, available at Sunglass Hut.



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"I still get goose bumps when I visit l'Arc de Triomphe. It’s breathtaking!"

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"Enjoying a delicious crêpe in Bercy Village, where a restaurant-lined street fills with locals and tourists alike. It’s also situated next to a lovely park."

Ray-Ban RB3479 Folding Aviators, $244, available at Sunglass Hut.

Photo: Courtesy of Anh Sundstrom
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"As daunting as it might seem, the Métro is actually the easiest way to get around. Plus, it makes for some great people watching!"

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"Next up on my summer adventure: my very first high-speed train ride. Off to Amsterdam!"

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"Although I had little time to enjoy Amsterdam, I took in as much of it as possible. I’m promising myself a return to this beautiful city — so much to explore next time!"

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"Back to the States, but the summer travel didn’t end there. I headed to Denver for a quick weekender. Here I am, relaxed and refreshed in my new Coach sunglasses, for a leisurely Sunday coffee run in North Cherry Creek. Summer adventures should always end this way!"

Coach HC7003 Kristina Sunglasses, $148, available at Sunglass Hut.

Photo: Courtesy of Anh Sundstrom
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"A fancy ride down 16th Street."

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"Trekking around in my Vogue sunglasses. There’s plenty of nature to experience in the Mile High City!"

Vogue VO2677S Sunglasses, $69.95, available at Sunglass Hut.

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"Up in the air with a travel-filled summer adventure behind me. Until next time!"

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