Last year, I visited the Mediterranean for the first time in my life. I’m not an experienced world traveler, but I’ve seen a few bodies of water in my lifetime and there is nothing like “Mediterranean blue.” Depending on what part of the sea you’re in, the water moves from a deep, bright, royal blue [...]
Since I was a child and started packing up my side of the backseat in my parents’ car for roadtrips, I knew that I loved traveling. It is exciting to go to a place in the world and finding myself somewhere that I never knew existed – a Hungarian citadel on a hill, a [...]
Over the weekend, Phil and I spent some time with my folks on Amelia Island, Florida. We had a much needed break from the Seattle rain hanging out with my parents, relaxing on the beach, and eating great food. What could be better than mom’s cooking, bottomless sweet tea, and east coast seafood?
Sometimes my job takes me to some really fun places.
A few months ago I was asked by a director in one of our east coast firms if I would plan an overnight event for his office for the holidays. I said yes, not knowing that it would lead to a weekend away in New [...]
A couple of weeks ago (literally the weekend before Sandy hit the East Coast), I flew to DC to see my little brother and his girlfriend for a couple of days. I made it out of town on one of the last flights at BWI and was sad to hear about all the damage that [...]
Here are a few of my favorites from my visit to MOMA on Sunday that will inevitably end up as the wallpaper on my iPhone at some point. If I hadn’t been in such a hurry, I would have taken pictures of the summaries for each piece to identify each artist’s work. I know [...]
I’ve fallen for another city. It feels so cliche to say it…but I loved New York City. This past weekend was my first real visit to the city. I went in fifth grade with my classmates on a school trip to Philadelphia and NYC — we drove through the city, took a boat to the [...]
A few weeks ago, I visited the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island and enjoyed dinner at the inn’s restaurant. It was a multi-course meal: starter, bread, shellfish, seafood, chicken, beef, a fruit dessert, and a chocolate dessert. The dishes were just the right portions to give you a quick taste of the dish but [...]
A couple of weekends ago, two of my girlfriends and I met in Denver for a girls weekend away. Over the past several years we have traveled to Phoenix, Vegas, Charleston, Atlanta, Clinton (Iowa), Destin (Florida), and St. Simon’s Island (Georgia). Who knows where (or when) we’ll see each other next but when the time comes, [...]
Earlier this month, I returned home to Seattle from a vacation with my boyfriend after a week of sailing in the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. It has been a dream of mine for years to do this, and to be honest, it seemed like such a far fetched idea for me to ever do so. [...]
Last week I returned from a relaxing week of vacation. It’s official and I can attest: There is nothing in the world more relaxing than spending a week on a sailboat in the middle of one of the most gorgeous bodies of water, the Mediterranean Sea. Pictures to come, but before I share the full [...]
Much of my exploring in and around Seattle has been at the suggestion of Seattle Magazine and I have it to credit for most of my knowledge on where to go in Seattle. For the past 3-4 years I’ve wanted to go to Neah Bay, an unassuming, but very recommended coastal town on the Olympic [...]
Twice a year, my girlfriends and I try to go on a girls’ weekend somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. There have been talks of San Fran, the wine country in eastern Washington, and even a jaunt down to Portland yet it never seems to fail that we end up taking a Seattle ferry over to [...]
I’m back from a luxurious week off in south Georgia with my family.
No, I’m serious. It was luxurious.
I slept in. I worked remotely for just a little bit from the comforts of my pajamas in my childhood bed and I found the ultimate rocker themed outfit for our company holiday party. I worked on [...]
There are moments in my life when everything feels perfect. My heart stops aching for just a minute and there is something about the light, the sounds and the smells of a moment that can get stamped into my memory so that days, weeks, months and years later I will think back with both a [...]
I had a wonderful time this weekend.
Three friends and I took the Mukilteo ferry to Whidbey Island this weekend for a quick Seattle escape and the trip was everything I needed it to be. It was an amazing weekend spent talking about our lives, listening to Talitha play the guitar, eating dinner at [...]
Hi lovelies. Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!
I’ve become quite the snob these days when I walk into gift shops while traveling. If an item doesn’t pass my stringent test for durability, applicability and sensibility after a vacation, I don’t buy it. I’ve carried home far too many items [...]
The destination wedding / vacation to the Bahamas was great. My friend Dar looked gorgeous and the property that she was married on was fantastic. I’ve toyed with the idea of considering a destination wedding but Dar and Anthony’s week long event made it a strong contender for options. Of course, I just need to [...]
I wouldn’t say I’m a jet-setter, but I’ve spent some time in airports over the past few years visiting family and friends back on the east coast. Needless to say, I’m proud that I’ve become quite the pro at packing a week’s worth of clothes into one carry on and still manage to [...]
Lovelies, as my trip to the Carribean finally sets sail, I will be signing off this weekend for a bit.
I’ve been in an inspiration rut of sorts and instead of queueing up lots of posts for you all while I’m gone, I decided to take a break and recharge. I’ll end with some visual [...]
I have yet to do a walk through of my apartment on my blog, studio 101 in my building. I think it’s the perfectionist in me knowing that it’s nowhere near what I want it to be and I can’t imagine hundreds of eyes critiquing every corner and thinking about what I could have done [...]
As you know, I took a little trip last weekend for some alone time to Shaw Island in the San Juans. That makes three islands I’ve visited thus far: San Juan Island, Orcas Island and Shaw Island. I ended up at a Benedictine Monestary called Our Lady of the Rock. Desperately needing to reflect [...]
As mentioned earlier in the week, I’m headed up to the San Juans this weekend for a bit of alone time. I’m excited to spend some time recharging and reviewing the whirlwind of my last 6 months. It’s been a fantastic and wild ride but I liken it to standing in a wind tunnel from [...]
Have we ever talked about the catalyst for my move to Seattle?
I don’t thinks so.
There’s something cathartic and therapeutic to me about planning a trip. The rhythm of Google search after Google search soothes me much like rocking does for a baby. When my soul aches, I plan a trip. Yesterday, I purchased [...]
I cannot believe that Maui was so long ago.
To be honest, it feels like a distant memory with all that has happened. The horrible month of July, moving in August, new job in September. Before I knew it, I was considering Halloween outfits and planning my 31st birthday.
Isn’t Santa supposed to [...]