Ryan and I moved to Seattle mid-January to co-found a health-tech startup here, and ever since, I’ve been obsessed with decorating our new home… in our wedding colors. The subtle mint/teal accent wall in the living room was just asking for it! After spending many months living out of suitcases and moving boxes back and forth (from San Francisco to Walnut Creek to Fremont…) I just wanted to feel at home again. This is the first time I’ve ever lived outside the Bay Area (and more than a BART-ride away from family), and much to my own surprise, the transition was painless and “settling in” took no time at all! Seattle is very much like San Francisco — dullishly foggy yet colorfully eclectic at the same time. On the contrary, people here are unpretentious about their coffee, more diverse in industry, and slightly more fashionable than The North Face plus jeans (men wear peacoats!). The greatest shocker? We pay inner East Bay prices to live on the twenty-second floor of one of the nicest high rises, two blocks north of downtown (think Union Square), two blocks south of South Lake Union (think SOMA but Amazon’d out), a ten-minute walk away from Capitol Hill (think Mission/Castro)…and a fifteen-minute walk to/from work. I DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANYTHING LIKE THE MUNI!

As I’m pretty much three months behind on the blogging (with thousands of photos waiting to be edited), I finally decided to widen up my blog to feature more photography and less distraction. I hope to be more deliberate with my shots and a little more selective with what I post from now on. To kick off, here are a few sneak peeks of our new living room!

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These are some of the tulips Ryan got me from Pike’s Market for Valentine’s Day, in full bloom a day later <3