Ryan and I spent a few days in New York before our Euro trip, to make the trans-atlantic flight more bearable. I think it was a good idea to adjust our internal clock a few hours forward and get used to the tourist crowds in advance, too. Highlights of the Big Apple? The High Line, Brooklyn Bridge, and Lady M crepe cakes — with an emphasis on the last. Continue reading
Last July, Ryan and I bought our first home: a cute little ~900sqft condo in a suburban neighborhood of Seattle proper. I fell in love with the unit at first sight, due to the amount of natural light flooding into an efficient floor plan — not to mention the plethora of windows affording awesome views of the downtown skyline and Capitol Hill. The building is a little over 20 years old, but our unit was pretty well maintained, so aside from new bedroom carpeting and a few layers of paint, we had little renovations to do.
I’ve been meaning to do a home tour ever since we moved in, but decorating took much longer (and proved much more difficult) than I imagined! Sometimes, when a piece seems to fit (mentally), it doesn’t actually work in real life because the proportions are off, or, by measurements, the furniture will fit, but when you actually assemble it and move it into place, something is off. As a recent Seattle transplant and first-time homeowner, we didn’t have much to work with, thus the partial reveal 10 months later. Regardless, I am most proud of our living room progress (thus the debut!), as I think it is the most collected and composed room in our home thus far. Continue reading
Last weekend was so beautiful in Seattle, we decided to walk through the Seattle Center to the Sculpture Park — a short but sweet preview of summer! Continue reading
Ryan advises a few companies on technical architecture, and a few weeks ago, one of his clients graciously flew both of us down to Santa Barbara to spend a weekend on her ranch. Crazy how rooster crows, fresh eggs, furry pals, and horse rides can make this city gal crave country life! Or maybe it was the endorphin-inducing California sun. Continue reading
Just a few blocks up from our place is an obscurely-named park offering magnificent views of the Seattle skyline, Lake Union, and Capitol Hill. Back in January (while Seattle was still shivering cold), Ryan and I bundled up and trekked up the hill with cameras and tripods in hand, hoping to capture a bit of the sparkle on a clear night. Continue reading
Back in January, we drove up to Vancouver and had a blast circling Stanley Park and wandering the alleyways of Granville Island. That city sure is photogenic. Continue reading
The city of Seattle takes holiday decorations pretty seriously, and the results are nothing short of magical.
p.s. This post is proof of how behind I am on photos, considering it’s somehow April. Anyway, click through for more! Continue reading
Way back in October, we made a last minute decision to spend our first anniversary at the exact place we exchanged vows — Carmel-by-the-Sea. And by last minute, I mean we bid on plane tickets that morning, packed hastily, then flew down that afternoon. Best decision ever. Continue reading
Way back in September, we decided to spend a week in Portland — hipster land of craft beers, artisanal coffee, and Smith teas. Among the oddities spotted: an Asian kitsch home goods store selling someone’s stash of actual family portraits, leashed cats, and a night-time foursquare tournament on a public plaza.
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