Graphics, Invitations, Party, Photography, Seattle

PNW Baby Shower

PACIFIC NW BABY INVITE

Last Saturday there was a little baby shower celebration for our dear friend {Sabrina}.  {Sabrina} is having a little boy in May. A few girls decided to throw her a very small baby shower with a Pacific Northwest (PNW) theme. The location was perfect – Lot 3 in Bellevue. Think hipster plaid, mason jars, comfort food, eclectic flowers, twine, mustaches, and coffee beans.  Here is a glimpse of the baby festivities…

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

Some photos provided by {Chelsea} Thank you.

{see more photos here}

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Fashion, New York, Party, Photography, San Francisco, Seattle, Wedding, Weekend

2014 // Top Blog Posts

2014

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve Eve. 2014 is almost over.  I would give this year a 7 1/2 out of 10.  That’s not too bad and we can even round-up.  It was a year full of experiences, friendships {good ones too}, love, loss, growth, and strength.  I learned to “be in the moment” and “be present” more. Time is such a valuable thing. I cherish the time with my family and friends and realize that it takes time to heal and grow. I’ve enjoyed sharing a glimpse of my style and life with you. Thank you for reading all the sparkle. Here is a glimpse of the most popular posts for 2014…

Top Post of the Year

Summer Wedding

1.  A Summer Wedding… {Sara+ David tie the knot}

2. Winter Wonderland  {Gensler Holiday decor}

3.  Last Fling Before the Ring. {Sara’s bachelorette party}

4. The Real Carrie Bradshaw Apartment

We heart Warby Parker

5.  Friday Eve Sparkles {Warby Parker photo shoot with Chelsea}

6. hair did {See the hair project with my friend Rachel}

7. Hello San Francisco

A New York Story

8. A New York Story

9. Anna Wintour // 73 Questions

10. Skirts Ahoy {A Perfect Summer Night on a yacht}

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Design, Food, Interiors, Photography, Seattle

Seattle Scene. eat. v10

Seattle Scene. eat.v10

This is Seattle Scene. eat. v10. Last one of the year for 2014. Myself and guest blogger {Savanna} try a new Seattle hot spot for our reoccurring feature – the Seattle Scene. At the firm that we work at, we are part of a team that researches/markets Hospitality {restaurants, hotels, spas}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are, especially in the Seattle market {see last blog post – Seattle Scene. eat v9}. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus. Yesterday, my favorite day Friday Eve, we went to a special place Lark. We discovered that Lark is the new Black.

Lark

Lark 2.0 opened it’s doors in early December of 2014. It is located in the Central Agency Building of Capitol Hill. Last night, Savanna and I visited the space to wine and dine and we absolutely loved it.  Our senses were stimulated in every way. We saw a modern, rustic space with the tall ceilings, large big windows, and dozen of Edison lights that made the space sparkle. From the outside, the space glowed and from the inside the sparkle experience was amazing.  We touched the rich textures of the dark plush mohair upholstered tufted booths paired with rich rustic wood.  When you enter Lark you immediately see the open kitchen which connects the dining experience to the chef’s cooking experience and diners can hear the kitchen at work. We also heard familiar bands from the Seattle music scene which included The Head and the Heart, Fleet Foxes, and Band of Horses.  Lastly, smell and taste – hands down we both agreed that our meal at Lark was the best meal we had in 2014.  Lark is special to us because our firm (Gensler) designed it.  We are very proud of this space.  Lead Designer Robert Cippollone designed the space to reflect the characteristics of Lark’s original space with the warm wood and subtle textures and colors. We absolutely loved our Lark experience. I would describe it as “romantical” and a perfect date spot. The top floor has a more casual vibe with communal tables and the metal topped bar. It’s an ideal place for a intimate private party.  We LOVE it. Here is a glimpse…

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We had a very late dinner and took pictures at the end of the night. Trust me the place was busy and packed.  Did I mention the food was to die for? We met head Chef John Sundstrom. He was nice to come visit us during our meal.  Chef Sundstrom has been recognized as one of the best chefs of Seattle and in 2007 won the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Northwest.   We had wine and amazing food…

Durigutti Malbec, AR 2012
Burrata with Treviso, Billy’s honey, rosemary, olive oil croutons
Pleasant View foie gras terrine, pear vanilla comopote, brioche
Agnolotti with smoked ricotta, rosemary, dates and brown butter
Veal sweetbreak fricasse, farro grits cake, goat cheese, pickled peppers

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and more…

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until next year…xoxo

 

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Art, Fashion, Seattle

#instalove <3

#instalove <3

Prism {@prismseattle}

I thought I would share a local #instalove <3 this week.  Prism is one of my favorite stores in Seattle’s Ballard area. This chic + fabulous boutique store features vintage clothing, lifestyle objects and pieces, art, housewares, and other various goods of a handmade and independent nature.  Every time I walk in the store, I at least want to buy 10 things – at least. I’m obsessed with all the jewelry – the pieces are so modern and unique. I started following @prismseattle this summer. I love seeing the posts and seeing the new pieces they carry.  Follow and shop! #shoplocal

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Photography, Seattle, Wedding

A Summer Wedding…

Summer Wedding

On August 21, 2014 my friends David + Sara got married. In previous blogs you can see their Engagement photo shoot + Sara’s Bachelorette Party.  They got married on a perfect Seattle day and even Mount Rainier made a little cameo.  The groomsmen were dressed in shades of gray and the bridesmaids were in hues of blush.  The wedding was absolutely picturesque. Sara looked absolutely stunning.  Everything was perfection. Here is a glimpse of the Sara + David wedding…

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Party, Photography, Seattle

Skirts Ahoy

Skirts AhoyYesterday was the perfect day for a night boat cruise.  I remember a year ago around this time, designers at my firm gathered together for a happy hour cruise around Seattle’s Lake Union. {See blog post 7 Knots} My favorite furniture/fabric rep and personal friend Esther Du Graf invited designers from my firm for a dinner and drinks cruise hosted by herself, husband William and beautiful daughter Isabella. It was absolutely amazing – a perfect Summer night!  We boarded the ESTHER WILLIAMS {a combination of her name and her husbands name + nod to famous American actress and swimmer Esther Williams of the 1950’s}. Their yacht is absolutely stunning – a 1956 fifty-four foot Chris Craft – so classic and beautiful. Here is a glimpse of our summer night…

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Thank you Esther + Family. You spoiled us. Perfect Summer Night.

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Design, Food, Interiors, Seattle, Uncategorized

Seattle Scene. eat.v9

Seattle Scene. eat.v9

This is Seattle Scene. eat. v9. Hello again. The duo is back. Myself and guest blogger {Savanna} try a new Seattle hot spot for our reoccurring feature – the Seattle Scene. At the firm that we work at, we are part of a team that researches/markets Hospitality {restaurants, hotels, spas}. Our assignment is to try out new restaurants and see what the current and future design trends are, especially in the Seattle market {see last blog post – Seattle Scene. eat v8}. We are looking from a designer’s point of view, but the food is a nice bonus. Yesterday we ventured to Broadway and dined at Corretto – Trattoria and Bar.

Corretto

Corretto opened its doors mid April of this year. The popular Foodie Source site Eater recommended this restaurant to us via it’s Eater Hot Map. Owner Travis Rosenthal launched the new trendy Italian restaurant in the Spring in Seattle’s East Broadway area. Executive Chef Laura Licona joins his team and adds her twist on Italian comfort food to the mix. Corretto translates to “corrected coffee” where Corretto bar pairs espresso with Italian grappa, amari, and other Italian liquors. Here is a glimpse…

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A stylish cafe by day and an Italian restaurant by night; the vibe of the Corretto is eclectic chic. Many antique finds decorate the space, which is a trend we see in a lot of Seattle’s restaurants. A handsome Gentleman’s navy blue is seen throughout the space and paired with the Modern Vintage graphic black and white wallpaper.

What did we eat?

Antipasti – Bruschetta Cannellini {white bean pate, balsamic tomato salsa, crisped leeks, grilled crostini}
Primi /Pasta – Gnocchi Al Pesto {fresh gnocchi and our waiter substituted our sauce}
Secondi/Entree – Agnello {three lamb chops, farro, pickled fennel, arugula, toasted almonds, basil oil}
Dessert – Limoncello Cheesecake {amaretti brown butter crust, seasonal berries}

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until next time…..xoxo

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