Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A couple of years ago, I ventured to a city and spent the best weekend ever shopping, exploring, and eating. Last weekend, I took a trip to that same city, but this time was accompanied by my besties Kyria and Carly.

My Favorite Parts were:
  • Staying at the amazing Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle
  • Drinking from the fountains of Seattle's Best Coffee (Triple Chocolate for the girls and Passion Tea for myself)
  • Shopping at the Nordstrom Flagship and Humongous Nordstrom Rack (on 3 separate occasions)
  • Eating at every top YELP rated restaurant we could lay our eyes on
  • Making friends with the famous fish throwers in Pike Place Market
  • Being hit on every 7 seconds because my friends are beautiful
  • Meeting a cab driver who offered to be our personal driver next time we come to town
  • Having Sunday brunch on Bainbridge Island
  • Dancing our hearts out in Belltown with the most beautiful people in the country (and meeting my soul mate/ new long distance lover)
  • Eating atop the Space Needle for a late Saturday dinner, and then returning (for FREE) on Sunday to see the city on an abnormally clear day
  • Taking a walking food tour around Pike Place Market and tasting everything from Fruit to Cheese to Smoked Salmon
  • Eating a lot and compensating by walking 50,000 steps (Thank you FitBit) in sunny 70 degree weather
  • And finally, hanging out with Carly and Kyria who make me laugh harder than anyone ever did.

I think we belong there.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

wake up in the morning get my smash[box] on

I've been spending the last year (and hundreds of dollars) trying to find the perfect tinted mousturizer. Last winter, I abandoned my long used and trusted Bare Escentuals foundation for something more natural and age fighting (albeit expensive). Somehow, the greats; Laura Mercier ($45), Trish McEvoy ($60) and Josie Maran ($40) all let me down. A couple weeks ago I walked out of Sephora with the discovery that there was a woman with baby porcelain skin ready to be broken out of jail and the key was Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream.
BB Cream is sold as a Mousturizer, Primer, and Foundation, although, with the harshness of Utah climate I still mousturize like a boss.
Rather than making everyone go through what I did, I thought I would share. You're welcome.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Politics. Conventions. Opinions. Blah. Everyone is so heated. I mean, I get it, this is our life and our future and I find myself getting involved in a lot of the different conversations.

BUT. THEN. This week I was in Virginia and hopped over to spend some time in DC. Walking aroung a city rich with culture, heritage, and patriotism my paradigm shifted. Ultimately, the reason behind political turmoil is that people have different interpretations of Freedom. Just like people have different interpretations of Religion. At the end of the day I don't have to stress about agreeing with everyone. I get to learn, appreciate other views, and just be GRATEFUL that there is FREEDOM to interpret.