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g'day, mate!

/ Wed, August 25, 2010


Hello friends!

By the time you read this, I will be well on my way to Australia!

I am sorry that I did not prepare any vacay posts while I'm out, but I promise there will be many stories and pictures to share once I return.

Enjoy the rest of August and I will see you again in September.

a day on bainbridge island

/ Sun, June 13, 2010


SX-70 with 600 film. See larger images on my Flickr.

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Saturday was gorgeous, 75-ish with clear, blue skies—the perfect day to be on the water. And so I took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, my favorite place away from the city, just to get away for a day.

Bainbridge Island is this quaint little town, west of Seattle, where life moves a little slower. It's only 30 minutes by ferry, not too removed, but there's something about being on an island that makes me feel like I'm on some kind of vacation, worlds away from home. The town is sprinkled with cafes, eateries, an old-school barbershop (barber pole included), and cute boutiques, all centered around the town square with a gazebo to complete it all.

After browsing through the shops on Winslow (the main street that cuts through town), I grabbed a quick lunch, then made my way down to Eagle Harbor to watch the locals set sail. Along the way, I passed by Grace & Company Paperie and couldn't help but go inside. A cute little shop with wonderful paper goods and delicious smelling candles. How I walked away empty handed, I have no idea, but this just means I have to come back the next time I'm in town.

Down by the water, I spotted a family getting ready to leave harbor for a picnic. Other locals kept their boats docked, and soaked in the sun with drinks and company. Witnessing moments like these solidifies my dream of someday owning my own boat. I'll give her a good name, take her out to sea, and let her enjoy the water, while I enjoy everything else. Sounds absolutely de-lightful! And Bainbridge is no less. I love this charming town and its quaint atmosphere. It's the one place that I can get away, without really going away, and that's pretty much the best part.

I hope all you lovelies had a wonderful weekend.

remnants of Turkey Day

/ Sat, December 5, 2009


I know this is a tad bit past due, but I hope everyone had a warm and lovely Thanksgiving!

And if you're wondering, I had a splendid time with my family in California. Although the weather did not have that familiar holiday feel that comes with living in the Pacific Northwest (it was in the high 70s/low 80s in Southern California), the family atmosphere definitely made up for it. And hey, for once it wasn't raining on a major holiday, so I'm not complaining.

Anyway, here's a recap of the highs and lows of my trip.

The highs: Seeing old friends, family, oyster shooters, movie night with the kiddies, naps, lounging around, winning jackpots at Dave & Busters, playing old-school game of "Knock the Can" with the cousins, morning dim sum, a walk on the pier at Newport Beach, visited Cotton Idea Studio by Mindy Gayer, swinging on swings with the kiddies, playing pool, Black Friday shopping (twice), and catching up on some much needed sleep.

The lows: Missed out on In-N-Out Burger, didn't bring camera to Newport Beach, camera battery died during Thanksgiving, then realized I'd forgotten to bring the battery charger, food poisoning early morning before flying home, flying home on an empty stomach, and remembered after I got home that my Malcom Gladwell's The Tipping Point (which I still haven't finished) and recently purchased silver headband was still in California.

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