Monday, June 27, 2011

Mail it

These rad cards from Toronto have raw, hand drawn patterns and type, but look techy and modern with geometric patterns and and simply put statements. There's no such thing as too much stationary. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Have a good weekend.

Do something good for someone this weekend, and it will come back to you. TGIF. 

[photo via all the mountains]

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The call of this day: the call to love. There is always someone, something, some place in our lives who need our love and our support, our time and our company, our own life and blood- although sometimes it feels we can somehow live and exist in our isolated hideaways that we trick ourselves into believing as own our lives. But by acknowledging and practicing a very real, very present love, I am reminded just how deep and strong these bonds extend between us; the unending, boundless amount of love that exists all around us, freely and openly, that holds us and sustains us, if we will just reach for it and give ourselves to this love, reach for it and extend this love to others. 

Chair love

I'm loving this Eames inspired collection of handmade furniture from New Zealand. I'd love to come home after work, plop down in this chair and drink a martini. 


Anytime I see a good breakfast photo I think of BKFST. I knew the moment Ryan wiped the butter off the lens our camera this shot would be a winner and needed to be submitted. See it here. And check out some of the links to where it's been reblogged. The way images spread on the web is a wonder.

Also, check out the restaurant this meal was from. (Descendants of the Herbfarm, hello! - how could we not have gone?)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Good people, good food, good times

Lunch with mom at Sitka & Spruce

Fresh flowers at the Melrose Market

Vivace Coffee and Salted Caramel (where else than) Molly Moon

Pike Place dinner for dad's birthday at Seatown

Beachside picnic in Fidalgo Bay (read: waiting 3 hours for afternoon ferry)

Funny people and a crisp ferry ride

A surefire sign you're in the PNW

Views from Orcas Island

Lots of laughter

I love Orcas people (a 5 minute solstice parade!)

Take a look at this composition :)

Breakfast at Allium on Orcas

Views from the wedding ceremony

There's an app for this

Wedding treats

We had such a great weekend in Seattle and Orcas Island, I only wish it could have lasted about 18 more days...

The weather was typical: cool, partly cloudy with sunny patches, misty, breezy, fresh and clean. Although it's summer and I know Seattleites are desperate for sun and warmer temperatures, the break from the heat in B-more was soothing, refreshing and just what I needed.

I felt so lucky to have been able to see my parents and some great friends, to not waste a moment/potential meal by enjoying some of my very favorite Seattle restaurants, and to be part of C & V's special day on Orcas Island (what an awesome wedding it was!). We had so much fun laughing with friends and being reminded of the incredible beauty and life that exists in the Northwest. I can't help but miss living there, but am also so thankful for the adventure and change that living across the country has brought. As it's said, part of me never really knew what I was missing until I left. 

For now, it's back to work and back to life at home in Baltimore. Guess I'll just have to bring everyone from Seattle to me! Who's game? 

That was fun.

That was fun. Photos, restaurant highlights and favorite moments soon to come. xo 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Buh bye

I'm on vacation for the rest of the week, so take good care now and I'll be seing you real soon. xo

p.s. yeah that's right, that'll be me and Ryan headed up Mt. Constitution on Orcas this Saturday. Just wait.

Spaghetti al limone

Spaghetti al limone (with whole wheat pasta and tons of shredded fresh arugala). Toss it all together, serve with a glass of pinot noir, enjoy.

Easy, fast, bright and tasty: perfect for a summer night.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


In case you didn't know, Baltimore is the greatest city in America. Or so the benches say. And this bag, which I couldn't resist buying.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer, so far

Walks around our new neighborhood 

Happy hour, spent swinging

Salads with farmers market veggies

Poolside meals and margaritas

Nightly swims

Celebrating 3 day weekends

Adventures in West Virginia 

Campfire meals and cold beer

Beautiful roadside stops 

So far, so good, I'd say. How's this summer for you?


I just spent the weekend with my lovely friend Meg who is 6 months pregnant. She braved a cross-country flight and the 90+ degree heat of B-more to come visit, so needless to say I am thankful and honored for her visit- the last time I'll see her before she's a mom, whoa. We celebrated the first day of her 3rd trimester by eating copious amounts of ice cream right out of the container.

Isn't this robot alphabet chart that she found great? Love you MNG!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Something simple

Loving these raw cut silver posts.