So, this is just a small personal post about something wonderful that happened to me yesterday. I was taking a lovely afternoon walk with a very dear person, and as fate had it, it happened to be the soft launch of Starbucks’ seasonal drinks. Yes, that’s right, that meant the Gingerbread Latte was finally available for the first time this year. It’s my very favorite drink during November and December and so you can imagine my excitement. This polaroid was taken right after I picked up my drink at the coffee bar, and so I will just let the expression on my face describe the pure happiness I felt. Silly, goofy, even nerdy, I know, but man, it was pretty priceless. Jeez, I am such a Seattlite at heart. Happy November!
Last week, I wrote that I was off to spend a couple days in Nantucket on a editor’s press trip. Well, it was absolutely amazing and I am so excited to share with you all the fun things we did! Each day was full of fun and interesting activities. We learned about and tested out great products and everyone was super fun and friendly. My friend Kelli and I arrived Monday in the early evening, welcomed by a yummy taste testing session for Starbuck’s icecream floats. YUM! Then it was time for a delicious dinner and free time in the hot tub.
Tuesday we took a brisk shoreline walk with New Balance, learned all about Aravon’s new products, competed in a grape crushing contest and toured the Cisco Brewery! I was then taken back to the house to experience a Dr. Hauschka’s facial and spa treatment, which was beyond amazing, and before I knew it it was time for our sunset sail with Discover Boating and Sperry. We finished off the night with a tasty lobster dinner at the The Nantucket Lobster Trap and then headed back to the house to sip on some Chateau Ste. Michelle wine while relaxing in the hot tub.
Wednesday, we got up bright and early and took some sweet rollerblades out for a spin, then we test drove some of Ford Taurus’ newest cars, before heading into town for lunch. I stopped off and purchased myself a cute pair of Vineyard Vines flip flops and before we knew it, it was time to hop on the ferry back to Hyannis and start our trek back to the city. Whew! All in all, it was a great few days! And here’s a huge thank you to the peeps from Cercone Brown—Noelle, Tess, Jason—for being the best hosts ever! SPxx
Hello from sunny California! As many of you know I am on vacation until Wednesday, but wanted to share my fun trip with you all, so I will be posting daily photos of summery outfits, my family, and pretty scenery for the next few days or so.
I must say that this vacation has come at the most opportune time, since right now is quite a transitional period for me regarding work and my career path. But the changes are positive and I am looking forward to the future. With that said, I have been doing a lot of thinking about things I want to do but haven’t done. And so, on this trip, I decided to start small and tackle one of the smaller goals. One of them being becoming gutsy enough to approach strangers on the street or subway who are dressed well and ask to take photographs of their outfits. My problem with this is that sometimes I become shy in these situations. So, I decided that the only way to make this happen would be by leaping head first and just doing it.
Today I took the plunge. I was standing in line at Starbucks in Coronado Island and saw this adorable girl dressed in a lightweight, white summery dress with a cute fitted, navy blazer and a gold, vintage looking belt. I thought to myself, “how many times have I chickened out of taking some girl or guy’s photograph when they are wearing something drop dead gorgeous?” It was now or never. So, I walked up, handed her my card and asked if I could take her picture. Lucky for me she was very sweet and was extremely obliging. Voila! I did it!
I am now determined to force myself to do this each time I see a fantastic outfit, so stay tuned for more “About Town” photographs. In the meantime, here is the lovely girl from earlier. It was shot quickly, but I hope you can see and appreciate what I saw.