• Travel

    Vancouver, B.C. My Favorite Weekend Getaway

    Living in the Pacific Northwest is pretty dang convenient for short trips and travel. Portland, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, even the Wine country of central Washington. But my favorite place to go for a short trip is Vancouver, B.C. This city quite literally has it all. Nature, fantastic scenery, world-class dining, and shopping. Its my kind of place. Last weekend me, my husband, and Otis (our dog) went to Vancouver. Here’s what we got up to. Day 1 Granville Island Market Otis, just loving all the attention (and food!) at the market Step aside Pike’s Place, there’s a new kid in town, and that kid’s name is Granville Island Market.…

  • Travel

    Travel Planning: Getting Started

    If you’re like me, few things are more exciting that the prospect of travel. Big trips overseas, domestic travel, even the weekend getaway; I love them all. And while all trips require a certain amount of planning, big trips to places you’ve never been before demand the most. At the moment I’m planning a trip to Germany this summer, which is a bit stressful. I’ve never been to Germany and questions like “How much German will I need to know,” “Should we rent a car, or stick with the trains,” and “Why are German toilets so weird?” Are barreling through my mind. The way I combat this travel anxiety? Like…

  • Fashion

    Spring Fashion: What’s New on My Rack

    Over the last few months I’ve been on the hunt for some spring pieces. I always feel so inspired by spring fashion. All the floral prints, bright colors, and lighter fabrics get my ootd gears working. I’m usually more of a fall person in terms of adding new pieces to my wardrobe. Spring and summer where I live is shorter than most places, so I get more use out of warmer clothing. So this year I really needed some spring options. Bias skirt If it seems like everybody and their dog has been wearing bias skirts for the last year, its because they have! And I’m here for it, big…