Tucson, Arizona is a beautiful city located an hour north of border the state shares with Sonora, Mexico, situated in a valley surrounded by breathtaking mountains on all sides. We spent a week there during monsoon season this year to celebrate my sister’s graduation from nursing school, and we spent our time exploring the beautiful…
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You may have noticed how much I love basket purses. I’ve started quite the collection, with 14 and counting, my closet is beginning to look like a basket weaver’s workshop! Under $100 and one of a kind, these unique purses are the perfect way to bring new life to your wardrobe, and they go with everything!
I’ve studied Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Latin in school, and several other languages independently, and used these languages to travel the world. Being able to speak to another person in their language, even if you don’t do it perfectly, is one of the greatest feelings in the world, because it opens up a world of possibilities to you. Quite literally, you can more easily travel and explore the world! Here’s how to quickly learn another language, including tips on how to select study aids, studying strategies, and reasons why learning another language is one of the best possible investments you can make in your own life.
Goldfinch Tavern, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, serves up some of the most inventive, refreshing, and nourishing meals in all of Washington. Dine inside their modern tavern, with its warm, inviting, caramel and gunmetal grey color scheme, or dine roof side next to the hotel’s infinity pool, with incredible views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and the surrounding islands.
Sawyer Restaurant in Seattle was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. This unassuming restuarant inside of a former sawmill serves some of the very best seafood and vegetables we’ve ever had. A James Beard Semi-Finalist, this New American restaurant offers a seasonal menu that changes based on what’s available in the Pacific Northwest, while always maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere, impeccable plating and presentations, by only ever using the highest-quality ingredients.
Chihuly Garden & Glass is a museum unlike any other. Next to the Space Needle, the incredible work of Dale Chihuly, like floating glass bubbles, phantoms, and tendrils, create numerous, enchanting atmospheres, transporting viewers deep into the forest, under turbulent waters, at the edge of a glass-like lake, and amongst towering flowers. Explore this incredible museum, garden, café and glasshouse by reading more here, and visiting for yourself.
I’m often asked how I grew my hair so long, how to grow long hair, and what advice I have for those trying to grow out their hair. While genetics certainly plays a role in the ability to grow long hair, there is a lot we can control and influence, like our diets, habits, and the products we use on our hair. Read on to see what works for me, and what you can do to grow longer, stronger hair.
The Presidential Suite at Lotte Hotel Seattle is one of the most impressive hotel suites in the Western United States. Views of Puget Sound, an in-room piano, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, king suite bedroom, marble bathroom with a marble soaking tub, a rainfall shower, two entrances and so many more delightful amenities make this hotel suite one of the most extravagant in all of Washington.
Sustainability, and supporting local growers is something we’ve been trying to do more often. The concept of honoring the Earth, one another, and becoming more attuned to the unique flavors, textures, colors, and fragrances of each local season through food is precisely what Aerlume (pronounced like heirloom) is all about. Located between Bell Harbor Marina and the famous Pike Place Market, overlooking beautiful Puget Sound, Aerulume had some of the most flavorful, inspired food we’ve ever encountered in the Pacific Northwest.
The lush, verdant Seattle Japanese Garden was the perfect place to spend a morning strolling along stone paths, alongside a koi pond, amongst Japanese maples, surrounded by moss and Japanese stone lanterns. Explore the incredible features of this delightful 3.5 acre garden which just celebrated its 60th anniversary, and understand why people travel from around the world to visit this oasis of tranquility.
Using the luxurious Biologique Recherche skincare line from France and finely-honed skincare manipulation and treatment techniques, Master Esthetician Patty Huang deeply hydrated, soothed, and balanced my skin, giving me a more luminous, clearer, and even complexion than I’d ever thought was possible. Le Spa de l’hôtel Lotte inside Lotte Hotel Seattle is where this incredibly talented skincare master practices her craft, and I’m giving you low down on how to book an appointment with her to transform your skin, confidence, and complexion.