Friday, April 18, 2014

spring vacation part 3: san francisco














Jeff, Kate and I spent a day in San Francisco together. 
It was so fun visiting the city with my husband and my sister!
Basically we walked a lot and ate a lot. 
My new favorite place to visit is the Palace of Fine Arts, so beautiful!
The New Orleans Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle was everything I was hoping for. 
Portland needs a Blue Bottle, am I right?
And that Pizzeria Delfina, yes. 
It was great to catch up with a few girlfriends over this gorgeous and equally delicious pizza.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

spring vacation part 2: sprinkles






On our visit to Stanford we stopped at Sprinkles in Palo Alto and it was amazing. 
Carrot cake cupcake!! More please. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

spring vacation part 1










My apologies. The last time I left off was when Jeff and I were headed to Northern California for a week! Well. We are back and it was so amazing. Sunny weather, seeing family, tons of good food and coffee. These are photos from visiting my sister at Santa Clara University and the bottom photos are when we visited Stanford University. We made a shopping stop at Santana Row where we stopped in at Madewell and the Tesla store {for Jeff!}. Many more photos to come!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

whole foods wine tasting




The weather is still a little temperamental but I can tell it's starting to get nicer and that means it's almost time for outside dining! We have a small deck that we never use during the winter but I'm so excited for nicer weather so we can enjoy all hours of the day out there. I'm really excited to be able to come home after work and enjoy a glass of wine outside. I haven't always been a big fan of wine but within the last six months, I've really started to enjoy it. I am still learning what I like, but I've started drinking red wine because sometimes I get a headache from my old faves {champagne, sparkling wine etc}. I picked up this bottle from Whole Foods and I'm excited to try it! Anyone else have a favorite wine from Whole Foods? I love their large selection, makes it fun to choose! 


Tonight {Thursday, March 27th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm} all of Whole Foods Market Portland area stores will host a Twitter Tasting to feature 7 different wines and recommended pairings from their Wine Specialists. As we move out of Winter and into Spring, this is the perfect time to find some new favorites for any upcoming dinner parties, celebrations, summer events, and more. 
Since I'm still a wine novice, I wish I could be there! 
I'll will be joining from afar, with wine in hand. 



Disclaimer: I received a complimentary gift card from Whole Foods to use how I wish. 
I did not receive additional compensation for this blog post. 
The choice to blog was my own and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you. 



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

vacation time!


Time to pop some champagne {and/or confetti} and take a vacation!
Jeff and I are headed south to visit my siblings and visit San Francisco for spring break.
Jeff's never been to SF and I've been so many times I lost count. 
And about 4 or 5 times since we started dating. He's ready, to say the least. 

We have some pretty great tour guides but let me know if you have suggestions of places to eat/visit/see/sit/drink/etc.

ps. thanks to Justine for the cute passport cover and confetti!



Monday, March 24, 2014

black and white {and gray}




Forever 21 white blazer, Leith t-shirt from Nordstrom Savvy, Target coated denim pants, Ecote booties from Urban Outfitters, American Apparel clutch, Jules Smith necklace c/o Favery 

I love this building in downtown Salem, sometimes I forget how charming downtown Salem can be. 
It feels good to notice and appreciate the little things {or in this case, a giant building}
Happy Monday! 


Friday, March 21, 2014

our wedding in ditt bryllup


Happy Friday!
Fun news to report today // 
Our wedding was featured in a Norwegian bridal magazine
I obviously can't read a word of it but it is so cool to see some of our photos in print!

I know family and maybe even some friends will be asking about getting a copy and I'm not sure how that will work but this is the age of the internet and google translate so I have faith. 
I'm sure there is a way to order a copy or find one in a specialty magazine shop, isn't there one of those in Portland? Sounds like something Portland would have. 

I do have one copy thanks to Erich and Amy McVey!