I’m kicking off two weeks of vacation-centric posts right now. Last week I spent 8 days in the Pacific Northwest traveling through Tacoma, Seattle, and Portland. It was so refreshing to unplug from real life and take a few days off of work to eat some seriously great food, read a book, watch oodles of Netflix, and enjoy the amazing weather. I stayed with one of my oldest friends at her sweet studio in Tacoma so that’s where I’ll kick off my narrative. Tacoma is a city with a smalltown feel. The streets are full of great restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and some really beautiful buildings. I could easily see myself living there someday. The fresh flowers were incredible!!! Check back tomorrow for the guide to Tacoma food!!
In my kitchen recently there has been lots of chopping, slow roasting, and fresh herbs. You really can’t beat fresh herbs. Especially oregano. If you’ve never cooked with oregano that didn’t come from a jar you’re missing out. It’s amazing!
I’m soaking up every minute of these cooler Arizona days. I know it’s only a matter of time before I’m sweaty everywhere I go and questioning why I moved back here in the first place. Over the weekend it poured so I spent some quality time in my kitchen with myself eating new foods (olive oil ice cream? sure! lasagna? yes!). How do you take advantage of slow, winter weekend days?
In Healdsburg my mom snapped some photos of me in front of a gorgeous tree. I couldn’t help but giggle when I looked at them later because they seem like they’re my senior portraits.
Since you can see my whole outfit here’s where it came from….
glasses: La Font
shoes: Nordstrom Rack
And as a bonus, here’s a picture of my mom and I together from earlier that day. I’d say we look pretty similar!
Thanks for your good genes ma!!