Wedding Videos


Snow day number 3 = chillaxing with boyfriend + dog + food + drinks + fireplace. Doesn’t that sound delightful?

A few months ago a friend shared her wedding video on facebook. I’m sure you’re thinking blah, blah, blah… wedding videos are SO boring unless you are the betrothed or are super bored looking for something or really anything to watch. Then you must have not seen the latest rendition of videos. A genius compilation of cinematography and music bursting with personality and affection. I am not married and don’t plan to be married anytime soon but for some reason, cannot stop watching these weddings! It is strangely addicting and I’m sure once you watch this one, you’ll agree. nick+maria • england wedding

Pad See Ew

It is snow day #2. Well not in Seattle proper necessarily as all the snow melted away last night but apparently pockets of nearby areas are still getting plenty. Because there was no sign of white this morning, I boldly trekked 25 miles north into work today only to find snow flurries as I approached the office. I drove slowly and carefully up the steep winding driveway that looks innocent enough on a normal day but today, its evil conniving existence probably made itself even steeper just to spite me. By the time I reached my destination, the snow had accumulated enough to abracadabra away all the parking lines. This is when I started to panic. How do I park if I can’t see the lines? Do I make up my own parking lines? If I park in two spaces, will I jinx my parking karma forever and ever? There’s snow on the ground. WTF am I doing HERE?!?!?!?!

So I made an appearance in the office and turned right around to go home. Do you expect any less of me?

When I got home, I had a hankering for Pad See Ew. One of my favorite cuisines is Thai food and getting a chance to go to Thailand just last month made me obsess over the spicy, vegetably, noodly, ricey goodness even more. Upon my return home I promptly looked up easy recipes to make. Surprisingly, Pad See Ew is made of simple ingredients and super simple to make! This time I made it with ground pork but this can easily be vegetarian with tofu or even gluten free with the appropriate soy sauce. Try it. It’s delicious! Recipe here.

Bon appetit!

Pad See Ew with Ground Pork

Snow Day



Snow days are rare in Seattle seeing as we are at sea level and protected by Puget Sound. I grew up in Southern California so any amount of snow translates to official snow days for me! In my mind, if there is white, I won’t fight!

Thus, my self-imposed snow day. Sure I can try my hand at driving in snow and ice but figured I will spare the public from my (non-existent) snow driving (lack of) skills.

Which brings us here. Me. Stuck at home. Bored. Cold. And working from home. And what better time to write my first blog post about… nothing? Just kidding! Well… sort of.

I envision this blog as a vehicle to share my hopes and dreams. Kidding again! But really, I will use this to share my interests, obsessions and most of all my inspirations. I love travel, food and style. So this will be a lifestyle journal to share how I make it all happen (or try to make it all happen).

Since pictures make everything more interesting, this first post will feature a very important man in my life… Koji. Don’t buy into his sweet face. He’s really a little shit.

Koji, a shiba inu, at 12 weeks old