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Heart Swells

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I always feel keenly grateful for the friendships in my life, but this week especially so. I spent so much time with girlfriends who really inspire and fill me; and mid-week, I looked at the stack of valentines that I prepared to mail, and felt lucky to have so many to send to so many [...]

One New Thing: Seaplane Ride Over Seattle

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Sunday morning was quite possibly one of my favorite experiences to date  -- a seaplane ride over the city of Seattle. Early that morning, a few friends and I grabbed brisk-morning coffees and drove north of the city, where we boarded a little yellow seaplane and ventured out into the water. I have to say, [...]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend, and I recently tested a few cocktails that would be perfect for the day, with bright pinks, reds and sweet raspberries. If you and your valentine are in need of a few special drinks, try... Raspberry Fizz 1 oz. raspberry vodka Raspberry soda to taste Handful raspberries Lemon [...]

Race Balls-Out

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Have you read Girl Boss? It's on my list of must-reads, maybe on a day when I can curl up in front of a fire place with a big foamy latte, a la this. I recently came across a list of top quotes from the book, and particularly liked this one: Abandon anything about your [...]

Wake Up with Yoga at Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Saturday morning, I hustled to the Chihuly Glass Garden for Core Power Yoga's monthly Wake Up with Yoga class. The garden is one of the most iconic spots in the city, with bright glass sculptures stretching tall in the shape of flowers, trees and suns. The class was nestled right inside the Seattle Center, and I [...]

Heart Swells

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It's hard to believe it's Friday already, but after a busy workweek, I'm more than ready for the weekend. I plan to catch up with a few friends, do yoga under the Chihuly Garden (!) and cross a few things off of my winter list. The moments I'm thankful for this week: - A long [...]

New Seattle Bar: Pennyroyal in Belltown

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Last night, a few girlfriends and I shared happy hour at Pennyroyal, a new Seattle bar in the brand new Palladian Hotel in Belltown. We talked for hours over a few cocktails and appetizers, then toured a few guest rooms. It's such a unique and creatively designed hotel. We loved the stoic, seemingly hand-painted, gold-framed photos [...]

February Resolutions

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Yesterday I recapped the small changes I made in January. For February, I am going to continue to add a few more baby steps in each area of my life... Body: Drink lemon water every morning I wrote a little bit about this last month, but I'd really like it to become a habit. Lemon [...]

January Resolution Recap

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As I mentioned at the start of this year, instead of making resolutions for 2015, I came up with a vision of how I wanted my life to look at the end of the year, and each month I am adding on a few small steps that will get me closer. So how did January's [...]