One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend!Seattle Great Wheel

What a whirlwind week! I had work meetings in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, so I spent plenty of time in airports and offices–but also took advantage of the absolutely perfect weather in all three places with lots of walking and al fresco meals. The toughest part of the week was that David moved into our apartment on Monday, so I’ve just been dying to get down to San Diego and start getting settled! That said, I fell in love with Seattle on my first visit and remembered everything that I love about Portland and San Francisco–so I’m super excited to get to travel to all of those cities more regularly. If you have any recommendations for places I can’t miss on my next trips, would love to see them in the comments below.

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Why it’s worth visiting Brooklyn

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Notes on loving, and leaving, New York

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10 things you can’t miss in NYC

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Of the moment // 7.7.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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