I haven't posted all summer mostly because I have been making it a point to really be "present" when I am around family and friends. This summer I have been really fortunate to spend time with those I love and it feels good to put the phone down and focus on what's important. Of course...that's not to say I didn't snap some shots. I can't help it. The part of me that loves art, style, serenity, and even a little chaos was sure to capture some of my favorite moments. Hope you enjoy these shots and I will be sure to post more frequently. Fall is my favorite shopping season after all....;)
Gasworks Park. One of my favorite spots in Seattle to sit and appreciate the beautiful city of Seattle.
Starfish at the Seattle Aquarium on a trip with my nephew. I was so taken with the different colors. Such beautiful creatures!
Reading by the Fremont Canal with my Sophia. My legs make a good tepee out of the sun. Glad to help. Look at all those little ducks we saw! I still can't believe she had so many...maybe ducky daycare??
Just one of my mother's amazing summer dinners when I go to visit them on Bainbridge Island.
As hard as it is to spend pretty Seattle summer days inside, sculptor John Grade asked for volunteers this summer to help build his newest vision. I couldn't resist. Getting to participate in this project and just be present next to this incredible artist has been an experience I am very grateful for. You can see more of his work at http://www.johngrade.com/.
My parent's sweet Olive actually really loves summer weather. Her face just has a hard time conveying that. Isn't she the cutest?!!
Hiking through the woods on my way to Green Lake- another one of my favorite Seattle spots.
I used these "Flash Tattoos" in a project I was styling for and I grew addicted to them myself. I love using them on my wrist layered with my own jewelry. I like when it's hard to tell what's a tattoo and what's a bracelet. I also have zero tattoos which is surprising because I am always thinking of ideas. These guys help keep the urge a bit satisfied.
Two of my favorite dresses this summer. I am realizing I am a sucker for a unique and interesting back on a dress. Luckily, even with all the constant wear and tare, they are both still in excellent condition. I'll look forward to busting them back out next season.
This summer was full of lots of incredible moments and good company. Here are few of my favorite people in some of my favorite places to visit this summer: Lake Union, Madison Park Beach, and the Frye Art Museum.
My mother has been making these incredible floor cushions and I am in awe of her talents. Each one is uniquely beautiful and made with lots of love! I just love them.
This is what I did on Labor Day. Kissed my summer goodbye with a little writing and the newest FALL issue of KINFOLK magazine at my favorite Seattle lunch spot- LOCAL 360 (you MUST try the beet salad- so good!). This summer was one I will never forget. I feel like I learned a lot about myself, saw a lot of beautiful things and let go of a lot of unnecessary stress. I hope to bring the same mindset into this season- being "present" in all that I do. Thank you for stopping by and if you have any summer thoughts or happenings you would like to share, please share!