Travel // Exploration Guide to Seattle

I am so excited to share pictures and an in-depth review of Seattle Washington.  Reuben and I went to Seattle for a conference he was presenting at in March.  It was so excited he invited me to come as I have never been before.  I was nervous about the rain and cold weather but that didn't stop us from exploring and enjoying the sights.  

Our first stop was Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.  Its beautiful and full of so much life and color.  I fell in love the second I walked down the cobble stone hill.  You walk up to fish being thorn about and hundreds and hundreds of fresh flowers for $5 or $10 bucks for a full bouquet.  

Locals come and shop for fresh produce and fish, while tourist love to try the bakery and local beer on the water.  Its a place you can get it all.  As you can see from the photos we looked at it all as well.  In my next guide I will tell you all about the food.  Don't worry. 

Then we visited the Columbia Tower- Sky View Observatory.  Everyone told us it was a much better view and man were they right.  Plus there was so much to read about in there.  It was raining a bit while we were up on the top floor so it was nice to rest and keep warm. 

The last day to explore we decided to get tickets to see the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.  What a good decision.  It might have been my favorite thing.  It was absolutely breath takingly beautiful.  He is a very talented man, who is still creating beautiful works of art now.  The weather was great and the sun was shining on the greenroom, as you can see from the pictures above.  Then as soon as we walked out the skis opened and they poured on us.   But I guess thats Seattle weather for you.

Fun Tourist Exploration Activities
Columbia Tower - Sky View Observatory
 better view of the city

When buying tickets online always purchase the student ticket.  Its less money and they never check but if they do just say you forgot it in your other wallet.  You can be a student at any age.  

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Current // Mason Jar Salad

To celebrate National Health Food Month my good friends Peaches to Pearls and H M Willow hosted a beautiful mason jar salad making party.  Sunday is the perfect day to get prepped for you weed day emails, especially lunch when its so easy to just buy.  Prepping on sunday gives you the ease of grabbing and going to work and eating healthy every day. 

First get mason jars, small for a side salad, large for an entrĂ©e salad.  You can always add grilled chicken to either size for even more protein.  
Second get lettuces, kale, spinach, or mixed greens are best. 
Third get toppings lots of toppings, carrots, herbs, edemame, black beans, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and anything else you like to add to a salad.
Fourth make a rice or quinoa for your base.
Fifth make a or buy a salad dressing that compliments the toppings you pick.  
Sixth build your mason jar salad in this order :
 quinoa or rice base
close up lid 
make 5 one for each day of the week

I really just want to thank these girls for including me and introducing me to some amazing bloggers in the Atlanta area.   They have been so kind to me and I look forward to learning more from each of them and enjoying lots of fun times. 

PS how cute is HM Willows apartment? Very!

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Outfit Post // Spring into . . .

Jacket Julie Brown NYC similar c/o // Top Loft // Jeans Kut from the Kloth under $100 c/o // Shoes Nordstrom under $100 // Necklace Julie Vos c/o // Bracelet Kate Spade // Sunglasses Tory Burch

Strips!! I am a stripe junkie and this light weight swing jacket just fed the obsession even more.  During these transition months before its nice enough to wear sleeveless these light weigh pieces make going out from day to night a breeze, pun intended.  

Also if you are in search of the perfect pair of white jeans I have the answer for you!  Kut from the Kloth white jeans are think and make anyone look figure flattering all white denim season long.  You have to rock white denim with confidence and feel good in them.  But I promise you will feel Great in the jeans plus they are under $100. 

Sending all my LOVE in stripes

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