Thursday, September 30, 2010

Weekly CHS Hill Style- Molly


This weeks Hill Style feature is a familiar face for It's My Darlin'. I photographed Molly a while back with her friends enjoying a summer day at Cal Anderson park.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daniel


Daniel- 5th & Pine downtown Seattle

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Anniversary

Don and my 2nd anniversary just passed. This year we opted to stay in and the chef experimented with some southern vegan fare for us to eat on the porch.

Salad greens with edible flowers from the Georgetown farmers market with a lemon dill vinaigrette.

Homemade BBQ portebello mushrooms (a two day long cooking process) on a brioche bun with sea salt and truffle oil fries and coleslaw.

Roasted pineapple topped with hazelnut chocolate, sweet marscapone and homemade whipped topping (this portion was most definitely not vegan but most definitely delicious!).

It was a perfect night. Happy Anniversary Don!

Ps. Remember that oatmeal brulee I was flipping out over from Gravy in Portland? Don surprised me with his own version when I got home from my run the next morning. Now my new favorite breakfast!
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Robert


Robert- At 5th & Pine in Downtown Seattle

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weekly CHS Hill Style- Sharon & Caryl


Well, I have a feeling this is going to be one of the few last shots that show any resemblance to Seattle summer for the year... Buh Bye warm weather. Check out this weeks Hill Style photos here.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kristin



Kristin- Between 12th & 13th on Pine.

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Elise



I took Elise's photo last year when she was wearing that great short hooded Hudson Bay coat. Her she is a little while back right before fall hit soaking in the last of the sunny weather.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Morgan



Morgan- Broadway and John

I still have a few photos from right before this fall weather showed up. Enjoy, you won't see these summery styles for a loooong time. Sad and exciting at the same time. I am really looking forward to fall layers and finding a great new coat.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scott & Zach


These two sure did put a smile on my face while I was shopping in the home department of the Broadway Market QFC. Scott (left) is a local painter and mixed media artist. You can see his work at www.scottcarrillo.com. Check out this dress...
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Bisous Ciao Macarons


While in NYC last week I was lucky enough to visit the newly opened Bisous Ciao Macarons in the Lower East Side.
Bisous Ciao is the brainchild of Tanya Ngangan (above right), my good friend's soon to be sister in law (sorry, confusing). Tanya is a girl after my heart. Get this... while studying fashion design in Paris she discovered that the one thing she loves more than clothing is pastries (I think we can all relate). So, off she went to French culinary school where she became an expert in the art of creating fine French pastries. Once done with school Tanya began selling French Macarons by mail and conjuring up plans to one day open a New York macaron shop. Which brings us to Bisous Ciao. Tanya and her lovely French boyfriend Alexandre (above center) have been putting their heart and soul into creating this truly devine shop and the work has paid off. Opening day was a little over two weeks ago, from the numerous reviews I have read, New Yorkers are going crazy over the opportunity to get their hands on authentic French macarons. I love Tanya's story and I am so glad I got a chance to go to Bisous Ciao while I was in New York.

When I opened the door and entered this gorgeous shop I felt like I was walking into a designer shoe store or fine jewelry showroom.
Simple and elegant decor brought my eyes straight ahead to a sleek glass case holding row upon perfect row of carefully placed macarons in both traditional and unexpected varieties. Salted caramel, Rose, Hazelnut, Blackberry... I knew immediately that I would need to get a dozen in order to try all of the flavors that were catching my attention.

As I chose each flavor Tanya delicately picked them up and placed them in a box worthy of a pair designer shoes and then placed my box in a bag tied at the top with a pink ribbon. The whole process felt so special and made me all the more excited about my purchase.
We chose a couple of these lovelies to eat in the shop for instant gratification. I picked hazelnet and Don went with the much talked about vanilla. The second I bit into mine I knew I had found my new favorite dessert in the city. Texture is key when it comes to macarons and Tanya and Alexandre have found the ultimate formula. Just beneath the pop of the outer shell my teeth sunk into a soft layer of sweetness and chocolate hazelnut filling. Don found his to taste like just a perfect bowl of vanilla ice cream.
If you go to the Bisous Ciao website you can see that Tanya is still very inspired by fashion. Her seasonal flavors are featured under catagories such as "The Classic Collection", "F/W 2010" and "Fleur 2010". It is just like heading over to the Chloe website to check out the newest season's collection. So clever...

So readers New York readers, get over there! These treatsies are so good. And for the rest of you, now you have another not to be missed spot to hit up on your next trip to NYC.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Weekly CHS Hill Style- Jessica


This gorgeous girl is the picture I am featuring on CHS this week. Check out more photos here.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Josh



Simple and clean. I passed Josh across from Westlake Center on 4th & Pine.

From the quirky to the straight forward. I sure to do love mens clothing. You've heard me go on about menswear on women, the unknowingly well dressed fellows that I stop as well as men who get dressed up for the everyday. I love it all.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Allie




Allie's entire outfit was so eclectic and sweet when I saw her at the Seattle Center. Great vintage finds! I believe this is an outfit filled with a lot of very loved items.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kirby


Kirby- Thomas & Broadway on Capitol Hill.

I've come across Kirby looking casually snazzy before. He runs local fashion blog Tea Party

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Alegra


Alegra- Across from Oddfellows on 10th & Pine.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Weekly Hill Style- Wilson & Cleopatra


These two were so much fun to photograph. Every time I shot a photo I noticed an accessory or detail I needed a close up of. Check out the full feature and photos over at CHS.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Claire

Claire- 11th & Pine on Capitol Hill
My eyes are still on high alert for unique glasses as I still haven't found the pair for me. I really like these. I know for a fact that I wouldn't be able to pull them off but they look fantastic on Claire.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Aaron & Melissa



Aaron & Melissa- Broadway & Olive on Capitol Hill
Aaron is a visual artist and Melissa is a musician.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Fran




Fran- 2nd & Pine in downtown Seattle

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jessica & Danise


Jessica & Danise- Seattle Center Mural

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weekly CHS Hill Style- Sarah


This weeks Hill Style photo of Sarah is a first glimpse at Seattle bundling up for fall weather. I'm excited for fall layers... hats, coats, wool tights...

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Ben


I couldn't get over Ben's jeans when I saw him on 10th in front of Elliot Bay Book Co. . They are perfect! He has trouble finding jeans that fit him well due to his height so a friend custom made this pair for him... What a friend! The color and fade of the denim is just right. I have been wearing a lot of denim in the past few weeks and for the last year have been on the hunt for a pair of jeans in a wash that I have decided on and have pictured in my head but just can't seem to find at any stores. A couple weeks ago I was at a Jazz/Blues festival in Yakima and a middle aged man working as a vendor in the beer garden was wearing an old worn out pair of Levis that I loved. They were so perfectly worn and faded. I liked them so much that by part way through the day I was asking my husband, "How weird would it be if I offered him $100 to mail me his old beat up jeans?" Luckily he talked me out of it because that was a slightly irrational idea. I like to think that someday I'll be at a thrift store or flea market and come across the ultimate pair.

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