Saturday, June 30, 2012

7th & Pine

Cleaning up the old Macbook and came across a few shots I hadn't posted yet.  Somehow missed this photo back in March.  

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Friday, June 29, 2012

From Japan to Seattle

4th & Pine

These two were nice enough to let me take their photo despite the language barrier and perhaps not knowing exactly what I would be using the photos for.  

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

J.P. Painter

Broadway & Harrison

J.P. was visiting from Arcadia when I found her coming out of Crossroads Trading Co.  She is a graphic designer down in California. Check out her work here.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chris & Scott

11th & Pike

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012


15th & John

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Monday, June 25, 2012


Ballard Ave

Vai is a stylist at Vain Hair Salon in Ballard.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Darliene Parker

Jazz singer Darliene Parker at La Spiga.  Such a beautiful voice!  You can buy her self titled album on Amazon.  I love her cover of Prince's I Would Die 4 U.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012


12th & Union 

Lovely simplicity
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Friday, June 22, 2012


Outside PCC in Fremont

Sarah is a stylist down the street at Nola.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diana & Joshua

5th & Pine

Joshua has a really great Tumblr.  Mostly menswear inspiration and a mix of other fun photos.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


On the way over to her shift at Anchovies and Olives on 12th.  

These shoes are Clarks.  Samantha was telling me that these heels are really comfortable even if you are on your feet all day.  Since I walk everywhere for the most part I am always looking for comfortable shoe options.

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Matti & Margaret

I found this lovely family at 10th & Pike on a walk around Capitol Hill during their last day visiting from San Diego.  

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

John Bryan & Corals

University Way NE

John is in Seattle band Corals.  As quoted from their band page: 
 Someone said we sounded like The Dead Kennedys if they beat up The Beach Boys and made them play their songs. I don't know if we agree with that but it's alright for now.

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Monday, June 18, 2012


Broadway & Republican

I featured Nova over the weekend on my most recent Hill Style feature over at CHS.  I love her cats eye sunglasses.  And these Fluevogs!  She was on her way to the graduation of her dance students.  Dancers so often have such unique style.
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8th & Pine

I caught Eamon on his way downtown fresh off a haircut at Rudy's up the street.  You can find him working in the men's department at Barneys.  

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vancouver & Richmond

We spent Friday and Saturday on a whirlwind adventure up to Vancouver, BC.  I was lucky enough to be in the good hands of fellow blogger Stacy of Bijou Living and her husband Brad.  They were both born and raised in Vancouver so their suggestions on where to go throughout our time there did not disappoint.
 We stayed downtown at The Renaissance overlooking the water.  That little barge next to Don's head is a Chevron gas station for the sea planes that were coming in and out from Vancouver Harbor.

It rained pretty hard during our visit which was bad for taking photos outside but a great excuse to relax our hotel room, hang out at Stacy and Brad's beautiful apartment (with an amazing view) on the other side of the Harbor and enjoy lots of great food without feeling rushed to explore the city.

We had the best dim sum I have ever eaten at Fisherman's Terrace in Richmond.  In the entire restaurant we were the only non-chinese diners... always a good sign.
 Chai fish and peanut congee
 BBQ pork pastry.  Do any chinese restaurants in Seattle have this?  We've never seen them and it was the best thing that we ordered.
 Shrimp Dumplings
Shrimp, spinach, scallion and water chestnut dumplings
 Fried shrimp dumplings and "salad".  The salad was a sweet garlic dipping mayo. 
 Steamed BBQ bun

I forgot to take photos until after the food was gone everywhere else we went.  If you head up to Vancouver though I highly recommend Alpha Global Sushi in Yaletown.  That was our last meal before heading out of town yesterday and it was wonderful.  Fresh fresh fish and really unique rolls.

There were a lot of sweets consumed over the weekend but the most note worthy were the collection of pastries we picked up at The Notte's Bon Ton Bakery on W Broadway in Kitsilano.  It reminded me a lot of our favorite Boston bakery,  Mike's in Little Italy.  We brought this box home and have been eating it all day today.  Amazing. 

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10th & Pine

I found Anne on her way to meet a friend at Totokaelo.  She works in the creative department at Filson managing photo shoots for the catalog and website.  We talked about the evolution of the company amongst the increase in heritage brand popularity. It must have been so neat for those working there over the years to watch Flison go from supplying loggers and sportsmen into a high end brand name worn by a very broad spectrum of both trend setters and rugged outdoorsmen.  How special to create products with such reach and wearability.  

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Mark & Taylor

11th & Pine

Mark & Taylor were on an impromptu trip here from Canada when I found them hanging out in front of 35th North skate shop.  

I'm heading up to Vancouver, BC for the weekend today.  Excited to have a few days up there... Good food will be the main mission.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012


Broadway & Thomas

On the way home from work at Crossroads Trading Co.  

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Recreating Rum Cake Memories

The other day, out of nowhere, I had this vivid memory of eating a rum cake with my brother that my neighbor brought over during the holidays.  I could remember the taste like it was yesterday and the image of being up past everyone in the house sitting on the counter with Wray Wray eating straight from the cake together was suddenly as vivid as if it had just happened.  I had to have this cake again.  So I wrote Gini (who still lives next door to my parents) and I asked her for the recipe.  Don made it the next day and it was wonderful.  Funny how such strong memories can just pop up out of no where like that. I think that sharing great food with someone you love creates a really strong memory because of the addition of an extra sense.  Taste! 

Here is Gini's rum cake recipe, simple and delicious.  No one can deny the magic of yellow box cake...  Enjoy.

1 box yellow cake mix (or use a white cake or yellow cake scratch recipe, but substitute rum for 1/2 c of the water or milk!)
3 eggs (I use 4 at altitude)
1/2 c water
1/2 c dark rum
1/2 c oil
1 c pecans chopped

grease and flour bundt pan
place nuts in bottom
mix up batter till very smooth then pour over nuts
bake at 350 approx *40 minutes (*We undercooked because we like pretty much everything a little undercooked when it comes to baked goods)

while cake is cooking, melt 1 stick butter
add 1 c. sugar
add 1/4 c. water

Bring to gentle boil for 3 min. Remove from heat.
Add 1/2 c. dark rum

When you take the cake out, immediately remove it from the bundt pan, and gently poke holes in it. Slowly baste/pour the glaze over the cake covering the sides and filling the little holes. 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

This is Easton's second appearance on this blog.  Here he is with his mom Angela and dad Sam at the market last year.

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Nagle Pl & Pine

Kyrnan works for Nordstom Direct downtown.  I caught him on his way home. Wouldn't it be fun to sit in the lobby at the Nordstrom corporate offices and watch everyone come and go for a few hours... That would be a great fashion show. 
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