Warby Parker Capitol Hill Seattle Store Grand Opening

Friday, October 13, 2017

Welcome Warby Parker to Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood! On Saturday, October 14 the doors of Warby Parker's third store here in Seattle will open, joining Warby Parker Writer’s Block in Fremont and the University Village location and you're invited to the Grand Opening (details below)!

At the new Capitol Hill location, you'll find wooden shelving and full-length mirrors, as well as custom artwork of some seriously colorful critters from the award-winning, Seattle-based studio Invisible Creature (I hear it makes an excellent selfie backdrop!).

To celebrate the new space, Warby Parker will be stocking the store with their Topper sunglasses in Jet Black Matte with Flash Mirrored Silver lenses. These rounded frames are inflected with a few dashing angles and exclusive to the Capitol Hill store. 

Other items available at the new store will include books sourced from some of Warby Parker's favorite independent publishers like McSweeney’s, New Directions, and n+1. You’ll also spot Warby Parker's own title published by Hachette Books, 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses. 

A few of my current favorite Warby Parker Frames:

The 6 Best Pieces of Advice We Received Before Our Wedding

Monday, October 2, 2017

The 6 Best Pieces of Advice We Received Before Our Wedding

The 6 Best Pieces of Advice We Received Before Our Wedding

From the moment you announced your engagement until right up to your big day, does it seem as if everyone has the best words of advice, pearls of wisdom and suggestions for your wedding? This definitely rang true for S and I. And while most of the advice we received was only in good nature and only with the best of intentions, it was definitely a bit overwhelming at times.

However, some of the advice we received was actually really good and I'm so glad we listened! Today I'm sharing the 6 Best Pieces of Advice We Received Before Our Wedding. Also these are the rest of our engagement photos I promised (wedding photos coming soon!).

Photography: Studio Underground

Mindfully Made, Sustainable Clothing with prAna

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you prAna for sponsoring this post.

Mindfully Made, Sustainable Clothing with prAna
prAna Rockaway Jacket c/o | prAna Ryley Crop c/o 

Something you might not know about me is that I spent my early 20's leading outdoor adventure trips in California, the Pacific Northwest and along the East Coast. During my summer's in college and shortly thereafter I lead kayaking, sailing, hiking, canoeing, biking and backpacking trips for teens and I absolutely loved it!

Spending time in nature and up to a month on a trip at a time with limited access to laundry, I came to understand the importance of well made clothing that would withstand all the outdoor adventures and travel. I sought out clothing that had little impact on our planet to protect the natural world I was playing in. And clothing that would not only be perfect for playing hard, but would also look good on the street and in the yoga studio on my off duty days.  During this time I discovered prAna.

While I no longer take groups of teens sailing or hiking for weeks at a time, I still depend on prAna for both playing (not quite as hard as I used to) outdoors and for my off-duty time on the street, at the yoga studio and at home. The prAna Rockaway Jacket and Ryley Crop were perfect for my recent outing for coffee and groceries in Burien after a stop at the park for a short walk and mindful meditation.