Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Pacific Northwest Part II

I'm finally back in San Francisco! After a long two week vacation in Seattle, it feels nice to be back in the city. I've missed my cat! Luckily, I had two friends staying at my place every other night, taking care of him and keeping him company so I knew he was in good hands. When I came home I was surprised by a bottle of champagne sitting in the fridge left by my friends and tons of kitty kisses. I couldn't ask for a better way to come back! The last few days in Seattle were wonderful though. I drove to Portland with three other friends but before heading off we went to brunch happy hour at Toulouse Petit. I settled for a mimosa and egg white scramble with shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, and fresh herbs (MMmm...). After a delicious brunch we headed out. The weather was beautiful and as soon as we arrived to our destination we rolled down every window and opened up the sun roof to take in all the sunlight. We expected to have an epic shopping day but spent the first few hours wandering downtown and getting different directions to the same place from every person we talked to. Finally, frustrated and short on time, we got into our car and set off to find the vintage stores on our own (using our handy mapquest guide of course). We ended up going to two stores, one including a giant warehouse of vintage goods and other nic-nacs, and I left satisfied with my purchase of vintage blazer (photo's soon). To end our long journey we went to Voodoo Doughnuts, which isn't your average doughnut bakery. They have all kinds of odd flavors and names to go with their doughnuts, including the bacon maple bar. My last days were spent barbecuing, laying the park and a last goodbye at Broadway Grill for happy hour.

a little snack before our meal arrived-Toulouse Beignets with a coffee flavored sauce

Egg 'Forestiere' with Shiitake Mushrooms, Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

goat gouda, delice de bourgogne and cybress grove midnight moon gouda



cristina said...

mmmm ...!! food so tasty, I entered hungry ...

Arielle said...

I definitely took advantage of being home and made sure to fill my stomach up with as much good food as possible before going back to being poor again!

avalonne lou summers said...

Thanks for checking out my posts whilst you were at home! Your photos are so fantastic! It's nice to see photos of people's homes and family! Yes please, let's meet soon! Hope the weather gets warm soon, because the last few days have been freezing... eeeep bad!

Arielle said...

I know! Luckily work has kept me busy and indoors so I haven't felt too affected by it; expect for the cold gusts of wind blowing at me while I walk to work. The next sunny day though we should plan something!