While I was in Seattle I was lucky enough to stumble upon a few photo's of my grandma and grandpa on my dad's side of the family, as well as, a senior photo of my Dad from 1972. My heart stopped at the sight of my grandparents when they were younger. My grandma had such an elegance and natural beauty to her that I feel is really captured in these few photographs and my grandpa was absolutely handsome. Though I don't think I say it enough, I've always really admired them deeply. Sadly my grandma passed away a few years ago and I'm always sadden by the fact that I didn't get to know her better, especially in my older years. I still have the blanket she made for me when I was born and even brought it with me when I moved to San Francisco; I'm always comforted by it. Anyway, I just want to dedicate this post to them and to my father as a late Father's Day tribute. I love you!
how amazing is my grandma's outfit! (1971)
My Dad and his date
Dad with a rattlesnake he killed
my dad is the one sitting down in the second row, on the far right, behind the first girl sitting in the front
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