Monday, September 28, 2015

Seattle Layover

Happy Monday, friends! I am taking it way back today, sharing some photos from my archives of a forgotten evening on the West Coast. On March 1st we were making our way home from Banff, Alberta and Revelstoke, British Columbia, by way of Kelowna thru Seattle. On our extended layover we breezed into the city on the metro, meandered around the Public Market, wandered into Steelhead Diner on a whim and had a terrific dinner, and visited the first Starbucks on Pike Place. It was such a nice way to wind down the week long Canadian ski trip, that was, until we got back to the airport to find our flight was delayed (mechanical issues) and eventually cancelled (timed out). We spent a miserable night in the Seattle Airport, but, we did receive vouchers from Alaska Airlines for our troubles.

We successfully redeemed the vouchers and head out this week to Portland, Oregon.  We will be road trippin' to the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Coast, and Willamette Valley. I'm super excited for this adventure and can't wait to share it all when I'm back. 

For now, if you're every playing tourist in Seattle, the six of us loved everything about our experience at Steelhead Dinner. We ate: Dungeness Crab & Bay Shrimp Tater Tots ($9) with tiger sauce and celery leaf salad / Pike Place Cioppino ($25) with Mediterranean mussels, Manila clams, Fin fish, Torchio pasta, steamed potato, spicy tomato broth and grilled bread / Kasu Marinated Oregon Black Cod ($37) with shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy and carrot-ginger slaw / Salted Caramel Pot De Creme ($10) with vanilla bean Chantilly cream.

Friday, September 18, 2015


A first look at what is already South Boston's newest go-to; I got to check out Coppersmith at their soft opening last Thursday. The commanding warehouse space - once a copper foundry is now home to a gleaming 110 seat mahogany wood bar, soaring exposed brick walls and dueling stationary food trucks. We drank Goosehead IPA and Whale's Tale Pale Ale on draught and ate things like grilled na'an with curried oyster mushrooms, sweet onions and potato spiced yogurt and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with pimento cheese spread and pickled green tomatoes. The bar staff are some of the nicest around

40 W 3rd St
Boston MA, 02127

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

september 13

If you follow me on instagram, this beach may look familiar. I spent a lot of summer days here. Crowes Pasture is a tiny slice of heaven nestled on beautiful Cape Cod Bay. 

p.s. the Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (fun, relaxing, easy to transport, a breeze to inflate, less $ than a regular sup.)
p.p.s. Kellyn Anderson of Bow + Arrow does my hair (those blonde streaks, i love em!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mount Washington & Dolly Cop Camp

The second weekend in August marked another White Mountain National Forest hike for the books; with awesome nights at Dolly Copp Campground where our rustic and secluded campsite bordered the gorgeous Peabody River. We hiked to the Summit of Mount Washington via Lions Head Trail and back down via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. 

The Pinckham Notch area of New Hampshire has a special place in my heart after this summer. Two presidents conquered, many more to go!