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The Summer Bucket List

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summer bucket list

Where has the summer gone?

Is it really August already?

There is no time like the present to get out there and squeeze as much ‘summer’ out of each day as humanly possible. I know this, because I’ve been packing our weekends full of activities and adventure now that I’ve survived the worst Portland winter in 30+ years.

I know what’s coming around the corner, so I’m trying to make the most of today. So comes – the summer bucket list! I got a bunch of ideas of what I want to accomplish and I wanted to share a few with you in case you were looking for some summertime inspiration.

Here’s what’s on my Summer Bucket List: (more…)

The Captain’s Boil – Toronto

Captain's Boil toronto

By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

It’s not everyday that one gets to spend an evening on a ship, let alone a pirate ship.

And why was I on a ship you ask? Because there be treasures onboard – a pirate’s booty of seafood. The Captain’s Boil was celebrating the launch of a few new menu items and we were welcomed aboard to sample them. (more…)

Let’s FEAST in Portland!

feast-sandwich-invitational

It’s almost that time of year again!

One of my favourite food festivals – FEAST will be returning to Portland, Oregon with exciting foodie events happening all over the city. The festival is in its sixth year and runs from September 14-11 with ticketed classes, workshops, tastings and major themed food tastings.

This celebration of food will feature the best of the Pacific Northewest with chefs participating from all over the west coast. See my FEAST Food Diary from last year for a closer look at the festival. (more…)

Come Say Hello at Room + Board Portland!

room and board portland

Come join me and Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party as we host a fun networking night out for local Portland Bloggers + Creatives in collaboration with Room & Board in The Pearl District.

I’m super excited to be partnering up with this modern furniture brand as I’ve been eyeing a few pieces for our apartment and airbnb beach house. Their space in the Pearl is inside an old renovated and revitalized warehouse and it’s stunning.

We will have lots of snacks, goodies and drinks along with a chance to chat with local creatives from the Portland area. To RSVP, please email Lisa Hill via the address above and let us know if you’ll be joining us for this free event!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Where To Stay in Seattle

hotel monaco seattle

It’s been one crazy summer so far!

Paul and I have been off to a different place every weekend to make the most of all the great summer weather we are having. One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is how many incredible and driveable destinations are close to our home base here in Portland, Oregon.

So we’ve been living in Portland for 14 months and we finally got around to making a big trip up to Seattle. Now I haven’t been in almost 10+ years, so it was a total treat for us to get up there and stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco right near Pike Place Market. (more…)

Beach House Bedroom Reveal!

boho beach bedroom

photo by: Matt Varney Photography

It’s been awhile since my last airbnb Beach House update – but we are FINALLY done!

The house was finally listed here on airbnb at the start of May and it’s been pretty crazy busy since then. We have about 30 reservations on the books since we began and our summer has been pretty hectic getting all of our guests set-up and settled.

I finally found some time to blog more about airbnb journey and wanted to share more details on our Beach House Master Bedroom! Have a look around… (more…)