Fashion, Travel, Poetry

Travel Diary: San Juan Islands and Mount Hood

Location: Pacific Northwest
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This Labor Day we decided to visit family out on the west coast. We spent the first half of our trip visiting my husband’s aunt and uncle at their beautiful home on San Juan island, a small island off the coast of Seattle in the Puget Sound. The second half of the trip we spent with my brother George and his wife Aimee. They were unfortunately (but understandably) unable to make it out to our wedding the Caribbean last spring, so part of the impetus for this trip was to spend some time with them to celebrate our marriage, but also to celebrate theirs. They moved out to Oregon from Michigan after they were married two years ago and I hadn’t yet been out for a visit. We decided to rent a cabin together near Mount Hood so we could spend our days hiking and being active and our nights making dinner together and relaxing. We had a fabulous time.

On Wednesday we had the good fortune of being invited to join the Lakeshore Beverage Company’s Beer Club–an evening of drinking and discussing beer. This was the inaugural meeting and it featured a wonderful little brewery out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin: 3 Sheeps Brewing.

Recipe: Beer Glazed Bacon + 3 Sheeps Brewing at the Lakeshore Beverage Beer Club

Season: Fall
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On Wednesday we had the good fortune of being invited to join the Lakeshore Beverage Company’s Beer Club–an evening of drinking and discussing beer. This was the inaugural meeting and it featured a wonderful little brewery out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin: 3 Sheeps Brewing.

Usually we spend the 4th of July in Chicago on our roof deck watching a near 360-degree firework show. This year was a bit different. We were invited to a family reunion (on my husband’s side) in Attica, Indiana. Being in Attica felt like taking a trip back in time. I spent an afternoon reading… View Article

Joules’ Weekly Reading

Season: Summer
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Usually we spend the 4th of July in Chicago on our roof deck watching a near 360-degree firework show. This year was a bit different. We were invited to a family reunion (on my husband's side) in Attica, Indiana. Being in Attica felt like taking a trip back in time.

DRESS – Old Navy (previously featured here)
SANDALS – Kate Spade (similar)
WRISTLET – Kate Spade
SUNGLASSES – Firmoo
WATCH – Michael Kors

Being a blogger, I often get invited to various happenings around the city. This summer I was invited to the Randolph Street Market, an outdoor thrift/antique market in Chicago’s West Loop that occurs one weekend per month throughout the summer. The event is actually very close to our condo, though I have to admit that… View Article

Thrifted Gingham Skirt + Randolph Street Market Review

Season: Summer
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Being a blogger, I often get invited to various happenings around the city. This summer I was invited to the Randolph Street Market, an outdoor thrift/antique market in Chicago’s West Loop that occurs one weekend per month throughout the summer.

SKIRT – thrifted (similar, similar)
TOP – White House Black Market
SANDALS – Kate Spade (similar)
BAG – Rebecca Minkoff
SUNGLASSES – Target
NECKLACE – The Limited
EARRINGS – Kenneth Jay Lane
WATCH – Kate Spade