The Corner Cafe on First Hill Seattle is a completely underrated neighborhood spot for breakfast. The spacious cafe sits on the “corner” across from the historic Sorento Hotel, joining Madison St. and Terry Ave. Based on photos from the Owner/Chef geotagged on Instagram, it’s apparent that they take pride in their food and service to patrons. If you’re ever in the area, you know what to do.


Corner Scramble.


Custom omelet with broccoli and spinach (my favorite combination) and a side of sausage patty. Guilty pleasure.

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Showering the Bride with <3

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Look at this gorgeous spread.

Torie hosted a beautiful Bridal Shower for Steph on Sunday, and it was the perfect afternoon of catching up, reminiscing and day dreaming of what’s to come for the Bride and Groom. Cheers to you, Steph! I can’t wait for the big day!

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Thank you, Steph, for the photo assist :) And thank you, Torie, for the beautiful event!

Gorgeous greens.

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How stunning is this salad from The Carlile Room?

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Delicious salsa verde and wine with my girl Heidi. @ Barrio.


Sushiland in Queen Anne.

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Cold sesame noodles with chicken and cucumber.

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Rotisserie chicken and greens. 

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Dinner at Seven Star Peppers.

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Breakfast at Cherry Street Coffee house. Their Falafel Salad is my all time favorite for a quick lunch or a healthy breakfast. Salad for breakfast? Yep. 

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My favorite Chinese vegetable is Kong Xin Cai (“empty heart” vegetable due to it’s hollow stems). Malay Satay makes a great dish with shrimp paste and garlic.


Denny Creek Trail.

Denny Creek Trail in the Snoqualmie/North Bend region is within an hour’s drive from Seattle and has many natural stopping points at the one mile and two mile marks that make it an easy roundtrip hike for families. We climbed up past Keekwulee Falls falls and stopped by the creek around the 3-3.5 mile mark for a lunch of foldovers and apples. Most hikers continued past this point in hopes of reaching “the lake,” which at the time we had no idea about. Even right now, I’m looking online and can’t find mention of this lake on the Denny Creek site. I guess there’s a second hike in store for us. This trail was the perfect length, altitude and condition for our Labor Day weekend hike. Admittedly, Sinae and I spent most of the time chatting rather than admiring the views, but that’s what pictures are for :)

We hiked a little over seven miles in three hours, roundtrip.