September 26, 2012

Wine Wednesday

Hump day: the middle of the week where the weekend is sort of  looking closer but it's still beyond your mental grasp.

While most people go home and pour themselves a big glass of wine-- I say, why not enjoy it with a your girlfriends? 

We met up just in time for Happy Hour at Lot No. 3
The relatively new restaurant & bar on the Eastside has a rustic, warehouse quality to it combined with big sofa's and intimate lighting. The atmosphere is cool yet it was so easy to relax once we sat down, and we spent hours drinking, eating and catching up on our latest gossip.

Lot 3 is quite acclaimed on the Eastside for their amazing take on comfort food and their incredible cocktail menu. The bartenders here are truly magicians (or chemists, whichever you prefer) and the food.... indescribably simple and delicious.

I had wine (always) and Linz had the Adult Punch. It was as delicious as it looked and came in a hipster- friendly mason jar! 

Menu here.
Website here.

On the weekends this place gets pretty crowded. If you want dinner (highly highly recommended) I'd call for reservations. Their staff is very nice & very helpful.

p.s. their bathroom's are the most rustic and coolest bathroom's I've ever been in. 

September 25, 2012

Special Blend

How about a little social math equation? 
What do you get when you add masks, a DJ, snowboarding gear, and a pool? 

The answer is a SPECIAL BLEND.

A few months ago I was asked to be in a promotion video for the outwear and apparel company. They specialize in snowboarding gear and make fantastic stuff for men & women. The video showcases their 100 Proof Collection & was so much fun to be apart of! 

Jake Welch

Click here to check out the video! 
The video goes fast, but I've been able to spot myself at the 0:53- 0:54 mark and at 1:02.


September 24, 2012


The last stop on our holiday was a day trip to the one and only country of Monaco.
Since we didn't have a rental car, we decided to hire a driver who doubled as our guide. Andreas, our lovely chauffeur for the day, drove us to our first stop. Chateau Eze: a gorgeous medieval town that sits atop a hill. 

We stopped at the legendary perfumery, Fragonard, and walked away with fabulous French perfumes.

After that we continued east to the most fabulous (and smallest) country I have ever been to: Monaco!

the palace
Andreas sharing some history & gossip about the Royal family
best. pizza. ever. 
Monte Carlo Bay
Hotel Paris, the top rated & best hotel in the world

We spend the rest of the day lounging on the hot stones on the beach and soaking up the last of our Mediterranean sunshine. All in all it was an amazing trip with great food & great weather. Going home was a bit stressful-- it took us 3 flights with 3-4 hour layovers each stop until we finally landed at Seatac International. Jet lag was miserable, but it was definitely worth it!

I'm trying to decide where to visit next, any suggestions? xx