The first week of the new year in the books! I have to say, it was a very good first week of 2019 to say the least. I have been pushing for a promotion for a while at my day job, so to be promoted to a Lead Recruiter for our office on Friday was such a great feeling! I also did my 3rd restaurant photoshoot on Saturday for a hip little soul food spot. The boozy Spanish coffee slushy with a toasted marshmallow on top is awesome!! Every shoot I do I feel more and more comfortable and i’m so excited to continue learning and experimenting with new lenses. I also fully booked our surprise 1st wedding anniversary trip! I’m so excited about the location - I would share but I don’t want to ruin the surprise! Every year we will trade off on the planning and surprise the other which I think will be such a fun tradition.
I hope you all had a great start to 2019 and enjoy your Sunday! It’s nice and rainy outside here in Portland, so I have a feeling I’m not going to move much from this cozy spot right here on the couch :)
speaking of travel, I loved reading this list of the Top 20 Placed to Travel in 2019. I’ve been to Berlin and Copenhagen that made the list, but I would absolutely love to visit Liechtenstein, Zambia, and Big Sur in the coming years! I think we’ll be heading to Big Sur when we make our way back to the East Coast sometime soon.
I have been obsessed with looking at houses this week - Pinterest has definitely seen more activity from me than usual lol. My dream home is a cozy farmhouse but still has modern touches throughout. Basically drooling over Chip & Joanna and all of their fixer uppers like this one!
If you like watching foodie shows on Netflix, then you have to watch "I’ll have what Phil’s having”. We completely binge watched it this week and it makes me want to go to all of these foodie destinations! He also has a series called “somebody feed Phil” which is also amazing - Watch them both!
In terms of local foodie destinations, I loved finding this list of 12 Must-Do’s (& Eats) in Portland! Brunch at Coquine is a top priority on my list right now.
Since i’m a walking cliché for January, I thought I would share my favorite healthy recipes from other bloggers right now!
I’ve taken a bath every-day this past week because Thomas bought me an epic bamboo bath caddy for Christmas. If you don’t have one of this, go on Amazon right meow. Seriously one of my favorite gifts this year and one that will be put to good use! Glass of wine, book, and candle and you’re set!