Coffee date with the hubs at Barista
Happy Tuesday! How was your long weekend? We had a pretty wet one, but made the most of it. We finished Parenthood at the end of last week, so we’ve actually been going to sleep a lot earlier and this past weekend felt like we caught up on much-needed rest. While I love finding a series to binge watch, I think it’s been having a negative effect on my quality of life. That’s probably dramatic, but staying up late to watch the show plus the amount of time I’ve spent on the couch watching, doesn’t seem very healthy. We’re super sad we finished the series, but it’s almost been a blessing. Does anyone else feel like this with series?
That Portland rain life right there lol
Roasted strawberry coconut ice cream from Wiz Bang Bar
Gym sesh with Mike // My favorite pho from La Sen Vietnamese Grill
Found the most amazing high-waisted straight jeans. Can’t wait to style these on the blog! Wearing Zara leather jacket (old, identical), J.Crew tee, Levis jeans, pumps // these Sam Edelman Chelsea boots are awesome. More to come on these later this week.
Stopped by Banana Republic downtown
A very dreary snap of Pioneer Square
Lunch at Bamboo Sushi (we come here way too often) // Stopped by the Gucci store inside of Nordstrom
S H O P T H E P O S T :
Friday was our only dry day for the next week, so we spent most of the day shooting downtown. Poor Mike was still sick from a head cold, but he powered through like a champ. We ended the day at Pine Street Market with hot ramen and my favorite of all time, Wiz Bang Bar roasted strawberry coconut ice cream (dairy-free). Even though it’s still very chilly out, sometimes you just need a good ole ice cream cone to get you through the day.
Saturday was spent doing some of my favorite things. We made it back to the gym after a week off (due to Mike being sick). We ran errands, had lunch at my favorite spot, La Sen, and made it home in time for the NBA All Star Challenge. Sitting at home with your husband watching sports probably doesn’t sound like a great Saturday night to most, but it’s one of Mike and I’s favorite things to do. Any time you get celebrities and sports together, I’m all in. We capped off the night sipping wine while working on our taxes (wah, wah).
Thanks to the long weekend, we decided to head downtown on Sunday for some coffee, a little shopping, and lunch. One of the things I’ve learned to appreciate about Portland, life does not stop because of the rain. It rains so much here, you can’t let it stop you from doing stuff, otherwise you would never leave your house. Something I wasn’t used to when we first moved here. When it rains in California, you stay home, you don’t drive, let’s face it, you aren’t really equipped to do anything. Here, it’s nothing. People don’t even use umbrellas lol. Restaurants and coffee shops are still bustling, it’s a completely different lifestyle, but I like it. Props to everyone. Btw, for anyone visiting – we have a pretty awesome Nordstrom downtown. A ton of high-end designers that are not online (like Gucci and Chanel).
Another basic weekend in the books for us. What did you do?