Photos from Oregon (part 1)

{the poor thing got sick two hours into the car ride. thankful for dramamine // once you cross the Cali/Oregon border, scenery turns from yellow to green}

{Me, Mike, and my aunt Nicole enjoying wine while checking out the view}

{my absolute favorite salad, Chinese Chop from Pizzicato. I have to have it every time I come}

{our morning walks were so pretty and green!}

{ate and shopped on 23rd with the girls // hannah and lola checking out the view of the Street of Dreams}

{my aunt nicole aka my bestie and foodie extraordinaire and my fav cousin, hannah}

{arm wrestling was a thing on this visit… anyone and anywhere}

{corn on the cob, anyone?}

{grilled artichokes and onions, so good!}

{lola loved having a backyard for a week}

{one of the girl’s summer bucket list items was to camp out on the trampoline… lola had to get in on the action and woke them up at 5:00 am!}

We’re back from Oregon! Despite coming home to my site being down most of the day yesterday, I’m excited to get back to work and the daily grind. Taking time away is ALWAYS nice, especially when it involves family, but it also feels great to get back to your life feeling refreshed and inspired.

This trip we kept things pretty low key. My aunt is usually go-go-go, eat there, see this, do that… but having Lola with us this time around, forced us to slow down, relax, and apparently eat and drink as much as possible. Looking through the photos, it appears, this is all we did. Thank god for walks with Lola and tennis. I shouldn’t be surprised, it happens every time we visit… life of a foodie, I guess!

I’m not sure if you guys know, but I love visiting Oregon (West Linn where my fam lives, Lake Oswego, Portland). You see, if I had my way, I would move there (probably not today, but down the road). It’s so peaceful, quiet, and pretty… it’s just a different lifestyle than the Bay Area and I LOVE it. Mike is not so keen on the rain… he always reminds me it rains 80% of the year there, haha. I don’t love the idea of this either, but weather shmeather, I could get used to it. I think us Californians are too spoiled in the weather department…

I hope you’re having a great week so far! I’ll be sharing the rest of the photos from our trip tomorrow and doing my best to catch up on all your blogs =)

p.s. I uploaded new items to my Shop My Closet page. Check them out here!

p.s.s. I’m sharing my favorite eyelet dresses over on Divine Caroline. Check it out here!