Pike Place

It was four years ago, almost exactly. I stopped in Washington for a few days to visit family before moving across the globe to Japan. My sister lived near (but not in) Seattle, and during my very short trip, she brought me here. Pike Place Market. Home of fresh flowers, even fresher seafood and some the freshest dairy products I’ve ever had the chance to sample and purchase. I fell in love. Not only is this one of the biggest (and best) farmers’ markets I’ve been to, but it’s also one of the loveliest. It overlooks the deep blue waters of Elliot Bay and boasts a bunch of restaurants, shops, and art vendors. The MarketFront is a newer addition to Pike Place and the view from there is splendid.

I’ve gone back to Pike Place several times since my first trip. This picture was from my most recent visit. I took a lot of cool photos that day, but none of them say Pike Place louder than this one. The sign is iconic. ❤

Learn more about all the cool things the market has to offer here.

Cotton Candy Skies

Seeing the sky turn different colors is one of my very favorite things. It’s like magic. I especially love sunsets like this one, where the sky changes into shades of pink, purple, blue and sherbert that you can see all at once. What’s most fascinating about watching daylight become darkness is how different it looks depending on where you are in the world. This sunset was captured in Washinton D.C. in the early fall during a road trip to Savannah, GA.

New York State of Mind

There’s no place quite like New York City. A few come close, but none can truly measure up. New York is so full of life, and it’s absolutely the city that never sleeps. But it’s so much more than that. It’s more than the lights and 24-hour availability (although, that is one of the things I really love about this place). The city has hundreds of neighborhoods, all with different a look and vibe. It’s the most diverse place I’ve ever been, and that’s what makes it my favorite place in this whole wide world. There are people from all parts of the world and every walk of life. I strongly believe that being around people who are different from you cultivates growth and learning. So it’s a great place to evolve.

But also, New York has the best bagels, slices, fashion and musical theater, among many other things. Mostly though, it’s a place that makes me feel like anything is possible.

I ❤ NY.