I’ve always been rather sentimental when it comes time to turn a new leaf. Moments had, moments past, and moments lost. On New Year’s Eve 2000, just moments before the end of the millennium, I rushed into my bedroom and wrote myself a letter to opened in 10 years. Being a dramatic 15-year-old, I even cut a lock of my hair and spritzed the purple lined envelope with Tommy Girl. I read the letter on NYE 2010, and surprise, surprise, my life was nothing like I had envisioned in my teenage dreams. It was better.
2012 in review: The food, wine, travels, memories & favorites
(1) Vintage Coach bag, gifted by my Aunt Judy. (2) Kiels Midnight Recovery Oil (3) Emerald green crystal earrings, gifted by my husband Justin. (4) Ceramic nutmeg grater, gifted by my mother-in-law, Leanne (5) Screen printed zipper pouch from Slide Sideways on Etsy (6) Chanel Lipstick in Coromandel.
This was hard to narrow down, but these are the most memorable meals of 2012. Other noteworthy noshes include a ham, brie and cranberry sandwich in Chester, England and BBQ ribs with a spicy arugala salad in Osoyoos, British Columbia.
(1) Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc // New Zealand. (2) Cloudline Pinot Noir // Oregon (3)Michael and David Petit Petite // California (4) La Marca Prosecco // Italy
Viete Sal Mare, Italy
Respondo 1800 on the rocks
Central Park, New York
Empire State Building, New York
Sodo, Seattle, Washington
9/11 Memorial, New York
Home, Redmond WA
Pike Place, Seattle, Washington
Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
Nord Alley, Seattle, WA
West Villiage, New York
1 Train, New York
Chelsea, New York
Small town, WA
British Columbia Wine Country
Sage’s first boating trip. July.
Lunch in Positano, Italy. March.
Popping Champagne to celebrate my new office in Pioneer Square.
Sage’s first ski trip, 6 months. Crystal Mountain, WA. Photo by Leigh Woody.
Enjoying a “Second Sunday” with a pitcher of IPA while Sage naps. November.
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Learning to drive. 7 months.
First solid food, 5 months.
First passport photo. 4 months.
First plane ride. Manchester, England, February.
Skiing at Whistler, BC with Leigh.
Sage’s first soccer match, April. Go Sounders!
Enjoying the sun on Lake Washington, July
At the Aquarium. August.
Pumpkin Patch! October
15 months. Enjoying his new farm boots from Nana. December.
Sage eating his first birthday cake. September. Photo by Quang Sun.
Audrey Hepburn Costume, October
Sage’s Oompa Loompa Costume. October. Photo by Quang Sun.
The family at Sage’s 1st Birthday. September
Palm Springs pool with my little surfer
Fall run with Chilly
On the ferry to the San Jauns
Biking at Whistler.