The Pumpkin Patch

I’m going to be completely honest with you-Kolani and I have not been doing many exciting things recently. We’re either studying or working constantly. Continue reading “The Pumpkin Patch”

Photo Diary: Frye Art Museum and Cafe Presse


This past week, I kicked off my Seattle Bucket List by visiting my first destination.

This bucket list is directed towards seeing the city on a budget. Everything is going to cost around twenty dollars or less, although a majority of them are next to nothing.

The first stop: Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave. Seattle, Wa. 98104

Admission: Free!

Parking: Free!

The Break Down: Currently under construction, there is one small room open to walk through. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Photos are allowed, just no flash photography. There are also artists in their as well, painting in the exhibit.

Would I go back? Once they’re done with construction most likely because there will be more rooms open. Still, if you haven’t gone I would definitely check it out. You’re getting some early 19th century European culture for completely free. There is a bistro style cafe inside, as well as a very sophisticated gift shop filled with modern art pieces and art history books.

Food Stop: Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave. Seattle, Wa. 98122

Pricing: $$

Parking: 2$ an hour

The Break Down: Typical French Style Bar and Cafe. All the staff was very friendly and outgoing. I ordered the tartare de boeuf, salade au radis $13.50. Grass-fed beef, hand chopped and seasoned arugula, radish, radish greens and grapefruit, with a grilled baguette. I also order a chocolate chaud, a Parisian-style hot chocolate made to served with some incredible whipped cream. I also took home some caramels au beurre which are house made caramels and oh my god were they incredible. I’m definitely going back just to order more of these little drops of heaven.

Would I go back? Yes. You can never not go back to a Parisian style cafe.

Photo Diaries: New York City


Today’s Photo Diary is dedicated to all that is beautiful in the glorious New York City. I took the trip a few years ago and I’ve been dying to go back. This city is everything I dreamed it would be and more. There are so many sights to see, so many people to meet. There’s something for everyone here.

Top Left: Children enjoying Humpty Dumpty puppets in Central Park.

Top Right: A picture of me at the stunning Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bottom Left: The view from The Top of the Rock.

Bottom Center: The Statue of Liberty (duh).

Bottom Right: Cyclists and Carriage rides through Central Park.

What all did I do:

-Took a boat tour around the statue of liberty

-Saw Jersey Boys on Broadway.

-Explored NBC studios and Top of the Rock

-Had lunch at Rockefeller Center.

-Walked around Central Park.

-Visited John Lennon’s apartment complex.

-Took dozens of pictures at Times Square.

-Visited the Empire State Building.

-Paid respects at Ground Zero.

L’Opera Garnier 

This is a throwback in photography dedicated to my beloved Opera Garnier in Paris, France. It was as magical as it looks, if the photos do it justice. Another little fact about me, I’m obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, it was the musical that got me interested in singing. This was an unbelievable dream come true, I highly recommend going there if you ever get the chance. 

Until next time,


Photo Diary 3: Chihuly Garden & Glass 

Aquariums/Museums/Ehibits are some of my favorite things in the world. I could probably spend hours in these places just taking in all the beauty.

My most recent trip to Seattle, I had gone to the Chihuly Glass Garden, as it was recommended to me by a coworker. Although the tickets were slightly overpriced, (70$ for 3 people), it was breathtaking. Some displays were so abstract, while others made you feel like you were walking around Willy Wonka’s factory. There were only a handful of rooms that had displays, then a brief outside portion. There was no wait time and we were able to by tickets instantly. Obviously you can take pictures, just no flash photography. 

If you can’t visit, take a virtual tour here.

Until next time,