Vlog of Seattle Wedding!

Hello Friends,

I made a short video about A’s and my weekend in Seattle. I snapped a few fun videos of exploring both Pike Place Market and of the wedding. It was a beautiful day! The song is not mine, but I adore it, it’s by Feist and it’s called One, Two, Three, Four. Enjoy. 🙂

Have you been to any summer weddings yet?

Love,

-S

Downtown Doors

Hello Friends,

When you walk around downtown San Jose, you’ll notice that there is large posters of student artwork on many utility boxes and doors. The San Jose Downtown Foundation has a program called Downtown Doors where it invites high school students to submit their artwork to be printed and placed around various sections of downtown. This is the 13th year, and 189 students submitted work from various San Jose public, private and charter high schools. 20 students are selected, bringing the total from the last 13 years to 252.

We invited students from the school I work at to submit to the art committee, and one of my students was selected! They had a small celebration for all the student winners a few weeks ago. It was a very exciting day, and I was so proud of her work. She had created this piece of work during a graphic design course taught by my department chair. I know this student from my Yearbook class. Her artwork hangs right by a popular Starbucks that I frequent when I need more caffeine in my life. Apparently the artwork Downtown Doors features will hang up for 3-5 years, which is quite a legacy!

I snapped the photo above of all the winners, which was a very exciting day I’m sure. I was a proud mamma standing there with my student!

Have you ever submitted anything to an art competition? Have you ever won anything?

Love,

-S

Montreal Part 4- Fromagerie, Brioche French Toast, and the Biodome

Hello Friends, This post is long, but covers the last two days of our trip. 🙂 On Tuesday of our MontrĂ©al trip, we started our day with breakfast at Mamie Clafoutis again. We had tried two other bakeries as this … Continue reading

Montreal Part 3-Bagels, Maple and Fries

Hello Friends, On our next day of our  trip, we were determined to find the best bagel in all of MontrĂ©al. We ended up trying two different bagel shops: La Maison de L’original Fairmount Bagel and the Boulangerie St. Viateur, and … Continue reading

MontrĂ©al Part 2-Chagall, Chocolates, Tea

Hello Friends, The next day in MontrĂ©al was grey and drizzly. We decided to beat the rain and check out the current Chagall exhibit at the MontrĂ©al Museum of Fine Arts.  It was a vibrant and large exhibit. After that … Continue reading

on my radar June

Hello Friends!

Here is what’s on my radar for June. A few fun videos (Adele!) and two things on my wishlist. Enjoy.

 

Watching:

Carpool Karaoke! I’ve loved all the videos, but I think this one is the best one yet. Adele is such #goals. She is so down to earth, but still amazing. Apparently they drove around for a couple of hours and cut it down to this. I love her little laugh in the middle of the first song, and didn’t know she played the drums.

Norwegian Ad: This ad was so sweet and so well done.

Alike: This super creative film also brought me to tears.  The ending is perfect.

 

Wanting:

Onzie Yoga Bra’s: I’ve been going to hot yoga pretty often now, and am finding that a few of my workout clothes needed a refresh. This one has a pretty back, which I usually go for in my yoga tops. They have a bunch of cute ones, like this pink one, this black criss-cross one. I have to hold myself back from ordering every single color!

Pendent Necklace: I tend to like every basics for jewelry, but this little necklace on Baublebar caught my eye. Might be a perfect back to school present in the fall!

How’s your June going so far?

Love,

-S

Mother’s Day

Hello Friends!

I was out of town this past weekend for a friend’s wedding (Hi Carlo!) and thus scheduled our Mother’s Day celebration with my brother for the weekend before it. He and I met for sushi dinner a few weeks back and hashed out all the plans. We started out day off at home by making a great potato cheesy dish, and relaxing with the dog for a little bit of a lazy morning.

Then we drove down to Los Gatos for tea and pastries. It was a wonderfully warm and sunny day so we walked around Los Gatos a little bit before heading back to the house. We snoozed on the couch before preparing a yummy asian inspired dinner of potstickers, pork sticky buns, veggie egg rolls. We left then for a 7pm showing of Beauty and the Beast, which was adorable. I think Emma Watson can do no wrong, and she was splendid in it. I didn’t end up taking many pictures this day, as I was trying to be present with my family. 🙂

Have you seen Beauty and the Beast? What did you think of it? What did you do for mother’s day?

Love,

-S

Life Lately

Hello Friends!

The end of the school year is closing just like any other- with a flurry of activity and events! I’m so looking forward to summer, some fun trips planned, lots of sleep and working out hopefully! I’d love to get back on track with regularly working out, grading has taken a bit of a priority lately as I only have a few days left with my seniors.

So here is a quick view into what has been going on in the last few weeks.

I had our apartment handyman put up some shoe shelves for me, and my Type-A heart is so happy. I can see them all so I know what I haven’t work recently, and it’s wicked easy to put them back as I can quickly spot an open space on the shelf.

I went with O to the farmers market a week or two back and these strawberries were out of this world good and so bright in color.

I chaperoned a field-trip to Chinatown in San Francisco and we got dim sum and fortune cookies. So tasty!

My family has finally figured out how to make the best chilaquiles ever! Yum.

I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in Seattle for an amazing wedding to two cuties, so that post will be coming soon. How is your week going?

Love,

-S