Monday, September 21, 2015

Pop Up Coffee Tacoma - now open!

I am so excited for my friends at Pop Up Coffee, right here in Tacoma.  They're serving up delicious, slow black coffee and hot chocolate. Yup, that's it.  (What more do you need?)

From their Facebook page description:
"A Spaceworks creative enterprise; Pop Up Coffee occupies underutilized retail space with pop-up specialty cafes, activating neighborhoods and enhancing community. Black coffee, slow bar only. Alterations politely declined."
 The coffee is like a work of art.  While you wait for your aeropress or pour-over - weighed and ground to order, you can take advantage of a few moments to reflect upon the wonderful gifts of life (like the amazing coffee you're about to drink).

I snapped a few photos from their soft debut at the Spaceworks Tacoma High-Five Celebration and opening day at their current Children's Museum Tacoma location, and I hope this whets your appetite to get down there and check them out for yourself.  It's truly some of the best coffee in the city!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Teeny Lennon Kids Clothing Photo Shoot

Dressing kids up, making them laugh and taking their picture?  This I could do every day.

It was a blast shooting the Fall looks for the launch of Teeny Lennon, a high end kid's clothing shop that sells new and gently used designer children's clothing online.  Based out of Brooklyn, NYC, Teeny Lennon hand picks beautiful, unique and incredibly adorable items to list in their shop and ships all over the U.S.

Here's a peek at some of my favorite images from our shoot on a small farm outside of Seattle.  Check out their website to see more.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tiger Mountain Nature Walk

The dark forest was singing and everywhere we looked we saw lovely soft pools of light.  There were many interesting plants and trees.  We saw a giant hornet's nest way up high.  It was a short walk through the woods that day, but memorable.  How I missed the cool green forest!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival - a weekend of camping, friends and music in the woods

I just had the best welcome back weekend with my Tacoma family of friends.  We camped at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival July 17-19, 2015 out in Carnation on the Tolt river.  Everywhere we went there was something fun to try (and loads of kid friendly activities - a huge plus!), but we mainly enjoyed a weekend together lazing on the river and chatting in the shade while our kids disappeared into a make-believe world in the woods.  Oh, and there was some pretty great music too.

My personal favorites were The Dead Milkmen and David Bazan.  The kids really enjoyed dancing to Beat Connection.  I thought it was a really diverse and well curated weekend of performances.

I was relieved that they had cold Sierra Nevada on tap at the main stage and food trucks so that I didn't have to cook over the hot camp stove the whole time - cooking is usually my least favorite part of camping.  The Russian dumplings were especially delicious.  :)

But the best part was just being with friends.  It's so hard when we have kids and jobs and responsibilities to really spend quality time together.  I laughed more than I had in a long time.  I'll cherish these memories for a long time to come!