Saturday, December 4, 2010


Working at J.Crew has taught me a few things about putting myself together. One of the quickest way of looking pulled together is to throw on a cardigan. (Actually part of the dress code at J.Crew is that you always need a 3rd piece, cardigan, vest or blazer) As a result, I've accumulated more basic cardigans than one person should own. I've definitely curbed my jcrew shopping quite a bit since I work at Crewcuts now and I don't have many friends who have kids. Until I found out that I can fit into size 14 there...well only size 14 boys on top. I came to the realization when I was closing down the store and was folding this caridgan.

It is one of the softest and coziest cardigan I've seen in a while! It probably doesn't hurt that it is also cashmere. I might wait for it to get marked down again before it gets added to my cardigan rotation.

Toulouse Petit Breakfast HH

Whoever came up with the idea of breakfast happy hour is a GENIUS. Unfortunately it only runs Monday-Friday when most people have to work but it does start a personal day off with a bang :). Toulouse has everything on their breakfast menu (with a few expetions of pricer items with crab but even then at $9) for $6. I've been told that their caramel french toast is "the bomb" and their bengiets are pretty good too. I'm really more of an eggs benedict person so I was torn between the french toast and their classic eggs benedict. Luckily I went with 2 other friends and we decided to splurge...we each got our own dish and split the caramel french toast AND bengiets. I mean come one, when were we all going to be free in the morning of a work day again? It was well worth it. The french toast truly was amazing. Sweet but not too sweet and light and fluffy on the inside. I've never had bengiets before but I can say that they were delish esp with the espresso anglaise dipping sauce that came on the side.


I forgot to take pictures of the bengiets before we attacked it, better luck next time I guess.

Pine State Biscuits

I saw Pine State Biscuits featured on Diners, Drive-in and Dives and was sort of tempted to go. It was the raving reviews on Yelp that pushed me over. I think had it not been featured on tv, I wouldn't have picked this place to try. I love biscuits but fried chicken is not my thing.
Pine State Biscuits
First of all the place is small but very cozy. Just a few tables but a huge bench outside for people to eat their food.
Since there was already a line out the door, I had plenty of time to decide what I wanted to try.
I think in reality I should have tried one of their specialities but I went with the Mcinsley with the fried chicken, mustard, honey and pickles. It was super messy to eat so no pictures of the yummy sandwich. I'm glad I decided to try PSB, I'd definitely come back again!

me + sports

I don't know how it happened but I've become slowly addicted to more and more sports. Soccer is the only one that I try to make an effort to watch but I've been making a bigger attempt to catch all the various sporting events in Washington. I went to a Marniers game last year, many Sounders game and went to a Thunderbirds game. I don't understand a lot of football (esp why it takes 3 hours to play a game that should only take 1 hour) so I haven't yet made it out to a Seahawks game. A couple months ago, I made a trip up to Vancouver. Vancouver and Portland are my 2 go to places whenever I get bored of Seattle. This time, I timed it so I was going to the season opener of the Vancouver Canucks. What I didn't know that it was their 40th anniversary of being in the NHL. Not only that, but they were playing the exact team (to the DAY) 40 years ago. I really lucked out because they had a cool ceremony in the beginning with highlights from the first game and brought out many members of the original team. They also gave each person a special pin to commemorate the day. Not wanting to spend $100+ on a jersey, I got a shirt to support the team. It was a great game, super exciting and I can see why people get addicted to the game.