|Above: On our way...I appreciate how one can board the plane from the tarmac at a smaller airport; this is reminiscent of days gone by.|
I returned from a little trip to Seattle earlier this week and hit the ground running...teaching, grading, meetings, a facilitating a speech and debate exhibition for my team and a litany of laundry has made days that followed absolutely drenched with work.
The trip, however, was lovely...full of kind people, fantastic shopping (blog posts on the latest makeup I procured there are slated for the very near future!), beautiful sightseeing and, dare I say it, a bit of rest thrown in for good measure. I hope you enjoy the following images...
|Above: Select items from my makeup bag for the trip...I tried to exercise restraint.|
|Above: In front of our beautiful hotel, the Mayflower Park...built in the 1920's, this is located in the heart of downtown and is walking distance to everything.|
|Above: The flagship Nordstrom...mere steps away from our hotel, I definitely spent some quality time within these hallowed walls.|
|Above: I managed to buy a few items that weren't makeup! These booties are both comfortable and chic.|
|Above: This is how I souvenir shop for my wonderful mom...find the potentials (in this case, two nautical striped Vince sweaters, one cotton, one cashmere), snap a picture and make choice. In this case, the cashmere won out ; )|
|Above: A welcome and necessary mid-day snack after some retail therapy...so delish.|
|Above: Next up, a visit to the famed Pike Place Market...a veritable cornucopia of wares.|
|Above: Nourishment to start off the day...my favorite salt bagel with extra cream cheese.|
|Above: Untouched, vintage fabric for my brother (www.sethwegter.com) to use as interiors for his bag creations.|
|Above: The lovely Erica, co-owner of Hitchcock Medrona and me...I will be doing a special post on this brilliant store and studio in the very near future!|
|Above: Soaking up the vibe of the shop.|
|Above: My new shield necklace lovingly hewn by Erica at Hitchcock Medrona.|
|Above: In front of Hitchcock Medrona...such a marvelously eclectic store!|
|Above: Stormy skies and art museum at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill.|
|Above: Moments before the hailstorm in Volunteer Park; loving my new necklace.|
|Above: A headstone belonging to a member of the venerable Nordstrom family. Mere minutes before taking this picture, it was dry outside; then, the hail storm unexpectedly covered the ground in little ice balls...crazy!|
|Above: Goodbye, Seattle...thanks for the lovely wind, rain, shopping and relaxation!|
Bottom Line: It has taken me nearly a week to recap this wonderful trip because my subsequent work responsibilities have demanded all of my time! Such a schedule is a reminder why we need to take trips in the first place ; )
Keep your eyes peeled for future posts on some of the makeup I procured while in Seattle...YSL Rouge Volupte in Faubourg Peach, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation, Hourglass Immaculate Foundation and Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil are all in the queue for review!
--The Beauty Professor
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