Nine West

XVIII: Seattle!

As promised, Let's Be Breef has chosen travel locations for the year and now, we are checking them off of the list. This week, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting a friend during a beautiful stay in Downtown Seattle!

I will admit that it is difficult to capture moments and locations while also trying to live in each moment, but I did my best! Here are a couple of photographs of my visit to Seattle. 

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Flying into Seattle is absolutely stunning!

Although I essentially left behind the sunshine and cool breeze of California for the clouds and frigid cold of Seattle, the sunrises and sunsets that you get make all of the cold worth it. 

Thank you, Southwest for flawless travels even in light of a couple of delays. They worked overtime to make sure that everyone made it to where they were supposed to be within good time. 

The Westin - Seattle (28th Floor) 

The Westin - Seattle (28th Floor) 

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Seattle is such a food hub!

But, there would be no food without amazing chefs. 

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The Crumpet Shop

1503 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

As someone who literally collects Starbucks cups from every city, state, and country that she visits, there was no way that I would come to Seattle and  not  go to the first Starbucks ever!  This Starbucks is located centrally within the Pike Place Market and is surrounded by plenty of delicious bread stands, ethnic cuisines, and cheese! Lots of cheese! 

As someone who literally collects Starbucks cups from every city, state, and country that she visits, there was no way that I would come to Seattle and not go to the first Starbucks ever!

This Starbucks is located centrally within the Pike Place Market and is surrounded by plenty of delicious bread stands, ethnic cuisines, and cheese! Lots of cheese! 

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Seattle, the city of love.

I have never seen so many people excited to buy bouquets of flowers for loved ones. Everywhere you turn and every market that you enter has a wide assortment of fresh flowers! 

This is unique, for me, because I do not see many people that do little things to make others happy here in Sacramento.

When I do things for others, they either end up confused as to why someone is so nice and thoughtful, or filled with guilt enough to make them want to buy me something in return.

Can we bring back thoughtfulness, or should I just pack up my belongings and head to Downtown Seattle now? 

My Seattle Playlist on iTunes. 

My Seattle Playlist on iTunes. 

Tati | Alexis | Bree   From Cabo to Downtown Seattle! Traveling brings many together and, for this union, I am forever grateful!   @Yoga_Warrior_Goddess 

Tati | Alexis | Bree

From Cabo to Downtown Seattle! Traveling brings many together and, for this union, I am forever grateful! 

@Yoga_Warrior_Goddess 

So long, for now, Seattle. I will definitely be returning.

So long, for now, Seattle. I will definitely be returning.

XV: So You Went To The Barrister's Ball?

This past weekend, the students of McGeorge School of Law took a break from studying, reading, and crying to dress up and pretend to have a life! The night was filled with laughs, food, friends, dancing, and of course, a ton of pictures. 

This week, I am sharing some of my law school babes with all of my readers! I hope you enjoy!

I am so proud of the beautiful and handsome people in these photographs (and those that I missed). Law school is no easy feat and yet here you are. You are working hard to make a name and reputation for yourselves while attempting to maintain some sort of a personal life. 

I admire each and every one of you. I watch many of you study on lunch breaks while working full-time; I watch you workout after 13 and 14-hour days; and I watch each of you support one another. As hard as it is, I encourage you all to enjoy these moments and enjoy each other. A couple of years from now it'll all be over and we'll be wishing for a Barrister's Ball to take our heads out of our work! 

With this, I hope that Barrister's Ball was as memorable for y'all as it was for me!

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
— Peter Pan