Seattle like a Local // playing tour guide

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Playing tour guide in Seattle (and the surrounding gorgeous Pacific Northwest) is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I truly believe this city and the surrounding forests, waterways, and mountains are some of the most breathtaking places on the earth. Big words, I know. I’m just so grateful to live here, but even more so when friends come to see it, too. Last month my friends Danielle and Wil Rivera of Danfredo Photo + Films visited the Pacific Northwest for the first time ever, so naturally I had to show them the best of the best: delicious snacks, strong dranks, stunning mountains, and rocky beaches — the real PNW experience. They shot stills and video during the trip and I just HAD to share…

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seattle like a local // hot cakes

explore Seattle like a local today on the blog! check out one of my favorite snack spots, Hot Cakes, a molten chocolate cakery. Craving fancy milkshakes, grilled chocolate sandwiches, and molten chocolate cake?? Be sure to save for later and see more on jojotastic.com

Admittedly, it’s been a hot minute since I last shared a favorite Seattle spot. Moving tends to do that, huh? Now that I’m a bit more settled in, I’ve been taking time to explore my new neighborhood of Ballard more and more. As I stroll down the main thoroughfare (aptly named Ballard Ave), I always notice one thing: a long queue outside of one bakery. Meet Hot Cakes, a molten chocolate cakery!

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for your friday — the 95 yesler studio sale!

Here's the scoop friends: We're purging our prop library, selling some of our best home goods, and passing on a few fashionable favorites! The fun starts Friday, April 1st with champagne and shopping at 4pm and will continue through the weekend:   Friday 4pm - 7pm: Bubbles will be provided.   Saturday 10am - 4pm: Drop by for the best stuff before it's gone!   Sunday 10am - Noon: Last minute bargains. Make us an offer we can't refuse!

Happy Friday you guys! I’ve got some exciting new: Cass and I are teaming up for a studio sale here in Seattle. We’ve been bursting with stuff for so many months, so it’s time to purge our prop library and personal homes to sell some of our favorite home goods, clothing, and artwork. Be sure to swing by to check out the goods and the deals!

Details

Location:

95 Yesler Way in Seattle

 

When:

Friday, April 1 from 4-7 pm (with bubbles!)

Saturday, April 2 from 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday April 3 from 10 am – Noon.

 

Exact cash and cards accepted. For a sneak peek of items, head to the Facebook event page.

 

seattle like a local // velouria

explore Seattle like a local today on the blog! check out one of my favorite boutiques Velouria, great for independently-made, small-batch clothing, jewelry and home goods. more on jojotastic.com

When I first moved to Pioneer Square here in Seattle, I felt like my shopping habit would fiiinally get a bit of a break. The neighborhood felt more restaurant- and bar-focused instead of shopping-focused… that is until I discovered Velouria. This gorgeous boutique once resided in Ballard, but migrated south to Pioneer Square. They specialize in small production, independently-made pieces ranging from apparel, jewelry, and small house goods.

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seattle like a local // good bar

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Inspired by the Seattle city guide I wrote for Design*Sponge, I decided to launch a new series: Seattle Like a Local! I’m not sure of the cadence of this post, but I want to share with you guys some of my favorite haunts, as well as new spots I’ve recently discovered. Whether you’re a Seattle local or planning a visit to the emerald city, I hope these posts help! First up, I want to share my favorite neighborhood watering hole, Good Bar.

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Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal

Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal // jojotastic.com

As an avid cocktail lover, to say I was excited when Blurb invited me to an evening of cocktail making and food pairing at the Pennyroyal is an understatement. This gorgeous Kimpton establishment is right in downtown Seattle and inspired by old-world European style bars. The dark wood, exposed brick, and moody lighting had me feeling heady and even tuned out my normal shutter-bug impulses that usually crop up with every course. It was the perfect setting to connect with fellow creatives and learn about Blurb’s self-publishing and marketing platform. Continue reading “Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal”

HP Sprout truck stop tour

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Full disclosure: I am absolutely fascinated by the world of ‘vlogging.’ These are people who live their lives on the internet via video and in plain view of everyone… this is definitely the next evolution of blogging. It’s kind of amazing, but also a little bit insane. Oh, and it’s just so easy to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole, don’t you think?? I’m fascinated. Recently, HP asked me to join them at Vlogger Fair where they had brought the HP Sprout Truck Stop. I jumped at the opportunity — not only for some amazing people watching, but also as a chance to share my story of how I use the HP Sprout for creative projects.

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