Greetings from London! We arrived this afternoon and have been a whirlwind of activity since arriving. There’s just a lot to see and do, so be sure to follow along on Instagram for more of my London adventures!
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Spring, are you there? Can you hear me? It’s me, Joanna, and I miss you.
You guys, I am wholeheartedly over winter. Seattle has been getting record amounts of rain and you’d think I should be used to it by now, but I’m not. I want to be warm and dry and wearing open-toed shoes. I want to wear pastels and maybe even have a little bit of a tan. Urban Outfitters reached out to share some of their suuuper-cute spring styles and it got me craving a seasonal change in a BIG way.
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The countdown is ON. I’m heading to London with Virgin Atlantic to celebrate their new direct flights from Seattle to London! We leave tomorrow, so I’ll be sharing all of the amazing places we go, what we eat, and all of the adventures we have, but until then… I’ve put a lot of thought into what to pack for the 10-hour flight. I’ve seen tons of ‘essentials’ lists, so I’m all good there (aka pack a phone charger and medications). But I also tend to bring along a few items that help make traveling a little less stressful.
It’s been a few weeks since I officially kicked off the bedroom renovation and –woof– so much has happened. I don’t even know where to start… if you’ve been following on Instagram stories, you know the gist of it: we started removing drywall and found… more paneling, then sooooo much wallpaper. 19 different kinds of wallpaper to be exact. Nineteen. And nothing quite prepared us for what we found on the ceiling…
(Brace yourself, none of these photos are edited or Pinterest-worthy at all!)
Do you ever find yourself with an endless amount of tabs open to must read blog posts, your download folder filled with free newsletter opt-ins and your inbox exploding with newsletters? (Joanna’s note: yes.) Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the online creative space for some time, the amount of free business content available can overwhelm you. I still love reading blogs and newsletters, but my favorite way to educate myself is to listen to a business podcast. There are some really great ones out there, so today we’re sharing our favorite podcasts, the best episodes, and tips on fitting all of these podcasts into your schedule.
Seriously, is there a Friday about which I’ve been this excited? Not for a long time… what a week! Drywall is IN here at the house, which means the renovation is moving along. Sometimes I go into the bedroom just to pet them. My birthday is tomorrow, but we might spend the day painting the room simply because I want to be in it already!
Also, Seattle friends, mark your calendars because one of my absolute favorite brands, Cuyana, is in town and hosting an essential tour! You can find out more here + RSVP. I wish I could be there, but I’ll be in London. My girl Kasey from Turntable Kitchen will be curating the music, so be sure to stop by!
It must be because my previous jobs were as a textile designer for bedding companies, but I always seem to have my eyes open for gorgeous printed textiles! My latest discovery is Made of Cloth, a textile house out of Essex, Vermont. The vibe is modern, fresh, and casual with a color palette of natural linen, soft blues, and striking white.