Seattle Neighborhood Travel Guide: Ballard Edition

Seattle Travel Guide: What to Eat, See, & Shop in Ballard! Visiting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest? Check out these tips for the Ballard neighborhood in the Emerald City. #seattle #travelguide #ballard #cityguide #PNW #pacificnorthwest

I’ve gone back and forth a bit on whether I want to do neighborhood-specific travel guides for Seattle. Lately, I’ve gotten asked a TON for recommendations though, so here we go! The Emerald City has manyyy incredible neighborhoods, but I wanted to start with the one I call home: Ballard. There’s so much to share about this awesome corner of Seattle… so let’s dig in!

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I Got My Aura Photographed, Here’s What Happened

All About Aura Portrait Photography! What does it mean to have your aura photographed, where you can do it, and more. #aura #auraportrait #auraphotography #wellness #selfcare

AURA AURA is an experiential portrait practice of Detroit-based creative, Eileen Lee. Eileen and I have been internet friends for a very, very long time. I invited my good friend Becca to get her aura portrait photographed with me as soon as Eileen opened her Seattle pop-up. I decided to let Becca tell her view of our aura portrait sessions. AURA AURA is a pop-up aura studio located in Seattle and Detroit. Book an aura portrait session here.

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coming soon to Seattle: Blu Dot

Blu Dot store opening in Seattle. Modern minimalist furniture and home decor, designed in America. @bludot #furniture #bludot #minimalist #modernfurniture #storeopening #seattle

Ever since my days as a wee little industrial design student, I have had a mild obsession with Blu Dot. The modern furniture and home decor brand is only 20 years old, but I’m sure you’ve seen their pieces in countless spaces… especially mine (here, here, and here). Not only is the aesthetic of everything they do so spot on, but it also works so well with different vibes! I’ve seen the same Blu Dot piece in a modern, minimalist space work well in a maximalist, bohemian home… it’s really quite incredible. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that the Minneapolis-based brand was opening a store in Seattle. The 5,800-square-foot store opens next week, but here’s a sneak peek of just how incredible it’s going to be:

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hand-picked clean beauty at Follain

hand-picked clean beauty at Follain. natural skincare, makeup, haircare products. a new store in Seattle. #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty #cleanbeauty #nontoxic @shopfollain

You guys… I am so excited about Seattle’s newest store, Follain. It opened last Friday in U Village and I got a somewhat private tour thanks to my poor calendar management skills (apparently the press preview was Thursday and I showed up on Friday… OOPS.). Thankfully, the founder, Tara Foley, was there and walked me through how she started the brand, the mission of Follain, and all of her favorite products. Oh, and she’s just plain lovely! Not only is the store gorgeous, but it also features a thoughtful curation of clean beauty, skincare, and haircare products unlike any store already here. As I replace more and more of my products with natural, clean alternatives, I am sure that Follain will be an incredible resource going forward.

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summer sailing adventures with our dogs + Stella & Chewy’s

summer sailing adventures with our wiener dogs. find out more on jojotastic.com! #ad #akibbleabove #stellaandchewys

This post is sponsored by Stella & Chewy’s. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

These days our adventures are a bit limited because of my leg, but there’s one outdoor activity that I can still do: sailing! We especially love to go out on the boat with the dogs during the summer to catch the sunset over the Olympics. When Stella & Chewy’s reached out to share how we go above and beyond for our pups, I knew exactly the stories I wanted to share with you guys.

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