Captain Whidbey Inn | Travel Guide

The Coziest Pacific Northwest Destination, Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island just north of Seattle + the Miracle Pop Up. Travel guide and tips for Whidbey on jojotastic.com #seattle #PNW #whidbeyisland #whidbey #miraclepopup #holidaydecor #pacificnorthwest #christmasdecor #penncove

Recently, I had the opportunity for a mid-week, mini staycation at a new-ish destination just a couple of hours away from Seattle call Captain Whidbey Inn. It was SO beautiful, SO cozy, and SO festive that I knew I had to share with you! It was also the furthest I’ve been from Seattle since my lung surgery, so I was especially happy to be there. Breathing the fresh air of the PNW really brought some stuff into focus for me. Captain Whidbey is a truly magical spot where I will definitely be returning!

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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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Style Your Life Retreat & Styling Workshop recap

A Glimpse into Our Style Your Life Retreat & Styling Workshop in Italy for floral, food, and interior styling. #italy #workshop #retreat #foodstyling #floralstyling #floraldesign #tuscany #creativeretreat #interiorstyling

This year was my second in a row of traveling to Italy, but my first time teaching a styling workshop there! I’ve shared lots of info in the past about the Style Your Life workshop that I co-taught with food stylist Maren Ellingboe King and Sarah Abare of The Stemmery. After being back for just over 2 weeks, I have mentally processed everything from the trip and wanted to offer you a glimpse into it! At the very least, this post will probably inspire a bit of Italian wanderlust, too.

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5 Ways to Get Over Jet Lag That Actually Worked for Me

5 Tried and True Ways to Cure Jet Lag (They've Actually Worked for Me!) #wellness #travel #traveltips #jetlag #jetlagcures #selfcare

Jet lag… woof. When I got back from Italy last week, I felt like I’d been run over by a bus. Not only did I catch a cold while I was there, but my return trip ended up taking about 20 hours. When I got home, allllll I wanted to do was sleep, despite knowing that the best way to cure jet lag is to simply stay awake until it’s a normal bedtime in the new timezone. But with a cold? Yeah, that didn’t happen. So last week, I experimented and found a few tips that I wanted to share with you in case you’ve got any summer travel plans coming up!

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What to Wear in Tuscany: My Packing List for Italy

What to Wear in Tuscany: My Packing List for Italy! #whattowear #packinglist #italy #tuscany #italianriviera #pisa #florence #rome #venice #summerstyle

The countdown is ON! I leave for Italy in just over a week and I could not be more excited. I’ll be traveling in Rome and Florence before heading to Tuscany to wrap things up by teaching our Styling Your Life workshop. I fell in love with Italy last summer when I went for my first time. It feels like a dream to go back again! But what to wear?? Here’s my packing list for Italy in case you need some summer vacation inspiration!

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Our Weekend in the North Cascades

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I always wonder whether you guys are interested in seeing our behind-the-scenes, real life mountain adventures. But here’s the thing: I really want to show them to you! I think it’s so easy to get caught up in everything being perfect and lovely and beautiful on the internet, but part of what I love about video (aka vlogs) is that it’s soooo much more real. So this past weekend, when we went to the North Cascades to do some wedding planning stuff, we shot some video. Get ready to see some of our funny friends, our misadventures, and our second attempt at cross country skiing.

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