Every Fall, Elizabeth and I go to Seattle for the weekend to do some shopping. It’s always beautiful and sunny and we love the restaurants there. We had fabulous meals, everywhere.
Plus I introduced her to Chipotles where we had lunch on the way down as well as Sunday! So fresh and yummy.
Our first stop was Lululemon at the Outlet store in Burlington.
We both picked up the crops, so comfortable and fun to have a navy work-out bottom since most of mine are black. I also loved the striped tank, wasn’t too form fitting. The Henley top fabric was sooo soft, just like they say on-line.
Elizabeth has a great red puffer jacket that she wore the whole time (similar to above) and we both bought the white skinny jeans from J. Crew.
White looks so graphic and fresh with colour, and they are dressier than regular jeans.
Then she found the Born boots when we were a Nordstrom and didn’t take them off again (first image) they were so comfortable!
I bought boyfriend jeans very similar to these (above) at White House Black Market last year and I have worn them so much, they are so comfortable.
I’ve also been looking for colourful turtlenecks but there is NO COLOUR out there. Everything is emerald (not for me) and burgundy (same thing). So I bought this toffee coloured one at the Gap along with a raspberry crew neck.
Have you noticed what horrible quality most sweaters are! It’s really hard to find anything without acrylic in it (which pills immediately as you know) these were 100% merino wool.
I also picked up a Michael Kors cross body bag because I needed a smaller bag for especially these kinds of trips when you’re walking around all day and don’t want to carry a big purse.
Two years ago, my friend Irene Frazer bought me a pair of UGG boots when she was in Australia. I LOVED them. And I’ve worn them constantly almost to the point of embarrassment when I’m caught in the mud or rain.
I have a cognac coloured cardigan similar to the one above and it’s what you’ll find me in most days when I’m working in the studio behind my house.
Anyway, Elizabeth finally bought a pair when we were out this weekend, I thought mine were still just fine until I got home and looked at them–eeeeek. Kind of old and worn.
Elizabeth & Maria
See my sisters glowing and tanned face? Lately, people keep asking her if she’s been on vacation.
Well, I’m here to tell you that she has not. My sister is a green smoothie freak! Her smoothies are so stuffed with greens, you can’t call them a smoothie because they are so hard to drink – yuk!
She’s been making green smoothies religiously and daily for three years now and here is the lovely and healthy result! All you have to do is compare her face to mine.
Here is one of her recipes:
4 Cups of Packed Greens, For example, kale, beet greens, dandelions, parsley, carrot tops, swiss chard, stinging nettles and spinach.
1 Cup of Water
2 Cups of Ice
What did I tell you?? Gross right? I chuckle when I read smoothie recipes on line where people are talking about a few spinach leaves and then the rest of it is just a mountain of fruit and berries.
Sadly, I do not have this kind of discipline. But looking at her example, I just might, very soon! I’ll start tomorrow, ha!
Hope you have a wonderful week! xo Maria
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