Salutation Nation

“A photographer gets people to pose for him.  A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” ~T. Guillemets Community, togetherness, and living well. These are all elements that my favorite yoga apparel company, Lululemon, embraces and that I personally…

Vercingetorix Vineyard

Vercingetorix Vineyard

Over Labor Day, Pete and I went wine tasting in Newberg before continuing down south to the Oregon State Fair in Salem. In this part of the Willamette Valley, vineyards that specialize in the Pinot Noir grades are plentiful. This…

Simple Pleasure: Fashion Season

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ~Oscar Wilde As I’ve mentioned numerous times, downtown Portland is abuzz with events throughout the year. Tomorrow, local stores are participating in downtown Portland’s Fashion’s Night Out. It’s basically a chance to see…

Labor Day Fun

The words “Labor Day” bring to mind the end of summer, kids running off to school, and backyard barbecues. This year, I’ll be spending this long weekend with my friends. There are so many activities happening in Portland this weekend,…

Living in the Moment

“Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow a vision of hope.  Look to this day for it is life.” ~Unknown There have been several moments lately when I’ve paused for a moment, taken a breath, and realized that a lot has…

The Portland Twilight Criterium

As I exited my building tonight en route for a nice walk around the block, I stepped into a big surprise: the Portland Twilight Criterium bike race! These racers careened around the corners, and as I took the picture above…

The Aspen Is A Lovers' Tree

The Aspen Is A Lovers’ Tree

“And the wind full of wantonness Woos like a lover The young Aspen trees Till they tremble all over.” ~Thomas Moore Along the Fish Creek Falls hike in Steamboat Springs stand a countless number of Aspen trees, many of which…

Fish Creek Falls Hike in Colorado

Fish Creek Falls Hike in Colorado

Some people feel inspired when they hear beautiful music, go to church, or meditate. Like many of you know, I feel most inspired when I’m out and about in nature. While visiting Colorado, one of my favorite activities was hiking…

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