I have been in Seattle for more than a year now and although i still have a lot to explore in this city, i guess its safe to say that i am a local now. Today's post is about one of the Seattle's famous tourist attractions. It's the Pike Place Market, one of the country's oldest farmers' markets.
Pike place market is the home for lot of small business owners, and local farmers who sell fresh fruits(i had the tastiest pear ever, and of course the rainier cherries), flowers, and some amazingly fresh seafood. There is the world famous fish market, where fishmongers sing and toss fishes back and forth(mimicked as flying fish), entertaining the crowd while doing business. Although market's usually crowded with tourists, lots of locals regularly visit the market to buy fresh seafood and fruits or veggies.
Hope you all had a fun weekend. We did some fun activity with friends this weekend, white water rafting! We did few rapids, hit a rock, a friend fell out from the raft into the rapids, Tee rescued him like a hero (True story!), it was FUN. Loving summer so far, a relaxing road trip, vacation in Florida, and now some adventure in WA. Coming to the vacation in the Sunshine state, today's post was shot there. We had a party at my SIL's place with friends and family. It was an indian style party with some yum food. Since i don't get to go ethnic often, i grabbed this opportunity and went all out indian style.
I love kurta churidhaar, i spent my four years at college wearing sawlar kameez (not like this one, very simple ones) everyday. I had a huge collection, in various colors and fabrics(cotton is my most favorite, great for Indian weather), now all that sits at home in India inside the closed doors. So you can guess how excited i would have been to go ethnic in a bright indian outfit.
I am back with the rest of the pictures from our road trip to Olympic national park. If you haven't already, go check out the first day pictures here, now onto day 2 & 3. Second day was spent relaxing on the beach(ruby beach), driving around the Hoh rain forest, spotting a big cedar tree, hiking around the hall of mosses trail in the rain forest, and eating some good food with a view of the ocean at the Kalaloch lodge.
I am back to the scenic pacific north west and with a post on few glimpses of its scenic beauty. Before i left on my vacation, we went on a road trip(not camping) to the Olympic National Park, during the july 4th long weekend. The national park is about 3-4 hours drive from Seattle, it has scenic views, camping grounds all around (perfect time of the year to go camping), hiking trails, beaches, beautiful falls, rain forest, etc. I shared few pictures on the Instagram during our trip. Thought i would share some more here on the blog. Here's some pics from our first day there through our camera and iPhone's lens.
The fun begins.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge, majestic!
I recently subscribed to Birchbox (monthly subscription to sample size makeup and skin care products), and got my first box in june. The july's box will be waiting for me at home when i head back from Florida, can't wait. I don't do much makeup, but i do try some now and then. I signed up with birchbox to begin experimenting with some skincare and makeup products without spending a whole lot of money on full size products which might end up not right for me. I thought i would do a post on the products i receive every month, and thus we have a new monthly series in AGT "Opening my Birchbox".
Hola from Florida! I am in the sunshine state partly for my summer vacation and partly for a lot of things which i will tell you guys later. Though the vacation is going great for me, it didn't go good for AGT, as i was not posting for the past few days. I always post minimum two posts every week, but i missed one last week, which i feel very bad about, because consistency is the key when its comes to blogging. Sorry guys, i lost my macbook's charger on my flight, and there was no mac charger at my SIL's (Tee's sis) place where i am staying. All my pictures were in the mac, and i had the chance to buy a new one only yesterday, and finally ready to post today!
Lately i am trying my hand at cooking asian food, like this simple stir fried noodles that i am making often, and also various thai curries. I am no expert to make everything from scratch, so i take the help of store bought items now and then especially when trying a new cuisine. Its all trial and error, but once it clicks, i just stick to them. One such grocery store find for thai curries is Trader Joe's Thai Red Curry sauce. Their yellow curry sauce is equally good too. It has the perfect flavor, and the curry is ready in minutes, hence the title of the post!
On the first day of summer, I was on a ferry to see one of the islands of the pacific north west. There are quite a few islands around here, and we chose orcas because we were behind schedule to board the ferry to an other island we were actually planning to see. When life gives you lemons right? It was my first ferry ride here in WA, and the first one ever in which you can take your car with you.
I was at the open deck for the whole ride(except the last 10 minutes maybe), it was freezing cold, and i was not wearing a jacket (check out my outfit) but i didn't mind, the view was worth it. Orcas island was beautiful with amazing views, quaint little town, docks, & of course the beaches. Here are some pictures from our trip.