Monday, April 11, 2011

For Out-of-Towners....

In case you are wondering where you might want to stay... here in Redmond, we have a lovely Marriot that's in the Redmond Town Center. I'm trying to persuade my parents to stay there the night before the wedding, but it's very centrally located (like 5 minutes from our house) and you can walk to shops/coffee/or even movies if you're bored! Also, some fun things to do around here, if you rent a car: There is the famous Pike Place Market (for lovely treats such as tiny donuts and flying fish),

The Space Needle: (360* views of Seattle.. could you ask for more?)

You could also check out Marymoor Park, the Woodland Park Zoo, Mighty-O Donuts (all vegan and organic!), or Fremont, home of the Fremont Troll (and delicious gelato!)

Some places we like to eat are:

The Venus Cafe/ Mars Bar- in an actual bar, the food is phenemonal; especially for Sunday brunch!

Tropea Ristorante Italiano; somehow, the waiters know just the right wine to recommend for any meal. While tiny (and sometimes forcing you to overhear your neighbor's inappropriate conversations) this is one of our favorite date spots!

Yummy Pho: just down the street, and perfect on a cold day.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cupcake Tasting!!

After much discussion, we are having a cupcake tasting next weekend at New York Cupcakes! Getting very excited! They have over 40 kinds of cupcakes, so it was kind of hard to narrow it down. (but, unlike other bakeries that shall remain nameless, they will a.) let us choose 10 kinds to try and b.) have tastings several days of the week, not just one or two random days in a month, during the time that I am working... ergo, they are even more awesome!) The store itself has ridiculously cute decor and SELLS FROSTING BY THE DOUBLE SHOT! (see below)

Can you believe it?

We will not probably be having robot cupcakes though; but they are awfully cute!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


OMG you guys... John and I have been working on registries online for the last week or so. After much thought, we decided to register at 3 places, all of which can be shopped from online. The largest (and most varied) registry is at You can visit: to see our exact list, or search for either of our names. We are also registered at Sur La Table ( for kitchen items; John REALLY wants to get the feather duster, especially since he has disclosed a passion for dusting, so I really hope someone gets that for us! Last, but not least, I went to Macy's to pick out fancy china- I found this pattern that I loved a few years ago (which actually gave me hope that I would one day find someone to marry) and now? It's discontinued. I found a really lovely (and more colorful) replacement though, so if you're into buying expensive dishes, by all means look us up on or in the store. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Save the Dates!

Save the dates are going out soon! (as soon as I make it to Costco for more supplies...) I'm busy gathering addresses and envelopes... just wanted to give an update!