Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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Patty's Eggnest - Lynnwood, WA

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to Seattle to catch the Mariners/Yankees series. To avoid lines at the border, we went really early and stopped for breakfast before the malls opened.

My parents recommended a place that they had been to with my Aunt, Patty's Eggnest. I had wanted to go to the place with the 12-egg omelette, and thought that it was Patty's. It's not, that place is Beth's Cafe, and I'll be heading there on my next trip.

Reading about Patty's on Yelp got me really excited. Everything sounded so good - but one item in particular caught my eye.

My boyfriend had this - I forget exactly what it is, but the omelette had artichokes, spinach, and other healthy things. It was served with chorizo. Definitely good.

I had what can only be described as the best idea ever. Nutter Butter French Toast. I love peanut butter - so, so much. If something has peanut butter it is instantly better and I'm definitely getting it. I had no idea how they were going to pull this off, so I was definitely intrigued.

2 pieces of DEEP FRIED French toast, topped with Devonshire cream and bananas, served with bacon.

Yes, you read correctly. Deep Fried. But where was the peanut butter? (For those more interested in the bacon, it was THICK-cut. Maybe the thickest bacon I've eaten.)

The peanut butter was hiding inside the french toast. Essentially, it was a peanut butter sandwich, deep fried, french toast style.

I felt both amazing and disgusting as I was eating it. It was such a huge portion of fatty food that I couldn't finish it.

Overall, it was good and I'd get it again. I just with it had more peanut butter in the middle. With peanut butter, I think more is better.

Patty's Eggnest
402 164th St SW
Lynnwood, WA

Outfit Posts

Monday, July 26, 2010
I've been asked more than a few times about why I don't do outfit posts.

One of the reasons is because I don't have a photographer.
Once, I asked my boyfriend to take pictures of me, but they weren't right.

However, at the request of Nicole & Ace, I'm posting one of those photos, just to illustrate why.

Wearing: James Perse tee, GAP khakis, random shades, Zara clogs

My boyfriend wanted to make sure that the scenery was in the picture. What a cutie.

Food For Thought

Saturday, July 17, 2010
On bravery:

What you consider to be brave may come naturally to someone.

Be mindful that what you do, no matter how insignificant, may be brave to someone else.

Traveling Fashionista: Packing

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So you're backpacking through Europe/Asia/South America....and you're carrying everything on your back. That's right, on your ONE bag.

I backpacked through Europe 2 years ago (late August to November) and made it through with one bag. In fact, I even brought home a long wool-blend coat from H&M. And 5 or 6 pairs of shoes.

Here are 3 tips to maximize your bag:

1) Bring only what you NEED...or when in doubt, bring things you don't mind parting with

Sounds simple enough right? The time of year I went was tricky, the weather was HOT at the beginning of the trip (especially in NYC and Greece), but by the time I was going home, it was freezing in Switzerland, France and London. If you're like me and traveling over multiple seasons, it's much harder to pack.
Single season travel is so much easier: sandals, skirts, dresses, bikinis - all things you will use often. But on my trip, I didn't need that 3rd bathing suit after Greece, or the shorts. Lucky for me, I had brought some older shorts and swimsuits, so I just left them at the hostel, or you can always find a consignment store/charity shop.

2) Take the time to pack your bag

Yeah, packing sucks. Big time. But if you're trying to cram your bag with more than it should hold, make sure you take the time to pack well. I stayed at a B&B in Marseilles before going back to London so I had plenty of time to pack, unpack and re-pack my bag. I had a separate plastic bag of things that had never seen the inside of my backpack. But I fit everything in. Wool coat and all.

3) Roll & Stuff

Make use of every bit of space that you can, especially if you're short on space. Roll your clothes up to make them as compact as possible, stuff underwear and socks into shoes, whatever it takes. The packing compartments and cubes that are available are helpful, but if you can't afford those, then extra-large Ziploc bags work just as well, if not better. These items help you stay organized, and make packing simpler and less stressful. Ziploc bags are really good because you can take the air out of them, literally taking advantage of all the space you have