Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Joule - Seattle, WA

Joule has been one of our newest favorite restaurants (posted about their brunch here)... to the point we took all our out of town guests here during the holidays. I love their custom sign playing off their name and Korean-fusion theme.

Husband's "Jalisco Campfire" made with tequila, agave, thai chili, and lime and my "Sweet Freedom" in the background of blood orange and elderflower liqueurs, lime, and makoli... so delicious!

Beer tartare with Asian pear and spicy code roe aioli.

Toast with oyster butter, smoked marrow, and pickled shallot.

Seaweed risotto, pickled leek, and smoked chili. Awesome twist on comfort food! Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, the husband and wife cooking duo, are seriously geniuses.

Spicy rice cake, chorizo, and pickled mustard green. Best take on dukbokki.

"That" short rib steak and grilled kimchi. Such flavorful kalbi.

Pork chop in date molasses with charred apple slaw.

Side of Chinese broccoli in walnut pesto.

Apple bread pudding, foie gras, and smokey buttermilk ice cream. Foie gras adds a smooth savory hint.

Joule box, pearl tapioca, and ruby grapefruit brulee in coconut.

Taro cheesecake.

Outdoor fire pit that I think they'll add patio seating around come spring. Can't wait until warmer weather!

Joule on Urbanspoon

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Our Wedding: Polaroid invitations

Polaroid invitations by Joséphine Jameson
Photography by Benj Haisch

The process of our wedding invitations was quite an adventure... Since husband and I both love photography, we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding, from our DIY photobooth Save the Date to our Polaroid wedding invitations. I first saw this idea from a graphic designer online so I hired the company to create our invitations. Three weeks before the projected deadline of sending out our invites, the company completely ceased contact. I sent reminders and questions, but received no responses. Finally, when I still hadn't heard back on the day we were supposed to have sent the invites out, I contacted my online friend Josie. Josie and I have "known" each other for years, and she had recently started her own graphic design company. I emailed her in a panic hoping she would be able to reproduce the vision of our Polaroid wedding invitations. Josie worked super hard on them, cutting out all the photos and Polaroids by hand, and shipped them to me within a week. She even gifted us a handmade personalized family tree, which was so sweet. Josie, I cannot thank you enough!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Holiday uniform + accessories

Madewell lace dress
Christian Louboutin glitter pumps

I'm a few weeks late on posting about holidays... blame crazy 6am-11pm workdays this past month. Anyway, the Christmas tree is no longer in our living room, but I am still wearing this holiday dress around. It's so classic and wearable, yet the lace makes it fancier for occasions. I always like to keep accessories simple but high-impact, like festive, sparkly pumps, a bold red lip, and diamond earrings my parents gifted me on my wedding day.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday brunch: Joule - Seattle, WA

We love Revel and its sister restaurant, Joule, which recently remodeled and moved to Fremont. I'll post about dinner there soon because it is just so good. Today we checked out their brunch, further proving that these two sibling restaurants can do no wrong.

Brunch buffet included with your entree.

My plate (round 1): seaweed cracker, bacon buttermilk biscuit, citrus and mint marmalade, apple tart, pickled squash, and two cheeses.

Husband's plate (round 1): similar to above with an addiction of bacon walnut kale and homemade buttermilk dressing.

Porchetta, stuffed oatmeal, with a sweet chili rub.

Black sesame waffle, katsu-styled chicken fried steak, with smoky maple syrup.

Joule on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ballgame

Rag & Bone alpaca skirt
Acne suede boots (similar)
Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder bag
Photography by Miguel Marino

Never knew I would revisit the letterman jacket post high school, but I fell for the sweater sleeves and dusty pink body on this one from Madewell. Anyway, my husband aka blog photographer started his side photography business! He is available for portraits, engagement sessions, and weddings. Please like his page on Facebook! Thank you for your support. :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Poison ivy pants

Vince chambray shirt (similar)
Zara sweater and lace pants (similar)
Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet

First post of the new year! Christmas decor has been shelved away, and we've literally thrown away our tree -- as in, we tossed it over our deck into the yard, which seemed the easier/less pine needles everywhere option. I'm hoping these green lace pants will give me a small reminder of the past wonderful holiday cheer while wearing them as I return to work...