http://instatbt.com/Place/bird-rock-san-diego/494055160707595Bird Rock, San DiegoSo stoked for a low-key, productive, delightful weekend at home: big plans of cleaning the apartment, taking Gert to a therapy dog trial and writing a lot of words while drinking a lot of coffee ✨
http://instatbt.com/Place/university-of-washington/26809142University of WashingtonImportant poll happening in my Stories right now: IS FALL THE MOST MAGICAL SEASON?! Give me your thoughts, please and thank you 🍁// seattle + more leaf peeping in Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/suzzallo-library/213301636Suzzallo LibraryWill travel for libraries 📚❤💯 (also can you believe this is in Seattle and not somewhere in Europe!) // seattleimratherfondoflibraries + another peek on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/temecula-california/213997539Temecula, CaliforniaHi! Instagram has felt kind of weird to me lately. A lot of people are mad about the algorithm shifts or how some influencers use it, and so I wanted to just share a little bit of how I approach it.
All of my photos are taken on my iPhone 7 (although I'm thinking of upgrading) and edited using VSCO and Instagram editing tools. No Photoshop is ever used, and no photos are manipulated beyond filters, cropping and maybe adding some exposure or contrast. I take 99% of my photos, but do sometimes ask my husband to be an Instagram husband and hand him my phone once I've put on a cute outfit and found a cool wall and basically set everything up (aka I don't have tripod or use self-timer, because personally that would feel so bizarre). I sometimes get some cool opportunities thrown my way because of the blogging and freelancing I do, but I also have a full-time job that pays the bills and gives me a lot of freedom to be selective on what projects I do work on. If I'm sharing something here, it's because I'm genuinely excited by it. love blue skies and books and beaches, pops of color and plants and my pug. That's what my unedited camera roll is full of, too!
Mostly: I might not share every moment of every day on Instagram (this is definitely the highlight reel, not the behind the scenes), but it is my real life ✨
http://instatbt.com/Place/denver-botanic-gardens/279741Denver Botanic GardensAn unexpected highlight of our recent trip to Denver: monarch season at the denverbotanic ✨// a few more photos are up on the blog today [link in profile]
http://instatbt.com/Place/salvation-mountain/213885570Salvation MountainTook a mini road trip with aly_gill (in a cherry red buickusa convertible!) to this bizarre, wonderful, unexpected, colorful mountain of paint in the middle of the desert ✨// salvationmountain + more desert discoveries on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/kindred/644963576KindredFun fact: my drink is millennial pink, made with gin and vegan egg whites, and was concocted when I asked for something "refreshing and pretty" 🙌🏻 // sandiego + taking aly_gill to my fave neighborhood spots today on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/colorado-state-capitol/214475688Colorado State CapitolGood morning from the Mile High city! Fun Denver fact: the sky actually IS bluer here because of the altitude and reduced water vapor (which also makes it easier to hit home runs!) ✨ // denver
http://instatbt.com/Place/denver-botanic-gardens/279741Denver Botanic GardensPeak foliage hasn't quite hit Denver yet, but the 70-degree sunshine still made it a perfect day to enjoy all of the (still) greenery 🍃// denver + all of the flowers on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/cherry-creek-bike-trail/1042457942534058Cherry Creek Bike TrailOne of my favorite parts of kimpton hotels (beyond the fact that they're super dog-friendly AND have a free wine hour every night): their partnership with publicbikes! We decided to go on a spin around Denver right after checking into hotelborndenver, and it was the perfect way to get a feel for the Mile High City 🚲🍂😎 // denver + more of where we biked on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/brooklyn-bridge/49695104Brooklyn BridgeOn the blog today: the places I recommend most in the USA (OF COURSE Brooklyn is on the list) 🏙✨// ps would love to know what cities I missed - already getting some great travel inspiration from the comments!
http://instatbt.com/Place/mister-as-restaurant/215604799Mister A's RestaurantWe went out to dinner tonight, and this was the view: it made me a little nostalgic for life in New York City (but then again it was 70 degrees and sunny all day and only took 10 minutes to get home soooo I'll take it) 🏙✨// sandiego + sunset views on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/gustavia/214973382GustaviaStill can't quite comprehend the devastation in one of my favorite regions of the world: I've been lucky enough to visit the Caribbean many times over the last five years, and I'm always been struck by its natural beauty and the warmth of its people. Highly recommend checking out afarmedia's latest piece on how to help (linked in my bio) and listening to today's episode of The Daily podcast to understand the scope of the damage and our part in it. I'm planning to donate to local organizations on different islands, and more than anything: I'm going to go back, just as soon as I can ❤
http://instatbt.com/Place/north-park-san-diego/327138North Park, San DiegoLiving in California again means buying fresh flowers and produce at the local farmers market every week 💐🙌🏻// northparksandiego
http://instatbt.com/Place/marin-headlands/1766Marin HeadlandsRoadtripping from Marin County to San Diego in a shiny new and super tech-savvy chevrolet Equinox today and sharing a few of my favorite Central California views on Stories ✨
http://instatbt.com/Place/space-needle/2999789Space NeedleIt only took 24 hours for me to fall a little bit in love with Seattle: a few highlights from a quick work trip are up on the blog [link in profile] // seattle
http://instatbt.com/Place/glasswing/221185950GlasswingThis is a very delightful plant-filled corner that I discovered in between meetings and it is bringing me a lot of joy🍃✨// seattle + more gems on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/brooklyn-bridge/49695104Brooklyn BridgeForever amazed by the strength and resilience of New York City, and grateful to have had the privilege of living there 🏙✨ // neverforget
http://instatbt.com/Place/united-states-court-of-international-trade/250343964United States Court of International TradeWe got married six months ago today! Since then we've taken a honeymoon, thrown a party, left our first apartment and moved across the country. It hasn't always been easy, but there's no one else I'd rather share this life (or this pug child) with 💕// 📸by matrickphoto
http://instatbt.com/Place/botanical-building/216015102240939Botanical BuildingThere's still plenty to explore, but this is a top contender for my favorite view in San Diego so far ✨// sandiego + a peek inside on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/california-dreamin-balloon-adventures/257099195California Dreamin' Balloon AdventuresThe first hot air balloon was flown in 1783, and I'm pretty sure it's been the most magical form of transportation ever since. We saw sunrise high above the vineyards and valleys of Temecula today with cal_dreamin_ and it was simply stunning ✨ // sandiegoseemoresunrises + more views on Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/surfrider-beach/443474572660429Surfrider BeachThis morning, aly_gill and I strapped a couple of surf boards to the top of her car and headed out to Malibu. I might not have caught a ton of waves (...or barely any), but it felt bad-ass to be a couple of ladies out in the ocean! Excited to keep saying yes to the things that feel the most intimidating 🤙🏻// discoverla + more views in Stories!
http://instatbt.com/Place/union-station/745521892319998Union StationDecided on a last-minute weekend getaway to hang out with aly_gill in Los Angeles, and one of the unexpected upsides of the train ride was arriving in this architectural gem ✨// discoverla + more of what we got up to on Stories!