Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Portland Appreciation + Things to See // TRAVEL + VLOG

So, I've finally found a city that rivals my love of Seattle. And that city, if you read the title, is obviously none other than Portland, Oregon. 

I almost didn't get to go, but my aunt offered to take me, which I am more than thankful for! We went only for a day and I saw so much. I really want to stay for 3 or 4 days on my next visit. 

I also have another video for you guys, and I would really appreciate if you watched it. I think the music selection for this one is superb again!

Portland Appreciation from Celeste on Vimeo.

So what's so great about Portland?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Visiting Vancouver // TRAVEL

I knew that this year while I was up north in Seattle again, that I really wanted to visit Vancouver. If you didn't know, I've already been to Whistler (my most repinned & viewed post of all time!) and I've been to Victoria. Vancouver seemed like the natural place to go next. 

My cousin and I decided to go for a weekend and book a hostel. We stayed at the Vancouver Backpacker House in Burnaby, and for a private room with 3 beds for a night it was $60. Great deal! The place was nice, and in a nice area as well. I definitely recommend it, if you don't mind being out of the city.

It was at max a 10 minute walk to the Skytrain station at the Metropolis at Metrotown (which was HUGE by the way) and we had great weather the whole weekend through. It was fun to explore, eat food, drink (as BC's drinking age is 19 rather than the American 21), and shop. Also, I gotta say, I'm happy about everything being cheaper than it actually seems in Canada. Gotta love the conversion rate!

Please check out my video, I'm very proud of it and it's only 2 and half minutes long :)

Photo Diary:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Recent Favs + Links // LIFE

Thought I'd update you guys with some recent favorites of mine. I'll admit, these are totally all over the place. But that's fun, right?

Let's start out with some games

  • I've been out, but I totally go into Stardew Valley. If you guys played Harvest Moon, then you'll love this. It's Harvest Moon advanced for the PC. It actually recently got me back into my Harvest Moon DS Cute
  • Pokemon Go--this should totally be obvious. I've been obsessed since pokemon since I was 4 or 5, and have played a game from every generation since original Red and Blue. You can BET I was hella excited to play this. 

How bout some food stuff?

  • I love the IHOP Cinnastack French Toast. Guys, I strongly recommend you try this recipe from CopyKat Recipes. I don't make the cream cheese icing (out of laziness) or the pancakes (I do french toast instead) but she nailed the recipe to the cinnamon spread pretty good. Also, it makes a TON. I have a lot left over and that leads me to my next favorite.
  • Bagels. This may be really random, but I had a craving for bagels and then I couldn't be stopped. My recent favorite thing to do is toast a bagel and top it with the cinnamon spread for breakfast. It's soooooo good, and very easy!

Let's hear it for fashion:

  • I don't know why it took me so long to get a chambray jean shirt. My unofficial office uniform seems to always revolve around me topping off the outfit with my chambray shirt. I thrifted my Old Navy one, but you can find them everywhere. 
  • So have you ever found yourself being in a subculture/stereotype without even knowing it? I just recently found this out, but there is a subculture called "ART HOE " (lmao that name tho) that I've always known and found myself fitting in with...but I never knew it was an actual thing! It's really interesting. Here's a few links about it.
    • Top 20 Art Hoe Closet Basics - Also, this tumblr takes a lot of submissions for the art hoe style, so it gives you a look at what the aesthetic is.
    • Art Hoes: A Field Guide - A general article about the subculture, although it's a bit iffy on a bit of its points. 
  • I thought I'd mention the necklace I wore in my last outfit post. It's from Honeybee Alley and I'm still wearing it a ton. It's perfect to wear with a plain outfit as a pop of interesting. 
  • Instead of making a seperate section, I'll add in that I'm loving Nyx Liquid Suede in Stone Fox and Covergirl Stay Matte BB Cream.
Unrelated to favs but here's a colorful Ringo I'll sneak in

Gotta gotta gotta have some art favs:

(These are more just artists I've been loving)
  • Angemillerart - A painter, who has been doing a "Sea Garden" series full of bright, fantastical shapes of undersea life. 
  • Yumiphilips - I honestly just really enjoy her color palette. It's soothing..but with something else that's provoking. 
  • Fireflyfiphie - Love her art journal. In fact, she reallly makes me want to start one as well. Maybe when I get back home, I already have two sketchbooks with me!