Music of the Moment

Birthday Edition

The Naked And Famous Album, Simple Forms (THE ENTIRE ALBUM. LIKE LITERALLY EVERY SONG. SERIOUSLY.)

FRENSHIP – 1000 Nights

Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch

Louis The Child – Fire (ft. Evalyn)

Majestyy – Beautiful Child of Everlasting Love

NEIKED – Sexual (ft. Dyo)

Woodes – The Thaw

STRFKR – Open You Eyes

King Deco – Read My Lips

Ben Phipps – I Don’t Think So

Laakes – Fold

Era Istrefi – Bonbon (Marshmello Remix)

Music of the Moment

September Edition

Bastille’s new album, Wild World (my fave tracks are Good Grief, The Currents, Fake It)

Betty Who – I Love You Always Forever (I’m a sucker for covers)

Project 46 – Stars (ft. Haley)

Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You

Foreign Air – Echo

Trace – Low

No Sleep – Born To Lose (ft. Gia Koka)

Jai Wolf – Drive (ft. The Chain Gang of 1974) RAC remix

Steve James – In My Head (ft. RKCB)

Danelle & Salda – Nobody

Maggie Lindermann – Things (Taylor Wise remix)

Aubergine Machine – Only

 

 

Missing You

Can you hear my voice break
Can you hear my heart bake

Let you know my hands shake
Love
I can hear you whisper
I can hear that it burns
And I know that this hurts
Love

Picture you kissing me as were falling asleep
Oh this feeling is marrow deep

You call and all I wanna do now
Is be there with you
You say that I’m your beautiful
I’m your beautiful love
Oh I’m missing you
I’m missing you

I don’t wanna wait for
Us to be together
Everyday is torture
Love
You know that the one place
I can really feel safe
Is thinking of your face
Love

Picture you on the floor
Your watching the door
I know who you’re waiting for

You call and all I wanna do now
Is be there with you
You say that I’m your beautiful
I’m your beautiful love
Oh I’m missing you
I’m missing you

I’m missing you
I’m missing you
I’m missing you
I’m missing you

Promise that I will be
Seeing you in my dreams
Tell me that you love me
Love

You call and all I wanna do now
Is be there with you
You say that I’m your beautiful
I’m your beautiful love
Oh I’m missing you
I’m missing you

I’m missing you
I’m missing you
I’m missing you
I’m missing you

Music of the Moment

August Edition

Fitz and the Tantrums’ new album (my fave tracks are: A Place for Us, Burn It Down, and Run It)

Astrid S EP (my fave tracks are: Paper Thin, Hurts So Good). Also check out Running Out

GLADES – Drive

Crywolf – Shrike

Anne-Marie – Alarm (Marshmello Remix)

Vaults – Poison

Kitten – Like A Stranger

The New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands On You

The Head and The Heart – All We Ever Knew

The Naked and Famous – Laid Low (thanks c!)

Jarryd James – 1000x

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Can I (Tez Cadey Remix)

Brett – California Nights

Hellberg & Aaron Richards – Synchronize (Acoustic)

 

 

 

 

I Left My Heart In Seattle

For b‘s vacation before lactation (credit: g), I suggested Seattle. I could not think of a better place for a quick girls getaway. Thankfully, my suggestion was warmly welcomed! I was so so so exited to show them why I loved Seattle so much. And in true kc fashion, I detailed planned our trip, by the hour, in an excel spreadsheet. That’s how I do.

b had a few requests, which were happily obliged:

  • Sushi Kashiba (at sushi bar)
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Hike

We arrived in Seattle late Wed night and tried to make it to Toulouse Petit for a late night snack. Unfortunately, they had already made their last call for food so we walked down the street to Mecca Cafe. We legit demolished their corned beef hash and chicken fried steak. When it’s 1am, you’re super hungry, and you find yourself in Lower Queen Anne, head to Mecca!

After our first pig out of the trip, we headed to Gas Works Park, my favorite spot to see the Seattle skyline, especially at night.

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absolutely gorgeous

By the time we checked into our AirBnB in the Fremont neighborhood, it was almost 3am! We settled in right away and knocked out. The cozy, affordable studio was just perfect for the three of us. I would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

We started the next day with coffee at a local coffee shop before heading to the Fremont Troll. Yes, it’s touristy, but it’s just something you have to see!

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After the troll, we stopped by Paseo for some sandwiches. Paseo has always been my top recommendation for anyone vising Seattle. The prawn and scallop sammies were so freakin’ delicious! In the days leading up to the trip, I craved them. I dreamt about them. There might have been some drooling involved. But when I actually got my hands on the sandwiches, I was disappointed. The prawn was overly salty. Almost to the point where I didn’t want to finish it. There was also less meat than I remembered. I thought Paseo was pretty generous before, but this time around, I got more lettuce and sauteed onions than anything else. Hopefully this was just an off day…

To work off our lunch, we rented kayaks and paddled out to Lake Union. I absolutely love water sports so this is one of my favorite activities in Seattle.

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One of b‘s requests was to eat at the sushi bar of Sushi Kashiba. Reservations aren’t offered for the sushi bar so in order to secure a seat, I booked a reservation at 5:00pm, right when the restaurant opens. But being natural laggers and not accounting for the terrible parking sitch at Pike Place, we got there around 5:15pm and the sushi bar was already full. Luckily, we were told that the second seating for the sushi bar would start around 7pm so we had to option of either sitting at a regular table right away or waiting for the sushi bar. Of course we chose the latter.

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I’ve never had omakase before and I’m so glad my first time was at Sushi Kashiba. The fish was so fresh, the selection and progression was perfect for my tastes, the service was outstanding, and to top everything off, this delicious meal + sake was only $120! What a steal!

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aahhhhmazing

The last piece was blue-fin collar, my favorite of the whole meal. Talk about saving the best for last!

We followed up an amazing dinner with an amazing sunset down at the waterfront.

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The next day, we started with a quick visit to Snoqualmie Falls. It’s been 7 years or so since I last visited and there must have been some renovations because I remember the lookout point very differently.

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We then proceeded to the highlight of our trip, an 8 mile hike, or in this case, more like strategic walking on jagged rocks.

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If it wasn’t for the rocks, I would classify the hike as moderate

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The view was definitely worth it. All the pain, the exhaustion, the hunger, the thirst. EVERYTHING. Our only regret was not starting sooner so we could play in the water.

By the time we started heading back to the trailhead, it was already late. We hauled ass so we could make it home in time to get ready for a night out. Our poor feet.

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The promoter that g was talking to told us that we had to be at the club by 11pm, otherwise, there would be a really long wait. Well, we got there at 10:50pm (which btw we’ve probably never done, like ever) and it was COMPLETELY EMPTY. Not one single soul. So we just took a few shots and went to the lounge next door to drink some more.

Best. Decision. Ever.

It was so much more fun! One of the funnest nights I’ve had in a long while. Best part of the night? Witnessing a former male stripper twerk in a handstand. WOW.

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my loves

The next day, we ended the trip with a visit to Chihuly Glass and Garden, as b requested. And of course, we couldn’t leave without indulging in oysters!

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10 years ago, Seattle was just this mysterious place that was known to be rainy and depressing and the only significance it had was that he lived there. Seattle now has my heart for completely different reasons than it initially did, and I have all the wonderful memories from my numerous visits in the past 10 years to thank. From living in a treehouse to kayaking Lake Union to taking in the beauty of Mt. Rainier as I hit mile 10 of my first marathon, Seattle will always have a special place in my heart.