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Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hello! It's been awhile. Why? you ask. Well, it's complicated. And no, I'm not back for good, but I'm not taking this blog down either. 

You see, I'm now in my 4th year of university, and I'm looking to the future. I started this blog to share my photography and spread some good vibes. I was supported by The Boyfriend who urged me to post regularly, and continued onwards because I needed it for myself. But things have changed, and while not always for the better, there is nothing that can be done about it.

But why now? Why am I posting a photo now? The answer is, I don't know. Sometimes we need a little cheer and a good picture to raise our spirits. For me, that was now and today.

So here is a picture from my trip to California last summer:

Starbucks Reserve

I've had this post in my drafts since December 2014 and thought I would finally post it:

So Starbucks has a Reserve Store, which is like a huge, glorified fancy Starbucks cafe. The Friend took me there after seeing The Hobbit (!!), and I had a wonderful time wandering around.

It's made up of four different sections. There's a restaurant by the well-known Tom Douglas that serves pizza and wine in one corner. In another is a coffee-tasting bar. Then there's the place where they roast and bag the beans; sort of a factory-like setup. And of course, the baristas and where they make regular Starbucks orders. It was truly an experience I hadn't had elsewhere, and I was really happy to be there.

The Friend was a great sport about me taking all these pictures, which was wonderful too, haha.

We got a seat at the "bar stools" where we could watch the baristas make the drinks. It was quite busy there, and a great way to remove ourselves from the general crowdedness (it recently opened here apparently).

If you got your drinks "for here", they served them on a wooden platter with complimentary seltzer water and an almond cookie. The overall building had tons of wood accents, which lent a nice ambiance among the dreary Seattle weather.

Their mugs have the star and R logo that represents the Starbucks Reserve (SR).

The Friend and I got espresso drinks specially served at SR.