a Taylored Approach
2/19/2018 0 Comments
Sleepless in Seattle
It wasn't a weekend spent looking for my Sam Baldwin but instead, full of warm and fuzzy moments when you realize how quickly time can get away. When the stars aligned for a much needed escape, I jumped in. Meeting a new pink door and two Moana obsessed boys was on the agenda plus a catch up with a gal who I was lucky enough to spend my early retail years right next to. It's amazing how those 6 years feel like a lifetime ago and I really don't know how we were able to run successful businesses being neighbors as the routine always included a long morning coffee break, a midday shopping fix, followed by a jaunt or two around the store. We were bosses though and loved every minute of it. I still remember the day when we found out we would be moving closer to our respective hometowns. Amazing opportunities and what allowed us to navigate our careers with ease but a goodbye where I couldn't even say the word. And alas, what continues to ring loud and true in my life are the girl bosses I've cultivated along the way have each helped me feel good in my own skin. This babe is no exception and one who has pushed both sides of myself; the fearless career girl and the naive girl who has slowly disappeared.
Looking back in my early store years, I always thought I would end up in Seattle sitting in a corner office as a Savvy buyer. Flash forward and although, my career took me on a different journey, there was something about exploring the city that felt familiar even though I had only been there once before. Maybe it's the marble and pink coffee shop I had to venture to in Ballard for a photo op or the hot pink elephant sign I snapped on the side of the road. If you find yourself looking for a sweet treat, venture to The General Porpoise. It's chic and reminded me of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. The chocolate and marshmallow donut was divine.
Another highlight, a meet cute with a new pink door. I was totally unprepared wardrobe wise but took in the scene. The old Taylor would have fixed her hair 80 times, reapplied her makeup and if one hair was out of place her day would be ruined. Aside from a few snaps, I was in the moment. Coffee strolls and reminiscing the ghost of boyfriend's past, my heart was full. Throw in a few dirty martini's and gummy bears in bed watching a chic flick at our downtown hotel escape was a bonus.
And the girl who thought she would be a Savvy buyer was a woman who realized things fall into place for a reason and even though you may not talk to that special friend everyday, they are right there with you and 3 years of not seeing them feels like 3 minutes. Those relationships are truly the most special. And the big one that surprised me was how much I fell in love with those Moana obsessed boys. Typically the anxiety of being around kiddos overwhelms me but it's amazing how much of her that sassy little four year old has. Ironically, his name is a country bar here in the Marina and Jaxson, if mom is reading this to you, I'll buy you a beer there one day.
And although I had to work today, I came back refreshed, happy and ready to take on the week. I'm really into this weekend getaway thing and need more in my future! Next on the list is either a stay-cation in the city or a night away in Napa. Just needs to include a few pretty cocktails, cute decor and even better company.
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