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Inspired by a friend who sent me one of the adorable cards from the Dress Shoppe collection of paper doll cards. Unique Valentines!
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Won't you be my Valentine? It's coming soon -- here are some really cute cards, and they're not all just for sweethearts. Give one to a friend!!
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"My office" on Friday night - nighttime photo shoot at Black Bottle Postern in Bellevue. Crowds, drinks, energy -- captured!
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It's good to be the Wasabi. A Throwback Manhattan from Black Bottle Postern - can't you just feel the glow of the candle light? And the liquor...? :)
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I know, I know, it's not even February yet! (Next week, close enough)
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What? Valentine's Day already?? This outfit's Inspiration is from a classic confection that's all over the holiday candy aisles.
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Warm, cozy, hearty food -- take that, Snow Day!
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If you're in Washington or anywhere else that's snowed-in, here's to cooking with whatever you've got on-hand!
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Of course I would pick the week that's threatening to be a record snowstorm to extoll the benefits of being fashionably bright and spirited in winter. Should have just shown some moon boots and a parka -- we're gonna need it! :P
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Don't let the gloomy skies bring you down -- stay warm and radiate your colorful personality, all at the same time!
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I never tire of ice cream! Even in the coldest weather!
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"But... but... it's not Christmas anymore!" Yeah, I know, I just saved the best holiday candy for last and made it into ice cream!
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99 Problems and the Butter Ain't One.
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It wasn't the news of Paula Deen's health that inspired this post, so much as the aftermath and continued anger against her. She's the Queen of Butter - what did you think she was going to do?
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Some pan-fried dumplings and quick at-home version of bibimbap in honor of the Year or the Dragon - it's my year, so I wanted some favorite foods!
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Happy Year of the Dragon, everyone!! Special New Years wishes to all the fellow Dragons out there. ;)
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Ah, the wisdom of The Oatmeal.
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I made an animated GIF about SOPA.

http://theoatmeal.com/sopa
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All meals are made classier by an inflatable turkey. Martha Stewart, how have you not jumped on this bandwagon??
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Feast of the Beast, or how I rang in 2012 with the Meat Sweats, by Wasabi Prime.
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Mmmmmm...inflatable turkey NOMZ
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freelance designer | writer | photographer
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  • Freelance
    designer/writer/photographer, present
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The Pacific Northwest
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Southern California - Los Angeles - Scottsdale - Tucson - Bellevue
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graphic designer | photographer | writer | food/style blogger
Introduction
When I'm not working as a freelance graphic designer, I'm spending way too much time fussing over food and stylish thoughts, which contribute towards both of my blogs: Wasabi Prime, a food blog, and the Jaunty Magpie, an art/style blog.
 
My writing and photography has been seen on
  • New York Magazine's Grub Street
  • Los Angeles Times Daily Dish
  • Seattle P-I
  • Bellevue Downtown Magazine
  • The Kitchn
  • Tastespotting
  • FoodGawker
  • Food News Journal
I am a regular contributor to
  • 425 Magazine
  • Drink Me Magazine
  • Serious Eats/A Hamburger Today
  • Downtown Bellevue Network
  • Honest Cooking
My recipe and blog has been published in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook.
 
I developed the branding and design layout for the charity food blogger cookbook, Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Visual Communications, 1994 - 1998
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Wasabi Prime, Jaunty Magpie, "Hey, You!"
Very tasty food, and the menu only continues to evolve, so it's good to try things now and see how the dishes change. Burger = wow! Their new lunch menu is really tasty, make sure to ask about their specials, they're always trying to serve the freshest finds.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Been getting bento from here since I was little. New owners now but they stay true to the family recipes. Fried chicken is so good!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Really delicious food - they serve a lot of locally sourced ingredients. Vegetable dishes are so fresh. They make a great poke appetizer. Cocktails are yummy - spicy jalapeño martini uses Ocean Vodka, made in Maui. Literally get a taste of the islands.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Adore this shop. Screen printed tees have great whimsical designs. You'll get plenty of compliments from people when you wear something from this shop.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I come here every time I visit family. Hilo style won ton min is my favorite dish -- gotta have saimin! Combo with teriburger is good if you're super hungry. Pick up a mini loaf of the chocolate mochi before you leave!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Totally worth the splurge on calories -- Burger of the Gods is incredible or the duck/pork Dork Burger. Tater tots and sweet potato fries are fabulous, but if you want to go for the gusto, the macaroni and cheese is so creamy and delicious.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
What a beautiful restaurant and memory-making dining experience. It's perfect for special occasion long weekends or date night if you're lucky enough to live on Orcas. Menu is seasonal, serving local ingredients. Many things sourced from the island itself, so very fresh. Seafood is excellent; just go with what the special is.
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