Traveling, life as a designer,

and other tips and advice

from yours truly.

February 1, 2018

You guys- I can't believe its already been three and a half years since Sean and I moved to Pasadena. So what better way to commemorate our time here than to share the places we love in this city?! We came for jobs, but stayed for the charm.

Pasadena is a beautiful city, with a SERIOUS charm factor. From the houses to the shops to downtown, it's just a really cute city, complete with good food, good shopp...

January 10, 2018

Barcelona will always hold a special place in our hearts after spending a full week there on our honeymoon. Let's start this post off with a story, shall we? (If you don't like stories, you can skip down a couple paragraphs to the travel tips.)

We have a running joke in my family that Parke (my maiden name) vacations are doomed. At least 1 thing can and will go wrong. I guess I should change my name asap...

January 5, 2018

After the craziness of the wedding, then holidays has FINALLY settled down, I finally have the time to round up our honeymoon trip to Majorca and Barcelona. Sean and I wanted to have a really fun, long honeymoon trip to help us destress from all of the wedding planning. After much contemplation and research, we decided on 2 full weeks under the Spanish sun.

Spain has never been at the top of my traveling...

January 4, 2018

Eek! I'm 4 days late on my new years resolutions and goals. #lifehappens. Sean and I booked a spontaneous trip to Portland to celebrate NYE and we just got back yesterday, so instead of hitting the gym and getting started on new year resolutions on the first, I started my year with a slice of pizza at 1am, champagne and donuts. C'EST LA VIE! 

With that being said... I haven't completely let my life s...

November 30, 2017

Planning a wedding is both an overwhelming and extraordinary experience, and no matter what anyone tells you, nothing actually prepares you for what planning a wedding really entails! The best part about it, is that it is unique for every couple – because weddings are such personal endeavors, and every person’s “dream” wedding is different. After recently planning my own wedding, I definitely learned a t...

April 12, 2017

8 Secrets I Wish I Knew When Interviewing

After a few solid years of full-time design work (plus some freelance), and a handful of conversations with fellow designers, I think I finally have a grasp on what it takes to get a job in the design world. My experience getting a job was not perfect, but now I see that some of the mistakes I made are more common that I thought. It’s funny how when something in l...

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