Hoan and I had the opportunity to visit Sky View Observatory on Thursday for their Community Night. The Sky View Observatory is the tallest observatory here in the Pacific Northwest and has 360 degree views of Seattle and beyond.
Sky View is located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center in DT Seattle and is such a cute place to visit! The Community Night we attended was in honor of Pride Month where they offered pride inspired drinks with names like Rainbow Sorgay and Let’s Get Beary Turnt. The presentation was adorable with so many vibrant colors and not to mention, super tasty! Hoan and I got the OMG Rainbow and the Let’s Get Beary Turnt, plus OF COURSE you’ve got to have some jello shots so we got those too!
We then stopped by the BINGO tables where you could play BINGO also for free. Winners won things like a Jenga set or a rainbow feather boa. Hoan and I unfortunately didn’t win, but we had a blast connecting with the BINGO host, Sylvia O’stayformore. As you can see, we’re basically like best buds now 🙂
My favorite part of the night though was dinner with killer views and being able to watch the sunset from 73 floors above with my love. There’s something about being so high above everything else and seeing as far as the eye allows that brings a sense of awe and calmness for me.
We had such a blast visiting Sky View Observatory and would highly recommend it to any Washington Native or if you’re just visiting Seattle. We love that they host a variety of events and are really looking forward to coming to more! In honor of Pride month, Sky View has events scheduled throughout the month of June. For more event info see below. Happy Friday Beauties!
SKY VIEW PRIDE MONTH EVENTS
Drag Queen Story Time Featuring Cookie Couture: Cookie Couture’s Drag Queen Story Time captures the imagination and gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids positive, unabashedly queer (and glamorous) role models. In spaces like this, kids can see people who defy gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish. Dress up is real!
- Dates: Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 25
- Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
- Children 10 and under are free
Drag Queen Bingo: What better way to spend your Thursday night than at the top of Seattle playing America’s favorite past time? Baseball? No! Drag Queen Bingo! Come out to celebrate Pride with our wonderful queens and whimsical winnings. Availability limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Dates: Thursday, June 13 with Eualypstick and Thursday, June 20 with Betty Wetter
- Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Free (included with admission to Sky View Observatory)
Paint and Sip by Tipsy Foxx: Sky View teams up with Tipsy Fox for a fun experience filled with creativity and laughter. Enjoy a drink and paint with us! The class is 2 hours long and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile. Megan will lead the class in recreating an original painting, which features the view from 902 feet. ID required (21+).
- Date: Thursday, June 27
- Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- $45.00 includes admission to Sky View Observatory, painting lesson and one drink (purchase tickets here)
Sky View Observatory Anniversary Weekend: On the final weekend of June, marking the Sky View Anniversary and commitment to the community, $1 from every full priced admission ticket will be donated to Lambert House, a community center for LGBTQ youth.
- Dates: Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
- Time: Open summer hours from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Adult admission to Sky View Observatory is $20 online or $22 at the box office
Pre-Pride Pure Barre Party: Prep for the Pride Parade at this one-time only Barre Class at the top of Seattle! Doors open at 7:30 a.m., bring your own mat. Sky View Café will open at 9:00 a.m. for post-barre refreshers. Ticket price includes your choice of juice, coffee, or a mimosa (21+).
- Date: Sunday, June 30
- Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- $25 ticket includes a mimosa or coffee after class (purchase tickets here)
It’s been over 5 months since Hoan and I have gotten married and to be completely honest, we’ve fought more in these last 5 months than we ever have in our entire relationship. #legit
I never knew how challenging marriage really was until we got married. Going into it, I had such different expectations of what marriage was going to be like. In my mind, I literally thought it was going to be wedding bells and then happily ever after, I mean that’s what the books and movies end with! To my surprise, it’s been the exact opposite. Well maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit because we’ve had our fair share of amazing experiences as a married couple but I feel like it’s been more tough than easy for us. Here are 5 truths I’ve learned from marriage in these last 5 months of being a wife.
You’ve Got to love someone even when you don’t feel like loving
– As annoyed we can get of each others’ habits or tendencies, you still gotta love them even when you don’t feel like it. This has been an interesting concept to grasp, but I guess that’s what unconditional, agape love is
Marriage Can bring the worst out of your significant other
– Before Hoan and I got married, we never really fought. We just had some really serious, heated conversations but we made it a point to never really yell or scream. And unfortunately, marriage has changed that for us. It makes me sad to think about it, but man, marriage just strips away the layers and your ugly can really come out because of the vulnerability that happens anyway.
Being in a committed relationship can continually highlight all of your problems
– Being in close proximity with someone, 24/7 can easily bring out the same old problems over and over again. Hoan works from home the majority of the time and I only work per diem. So we’re home together A LOT! And especially in our 525 square foot apartment. There’s not much room to go around for everyone so we butt heads a lot.
you learn how to be the best partner in life
– Sharing a life, a home, a car, etc. can teach you how to be the best partner because it’s a constant give and take. Which, I still need to be better about. I think Hoan is way better than me about giving and sharing. As long as we know the other person’s got your back, your safe to give whole-heartedly.
Marriage is hard AF
– Dude, IF I KNEW HOW HARD MARRIAGE WAS…. I’d still get married! Sometimes, I think man, why are Hoan and I so different?! Our differences in personality and preferences have been highlighted more in these last 5 months than ever before. Granted we’re transitioning to marriage, living together AND living in the same city so it is A LOT all at once, but regardless, this first year of marriage is no walk in the park!
Despite it though, I’m grateful we got married and I KNOW we were meant to walk this life together. Happy Valentine’s day week beauties <3 <3 xoxo
Tonight, I just wanted to slow down… my life has been so fast paced lately and I feel like I can’t keep up. So I resorted to youtube and searched up my girl Oprah. I feel like she’s always got something to feed the soul and so I watched a 20 minute speech she made and honestly, I didn’t even watch the whole thing but I cried watching it. I’m still trying to figure out why I became so emotional over it and maybe it’s because the person that has been functioning is so far from who I am at my core. Just rush rush rush to get things done. I haven’t breathed, taken things in to process and really one of the big things is that I haven’t done anything to serve myself nor others.
She shared about her story on building a school and I can still remember at one point in my life where I really wanted to focus in on developing a nonprofit organization that could benefit so many people. I never got around to figuring out what it was going to be… and I thought maybe my blog would eventually become that one day and I’m sure it still has potential to become something big. But I gotta figure out what I want to create, why I want to create it, who I want it for. I know that I want to impact, on a larger scale. I know I want to work with women, I know I want to empower and influence… just don’t know on what. But Oprah talking about her experience going back to South Africa to carry out her Christmas Kindness mission of giving a gift to young children reminded me that I haven’t put any effort in doing anything larger than myself in a really long time. And part of me felt called. Called to come back to that place. The place where I wanted to help, encourage, and inspire. Not sure how, or who or even what… but I know it’s time to explore my options.
First thing that comes to mind is I’d really like to get out of the States and go serve somewhere. The second thing that comes to mind is influencing through my blog and bringing my mission and vision to life. Because the slate is so clean, it can be really intimidating but the first step in pursuing that scares is committing to following through.