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4th of July with Sky View Observatory

Yesterday, we got the opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July at Sky View Observatory at their SOLD OUT event. It was like a good all-American picnic but 73 floors high! The venue was decorated with blue checkered table cloths and adorable floral arrangements with mini American flags. Plus of course, you can’t forget that good old red, white and blue!

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FOOD

The food menu featured wings, hot dogs and flatbread pizzas. Beverages included a specialty 4th of July drink and an open bar! They served house beer, house wine, prosecco and the Red, White and Blueberry cocktail! Hoan and I’s favorites were of course the hot dogs and the buffalo wings!!

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Activities

We were able to connect with some other friendly event goers as well. And to our surprise, we met a couple visiting from Dallas who decided to celebrate the holiday weekend in Seattle and came to the 4th of July event at Sky View which we thought was so cool! Above all the dialogue though, we were able to bask in live music from the amazingly talented, Emily McVicker. My favorite part about live music is jamming  to covers we know, lol. Emily played some really well known artists out now but also threw it back too with ‘Dont go Chasin’ Waterfalls’ by TLC, ‘Dear Future Husband’ by Meghan Trainor and ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars.

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Sunset

There’s something about being up so high and being able to watch the sunset over the water that brings a sense of calmness though. I guess it’s the romantic in me that just loves watching it with Hoan. The best part about the sunset though was being able to see all the lights come on and see Seattle come to life in a different way! If you ever visit Sky View, we would highly recommend staying till dusk because the lights are worth the sight!

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Fireworks

The night winded down with the long awaited fireworks display off of Lake Union in Seattle.  I have to say, this was my first time actually looking down at fireworks versus craning my neck up to watch them AND without that annoying, ear-wrenching “boom” of fireworks and let me tell you, it was really nice haha.

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Thank you to Sky View Observatory for having us and hosting such a fun 4th of July event! If you’re interested in seeing the fireworks display from 73 floors above without the HUGE crowd and the LOUD noises, I’d highly recommend Sky View! Have a great weekend beauties, unitl next time! xoxo

 

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Sky View Observatory – First Thursday Community Night

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!

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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 🙂

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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.

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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!

 

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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)
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the TRUTH about Marriage – FIVE Truths I’ve learned from FIVE Months of Marriage

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

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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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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