The last two weeks have been busier than ever. I turned 30 last week and was in Portland over the weekend and then I celebrate my anniversary with my boyfriend at the coast. It’s been go, go, go. I did have the chance to sneak in a mini shoot with my friend Stephanie. It’s so nice to meet a fellow cali girl who is not only talented but has a sweet soul that can make me really laugh.
Stephanie and I intended on meeting so many times but you know life. I actually told her I wanted to do a turning 30 shoot but as life happens, the weeks went by and I wasn’t able to do what I initially thought. I loved the photos we took together and though well this is actually good for 30.
We went to one of my favorite tasting rooms in town, Sweet Cheeks. Why I love it? As fun as going to a winery is, you have to dedicate a whole day to it. While Oregon houses over 500 wineries (300 of which are all in the Willamette Valley), sometimes after a long busy day of running around errands I want something that’s relatively close. Five minutes to get yummy wine? Done. My favorite wine they have is the Savignon Blanc. We sipped wine and talked about our goals, things we love, things we hate (ahem Winter last year) and PLUS she’s also a foodie. We talked about that for a while too. Another plus, they have a cute little outdoor area where you can sit and enjoy some music while you’re enjoying wine and cheese (cause who doesn’t love charcuterie boards. So if you’re in town, grab a bite at Marche and head to the tasting room after for some delicious wine.
I told her I was going to be 30 soon and like most she was actually surprised because “I look so young.” Many of you may not know this but actually I’ve been looking forward to turning 30. The 20s are a decade of self discovery. I read in a book that they’re the defining decade and I thought to myself no way. But turning 30 and reflecting back on everything that happened to me in my 20s I think, well yeah that totally makes sense. They’re the years you grow into who you’re going to be, long-term and while we are all always evolving, it’s builds the core of you who are.
I went through so many challenges just in the last year, but it was preparing me for life and what’s more to come. So I’m really excited for what the future is going to bring. I wore something super casual, white jeans and a knit sweater with my neutral sandals. Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Not I.
I will say the last week has been hard. My IG account was either hacked or I’m suffering from being shadow banned which BTW there is no way to fix. I just hope one day I wake up and my account will go back to normal. So if you see me not posting as often that’s why. It’s such a shame that a device that is supposed to be used as a tool has now become this thing that I HAVE to use to promote myself and get people to come to the blog.
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Sweet Cheeks Tasting Room is located at the 5th Street Market in Eugene, Oregon.
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