///SOMEDAY (read: 2-4 weeks) My sofa will arrive and this space will be its homes. Until then, it is an exercise in Minimalist living.
///The kitchen got some love this weekend in the form of a pussy willow arrangement for the window.
///I did A LOT of walking and exploring on my off time this past week and frequented the tourist haven of Pike Place Market three times...Mostly just to take it all in, see the flowers and veggies, do some people watching, clear my mind and of course to take pictures.
///I started an Instagram challenge this week to photograph your favorite part of your home and explain why you love it so. Give it a shot and tag it #myhomebp and follow me if you like @brianpaquette
///Saturday was beautiful here in Seattle so why not head out on the water and get all of the salt air I could breathe in. A lovely day all around.
///Sunday was spent much the same with a nice long walk with the guy who can explore just as well as me. We stare at buildings and take pictures and drink too much coffee and FIKA! ----
"Fika is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one's colleagues, friends, date, or family. The word "fika" can serve as both a verb and a noun. Swedes consider having a coffee an important part of the culture. You can fika at work by taking a “coffee break,” fika with someone like a “coffee date,” or just drink a cup of coffee. As such, the word has quite ambiguous connotations, but always including something to eat accompanied by a drink, such as cookies, cakes and even candy. This practice of taking a break, typically with a cinnamon roll or some biscuits or cookies, or sometimes a smörgås or a fruit on the side, is central to Swedish life, and is regularly enjoyed even by the government."
///Finally, capped off the weekend with a Mad Men soiree of sorts with my right hand gal, The lovely, talented and all around motivated Paige. Together we will make beautiful things.
What did you do to unwind?
Back to work for me. Have a fantastic week!