Tirta Empul Temple

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While in Bali, we went to the Tirta Empul Temple near Ubud. The temple has a prayer springs where people can come in for ritual purification, as well as sacred areas of prayer and a showering area. That last one I unfortunately discovered by accidentally seeing a bunch of naked men showering, BUT, the rest of it was quite lovely. There were so many beautiful types of flowers all around the gardens, and everyone was required to wear sarongs out of respect. Something about needing to cover the knees…

It was a privilege to get to observe the rituals and practices of the temple, and the ancient architecture was really cool to see. Its crazy to think of how many people have passed through that way, and how many will in the future.

xo. Brie

 

Hello From Bali!

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Hello from my home for the next two weeks! Bali was always on my dream list, but never somewhere I thought I’d ACTUALLY be. And yet, here we are!
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The short story is, the husband is working for this bonkers awesome startup in the Bitcoin space, and they decided to come out to Hubud in Ubud for a two week team building/get a ton of stuff done get-away. So while handsome face works 12 hour days, I’ll be exploring this gorgeous paradise!

Come adventure with me!

xo. Brie

San Diego

20140127-091849.jpgWhile in Cali over Christmas, we decided to take the train down the coast from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego to visit one of my best friends, Ashley. I’ve taken this ride countless times, but never get over how pretty the coastline is.

20140127-092147.jpg We went down to La Jolla to see the seals and dolphins. They. Were. Adorable. Like seriously cute. And the water was so cold, but thankfully the sun was out. And Jim got a kick out of being in the rick cave.
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20140127-092220.jpg And Amy had a chance to shoot some killer pictures. Here’s hoping she posts them to her blog soon (equal parts so you can see them, and I can steal them, roommate style.)

Happy Travels and Happy New Year!

xo. Brie

He’s Coming Home!

jim_jerseyAfter a year spent working abroad in Australia, this handsome hunk is coming back to the good ol’ USA! In honor of his return (and handsome face), I’m dedicating this post to 5 out of the box date ideas that we will be testing out soon:

1. Go to a local farmers market and pick out all fresh ingredients, then cook dinner together.
2. Pick a director and watch ALL his/her movies.
3. Pick one ethnic group and master one of their signature dishes.
4. Read a book or poetry together, out loud.
5. Train for and compete together in some kind of athletic event (5k, half marathon tough mudder, etc)

What out of the box dates do you and your honey enjoy?

xo. Brie