Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Goodbye Munich, Hello Seattle!

I mentioned recently that I have some news...did that title give it away?  :)  

It's actually not "goodbye" to Munich since we'll be back often to visit family and friends...and of course to shop for Linen Haus.  However, another chapter in our lives awaits us!

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Yep, after several wonderful years in Europe, exploring as many nooks and crannies as we could possibly squeeze in during our time here, we are packing our bags and returning to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.... 

We are moving to Seattle - and soon! 

Some of you know that I am originally from Oregon, but the job market has led us to Seattle - which I'm actually growing more and more excited about every day.  We are looking forward to exploring this beautiful city and calling it home.  While I have certainly visited Seattle before, I had never considered living there before, so I have a lot of homework to do!  If you have any fun (or practical) tips on Seattle, I'd love to hear them!

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We are leaving Germany January 27, but we'll be taking a little detour between Munich and Seattle...here's a hint as to what we'll be up to:

Brian Gluckstein

More on that tomorrow!

24 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Barbara congrats...so exciting to hear its official! I bet you are anxious, excited and thrilled to begin your new life back at "home". I look forward to hearing about and sharing it with you!

Acquired Objects said...

Barbara that is so exciting, I'm so happy for you! My best friend lives there so I'll have to get some information from her for you. I know you're going to love it it's a beautiful city.

Hugs!
Debra

Thoughts on Design said...

Barbara, that's wonderful news!!! Sally has relatives who live in the area. If you love the outdoors, you will feel blessed.

I have an idea where your detour will take you, but I'll just wait to hear about it all from you.

Are you bringing the Cinquecento with you? It's so cute!
:-)

May success, happiness and prosperity follow you to Seattle!

Cheers,
John

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

What exciting news! It sounds like 2012 will be filled with new adventures for you!

eclecticrevisited.com said...

so happy for you Barbara!! and I know it will be a wonderful trip (detour) as well... Seattle will be fun and a fabulous place for a family and a business!!
many blessings!
best,
maureen

I Dream Of said...

Hi Barbara! Well, that is exciting news, and we have lots to talk about! I think you'll love living here. I've got all sorts of tips for you - we'll have to email. And I think taking a detour (somewhere sunny, I believe?) is the right way to go. Looking forward to welcoming you to the Emerald City! XO

Cherie said...

Congrats! We are 6 hours from Seattle and my son, the medical resident, lives there. So many great neighborhoods to explore and an excellent transit system! Oh the places you can go . . . . plus all the islands, mountain ranges, Oregon coast . . . .

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I am so excited to follow your journey – Seattle is a city that I know very little about so I am hoping you will introduce us when you are all settled! I am green with envy over your ‘detour’ too! Keep us posted!

Splendid Sass said...

Wow, now that is exciting! I know the thou are looking forward to being in the states. Have fun on your stop on the way home. Lots of things to purchase there.
Have a nice day.
Teresa
xoxo

brendam said...

Hi Barbara. Congratulations! Just like re-arranging the furniture, change is good:) From your visual q's, one might think that you are travelling to Burma or Tibet...However, the Brian Gluckstein reference intrigues me....Brian is one of my favourite designers (and fellow Canadian!), so am wondering if you will be gracing our fair country. All the best!

Carla Aston said...

Congratulations on your move. While it's lovely to live in Europe for awhile, it is always nice to come home.

Karen said...

Congratulations. I have a dear friend that lives on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle. Every time we've visited we've threatened to move up there...it's so beautiful and culture/food/fun filled.

Karen

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara! Just started following you and I am new to the blogging community. Welcome from Seattle! You will enjoy our unique take on design as well as our wonderful local cuisine. Seattle is a wonderful city with much to do - great theater, opera, antique shopping, and lovely clothing boutiques. You are also a ferry ride or quick sea plane away from the San Juan Islands. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Troverlesoleil.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara! Just started following you and I am new to the blogging community. Welcome from Seattle! You will enjoy our unique take on design as well as our wonderful local cuisine. Seattle is a wonderful city with much to do - great theater, opera, antique shopping, and lovely clothing boutiques. You are also a ferry ride or quick sea plane away from the San Juan Islands. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Troverlesoleil.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Oh dear I am on my new phone and I think I sent that twice!

AB HOME Interiors said...

How fun! I would love to live overseas. But I think you will love Seattle! Good Luck!

Stacy Curran said...

Congratulations barbara! One of my best friends lived there recently for two years and loved it. She said the weather thing is a total myth, too!
Stacy

Victoria said...

Congratulations. Seattle is a beautiful city. My son lived there for five years and we visited him. Great restaurants, lovely gardens. Pike's Market was great fun...a sophisticated city on a manageably small scale. I know you will love it.
All the best...Victoria

MS Design Maven Marilyn Storey said...

It will be wonderful to have you closer!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Wow, Barbara, what exciting news, and all happening so soon. Best of luck and keep us posted on your travels inbetween. Seattle sounds so far away to me, but at least in the blogworld, distance is of no consequence. x Sharon

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Barbara, Congratulations. But don't be surprised if you find it bittersweet to leave Europe after so many years. Anxiously awaiting further details of your coming adventure. Mary

The Vintique Object said...

Yay, yay, yay!! I am super excited for you Barbara! Seattle is such an amazing city. Can't wait to hear more details.
Camille

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I've been so out of touch. I'm thrilled for you.Good luck with the move. XO, Mona

carlae said...

Hello and welcome to Seattle. I wandered here via Pintrest from a photo of Lake Como...yum! Anyhoo, from your blog I clicked on Seattle expecting to see old posts not recent ones....well low and behold, I live in Seattle. Actually Lake Forest Park, but you get the idea. So welcome, I'd love to know where you've settled and perhaps I can provide some insight into your new home. It should start warming up any day now....really.

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