i'm back from my washington weekend getaway, feeling completely restored. my aunt merryl is one of my favorite people ever, but with her living in florida and me in portland, we don't get to see each other as often as i'd like. this weekend with her was the perfect way to catch up and relax. as an early celebration for my birthday, she booked us two nights at the salish lodge and spa, which sits atop the snoqualmie river and snoqualmie falls. it was so gorgeous and serene—absolute heaven!