melissaAnne Colors European Travel Adventure

Hello Color Friends!

It’s been a busy Summer, including 4 weeks of travel opportunity for a melissaAnne Colors European travel adventure. Life is never better when it’s full of exploration, color, new friends, new foods, and new views into this big world of ours.  I’m excited to share my adventure with you in the Fall issue of A Perfect Event magazine. Flip through the pages of this beautiful magazine for travel stories, Fall fashion, and FUN holiday decorating ideas (I’m IN LOVE with the bat in the fork…you MUST look for this and if you have a party and try this I expect an invite!)

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European Travel Adventure

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Blue Water Berry Splash with Cascade Ice Water

The awesome team over at Cascade Ice Water invited me to participate in their Cascade Ice Creations Contest.  Pick a water flavor and CREATE a drink.

How could I say no to that?

Cascade Ice Water flavor of choice for my creative inspiration?  Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon.  The delightfully Summer-enticing pink color and the  refreshing fruit flavor drew me in.

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food{ie} coloring

I thought I’d share something new and different with you color lovers. Some of you who know me have “watched” me eat my way through Seattle and develop a new love and respect for fine dining and adventurous cuisine.

It’s been an amazing experience to eat in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle food scene is superb and they do know how to make food and dining a true “experience”.

Whatever new adventures I discover along life’s path, I notice that two things remain constant and interweaved throughout my life…



So it just makes sense that this would stay true with food, right?


Welcome to my new way of COLORing!

food{ie} coloring

Food experienced visually…and edibly (for me at least, but you are welcome to come join me).





(…and now hunger…)

What’s for lunch?

Color On (and eat on),


You can follow my food and photography adventures at the *NEW* food{ie} coloring blog.

Special thanks to Crush in Seattle for the divine seafood dishes shown above! Only fitting my first blog comes from my favorite local restaurant!