Finally getting around to sharing our Seattle trip with you. I personally love researching where to go and what to see when visiting a new place through social media & other online resources. However, I think the best trips usually involve discovering new places and experiences that you didn’t plan on or weren’t on the agenda.
Comfort is key, especially for a day filled with walking around & sightseeing. I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable these flats were all day long. I had just received them from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & couldn’t wait to wear them. They add just the right amount of polish to an otherwise casual outfit. I also loved this breezy top that I scored on sale as well. The black and white patterning resembles gingham & the pleated neckline detailing is a sweet added touch making it the perfect little summer top.
We really didn’t have much planned for our Seattle trip which made it that much more fun exploring and discovering all the city has to offer. I was blown away by the unique charm and fell in love instantly. It was the perfect warm summer day and downtown was bustling, especially at Pikes Place. It is very touristy, but still has an authenticity to it with the endless amounts of fresh seafood, produce and most beautiful flowers for purchase from local vendors. The flower vendors were my absolute favorite part of the market. I have never seen so many gorgeous bouquets and overflowing buckets of fresh, beautiful blooms in all my life. It was quite the site! I spent a good fifteen minutes gawking at the endless sea of pretty petals until my love surprised me with a bouquet of my very own. It was quite the romantic gesture, but I’m sure he partially just wanted to get me to agree to heading out for brunch. 😉
Girl About Town Guide To Seattle
1) Biscuit Bitch- don’t be alarmed by the name, it’s delicious and worth every calorie
2) Pike’s Place Market- a given when visiting Seattle, but truly was a favorite stop of the day
3) 1st & Pike Starbucks & Starbucks Reserve- the birthplace of everyone’s caffeine obsession. We were in awe at the Reserve watching all the machinery at work.
4) Seattle Center- home to notables such as The Space Needle & Chihuly Gardens. We enjoyed some local fare here & live music as well.
5) Gum Wall @ Post Alley- Kind of gross, but makes for some fun photo opps
6) The Seattle Great Wheel- riding this made me feel like a kid again. Great views of the city day or night.
7) The Pink Door- delicious Italian food & charming ambiance. Sit on the patio for great views of Elliot Bay or inside for live nightly performances.
8) Pike Street Press- great place to grab a memento, gift or unique post card to send home
I can’t wait to go back to Seattle some time soon. I know there is so much more to do and see that we were unable to get to on this trip. More reason to go back!
Here’s to a great start to the week & inevitable day dreaming about the next vacay! Will be sharing our time in Vancouver & Whistler very soon!