While planning events is certainly one love of my life, I’d have to say that traveling and exploring new cities with good friends is another. This past week, I had the lucky opportunity to visit a good friend who moved to Seattle a few years ago. Needless to say, this trip was well overdue and it certainly did not disappoint! A city known for its food and delicious beers, I was in culinary bliss. And while I had a great time, next time I visit, I’ll go in the warmer months when the weather is a bit more tolerable (25 degree highs are not really my thing). Here are a few of my Favorite Seattle Finds during my time at the Northern City:
To Visit: Pikes Place
Of course, one of the most famous places to visit and ! I had the chance to visit there both during the day and night, and I must say it’s a treat either way. I love any outdoor market, and Pikes is a perfect example of what a true market is. There are so many vendors selling fish, fresh produce, flowers or my personal favorite, cheese that you are guaranteed to find something. Also, in a alleyway lies the infamous “Gum Wall” where you get to leave your gum against an alleyway. An unconventional way to leave your mark in a new city, but one you must do either way.
To Warm up To: The Original Starbucks
How is it not fun to visit where it all began for this coffee mogul? I love how they have maintained the original look and signage from where it all began. If you are a coffee lover, it’s a must to stop and grab your favorite latte. (Just make sure to get there early morning or late afternoons—the line can get pretty long!)
To Eat: Brunch at Coastal Kitchen
Brunch in Seattle is a big deal, therefore trying out one of the most popular brunch locations was a given. I absolutely Loved this restaurant, the interior had a such a great modern design and the food was delicious! I devoured my gingerbread waffle (who knew waffles could be made from gingerbread?) and could not get enough of their famous hash browns. Plus it’s located in one of the more quaint neighborhoods of Seattle and is perfect for a post-brunch stroll.
One of Seattle’s favorite vodka cocktails, the Moscow Mule is famous in this city. So, as a lover of ginger and yummy cocktails, I knew I would love it. Plus it’s served in an adorable copper mug, which makes it much more fun drinking it. Needless to say, I have found my new “favorite” drink, and in the spirit of giving, I thought I’d share the recipe with you all—its super easy and makes for a great holiday drink!
Here are a few more of my favorite photos of the weekend:
I hope it inspires your inner traveler to come out and go out and explore that new city you have been wanting to visit.