This past weekend my mum and I popped up to Seattle for a little adventure and to see one of my first London flatmates tie the knot! Since both of us had been before, I won’t lie…we spent a good deal of the time shopping. That being said, I love me some Seattle. Here’s the low down.
Where We Stayed:
The Moore Hotel. I might have slacked a bit on booking things and didn’t have accommodation set until the week before, but was astonished at the exorbitant prices for so so accommodation. After some research and review reading, I decided this was it. The price was unbeatable, location is oh so great, the room was spacious and clean, the staff was helpful, and it had an adorable cafe with delectable food and a wide array of caffeine delivery systems. The only draw back was that the bathroom and shower were shared with the floor (however, I never had to queue for either and they were both very clean).
Where We Ate:
Daily Dozen Donut Co. – a fun way to start your day located in Pike Place Market. They are tiny, delectable little donuts. Enough said.
The List – The decor wasn’t my favourite, but the food was absolutely delicious and the best bit? After 9pm everything on “The List” is half off. We got out the door with extremely content stomachs for under $35. Try the grilled sea bass, baked broccoli, grilled Caesar salad, and the gnocchi in a black truffle cream sauce.
Il Corvo – This place is only open for lunch and is cash only, but oh my is it tasty! Handmade pasta with a purist Italian flare. The menu changes daily which includes three main dishes.
The Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Artisan cheese boards and heaps and heaps of wine. What more do you need? Well, the grilled cauliflower and pan roasted King salmon hit it out of the park too. Do note that they have different menus for lunch and dinner.
Local 360 – I give this place A+ all around – their mantra, the ambiance, the staff, and hello, THE FOOD. Try the PB&J bon bons, cheesy grits, the side of green beans with cherries in conjunction with the side of mac n cheese, and if you eat meat (I don’t but the others I was with do), the steak frites. Overall, this was probably my favourite meal.
What We Did:
- Shopped. We shopped a ton – Pike Place Market, Free People, Nordstrom, Metsker Maps (super neat if you fancy all things geography and travel), among other places.
- Harbor Boat Tour via Argosy Cruises – beautiful views and loads of interesting Seattle trivia.
- Photo opp at the Gum wall.
- Meandered around the Olympic Sculpture Park.
- Popped into The Waterfront Hotel in hopes of seeing ‘The Beatles’ room (sadly someone had booked it, but still a neat hotel to pop your head into).
- Wandered. We did a lot of wandering.
Get on it. Go!