Favorites from our Seattle Trip


The Edgewater

We loved staying at this gorgeous hotel on the waterfront. The rooms were plush with a bit of rustic flair.

The Edgewater had a wonderful happy hour and we loved sitting out on the deck, which appeared to be floating on the water. Their restaurant, SIX SEVEN, is also very good. We especially loved their healthy breakfast options!


Bob’s Redmill Oatmeal: w/ roasted washington apples, organic dates, toasted walnuts, candied ginger, brown butter Vermont maple swirl.


Happy Hour at The Edgewater’s Six Seven restaurant – look at this gorgeous view!

Favorite Attractions

Pike Place Market


Gorgeous Flowers at Pike Place Market! Can you believe some of these amazing bouquets start at $5?!



There’s also some fantastic guided tours you can take at Pike Place Market.


Exploring West Seattle



The Space Needle


Chihuly Garden and Glass


Seattle Art Museum (SAM)



Discovering neighborhoods where street art is plentiful –


Exploring Pioneer Square! We went on a really fun and interesting historic underground tour here.



Matt’s In The Market

This exquisite restaurant overlooks Pike Place Marketing and was fantastic! We ate here for lunch and had a wonderful time. We highly recommend it.DSC00271


Storyville Coffee

Our favorite coffee in Seattle.Storyville-coffee

Fran’s Chocolates

These chocolates are beyond! Simply the best. Go, seriously!Frans-Chocolates

Le Panier

If you’re at Pike Place Market and wanting something sweet, head on over to Le Panier. We love the croissants!Le-Panier


Moore Coffee Shop

Another fantastic option for coffee!

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Marination Ma Kai

This restaurant was awesome. It’s Hawaiian themed and comes with plenty of Aloha! We loved the shave ice, fish n’ chips, and Kahlua pork sliders.DSC00447

RockCreek Seafood + Spirits

This is one of our all-time favorite restaurants, period. It’s in the Fremont area of Seattle and feels like a nice escape from being in the middle of the city. It also happens to be beautiful. We loved the mixed materials and how the restaurant brought the outside in. And most importantly, the food is also phenomenal!Rock-Creek-RestaurantDSC00476


Some of our favorite places to shop have flagships in Seattle, such as Filson and Nordstrom.

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Nordstrom – one of our favorites ever!


Seattle is truly a great choice for a long weekend or week-long getaway. There are a ton of things to do and restaurants to try. Check out some of our recommendations if you haven’t already. Also, we’d love to hear what some of your favorite things to do and places to eat in Seattle are!

Cheers and happy travels,

Emily & Barbara



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  1. 8.24.15

    i was in seatle early this year but it was so short, i didnt do anything 🙁
    will be coming back to this post if i visit there again.

    • 8.25.15
      Emily Stafford said:

      Hi! Seattle is an amazing city, when you make a trip back please feel free to reach out to us. We have tons of more fantastic recommendations for Seattle and the surrounding areas, such as Woodinville. Cheers until then!

  2. 9.15.15
    KS said:

    When you come back next there are some other really great indie coffee shops affiliated with local roasters that you should try. For example just across 1st Ave on Pike is Seattle Coffee Works owned by coffee geek supreme Sebastian Simsch. They micro roast in house and run a super cool slow bar with all kinds of brewing techniques. Just across from the art museum and adjoining the Four Seasons is local roaster Fonte’s cafe. In Pioneer Square I like roaster Umbria’s cafe and now there is Elm, which has gotten some critical acclaim. Trabant has a branch in Pioneer Square as well. They are a multiroaster cafe. On Capitol Hill try Vita or Victrola or Vivace — all associated with roasters. And there are some neat coffee shops that use locally roasted beans like Analog, Porchlight (also a record store) or Broadcast. And just a bit further (into the Central District) is multiroaster cafe Tougo. In Fremont try Milstead. On Phinney Ridge or in South Lake Union hit Herkimer.

    • 9.18.15
      Emily Stafford said:

      Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions! We’ve added them to our list and are excited to try them out when we return! In the meantime, passing your suggestions along to a friend who is super into coffee and on his way to Seattle next week. 🙂

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