Salut! I hope everything has been going well in each of your lives. I have just been trying to keep it all together because this past month of school was busy to say the least. Even though I had a lot going on, I was able to visit my brother up in Seattle a few times =) I think I will be visiting more often when school is finally over, so y'all can keep expecting to see more about what to do if you plan to visit my fave city in the US. This post is just a little guide on what you can do/what I did during my past two trips (plus a bit from other trips). The food section of this blog is only the food I ate during October. Since my brother does live there, I did not have any suggestions on places to stay, but I have heard the Thompson Hotel has the best views in the city. I am not sure how the prices are though, so I would recommend Airbnb. I love using Airbnb and I have always had a positive experience with my hosts. Anyway, this is what I have for a Seattle guide for now, so I hope y'all enjoy it! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!
What to Wear?
Keep it casual and comfortable. I like to wear layers whenever I'm in Seattle because the weather is almost as inconsistent as it is in Texas. So if you're planning to be out and about throughout your day, a light sweater is good and carrying a light jacket would be smart. One day I was walking around and all of a sudden the sun disappeared and it started drizzling, but I had a jacket with me, so I was fine.
Okay, this is my absolute favorite place in Seattle. Like my obsession with ginger beer was fueled by RGB. It is a local business, so you can find it at different restaurant locations as well as the actual RGB stores/bars. Also, right now Molly Moon's has an RGB soda sorbet!
So I only visited this place because of the "Instagrammable Spots in Seattle" post I linked in the title of this post. Ha ha I know how that sounds, but I am a blogger and aesthetically pleasing places that have good food are my thing. I liked the waffle I ate here, I know that they have a good bar from what I've heard, but since I don;t drink alcohol, I can't really say. But I overall liked their food.
This place is absolutely lovely y'all! The food is very fresh and I think everything is sourced from local farmers and businesses, so that was a plus for me. My brother is the one who found this place, so I can't take credit for it. I didn't order the burger, which I regret, but my cousin said it was amazing. I had a little bite of his and it was pretty good from what I tasted. The best part about this restaurant was the rooftop! The view is very lovely, so if you have the option to sit up there, you definitely should!
Okay, unless you're very low on sugar for the month or you're celebrating before going out, then I wouldn't recommend this place for casual dining. Okay, that is a bit exaggerated, but I do have to say that I have never consumed so much sugar in one meal until my brother brought me here. It was pretty awful to say the least ha ha. The food was great and like the 5 sips I took of "The Drake" were good.
Great ice cream, employees, place. Just go here. To all my North Texans, Molly Moon's is like the equivalent to Melt. They both have a wonderful array of flavors, but because I'm so boring, I always end up getting vanilla. In this picture, I added thin mints to spice it up ha ha.
Again, this is another one of my brother's picks. The food was really good, but the bread sucked! Like we were all so excited to get it, but even adding butter didn't help. So that was the only disappointment. I completely forgot to take pictures of my meal, but I got picture of my dessert. I wish I could say that I loved this tiramisu as much as the one at Whole Foods (my absolute fave), but I didn't. The description should've added that I'd basically be downing a glass of bourbon while eating this. So, I had to give mine away after a few bites.
Oh the Places You'll Go!
During this time of the year, it's mostly rainy, but luckily when I was visiting, the weather was perfect! I would suggest walking around as much as you can just so you can see everything better. I've walked around the city by myself a lot and I have never felt unsafe. There are a few places I did not add to this section like the 1st Starbucks (it's honestly overrated), the flagship Nordstrom, and the actual Seattle Art Museum (which I highly recommend visiting). But if you're walking around the city, then you'll eventually run into all these places. The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, & the EMP are kinda far from Pike Place and the main part of the city, so you can probably just take an Uber there. Other than that, there is plenty of nature to look at during this time of the year. The foliage is absolutely beautiful. I've never seen leaf colors like that in Texas, so I was mesmerized. P.S. Click on the image titles to visit each place's website =)