SEATTLE STORY

Happy Friday! I know I have been MIA with blog posts this past month but it has just been one crazzzzy month especially with Coachella and my Seattle trip! I recently got back from Seattle a few days ago and wanted to share my experience and all about my time spent in this rainy city.

Sweatsuit: Mulberry & Grand | Red Luggage/Backpack: Henri Bendel

So this trip was just a fun little couples getaway with my bf, my sister, and her bf. We headed to Seattle last Thursday and came back on Sunday night which I think that was enough time to do everything we wanted to do. I think we could have done maybe one more day to explore a little more but we pretty much hit everything we wanted to do. The rain kind of slowed us down a bit but that was expected, it never stops raining in Seattle! We decided to book an AirBnb about 10 min out of the city, which worked out fine. Since we rented a car it was super convenient to around the city! I definitely recommend renting a car, unless you don’t mind spending a ton on Ubers or Lyfts. For us, renting a car just made the most sense.

Day One: According to the weather app, Friday was going to be the nicest day of our trip. And it totally was. We woke up to clear, sunny skies – it was like 73 degrees! It was perfect. So we drove about 30 min out of the city to this beautiful waterfall, Snoqualmie Falls. This is a must see!!! I seriously could not believe that this was literally 30 min away from the city. It was gorgeous! We spent some time there, took some photos and went down to the lower level as well. There isn’t much to do in that area but there are some really cute spots to eat and even a casino!

After spending some time there we headed back to the city for happy hour at this delicious mexican spot, Barrio. SO good! The happy hour was sooo good. Totally recommend it. Afterwards we walked around a bit and then headed to the Starbucks Reserve. This was SO cool; it was a huge Starbucks where you could pretty much see everything that goes on behind the scenes. You could see the coffee beans being roasted, and even do a coffee tasting. So fun! We tried the iced coffee flight and the affogato – so good! Once we finished up, we headed back to the AirBnb to rest up a bit before heading out for the night.

We headed out around 9 and went to some pretty cool spots. We started off the night at Needle and Thread, this place is a must. But you need to make a reservation! It’s a cool experience and a little different than your typical bar.You go up this passageway to get there and once you’re in it’s like a little speakeasy. The bartender basically will ask you what you like and don’t like in a drink and he or she will make a drink tailored to your taste. Pretty cool. If you’re more a redbull vodka person, then don’t go here!! Lol! Or go.. and try something new! The atmosphere and ambiance is super intimate, yet cool and fun. After Needle and Thread we headed to Canon. Another cool ambiance with even cooler drinks! After we finished up there we walked around Capitol Hill and went to some other spots before we headed home. PS – Cap Hill is seriously poppin at night, so many fun spots and so many people!

Day Two: Unlike Friday, Saturday was cloudy, cold, and rainy. This was our day to explore Pike Place Market and some other spots in the area! Pike Place Market is a total must see. So much good food! And tons of seafood. It’s a fun experience. We basically walked around, tried different foods and enjoyed the light entertainment. Also – the worlds first Starbucks is here! The line to get in was way to long though ugh. Right below Pike Place Market is the Seattle Bubble Gum Alley. Groooossssss. But cool at the same time. So many people were taking photos there and once we finished our share of photos we left our mark on the wall as well! We spent the rest of our day walking around the city and Pier 57, we also got some donuts from Top Pot Donuts, yumm.

Later in the evening we headed to dinner at Wild Ginger, a delicious Asian restaurant. The Seven Flavor Beef is a must! We ended the night at Knee High Stocking Co. which was another really hip bar. You’re going to need a reservation here as well. It is pretty much a random building with no sign or anything.. you ring a doorbell and they let you in. Super intimate but we enjoyed it! If you follow me on Snapchat or Insta stories, you saw all the fun!

Day Three: This was our last day in the city, as we were flying out later that night. We basically kept it mellow. It was another rainy and cold day. We started off the morning with brunch at Portage Bay Cafe. This place was a total hot spot. Really good food and an amazing pancake bar. Afterwards we headed to the Space Needle. I definitely recommend doing this if you never have. It’s one of those things you have to do in Seattle! For 22 bucks you get a fun elevator ride to the top. Once you’re there you can eat and have some drinks, while enjoying the beautiful view. The view was unreal from the top! So beautiful and you get to see the entire city. Be sure to snap some photos! You can also do brunch, lunch, or dinner there. It’s a really cool experience!

Jacket: Suburban Riot

Overall Seattle was a lot of fun and we had such a great time. Some tips to take away from this trip:

  • You don’t need any more than 3-4 days there in the city. I would totally recommend making it a week long trip and driving up to Vancouver or Portland if you have the time. I wish we had enough time to do that.
  • Unless you’re going in the summer, pack warm coats and an umbrella. It will more than likely rain. Even in the summer it might so always be prepared!
  • Must sees: Snoqualmie Falls, Pike Place Market, Bubble Gum Wall, Pier 57, Space Needle. Kerry Park is a great spot for a beautiful view of the city!
  • Seattle is the home to the worlds first Starbucks and Nordstrom, check them out if you have time!

Have any of you been to Seattle? Would love to hear about your experience and if I missed any cool spots! As always, thanks for reading! xo, Sami

17 Comments

  1. May 1, 2017 / 2:43 am

    I’ve never been to Seattle but I heard it was beautiful. This post actually confirms that. I would love to see that waterfall or visit the market where all of that fruit was. Even though the weather got dreary on your second day, it still seemed like a nice vacation. Seattle is officially on my list of places to travel!

  2. May 1, 2017 / 6:32 am

    What a fun trip, I have never been to Seattle. I have family there and need to go. The waterfall is beautiful, I can only imagine what it look like in person. Those nachos look so delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    Xo,
    Gabriela Vera
    http://www.gverastyle.blogspot.com

  3. May 1, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Ahh it’s like I’ve been on a trip with you reading your blog. Especially the coffee experience sounded sooo fun and cool. Loved seeing all the pictures, gorgeous places <3
    XO Charissa || http://www.ladygoldapple.com ||

  4. jenellewitty
    May 1, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Those falls are so stunning!! Love the looks you packed for your trip. Sounds like you have been busy too, how was Coachella?
    I must admit, that gum wall freaks me out! haha
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  5. May 2, 2017 / 1:39 am

    I had no idea Seattle is where the first Nordstrom and Starbucks were built. The very first locations are usually the best! Seattle is definitely on my bucket list; I’d go just for the views alone!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  6. May 2, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Hey Darling
    Hows you?
    I always wanted to Visit Seattle and now even more seeing your Amazing Photos:) The Flowers, Seafood Everything looked so Nice:)))
    The Cocktails looked Fantastic and you Look so Sweet in that Sweatsuit;)
    Happy Tuesdsy
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  7. May 2, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I’ve never been to Seattle but I would love to! This adventure sounds completely amazing! I would love to see the behind the scenes at Starbucks and would definitely make a reservation at Needle and Thread. Your outfit was absolutely perfect!

  8. May 3, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about Seattle, and this post was the icing on the cake. Thats awesome you were blessed with amazing weather, and the Starbucks Reserve sounds so fun!! Definitely visiting one day.
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  9. May 4, 2017 / 9:26 am

    What a beautiful experience I realized you were busy, I taken thanks to seeing your trip and giving some tips. I live in Italy so I have not been to the Seattle yet I would love to see the falls definitely. Your looks are always beautiful like your prince of Galles jacket.
    Xx
    Éva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  10. May 4, 2017 / 11:17 am

    What I know of Seattle it’s the birthplace of Starbucks and grunge, but didn’t know the first Nordstrom opened there as well. All my other knowledge about Seattle basically comes from the sitcom Frasier which ran years ago so I was intrigued to find out more about this beautiful city. And I don’t even mind the rain, haha.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  11. May 4, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    As one who was born and raised in Oregon, I visited Seattle quite a few times, but I didn’t know there was a gorgeous waterfall there! I’ve done and seen most of the other things you mentioned, but I need to visit again to see the fall!

  12. May 5, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Seattle looks like so much fun! I hope to be able to visit one day! I’ll definitely keep your recommendations in mind, especially that speakeasy bar. The cocktails look amazing.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  13. May 5, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This trip sounds like a wonderful experience. I am happy to see that you have so much fun!!! I love all your pictures, I have never visited Seattle, but I have always wanted to go there. Even, want to attend college there.

    happy weekend!

  14. May 7, 2017 / 4:05 am

    This looks like such a fun trip!! I haven’t been to Seattle as an adult, but I would love to visit. It looks so amazing from your pictures.

    meg
    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

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