This past week my boyfriend and I took a lovely vacation to sunny (yes! while we were there) Seattle! We must have brought the sun with us because New England had the rainiest week in years. Our visit entailed visiting all of the lovely shops that I’ve read about through blogs and eating tons of wonderful vegetarian and vegan food. I really couldn’t believe the amounts of veggie restaurants! Please see photos of our adventures below.
A typical bum or backpacker. We honestly couldn’t tell the difference.
These stones were near Pioneer Square I think.
Near Pioneer Square
This fabulous dog was hanging out in the store Baby & Co. Which by the way, had really awesome displays.
Seattle Public Library
In the Womb at the library
At Pike’s Place Market
Even though this place is very touristy, I love how it reminded me of the open markets in Paris.
Beautiful and Cheap Flowers!
The disgusting yet vibrantly colored gum wall.
Ports with the mountains in the background
Gasworks Park at night
I think my favorite neighborhood i Seattle is Ballard, it is the old port town of the city. So quaint with great shops. If you’re ever in the area, you should definitely check out Lucca, Souvenir, Dolce Vita, The Field House, and Blackbird and we had a great brunch at Señor Moose Café! You can go down to the Locks to see the Salmon migrating and walk around the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
This is the storefront of Souvenir, it mostly sells handmade cards and jewelry. The merchandise is so beautiful and so are the displays. The owner Curtis Steiner, makes everything himself. Great place for visual merchandising inspiration.
The Field House has a great concept and they do such a great job with defining their brand and customer. I love the displays and the styling, if I have the funds I would definitely buy too many good for my boyfriend from here.
I didn’t take any photos of the storefront and I can’t find any, but here is their cute little logo and signage that sits in front of the store.
Blackbird also has a great little candy shop at the corner of the block, you can read about its opening on here http://helloblackbird.blogspot.com/2009/08/second-born-blackbird-candy-shoppe.html
On our last day we made a trip out to Snoqualmie Falls. Only 30 to 40 mins outside of the city there are mountains, waterfalls, and nature galore.