Last weekend I visited one of my best friends, Chelsea in her hometown of Seattle. SunCountry flew me out to enjoy a little staycation with her over there and explore this iconic western coastal town. The Sheraton put us up in a gorgeous downtown hotel. We were on the 31st floor and had a panoramic view of the skyline with mountains to the left and ocean to the right. DREAMY.
What struck me within my first hour was a) omg how I’ve missed my girl Truelane, b) wait, it’s not raining? and c) this is nothing like I expected… I was thinking Seattle was going to be too cool for me to be able to hang. With mega-hipster vibes and grungy alleys and no one wearing bras ever. But I found so many little homes right away. Today I’ll tell you about a few.
1) London Plane. An airy cafe with a rotating menu of farm-to-table, organic, healthy foods. I discovered Stumptown Cold Brew here and will never be the same.
2) Occidental Park Square. You can play bean bags, ping pong, lawn bowling, all for free! I hate to admit it, but Truelane schooled me in bags.
3) Bainbridge Ferry. The view leaving the mainland was breathtaking. With the sun beaming on the windows of the skyscrapers and sailboats floating across the Pacific, I could hardly take my eyes away. A half an hour or so later you’re on the other side and greeted by an emerald coastline. Tall evergreens and rocky shores had me captivated immediately. Plus, if you go at the right times of year and day, you can keep an eye out for seals and whales. We weren’t so lucky but fingers crossed for next time!