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Seattle Weekend Guide

Seattle Weekend Guide

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I recently came back from a quick trip to Seattle, so I thought I'd share some of my favourite things to do in my neighbouring city. I've been to Seattle numerous times throughout the years, and the reason I love it so much is because it's a different experience every time, especially depending on who you're going with.

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This trip was a fun girls' weekend, full of shopping, eating, drinking, and just spending good ol' quality time together. We spent the majority of our time exploring Ballard, a cute little town about 15 minutes outside of the city. Apparently, my dad and grandparents used to live there (there's a huge Swedish community over there), so that made me love it even more. I also found that everyone was insanely friendly and nice during our trip. It was such a breath of fresh air compared to some of the grumpy snobs in Vancouver (no offense). If you're planning your next trip south, here are some of my top recommendations:

eating & drinking

Bitterroot BBQ

Great place for BBQ, mac n cheese, and all the comfort food you could ever dream of. Their catfish was amazing!

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Capitol Cider

This is a multi-level cider house with a delicious gluten-free menu (the vegan kale salad is bomb). It's great for dinner and drinks, with games on pretty much every table... need I say more?

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Ghostfish

An entirely gluten-free brewery with a fantastic brunch menu.

Din Tai Fung

The Dinesty of the States. I'm still dreaming about those spicy prawn dumplings!

Frankie & Jo's

Vegan ice cream...with super cute decor to boot. Decor really does get me every time, in case you haven't noticed. 

shopping

Besides the obvious spots (Target & Trader Joe's), we found a few small boutiques on this trip, and we definitely did some damage to our bank accounts :D

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The Palm Room

If I was allowed to bring plants across the border, I'd be stocking up on all the plants from here! They also have a beautiful assortment of crystals to choose from.

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Tides & Pines

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by the friendliest dog you'll ever meet - he literally says hi to everyone that walks through the door. The store is stocked with small-batch clothing, swimsuits and decor. Super swoon-worthy!

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Buffalo Exchange

If you have time to look through the racks, vintage/second-hand clothing shops are worth a shot. We each found something we loved, so it's worth a stop!

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Ballard Consignment

My best friend knew I would absolutely love this store, and she was more than right! It's two full floors of new and used/vintage furniture, decor and antiques at incredible prices. Each room is staged to reflect a certain style (with different music throughout the store), and you literally shop from room to room! It's times like these that I wish I was a designer with a big truck to buy everything and fill clients' homes with real gems :)

Moorea Seal

I loved her book, so I knew I would love her store! The decor, layout, pieces...everything was beautiful. 

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Because we all frequent Seattle pretty often, we didn't do any of the super touristy things (like the pier or space needle), but maybe next time we'll change it up a bit. What are your favourite things to do in Seattle? Let me know in the comments!  

xo

Linnea  

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