Seven years ago my husband asked me to marry him in SEATTLE! I honestly didn’t think we would ever make it back. So when Brian found out he had to travel there for a day of business, I was super excited to get to travel along! We decided to make it a three night getaway with no kids!
Since this was our second time, we didn’t want to do the touristy stuff we did before. This trip was all about good food and local shops. We did want to stay at the same hotel as before, because you can’t get much better! The Inn at the Market is a modern boutique hotel right in the middle of Pike Place Market! It is beautiful with a stunning view.
The first day we were there, Brian had work stuff all morning. I was actually super excited about being in the city ALL BY MYSELF! I think every mama of toddlers can relate to this! Food is one of my passions, and I don’t discriminate! I love healthy, sweet, savory, and everything in between. However, I try to have a balance. Since I didn’t have Brian with me, I decided to go for a super healthy breakfast! I headed to Sweetgrass Food Company-super cute, clean ingredients, and adorable atmosphere! I had the BEST golden latte and a yummy grains and greens bowl topped with a soft-boiled egg!
Shopping was next on the agenda, which is always fun to do with ZERO children! I also wanted to find a cute coffee shop where I could hang out, check IG, edit some photos, and drink some of Seattle’s amazing coffee! Well, I hit the jackpot with Storyville Coffee! This was maybe my favorite place in all of Seattle! Their latte with cashew milk is a must-the milk is sweetened with maple syrup and has a touch of vanilla! I also had to get one of their chocolate croissants. Their vibe was super chill- lots of reading and catching up on some photography!
Brian was able to meet me that afternoon. We were able to find the cutest shop, Boston Street Children’s Store, to get the girls some presents. They have a little bit of everything! We found some adorable books with matching stuffed animals that the girls sleep with every night!
The next day we decided to take the ferry to Bainbridge Island! First, we stopped at one of the cafes in the Pike Place Market for some clam chowder and salmon eggs benedict! You HAVE to get some salmon and clam chowder while in Seattle-even if it is for breakfast!
We then hopped on the ferry to take us to Bainbridge Island. The ferry ride was easy and beautiful! It only took us 30 minutes to get to the island, and I highly recommend it! We both agreed that this was our favorite day of the trip!
Bainbridge Island is gorgeous! We said if we ever moved to the northwest, we would totally live HERE! The whole little town is quaint, artsy, outdoorsy, and beautiful! We walked in all the little shops. Some of my favorites were:
- Lollipops-cute kid shop with an adorable pet bunny that followed Brian around!
- Eagle Harbor Book Co.-I am always going to find a book store!
- Wilderness-perfect outdoor shop for Brian with a cute chocolate lab who roams around!
- Seaside Station-we got the most unique wall vases that are perfect! They also ship, so we will be ordering more from this adorable shop!
For lunch, we decided to drop in the Blackbird Bakery. This little bakery was decorated with local art on the walls and had a variety of yummy baked goods. We decided on one of their cinnamon rolls and a blueberry lemon scone. They were both worth every last calorie! And of course, I had another yummy latte. When you go to Seattle, you have to get coffee wherever you go!
Finally, we left Bainbridge with a short little hike back to the ferry. Hiking and exploring are something Brian and I love to do together!
We finished up the day with a delicious dinner at Steelhead Diner! This was the perfect finish to a perfect day! We split everything from crab cakes, to oysters, to more clam chowder, and desserts! This restaurant was one of our favorites and right across from the Inn!
With our flight leaving after lunch, we only had the morning to say goodbye to Seattle. We saved Piroshky Piroshky for our last breakfast! It is a seriously delicious Russian bakery in the Pike Place Market! Their salmon piroshky is a must!
Seattle will always be a special place to us! The highlight of this trip was Bainbridge Island, Storyville Coffee, and the Pike Place Market which is always spectacular! This trip definitely gave us both the travel bug, so we are ready to plan our next trip. I think we will actually bring the kids on the next one. We want them to love traveling as much as we do!