Seattle Photo Diary
Forgive me for the sporadic, non-linear post I feel that I’m composing right this minute (and I guess what you are seeing as of right now). I feel like I’m completely all over the place but I guess it’s somewhat a reflection of my life outside of this blog and social media in general. Mentally preparing myself as my current lease is up in about a month. Yikes! The thought of packing up almost two years of my life and moving to a new place is daunting. Although, I will say that the place I will be moving to is not too far from where I live right now (heck, it might even be down the block), but moving in general is stressful. But at least it’s not as stressful as moving from California to Hawaii so with that, I’m grateful. Why were we so much in a rush to grow up again? Being a grown up is tough.
Anyway, here’s the second part of my Seattle series:
That One Outfit
Another photo of that one outfit from last week in morning light. Seeing this makes me wish I can wear something similar here in Hawaii. The whether has been quite unpleasant with downpours, thunder, and lighting but don’t let that fool you; it’s hot over here. The ideal rainy day ensemble won’t quite work out when it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve tried wearing boots for the sake of keeping my feet dry but it’s weird if the outfit isn’t cohesive enough. Sure, you can wear boots with a dress but maybe I’m just stuck to wishing I can layer.
I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Tina from Just a Tina Bit! She is sweet in person as she is on social media! Thanks for taking me to Hot Cakes which by the way was super delicious! If I recall correctly, we ordered a s’mores cake and s’mores. The s’mores cake was delectable, rich, and delicious paired with ice cream. The regular s’mores is as campfire as you can get; reminiscent of Camp Hi Hill (not sure if that’s a LA thing but it sure was a Long Beach thing!). Funny, because there were no s’mores making during Camp Hi Hill. I guess camping (and that was the only time I have ever camped) and s’more just naturally go together but I digress.
But seriously, the cake is insanely delicious. I had one right afterwards (not from Hot Cakes) and it just wasn’t rich enough. It was completely bland and not as gooey as Hot Cakes; it was rather dry. I then knew that Hot Cakes is a big deal. Thanks again Tina for taking me and thanks to Alyssa and Vanessa for also recommending Hot Cakes!
Greens and Blues
First photo was taken while heading towards the monorail from Mediterranean Inn. The trees was taken outside the Seattle Premium Outlet. These trees were a far cry from my usual palm tree photos but it was something I was in awe of. There were a lot of them and they lined the freeways as we headed north to the outlets from Seattle. I really felt as if I was in a different world. I guess a change in landscape is a good thing once in awhile.
The third photo was taken inside the monorail. I didn’t know such a monorail existed in Seattle! Definitely took advantage of it since it was a quick ride from around Seattle Center to Downtown. It was a bit pricey at $2.25 a person but some days, I don’t feel like walking as I did all over Tokyo.
Pike Place Market
More Pike Place Market goodness for the blog. As you can see, I could not get over how amazing the flowers were. I’m sure the market would be beautiful during peony season! Which I may have to add to my list for the future (not sure if I will be heading to Seattle in the spring next year as Charles and I have plans to visit elsewhere).
Seattle Premium Outlet
If there is one thing my family loves, it’s definitely shopping. When I found that there was an outlet in the outskirts of Seattle, I quickly informed my mother and brother and we set out to the Seattle Premium Outlets the day after we landed. Thing is, I didn’t quite find anything for myself but I did find these awesome Flyknits for Charles at the Nike outlet. His current one is defeated by who knows what and these came at the perfect time.
There were a couple other Flyknits but in pink and purple and we all know how much I love neutral colors so I decided not to buy a pair.
Just a block away for the hotel was this amazing place that my family and I dined at for lunch! Toulouse Petit is definitely going to be a repeat place for whenever I’m in Seattle. I ordered the ‘Eggs Clark’ with beef filet tournedos cooked medium rare and it was delicious. The beef filet was cooked perfectly. My brother ordered the grilled skirt steak and eggs and the sauce went so well with the skirt steak. My mother had a sweet tooth that day and decided to order the creme caramel french toast with strawberries and she deemed better than her favorite french toast in Long Beach, California.
I hope you enjoyed my part two of Seattle! I have a third one coming up since I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone with a long post! Happy Wednesday!