This was our last day in Seattle and I was determined to make the most of it. There were a few restaurants remaining on our list, so off we went with appetites in tow. We even managed a stop at the coolest wine bar. And, did I mention shopping?
It was the warmest and sunniest day yet – just gorgeous. This lightweight cashmere sweater from Club Monaco was perfect. I paired it with black high-waisted slim jeans and shoes, a burgundy cross-body bag, dangled earrings, sunnies and my favorite backpack.
The city is very hilly so I was all about my new Ecco shoes. They were a lifesaver. The previous day I stopped at Nordstrom to buy shoes that might ease the pain from my blistered feet. I clearly was not thinking when I packed. The sales person brought out several styles (she was extremely helpful) and I was down to two. I had on one of each shoe, trying to decide. I noticed this younger and quite beautiful woman sitting there observing. We made eye contact, we both smiled and she pointed to these. Since I was already leaning towards these – sold. I learned she knew little English, but that did not matter. As we were finalizing our purchase she was trying on a pair of lovely suede heels. She looked over at us with questioning eyes and we gave her thumbs up. Have you ever noticed how some of your best “conversations” occur without exchanging a word?
Since we had an early lunch, we decided to stop for a glass of wine and nimble at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. It was five o’clock somewhere. We had mussels served with french fries and an order of olives with a glass of malbec. We sat up at the bar and we give the bartender an A for his service and entertainment. Food and wine were both very good.
I love the little star on the sleeves and the embroidered phrase. It’s French and translates to “beautiful star“. My stackable rings are from Pandora.
Goodbye Seattle. We had a great time and I look forward to another visit. Next time these shoes made for lots of walking will be coming back with me.
When we travel we like trying new restaurants. We have gotten in the habit of asking locals for recommendations. Eating out can be a bit challenging for us as I have an allergy to gluten and my husband is lactose intolerant. As he likes to tell the wait staff, “We’re a fun couple.” However, we find more restaurants are accommodating for food allergies. Since our third child is a chef, our taste & knowledge of food has expanded. And the ones with the highest prices and white table clothes are not always the best!
Blue Acre, excellent food and service. Dish: SEARED #1 HAWAIIAN AHI TUNA
Capitol Cider, great food and service. Dish: FISH & CHIPS. Everything on their menu is gluten free. They have an assortment of beers and ciders, but it was a tad early for us to give that a go.
Tango, delicious food, great service and might be our favorite. Dish: GRILLED LAMB CHOPS, PORK BELLY BITES, BACON WRAPPED DATES, CARNITAS del PUERCO to name a few. Most of their menu items are tapas or small bites. We ordered so much, including dessert, that we left stuffed… something we seldom do.
Bit the Dust:
The Brooklyn, most expensive and the food & service were mediocre. Dish: NEW YORK STRIP. The steak was smaller than advertised and the promised roasted carrots ended up being one. I cannot recommend a visit.