Work has been so unbelievable busy lately and even though I text my friends pretty much daily it’s not the same as chatting over cocktails or drinking wine at a slumber party (Yes I know alcohol is the basis of all my gatherings).
So the girls and I heard that Dirty Dancing was hitting Seattle and we were sold! Personally, I’m a huge fan of dancing. A little cha cha can go a long way if you’re having a bad day.
We hit Blue Acre first for some delicious seafood and then took to the pavement ready to get our swagger on. Out of the group, I’m the only one who has had the pleasure of going to the Paramount Theatre before. It’s so beautiful on the inside with all the chandeliers and ceiling mouldings. Another plus is the staff, they’re always accommodating and pleasant.
We arrived right when the lights were dimming so we quickly scurried to our seats for the first scene, an introduction to the summer of 1963 and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ filling the theatre. We weren’t allowed to take photos or video but that’s perfectly fine because I was way too busy swooning over the Patrick Swayze look-a-like and his gyrating hips. I haven’t heard so many ladies hoot and holler since I saw Magic Mike at the movies. Honestly, these ladies were in the mood for some steamy high school slow dancing action!
The actors were great and I was in awe of the singing abilities of the whole cast. Seriously amazing! It was a great cheerful atmosphere and definitely what was needed after a long hard week.
We ended the evening at Olive 8, which is the bar within the Hyatt Hotel. Everyone ordered a glass of bubbly and we cheered to our refreshing evening of no stress. After having conversations about our grown up lives the low of the evening started to settle in around 10. I know an inconceivably late hour but with the next work week looming closer we all wanted a good nights sleep ASAP!
So until the next outing I say goodnight!
Like most of you living in Seattle I was damn sure that the Seahawks were going to bring home another trophy. But, alas, they were defeated by the Patriots.
I watched the game with a group of amazing people at Sport Restaurant and Bar next to the Space Needle. There were highs and lows throughout the entire game, not to mention the sporadic showering of Skittles. Even though the Seahawks didn’t win they performed incredibly well and demonstrated great sportsmanship. From Pete’s comments and the players shaking the hands of the competitors, the Seahawks proved they were a team with class. They are true role models!
Even with the poor play that ultimately lost the Hawks their game, as I walked down 1st Avenue I could still hear everyone chanting SEAHAWKS! They had played well throughout the whole season and the 12th Man are still in awe of them.
As I reflect on the past year that I’ve been in Seattle I’ve loved the community that I’ve become involved in. The Seahawks are definitely part of that experience and I couldn’t be more proud of them!
Unless you’ve been out of the country then you must of heard the news that the Seahawks are going to the Superbowl for the second time in a row! Seattle is buzzing with excitement and I’m so happy to be living within it.
To celebrate this monstrous occasion I’ve decided to blog about how Seattle businesses are getting involved.
Firstly, and probably the best, KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn is offering a free bag of their #BeastCorn if you go into any of their Seattle stores dressed in your Seahawks gear. This stuff is delicious and the promo is only on today and next Friday so grab some before it all disappears.
Papa John’s is the official pizza of the NFL so of course they’re making some noise with their 50% off total pizza purchase! That’s insane!
There has also been a huge increase in charitable donations as a result of the Seahawks winning. One the best ones I’ve seen is with Russell Investments. Every time Russell Wilson runs or passes the ball in for a touchdown this great company will donate $3000 to charity. Awesome!
If you’re lucky enough to be going to the Superbowl game in Arizona then check out PrimeSport who are offering VIP and exclusive packages for Seahawk fans. If you’re going to go big then this company can make it the best experience for you.
Of course Starbucks is getting involved! If you visit a selected Starbucks you can have exclusive content including photo and video messages sent directly to your phone from the Seahawks Mobile App which they call the ‘Legion of Brew’. Throughout the past two years Starbucks and Seattle coffee lovers have raised $100,000 for the ‘A Better Seattle’ initiative. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Come on Seahawks bring home another trophy so Seattle can beat last year’s 700,000 attendees to last year’s street party!
I was kindly invited to the fall runway show in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. Upon arriving to the venue you can really see why it was chosen. The mouldings around the ceiling and vast ceilings was the perfect environment for a fashion show.
After sipping on some red wine and mingling we were called to our seats and Seattle Rocks the Runway began.
Rather than one designer showing off their collection we were treated to a collaboration of stores coming together to show off their new clothes for the fall season. The stores that joined us for the evening were; Nordstrom, Columbia Sportswear, Butch Blum, Eileen Fisher, Sandylew, Oska, Finerie+CoLab, Club Monaco, True Religion, and Suit Supply. My favorite runway looks was the men’s suits. I love a man in some tweed. I’m familiar with most of the brands but was pleased to be introduced to some new ones that I fell in love with.
I wore a DVF dress and decided to take on the trend of wearing my blazer as a cape. Perfect for those nights that are a little chilly.
I made quite a few friends, one is a great blogger called AikA and you can follow here blog here. We had a lot of fun talking about upcoming trends and reading through the great Seattle Met Magazine.
Enjoy the photos!
Finding great places to eat is a perfect way to start to settle in a new place. Seattle is a great city and the one thing I love about it here is that everyone is a foodie. So in spirit of that after a few of us went for a hike on Richmond Beach we decided to check out one of the hot spots, The Whale Wins.
The Whale Wins is one of two restaurants owned by award winning chef Renee Ericson with Jeremy Prince and Chad Dale. The other restaurant is The Walrus and the Carpenter, which will have to be our next visit.
The atmosphere was fresh and bright, perfect for the rainy day. It was very open plan and the food was healthy, fresh, and so delicious.
We couldn’t decide what to have so we decided to feast upon a buffet of different salads and I, of course, delved into the sardines on toast.
If you’re not fond of vegetables you should still try this place because it might make you think twice. The brussels sprouts and beetroot salad was incredible. But don’t worry they still have the sought after meat and potatoes on the menu.
I’m sorry there’s no outside shots but the rain was making it hard to get the place in all its glory.