Weekend in Seattle

Trey at the space needleIf you follow me (or Trey) on IG then you probably already know that last weekend we got to visit the beautiful city of Seattle for a short but fantastic three-day trip. We got to visit friends, be tourists, and enjoy tons of delicious food! We stayed at a wonderful little homeaway in Capitol Hill, which turned out to be a great spot as we could walk to lots of awesome places. I thought I'd share all the spots we went to (and loved) in case you plan to visit Seattle any time soon.

Troll sightingPhoto 5Seattle skySpace needleEmma chapmanAt the locksBoatsSitka and spruce 2Sitka and spruceSeattle skylineSpace needle 2Emma Chapman 2Hot pot donuts and a trollAnalog coffeeSeattle waterfrontCoffee Shops:
Analog Coffee—Fantastic coffee and donuts. I also loved their simple but hip decor.

Top Pot—Most amazing coffee and giant donuts. Vintage books line all the interior walls.

Storyville—Fantastic latte; very modern and sleek inside.

Sitka and Spruce—Inside the Melrose Market. Small and oh, so charming. Very interesting and delicious menu.

Momiji—Sushi and a great selection of sake. I had a sake flight and was not disappointed.

Six Arms—Great pub style snacks and a good beer selection. I had a beer flight and again, not disappointed.

Cafe Flora—Loved this little vegetarian-friendly cafe. I highly recommend the vegan biscuits and gravy. Yum!

Canon—A little pricey but such a cool place. I loved both cocktails I ordered, and my friend Molly let me try hers, and it was also amazing. I also loved their carrot fritters and beet ravioli. Mmmm.

Space Needle—Duh. Super touristy, obviously, but you have to if you've never been. I would skip the restaurant though. The rotating floor is pretty interesting, but the food was not worth the price, in my opinion. 

Troll in Fremont—Fremont is just a cute area, and if you've seen 10 Things I Hate About You then you know the troll I'm talking about. Cute spot to snap a few photos in front of.

Ballard Locks—Watch how they move boats through the locks. Really cool! Also the fish ladder is neat.

Block Party—This only happens once a year, but if you are in town for it I highly recommend it. Seattle music fans are AWESOME. My favorite show was Matt & Kim. They ruled. My only small complaint is I wish the event planners would simply give out bracelets to those who are 21 and up when you enter the event. I had to show my ID about 20 times during the event and it was a bit silly. Also, I imagine the event could save some money if they didn't need to employ what seemed like a 100 people to check IDs all night. But, that's just my small business brain talking—totally rad event that I loved getting to be at this year.

Places I want to go next time:
Moorea Seal's shop—There is never enough time to see everything you want to see in a big city, but next time I'm in Seattle I'd love to hit up her beautiful shop.

Vivace Espresso—Was recommended by some folks who know coffee, so I need to check them out next time.

Serious Pie—Good pizza? Why yes, I'm very sorry I missed that indeed. 🙂

To everyone who said hi to us in Seattle—it was rad meeting you! Always a pleasure to meet new friends when traveling. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.