Discover more from Context Switch
summer in seattle pt 2
"it's so green here!"
One of my favorite new habits I picked up here was getting up before 7 and grabbing a donut and coffee. Then, getting lost at the local farmer’s market. I have never seen so many people enjoy farmer’s markets and it is great!
So remember how I mentioned that there's something in the air here that makes you want to drop everything and become a hiking granola girl? That happened to me. I went to the Patagonia store (which btw is so much nicer than the one in SF) and got myself the prettiest nano-puff. I honestly don't know how often I will wear it in SoCal but - I see it as an investment piece LOL.
This week, the PNW is dealing with smog heavy skies thanks to a heatwave. There was no way I was going to sit thru my 9-5 in my apartment with no A/C in this heat so off I went to SLU to get work done. Between meetings and oat milk lattes, I went up to the rooftop of the building to enjoy the views. Went to Kedai Makan and Molly Moon's again :))))
On Saturday, we went to University Village - which looked so similar to the Stanford mall x Santana Row. It had all my favorite shops and wait, they had a Reformation! With a Glossier opening in Cap Hill soon, who even needs Melrose Ave in dtla now? I went to Din Tai Fung for the first time and will def not be the last. The whole experience there was amazing and I wish I tried it out sooner!
On Sunday we went to - shocker - Sawyer! This time I tried the Banana Foster Pancake and ah I loved it! I also picked up a Sevilla at Sabine which was delish!
The rest of the week, we revisited Din Tai Fung and took some Trophy Cupcakes to Gas Works Park to watch the sunset. It was beautiful.
On Friday, we visited the Glossier Seattle store on its opening day! I loved this location wayy more than the LA one. Kind of wild how I've been to 2/3 of their locations now, London, I'm coming for you! I ended up picking up one item, the Ultralip, as I already own quite a bit of their line. After, we went to the cutest little independent bookstore and had Barrio for dinner (which was pretty meh imo). Dessert was amazing though, we had Hot Cakes.
The day before we left, I was under the impression that the day would be super lowkey. We got almond croissants and orange coffees at Cafe Laddro and chilled. Then when it was time to head down to Pike Place for a final piroshki and RGB, my bf kept saying I should wear a nice dress and he also got dressed up. I was confused but was like eh whatever. A few hours later, he surprises me with the most beautiful outdoor dinner at the Pink Door! This place is sooooo tricky to get a reservation at if you're not constantly on OpenTable and ah this was honestly so so sweet. The food was incredible and I got a really tasty drink. For dessert, we went to Molly Moon's and tried the limited edition Glossier Sundae flavor which was ah-mazing.
Seattle, thank you for being so good to me.