Being a big-time boater, the winter can leave me missing the sunshine and the water I so frequently enjoy in summer! So, I decided to rack my brain and come up with some inspiration on how to still enjoy boating this winter, and get your family excited for next summer's boating season too!
This was our first summer as a family of 4, and there was a lot I wanted to squeeze into it! About half way through the season I panicked feeling like summer totally got away from us, so I paused and wrote an "end of summer bucket list" to document all the things I really wanted to accomplish by the end of the season. Here is a look back at what we got done - some amazing times were had here in the Northwest!
What makes an ice cream shop special? Homemade, local flavors. Delicious options for everyone's flavor palette. Creative ideas that keep you coming back for more. Salt and Straw has all these! A notorious name on the west coast, Salt and Straw has moved into the Seattle area within the past few years, and I recently had the opportunity to sample their fall "Student Inventor" series. Read along to see what I thought!
Vegetarian/vegan cooking (at least I think) often gets a bad rep from the general public in regards to flavor and how filling it is. I know I have heard plenty of people joke about how they can't live off a plate of lettuce, or that nothing tastes better than a steak. Honestly, I have been trying to dive more into vegetarian eating for sustainability reasons, and being a lifelong meat-eater am finding there is no reason for this stigma! There are tons of creative meat recipes and substitutes out there, and a well-prepared vegetarian meal can be just as if not more delicious. I set out to try and discover a new vegetarian restaurant in Seattle and came across the "No Bones Beach Club" in Ballard and thought it was fantastic! Here is my full experience.
Summer is coming to an end, but it isn't over yet! I am a big goal writer - if you write it down on a list that you can check off I think you are so much more likely to do it. So, I am writing down my summer bucket list, the last few items I want to do here in the northwest before summer is over!
This summer is flying by at a heartbreaking rate! With a busy job and two kiddos it seems like time is flying by. My baby is already 9 months old, how is that possible?! However the good news is that we have found time for vacations with friends and some boating days on the lake, so there has been lots of fun so far. What are some of your favorite things you have done so far this summer? Click to read mine! 🙂
We love trying new experiences here in the Northwest and becoming Season Ticket Holders with the Seattle Opera was a fantastic decision we made this past year. We loved the experience, but most of all, attending Carmen. I hope this post gives you some interesting info on our experience and that it makes you intrigued about attending the opera too!
The boating scene is an incredible part of the lifestyle here in the greater Seattle Area. Not only are we lucky to be surrounded by the Puget Sound, but right in the middle of our city sits Lake Union which boasts beautiful waterfront views and places to dine out. Lucky for us boaters, Lake Union has some restaurant gems that feature docks for boaters to pull up to, so you can enjoy a meal or cocktail by water. On this outing we launched our Cobalt R5 in Bellevue and motored over to Lake Union for brunch at Westward Seattle.
Walla Walla wine country is a robust region producing some gorgeous red wines in Washington State. There are over 140 wineries to choose from when visiting... how will you ever be able try them all? Well this annual event at McCaw Hall gives you a fair shot at it, with a good portion of winemakers attending this event to allow you to sample some of their finest!
Being an East Coast transplant in Seattle, I get visitors out here a lot. Whether it is my sister coming to visit for the weekend, or a friend from high school only passing through on a layover to Hawaii San Francisco, taking people touristing is a pretty normal part of my life. The good part doing …