Starbucks Reserve Roastery Fresh Coffee Beans

Seattle Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room Experience

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Finding myself at the only (for now) Starbucks Roastery  in Seattle wasn’t quite on my itinerary but my local friends said “I had to see it”.  I was curious to experience the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle plus we were all in need of a snack after our Infinity Mirrors exhibit at […]

Palace Kitchen Seattle Bar

Solo Dining: Palace Kitchen for the Best Burger in Seattle

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After my long travel day to Seattle, I just needed to go to my happy place – red meat, red wine and chocolate cake!  I asked the concierge at the Four Seasons Seattle for the best burger in Seattle, and she recommended Palace Kitchen.  She did caution that they don’t take reservations (good sign of […]

Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle New King Room

First Look! Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle – New Luxury Deluxe King Room

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It’s rare to experience “new hotel smell” (I had it in London once) but I was lucky on my trip to Seattle. When I booked the hotel in February as a post cruise stay, I only knew that it was a new Loews Hotel acquisition in 2016.  Hotel 1000 has won many accolades prior to […]

Kusama Infinity Mirrors Dot's Obsession

Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum #infinitekusama

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When my friend posted photos on Facebook of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. I was intrigued by the art and the infinite images. I had never heard of the artist, Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist whose career spans over 65 years.  She is still, at 89, a working artist in […]

Seattle Cruise to Alaska Princess Cruise

Me on Monday: My Whirlwind Travels So Far This Year

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I’m exhausted!  Now that I have a job and vacation time again, I’ve been putting it to good use this year.  That said, I’m tired and woefully behind on posts as I’ve been chosing the couch over my laptop after work to decompress from my horrible commute. But there so much to share with you […]

Four Seasons Seattle Guestroom view

Four Seasons Seattle Review – A Luxury Seattle Pre/Post Cruise Stay

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I’ve been visiting Seattle for over twenty years now ever since my childhood friend married and relocated to the Emerald city.  On early visits, I stayed with my friend but as her family grew, I quickly lost the guest room and then the basement and finally the air mattress.  I started to stay in a […]

Olympic Sculpture Park

Photos of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park – Art and Nature in the Emerald City

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On past visits to Seattle, I wasn’t able to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, so with ample time to explore the city it was a quick ten minute walk from the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition and Space Needle.  The clouds of the morning were starting to dissipate and the bright sun was trying its […]

Chihuly Bowls

Chihuly Garden & Glass Review – A Colorful Seattle Surprise

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Colorful glass has always fascinated me – drawn in by the shapes, the bright colors and the way that the light changes the piece.  I have yet to take a glassblowing class maybe in fear of being clumsy around hot glass, pokers, etc. (I wonder what the insurance liability waiver looks like for that class?) […]

Place de la Concorde and Roue de Paris at night

Going Round and Round in Paris, London and Seattle #FriFotos

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is “Circles” …..I thought round and round…..then my mind wandered to the Dead or Alive song “You Spin Me Round (like a Record)” before landing on the Ferris Wheel (don’t ask how my mind associates things).  Many cities have added Ferris Wheels to attract tourists and provide incredible city views (who […]

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The Alaska Airlines Lounge in Seattle Review

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Flying home from Seattle over the years, my only option was the direct USAirways (now American Airlines) flight, however, this visit, my travel agent suggested Alaska Airlines.  Alaska Airlines started flying direct between Seattle and Philly, in June 2012, and brought some welcome competition to the segment.  Despite that, I hadn’t had an opportunity to […]