Saturday, July 29, 2006

Welcome to Seattle

I thought I would take a moment to tell you a bit about Seattle for those of you that are planning on taking a trip up here for the show.

An artist in the show suggested there might be other artists that are willing to put you up for a night or two. Not sure if that is true but if you are one of them, let us know or add a comment here.

The Moore Hotel is RIGHT next to us. I think that it is the best place to stay for the right price in Seattle. Regular out of town shoppers have said they love staying there because the price is really good, the rooms are clean and it's in a great location. We are blocks away from Pikes Place Market which is a really fun place to visit with fresh produce, great restaurants, great people watching, etc.

The Ace Hotel is another hotel close by us that is sure to attract those of you into design. This hip hotel is also a good price but I do believe you share a bathroom with other guests. They are located more in the heart of Belltown which has a wealth of hip cool bars, restaurants, etc.

I would say these two hotels are the best for those of you coming to Seattle for Plush You.

Other fun attractions in Seattle that are sure to give you a wealth of good food and things to do are The International District, Pioneer Square, West Seattle, Belltown, Capitol Hill and the Waterfront.

Some of my favorite places to eat nearby are:
For really good meat lunch Salumi's is definately the BEST.

Tutta Bella has really really good pizza.

The Tamarind Tree has really great Vietnamese food. There might be a long line but it moves fast and it's worth it. Try the ginger cosmo...yummmm

The Pink Door is a bit pricey but the deck is awesome on a beautiful night and you are on vacation. Treat yourself to a nice dinner!

Le Pichet is several of my friends favorite places to eat in Seattle. One block away, Le Pichet offers a really nice atmosphere making you feel like you just stepped in a European cafe. I enjoy going there for breakfast myself.

My other regular breakfast place is The Crumpet Shop. I love it here. The owners and staff are all super nice, they give you an unlimited amount of refills on tea and they have a great selection of crumpets. Oh and it's really cheap.

If anyone has any questions on other things to do in Seattle, feel free to write me. I have lived here for 7 years and have eaten out a lot.


Mr. Pickles said...

Oh my gosh, Kristen...what's that amazing donut shop? Top Hat? That would be on my list if Team Pickles came back to Seattle for the show.

Schmancy said... yummmmmm
hopefully they will be sponsoring the show.

Jess said...

i totally agree with all of your recommendations. tutta bella is incredible, toppot is donutty, tamarind tree is some serious good and salumi is a gem. i would love to add espresso vivace on capital hill as the place to get the best coffee in town and italian restaurant osteria la spiga for a special dinner with lots of people (call ahead). so yummy.

901 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122

la spiga
1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Schmancy said...

La Spiga is my favorite place to eat a nice dinner with some good friends. I am so excited that it is moving into their own building they will be sharing with Cafe Stellina? And yes, Vivace is delicious coffee

Schmancy said...

New La Spiga will be on 12th at Pike.

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