Weekend Recap: January 9-11, 2015

I always know it’s going to be a good weekend when Seattle is involved.  I love that city and promise to do a more comprehensive Seattle post soon.  It has great food, good shopping, and it has a casual coolness to it… not to mention they’ve got that happy hour thing down.  I spent my weekend split between there and Vancouver and it was a good one.  My recap of the weekend is below…

January 9-11, 2015

We left for Seattle after work on Friday and arrived in time for happy hour. It was our friend I’s birthday weekend and his girlfriend V organized a weekend getaway for them.  We thought we would crash the party on Friday and they didn’t seem to mind!

Our itinerary:

  • check into The W Hotel (Downtown) at about 6pm
  • do some shopping downtown before heading to Belltown… (I got jeans, 2 dresses, and a skirt).
  • pre-dinner cocktails at Clever Bottle – cute little space with a good list of craft cocktails and wine
  • dinner at Tavolata – amazing pasta dishes, good wine list, cool space with concrete, wood and high ceilings, and long communal table in the center of the room
  • night-cap(s) at The Whisky Bar
  • breakfast to-go from Dahlia’s Bakery

Then, it was back to Vancouver – D had to work and I had a modern calligraphy workshop with Written Word Calligraphy + Design at West Elm Market on South Granville.  The workshop was something I have wanted to do for awhile and my husband bought it for me as part of my Christmas gift (the other part of the gift was the Mackage leather jacket I was coveting – thanks Love!).  The woman behind these workshops, Karla, started her calligraphy business last year and does wedding stationary, etc. If you’re anything like me and love stationary + creative projects, you might enjoy this too! Check out her website here for info on when her next workshops are, and/or check her out on Instagram at @writtenwordcalligraphy.

Oh! And most exciting of all, I’m an auntie again! My sister had her baby girl, E, yesterday.  E was due January 3rd but realized she had it pretty good in there and didn’t want to come out.  She is cute as a button and healthy and has a ton of hair.  Welcome Baby E! I can’t wait to spoil you!

Hope you had a good weekend too!




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