The Year Winter Didn’t Come to Seattle

Quick Read

Every person I know, who doesn’t live on the West Coast, is flooding social media with pictures showing off their winter. Week after week of freezing temperatures, feet of snow, and no end in sight. I posted about the West Coast’s winter, too.

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November: Dusting of snow

That was it. That was all of our winter. One morning, Nov 29th, barely a trace of snow. Since then, it has barely rained, there is no snow in the mountains, and I don’t remember the last time it was below freezing. Oh wait, maybe Nov 29th. We’ve been privy to a different type of winter. One of bright sunshine, low 60 degree weather, and most importantly– we get to enjoy it on the weekends. This weather isn’t odd for any city in California, but we’re in Seattle. The city that everyone thinks it just rains all the time. That is entirely untrue and I have proof.

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March: Discovery Park in Seattle

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February: Lake Union from my apartment

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January: View of Mt Rainier and downtown Seattle from the Space Needle

We basically missed winter entirely. The trees and flowers are blooming, people are already experiencing allergies, and we can hike trails without the fear of snow. The old adage we have in Seattle is: Bad Winter, Good Summer. I don’t think we’ve ever had this nice of a winter in my lifetime, so I’m interested to see if the opposite is true. Until then, find me standing outside in the sun! — J

Spring Fashion Must Haves

Fashion

Now that we’re approaching Spring, it’s time to update the wardrobe!  Although, with this weird weather who knows what season it is.  But the sun is out today, so flowy, light, floral pieces are on my mind.

Since my stint at Anthropologie, I have been obsessed with jackets!  They have such special, bold, artistic, prints that make an outfit pop with little effort.  These are a few I found on Pinterest that I’ve been inspired by.

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Moving on down, boyfriend jeans are perfect for Seattle’s mild weather.  They pair well with a simple, uncomplicated, outfit, and can be dressed up with a heel for a sexy look or go full tomboy with sneakers and a baggy t-shirt.  Madewell and Urban Outfitters would be great places to start looking for this style.  I still haven’t found the perfect pair so I’m on the hunt.  Here’s what I have in mind.

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Finally, let’s get some shoes.  On my list are sneakers not meant for working out in and mules.

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What’s on your shopping list this Spring?

-S

Seattle To Do List

Friendship, Travel

With Lauren’s time in Seattle coming to an end in April, we decided to make a to-do list of Seattle activities.  Some to do before she leaves and some for future visits I’m sure.  As sad as I am that she’s moving to California, I’m so excited to have a friend in a new place for me to visit!  It’ll add some spice to our blog as well, having her blog from California and Jenna and myself in Seattle.

Our Seattle bucket list is great if you are visiting Seattle for the first (or second or third) time, if you’re playing tour guide for out-of-town visitors, or if you’re simply looking for new activities in your city.

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Ride a water taxi

Take a dance class

Eat at Paseo

Find and go to secret bars

Ride a seaplane

Go for a hike

Go to the Ballard farmers market & Fremont Sunday market

Ride the Great Wheel

Pike Place Market Ghost Tour

Seattle underground history tour

Kayak or paddleboard on Lake Union

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What are your favorite Seattle activities?

-S, L & J

Superbowl Aftermath in Seattle

Quick Read, Sports

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This post is coming later than most because Seattle has gone into a great depression after last night’s game. Our adrenaline was pumping until that last fateful play. The energy was high– then a few choice curse words were shouted– and then an intense lull with some die-hard fans shedding a few tears. This is in contrast to last year where (mostly) peaceful celebrating happened in the streets well until the night. You couldn’t have asked for a better match up after last year’s lackluster game. However, with a city sporting so much Seahawks pride, we had a lot to lose. I was in the center of it all in a neighborhood of Seattle near Century Link stadium called Pioneer Square. We found ourselves at a sports bar by a fire in their outdoor area watching with throngs of people. News outlets were in our faces all day– waiting for our reactions. Unfortunately, they probably got what they needed. Now on to the next season and hopefully Seattle will find something else exciting to rally behind!

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