12 Days of Christmas Day 10: Candy Cane Lane

Hello, there. As Christmas is drawing near (2 more days!) I always love to drive around and see the holiday decorations that people put up outside. Well, I’ve found that some neighborhoods are hit-and-miss, in that some homes are decorated and others are completely bare. However, there is one neighborhood that is always decorated, from top to bottom.  Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas Day 7: Pike Place Market

Hello, there. Oh my goodness I am so excited to gush about this outing. I must admit, it isn’t really something organized by the city of Seattle. It’s more like I’m letting you in on a little holiday tradition that I’ve created, and it’s my favorite tradition of all. Truly, you can do this during all seasons of the year, but Christmas is the most wonderful time to walk around the city.  Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas (in Seattle) Day 1: The Gingerbread Village

Hello, there. This is the first post in my “12 Days of Christmas (in Seattle)” miniseries. Every day, I will share with you, dear reader, one event or activity that Seattle hosts during the holiday season. By the way, these aren’t chosen in happenstance. Each and every one of these activities has been integral in my annual Christmas experience. They are traditions that are very close to my heart, and I think others will appreciate them just as much as I do.   Continue reading

Storyville Coffee Company


Hello, there. Having spent all my life in Seattle, I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on the best places to visit in town. In all honesty, I must give the credit of discovering this marvelous oasis to my sister. After visiting Storyville with some friends, she came home raving about the wonderful coffee shop above Pike Place Market that was “unlike any coffee store you’ve ever been to”.

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