Currently // Seattle

September 25, 2013 • Inspiration

sooo, right now – if everything went well and we didn’t miss our train from vancouver – we’re in seattle. i never imagined i’d ever visit this place, as it’s not your typical destination for anyone outside of the u.s. but i’m very happy it’s on our path along the west coast – especially since the more i read about seattle, the more curious i get.

this stop also marks the beginning of our collab with ace hotel – the boutique hotel chain we fell in love with during our stay in the new york location a few years ago. they have hotels in seattle, portland, palm springs and new york, recently opened ace hotels in panama and london, and are planning to open one in los angeles, too.

each address has its own personality and decor, and involves as many local creatives as possible. i can’t wait to discover the spirit of the ones in seattle and portland, and we’re over the moon to be ending our honeymoon in the ace hotel palm springs (where we got engaged last year!) be sure to follow me on instagram to see the snapshots that i’ll be sharing from our stay.

besides ace hotel seattle, we’re looking forward to chucking oysters at the walrus and the carpenter and – in keeping with the nautical theme – having dinner at the whale wins. other places i’m keen on visiting are sitka & spruce and bar sajor, and if we have time i’d like to do some shopping at totokaelo.

of course i’m also planning to re-enact some of my favorite scenes from sleepless in seattle, or what did you expect from the eighties kid that i am?


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