Christmas in Seattle

In my last post, I talked about my time in Portland (which was so dreamy and you should go back and read it if you haven’t). I was in Portland for a few days before Christmas, and then Joel, his parents, and I drove up to Seattle on Christmas Eve. It was my first time visiting and it was a doozy. I LOVE every inch of that huge, traffic filled, salty air, crisp and cold city.

Christmas Eve dinner was an Italian feast put on by Joel’s mom’s side, and Christmas Day dinner was a traditional feast put on by Joel’s dad side. Both dinners were incredibly delicious, and the family was so welcoming and wonderful!

Joel and I had one day in Seattle to explore the city (which was not nearly enough time) but we made the most of it! We started out at Pike Place Market and ate at Honest Biscuits to fuel us for the day. I ordered the egg, sausage, and tillamook cheese biscuit sandwich and it was INSANELY delicious!

We walked around the Market and there was SO much to see. I ended up going home with some amazing smoked sockeye salmon and local raw honey.

Joel and I took the fairy to Bainbridge (I have never been on a boat before so it was wicked cool to me) but by the time we got to Bainbridge it was really rainy and we didn’t feel like walking anywhere, so back we went to Seattle.

We were starved by then and visited the famous Ivar’s Acres of Clams. We happened to be there during happy hour and snagged some seats by the bar and ordered a few plates to share plus some drinks.
The fish and chips were the best I’ve ever  had – the fish was so fresh and not greasy at all. Their housemade tartar sauce was also incredible! Their clam chowder was a little too heavy for me but the few bites I had were tasty. And then the blackened salmon… oooh it was so juicy, flaky, perfectly seasoned, and perfect alongside a caesar salad!



We did some more shopping and perusing around town until we went to the east side to grab some drinks at a funky place called Unicorn. It was so colorful and decorated like a carnival!

We ordered some strong drinks to keep us warm and sat in a booth downstairs with dark, intimate lighting. There was also a George Michael karaoke tribute which was… entertaining to say the least. Seattle is a culture-filled place indeed!

It was sad knowing it was our last night in the amazing city but we had so much fun and can’t wait to go back soon (preferably in slightly warmer weather).

What are some of your fave spots in Seattle? I’d love to hear your thoughts!