Hello Spring! Enjoy this cute playlist while packing your bags for a spur of the moment adventure or while you #mariekondo your home!
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Pacific North West. Seattle has been on my wish list for a long time and finally I had the opportunity to visit. This picturesque city is the perfect place for foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and music lovers alike . Here are my favorite #eatcuteapproved restaurants!
Sweetgrass Food Co offers a fresh, whole-foods menu in a friendly and modern environment. I love their Build Your Own menu where I was able to create a salad with fresh fish and vegetables. They also have the most savory bone broth I have ever tried! For breakfast I recommend their Chia Seed Pudding with vanilla , raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and golden berries. They also serve an assortment baked goods made without refined sugar such as their chocolate coconut loaf or tahini-spelt cookies!
Rain Shadow Meats Located in Melrose Market, a historic automotive buildings constructed in 1919 and 1926, you will find an assortment of local meats, house made charcutière, and a custom curing room. I highly recommend getting a selection charcutière to go and having a picnic at Gas Works Park to take in the breathtaking views of the water and space needle.
Frankie & Jo’s is a must visit for their imaginative, plant- based ice creams! As someone who doesn’t consume refined- sugar, I was so excited to discover they offer a Chocolate Ice Cream made with organic dates from Coachella Valley, coconut milk, cocoa powder and salt.
Miro Tea is a tea lovers paradise. Located in Ballard, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle, Miro Tea serves fresh, artisan-quality teas in a vibrant and modern space. Upon entering the shop. you’ll find Seattle creatives quietly working with laptops and a beautiful wall of canisters filled with every kind of tea imaginable. I recommend ordering a pot instead of a cup. The tea pots are made of glass and are served over a candle lit flame to keep the tea warm. It’s a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon or take a rest from perusing the boutiques on Ballard Ave.
Local 360 is a sustainable restaurant in the heart of Belltown with an emphasis on sourcing a majority of its ingredients within a 360 mile radius of Seattle. I highly recommend their Heirloom Carrot Soup with herbed oil & crispy Sunchokes or their Farmer’s Breakfast with poached cage -free eggs and Carlton Farms bacon! They also have vegetarian and gluten-free options available
Storyville Coffee. For coffee snobs like myself, head to Storyville Coffee tucked away in Pike Place Market. At this hidden gem you’ll find Seattle locals enjoying freshly brewed french press coffee while gazing at the waterfront views or sitting by the warm fire. This cozy and quiet coffee shop was my favorite place to start my day before venturing out to see the sights. Ask the barista about signing up for their mailing list to get a free bag of coffee. It was a wonderful way to bring a pieces of Seattle back home with me.
Pike Place Market
If you are someone who loves fruit, I highly recommend buying some locally sourced produce to enjoy as an afternoon snack at Pike Place Market. While the market is mostly filled with tourists, it’s a wonderful way to spend a morning watching the fisherman toss the fish while enjoying the most sweet and delicious fruit your tastebuds have ever tried! The vendors are always excited to give you samples and it makes for a great travel snack.
Visiting Seattle was such an incredible experience and I can’t wait to go back… especially in the summer! What are your favorite places to visit in Seattle? Comment bellow!
Happy 2019! Enjoy this playlist while cleaning your home and making space for new energy and opportunites. Burn sage, get organized and make my favorite homemade non-toxic all purpose cleaning solution with lemon oil, white vinegar and tea tree oil!
The air is crisp, the side walks are covered with a mosaic of colorful leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice lingers in the air. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and every year I intend to make it better than the last.
While strolling down the aisles of my local party store, I would normally reach for paper streamers, styrofoam and string lights; however, this Halloween, I’m opting for more eco-friendly and dare I say spooky decorations. My home is filled with pumpkins, corn husks, leaves, branches, flowers, and hay. I found most of my decorations on my daily walks outdoors or at the farmers market. It’s such a affordable and organic way to keep my home looking and smelling festive without toxic chemicals.
To make my lighting extra cute, I have illuminated my home with the glow of carved pumpkins filled with soy wax candles instead of paraffin wax. Candles made from paraffin wax release toxic chemicals into the air. I also use LED lights because they require less energy and I only keep them on when I am home to enjoy them.
This year our at our Halloween party we will be using eco-friendly disposable plates made of naturally fallen palm leaves to provide a stylish and sustainable natural alternative to foam and plastic products. Along with the wooden utensils, they are fully COMPOSTABLE, RECYCLABLE & BIODEGRADABLE. Now that’s cute! Shop these plates here
Cute Trick or Treating
Ever wish you could still go door to door Trick or Treating? Here's your chance. Global Exchange is helping educate adults about Fair Trade cocoa by allowing you to hand out Fair Trade chocolates when you go Trick or Treating . The chocolates are attached to information cards that shed light on child labor and low wages present in the cocoa industry. You can help make a difference while reliving your favorite childhood pastime.
Instead of wasting money buying a plastic, polyvinyl, chemical containing costume, we went to local thrift and vintage shops to put together our costumes. We saved money, and had fun getting creative. Corey and I went as Elliot and Gertie from E.T. We event built the bike basket from old bike handles and used a basket we had lying around. I highly recommend shopping your closet before running out to buy a costume.
Check out my favorite #cute party essentials!