Month: September 2015

Olympic National Park and Seattle, Washington

Photo by Caroline Walker Evans After exploring Ocean Shores and Ruby Beach on our recent trip to Washington, we spent a day soaking up city life in downtown Seattle before heading north to Vancouver. And much like Olympic National Park, Seattle instantly felt like home. Here’s a peek into favorite finds throughout the Emerald City. Shopping, eats, and drinks at Melrose Market‘s Glasswing Clothing & Home Goods, Taylor Shellfish Farms, and Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room (Try Gravitas cupping for a coffee connoisseur, Shakerato Bianco for a sweet tooth). Take an in-depth tour and whiskey tasting with the thoughtful folks at Westland Distillery. Rent a canoe at University of Washington‘s Lake Washington docks. Forage for blackberries along the school’s bike path. Scoop up a fresh honey lavender waffle cone at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. Stop by Batch 206 for Americana vibes and whiskey pickles (yep, whiskey pickles). Pike Place, a rite of passage when in Seattle. I loved Moon Valley Organics, Left Bank Books, and saki cups from the adorable Ting Ceramics. Drop by …