Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The University Street Fair is alway a reminder to me that the Summer months are just a few weeks away. This fair is just one of many that take place throughout the Summer months in Seattle. Most major neighborhoods offer a street fair. These street fairs are alway loaded with local Artisians that are showing off and selling their wares. Good music is abound with many local street musicians throwing down their tip hat and playing anything from a guitar to a harmonica. There are usually a large variety of food vendors to choose from. I am partial to the Fremont Street Fair because it coinsides with the Fremont Solstice Parade. You are sure to be able to find one of the members of the Seattle Bed and Breakfast Assn. located near one of these Street Fairs. The Chelsey Station and 9 Cranes Inn as well as the Inn at Twin Gables are near the Freemont Street Fair. You can find Eagles View, The Guest House, Olympic View and Three Tree Point near the Burien Strawberry Festival. On Capitol Hill the 11th Ave. Inn, Seattle Hill House, Bacon Mansion, Shafer Baille Mansion Mildred's Place and Sleeping Bulldog are all located near the Broadway Street Pride Festival. So if you enjoy viewing lots of wonderful Artists crafts and like to eat great food a street fair is a great way to live like the locals do in the Summer!
Monday, May 6, 2013
One of the wonderful things about living in Seattle is that we host the largest film festival in the country. The Seattle International Film Festival is set to begin on May 16th and will run till June 9th 2013. This festival shows films from around the world, and one of the great things is that these films are shown in many of the theaters around the city. There is sure to be a Bed and Breakfast member from the Seattle Bed and Breakfast Association that is near one of these theaters. You can be guaranteed that your Innkeeper will always be current on all the events that are happening in Seattle. The festival has a number of films with parties that you can attend. There will definitely be something for everyone at this years festival.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lots going on in Seattle this winter season!- not the least of which is the fabulous new venue for the Museum of History and Industry ( MOHAI) which moved last month to Lake Union. The much larger, beautiful new location is on the south side of Lake Union in the former Naval Reserve Armory.
MOHAI showcases Seattle and the Pacific Northwest's cultural, social and economic history in a playful, yet informative manner. Some of the more famous artifacts at the museum include the first commercial airplane built by Boeing in 1919 and the original wooden Starbucks sign from 1973.
Permanent exhibits highlight Seattle's past including "Maritime Seattle". Don't miss the interactive exhibit "Celluloid Seattle-a City at the Movies" on now thru September 8th, 2013.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Children under 14 are free. Visit mohai.org for more information.
February is the sweetest month of the year! Following are just a few suggestions where you can treat your sweetheart this Valentine's Day and beyond:
Icon Grill- downtown (441-6330) has the biggest hot fudge sundae ever!- served in a bowl made of cookie dough, topped with hot fudge and treats like crumbled sugar cookies, m&m's, slivered almonds and whipped cream. Serving for two is $12.
Try something fun and familiar- sure to bring back good memories - "S'mores" at Hot Cakes in Ballard (420-3431). This inexpensive treat at just $4 consists of a square of chocolate ganache and a hand-toasted homemade marshmallow between two homemade graham crackers. Fun!
Or,,, how about a tray for two at Poppy restaurant on Capitol Hill ( 324-1108) ? Six different treats make up the dish such as toasted rice pudding ice cream or chocolate truffle torte. Delectable!
February in Seattle-delicious and entertaining! Join us today- we look forward to seeing you!