Category Archives: Seattle

Shop Local for the Holidays: 101+ Best Gift Ideas from Seattle Businesses + Makers

2020 has been a challenging year, and like everything else this year, the holiday season promises to feel different too. As holiday gatherings move virtually and annual traditions are adapted for the new normal, I encourage you to change up your holiday shopping habits, too! Now more than ever, local businesses need our support. Many of them have adapted to these trying times by offering shipping, curbside pickups, and delivery to make buying gifts from Seattle easier than ever. Why not shop local and get the best gift ideas from Seattle businesses this year?!

Best Gift Ideas from Seattle | Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Disclosure: Some items included in this post have been provided for editorial consideration. Additionally, some links in this post are affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, I may make a small commission. All opinions are my own!

That’s exactly why I wanted to lend my support to small businesses this holiday season. Not only here on the blog, but also with the holiday shopping I am doing, too. I know the holiday season is going to look different this year. However, I’m hopeful that by putting our dollars back into our local economy, we can help small businesses stay afloat.

If you’re trying to do the same and shop locally this holiday season, I’ve rounded up hundreds of gift ideas from Seattle for everyone on your list!

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Our Epic Foodie Weekend at Tulalip Resort Casino

When thinking about visiting a casino resort, my first thought is often not about food. When it comes to visiting Tulalip Resort Casino, however, food immediately comes to mind! From the infamous Eagle’s Buffet brunch to Italian fare at Tula Bene, Tulalip has a lot to offer guests.

Weekend at Tulalip Resort Casino

Beyond the glitz and glam adorning the ceilings, Native American artwork, and the falls that greet you upon entry to the resort, Tulalip is more than just a casino. It has something for everyone! It’s a foodie destination, a 4-star resort, a beautiful spa, and a place to unwind, whether you choose to gamble or not.

Recently, I was invited on a media trip up to Tulalip Resort Casino. I grew up north of the city, so I’d heard of and visited many times before. As mentioned, I’ve visited for the infamous brunch at Eagle’s Buffet on weekends (what a treat!). This time, I was excited to see what else awaited my taste buds!

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland at Enchant Christmas Seattle

It was a cold, drizzly night when I pulled up to Safeco Field. My mission? To meet up with some of my BFFs and explore Enchant Christmas, a light maze, Christmas market, and ice skating rink all inside Safeco Field in downtown Seattle. It just opened up last week, and it’s here through the holiday season. I’d been looking forward to it all day and couldn’t wait to get inside to see what it was all about!   

Disclosure: Thanks to Enchant Christmas for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

Once inside, I wasn’t disappointed. I attended on Media Night, which meant that I was able to enter through the club level and sample a few of the food offerings before heading down to the light maze area. Let me tell you – the view from above was so incredible! The twinkling lights, fun colors, and festive music put me in the holiday mood.

So what is there to do at Enchant Christmas inside Safeco Field? Read on to find out!

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A Staycation at The Charter Hotel Seattle // What to Eat, See, & Do in Downtown Seattle

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, there’s no time like the present to book yourself a staycation. And if you ask me, Seattle is the perfect city for a staycation. Who wants to worry about traffic and parking during the holidays? Not this girl!

Disclosure: Thanks to the Charter Hotel for hosting us for an overnight stay and providing dinner and drinks. All opinions are my own!

That’s why I was so excited when The Charter Hotel, a Hilton Curio Collection hotel, opened up right near Pike Place Market earlier this year. Just steps away from some of my favorite restaurants and event venues, there’s so much to do in just a few block radius. Plus, the hotel itself is fresh and modern, for a true staycation Seattle style! And for the full staycation experience, you don’t even need to leave the property! Visit the beautiful rooftop lounge, fitness center complete with steam room, sauna, and rainfall shower, and delicious Argentine-inspired restaurant right inside.

So what’s there to do in and around the Charter Hotel? Read on for how we spent our staycation in Seattle!

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15+ Things to Do in my Favorite Seattle “Tourist Trap” // A Complete Pike Place Market Guide

If you haven’t been to Seattle yet, I’m sorry, but we just can’t be friends.

Just kidding.

But really, you should come visit my favorite city. I’ve been to a lot of great places, but there’s nothing like coming home to Seattle. It’s not all doom and gloom and rain, I promise. And when the sky lights up and the sun comes out, it’s pretty much the most incredible place to be.

Photos of me by Kailin of Cordially K

And beyond our beautiful weather during the spring, summer, and fall, we also have some amazing things to do here. If you love being outdoors, you’ll love the multitude of hiking trails, parks, and beaches. If you’re into shopping, we have lots of that too. And if you haven’t heard about Pike Place Market, or are curious to learn more, then read on, because this post is for you!

A stop at Pike Place Market can be as short as 15 minutes, or an all-day affair. The choice is yours, so I’ve broken this post into the top 15 things, and maybe a few extra, things you can eat, see, and try around Pike Place Market and the new Market Front.
And before you go: the first rule of Pike Place Market is that it is just that. Not Pike’s Place, or Pike’s Market. Pike is a street name, not a person. ;)

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