Monday, January 9, 2012

West Seattle - a day trip

view of Seattle from West Seattle

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

-Chief Seattle
(an Anglicization of Si'ahl)

Today my husband and I went on a day trip to West Seattle. Only I didn't know where I was going beforehand so I couldn't consult the Internet to find good places to visit. The husband only said he had looked at a map of Seattle, and said he wanted to "go over there, because we've never been there" (pointing to West Seattle, presumably.)

We did o.k. even without the help. This is a great place to walk around stores, and eat lunch. Lots of interesting places, a used bookstore we enjoyed, a few gift stores, record stores, and quite a few bakeries. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

We also drove around Alki Beach, that was a nice drive.

Seattle, from West Seattle

So here's our trip, in pictures.

Sugar Rush Baking Co. Of course I had to purchase a few sweets, I mean for research, we also had some good coffee from here

Outside of Sugar Rush

Bakery Nouveau- I got a few macarons here, but I wish I had consulted Yelp to find out I should have ordered the Almond Croissant, oh well, next time.

a bench on the street

We ate lunch here, this place rules.

My lunch, Death By Macaroni and Cheese with optional bangers on top. Absolutely delicious. My husband couldn't stop eating mine.

The husband's fish and chips and no, that's not a Guinness, that's a Kilkenny, unavailable by the bottle in the U.S. on our next trip to Canada we're planning on bringing some back with us.

inside the Terrible Beauty

inside The Terrible Beauty, I loved the decor here. Great service too. I highly recommend.

A photo on the wall of The Terrible Beauty

Ice cream store and deli, we didn't go in here, alas, it wasn't an ice cream sort of day, but it looked busy inside of the lunch crowd eating sandwiches

a pizza lounge

the pizza lounge has a black leather door, swanky

one of many (we spotted 3 on the main drag)  record stores

Cupcake Royale sign- Of course I got a few mini cupcakes to take home. They have a cupcake called "Royale with Cheese."

Outside of Cupcake Royale


Helen said...

Wow, looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Nice post and pics. Looks like you covered all the pastry places (what a surprise).