Washington iPhone Diary…

^^ Dress: Rebecca Taylor | Bag: Chanel (similar style here and here) | Sandals: J.Crew old, similar style here | Sunglasses: Chloe | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC

^^ Top: See by Chloe, old | Shorts: Shopbop | Sunglasses: Chloe | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC

Sweater: old, similar style here | Jeans: RP Everyday Shop (under $100!!!) | Sandals: Prada (on sale!!!) | Bag: Chanel (similar style here and here) | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC | Isla Rose’s Boots: Nordstrom

^^ Sweater: RP Everyday Shop (under $60!!!) | Pants: Shopbop | Sandals: Tory Burch (60% off!!!) | Luggage: Calpak | Isla Rose’s Backpack: Skiphop | Jackson’s Backpack: Skiphop

I had so many emails and DM’s with questions of everything I wore last weekend. I’ve added all links here! Ok, I have to preface this. I’m not a travel guide expert but below is what we did and loved the few times we’ve been to Washington. We have fallen in love and it will be a family vacation we continue to take for years to come!

 We have had such a fun weekend in Washington! We came here a few years ago for the Tulip Festival so we were so excited to come back!! This time to go to a peony farm (dream come true!!!). Here’s a list of what we did in case you ever find yourself of your family in Seattle!

Where to Stay:

Seattle-

Kimpton Palladine, The Thompson or Four Season!! Kimpton will be cheaper, The Thompson and Four Season has stunning views of Seattle and are more luxurious!

Skagit County-

Hotel Bellwether (charming and clean, we loved it. We stayed there two years ago).

What to do: 

Seattle-

Pikes Market

Ferry to Ice Cream

Space Needle

Artist at Play Playground

Ferris Wheel

Aquarium

Nordstrom Flagship Store

Skagit County-

Lulu Outlet Store!!! It’s worth a trip just for the Lulu store alone!! Amazing selection and everything is half off!!!

Boxx Berry Farm! Most delicious berries you’ll ever taste in your life.

Flower Farms!! Best in April during the Tulip Festival. May for peonies and there is a dahlia bloom in August! We went to Pure Peonies! There’s another peony field down the way that I hear is beautiful! We are making this a tradition and coming to the flower fields every year we love it so much!

Where to Eat:

Seattle-

Serious Pie (kid friendly and best margarita pizza ever)!

Bacco (so yummy for brunch)

Machiavelli (good classic Italian)

Skagi County-

Smaller town so there’s not a lot of options but there’s a seafood restaraunt on the same street as Hotel Bellwether that’s super good!

23 Comments

  1. We just went over spring break in april (i’m a teacher) for the first time. one thing i was wondering if you had seen…if not, perhaps you can take the kiddos the next time – the troll under the bridge. we only heard of it because of a friend who used to live there. it is a super unique and cool statue and the kids can climb on it (with your help). makes for some great photo opps! Enjoy!

  2. Glad you enjoyed our fair city! You should come sometime in august and visit the lavender fields outside sequim on the olympic peninsula. the fields in bloom with a backdrop of the olympic mountains is breathtaking. just a quick drive from there to port angeles where you can catch the ferry to victoria, british columbia. Next time you’re in seattle, don’t miss macrina bakery…not too far from the market.

  3. Hi Rach! looks like your family had such a great time. Bellingham is so gorgeous this time of year. Next time you are there you should check out an area called fairhaven, its so cute and quaint, great little shops and places to eat. There are lots of great local places to eat in Bellingham.

    One correction,Bellingham and all the places listed above are in Whatcom county – not skagit.

    1. Thank you so much! Those travel bags have been a lifesaver! I hope you are able to visit a flower farm someday. They are breathtaking!!!

      xo,

      Rach

  4. Hi, I’m from the skagit Valley, and there are tons of great places to eat! Plus, the place you stayed is in Bellingham…. known for their food. My favorite Bellingham restaurant is Pepper Sisters. IN skagit Valley, Try Seeds in La Conner, the CO-OP in Mount Vernon, and Taste of INdia in Mount Vernon. The Calico Cupboard in both Mount Vernon and La Conner has the best breakfast. The TRAIN WRECK in Burlington is amazing. Tweets in Bow, and Chuckanut Manor are both super yummy as well. All of these places have local organic food options. We are known for local organic sustainable food. People from Seattle prefer to come here for brunch. You’ll have to step up your food game next time you visit. ;)

    1. You definitely need to go!!! It was such a fun trip! I highly recommended going when the peonies are in bloom!

      xo,

      Rach

  5. It was so fun to see a post where I live! Next time you come to the PNW, you have to come to the San Juan Islands! Friday Harbor or Orcas Island (and do a whale watching tour- magical!)