Seattle

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Last week my family and I went to Seattle. Partly, for a family vacation, and partly so I could attend my first Blogher Food. When we first got to the city, we checked into Seattle’s Four Seasons. The photos above and below were taken from our hotel room with my iPhone.

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

The accommodations at The Four Seasons were out of this world. They even have a heated pool and hot tub with fireplace on the fourth floor rooftop we spent some time at. They set up a small bar out there when the weather is good. It’s such a peaceful and relaxing place. The restaurant there, ART is also one of the best places I’ve dined it. Everything is just perfection, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night room service.

Seattle wasn’t anything like I expected, it was so much better. The people were incredibly friendly, the food was phenomenal, and the amount of stuff to do in the city was fantastic. We kept busy everyday, exploring new things. I’m also so glad that we visited at this time because we got to try the most amazing fish ever, Copper River King Salmon. We tasted it first at Steelhead Diner. The chef there, Kevin Davis is incredibly talented.

Copper River salmon is a HUGE deal is Seattle and the Northeast. And why? Because it’s the best fish you’ll ever taste, and take that from a girl who grew up on the Gulf Coast eating fresh fish all the time. It’s so good, we payed a good amount to have a 10lb fish overnighted back to Florida with us that we had purchased in Pike Place market.

We also ate and shopped alot in Pike Place market. The Four Seasons is located right beside the market, so we walked over many times.

We also went sightseeing through the city. We first had to go to the Space Needle.

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

The views from it were amazing! You can see the whole city. Here’s some quick pics I took with my iPhone from the Space Needle.

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

One day we took the ferry over to Banbridge Island. There’s not a whole lot to do on the island. But it is a welcome peaceful change from the hussle and bustle of Seattle.I also got some great shots from the ferry.

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

I also got to attend some fabulous parties. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to all of them. There was just so much to do, and so little time to do it in. The first amazing party hosted by the fabulous Paula of Bell’alimento and Susan of DoughMesstic. They actually hosted 3 huge parties, a Johnsonville party, a Cameron Hughes Wines party and a DOLE party at their fabulous penthouse. Everyone left with amazing swag and prizes. Other sponsors were Creminelli, Kerrygold, Le Creuset, Microsoft Office & Windows, Scharffen Berger, Lindsay Olives, Villeroy & Boch, Dixie Crystals, & Bob’s Red Mill.

Here’s the one pic I got that Sandy took of me Julie and her. I’m so bad at taking pics. Amanda has a good one of me though in her post here. I had so much fun talking up my favorite bloggers, I forgot all about taking photos with them.

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

The above photo was taken at the penthouse, isn’t the view amazing? The parties were so much fun, and the food was amazing. Paula and Susan went to a great deal of trouble to make all the food and make sure everyone in attendance was happy, well-fed, had plenty of Cameron Hughes Wines (which is amazingly delicious and cheap BTW) and lots of swag.

Of and I almost forgot my favorite sponsor at the parties, KitchenAid. And did I mention I won this fabulous new KitchenAid wine cooler? I was over the moon excited, especially since we’re moving in a new house pretty soon, and I know just where to put this beauty.
Seattle by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe All photos taken with my iPhone, no special app, just “punched” in Lightroom.

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13 Responses to “Seattle”

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    brandi — June 18, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    still so excited for you and that wine fridge :)

    it was so fun to see you and be able to talk a little more this time. hope things are going well!
    brandi´s last blog post ..Nutella, Honey, and Coconut Semifreddo

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    JulieD — June 18, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Very excited for you that you won!! I love that picture of us!! Thanks for being a good friend! Talk soon! Miss you!
    JulieD´s last blog post ..Feta and Kalamata Olive Tortellini Pasta Salad

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    Belinda @zomppa — June 18, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    What a fun gathering! I love Seattle. You’re right – the people are awesome and so is the food!
    Belinda @zomppa´s last blog post ..Energy Independent Sol Food Mobile Farm Durham Send-Off with LoYo

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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 18, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    So glad you had a great time and YAY on the wine fridge you’re going to LURVE it! P.S. I’m coming over for a piece of that fish! It was INCREDIBLE I’m still thinking about it! Now I’m bummed I didn’t think to have some shipped back ; ) xoxo
    Paula – bell’alimento´s last blog post ..How To Make Layered Panna Cotta

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    Sandy @ RE — June 19, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    Aw, girl, I loved meeting you! such a fun post!
    Sandy @ RE´s last blog post ..Why Hospitality Matters

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    Aggie — June 19, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Seattle looks amazing! Love that pic of you, Julie & Sandy :)

    Awesome wine cooler! I may have to drop by your new place after you move in and contribute to it’ ;)
    Aggie´s last blog post ..Zucchini, Fresh Corn and Quinoa Bowl with Feta and Basil

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    Marly — June 19, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    You all are too adorable!
    Marly´s last blog post ..Brown Rice Banana Pie Breakfast

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    Lucky you winning that really cool wine fridge! Seattle looks amazing and I wish I had been there with all of my favorite ladies!
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen´s last blog post ..Heirloom Tomato Soup with Shrimp & Avocado

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Angie Such FUN!! I wish I cold have been there with ya’ll!

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    Bonnie — June 20, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Hey! I realize this is somewhat off-topic but I had to ask. Does operating a well-established website like yours take a massive amount work? I’m completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my journal everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

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    I found your blog via Food Gawker! I went to BHF this year too as we just moved to the area in May. It was a great conference. I agree with you on the Copper River salmon…in fact I just mentioned it in my latest post. I had never heard of it before moving here. It is SO delicious and i just stocked up from Costco. ;)

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    Mary @ Fit and Fed — July 26, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Glad you enjoyed your visit to Seattle, come back soon! My husband loves to grill and the only meat we eat is a little seafood, mainly salmon, so grilling the fresh salmon in the summer is a big deal for us. And you’re right, Copper River King is the best, I’m glad you took some home to enjoy. If you bought it at Pike Place Market, I imagine you enjoyed watching the fish-throwing too, those guys are fun.
    Mary @ Fit and Fed´s last blog post ..King Salmon with Red Quinoa and Peach Cherry Compote

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    bamsAmigata — December 23, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

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