Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seattle



I have lived in Washington all of my life. I have always thoroughly enjoyed shopping downtown Seattle. I enjoy such shops as JCrew, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Gap, Old Navy and of course, no shopping trip is complete without a jot into Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. For so many years, I thought this was what made up downtown Seattle. Until I discovered that there are also so many fun boutiques, gift shops, furniture shops, etc. if you walk closer to the waterfront on 1st and 2nd Avenue.

This last year I discovered Ballard. Now, it is a different type of shopping. Your big stores are not in Ballard. But, if you are looking for that special something that you have no idea what it is, and if you are looking for a little more of a quaint area to shop in than the vast downtown, go to Ballard. The other wonderful thing about it is that Cafe Besalu's delicious pastries are just up the street from the shopping.

If you are interested in seeing the different boutiques, restaurants, bookshops and more in Ballard, click here.

I love Seattle!

6 comments:

Piper said...

I really want go to Ballerd we should plan a shopping date so you me and Mom and Becca can go, that would be alot of fun!

Piper said...

Well I kinda work around who ever goes so we should talk about it. Thanks for the comment

kynsie said...

I love downtown... anywhere. I really enjoy reading your blog. Have fun in Ballard!

Rebecca said...

I also love Seattle! Ballard is a fun area, too. It'd be fun for us girls to go together!

Claire said...

Not only is Ballard a cute place but it also has the BEST Bakery this side of the Atlantic Ocean! No joke! I think Paige would agree. :)

KAMILLE said...

YES---Ballard is so fun. There's this pub/restaurant we've gone to and it has great pub style food. I forget the name of the place unfortunately.