Hello folks! How is it that we are already on the other side of Thanksgiving?!
I've put together another fun list of some of my favorite things for 2015. Sure, it's sorta carb focused...but who isn't this time of year? But I digress. Many of them - small businesses as well - owned and run locally by fantastic people. Thank you for supporting small businesses, both brick & mortar and around the world wide web.
Have a fantastic holiday season!
PS This is not a sponsored post.
Man, it's cold outside. Love this lip balm. Organic, cruelty-free, and made in Portland, OR. No more chapped lips.
Believe it or not, this drugstore find is saving my skin this season. (Thank you to my dermatologist!)
Perfect for the littles in your life.
Enjoy beer? This looks awesome. Locally owned and shipped from Seattle. Perfect gift.
HUGE slice of chocolate cake w/ salted caramel icing. Focaccia rounds. Those jam dots. BRUNCH. Hunk of an apple loaf. Fig + Pistachio Meatloaf slab with a fig balsamic drizzle. Mmm. And my favorite Salted Caramel Latte, extra sweet. DERU Market Locally owned and operated by Chefs Jamie Casady + Jordan Cooper...and did you hear? They're opening a new restaurant next year - Little Brother.
More than pleasantly surprised by a recent visit to this restaurant. Vegetable Tempura. Charcuterie plate. Pork belly tacos. Fried rice, and yup, we added the Dungeness crab. Two orders of the charred brussels sprouts. And two orders of the Belgian frites. Yum. So happy to order a meal with these ladies.
I could get on board with this.
Coffee - Seattle... Storyville Coffee. Probably not what comes to mind when you think of coffee and our fair city. Currently crushing on their mocha and pastries. Privately owned, Seattle-based, and roasted on Bainbridge Island. It's g-o-o-d.
Coffee - Eastside... Cafe Cesura. Still. Their iced maple syrup latte got me through that crazy, long, HOT summer. Locally owned and operated. Keep going.
Looking for something stronger? Proper & Ernest in Woodinville. Carefully curated selection of unique wines, craft beers, and fine spirits. (Growlers on tap!) Also, a great spot to pick up a great hostess gift this holiday season. Locally owned and operated. Go.
Did you know they have a little beach?
Hand crafted gelato. Yes, even in rainy cold weather.
Independent book shops...love this one...and even more so because of this. This one is great, too. Make an afternoon of it and head to Green Lake, and maybe stop here for a meal. But since you're already in Seattle, head to Delancey instead.
Anything from The London Plane. I'd order one of each thing in the toast & bread section alone. Of course to share.
Really don't want to watch a movie anywhere else but here. Premium-plus. Totally worth it. Truffle fries. Enough said.
We get some of these every year. Thinking about these for gifts this holiday season. And we did some of these to send out instead of cards last year. We shared our little one's favorite crepe recipe and it was a hit. Leaning towards doing these again this year. Just need a recipe. Maybe this will do.
Taco Tiki Tuesday. What?!
Sort of naughty, but hilarious. Amy Schumer. Alec Baldwin.