This is a recap of my adventures in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. Sure, this post is supposed to be all about the International Food & Beverage Conference but I think my adventures were more interesting.
First off…. I love this girl! Shanna from Pineapple and Coconut was my flight buddy, roomie and partner in crime. She always has the funniest things to say.
As soon as we arrived, we headed down to Pikes Place Market. Where fresh produce, meets stinky seafood, yummy desserts and lots of other “stuff”.
We had a fancy (hahaha) lunch by the water.
Walked around a bit while admiring the beautiful flower bouquets. By the way, they were a very sad reminder that I live in the desert and flowers like these don’t exist there 🙁
Friday night IFBC hosted a welcome reception were we got to walk around a gift lounge, taste lots of desserts and network. My favorite thing I grabbed was a peach believe it or not. It was big and juicy.
After that event, a few girls and I headed out to dinner. This sushi rolls you see above was HUGE. Definitely one of the most delicious rolls I have ever had. Now I’m wishing I could eat another one!
The next morning we ventured out for breakfast and stumbled upon the original Sur La Table and Starbucks. You know I had to snap pics like a typical tourist.
We also checked out a thrift shop that was full of treasures. Very overpriced treasures! I loved these books I spotted.
That night I attended a session by Krusteaz. I liked it because it was set up kind of like a cooking show. They even had a few tables styles by the fabulous Jenn of Hostess With The Mostess. She was there sharing with us a few entertaining tips and ideas.
Here are her three styled tables.
Saturday night we were treated to A Taste of Seattle and Gourmet Fair. I loved it because I’m a fatty and got to try little bites from the best restaurants in the area.
After, I couldn’t resist a visit to Gelatiamo.
They had the most amazing gelato I have ever had, not to mention the delicious butter cookies and desserts too.
Sunday morning, we’re already tired but it’s so gorgeous outside that we decided to venture out again.
We rode the ferry to Bainbridge Island.
Upon arriving, I saw Fall! Yes, red and yellow leaves. Oh how I miss seeing these!
The little island was so cute!
I’m a sucker for beautiful window displays.
After a short stroll and a little shopping, back to Seattle we went…
As we ran back to our hotel to catch a ride back to the airport…
We came across a very interesting “accessory-mobile”. I think it belongs to Carrie Bradshaw.
Well Seattle, ’till next time!