Friday, April 1, 2011

What To Do on a Beautiful Day in Seattle

What to do, what to do?  It’s Friday morning, early Friday morning mind you because my daughter has orchestra rehearsal before school so there is no sleeping in (which comes quite naturally on these rainy, gray Northwest Spring mornings). I also remember this is the Friday that the wonderful Caprice of Cinderelli Cleaning is coming to magically transform our house into a sparkling clean haven once again so we are back to the original question: what to do, what to do? Well, the obvious choice is… Seattle Urban Fix!  My husband and I love the city, any city, so it’s in the MINI and  off to discover something new just 20 or so miles from our little suburb by the sound.

We decide on Capitol Hill.  We had been through this area a time or two but never in discovery mode so we didn't know what to expect.  Not really having any expectations we just drove up or down whatever street looked interesting and by this method we ended up on 15th Avenue.  Keep in mind it's the morning and of course that dictates the need for breakfast so now our carefree plans of exploring and making new discoveries have suddenly become not so carefree.  You see there are many delightful eateries along 15th Avenue so now that we have to make a choice of which one!  We eventually give the nod to The Coastal Kitchen at 429 15th Ave. which turns out to be an excellent gastrononmic decision!  

Charming décor, terrific service topped off by superb food! Good call! Well needless to say we were back in the land of carefree! Being back in our original mode, the obvious after breakfast activity would be simple; a stroll through one of the most architecturally pleasing neighborhoods in the city (or country for that matter!).  We begin our trek but don't get very far when we are  greeted by Mr. Alex Soto who is just stepping out of Flowers on 15th  at 515 15th Avenue (That’s a lot of 5’s).  The serendipity continues as Alex invites us into his amazing shop of floral delight and introduces us to Carolyn who is busy creating beautiful arrangements and a warm, homey atmosphere.  

We had the most engaging conversation with Alex and Carolyn who not only have a thriving business but an admirable care and concern for the neighborhood and community!  Along with flowers and arrangements they allow other artisans to display and market their wares and encourage local participation!  They even kindly offered to help my promote my Scentsy business by proudly displaying a Scentsy warmer along with my business cards in their delightful shop.  I highly recommend stopping in.  It was a completely unexpected discovery for me (which I usually find is the best kind!) and meeting Alex and Carolyn was a blessing and joy!
Hope you get downtown to meet them soon!


  1. You know....I think I remember that day. Oh yeah...I was with you( the hubby)! Was a great day!


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