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Friday, March 31, 2017

fresh flowers & a fred meyer adventure

last week, i had the pleasure of attending the grand opening
of the newly renovated fred meyer in bellevue. 
'grand' may be an understatement, as the gorgeous store
is comparable to a whole foods or metropolitan market (think
gourmet grocery and home shopping!). in addition to the large
grocery, home decor, and apparel departments, fred meyer 
has an in-house starbucks (with ample seating for your morning 
or mid-day coffee break), and a hot food area with 
a variety of delicious lunch and dinner items.
disclosure: i received store credit for my review and event recap. 
as per usual, all opinions are my own!

the home and garden department
has beautiful flowers, and i am now more excited than 
ever for springs arrival. seattle sunshine, if you would
just cooperate, too!

 store renovations included: energy efficient lighting,
polished concrete floors, a murray's cheese shop,
a bistro with an assortment of middle eastern food,
sushi and other seafood in the ready-made area
 and an incredible growler and wine bar (with ten different
beers on tap and 16 rotating wines to sample!);
shop, sip and enjoy!

i must admit, i left the party happy and very, very full.
i sampled grilled cheese, cake, hummus with fresh vegetables, 
cheese and crackers, cookies, chinese eggplant, pitaya, salami and a cupcake;
if only my weekly trip to the grocery store could be this gratifying!
photos by jenn from hello rigby 

blouse: zara (exact here), jeans: american eagle, 
leather jacket: nordstrom, boots: c/o bohoo, fringe purse: target,
rings: forever 21

fred meyer was already my grocery and
cosmetic/drugstore of choice (hello to all the shampoo, 
face wash and makeup products!). visiting the new
location in bellevue has me loving fred meyer more! 
fun fact? when working at preschool, the kids and i would
walk to the local fred meyer each week for fresh fruit
and snacks to share. it quickly became a favorite 'field trip'
of sorts - for both the students and staff.

the new store is located at:
 2041 148th avenue north east,
bellevue, washington 98007.

next time you're over in bellevue, be sure to stop by!
i will be making a special trip to the east side for lunch and
grocery shopping this weekend.
i am looking forward to the tasty wood-fire pizza, an array of
fresh fruit, and of course, a treat from the bakery.