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Friday, April 6, 2018

my top five spring activities in seattle

happy friday, everyone!
if you haven't noticed, i am a bit 
behind over here. work + school + babysitting +
blogging + aspiring to have a social life is
kicking my butt. sadly, blogging has 
taken a backseat, but don't worry, this little
blog isn't going anywhere.
disclosure: a special thank you to justfab for providing me the
adorable bomber jacket featured in today's post. as per usual, all
opinions are my own. thank you again, justfab!

spring has finally (somewhat) arrived in seattle,
and i am determined to put away all my
cold-weather garb. give me all the floral prints
and open-toed shoes, please!

with the arrival of spring comes a bustling 
calendar, but i thought it would be fun to share my
five favorite things to do during spring in the greater
seattle area. for those of you not from seattle,
my apologies (and do you have any similar activities
or destinations near you?).

1. visit the cherry blossoms in the
quad at the university of washington. 
(you can follow 'bloom updates' here.)
the cherry blossoms were a gift from japan in
the 1930s and moved from the japanese garden
in the arboretum to uw's campus in the 60s.
they are a trademark on campus and worth
braving (crazy) campus parking and crowds to see
in person. my friends and i had a
wonderful time wandering through campus
to take these photos!

2. speaking of flowers, it is time for the annual
the girls and i visited last year (it was my
first visit in ages), and the colorful
tulips were stunning! we made sure to arrive
early and lucked out, as the day was chilly
and grey. despite our seemingly ever-present
rain, fellow seattleites weren't too keen on trekking 
through muddy tulip fields during a spring rainstorm.
this allowed us to capture some fun
(and very pretty) photos, with few tourists
in the background.
^^^ a quick lipstick refresh ^^^
3. take a stroll through pike place market.
bring your reusable shopping bag,
as you're sure to come home with fresh
flowers, delicious coffee grounds, pastries
galore, and other handmade/handcrafted goodies!
i recommend swinging by 
ghost alley espresso for an iced americano.
it is d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

4. attend a food festival (seattle hosts numerous
food-related festivals each spring). 
at the top of my list this year is the 
'meat and cheese festival' at mccaw hall.
tickets and additional information can be found
here. food trucks, bacon and beer, tacos, and
numerous other tasty festivals
are making their rounds this spring, too.

5. keep active by taking a walk on the
elliott bay trail. something about the warm
weather makes me want to get outside! i greatly
enjoy going on walks (neighborhood walks
are great, too), but scenic, waterfront
walks are my favorite. the elliott bay trail
is 10 miles roundtrip, flat, and takes you
through sculpture park. it is gorgeous!
photos by jenn from hello rigby

jacket: c/o justfab, blouse: lush clothing,
jeans: nordstrom, sneakers: style & co (via macy's),
purse: thrifted (via seattle goodwill),
rings: assorted (forever 21 and target)

what are some of your favorite spring
activities? my wish list of places i hope to
go this season is ever-growing, and i cannot 
wait to enjoy the sunshine!

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