If you’re like us, your favorite parts about Seattle are decidedly un-corporate. The Palihotel gets that, and they’ve designed rooms that match the eclectic, personality-driven vibe of our fair city. Case in point: you’ll find bunk beds, Smeg fridges, and a fab mix of patterns and décor in this marketplace hotel.
Address: 107 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Basically anything Linda touches turns to gold, and this new venture proves to be another success. Preserving the bones of a classic Seattle institution, Derschang deftly adds her signature touches: feel-good food, killer bar, and cozy, can’t-stay-away atmosphere to name a few. Also there’s a daily happy hour! Yeah, we’ll see you there.
Address: 2201 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
photo courtesy of SAM
The Peacock in the Desert exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum features five centuries of prolific art from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur. Many of the pieces are on display outside the palace for the very first time. Starting the visual journey with the re-creation of a royal wedding reception, you will remain awestruck from beginning to end. On now through January 21st.
Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
photo courtesy of Pink Door
Simply put, The Pink Door is iconic. This dinner-and-a-show hotspot has been delighting guests since 1981, and they’re only getting better. Every Saturday night, you can indulge in classic Italian fare and the longest running cabaret and burlesque show in the PNW. We recommend ordering our namesake drink, the Baby 75, it’s delicious, and goes with everything.
Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Deep Dive & Willmott’s Ghost
photo courtesy of Deep Dive
Renée Erickson knows food. A world-class chef, and seafood visionary, she has brought her expertise in both menu and design to the Amazon spheres. We recommend dinner at the brand new Willmott’s Ghost, followed by drinks at Deep Dive, a sumptuously intimate space. Both are worth the trip for aesthetics alone, but the food and drinks will encourage a return visit.
Address Deep Dive: 620 Lenora St, Seattle, WA 98121
Address Willmott’s Ghost: 2100 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
photo courtesy of Thompson Hotel
The best way to staycation is with a romantic sleepover at the Thompson, a boutique, waterfront hotel. Greet the day with hot coffee and regionally-inspired brunch at Scout, and wind down with rooftop cocktails and views for days at The Nest–both conveniently located within the establishment.
Address: 110 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
photo courtesy of Le Pichet
Bonjour baby! This petite café keeps it classic, and we wouldn’t change a thing. We love popping by for a brioche and coffee, or dining in for the to-die-for roast chicken. Throw on your frenchiest outfit du jour for a round trip to cuisine heaven.
Address: 1933 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
photo courtesy of Bobbie Medlin
Not solely a gallery or a store, this unique space has treasures of all kind on display, and for sale. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, we recommend gifting loved ones a piece from this collection of fine jewelry, art, and objects.
Address: 2006 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Antonio Spa & Salon
photo courtesy of Antonio Salon
Bid a fond farewell to winter dryness, and give you face, skin, and hair the royal treatment. From blowouts to luxe facials, Antonio Spa and Salon (located across the street from one another) will leave you refreshed and glowing. Take time off your morning routine with a lash lift and tint–you’ll wish you’d done so sooner!
Address Spa: 114 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101
Address Salon: 113 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101
10 More Reasons To Come Downtown!
1. Safeco Field - Enchanted Christmas Nov 23 - Dec 30
2. Sheraton Hotel - Gingerbread Village - Nov 20 - Jan 1
3. Fairmont Hotel - Holiday Tea in The Georgian - Nov 23 - Dec 31 & Teddy Bear Suites - Nov 22- Dec 26
4. Beneroya Hall - English Beat - Dec 16
5. McCaw Hall - KEXP Yule Benefit - Moby w/ PNB dancers - Dec 6
6. Paramount Theatre - Elvis Costello - Dec 3 & The Lion King - Dec 18 - 30
7. 5th Ave. Theater - Annie - Nov 23 - Dec 30
8. Showbox - Thievery Corporation - Dec 28
9. Jazz Alley - Blind Boys of Alabama - Dec 6 - 8 & Average White Band - Dec 13 - 16
10. The Triple Door - Land of the Sweets - The Burlesque Nutcracker - Dec 7 - 28