Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Queen Anne Neighborhood

Yesterday took us Downtown to meet with our mortgage stuff, so already being in the city, and the kiddo at Grammy's, we decided to make a day of it. Just a few miles NW of Pike's, a couple turns here and there, up a giant hill sits the regal neighborhood of miss Queen Anne.  

I think this picture sums up Queen Anne Ave.,
probably more bistro tables and chairs per capita 
than any other neighborhood in Seattle. Love it.

 Wink cupcakes, the recent addition to the neighborhood.

 The one we decided on--really delicious frosting, and I am not a frosting girl. 
Other temptuous offerings: When Peanut Butter Met Chocolate 
and Cookies and Cream with an entire OREO on top!

 Blue Highway Games for the gamer in most of us, 
"specialty board and card games for kids, families and enthusiasts"
that you can't buy at Target.

 They have a lot of sample games out to try before buying.

 Nancy's Sewing  Basket, where my Mom comes for specialty fabrics. 
I like to see the latest in the Amy Butler collection.

 An entire Ribbon Room!

 The 5 spot, "offers big flavored food and kitsch from all points of the 
continental US".  We have only eaten at their sister restaurant, 
but friends tell me it's pretty great.

 Pasta & Co, exactly what it sounds like, 
offers a variety of fresh take home pastas.

 There it is, Thursdays 3-7pm--be there.

 So many coffee shops to choose from, 
but this is where we decided to split a tall vanilla latte.
Jeremy described it as strong, but not bitter.
Ya, that's right Starbucks, it is possible.

 Stuhlbergs, a European influenced collection of home, bath, baby and stationary goods.

 Too many shops and cafes to write about, but have to give a shout out to
Macrina Bakery located a few blocks NW of the main strip, 
and Queen Anne Dispatch, a clothing boutique that gets raves from my fashionista sister.

 Queen Anne's Eiffel Tower...or how about KIRO's TV Tower.

The original Caffe Ladro, holds sentimental value for us, 
voted #1 Coffee Shop by Seattle Magazine, 
in the coziest little shop with window seats.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. Great photos. I want to visit here next time we make it out to Seattle.