Seattle Fun for Bloggers
Quote of the day: “A positive attitude from you tends to produce a positive attitude toward you.” Deborah Day
Meeting up with other women who you communicate with on a regular basis, is really what makes the world go round. Or as some say, “you’re finding your tribe.” This is exactly the case for this Seattle meet up that Sherry put together for us!
You might recognize Sherry, because she’s the 40+ generation who we’ve worked with on our Fab Collab posts. It was her idea in the first place when we were talking about collaborating, to take an item and relate it to a story from our past. It’s been such a pleasure working with her on those posts!
Thus it shouldn’t surprise me that Sherry would put together an amazing weekend for a handful of bloggers over 40. It’s not easy herding cats, and getting everyone to the same place while taking into account each person’s wants and desires. Let’s just call her amazing!
And here is Sherry as we are walking around Seattle, going from one area to another.
I show this photo first only to prove that getting together a bunch of women for photos is not always as easy as it sounds. So when you see the rest of the pictures with us all together and looking fabulous, remember this one. Because there are a lot more like this that are quite funny!
For our first night in the city, we were able to attend a fashion show at Anthropology. Featured in the bottom photo from the left to the right is Nancy (the 60+ model on the blog), me, Val (who lives in Seattle), Rena (who lives in LA), Sherry, Jude (who has been a blogette on my blog), and then Charlotte (the 70+ model on my blog).
Even though I never used to be a big Anthro fan, I’ve learned to love their quirky and interesting details, now that I’m not in such a structured profession. Needless to say, it was only my mother out of the 3 of us on the blog, that purchased a shirt for a mere $7. Charlotte is nothing, if not a pro, at finding the best sales.
This day we walked to the Pikes Peak market and enjoyed the great weather. A couple of us even went on a boat tour through the locks! Rob and I love these kind of tours, because you get to know more about the city and the history behind it. Not that we remember much afterwards, but we really enjoy the information!!
Then we stopped in a local boutique called Sassafras. Sherry stumbled upon this shop a couple of years ago and has been supporting it ever since. The owner, is Amy, who is standing next to Nancy in this photo. The best part was that Amy showed us the basement of this shop, which is where some of the designers actually work on their products. My mom was in heaven to be able to see the creative areas.
I was trying to twist my mom’s arm to buy these ombre tights that went from bright, lime green to a nude color at the feet. She didn’t get this pair, but she did buy a burgundy ombre pair.
I’ve been wanting to get some velvet in my closet, so I had to try on this green velvet dress made by Shari. The designer was there that night so humored me by joining Sherry and I in the photo. Did I buy the dress? Well, of course I did!! Doesn’t it go perfectly with these boots?
Then we stopped by another local boutique, The Endless Knot. You realize that every place we go, is a photo opportunity, so here we are.
Our dinner that evening was at Local 360 Restaurant. This restaurant has a great focus on using local ingredients within a 360 mile radius of Seattle.
Nancy, the 60+ model on my blog, had to leave the meetup early to travel out to San Diego. She was meeting up with her Lala friends from high school, for one of their adventures.
So here are the rest of the gang at the Seattle Center that morning. We split up so that Jude and Rena could travel up to the Space Needle, while mom, Rob and I walked around and then visiting Chihuly’s exhibit.
I took the Chihuly photos on my iphone, and for some reason I can’t pull them over to the computer right now. But it’s an amazing display, and if you ever have the chance to see it, I highly recommend it,
After lunch, Sherry had suggested that my mom visit this local fabric store called Stitches. Of course, my mom bought some new fabric and we had such a great time looking around.
Then Val met up with us again and we visited yet another local boutique called Drizzle and Shine. Jean, the owner, is the daughter of another blogger that I know through our blogs. Jean’s shop is considered an eco-boutique with everything being vegan and ethically produced. She even donates a percentage of her sales to a different non profit every month.
Jean was incredibly nice to offer us a 10% discount during our visit at her shop. You’ll see those fabulous additions to both Rob’s & my closet soon!!
Visiting all of these local boutiques was such a highlight of our trip. Of course, I love to shop online too, but to actually meet the people that keep the local economy going strong really resonates with me.
Our dinner that evening was at Maslow’s FareStart. Now here’s a restaurant that not only cares about serving great food, but also training those people who are willing to turn their life around after a hardship.
And a huge thank you to my incredible husband for hanging out with us women all weekend. He’s a musician in his older life, and so we had to grab a photo of him in front of this fun mural.
If there was a theme to this weekend besides camaraderie and friendship, I would have to say it was about supporting our local places. Not that the franchises are bad or don’t do their part for the communities. But I always love that we can help out the small businesses too.
I sincerely hope that if you ever visit Seattle, that you might check out some of these places that we visited, and tell them that Jodie’s Touch of Style sent you!
Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!
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