Sunday, February 19, 2012

Seattle Weekend - Sunset over Elliot Bay

The best remedy for a miserable cold? Stepping outside for fresh air.

This weekend was awful -- stuffy nose, congestion, and forcing medicine down my throat. On top of that, Saturday was rainy like usual. I felt like curling under the blanket all day.

A sudden sun break, however, appeared at dusk. It motivated me to step outside for fresh air.



One very pleasant thing about neighborhoods in Seattle is that wherever you live, you have a gorgeous view in your back yard. From the Olympics to the West to the Cascades on the East side, Seattle is surrounded by 360 degrees of natural beauty. 


On Saturday evening, my family and I watched a beautiful sunset over Elliot Bay. The view was unmistakably a calm and lovely experience. No matter how bad of a day I had, one look over the burning horizon, life turned into heaven.







Speaking of heaven, doesn't this brownie sundae look heavenly? Every bite packed chocolate gooeyness.


I enjoyed my brownie sundae with a frothy latte.

 


At the end of the night, I did curl up under the blanket, and watched one of the best Ryan Gosling movies yet.

Have you seen Drive, by the way? Pretty interesting plot. A definite recommend. 



 

My Seattle weekend was pretty chill and relaxed, as you can tell.

How was your weekend?


 

50 comments:

  1. it seems you had loads of fun! very nice pictures! and the coffee seems delicious!
    have a wonderful week!
    xx
    anna

    liveonbeauty.org

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  2. Gorgeous sunset pic! Looks like a nice relaxing weekend. I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. what a lovely place!
    that dessert looks amazing too, yum!

    i had a regular weekend, but since i have this whole week off I think i'm going to be blogging and making jewelry more :)

    xx

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  4. What a beautiful sunset :) xoxox

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  5. Feel better soon dear and I hope that the view and chocolate get you back into good health again soon!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. I am very busy for bike shopping today for my little girl bithday gift. we have hard to find a princess bike but we got a dora and she love it..
    I love sunset and saw it this afternoon thats a pretty one that i ever seen here... we don't got much like that..you take care and feel better Dear..:-)

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  7. My weekend didn't feel like it flew by for once. So sorry to hear you sick...I hope you feel better soon and I'll have to check out the Drive.

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  8. That picture of the sunset is absolutely gorgeous!!! :)
    PS- hope you get better!! And I hope the rain let's up soon, it's raining just the same here in Portland "/
    Xo, Smitty

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  9. Awesome weekend! Love the pics of views of Seattle and the dessert! yum.

    Mary
    simplybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  10. You captured Seattle perfectly! Thanks for the post!

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  11. What a great view! Very lucky to have that.

    Btw, I've tagged you the Versatile Blog Award. Check it out here if you'd like. :)

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  12. what a romantic weekend!! love the sunset!! thanks for stopping by.xx

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  13. Love your blog. Check out ym blog we could follow each other if you like? :D
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  14. Thanks for the movie rec, the husband and I were just talking about how we hadn't seen a good movie in a long time!
    --TS
    http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

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  15. I will be checking out your sponsors and adds each time I comment!! <3 have a beautiful day!! Love relaxing weekends!

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  16. nice weekend. it's been raining here...been indoors for most of it!

    [oomph.]
    Share the Love-Giveaway

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  17. Whoa! Love your every pics on this post!! Makes me wanna go there... :) I just can't wait to see your next post, so I'm following you. Tanks for your sweet comment sweetpie! Hope you can drop by again sometime. :)

    Hugs and kiss kiss,
    Liz

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  18. great post! love your blog
    I'm now following you
    Hope you could check mine out too and follow back if you like it :)

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  19. Breathtaking photos! I wanna say thank you so so much for being so sweet to me <3

    XoXo
    Plami

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  20. I hope you feel better!
    Beautiful pictures! The sunset is soooo beautiful <3
    I wish I could go there :o And the brownie sundae looks so good!
    Hope you have a wonderful week

    xxx, Mri

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  21. I hope you feel better!
    Beautiful pictures! The sunset is soooo beautiful <3
    I wish I could go there :o And the brownie sundae looks so good!
    Hope you have a wonderful week

    xxx, Mri

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  22. Hello just found your blog through bloglovetherapy :-)

    lovely photos sunset looks beautiful

    now following! follow back? ;-)

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  23. looks like you had a beautiful weekend! I think that sometimes we just need to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life, and your weekend looks very fitting!

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  24. Great pictures! I hope you're feeling better soon!


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  25. That lovely pics! I want the brownie too!!! ;D

    Have a nice day,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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  26. beautiful pictures! xo looks like you had fun! xo

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  27. Gorgeous love the morning photos so pretty
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  28. Found you through blog hop! :D Sounds like you had a great weekend, lovely pictures! :)

    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xxxx

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  29. Hey Girlie! (is that your real name? i only ask because I do have a friend named Girlie!)

    Im so glad you got to see a good movie! I hate when I waste two hours of my life on something boring or lack luster. Im gonna have to see that movie Drive! Ryan is reason enough anyway! Have you seen the Artist yet? its SO good!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  30. Awww, I'm sorry you were sick! I was too. It's something about this time of year. I'm currently trying to get my voice back. I sound like a man. Or a seal. Or a very old smoker. lol

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  31. You are so true about finding natural beauty all around us in Seattle! Looks like you had a great weekend despite the cold! Hope you are better now....

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  32. looks fun! i def want to make my way to seattle some day!

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  33. Beautiful and relaxing! I definitely miss Seattle. The view is unlike no other and I miss the asian food too!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  34. thanks so much for that comment!!! :)
    that brownie sundae looks like a heavy temptation which i could just barely resist.
    thanks for your supernice comment :)))
    i so enjoy reading your blog!!

    xxx love from london,

    http://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

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  35. Oh, Amen! Been waking up to a sunrise on the Cascades since before I knew what a sunrise was. Love the Seattle mountain views.

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  36. Frothy latte... I would love an expresso machine in my house. I have this idea that I'd use it everyday to make delicious drinks.

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  37. I love these pictures girl. They look relaxing. Those can be the best trips!
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  38. Oh wow! That brownie looks so yummy! Hope you are feeling better!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  39. That sunset it gorgeous! Nicely captured :) xx

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