Saturday, March 14, 2009

rainy morning

It was pouring at 8 AM this morning in Seattle, which is pretty much the normal state of affairs in March. I took a nice stroll down to pike place market to get a real latte. Not a foamy mess that people call a latte in NYC (explain to me how manhattan, pretty much the capital of the universe, can't make a decent coffee. I don't get it), but a really nice, fantastic, well steamed 8 ounce cup of bliss, from Le Panier in the market. I picked up one of their croissants for later, as well. Then I walked through the market- still setting up- and come upon this guy at one of the fish stands:

monkfish at the market

He says "Hi! I'm a monkfish" above him. After that, I swung by the teensy doughnut stand for some just-made-right-in-front-of-you mini doughnuts, six for $2. Mmmm.... bursting hot, and crispy, and exactly what you need to withstand the rain and wind and chill. The magazine stand at the edge of the market had a copy of the march BWOF, so I picked it up, and then walked back to my hotel. Fantastic morning, and it felt just like home.

I brought out my BWOF 02-2009-129 top that I'd made recently. I should get a better photo when I'm not wearing it to show how I did the edges. Instead of shirring, I used some FOE that has an organza ruffle sewn onto it on the edge. I found it at Daytona, and they had a ton of colors available.

BWOF top

And... what trip to Seattle can go by without a trip to Nordstrom Rack? I found a wonderful pair of coach maryjanes. They're almost exactly identical to the black Naturalizer maryjanes I wore out here, but hey- different color! I'm pretty much a sucker for any kind of low heeled maryjane shoe. They're a dark chestnut color, even though they look a bit black in the photo.

nordstrom rack


Anonymous said...

The top is adorable. And I love the foe with organza! Is Daytona a store in NYC? You look great. Have a nice visit!

Patricia said...

I am glad all is well. Did you write your exam?

ACorgiHouse said...

Ahh, is that why you're there? The exam? Makes sense. The nostalgia is cool, hope you're coming back to NYC though. I never get to Seattle. Love the top, and LOVE the shoes. Have fun. K