Post # 1
Hi Seattle girls!
I desperately need your advice! This Vancouver gal is going to Seattle this Thursday-Sunday for a fun getaway with two of her best gal pals, and also to do some SERIOUS wedding-related shopping.
I need your help… where should we go??
Any suggestions you have at all (nice clubs? great salons? amazing places we MUST shop at) would be awesome!
More details on our trip here: http://purplewedding.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/the-dress-search-goes-on-the-road/
Thanks guys! I appreciate it!
Post # 3
You’ve picked a great weekend to come to Seattle! It’s awfully nice down here!
As I am planning my wedding, I have got some fav spots picked out for shopping – and of course I just love shopping in general.
I would definitely recommend the drive a little further South to the Westfield Southcenter Mall and surrounding retail shopping district in Tukwila, Washington. It is about 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle off I-5 (about exit 154 I think). Besides being the largest mall in the Northwest, the surrounding few blocks has some of the best shopping.
For wedding shoes, try DSW shoes on Southcenter Parkway inside the Southcenter Square shopping complex – they have more shoes than I have ever seen. (Although I bought my shoes at the downtown Seattle Macy’s) Also, right next to the shoe store is an InSpa – a lovely day spa that does manis, pedis, massages and facials for affordable prices and they don’t allow tipping! But they are highly recommended. I have been there several times.
Also, on Strander Blvd., across the street from the mall is a cute boutique called All About Weddings.
For dresses try David’s Bridal (if you haven’t already) on Southcenter Parkway. There are several men’s formalwear stores on Southcenter Parkways as well.
For nightlife, I love the West Seattle/Alki Beach waterfront restaurants and bars. You can literally just drive over there, park along the beach of Alki on Harbor Drive and walk to several. I like Cactus and Bamboo.
I hope this helps a little 🙂
Post # 4
Volleta Couture has the best bridesmaid dresses. I used to stare in the window longingly before I was engaged… now I have no time to go! They are in Bellevue. Be sure to check out Ann Taylor as well… University Village in North Seattle has a lot of great stores to check out.
I don’t know if you are going to do a nice dinner in Seattle, but I have tons of dining out recommendations depending on what you want. As far as clubbing, well, there’s Belltown, but I never go out to clubs anymore so I couldn’t recommend anything good. (and honestly, I was never that into the club scene here, much better in Vancouver or San Francisco)
If you do end up in University Village, I would recommend SpaScotta instead of InSpa. They are really detail oriented and give better massages. If you are just doing Manicure/pedicure, I would try Hoa. They are the cheapest in town, but also really really really good.
Post # 5
Wow, thanks for the awesome suggestions, gals!!! You rock!
(Now please excuse me as I swoon… I’d totally forgotten about DSW shoes. Oh dear this is going to get dangerous.)
Post # 6
Cicada Bridal is a small shop, but you just can’t beat the crafts(wo)men ship. They do all the dresses there and they are amazing!
I heard the Julep Nail Parlor is a cool place, but haven’t been there myself. If you think you want to splurge see if you can get tickets to Teatro Zinzanni.