It's easy to fall into the trap of a 'boy' lifestyle when you live with one. Chips are in my house for the first time in years. And I've actually stopped complaining about the damn toilet seat being up as it doesn't seem to change much. I'm used to the inane background chatter of Sports on all day. I mean, I like sports too but I refuse to devote an entire weekend to listening to the outcome of every single game that occurs. I just don't care. But he does, so the noise carries on. Men, men, men. As the saying goes: "Can't live with 'em, Can't remember why you moved in with them".
|Me with my little Seattle transplant - Instagram @CaitieLady08|
Kidding, of course. But I do need to get away from the dirty socks every now and again. So when you invite me on a quick girls trip? Yes, please! Can we leave yesterday???
Due to the easy transition from Portland to Seattle living, my friends and I have an increasing number of pals who live in the Emerald City just 3 hours North of Portland. Seattle and Portland are incredibly similar in atmosphere and culture and we have an easy time getting along due to our shared misfortune of heavy rainfall (which Seattle gets more of mind you). But the city itself still feels new when I visit it and its bigger size does bode well for a weekend jaunt with friends: New places, same faces- that's a little getaway I like.
|Encroaching on the City and ready to play!|
|Shopping and Sipping in Bellevue. And loving every minute of it.|
|The rumors are true: Girls just wanna have fun.|
|Enjoying an orgasmic brunch at Toulouse Petit: Dungeness Crab and Asparagus Scramble with Breakfast Potatoes & Toulouse Sangria|
|Dungeness Crab and Red Grapefruit Salad|
|Sunday morning coffee while we wait to eat- and yes, my self-tanner is on-point as usual...|
|Relaxed and happy|
|Sunday afternoon back in Portland: Honey- I'm home! And dressed to the nines.|
If you are in Seattle ever- run (don't walk) to Toulouse Petit. It's one of those annoying places that always has a huge line and is voted the best of the best in every foodie list there is. Except it's not annoying because it's SO worth it and lives up to the hype. Go-go-go! I've also found it's better enjoyed with a group of hilarious girlfriends. Just my tip :)
And Seattle- you are simply fabulous. And would be a wonderful place to live. If only you weren't so similar to my current digs. If I'm going to cheat on Portland and move- my new mistress has to look nothing like my current wife, ya heard? Otherwise- what's the point of all the trouble it takes to have the affair?
Another lovely weekend ruined by a Monday- dangit! Have a good one :)