As a departure from the usual post this month in addition to where the club members gathered for CHIC’s monthly club meeting myself and fellow CHIC member Susie had our own adventure in Seattle Washington. It turned out that both of us had business in Seattle during the same week so the obvious temptation overwhelmed us. What if we brought our girly stuff with us and explored Seattle for the weekend? The answer was simple, FUN!
After coordinating our schedules and making hotel reservations arriving at the Warwick Seattle hotel on Thursday. Susie had dinner plans with some local Tgirl friends she knew in the area and I did business stuff but, joined them later as my guy self and enjoyed hanging out with them. I know they did not envy my attire but I sure envied theirs.
Friday morning, I had some calls to make for work so the weekend actually started with Susie and I meeting for lunch in girl mode at the hotel then off to our favorite hunting ground Macy’s and Nordstrom for shopping. We stopped briefly at the MAC counter to resupply with makeup goodies then asked the MAC Girl for directions to the “Chunky” or “Thick Chick” (we are not petite) section of the store. Directions in hand we set out for the 3rd floor and combed the racks for girly stuff finding a few gems. Next we went back down stairs for purses and jewelry scoring some victories again. I was disappointed that I could not find some heels I liked but will be in San Francisco in a couple of weeks so maybe I will do better there.
After shopping we stopped at Oliver’s Lounge in the Mayflower Park Hotel for some drinks and hors d’ oeuvres prior to going back to the Warwick to get ready for dinner. Friday night we had a reservation at the Brooklyn Seafood Steak & Oyster House.
We got an awesome table with a great view of the whole restaurant. I have been there before a few years back with my wife but never in DRAG and they were great with it. The food is awesome no matter what you get so you really can’t go wrong. Susie was up for the halibut which, she said was a great piece of fish while I opted for a steak which was perfectly cooked.
I am partial to cosmopolitans and the one that served me was one of the best I have ever had and I loved the glass too.
Saturday morning, we opted to skip girly mode and wander around the harbor at Ballard and check out the fishing boats that fish primarily in Alaska. Going there was very interesting but doing it in gurl mode probably wouldn’t be such a good idea. We got back to the hotel in late afternoon then headed upstairs to get pretty for our trip to Morton’s Steak House for dinner.
Morton’s in Seattle is virtually the same floor plan as San Francisco with stairs leading down from the street level to the restaurant below.
We were greeted by the hostess and seated at a corner booth in the middle of the restaurant which was not very crowded most likely because of the severe storm (hold on to your hair) warning.
Susie joined me in ordering an 8-ounce filet with twice baked au gratin potatoes along with some Brussel sprouts.
After a wonderful dinner we stopped in Morton’s cocktail lounge for a drink and some conversation before heading back to the Warwick for a nightcap.
This was my first trip to Seattle so we had to get familiar with the town and I am looking forward to my next trip to find some great places to hang out.