Lately, Summer edition

7 Jul

I am at a loss. Vacation has been over for a week now, and I just can’t seem to get back into the swing of things. It would seem I just had TOO much fun in the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, Victoria, and the great beyond– ALASKA!


If you find yourself there any time soon, here’s my advice:

1. Supercharge your camera. It’s stunning!

2. Let’s talk food. We spent a week on a cruise ship with an abundance of food, but left to our own devices, here’s how we did:

  • Ivar’s: it’s a Seattle classic. Order fish and chips, then feed a few to the seagulls (or don’t). For a snack, grab a bag of calamari for $1.79.


  • Pike’s Brewery: Located smack dab in the middle of Pike’s Market, it’s the perfect relief from a rainy day in Seattle (which it was), and full of tasty brews. My favorite was the Clam Digger.


  • Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel: Victoria, BC has a fantastic old British feel, and there is nothing better than an afternoon of finger sandwiches, scones and tiny treats. We at ECB fully endorse. Oh, and they also have tea!


  • Virginia Inn: The perfect cap off to our vacation before actually heading back to old Virginny. This place had great local beers, and the moules frites were just perfect.


In summation, I’m still here! And I can’t wait to share some new recipes in the works after a fantastic few weeks away. Cheers to summer! xo



3 Responses to “Lately, Summer edition”

  1. Erin Elizabeth July 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Just wanted to share my hiliarious blog with a fellow traveler. Hope you enjoy mine as much as I have enjoyed yours.

  2. baileybunch3 July 8, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Dear Jacqueline,
    You have captured the essence of a truly wonderful vacation. It can certainly be said that we “ate, drank and made merry!” Thank you for this beautiful synopsis of a great adventure! Holiday road!!

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