Traditions: Mother/daughter day downtown

Apparently, my second attempt to stay caught up with Christmas traditions wasn’t very good.

Back on December 8, my mom and I went to Seattle for our 6th annual mom/daughter shopping day downtown. It all started when I was a freshman in high school and I wanted to go to an informational seminar for FIDM. After an early morning in a Seattle hotel when I found out that interior designing was not the career path I wanted, my mom and I stayed downtown for the first year of our tradition.

Our day is filled with pampering, Christmas spirit, and goodies. We always take the monorail into downtown Seattle. This year we got to ride in the very front right next to the driver. That is quite a different experience. When we get downtown, we indulge in French pastries and espresso from Le Panier in Pike Place Market. Then we make our way to our favorite stores — Anthropologie, Fireworks, Fossil, Macy’s. We always get truffles from Dilettante’s, and ride the Qwest Carousel in Westlake Square. We eat out for lunch, or dinner. We’re usually too caught up in our fun to eat on time.

Special for this year: we tried Pike Place Market’s famous donuts, went to the Teddy Bear Suite in the Fairmont Hotel (a suite filled and decorated with 150+ teddy bears), discovered/investigated carved Indian heads on one of the buildings downtown, and got to see “snow” fall in Pacific Place.

Here are some pictures of our adventure:


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