Favorite Restaurant with a Patio: Marcy Waldman- Matchmaking Director
Enjoy South of the Border flavor in Pacific Northwest style at Eastlake’s Little Water Cantina! Nestled up against Lake Union, the spacious patio is my favorite spot to bask in the Seattle summer sun while sipping on a fresh lime Margarita. I don’t know about all you muchachas out there, but guacamole is surely one of the best ways to my heart!
Favorite 70+ Degree Outdoor Date: Christie Craig – Managing Director
My favorite outdoor date idea is to head out to Aqua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club overlooking Portage Bay! Rent a kayak or a SUP (Stand-up paddle board). You can head out and check out Lake Union or Lake Washington. This is an activity for beginners through experts and again and you can choose to single, double kayak or SUP!
After you paddle, enjoy lunch or dinner at Aqua Verde for delicious margaritas and hand-made fresh daily Mexican food! All while enjoying a beautiful view in the cute cafe overlooking Portage Bay.
Prices on the kayak/SUP rentals are under $30 for two hours.
Favorite Summer Seattle Concert: Jillian Arbow- Client Manager
I’m really excited for the Chris Isaak with Shawn Colvin concert this summer. His tour is part of the Chateau Ste Michelle summer concert tour on Sunday, July 22nd. The beautifully manicured winery serves as the perfect back drop for Chris Isaak’s rich voice. I’ll be purchasing a ticket for the lawn, and bringing a blanket & my picnic basket. Of course, while enjoying songs like “Only the Lonely” and “Wicked Game”, I’ll be sipping a glass of Chateau Ste Michelle’s Indian Wells Chardonnay. A perfect pairing with Chris Isaak’s crowd pleasing live performance!
Favorite Day Trip – Courtney Rosellini – Matchmaking Director
Victoria, BC is my favorite day trip destination! Check out a lush wonderland of plant life at the 55-acre Butchart Gardens before heading into the boutiques filled with local designers’ wares on Johnson Street and Trounce Alley. The architecturally magnificent parliament building is worth a photo op, as is a stroll through the James Bay neighborhood, to see the cities stunning historic homes. However, no trip to Victoria would be complete without high tea at the Empress Hotel.
My favorite part of the entire experience is taking the Victoria Clipper through the picturesque sound. It picks you up from Pier 69 and drops you off right in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. You won’t have to break the bank at the pump for this no car needed day trip!
Favorite Weekend Getaway: Sara French – Managing Director, IJL Elite
My favorite weekend getaway is to Salish Lodge. It’s only a 30 minute drive from Seattle, and the Salish Lodge & Spa provides the ultimate Northwest experience! You can indulge in The Spa and the hotel’s two restaurants – The Dining Room and The Attic.
Plus, Snoqualmie Falls Park is adjacent to Salish Lodge & Spa and features an observation deck with a panoramic view of the Snoqualmie Falls, the river gorge and beautiful Northwest forests. It’s a great opportunity to picnic, hike or just take it all in!
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that provides both relaxation and adventure, the Salish Lodge is for you!
– IJL Seattle Matchmakers
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