I’ve been trying to figure out how I want to publish what are basically my vacation photos. Quite literally the modern version of the slideshow. So, I embraced it, threw them all at iMovie’s auto make a movie feature and this is basically the result.
Here we go check out my vacation photos from the Big Island of Hawaii in this convenient 6-minute-long YouTube video. You’ll see some sand, some street art, water, whole bunch of trees, and way to many photos of our squinting faces because memory is fleeting and I didn’t always remember to wear my sunglasses.
We recently stopped by Brimmer & Heeltap, a trendy little spot in Ballard, for a quick breakfast. As seems to be the case with many restaurants these days, the place had two words and an “&” in its name. Nevertheless, we found the food to be really good, and I especially enjoyed the super dope bread that was served with both of our dishes.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were immediately struck by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The decor was rustic and charming, with an open garage door wall, fire pit, and cozy seating arrangements. The staff were friendly and attentive, and we quickly seated ourselves at a cozy little outdoor table after ordering.
For my breakfast, I opted for the smoked salmon toast. The toast was made with a thick slice of crusty sourdough bread and topped with generous portions of smoked salmon. The dish was really tasty, although it was a bit heavy with the fennel on top. Fortunately, the olive oil drizzle was a nice touch that added a lovely, subtle richness to the dish.
My fiancé, Gergina, ordered the egg and bacon sandwich. It was served on a beautifully toasted, fresh-baked brioche bun, and the egg was perfectly cooked with a runny yolk that oozed out onto the plate when she cut into it. The bacon was crispy and flavorful, and the combination of the two was truly delicious.
Overall, we left Brimmer & Heeltap feeling satisfied and content, with the taste of freshly baked bread still lingering on our tongues. The restaurant has certainly earned its reputation as a great spot for breakfast in Ballard, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.
I had an opportunity to spend some time in the presidential suite at the Westin Seattle a couple weeks back. They’ve got a great view of the cityscape and I managed to get some pretty great timelapse videos of the skyline. Check it out!
Ended up heading down to the Seattle Japanese Garden to catch some clouds and see some trees! Like most places its cards only, and they’re not selling fish food for the fishes right now, but the koi will still come right up to wherever you’re standing to try to get a handout. Only felt a little bad not tipping the fishes for their performance.
The lilypads are right on the verge of blooming, saw one bright pink flower opened up, with the rest a day or three away. Most of the trees are still pretty green though some of the Japanese maples are starting to darken and get ready to shed their leaves for the fall. Cripes its going to be October soon, time flies eh?
After the stroll through the garden we ended up at this cute burger place called Burbs Burgers over on Montlake. Its a food truck with a large astroturfed seating area with some covered benches and umbrellaed tables. Those umbrellas came in handy since we got there just as the rains began. Super tasty smash burgers and the frys were fried to perfection! They’ve got a housemade meatless patty if veganism is your jam. Its a super swell place and I can’t wait to go back and try out the rest of their menu!