Looking for an easy weekend getaway? It doesn’t get much better than Seattle. In May the rains subside and tourists are sparse, making it the ideal time to explore the Emerald City. The Edgewater Hotel — Seattle’s only waterfront lodging — is offering enticing packages plus some recent rockin’ renovations to sweeten your stay. Located on Pier 67, the luxury property boasts views of the Olympic Mountains and Elliott Bay; rooms have river-rock fireplaces and claw-foot tubs; and downtown is just steps away. The hotel’s newest addition, the Pearl Jam suite, is adorned with iconic tour posters, custom furnishings, and unique touches like floor lamps that are activated by a guitar pedal. Meanwhile downstairs, helmed by chef Jesse Souza — formerly of the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley — the Edgewater’s on-site restaurant, Six Seven, is a must: organic seasonal ingredients and choice local seafood are the focus, with dishes listed on the restaurant’s signature handheld backlit menus. As a part of the Waterside Dinner package, guests enjoy a dinner for two, valet parking and overnight accommodations. Rates start at $433.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.