Today my mom, sister and I made a trip to Seattle. Rather than going downtown, which we are bored with lately after our many Christmas trips, we went to the U-District. This neighborhood is more quaint and cozy than the busy and hectic downtown area. The thing I love most about it are the cafes. After walking around a bit, we discovered a pretty little restaurant called Grace Kitchen. They have fresh coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. I went with the eggplant & goat cheese sandwich on cibatta bread. Just thinking about it makes me want another one. And isn't that chandelier beautiful? Grace Kitchen is so modern and sleek but has touches of antiquity and warmth, like the brick walls and chalk boards.
We're going back tomorrow to walk around in the daytime. The sun sets so early in the winter, which is probably the reason I'm not a fan of this season. After Christmas, winter gets old quick!