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Month in Review: Top 3 October Posts

I never officially announced this, but for Halloween this year I am going as Cruella de Vil. (Oddly enough, some people don’t know who that is… She’s the villain from 101 Dalmatians. You better believe you’re gonna see a post all about it tomorrow!) Last year, Jake and I went as minions — hence the festive minion cupcakes!

October is all about Halloween, but it also marks the beginning of baking season! And I started it off right with some delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. You can see the recipe here. They were just as popular as last year’s pumpkin whoopie pies!

Despite all these festivities, the top posts on Brickberry this October were all about my trip to Seattle. Let’s be honest, the city kind of stole my heart a little. It’s probably because the weather was perfect during our trip. We did so much in such a short amount of time (even went to Port Townsend!), but these three posts got the most attention.

So here they are — October’s top three posts, all from Seattle:

Emily on the Observation Deck.

Emily on the Observation Deck.

3) Seattle: Space Needle Observation Deck

A word of advice before you go up to the Observation Deck: Make sure you are not wearing a dress. It is windy — your dress will fly up — and your friends won’t be able to help because they’ll be laughing so hard. (Unfortunately a true story.)

But in all seriousness, you need to the top of the Space Needle at least once. The panoramic views of the city on a nice day are beautiful! There’s also a restaurant at the top if you want to make a day of it. (I recommend making reservations in advance.)

Tip: Buy your ticket online! And if Chihuly Garden and Glass is also on your sight-seeing list, there’s a package deal that gets you into both! Click through for more details.

The gum wall!

The gum wall at Pike Place!

2) Seattle: Pike Place Market

You’re obviously going to end up at Pike Place Market sometime during your stay in Seattle. From $5 bouquets, fresh produce and seafood, to bakeries and locally made products and crafts — you can spend hours at this place. Here are a list of things you must see (and eat) while you’re there:

  • Pike Place Chowder: Do yourself a favor and get their New England Clam Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. You will not be disappointed. Oh, there’s a line? Stand there and WAIT. It’s WORTH IT.
  • The Confectional: The perfect bite of cheesecake — covered in chocolate — for only $3. Sold.
  • The gum wall: It’s a colorful, bizarre sight you need to see that’s just down the stairs past the fishmongers. How did something like this even get started? Add your gum to the wall, but look out for giant flies!
  • The original Starbucks: Just stop by — for history’s sake! The line is always super long so… that part is up to you. But it’s worth a photo!
Inside the Glasshouse.

Inside the Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

1) Seattle: Chihuly Garden and Glass 

I told my friend Ayaka that I wanted to check out this glass museum I was seeing pictures of on Pinterest, and in response she looked at me, puzzled, and pretended to fall asleep. Ironically enough, Chihuly Garden and Glass ended up being one of our favorite sights on the trip.

It’s truly the most beautiful museum I’ve ever set foot in — filled with large-scale glass work in a beautiful environment. Not only is there a traditional gallery to stroll through, but there’s also a whole glass garden outside to see. Chihuly’s work set against the dull Seattle sky makes it all the more vibrant.

That being said, the Glasshouse in the picture above was by far my favorite exhibit. To look up and see the Space Needle framed in glass was a lovely surprise. Chihuly Garden and Glass may not be the first thing to come to mind when they think of Seattle, but it is definitely a must-see.

Click here to see all the posts on my trip to Seattle!

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