Birthday Celebration Trip to Seattle

Last week I turned 43! I can’t believe the time goes by so fast without realizing you are getting older. To celebrate my birthday my fiancee and I decided to drive to Seatle for a few days and explore the city. It is the only city we can escape to within two hours of drive. Honestly, I love Vancouver, but I feel that I am far away from any part of the world, even if I have to see my son I have to fly 5 hours within Canada. One reason why I miss Europe so much, within a few hours you can be in a different country. 

However, I am blessed to live in Vancouver. Is my home and for that, I am thankful to live in a beautiful city. Back to my celebration before I start rumbling away in other direction. We have been to Seatle many times on day trips since is close to Vancouver and also we had spent a few weekends when I started to date my fiance.

Since we liked the Kimpton Hotel from our last gateway to Portland, we decided to stay in the Palladian Kimpton hotel which is located right downtown and close to the market. The hotel located within walking distance of many of Seattle’s main attractions and the eclectic decor made it an excellent choice for us to spend the weekend. Room was on a high floor with beautiful views of the city and a right size comfortable bed. The bathroom was a perfect size, and my favourite part was the bathtub. I need one in my condo:) The team was kind enough to welcome me with a bottle of wine and fresh berries which was a beautiful touch. We found the hotel staff and especially the front desk staff to be friendly and helpful. 

I loved that we could easily walk to the Pike Place Market and so many other shops and restaurants in downtown Seattle. Sadly, the weather worked against us, rainy and windy.  We went down to the market to get some snacks, and I was so cold and decided to come back and enjoy a hot bath and have a relaxing time at the hotel.

The next morning we had room service in bed as this is one of my favourite things to do when I am in a staycation mood. With the busy lives, we don’t get this service often enough to be spoiled in bed with delicious breakfast. Since it wasn’t raining, I wanted to explore the city before we headed back to Vancouver. I packed light thinking it would be warm but it was the opposite. It was cold for us that we both need it a jacket to walk around. The long sleeve polka dot dress was a life saver as it kept me warm and stylish for a quick photoshoot. 

Afterall we ended up having a fantastic mini trip and had a relaxing time at the Palladian hotel, exactly what we need it! Eight weeks from now, we’ll be celebrating my wedding in Lake Como, Italy with my family and friends!!


Birthday Celebration Trip to Seattle


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Aurela Nasedkin


  1. Happy BDay! Sounds like you had a great time. I really loved the bath tub <3 The details in gold gives a elegant and chic kinda vibe. Your outfit is super cute! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Happy belated birthday Aurela! You look absolutely amazing and beautiful for being 43. The Palladian Kimpton hotel is so charming and chic. Love the great location and the stunning bathtub. The polka dot dress and woven bag steals my heart darling. So happy you had a great celebration and will absolutely check out this charming hotel when I am in the area.



  3. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic trip, the views are beautiful in Seattle and I love how there is so much to do. Perfect place to bring your family on a family vacation, you are inspiring me to book a trip to Seattle now!

    ~xo Sheree

  4. Happy 43rd birthday! I bet Seattle was the perfect place to celebrate. I love going to Pikes place. There is so much to see and do in Seattle. I miss it so much! Sucks that it rained but hope you enjoyed your time there.

  5. Hey Sweetheart ❤️
    How are you?
    Happy Birthday Darling:)
    Time really flies:)
    Loved the Place so much and the Design:)
    Just Gorgeous Photos:)
    That White Look is my Favorite:)
    Wish you Beautiful Weekend:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

  6. Hello dear,

    I’ve never been in Seattle, but it’s on my list for sure.
    Kimpton Hotel looks like a perfect place to stay during my next trip to this place.
    Also, want to stress that your polka dot dress looks absolutely amazing on you!


  7. Happy belated birthday, gorgeous! Looks like you had an incredible celebration in Seattle. You look so beautiful wearing that feminine black dress and your images are totally breathtaking.
    Thanks for sharing such a great experience!

  8. Happy 43rd birthday! Please tell me all of your secrets, you look absolutely amazing! I love that you celebrated your birthday in Seattle. I have honestly never been, but it is so nice that it is only 2 hours away from the city. I am obsessed with your wide brim hat and that polka dot dress!


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