Hello, Friends!

Posted in Welcome to Seattle! on January 31, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

Matt and I are so excited to have all the special people in our lives come and celebrate with us on May 15, 2010. Here is where you can find all sorts of info about us, about the wedding, and about Seattle.

Matt is a recent transplant from Columbus, Ohio, where he has lived all of his life until now. He grew up with two younger brothers, Adam and Andrew, and the three remain close, despite the geographic distances between them. During pharmacy school, Matt spend a month out in Seattle.  He enjoyed it so much, he ended up finding a job at Harborview Medical Center and moving to Seattle permanently in July 2007.

Sylvia is originally from Pennsylvania. However, she has lived here for the last 16 years of her life. She has an older brother, Alan, who has recently moved to Seattle.  Sylvia finished pharmacy school and decided she didn’t want to move anywhere else.  She found a job at Harborview Medical Center and met Matt in August of 2007.

We started snowboarding together the winter of 2007.  Quickly, that turned into more than snowboarding!


Parking and details

Posted in Details of the day on May 6, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

We encourage everyone to arrive 15 minutes earlier to accommodate seating. Our party is schedule to end at 2:00 AM. If you plan to stay past midnight, please use the parking lot located on Union Street between Second and Third Avenue (~$8.00). This lot opens till 2:00 AM. Otherwise you can use the Seattle Art Museum parking lot (~$7.00) which is closed at midnight. Parking facility is also available at the Four Seasons ($24).

Seattle Underground Tour_Pioneer Square downtown Seattle

Posted in Things to do in Seattle on February 25, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

This is a great tour that is entertaining, yet very informative about the history of Seattle. This was one of our very first dates! It wasn’t until I met Matt that I finally took the tour. It’s a lot of fun with the tour guides who are knowledgeable and quirky.


Wine Tasting_Woodinville, WA

Posted in Things to do in Seattle on February 25, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

While we may not have quite the reputation of Napa Valley for wine, there is some pretty great wine here in the Northwest. There are quite a few family run, small scale wineries, nestled along some bigger names in Woodinville, Washington. The best part is that it is a mere 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, so it makes for a great day or even half day. If you are interested in getting out of the city, especially if the weather cooperates, this is a great way to do it. Check out this site to get a list of wineries and their tasting hours. Larger wineries like Chateau St. Michelle has a tour of the winery itself, others just have tasting rooms.


Woodinville has other entertaining food and beverage options as well. There is a local brewery, Redhook, that also has a “tour,” so to speak…do bring your tolerance and a designated driver.


Posted in Registry on February 19, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

We are registered at Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, and Sur La Table.

Tom Douglas Restaurants/Coconut Cream Pie_downtown Seattle

Posted in Breakfast, Dinner, Munchies/Happy Hour on February 15, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

Tom Douglas is a celebrity chef in Seattle. He has several well-known restaurants. I recommend some of them, including:

Dahlia Lounge: Northwest food, great atmosphere. Definitely more of a special occasion restaurant. Also has a weekend brunch.

Etta’s: Right in Pike Place Market, has a great brunch on the weekend. Less formal feel than some of his other places.

Serious Pie: Great pizza place with high end pizza options. Don’t be fooled. Pizza ≠ cheap, but a very fun place for dinner.

Palace Kitchen: More Americana type food, with some Northwest influence. We would occasionally come here after working late, as they serve food until 1 am. Good atmosphere and good for dessert and drinks.

Dahlia Bakery: Bakery goods and pies.

If you like coconut cream pie, you MUST get it from one of the Tom Douglas restaurants or the bakery. It’s the best coconut cream pie I’ve ever had. AWESOME…


Wasabi Bistro_Belltown

Posted in Dinner, Munchies/Happy Hour on February 15, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

Despite an unauthentic sounding name, this place has a great happy hour and fresh fish. Lots of different Americanized rolls and sushi, along with cooked Japanese options. Most reasonably priced for happy hour, which they have daily from 4-6 pm as well as late night happy hour, usually starting at 11 pm.


Pike Place Market

Posted in Breakfast on February 15, 2010 by sylviaandmatt

This is a great place to grab breakfast and people watch. Here are some recommendations:

Quick grub:
Daily Dozen Donuts
Pike Place Bagel Bakery
Espresso stand at DeLaurenti’s