We recently visited Seattle for a week to see if it is somewhere we would like to live as a family. Yes, we must be crazy, we are considering our 3rd international move in as many years.
Both the girls and I were kindly given some clothing of my choice from one of my favourite Finnish brands Mainio Clothing. It was fun to wear a little bit of Finnish print on our trip and I got a number comments from people on the street asking where these pieces were from. The style feels very Finnish, and I love their easy tunic dresses & my oversized black hooded jacket. I literally wore that every day in Seattle as the weather is really changeable so you need layers. Thank you Mainio.
This bold little outfit compliments my daughters energetic personality perfectly! She had fun exploring the downtown water front in the nearby city Kirkland. These photos were taken mid sugar-high after sharing the biggest slice of cake of our life!
The next day after a broken nights sleep, due to the awkward 10 hour time difference we were up early and off to see the Seattle public library by Rem Koolhaas. It is the most impressive building with it’s 11 floating levels which you weave your way through all while feeling encaged by a steel net.
Seattle (excluding downtown) actually felt weirdly familiar, it reminded me a lot of New Zealand with all the open space and greenery, lots of water and natural outdoor environment. It rains a lot like the West coast of New Zealand, but it felt like it would be quite an easy transition moving here.
We chose to get away from the hustle of downtown Seattle. After living in apartments for so many years it’s nice to think of living in an actual house with a back yard and a bit closer to nature. It’s funny how kids change your priorities. This was a day trip we spent wandering around Snoqualmie Falls where we changed G into her red rain boots and she got to explore the wilderness.
Thank you for reading! This post was created in collaboration with Mainio Clothing who create beautiful clothing in certified organic cotton for both mum and babies! Luckily for us they ship worldwide ❤