2020 New Year Celebrations in Seattle!

With the chaos of Christmas, the new year celebrations might seem far off, but as of today there are only twelve days until the end of the decade! The new year offers us time to reflect on the year previous, to realign our vision and goals, and to get ready for a great 2020. Take […]

Best Holiday Shopping in Seattle WA!

With December right around the corner, Shafer Baillie Mansion is preparing for the holidays! We’ve put together a list of all the best places in Seattle to get your 2019 holiday shopping list checked off so you can enjoy the spirit of the season. Casita International starts our list, a small shop that carries unique […]

Explore Seattle With These 3 Events!

An upcoming roster of fantastic new events is keeping Seattle as many people’s ultimate travel destination. Here are the 3 best events coming to Seattle during November 2019- truly a “Choose Your Own Adventure” month for events in the city! As always, you can count on Shafer Baillie Mansion to give you a luxury bed and […]

Best 2019 Art Activities in Seattle!

Just because we’re leaving summer behind, doesn’t mean the fun ends in Seattle! Quite the opposite in fact, with cooler days ahead more and more people are getting out and about and exploring all the best art that Seattle has to offer. We’ve collected a list of all the best 2019 Seattle art activities and […]

Shafer Baillie Celebrates Free Museum Day!

Brought to you by the Smithsonian Magazine, National Free Museum Day is back on September 21, 2019! This annual tradition invites everyone to spend the day exploring a museum, and asks the question: where will your curiosity take you? This year’s theme celebrates the “Smithsonian Year of Music”. Throughout 365 days, the Smithsonian Museum in […]

Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle!

It’s here! The 48th Annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is in Seattle from 8/30 to 9/1! Come celebrate all things musical and creative with an amazing lineup of bands and live entertainment, as well as art exhibits and booths, and food vendors. Put on by both One Reel, a non-profit arts organization that strives for […]

Seattle’s 70th Celebration of Seafair!

Truly a harbinger of summer in Seattle, the Seafair is back again for it’s 70th year, a magnificent ten weeks of family fun and showing off all Seattle has to offer! Hosted by The Seafair Foundation, the festival spans all the way back to 1950 when business leaders designed Seafair as an event that would […]

Seattle Art Museum Exhibit Explores Nature and Self

As the weather grows warmer in Seattle, many find creative types find themselves looking to get back into the culture of their surroundings after being shut away for the winter. Leaning into the vibrancy of nature, as flowers and trees burst into life, we love to appreciate all things natural. The Seattle Art Museum must […]

Heaven in a Cup: A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Seattle, WA

It’s widely agreed that our home city of Seattle, Washington is home to some of the largest, most well-known coffee houses in the world! In fact, it’s impossible to take a walk down the street without passing multiple coffee chains, sidewalk stands, roasterys, and more! Since Seattle is so saturated with coffee houses, visitors may […]