12.06 Girl About Bellevue: Snowflake Lane…and Shanghai Dumplings

That's real snow. Yo.

Although I’ve lived in a high rise in “downtown Bellevue” since September, I wasn’t 100% convinced that it was in fact all that until I single-handedly witnessed Snowflake Lane.

Scratch that.

I was originally semi-convinced a few months back once I realized that I could literally walk to everything that I could have ever needed (grocery stores, bars, malls, restaurants, pharmacies, tanning salons, medi-spas, nail salons, hair salons, dry cleaners, pho places, etc.), enjoy a multitude of amazing happy hours and then some, and thus genuinely and willingly convince my business associates that they should indeed come to the Eastside not only to see me but because it was cool. (Shh..don’t tell). It’s cool….

Look, I lived in Queen Anne for a hardy 5 years, Belltown for a solid 2 and Renton for a legit 1.5 (ya…I did) before a random yet brief six-month stint in Kirkland (thanks Mom!) before settling in Bellevue. Clearly I’m a regional nomad, which makes me an expert. That being said, Bellevue was never on my radar for places to visit yet alone call home. Why? Cause in not so many words, “it’s far from the city”!  So I thought…

As I become familiar in my new and oh-so-swanky surroundings, I relinquish myself to the fact that I won’t be chased or terrified by beggars and that I will be graced with the presence of the nightly splendor that is….Snowflake Lane. The beguiled enchantment of a well-off city purveyor who fronts his resources for our (or their) amusement. Thanks Bellevue Collection!

Snowflake Lane occurs nightly at 7pm through December 24th. Stop by P.F. Changs for chic street tacos and tasty dumplings for happy hour from 3pm-6pm at the Lodge.



Darnell Sue

Darnell is the founder of Girl Power Hour, with which she strives to empower, celebrate and inspire women. She has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business and has worked in TV, radio, print media and event planning over the last 15 years. She is passionate about helping and connecting women to brands and other women. She enjoys traveling the world, tweeting and staying connected. @darnellsue @GirlPowerHour #whatsnext

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