TGIF! Just in time for the weekend…
As promised, I’m giving you a stylish virtual taste and tour of the new Nordstrom Habitant Lounge
in Bellevue, Washington. It’s the first of its kind for Nordstrom and after one visit I have to say, I’m a fan girl .
I asked photographer Stefanie Knowlton to grab her camera, so we can take you
along on this fashionable tasting tour. Here we go!
The new lounge has a cool, modern-industrial vibe. It’s chic yet comfortable with a nice
wash of warmth thanks to the wood fronted bar and seating.
The Habitant Lounge features handmade cocktails with gorgeous garnishes.
Runway models and designer names like Marc Jacobs and Helmut Lang flash on the television screens,
flanking the bar, reminding guests of Nordstrom’s first love…fashion.
The cocktails at Habitant have earthy names like, the Blueberry Lavender Martini
and Basil Cucumber Cooler. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I love
handmade cocktails with herb infused simple syrups. So, when manager Dan Yeisley
started talking honey rosemary syrups and such … how could we not?
We taste-tested two of the cocktails just for you!
I ordered the blueberry lavender number …
Stefanie went with the Amelia. Two for two, in our book.
As for the small plates…we nibbled on the Neapolitan toast with freshly oven roasted
tomatoes, micro-basil and cheese. Delish!
The farmstead cheese platter was beautiful too with
Habitant’s own homemade crackers and mascarpone, sprinkled with
honey dust and an elegant side of confit.
Here’s the thing, the Habitant Lounge is situated on the
second floor of the Bellevue Nordstrom,
just steps away from the very fashionable collections of women’s clothing, making it especially
convenient for us gals to slide in before or after a little shopping therapy. The lounge seats 39
and there is a steady flow of traffic on this day. In fact, it seems as though the lounge has
always been here. I call that…
a good fit. Check it out. You just might want to inhabit the new
Nordstrom Habitant Lounge!