Edy Kizaki

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November 21, 2012 in Ballard, Bellevue, Edmonds, First Time Home Buyers, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Magnolia, Mercer Island, Monroe, Montlake, Mukilteo, Queen Anne, Seattle Buyer's Guide, Shoreline, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Wallingford, West Seattle, Woodinville


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Edy Kizaki

All About Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood

March 27, 2012 in Lynnwood, Lynnwood Handbook

If you want to see a photo album of Black Friday at Alderwood Mall (the Friday after Thanksgiving, huge shopping day) , I did a blog on that a couple of years ago.

REI Store at AlderwoodAlderwood Mall is a great place to visit, meet friends, see a movie, have an upscale meal or a wonderful sweet treat, do some furniture shopping, have a choice of conveyer belt sushi restaurants or joints that specialize in satisfying burger plates with sweet potato fries.  Some of my favorites include Aldo shoes, REI, the Apple Store, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, Sears, JC Penny’s, Red Mango frozen yoghurt, Williams Sonoma, an Andes Sweater Shop, a wonderful Paper and Stationary shop, a Japanese little-stuff shop, and so many more, just check out the directory for the scoop.

I enjoy the way the paths wind around like little village streets and there are lots of places to sit down outside on benches and at tables and rest from the wearying strolls through the upscale merchandize boutiques.  There is also a 1,200 square foot indoor play area which has Edmond’s Sweedish Hospital (one of the close ones in Lynnwood) Wandering Alderwood Mallpartnering, so you can get great health info while your children are playing warm and dry even on a rainy day.  You have to be 48″ or smaller to play in the play area.

Lowe’s Theater has 16 screens and is a fine place to go for new movies that you want to see.

As for restaurants, you can choose from the American Girl Bistro, Anthony’s, Blazing Onion, Blue C Sushi, Claim Jumper, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ruby’s Diner, a big and light filled food court, and also a Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, Godiva Chocolate, Panara Bread and Pinkabella Cupcakes.  Winding Paths and Facinating ShoppingNearby are numerous other decent fast food places including such standards as Subway and California Burgers and Sushi Land, and a great Korean noodle joint in the big Asian supermarket.  Also a Nordstrom Rack, some other good outlets, a Linens N Things, a Marshalls, a Michael’s Arts and Crafts, and a Barnes and Nobles.  And so much more!


Edy Kizaki

Black Friday in Seattle

November 26, 2010 in Lynnwood, Seattle This Month

The day after Thanksgiving, known of course as Black Friday, has long been THE premier shopping day of the year, Seattle being no exception.  It was a day this year when hopeful merchants opened their doors even earlier than usual, in fact some started at 10 p.m. last night and stayed open all night.  Some reports are in that consumers spent more here in the Seattle area and for a greater variety than last year.  They are still on a budget, but this year that budget includes some luxury items and some shopping for themself as well as that carefully researched shopping list.

Here is a scrapbook of our Seattle Black Friday shopping trip to Alderwood Mall. Sorry that unlike a really committed photojournalist I didn’t get out there at 5 in the morning to catch the sea of faces lining up to get in.  These were taken after 1 p.m. when the intreped Door Opener crowd was winding down and the rest of us stopped by to share in a little of the action and get wonderful bath towels and cameras and games and you name it for great prices.

Check out this great photo of Westlake Center shopping on flikr