A Day in the Life with Brooke

Seattle’s defining address is right here and we’re looking forward to showing you around our walkable waterfront location in downtown Seattle at Second and Stewart. From daily conveniences and some of our favorite finds just steps from your door at The Emerald to day trips from the nearby Seattle Ferry Terminal, Brooke Kavieff is taking you on a tour.



Find out little known facts about our neighbors at Pike Place Public Market, peruse the freshest flowers with tips from local farmers, sip secret menu cocktails atop The Nest rooftop as part of an Emerald perk, and take a ride in the fleet of onsite Tesla carshare vehicles. Tune into the new series called ‘A Day in the Life with Brooke’ hosted on The Emerald’s IGTV channel. Hop on Instagram @theemeraldseattle as Brooke showcases a million little reasons you’ll love calling this location home.


In the first episode, Brooke walks us from The Emerald to Pike Place Market where she takes you inside Michou Deli.  Located at the north end of the Market, north of Stewart on Pike Place, for 20-years this has been a favorite take-out spot to grab a picnic lunch and enjoy a nice day outdoors in Seattle.  Awarded three Seattle’s Best Place Awards and Citysearch’s Best Takeout Award, plus featured in Seattle Magazine’s “Best Takeout” issue as well as listed in several national and international dining guides, there’s no better spot to grab and go! Don’t forget to order the lunch special to get your Zeppole! Now for the best spots to enjoy some Seattle sunshine at the Market, follow Brooke for a peek inside the Secret Garden and the backside of the Market. Did you know? Pike Place is home to over 500 residents many of whom are low-income and it has a Food Bank that serves over 1,000 people weekly! Rachel the Pig is a great spot for selfies, but it also serves as an actual piggy bank where donations go to social services. Plus, The Atrium is a great spot to grab a Pop-up breakfast on a Friday and for each meal you purchase, they give a meal to someone in need. As you enjoy the stroll, don’t miss the art! You may just find yourself inspired.


Watch the video and be sure to login into Instagram and follow us @theemeraldseattle to catch more of Brooke’s new series: A Day in the Life on IGTV, we’re launch new episodes soon. We hope you enjoy our new series. Have a request? DM us on Instagram and let us know where you think ‘A Day in the Life with Brooke’ should visit next!


Catch the Sunset Supper at the Market

The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market. We’re excited to share the news that the much-loved and highly anticipated Sunset Supper returns to Pike Place Market on Friday, August 20, 2021. The outdoor event along Seattle’s waterfront is presented by the Pike Place Market Foundation and will celebrate not only the 25th anniversary, but also the Market’s first in-person event of its kind to return to Seattle this summer. A limited number of tickets are now available, get yours here.



“Bringing Sunset Supper back to Pike Place Market marks a time of hope for our community while we move forward from the hardships the past year brought us.” said Patricia Gray, community relations manager of Pike Place Market Foundation. “After postponing the event last summer, we’re looking forward to safely gathering with our community once again to not only enjoy delicious food and drinks from some of Seattle’s favorite restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries, but to raise funds to continue supporting the people of Pike Place Market through the aftermath of COVID-19.”


The 2021 Sunset Supper will have reduced capacity with ample space and tables for all guests. Guests will dine al fresco in the heart of Pike Place Market and enjoy a curated supper made by famous chefs from Pike Place Market and across the region. The dinner menu is complimented with a wide variety of Washington state wineries, distilleries and breweries that will line the iconic cobbled streets of the Market to serve tasty sips and desserts for an al fresco dining experience to remember.


Below are a few vendors to get your tastebuds tempted. New vendors are signing up for the event every day, check back often.


Savory: Art Marble 21, Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market, Baker’s Seattle, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Ben Paris, Bonnie B’s, Café Campagne, COMMUNION, Conversation at Thompson SeattleGoPoke, The Hart and The Hunter, Hempler’s, Herban Farm NW, Hitchcock Restaurant GroupHonest Biscuits, Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar, Le Coin, MarketSpice, Paseo, Pasta CasalingaPike Place Chowder, Pike Place Fish Market, Pike’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Seatown Seabar, That Brown Girl Cooks!, TRACE Market, Truffle Queen Gourmet Food & Wine, Uli’s Famous Sausage



Chukar Cherries, The Confectional, Ellenos Greek Yogurt, Gelatiamo, indi Chocolate, SELEUSS Chocolates, Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream, Theo Chocolate


Brews & Beverage:

Can Can Culinary Cabaret, Copperworks Distilling Company, DRY, Elysian Brewing Company, Fair Isle Brewing, Fast Penny Spirits, Ghost Alley Espresso, Highside Distilling, JarrBarr, Lowercase Brewing, The Nest at Thompson Hotel, Old Stove Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Company, Republic of Cider, rōJō Juice, Schilling Cider & Street Bean Coffee, Seattle Kombucha Company, Temple Distilling, VIDO Vodka by Goose Ridge, Wild Roots Spirits



Abacela, Abiqua Wind Vineyard, Armstrong Family Winery, Bodega Garzon, Dahlman Cellars, Elevation CellarsFoundry Vineyards, Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, House of Smith, J Bell Cellars, L’Ecole No 41, Mercer Wine Estates, Montinore Estate Winery, Reininger Winery, Rocky Pond Estate Winery, Sin Banderas Wine, Tertulia Cellars, Tinte Cellars, Treveri Cellars, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Wilridge Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, The Woodhouse Wine Estates


Paired with a delicious dining experience the celebratory return includes live music from local artists throughout the evening. The event also includes a golden raffle and prize wheel for guests to try their chance at bringing home gifts.


Join us at Pike Place Market in support of these incredible small businesses and restaurants at Seattle’s iconic food destination just a short distance from home at The Emerald. For more information about the Pike Place Market Foundation and to review the vaccination policy, visit the website.


Image Credit: @pikeplacemarketfoundation

Seattle Culture Makes A Comeback

Seattle is open and culture is making a big comeback. Add a dose of the arts to your Seattle afternoon by visiting one of three distinct SAM locations. SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Be sure to catch an upcoming First Free Thursday and plan a date night to dine out nearby! The Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum are open at limited capacity, Fridays through Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, and the outdoor spaces at nearby Olympic Sculpture Park along the Seattle waterfront are also open to the public dawn to dusk.



Seattle Art Museum. 1300 First Ave, 0.3 miles from The Emerald.

Located downtown, one block from Pike Place Market, global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world bridge cultures and centuries. First Thursdays of every month are free to all and First Fridays for seniors.


SAM has a wide range of art from ancient to modern with everything in between. Their current Impressionist exhibit was very well done and showcased some of the lesser known works and artists. I always appreciate the section devoted to native art in the Pacific Northwest.” – William M.


Upgrade your experience and add the Special Exhibition option to view the Monet at Étretat. Monet at Étretat will be on display from July 1 – October 17, 2021. Meet Monet at a pivotal moment in his pursuit of impressions in Monet at Étretat. This focused exhibition places SAM’s Monet painting, Fishing Boats at Étretat, within the larger landscape of this important painter’s artistic development.


Tickets will be released on a rolling basis every Thursday. Everyone must get tickets online in advance of their visit. General Admission tickets get you into the museum and include access to the collection galleries and Barbara Earl Thomas: The Geography of Innocence. The SAM Shop & Gallery will require a museum ticket for entry. Online orders and curbside pickup will continue to be available to the public. Start your adventure by entering at First and Union.


Olympic Sculpture Park. 2901 Western Avenue, 0.8 miles from The Emerald.

Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. Olympic Sculpture Park, open daily 30 minutes prior to sunrise and closing 30 minutes after sunset, offers monumental contemporary sculptures and breathtaking views of t​he Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound. Stroll along a 2,200-foot path that zigzags from the pavilion to the water’s edge to tour the park and its surroundings.​


This beautifully constructed park is worth visiting just for the grounds, let alone the artwork. Perhaps the most prominent sculpture is Alexander Calder’s “The Eagle,” not just because it’s a super-sized form with distinctively Calderian sail and wing shapes, but also for its international orange color which matches other prominent Calder works like “Flamingo” in Chicago. Another notable work is Jaume Plensa’s “Echo,” which alternately feels like a three-dimensional or two-dimensional work, depending on which angle you use to look at the face. It evokes, or foreshadows, “Paula,” “Rui Rui,” and “Laura Asia,” three smaller head-shaped works outside the Encore Boston Harbor casino.” – Vincent L.


Follow an audio tour of the Olympic Sculpture Park the next time you find yourself strolling along Seattle’s waterfront. The Changing Sky: Tour Seattle Cloud Cover or Tangible Space: Tour of Wake are ready and waiting.


Asian Art Museum. 1400 East Prospect Street, 2.1 miles from The Emerald.

The newly renovated and expanded museum is welcoming visitors once more, breaking boundaries to offer a thematic exploration of art from the world’s largest continent (rather than a geographic or chronological one). The restoration of the historic Art Deco building, expanded gallery and education spaces, and a new park lobby that connects the museum to the surrounding Volunteer Park are just some of the ways the museum has been transformed and preserved as a cultural and community resource for future generations.


You will no longer find galleries labeled China, Japan, or India. Instead, vibrant artworks from Vietnam to Iran, and everywhere in between, come together to tell stories of human experiences across time and place. From themes of worship and celebration to clothing and identity, nature and power to birth and death, the new collection installation reveals the complexity and diversity of Asia—a place of distinct cultures, histories, and belief systems that help shape our world today.


The Seattle Asian Art Museum is housed in a art-deco building that’s almost worth coming to visit simply on its exterior merits; if you actually enter the museum then you’ve completely amortized the time investment.” Clarice O.


To enter, follow marked entrance and exit signs at front doors to maintain one-way visitor traffic and physical distancing. Reserve your timed tickets today and revisit the original home in Volunteer Park. The last Friday of every month the Asian Art Museum is free for all and Free First Fridays are reserved for seniors.

Meet The Emerald Sales Associate, Brooke Kavieff

We’re pleased to introduce you to Brooke Kavieff, Sales Agent at The Emerald in downtown Seattle. You may have enjoyed a virtual or in-person tour with Brooke or have seen her in a Zoom spotlight or video recently. She’s in high demand these days! Bringing 7 years new home real estate sales experience and an extensive background in new construction, Brooke is happy to be part of the team behind this exciting new real estate development calling The Emerald, “An Elegant, sophisticated and luminous building.”



As someone who has just as much appreciation for the outdoors, as the indoors, Brooke covets a good water view that can be enjoyed steps from all the action of city-living. “My favorite view is from our southwest corner one-bedroom. There’s so much to see from this corner. I like looking down at the street scene in Pike Place, watching the ferries pass by in Elliott Bay, admiring Mount Rainier when she makes an appearance. Prospective buyers and brokers who tour are always surprised to find how many of our homes have water views!”


Originally from Texas, Brooke has called Seattle home for the last 3 years, “I love living close to the water and the mountains, it’s the best of both worlds for an outdoor-lover like myself.” Ask Brooke about her favorite spots to enjoy the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest or where to find the best nearby jogging trails. An avid runner, Brooke has added completing the 2015 NYC Marathon to her list of achievements.


Join us as we go behind-the-scenes with Brooke sharing her favorite spots in the neighborhood, model home design, interior details by Susan Marinello Interiors and even what we’d find in her Pike Place Market bag:


What are some of your favorite building design features?


I love our interior finishes! Susan Marinello did an incredible job making the selections. They are elegant, contemporary, and warm. One of my favorite special touches that Susan included is the wall accent tile on the ground floor and amenity levels. It has a beautiful raised pattern that almost looks like sand as the tide is going out. The lights directed from the ceiling down across the tile brings out the unique design of the tile. I’ve never seen anything like it, almost all of our guests make a comment about how beautiful it is.


Do you have a favorite model home design?


One of my favorite model home designs is our southeast corner one bedroom with a den, Residence 2402 designed by ASH Staging. To play off Model Residence 2402’s sharp angles, ASH opted to ground the living room with a round rug and curved sofa paired with a Robert Parry Lotus Chair carved in African walnut. This floor plan has my favorite den in the entire building! It’s wrapped in floor to ceiling windows with views down to Smith Tower, Pike Place, and Elliott Bay. The den is separated from the bedroom by the living room and kitchen, which creates privacy for someone working from home.


 What are some of your favorite spots in the neighborhood to frequent?


Some of my favorite local spots in the neighborhood include Michou for a healthy grab-and-go lunch or a nice picnic along the Seattle waterfront. Storyville Coffee for coffee, of course. Their location also has one of my favorite views of The Market. When I’m in the mood for a little shopping, I love to walk over to Alexandra’s Designer Consignment on 4th Ave. & Olive. I always find something unique when I’m there!


If we took a peek inside your Pike Place Market bag, what 3 items would we find?


My bag would definitely include a Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll from Cinnamon Works, a fresh bouquet of Dahlias, and a block of Beecher’s smoked cheese.


The Emerald has welcomed its first residents and is offering on-site and virtual tours of eight new model homes and our recently unveiled 39th-floor veranda and rooftop amenity space. Schedule your personal tour with Brooke to be among the first to step onto The Emerald Veranda and experience an outdoor lounge with chef-grade barbecues, lounge seating, dining tables, outdoor firepit, fireplace, outdoor TVs and heaters, and incredible views day and night.

The Emerald Begins NESTING

The Emerald recently released details on its exclusive partnership with Thompson Hotel, further connecting the City’s evolving waterfront and bringing a new level of amenities and curated programming. Both current and future owners at The Emerald will enjoy curated food and beverage experiences, including discounted meals at Conversation, Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, plus a secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s striking rooftop bar and lounge. As homebuyers begin moving in, we went behind-the-scenes with bartenders at The Nest to share the perfect recipe to celebrate your new nest at The Emerald and to get their take on our community.



Warm your new home with this recipe shared by our friends at Thompson Seattle’s Nest Rooftop Bar:


Gardenrita (It’s Kinda Like a Margarita, with a Thompson Twist)

1.25 oz espolon reposado tequila

.5 oz sipsmith gin

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz cucumber juice

.5 oz agave syrup

.75 oz ancho reyes

1 dash celery bitters
1 dash firewater bitters
Shake & roll into a collins glass | garnish with 2 cucumber slices


If The Emerald were a cocktail what would the ingredients be?


The Emerald screams ‘luxury’ and ‘sophistication’ which is (and always will be) a Vesper Martini using Hendricks as the base spirit. However, unlike Bond, this Vesper is stirred not shaken to keep the integrity of the ingredients intact. Classy, sophisticated, fun.



What’s the most popular cocktail at The Nest?


Pea Diddy (created by our very own, Lexi Birkebak)

Pea flower infused Ketel One Vodka, lemon, ramazzotti Rosati, simple, tiki bitters


The Nest’s “Secret Signature Cocktail Menu” for The Emerald includes:


Tequila Sunset – $16

el jimador tequila, orange juice, blackberry brandy, cherry


Nouveau Old Fashioned – $16

Bourbon, remy vsop, dry curacao, demerara, ango & orange bitters

*Cocktail menu may change seasonally




The Emerald offers exclusive resident-only amenities that give all residents access to incredible views, open air and the sky beyond on a 40th floor rooftop deck and club lounge with multiple outdoor and indoor seating areas for al fresco dining, taking in the views over a fire pit – and most importantly – provide 360-degree views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, Cascades Mountains and the Harbor. You’ll be able to enjoy our yoga studio, fitness center with open-air terrace, or kick back and relax in a fully equipped City View Room complete with catering kitchen. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Emerald are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, featuring a full-floor indoor/outdoor lounge on the 40th story with outdoor firepit, grills, and al fresco dining.


Explore more of The Emerald’s signature homeowner perks, amenities and services, which include:


Resident guest suite

Ground-floor retail

24/7 concierge

Electric vehicle charging stations

Outdoor pet run and spa

Latch® keyless entry system

Envoy® on-demand luxury electric vehicle carshare

Targeting LEED Silver Certification

Additional parking available at Thompson Seattle


Schedule your on-site or virtual tour of The Emerald today and start taking advantage of signature homeowner perks and curated experiences today!

The Emerald Partners with Downtown Seattle Neighbor, Thompson Seattle

The Emerald, set above the iconic Pike Place Market and the glistening Puget Sound, recently unveiled a strategic partnership with downtown Seattle neighbor and leading luxury boutique hotel, Thompson Seattle, to deliver current and future homeowners a resort-style living experience with the introduction of a new suite of amenities and world-class service. The exclusive relationship focuses on lifestyle amenities and further connects experiences enjoyed along the city’s evolving waterfront. The synergies between both brands will help elevate Seattle’s developing waterfront and further position the city as one of the nation’s celebrated destinations for residents and travelers alike.


“Time and again visitors select The Thompson Hotel for its unique combinations of thoughtfully curated design, culinary sophistication, and the right amount of edge – a place where social meets cultural and where design perfectly blends “what lasts” with “what’s next.” The views are pretty amazing too!”, says Whitney Brown, Thompson Seattle’s General Manager.


We caught up with Whitney for an exclusive interview on the award-winning hotel, read on:


The two celebrated downtown Seattle properties both share designs by local architects. The Emerald, a world-renowned Seattle-based design team, Julia Nagele of Hewitt Architects and Susan Marinello Interiors and Thompson Seattle conceived by local, Seattle award-winning architect, Olson Kundig.


Are you able to tell us a bit more about Thompson’s architecture and its inspiration?

The primary architectural considerations of the project was the scale of the structure and its relationship to existing buildings in the surrounding area. The building is composed of two primary elements that break the expression of the structure: a focal point “glass lantern” with geometric shifts that physically mimic the street grid alignment. While the iconic glass lantern is symbolic of the hotel’s relationship with Seattle, the Pacific Rim and wider world – it serves as an inviting and luminous entity.



What might 48 hours at the hotel look like?

Your morning at Thompson Seattle begins with waking up rested and relaxed after an amazing night’s sleep in our proprietary Thompson Bed. In room coffee or tea are takes just a few minutes from boil to the first sip thanks to our coffee partner, Herkimer Coffee. If you prefer something a bit more fancy you can wander down to Small Talk, our coffee shop located in Conversation, where we offer assorted pastries, espresso drinks and brunch cocktails. The day’s travels may take you across the street to explore Pike Place Market or a little further down the waterfront to the Olympic Sculpture Park. On your way you’ll find a number of amazing restaurants that will lure you in for lunch. Some of our favorites include Bacco Café, Los Agaves, and Mr D’s Greek Delicacies. Your perfect Seattle evening concludes with sunset happy hour at The Nest, Thompson’s rooftop bar.


What do you feel makes The Thompson Hotel stand apart from all others in Seattle?

We seek out and adapt to the uniqueness of our locations, and because each property is a product of its environment, we count our neighbors among our most frequent visitors. All our meeting spaces are a direct nod to the Boeing Company and its humble roots right here in the Pacific Northwest. This is most recognized in our meeting and events spaces with aerospace themed artwork and event space names like Dreamliner, Blackbird and Flybaby. Among our many awards, the one we are most proud of is Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award where we have held the #1 spot for Best Hotel in the Pacific Northwest for two years running, and hope to keep that streak going in 2021.


What sets the hotel apart from others is its attention to detail at every turn and the heartfelt service provided by each and every staff member. We want our guests to feel like they are part of the Thompson family and that they can consider Thompson Seattle their home away from home when travelling here. We are also very passionate about our Cleanliness & Care Commitment, not just in the current climate but also in the interest of maintaining our enhanced cleaning procedures post COVID and beyond.



The Nest at Thompson Seattle has been named among Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 15 Rooftops in the US for multiple years. Are you able to describe what makes it so special?

We believe restaurants, bars, and events are at the core of the social experience. Albeit those offerings look different in today’s environment, we shifted gears and created the “Nest Supper Club” pop-up allowing our top notch culinary and bar teams to once again invite guests into our spaces in a reworked, socially distanced outdoor dining room. We are excited to be re-opening The Nest in its true form as an upscale cocktail bar with small bites and sweeping views of Elliot Bay and the waterfront cityscape. That opening is slated for May 11th.



Thompson Seattle invites owners at The Emerald and local, prospective homebuyers to enjoy a one-of-a-kind, discounted “Thompson Cares” packages – offering incredible views, walkability to fine dining, coveted retailers, and the city’s beloved public market. Our exclusive partnership also offers The Emerald owners a limited number of convenient, subterranean garage parking at the Thompson Seattle, complete with electric vehicle charging stations and 24-hour curbside valet service, seven days a week.


Just across Stewart Street from each other, The Emerald enjoys perks from Thompson Hotel in an exclusive partnership which include:


– Parking and Electric Vehicle charging at the Thompson (with 24-hour curbside valet service, 7 days a week)

– Curated food and beverage experiences, including exclusive pricing on meals at The Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, Conversation

– Homeowners and interested buyers discounted hotel rates through a “Home Away Package”

– A secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s stunning rooftop bar and lounge