Sunday, September 2nd, 2012...8:00 am

Seattle + Vancouver

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Last month, Jon keynoted at a conference in Seattle, so I got my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Now, I could see us living there someday. Here’s my highlight reel from the trip, mostly from shopping at independent shops — my favorite way to get to know a city.

In Seattle…

{far4} was one of the most beautiful and interesting shops I’ve ever seen. Run by brother and sister Jenny and Yuri, full of objets d’art that are worth writing home about. I got this sculptural necklace by Seattle’s Ladies & Gentlemen.


Seattle Art Museum Store was wonderfully curated and surprisingly well-priced. I got Viv this stuffed bunny, made in Ghana by Dsenyo, for $22.


The owner at the brand-new Revolver Vintage in Ballard had red snooker balls sitting on top of vases all over the shop. I love that they can seemingly turn a piece into an altogether different vessel. The two I bought look perfect on a vase and a candlestick in my bookcase.


At The Globe Bookstore, I found beautiful early editions of Charlotte’s Web, The Story of Babar and The Unhappy Rabbit.


We were turned on to Skillet Diner’s bacon jam burger by my friend Emily. Best burger ever, hands down. (And I’m not a burger person.) And Canadian poutine!


In Vancouver…

I saw these Padraig booties at Rowan Sky and knew immediately Viv was getting a pair. They’re made by hand in North Vancouver.


What a treat to stumble upon The Found & the Freed’s latest pop-up. An absolutely beautifully curated collection of found treasures.


Hi, Danielle! It was so good to meet up with The Jealous Curator and her lovely family for dinner on Granville Island.


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