Seattle, Briefly, in Pictures [ 2004-04-07, 8:08 p.m. ]


I found this boutique on Sunday when I was exploring the Queen Anne area, and unfortunately it was closed. But I peeked inside and it is a lovely gourmet cookware/tabletop store, and Iím pretty sure I wanted everything inside. If I were to design a logo for myself, it wouldnít look that different from this sign.

10 minutes in Seattle and I found myself under the Space Needle:

I began scoping real estate immediately:

And then some more:

I even considered a houseboat:

My friend Chiara took me to the huge Troll Statue under the I-5 overpass. Itís eating a VW Bug, even though you canít see it here:

But you kind of can here:

Of course, we went to Pikeís Market:

I spied a crew team on the canal:

This just made me laugh:

I did and saw a lot more, but am pathologically pre-disposed to forget to photograph any of it. But take my word for it when I say I also saw: puffins; skate; otters; seals; starfish; the World Rhythm Festival; about a million cute puppies; transvestites in patent leather mary-janes; the Cha Cha Lounge; a Thai restaurant called Phuket which made Jay and me keep laughing and saying, ďfuck it, letís have Thai;Ē a gorgeous vintage Eames lounge chair; a woman surrounded, Carrie-Bradshaw-style, by about 14 pair of designer shoes by LuLu Guiness, Miu Miu, Prada, Yves, Saint Laurent, Chanel and Sergio Rossi (she bought 4 pair); a pair of Miu Miu sandals I almost bought to keep up with her, lots of lilac trees in bloom, beautiful Arts & Crafts homes, thousands of stunning tulips, the underground of downtown Seattle, and the finale of Americaís Next Top Model.

It was a great trip.

Oh, and I also bought Tuesday a new collar:

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