There's something about Seattle that makes me instantly feel like I'm thriving. Partially, this has to do with the multitude of luxe amenities that come from staying with my sister, and partially, it has to do with the insane food this city has to offer. Hands down, Seattle is my favorite eating city in all of North America. From old favorites like Mr. West and The Pink Door in Pike Place (Nikko and I make a tradition of going every trip), to new discoveries, such as Red Cedar and Sage and FOB Poke Bar (hands down the best poke place I've been too - and I go to a lot of them), I always feel as though I could spend a lifetime discovering all the incredible restaurants this city has to offer (while spending ever free moment in on the reformer or in Orange Theory to undo the damage).
Another must stop is always the Seattle Art Museum. This time, we got to see Yaoyoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror exhibit which was a total thrill as we had ended up missing it when it was at the Broad. She's always been an artist of interest to me ever since I studied her in art school. I learned about her when I was creating my own kind of obsessive art, hand blocking out letters in old books in order to use old letters to rewrite new stories. In college, I was also fascinated at the fact that she had voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution in order to take away all the unnecessary elements of every day life in order to commit fully to her work. On certain days, this actually sounds pretty dreamy... what do you think?
Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli