Poketo is headed to Seattle this weekend, so we asked Jean Lee and Dylan Davis of Seattle based design studio Ladies & Gentlemen to show us around…
Totokaelo: If we had all the money in the world we would spend it here on clothes, shoes, and furniture/art/objects.
Frye Museum: An unassuming museum off the beaten path with a permanent collection of nineteenth-century German expressionism mixed with rotating contemporary exhibitions. The museum shop is like a mini-museum itself, filled with well-curated goods featuring art and design.
Glasswing: A new shop representing the PNW lifestyle with a great selection of goods ranging from clothing, furniture, and vintage goods to terrariums, plants and more.
Paseo in Ballard: A hole in the wall serving deliciously messy Caribbean sandwich spot near the beach in Ballard. One of our favorite rituals is to get food there and have a picnic out on the beach.
Delancey and Essex: Amazing artisan woodfire pizza on one side and amazing cocktails on the other. It’s a match made in heaven.
Cafe Presse: Our go-to spot with comforting French cafe food serving from breakfast till late night.
Seattle Public Library: A massive almost all glass building designed by Rem Koolhaas. The design of the spaces and the complex layout makes us feel like kids whenever we’re in the building.
Volunteer park/conservatory: This 100 year old Victorian style conservatory is like a nature sanctuary that gives us a dose of nature and helps us get through the gloomy Seattle weather during the rainy seasons.
The Bloedel Reserve: A beautiful 150 acre garden located on Bainbridge Island. Just take the 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and it feels like an instant escape from the city.