Creative, Cultured, Carefree
As a local, I’d love to share “My Seattle” with you in hopes that you experience the city and grow to love it as much as we all do.
In the morning, I like to go for a run around Green Lake, a beautiful gem in the city’s north. Nearly 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) around, the lake is buzzing all year long with locals running, walking, fishing, paddleboarding and playing basketball, volleyball and more. Say hello to Leonardo the “Spanish Lessons Guy,” a Green Lake icon, and even stop to learn a few words.
On the weekends I like to ride the Water Taxi to West Seattle for a stroll along the beach. After taking in the gorgeous views of downtown Seattle from across Elliott Bay, I stop in at Spuds for fish and chips. Here’s an insider tip: Try the garlic vinegar.
When I have spare time, I enjoy wandering through the International District and stopping in Uwajimaya to peruse their amazing selection of Asian delicacies. From everyday items such as jasmine rice to rare herbs and fruits, intricately designed tea sets and wooden umbrellas, it’s a sensory experience.
After a nice ride on the Water Taxi and window shopping, I head over to Ballard for a boozy milkshake from Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery. With peanut butter, caramel and whiskey, the Drunken Sailor milkshake hits the spot.
When I feel like laying low, the Seattle Glassblowing Studio offers weekend workshops that give me time to be creative. After a typical workshop I can come away with three to six glass designs, which make perfect gifts for friends and family.