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WHIRLWIND WASHINGTON WEEKEND RECAP!!!!!

try saying that 5 times fast

…or even 1 time.

Just got back from spending 4 days in Washington, and let me say, the weather??? AHHH-MAY-ZING!!!!!! Low 80’s and no humidity.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVEEEE sweating balls underground waiting for the subway twice a day in New York, but sometimes it sure is nice to “get away” for a minute. And get away I did.

Below is just the backyard of where we stayed in Tacoma. WTF! Right?

Looks like Central Park to me…

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Did a day long hike up Lake Serene.

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It was one of the most rewarding and breathtaking hikes I’ve ever done. Reminded me a lot of Santa Cruz, CA, but a little more tropical feeling. Like Santa Cruz crossed with the set of Avatar.

I kept waiting for James Cameron to jump out of a bush yelling, “CUT.”

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Incredible waterfall at the top.

I got soaked trying to take this picture.

Totally worth it.

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Even found this little turd of a banana slug on the path. But I’m from California where these things are actually YELLOW, like BANANAS. So I named him CRAP SLUG, which I felt was a much better representation.

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Visited the Seattle Public Library.

And it was SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Although I was wearing really loud platforms and the library was totally silent. Everyone gave me the evil eye as I klomped obnoxiously past them.

Whatever, story of my life…

(library’s “red room”)

(view looking out from inside the library)

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THEN WE WENT SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is the shoe collection at Totokaelo which I stared at for 20 minutes drooling on myself.

I wanted EVERYTHING…but could afford nothing…le sigh. For anyone in the Seattle area, they’re having a huge sale. Buy me something.

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Found this Vintage Herve Leger dress at one of the thrift stores. I tried it on but decided not to buy it, although after looking at this picture I think that was the dumbest decision ever.

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Celine bags at Barney’s.

(The bottom tote is the one purse I would give my right arm for.)

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Then I just sort of walked around.

Colorful old motorcycles and a sliver of an expensive red car at Red Label Moto.

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I’d never been to Seattle before but it reminds me of Berkeley, CA, just with a lot more Starbucks.

Naked hippy cyclists protesting something or other.

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Probably angry there was no side door.

Even saw some cool fashion.

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OMG I’M KIDDING!!!! DEAR GOD I HOPE NONE OF YOU THOUGHT I WAS SERIOUS ABOUT THAT ME(TH)SS OF A GIRL ABOVE. 

Stayed at the W Hotel in Seattle for our last night.

Was greeted by this when we walked into the room! Not complaining!

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Last morning in Seattle, had brunch with friends at Steelhead Diner in Pike Place Market.

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The food was NOMMMMMMM. But what I really liked was that they had a separate vegan menu. I’m still going strong with the whole “vegan thang,” but eating at non-vegetarian restaurants has proved a little difficult.

The incredible food, topped with the fact that the waitress and I had on matching orange lipstick, made this brunch pretty awesome.

Caviar Pie with a bite taken out of it…obviously not from me.

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And that’s my Seattle trip in a nutshell.

We did SO MUCH in SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

I met some really cool people, ate amazing food, and had a pretty chill week.

But now I’m back home in New York.

So excuse me while I go sweat my ass off waiting for the subway to take me to my concrete jungle job.

back to life…back to reality…

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