Growing up as a Washington DC regular, I kept picturing Capitol Hill like this, when really, in this Washington, it looks like, well, that ^. Cap Hill, as the cool kids call it, apparently, is rather funky. It’s lined with quaint and cool indie shops, but is still in the heart of the downtown area, unlike its alternative cousins Ballard and Fremont who live in the north. That’s all I’ve got for personality. Seattlites, anything to add?
The rumours are true. Seattle and coffee are a happily married couple. And more importantly, the awesome coffeeshops are a-plenty. I hung out in Black Coffee Co-op, where I was greeted by a conversation of warm welcome to Seattle [I got this a lot actually – the locals are so friendly! Whenever I said I was in town because I got to choose one city in the world to visit for my graduation present and I picked Seattle, they were so grateful! I feel as if New Yorkers would be like “well obvs” and Bostonians would be like “it is a very beautiful and historical city isn’t it”. Or “wickeeeed!”.]. Anyway, check out the above – the tables are decorated with zines and books, and my favourite – the Black Coffee community book series, for your own doodles and poems! There’s also a lending library and a “Read a Book!” board in which you can post notices for existing book clubs or request to start a new one. Looooove!
Capitol Hill was where I met up with old friends and new – the perfect place to wander around. That said, my fellow bookworms and I had lunch in Oddfellows‘ secret back garden (which I simply could not get over. Fairy lights not pictured, so use your imagination.) then hopped over to the Elliott Bay Book Company and didn’t want to leave ever. Afterwards Angela [live hi up eco-fashion blogger] and I browsed the ethical and adorable NuBeGreen (all products made in the USA) and got coffee, as again, one does in Seattle.
Looking for a vegan green tea chocolate chip cookie? Seattle is your place. [also from Black Coffee Co-op].
Now for some miscellaneous images that don’t start with C. I guess they’re Cute? Cool?
Well, for this one at least I’ll go with “completely addictive”.
P.S. More Seattle, and what I packed in my fashionably light suitcase :)