We just loved Seattle. Before we left, everybody was like, Why are you going there? It’s rainy. But it was sunny and lovely, and even the bit it rained was beautiful to us, coming from the freezerbox weather of Minneapolis.
M is really itching to move to a larger city not in the Midwest for a variety of reasons, and Seattle is now very high on the list. M has friends there, though we’ve never visited before now. We had a lot of fun just bumming around in the neighborhoods, and I met a bunch of great people. And did a TON of reading, which I will talk about later.
Various fashion observations
The first night we were there we walked past a coffee shop stuffed with grunge slackers in black listening to open mic poetry. It was so picture perfect, it was almost like something Disney might put together, because that is so the cliché - grunge kids in a coffee shop.
And our hotel had a whirlpool but we didn't bring our suits, so we had to get some. M was able to just get used old shorts, but a girl can’t go in shorts or underwear. The ONLY suit I could find that wasn't $50 was a totally skimpy punk rock army green bikini with a giant skull scrawled on the breast, and another on the butt. M thought it was grand.
Also, while American Apparel stores are all over, including here in Minneapolis, Seattle was the only place I have ever seen women and men actually wearing full American Apparel ensembles involving things like turquoise blue leggings.