Evening to our lovely readers!
When you’re visiting Seattle, it’s easy to get caught up in the big sights like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Museum of Pop Culture...but with just a touch of RéanArt perspective you can see a whole new city in the negative space.
Here’s RéanArt’s creative take on Seattle!
Want to have the best Instagram shot of all your friends? At RéanArt we totally feel your pain. While this spot might not be the most unknown in Seattle, it offers incredible views onto the Space Needle and the water. On the few Seattle sunny days it’s an ideal spot to maybe have a picnic, meet up with your new Tinder beau, or take those Instagram landscape shots to wow your less photographically endowed friends. RánArt recommends you go forth and make them envy you!
- Elliott Bay Book Co.
Just because we’re photography experts, doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good book, amirite? Located in one of Seattle’s funkiest neighborhoods this place has all the warm wooden charm of a non-murdery cabin in the woods with two levels and a calm white-painted cafe downstairs to feed your fledgling Seattleite caffeine addiction. Chill out, get your extra-hot soy double cappuccino on and read like a local with some literature like Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette? and Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. If you’re feeling a little saucy then RánArt recommends to pick up a free copy of the Seattle Stranger outside and check out Dan Savage’s Savage Love advice column. You know where you’ll find the RéanArtists though….checking out the picture books.
- Molly Moon
Books not your scene? It’s ok, ice cream fixes everything. Right around the corner from Elliott Bay is Molly Moon, an ice cream place that can only be described as Wes Anderson-esque. From the minute you step in, it smells like waffle cone and vanilla caramel dreams, and some of their usual offerings include Honey Lavender, Salted Caramel, Earl Grey and Stumptown Coffee, but if you’re lucky the seasonal offerings might include such experimental delicacies such as Thai tea, Grapefruit Rosemary Sorbet, and Chocolate Ginger. We would tell you to at least try to take a picture before you eat it, but even us food-photography loving RéanArtists had a hard time resisting.
- Pike Place Rooftop Garden
So...you’ve visited Pike Place Market, narrowly missed being hit in the head by a 15 pound salmon, what next? Hit up this secret spot-a 2,000 square foot sun-drenched outdoor rooftop garden looking onto the Puget Sound. Feeling a little artistic? Draw on the chalkboard statue of a pig in the garden for all to enjoy. This place is great to hang out, read a book, and get in touch with that creative side that we at RéanArt know so well.
- Storyville Coffee
Are you wearing flannel and suffering from caffeine withdrawals? Congratulations, you’re a true Seattleite! Skip the First Starbucks near Pike Place which is always flooded with baseball cap wearing tour groups and climb three flights of stairs to get to the tucked-away Storyville Coffee in order to get your next fix. Check out the picture windows which let you get a great view onto the amazing Seattle scenery and try some locally roasted coffee that’s good enough to make even Londoners like us RéanArtists switch from tea. More than anything though, this place is about the atmosphere and lighting which we photography nerds really appreciate. All the better to take those Instagrams with, my dear!
Which destinations would you be pleased to know more about? We will be updating with RéanArt’s Top 5 Travel Tips occasionally on new exciting destinations! Stay tuned for more!