The Brooklyn Bridge

Okay, this is my final post about this particular US trip – promise! After leaving Seattle I had a stopover in Minneapolis for 12 hours. It was overnight so unfortunately┬áI couldn’t go and explore. I set up camp in the ‘business lounge’ area of the airport – I had a desk, I wrote in my … Continue reading

Women Who Rock

As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the EMP Museum in Seattle. This was one of my favourite exhibitions there (and anywhere, ever!) – Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. There was music playing in the area (Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide among others) and an extensive collection of costumes, instruments, records and information about women … Continue reading

EMP Museum, Seattle

I noticed a sign for the EMP Museum when I was entering Bumbershoot Festival.┬áIt looked interesting – with its snazzy Frank Gehry-designed building – but I wasn’t sure if I’d get chance to go there. Luckily it wasn’t far from the hotel I stayed in on my last night in Seattle, and I had some … Continue reading

Koolhaas and Cream Soda in Seattle

I’m coming to the end of the ridiculous amount of stuff I have to say about my trip to Seattle, but there is still a little more.┬áThese are some things I enjoyed… Koolhaas Library, Magic Mouse Toys, Frida Kahlo paper dolls, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Virgil’s Black Cherry Cream Soda, The Gum Wall (gross … Continue reading

Bumbershoot

On my last weekend in the US, I went to the wonderfully-named┬áBumbershoot Festival┬áat the┬áSeattle Center (or two out of three days of it anyway). A festival of arts, comedy, film and music, there was a lot on the schedule I was excited about. In the morning of the first day, I had to move from … Continue reading

The Black Lodge

While in Vancouver, I visited Twin Peaks-themed vegetarian restaurant, The Black Lodge. I got a John Candy Smokie with fries and a beer. I can’t remember what Bella had but it also looked delicious (and healthier than mine as she went for salad rather than fries…) The place was pretty small so I was glad … Continue reading