Just got back from a whirlwind mini-vacation to Seattle to visit my brother, who just relocated there. I was pretty bummed when he decided to switch coasts, but it was the perfect opportunity to make a trip out there. I had only been once before, and we tried to squeeze in as much as possible during our very short stay. Trips to Pike Place Market and Bainbridge Island were mandatory, as well as eating plenty of oysters and seafood at every meal. I also had to make a trip to Totokaelo, the achingly beautiful design and clothing store that happens to be around the corner from my brother's new apartment. The weather even cooperated, and the notoriously grey town brightened for the majority of our stay. I'm already planning my next trip back.