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Cafe La Marzocco
in KEXP 90.3 building

I love this space! It’s a big industrial open space with lots of tables, chairs and big leather sofas.  I could easily spend all day here drinking coffee and listening to music.

Yes it is a really cool place that La Marzocco shares with KEXP, the radio station. You can listen to music from the speakers and watch the DJ behind the window. The sound is not too loud and people talk pretty quietly. This is pretty unusual and pleasant.

Also check out in one corner the second-hand Vinyl record store (Light in the Attic). I even found some Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin LPs.

Last but not least: coffee there is really good! They know their stuff and offer coffee from different roasters or brands from all over the US and the world every week. It is a showroom for La Marzocco espresso machines.

To make it short: Good coffee and good music in a nice space!

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Palm Room in Ballard

I came across this place while I was walking around Ballard on Ballard Avenue. This store definitely caught my eye because of how green it was inside. This is a nice place, and it is all you can expect with all these plants around.

I went in seeking air plants and succulent for my new planter. I found exactly what I needed. They have a lot of cute and different sizes of succulent. I picked up several unique plants and small stones.

I will come back to buy some potted plants or arrangements.

If you are interested in getting a cement planter, let me know. I have one for you.

Palm room 5336 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

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Color & Pattern at
PIVOT Art+ Culture

After the stunning “Seeing Nature” exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, here is another occasion to see more of the fantastic art from Paul Allen’s collection.
This time, the exhibit is composed of abstract art by some masters.
“Color and Pattern,” at the Pivot Art + Culture gallery in South Lake Union features paintings, drawings and sculptures by David Hockney, Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, Robert Delaunay,  Guillermo Kuitca, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, and Jasper Johns, to name a few.
The gallery is in the Allen Institute Building,
Now on view through July 23, 2017

— PIVOT Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109