Now that the US dollar is at par, Seattle is looking closer and closer.
Cost Plus World
Market has the best deals on wine especially Bonnie Doons Big House
Red ($8.99), Liberty School Cabernet ($10.99 versus $22.99) and the
delicious Smoking Loon Pinot Noir is a steal at $6.99 ($16.99 here).
2103 Western Ave., 206-443-1055, www.worldmarket.com
The new Ornamo
design store off Pioneer Square stocks modern clocks and bookcases from
Englands Established & Sons and massive cable knit rugs worth thousands.
301 Occidental Ave., Seattle, 206-859-6492, www.ornamo.com
Hotel 1000, the
citys first condo-hotel hybrid, is a high-tech boutique property where
the cars are parked by elevator, the chamber maids do not disturb (rooms
are equipped with body heat sensors), and your temperature preferences
are recorded for your next stay. Plus theres a spa, a lounge and
happening restaurant to ensure your trip is less business and more
pleasure. 1000 W. First Ave., Seattle, www.hotel1000.com
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