• 27 June 2011

One of my favorite places in Seattle to window shop is a gorgeous boutique called Lucca, located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. In fact, Lucca is situated on my favorite street in Ballard--Ballard Ave. Forget Market Street, this off shoot is where it's at! Lucca is not only impeccably styled, but also offers the most interesting finds--Japanese art supplies, French tea, pretty jewelry, surprise balls, Italian toothpaste and a few vintage trinkets here and there for good measure. And these are just a few I can name off the top of my head! It's one of the most fascinating, most well-edited collections I've ever seen (I bought that clever card I mentioned Friday over at Lucca). But, the deal cincher was really the pricing--it's quite reasonable. In fact, you could easily walk out of there with a little souvenir for under $10. I love that.

The best time of the week to hit Ballard Ave is Thursday, Friday or Saturday--anytime after 11 a.m.--as there are a few other fantastic shops to hit that are only open during those times. Also, be sure to hit the following eateries while you're in the neighborhood:

* the Walrus & the Carpenter (for dinner--everything is good but the oysters are a must)
* the Other Coast (for lunch--try the roasted veggie and have it toasted)
* D'Ambrosio Gelato (try the pistachio!)

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