INKED by Wan Qingli at SAAM

Modern ink paintings with a great sense of humor

Chinese painting exhibit? Yes, but this one is a really modern and funny one. It’s a small show that occupies one only room in the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

My favorites:
Rights infringements: “Every now and then one hears of so called famous people filling out lawsuits against infringements on their image rights. Now that electronic mice are everywhere do the mice ladies and gentlemen have any plans?”
Celebrities of peace: “The white pigeon muses that, since the world is still an unsafe place in the 21st century, it will continue to be employed. The grey pigeon thinks no matter what I cannot contract the bird flu.”

In a completely different style: you should not miss “WISHES FOR LONGEVITY”, a wonderful 5-panel work.

INKED” by Wan Qingli – Until June 29, 2014

Seattle Asian Art Museum Volunteer Park:  1400 East Prospect St

Best Baguettes in Seattle 2014

Where to find the Best Baguette in Seattle?

Columbia City Bakery Bakery Nouveau

To French people, bread is something serious. Especially baguettes. We have a large choice of great bakeries in Seattle but when it comes to baguettes, we are not as fortunate. I have two favorites: Columbia City Bakery and Bakery Nouveau.

Their baguettes are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. They taste delicious.

When a baguette is good, it will never get all the way home in one piece. When I was little, I would walk to the Boulangerie to buy bread for the family dinner, and always ate the “croûton” (the extra crust at the tip of the baguette) on the way back… I still do.

And you, where do you buy your favorite baguette?

— Columbia City Bakery 4865 Rainier Ave. S
— Bakery Nouveau: 2 locations


Crumble and Flake

Crumble & Flake, have you heard of this tiny place on Capitol Hill?
My favorite pastries are the Ramos Gin Fizz Macaron (Gin, Lemon and Orange Blossom) and also the Pistachios cherry Macaron.

I would also highly recommend the Chocolate Kouign Aman!


I am a big fan of that place but quantities are always limited so keep in mind that you need to go early.
They are open until 3pm (but they may close earlier if they sell out).

—  Crumble & Flake 1500 E Olive Way