Department of Tourism
What Would Diane von Furstenberg Do (in Seattle and Bellevue)?
The iconic fashion designer—she of the new shop at Bellevue Square—gives us her top 7 picks in Seattle and the Eastside.
Summer in Seattle: that means one thing. Well, it means lots of things. But one thing it means for sure is visitors. Lots and lots of visitors.
You know who likes to visit Seattle? Diane von Furstenberg. Her new shop in Bellevue Square isn't even a month old as I sit writing this, but even before business travel brought her here, she frequented these parts to see friends. Who knew?
Von Furstenberg's people told us all about it, and we bartered for the iconic designer's hit list, and here it is. Share it with friends and family from out of town, and/or use it for those days when you want to be a tourist in your own town.
It begins, of course, with the new flagship, and that's the first and last of DVF's shopping tips, but all the eating, drinking, and exploring tips below are from the legend herself.
-Bellevue and Pike Place Farmer’s Markets
"I love to visit markets whenever I travel—especially farmer’s markets—they are so colorful and alive. Even more than a great place to eat and get delicious, fresh, healthy food; it is a beautiful place to take pictures."
"I don’t like small talk, I like intimacy…so this little restaurant (it only seats 33) is perfect for that. It changes its menu weekly, so it is really the best place to taste of all of the seasonal produce after a day of exploring."
"This is a great place for a cocktail after dinner; it’s known for its whiskeys and bitters but with the Western Hemisphere’s largest collection of spirits, they also do well with my personal favorite…tequila!"