"I was shooting a music video for a friend's band in the woods of Seward Park. The band's singer had put on these grotesque rubber monster hands and was scaring our poor models in the darkness. We decided to call it quits for the day and began drinking on a nearby dock. After opening a couple bottles of Cook's and a few Rainiers, we got pretty loose. What followed was all of us stripping down and jumping off the dock into Lake Washington. THis was in February. While that was an incredibly exhilarating experience, from now on I'll stick to skinny dipping in hot springs."
Go: Stroll through the historic Pike Place Market, where you'll find everything from vegetable, cheese and flower stalls to crafts, photography, and textiles. Don't miss the flying fish at its world famous fish market, where customer orders are hurled between the staff as they yell, chat, and joke.
Stay: Book a room at the Ace Hotel in Belltown. About a 20 minutes drive from Seward Park, the Ace features minimalist hipster luxury brands like Stumptown Coffee and contemporary art from KAWS, Shepard Fairey, and more.
Eat: Hit Lost Lake Care 24 hour diner in Capitol Hill afterward, You'll probably turn heads walking in with wet hair, but at least you'll have a good reason.
Drink: If you skinny dip here, you'll have to do it under the cover of night. Just bring a bottle od Chinook's Cabernet Franc.