The state of Washington made a landmark decision in November 2012. Besides reelecting President Obama for a second term, the folks here in the NW corner legalized marijuana for public consumption for people 21 and older. This is potentially the first volley in a battle for pot tourism that could easily be a billion dollar industry. While things are still being sorted out in terms of how the new laws with regulate the buzz business, Seattle is poised to lead the charge as a doper destination in the not-to-distant future. Things are already in play here. You can't walk down the street without wafts of ganga drifting into the atmosphere. There are popular areas downtown that are attracting the attention of pot smokers even as the legality of public use is hotly debated down in Olympia. I can see "coffee shops" in the tradition of their Amsterdam counterparts, lining certain streets in pot-friendly districts, easily accessed by tourists. I'm giving Seattle a year to figure it out, and then go after the world wide pot tourism crowd with the same high tech tenacity Amazon (HQ here) applies to retail. I'm talking hotels, bars, restaurants; all catering to the mellow marijuana tourists from - everywhere. Wait and see! Denver will surely be bonging on Seattle's door for this trade. It is, after all, the mile high city... PS. The trees in the photo - REAL. No photoshop, all natural art in the Emerald City. Soon to be more green and maybe a little blue for all the obvious reasons.
Old town Scottsdale has a reputation as a hot spot for evening activities. You can hop from bar to bar, night club to night club, and soak in the art scene. All in one place. So perhaps you start the night with a glass of BYO wine or BYOB and gather a few friends at the Art Of Merlot. Create your own masterpiece and memories while laughing and painting along as an instructor guides you through the creation process. Dress up for a night on the town and throw on that 'ol smock caked in paint. I know there's a dirty, sexy artist in you. **Depending on the painting, prices vary between $30-$50 for about an hour and half.
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Charleston is known for many things, including lavish Sunday brunches. But you can forget the white tablecloths and reservations because the Outta My Huevos food truck turned breakfast on its head. Founded by former McCrady's employees who shared a love of "the most important meal of the day," Tim Logan and Claire Masingill have made a name for themselves, even being featured at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The truck features items like huevos rancheros, homemade English muffins and the "Croque Ma'am," all with locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to try the daily special for something different. The truck is in a different spot every day of the week, including the farmer's markets in Riverland Terrace and Marion Square, but you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest details.
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