I feel very fortunate. I’ve found the dream job,” says Lele Barnett, owner of the Lumiere Group, an art-consulting service that manages collections for clients public and private, including the 5,000-piece Microsoft art collection. Barnett came to Seattle as a teenager, studied art and art history at the University of Washington and, over the last two decades, has shaped some of the most significant collections in the Northwest.
Some friends and I have a Chinese food club, and Dough Zone is one of our favorites. There’s one in Redmond and one opening in the ID. They have a bun called the jian bao that’s amazing— crispy and soft at the same time.
I attend a lot of art events and fairs and I run out of dresses. I use Rent the Runway for trips—they deliver designer dresses directly to my hotel and I return them after my events. It’s the Netflix of fashion.
In Seattle there’s an artist named Allison Kudla who’s 3D printing with living matter, plant tissue. She calls herself a “bio artist” and her work is super innovative.
I don’t go out to clubs anymore but I still love to dance so I go to Studio 206, which is a dance-fitness studio in the Old Rainier Brewery.
Sally Brock makes rings with a unique, beautiful style and ethically sourced stones. I love Fancy, her jewelry store and art gallery in Belltown.