Taste Test with Marlow Harris

During the day, third-generation Seattleite Marlow Harris brokers some of the city’s most alluring real estate. The rest of her time is dedicated to art. Harris and her husband JoDavid curate the Official Bad Art Museum of Art at Café Racer; her websites Seattle Twist and Unusual Life document Seattle’s unusual art, architecture and history. Her motto: “Bad taste costs no more, so why not indulge?”

Jeans AllSaints  Dress Betsey Johnson  Shoes Fluevog  Sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana  Handbag Chanel  Coat Anthropologie  Choice accessory Orange furry handbag from Etsy  Furniture item Faux tiger-skin chair from Pacific Galleries  Last book read Here We Are Now by Charles Cross

Place to eat/menu item Wonder Weiner at Café Racer  Place to drink Vito’s  Drink of choice Bloody Mary with Bakon Vodka  Fast food Ivar’s  Coffee Victrola  Band Lushy  Art gallery Roq la Rue  Bookstore Fantagraphics  Clothing store Pretty Parlor  Furniture store Retrofit Home  Vintage spot Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  Haircut Salon Metro

Mode of travel Elvismobile  Restaurant Clifton’s Cafeteria, LA  Hotel Coral Sands, Palm Springs  Tacky tourist destination Graceland  Cultural site Salvation Mountain, Salton Sea, CA  Cultural event Tiki Oasis, San Diego  Place for romance Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA  Place to party Combine Demolition Derby, Lind, WA  Place to shop La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA  Place to relax Blue Skies Trailer Village, Palm Springs  Place you want to go but have never been Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, New Orleans  Place you’ll never go again Ballard Eagles Club

Photo by Chona Kasinger