Fave Five: Shoes, Movies, Food, Games

1 STAND OUT rest this fall when you try on a new pair of suede sneakers or stacked heels at a shoe store Corre in Madrona. It specializes in distinguished footwear for women and men, from independent and international designers. Selected to inspire “dressing with intention”, these are shoes you thought you’d only find on the internet. shopcorre.com

“Lost Highway”

Janus Movies

2 FIND INSPIRATION at movies. See a film made by directors driven by a mission to North West Film Forum, a dedicated advocate for filmmakers and a home for moviegoers for nearly 30 years on Capitol Hill. The festivals cover a range of inclusive themes, from international to indigenous people, stand-up comedy to political documentaries, cult camp to children’s animation. All selected to inspire dialogue and creative action. Check the calendar for upcoming events and workshops. nwfilmforum.org

3 CHANGE Seattle’s appearance using the Find It, Fix It App. Report the pothole in the middle of your street, graffiti on the overpass or a clogged storm drain. Once you’ve downloaded the app, take a picture of the damage, provide location details, and report it to the city. But be patient. It takes time and many hands to help tidy up a town. //seattle.gov/customer-service-bureau/find-it-fix-it-mobile-app

Sashimi Island in Uwajimaya


4 IMMERSE Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Asia as you step through the sliding glass doors of Uwajimaya, Seattle’s largest Asian grocery store, a cultural mainstay serving Seattle residents since 1945. Stroll through the aisles of produce from every region of Asia, the highly diverse produce section, housewares, bookstore and a fish market that alerts you to the ocean of seafood beyond salmon and cod. Store locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton and Beaverton, Ore. www.uwajimaya.com

5 UNPLUG and play blue highway games on Queen Anne Hill where you will find an extensive inventory of board and card games of all genres. You won’t find Monopoly or Candy Land here. Enjoy the luxury of trying new challenging games from its extensive library before you buy. And if you’re a local, come back for organized game nights, when you’ll find a thriving community of people of all ages turning off their phones and logging on to play board games. bluehighwaygames.com

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