Julia Manchik recommends:
In Seattle, I love to get inspired while shopping + people watching at farmers' markets or thrift shops. Just 30 minutes outside the city, mountain biking is the perfect way to get refreshed. A cabin in the woods with a stack of design mags + business books is the best.
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