Things that make me happy: Stags Above Fire

Stag head decor at Altura Restaurant in Seattle, WA

So I spent a big chunk of last week in Seattle on business. Since I’m affiliated with the food industry, “business” included a lot of eating, and a lot of really good eating at that. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time was at Altura, a fairly new restaurant located in the Capitol Hill area. The food blew me away — every dish was incredible! — but I loved the decor almost as much.

My favorite piece was this miniature iron stag head that rested above a candle nestled into a brick wall. It took me until the next morning (I had an awful lot of wine with my 15-course dinner) to realize that it was a play on a stag head mounted above a fireplace. I loved it even more after that. I mean, really — how awesome is this?!