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What Christian Louboutin Did When He Came to Visit Us in Seattle and Vancouver, BC

Imagine the colossal honor of showing Christian Louboutin around town. That’s what we got to do—not once, but twice—when the esteemed footwear icon visited our downtown Seattle home base as well as our two-year-old flagship in Vancouver, BC.

While his main priority was spending time with the hundreds of red-soled fanatics that gathered in both cities to meet him and have him sign their heels, he managed to get in a few museum visits, some famed Northwest cuisine and a seaplane ride to boot.

As we promised back during Fashion Week when we got his must-visit list for Paris, we’re excited to share the places and faces that highlighted his time here.

Mr. Louboutin arrived in Seattle on Sunday, October 16; on Monday, October 17, a colossal crowd of Louboutin lovers queued up on the second floor to meet him.

All of that adoration and autographing works up an appetite—for sustenance as well as art. Here’s where Mr. Louboutin went in Seattle:

–For traditional French cuisine balanced by regional ingredients, Place Pigalle in the historic Pike Place Market

Stateside, known for its Chinese- and French-rooted Vietnamese menu

The Butcher’s Table, where a Wagyu-specializing butcher shop, deli, bar and new-world steakhouse are rolled into one experience

–Washington State’s museum of history, culture and curiosities, the Burke Museum

–Seattle fine dining in a word? Canlis

Windows looking out on downtown Vancouver, BC

After a quick seaplane zip from the American side of North America to the Canadian side, Mr. Louboutin arrived in Vancouver, to another storewide set of smartphone-ready, stiletto-heeled fans.

While in this beautiful part of the world, Mr. Louboutin stopped in at these beloved spots:

Nightingale, to experience the mastery of modern Canadian cuisine

–For more of the humbling beauty of nature, British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology

Miku, where the area’s rich Asian food culture and traditions are deliciously on offer

Macaulay & Co. Fine Art—because when “gallery hopping” isn’t quite feasible, you better get in a good one-off

–With a slogan like “steak with a touch of ceremony,” of course he had to go to Gotham

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