While we’re very aware there are much more important things going on in our country and world this summer, we are finding small joys wherever we can. We thought we’d share a few of our latest discoveries and tips. (But also, while we’re at it, this is a good time to make sure you’re registered to vote and to buy some stamps from the USPS!)

Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.

Housed in the Palihotel, The Hart and The Hunter brings Southern-inspired food and upscale diner vibes to the Pike Place Market area. Palihotel Seattle is Palisociety’s first property outside of Los Angeles, and the brand’s second outpost of its signature The Hart and The Hunter restaurant. The four-story property that houses the hotel and restaurant was originally the Colonnade Hotel at its inception in 1900.