Scoop Blog Archive / January 2013

Get Your Tickets for Walrus & Carpenter Oyster Picnics Now!


If one of your New Years resolutions is to live in the moment, to create more experiences and buy less crap, then the Walrus & Carpenter Oyster Picnic might be just the ticket. Read more »


Win $1000 in Jewels from Gordon James Fine Diamonds

A 1.5 carats the coffee diamond framed by two-dozen round brilliant cut diamonds

That caught your eye, didn't it?  Gordon James Fine Diamonds is a new jewelry store in Bellevue with an amazing pedigree.  Gordon Raine, the man with the bling, has been making the region sparkle a little brighter for decades, and is interested in giving you a little post-holiday gift.  Sign up for emails at their (in-progress) website and be entered to win a $1000 gift card.  Which will go a long way towards making 2013 a very good year. Good luck!  

New E-Book Reflects on the Good Life at Quillisascut Farm

Leslie Kelly
Quillisascut Farm e-book

Winter on a farm isn't exactly chill. There are still chores, animals to tend, seed catalogs to be pored over. Read more »


Winter Sale at Far4

Laurent Desgrange Johnny Depp T-shirt, now on sale at Far4

By far one of my most fav stores in Seattle (one I sadly rarely get to visit because I've always got my kids with me) is Far4. I just love Jenny and Yuri's eye for sophisticated, but totally eccentric and unique, home decor, jewelry, accessories and of course, porcelain.

It's sale time at Far4 with all items in the store at least 10 percent off, including 15 percent off jewelry and 20 percent off 2-D art. The kids are with the nanny today—I'm so there.

From Uganda with Love: Sseko Sandals

Anything is possible with a pair of Sseko sandals

Sseko (say-ko) Designs is a Uganda-based, philanthropically motivated accessory company created by Portland's Liz Forkin Bohannon, whose chic leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps are made by Ugandan woman, recent secondary school graduates, looking for ways to make money to go on to university. Read more »