Scoop Blog Archive / March 2013

A Toast to the Sparkling Wine Celebrating Marriage Equality

Leslie Kelly
egalite wines

During a week when attention was focused on the Supreme Court considering the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Facebook profile pics and Twitter avatars showed pink-on-pink equal signs in support of marriage equality for all, it seems especially fitting to share some sparkling good news:

Égalité, the first-ever wine created in support of equality for gay Americans, has arrived in Washington, making it the first state on the West Coast to carry the fast-growing French bubbly brand. Read more »


Crystalyn Kae is Moving to NYC

Just a sampling of the supplies galore for sale at Kae's Saturday sale

First it was Irene Wood, she of the amazing beaded necklaces, who upped and move to Brooklyn last year, and now we’re losing handbag designer Crystalyn Kae to the Big Apple. While we wish them both success of course, alas we can’t help but feel a little bereft at the loss to our accessory design community here in Seattle. Read more »

Baby & Company Reopens in Remodeled Space

Beyond chic: the newly re-imagined Baby & Company

Seattle’s iconic Baby & Company is back home in their spot in the Terminal Sales Building at First Avenue and Virginia Street. After 84 days of construction, the store, opened in 1976 by Baby and Uri Bursten and later purchased by long-time employee Jill Donnelly, features a new full men’s department, luxe dressing rooms, a larger shoe department and a restoration to the space’s former glory, circa 1923, as envisioned by the building’s architect Henry Bittman. Read more »


Valerie Schoner's Not So Fast Juice Fast

Orange Cream: two carrots, two oranges and one sweet potato

I’m totally into juicing. Even bought myself one, a Breville, for $99, and fix myself a stiff one every couple of days. I try to push myself with chard and kale, but mostly rely on apple, carrot, beet and celery combos, sometimes with a little pineapple thrown in. Easy stuff. Read more »


Beauty Break: Oha Skincare

Oha's Sugar Scrub and Cleansing Milk

For many years throughout my 20s and early 30s I worked as an herbalist (before becoming a shopping writer, natch) and have been interested primarily in natural beauty products since then. I like to put the purest ingredients possible on my body, just like I like to put the purest food (and best wine) in my body. Read more »