Scoop Blog Archive / March 2013

So THAT'S Why Top Chef's Richard Blais was in Seattle

Richard Blais in Seattle dry soda
Our dining editor snapped this pic when she spotted Blais in Seattle in January

Previously on the Seattle Mag Blog, Allison Austin Scheff wondered why she'd spotted Richard Blais in Seattle, even (almost) guessing the correct reason: Read more »

Far4 + Instagram = Great Contest

Neon Zinn necklace by Seth Damm, something that inspires me

I’m obsessed with Instagram, and Jenny at Far4 (@far4ing) is one of my fave local Instagramers to follow. She’s got a great eye and fantastic style and stocks her downtown store will the most amazing, unique and (sometimes) challenging jewelry, art and porcelain. If you're into Instagram, or have been thinking of signing on, now's the right now. Jenny has just announced a contest!  Read more »

Mar.10 Spells Mario

Head to Mario's for some serious fashion fun on March 10

Mario’s, whose stores in Seattle and Portland have been keeping stylish Pacific Northwesterners sharply dressed for decades is celebrating “the cosmic coincidence that Mar 10 spells Mario” on, you guessed it, March 10. (Ok, and March 9, officially as well.) Read more »

Local Photographer Goes Behind the Scenes at the Burke Museum

burke museum bird specimens
From "Artifacts and Specimens," the photographer's series of images taken at the Burke Museum in Seattle

Did you know the Burke Museum at the University of Washington is home to 15 million specimens and artifacts, including over 150,000 spiders? Did you also know that when you find a spider in your house, putting it outside can be tantamount to killing it? Read more »


Goodwill's Designer Accessory Sale

Snap up this cool clutch at the Goodwill Designer Accessory Sale

If you’re a label-loving bargain huntress (or hunter), then head to the U District Goodwill on Friday, March 8 and Saturday March 9 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., for their Designer Accessory Sale, which will include shoes, handbags and other accessories from coveted brands like Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Betsy Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden and Nine West for both women and men. Proceeds from the sale go towards the organizations free job training and education programs. Read more »