Scoop Blog Archive / May 2013

Anthropologie's New Petite Department

The Escape Dress, $278, from Tracy Reese

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? We all wish we could move right into their dreamy stores and have their lovely, eclectic inventory all to ourselves. Imagine if their clothing section was your closet. My heart flutters at the thought. Read more »

Lush: The New Tacoma Aroma

Lush opens in the Tacoma Mall

Tacomans! You’re loving life right now. Lush, that emporium of body care goodness is opening up in your mall. Very soon!

In early May, you’ll be able to shop their ethically formulated and 100 percent vegetarian soaps, hair care, bath bombs, scrubs, creams and cosmetics on level one between Macy’s and Nordstrom in the brand’s fourth Washington state location. 


Skip the Blender: 3 On-the-Rocks Margaritas to Make Now for Cinco de Mayo

A.J. Rathbun
Cinco de Mayo, margarita, tequila

You owe it to yourself to sip a good margarita on the fifth of May – one that highlights the tequila base but has the requisite tang and sweet. Herewith: three slightly different twists on how to concoct the perfect marg. Pick your fave (or opt for all three) and start sipping. Read more »


Glasses by Iris Apfel

A rare bird indeed

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, but as a middle-aged woman, I’ll channel my inner “geriatric starlet” (to steal her phrase) and wear sunglasses by the inimitable Iris Apfel, the 92 year-old interior decorator and fashion icon instantly recognizable by her big, round black framed glasses and layers of amazing jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art feted Apfel in 2005 during an exhibit named Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, with a focus on her personal possessions and personal flair. Read more »

Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale

Fruit, veggies and flowers galore

The first weekend in May is traditionally a time to get your beans and beets in the ground, but it’s also when Seattle Tilth throws their huge Edible Plant Sale in Meridian Park behind the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. This year the sale is on May 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an early bird sale on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Read more »