Scoop Blog Archive / June 2013

Drifting Arrows at Madewell

This can be you.

It’s looking like a heat wave this week, perfect timing for a Drifting Arrows swimwear trunk show at Madewell! This locally designed bathing suit line, owned by Leah Lawrence, is full of bandeaus and high-waisted bottoms, as well as one-pieces with dramatic (but not overly sexy) neck- and back-lines. Read more »

Catching Up With Monte Cristo At Queen Anne Farmers Market

Leslie Kelly
Seattle food trucks

It’s been rolling around town for nearly a year, but I just finally caught up with the amazing Monte Cristo truck, a tasty venture run by seasoned chef Danielle Custer.

Though I had dinner plans later, I couldn’t resist trying this mobile kitchen’s rightly famous fried cheese curds, dipping the melty bites into a tiny cup of tomato soup. That’s Custer’s favorite way of eating them. Read more »

Grab a Beer and Head Out to Naked City’s Walrus Beer Garden

This summer, Naked City Brewery in Greenwood decided to take advantage of our (hopefully soon) clear skies and a neighboring empty lot and create an outdoor oasis for the whole family. The Walrus Beer Garden, named in honor of The Walrus blues tavern, which was victim to arson some 30 years ago and once stood in the space where the new outdoor brew-drinking spot is located, is serving up a number of thirst-quenching craft beers, such as the Port Townsend Hop Diggidy in addition to Naked City’s full food and drink menu. Read more »


Get Crafty at Laura Bee’s Sidewalk Sale

Shops craft supplies and tiny chairs at Laura Bee this weekend

DIY maven Laura Buzard, owner of Ballard's Laura Bee Designs, is cleaning out her craft closet on June 29 and 30 for the store’s third annual sidewalk sale. Expect back stock of craft supplies like fabric, zippers, buttons, glitter, beads, craft paper, ribbon, faux leather, faux suede and assorted treasures from both Buzard’s personal and business stash. New this year is a selection of vintage goodies, housewares and other unusual, one-of-a-kind items like the above tiny chairs, which make me very happy for some reason.


Barneys Remodel and Party

Meet the guy behind this new iconic jewelry piece, and Simon Doonan in one fell swoop

Even though they moved into their Pacific Place digs just a few years ago (from their first location at City Centre), the Seattle Barneys has just undergone a refresh. A Barney's spokesperson tells me that they’ve expanded the leather goods section by 100 percent and combined men’s and women’s ready-to-wear on the second floor so members of both genders can shop together. Read more »