Scoop Blog Archive / August 2013

Local Designers Pop Up at Clementine Shoes

The perfect LBD at a great price ($120), flattering, form fitting and made in Seattle

How does a brick and mortar shop make it in an increasing online retail scene? Get creative, that’s how.

Clementine’s Linda Walsh has just launched a new addition to her website: the Featured Designer Pop Up Shop. Walsh plans on working with emerging designers, curating their designs, killing two birds with one stone by giving these fledging designers much needed exposure and an increased audience, while introducing new customers to her retail store in the process. Read more »

Horses Cut Shop Pops Up at Nordstrom

Genuine American riff-raff courtesy of Horses Cut Shop

Gabe Johnson, the rabblerousing owner and genius marketer behind Horses Cut Shop, a Seattle-based business that specializes in keeping the kitschy-cool logos of epic dive bars, familiar haunts and good old American mom and pop’s on the chests of people everywhere is rolling out a line of tee shirts in the Rail section of the downtown Nordstrom this Saturday, August 24 through Labor Day (with 17 more stores to follow), and online for men and boys featuring logos from Northwest faves including Bardahl, the Comet Tavern, Ivars and mor Read more »

Delicious Discoveries Made During Auction of Washington Wine Weekend

Leslie Kelly
Pictured on the right is Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows on the left is Chris Upchurch from DeLille Cellars

Wow! What a wonderful Auction of Washington Wine weekend!

The three-day event raised $2 million, with proceeds benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program.

The picnic, the winemaker dinners and the spectacular gala are big fun, and a great time to make some delicious discoveries. Here were a few of my favorites: Read more »


Aardvark Curry Bus on Kickstarter

See the potential? Dan Wood does.

Last winter I introduced you to my favorite Snoqualmie Pass lunch stop, the Aardvark Curry Trailer. I've got a soft spot for folks who live their passion, and Dan's the happiest guy cooking out of a trailer I've ever met. His curry bowls are a huge hit with boarders, skiers and snowshoers, but he's outgrown his tiny digs. Wood's hoping to move into a real kitchen, one he intends to build inside a train. Well, part of a train. Read more »

Mossback Monday: Why Are Techies Avoiding the Central Business District?

Knute Berger