Scoop Blog Archive / August 2013

Curbed Seattle's Strange, Weird & Terrible Real Estate Listing Photos are Brilliant

Lauren Mang

I must give major props to Sean Keeley, the editor over at Curbed Seattle, for pulling together such insane and ridiculously hilarious real estate listing photos every Friday. Essentially, the site's This Week in Strange, Weird & Terrible Real Estate Listing Photos posts give me the will to keep on living after long work weeks.
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The Must List: Dancing Til Dusk, a Mid-Week Fashion Fete and Classical Music in Quilcene

A view of NY-based Isaora's trunk show at W Seattle last fall

Must Picnic
Auction of Washington Wines Picnic & Barrel Event
Thursday (8/15, 4 p.m.) — Behold, the Top 10 tips for making the most of your time at the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic event.

Must Fete Fashion
W Hotel’s Wear Wednesdays
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Lifelong Thrift Gets a Facelift

Thrifters take note: The Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s Lifelong Thrift store has recently undergone a renovation and is better than ever. They’ve moved the housewares and given that section almost twice the square footage, in addition they’ve added double the hanging racks, mingled the clothing by type rather than gender, improved merchandise organization and removed some dividers to open up the space. It looks great. Read more »


Hitchcock Madrona Welcome Faris

Faris Du Graf's jewelry is super duper fly

One of our fave local jewelry designers, Faris Du Graf, has been picked up by Hitchcock Madrona (because they know a good thing when they see it) who is hosting a welcoming party and trunk show for the designer on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is your chance to check out, try on and snatch up Du Graf's "streetwise and architectural" collection of gold-plated brass work, including earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets in innovative, geometric shapes. Read more »

3 Drinks Perfect for Homemade Mixers

A.J. Rathbun
The delicious Chartreuse Daisy

Recently, we wrote about the five essential home bar tools, and cocktail mixers you should make yourself instead of buying. So now that you have the bar stocked with proper tools and the mixers made, the fun really begins--making drinks at home will charm friends and make your parties (big and small) more memorable. Herewith, a few drinks that use the mixers referenced in last week's post. Read more »