Scoop Blog Archive / September 2013

Private Paradise: Nourish Nail Parlour

Sit back and enjoy some quiet, private pampering

Salons are great places usually—it feels good to be amongst the hustle and bustle of all that beauty action. Read more »

The Must List: The Washington State Fair, a No-Run 5K and More

South African photographer Frank Marshall's portraits at M.I.A. Gallery

Must Puyallup
Washington State Fair

(9/6 to 9/22, times vary) — People have been “doing the Puyallup” since 1900, and though this year the name has been changed to the more staid Washington State Fair, more than 1 million visitors are expected to attend the rural extravaganza of blue-ribbon food, breathtaking rides and rodeo broncs. Read more »


Zombies, Robots, Stoners and Streakers: A Bumbershoot Recap

This year marked my 20th Bumbershoot ... in a row! And having attended the festival for two decades I am sure of one thing: It is a terrible place to be a streaker. As I was making my way toward the exit on Monday evening, I noticed a commotion in the crowd at one of those junctions where two giant pathways intersect and festivalgoers try to artfully weave between each other like an Esther Williams routine, but the timing is never right so everybody ends up jostling backpacks and falafel. I zeroed in on a naked young man.


News from Bellevue Square

A hoodie for your teen that goes from school to sports with ease

Bell Square is on fire right now.

Lululemon has opened its first Ivivva athletica, with a focus on young women (aka, tweens and teens), with a range of “cross-functional athletic apparel” according to the release. Shoppers can expect the same fabrics and details found at Lululemon, with a nod towards dance-inspired styles (leotards and shrugs), as well as yoga wear and pieces for running that can go from the track meet to the street and back again. Read more »

Aether Airstream Glides into Seattle

The interior of a the Aetherstream

Los Angeles-based outdoor apparel company, Aether, is heading to Seattle in their PanAmerican Airstream trailer, completely kitted out to suit the sleek modern look of their signature clothing designs. Read more »