Scoop Blog Archive / March 2014

Mossback Monday: A New Seattle Nickname, Getting Drunk at Starbucks and News on Earthquakes

Knute Berger
Soon, you'll be able to drink more than coffee at Starbucks

Rhodies are in Bloom, and on Sale, this Weekend on Whidbey Island

Rhodies at Whidbey's Meerkerk Gardens

Meerkerk Gardens' (Green Bank, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, off Resort Road; 360.678.1912 or 360.222.0121) kicks off its spring opening day this weekend, 3/22-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

And as well as deals on a wide variety of hybrid, species and heritage rhododendrons, the nursery, which boasts 10 acres displaying our state flower (some already in bloom), is offering 15 percent off on select hybrids from Whidbey Island's own world-renowned "hybridizer" Frank Fujioka. Read more »

Bakery Pop-Up Round-Up: Coyle's Bakeshop, Marcella's Pastries at Satay

Julien Perry

And now, some bakery pop-up news.

First, newcomer Tracy Marcella has left her job as the breakfast chef at the Chelsea Station Inn to helm a new pastry pop-up at Satay in Wallingford. She tells me the partnership started as a friendship between her and the owners.  Read more »

Video: Nordstrom and the Fashion Project

Donate the unworn items in your closet and get $40 to spend at Nordstrom

Nordstrom is teaming up with Boston-based Fashion Project, an innovative clothing donation site that resells gently used designer clothing and donates 55 percent of the proceeds to charity. Since launching in 2012 the company has donated over $50,000 to causes such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Unicef. Read more »

Spring Cleaning Sale at Veritables in Bellevue

A scene from Veritable in years past shows what you can still expect at this chic store today

We love it when Veritables owner, Marie Harris, gets the urge to Spring clean. It means we get the benefit of slashed prices on all the chic, sophisticated and timeless lamps, jewelry, throws, pillows, furniture and other home décor items she carries in her well-edited Bellevue shop (10220 Main Street). So, we’ll see you there starting Saturday, March 22 (sale runs through Saturday, April 5) for this once a year chance to stock up on cool new stuff for your abode.