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Victoria, B.C. or Bust: Fit a Quick Trip Into Your Last Few Days of Summer

The Victoria Harbour Ferry ballet

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still ample time to trek somewhere fun for a night. Consider an overnight sojourn to this close by stomping ground (and one of CNN’s friendliest cities in the world): Victoria, B.C. Seattle magazine editorial assistant Erika Almanza Brown offers up her picks for when she visits this vibrant place, filled with history, culture, local eateries and breweries. Read more »

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Nine New Reasons to Shop U Village

Classic 60'S Inspired Throw-On Jacket from Scotch & Soda, $249

In addition to the monolith new parking structure with more than 700 new spots, U Village is growing its retail and dining offerings by leaps and bounds this fall. They’ve just announced 12 new spots, including three that are firsts in the Northwest: Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda (our new favorite), Calypso St. Read more »

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Fashiony: Exploring African and Asian Fashion at Bumbershoot

Fresh fashion from African designers

OK, it’s officially time to talk about Bumbershoot, which, with the addition of Fashiony, an exhibit curated by the imminently fashionable Erika Dalya Massaquoi, really does have something for everyone this year. (But I also just want to mention that since we’re officially talking about Bumbershoot, it means that summer is over.)

Now on to the good news: Read more »

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South-End Restaurant Openings and Reopenings; Craft Beer + Food

Joya Iverson, left, and a friend happily sip Tin Umbrella coffee

There've been some really nice developments happening down in the Rainier Valley lately. At the top of my list is the opening of Tin Umbrella, a sweet coffee shop in the under-served Hillman City neighborhood. Owner Joya Iverson spoke with the Rainier Valley Post about how she came to open the shop, and her story's quite an inspiration. Read more »

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Queen Anne's Newest Pizza Place: The Masonry

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Leslie Kelly

Is Queen Anne a contender for the tasty title of Seattle’s Pizza Capital? Read more »

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