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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 »


Expect Sweet Stuff From Chef Nikol At Auction Picnic

Leslie Kelly
Tulalip Resort Casino’s Nikol Nakamura

Oh, goodie! Just got a sneak peek at the dessert lineup for Thursday’s Auction of Washington Wine Picnic, a winning combination of nostalgia-inspired sweets--root beer floats bring out the kid in everybody!--and trendy treats. Tulalip Resort Casino’s Nikol Nakamura has done it again!

Here’s what picnic-goers can expect: Read more »


Seattle Chef Carrie Mashaney to Appear on 'Top Chef'

New 'Top Chef' contestant Carrie Mashaney

Looks like chef de cuisine at Jason Stratton’s soon-to-open Aragona restaurant Carrie Mashaney will be competing on the next season of Bravo TV's Top Chef, which airs on Wednesday, October 2. Read more »


Update: Seattle Coffee Gear to Open Bellevue Location

The Saeco Syntia SS Compact Espresso Machine at Seattle Coffee Gear

Seattle Coffee Gear, the local retailer of espresso machines and all things coffee, is opening its second retail store in downtown Bellevue at 10692 NE 8th Street. This 2,000-square-foot venue will house everything from milk frothers to tampers to commercial-grade espresso machines from the likes of DeLonghi, Rocket Espresso and Saeco. With coffee prices steadily rising (ahem, Starbucks), Seattle Coffee Gear’s expansive choices of coffee makers and espresso machines might just help your pocketbook, without sacrificing taste. Read more »