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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 »


Beauty Break: Bespoke Colour Collection from Butter London

Crazy for color at Butter London

In the last few years, we’ve all become much more brave with our nail polish color choices, forgoing basic, boring red with all shades of blues, greens, yellows and more done up with crystals, stripes and other patterns, textures, pictures. The possibilities are endless. Read more »


10 Must-Dos at Auction of Washington Wines Picnic

Leslie Kelly

The Auction of Washington Wines weekend is upon us, and Thursday's fabulous kickoff event—aptly named PIcnic—showcases everything we love about summer and wine tasting in Woodinville Wine Country. This year’s auction has an Olympics-style gold medal theme, and the opening ceremony will not disappoint. Read more »

Jason Wu Talks Miss Wu

Fashion designer Jason Wu with fans at the Bellevue Square Nordstrom

Jason Wu was at Bellevue Square a few weeks ago to support the launch of Miss Wu, his diffusion (or secondary) line found exclusively at Nordstrom and on We caught up with the designer before the event and chatted about Seattle, designing dolls and the whimsy of Miss Wu. Read more »


Mossback Monday: The Seattle Skyline Photo That's Gone Viral, Plus the Sonics Arena Design Loses its 'Jello Mold' Top

Local photographer Anthony May snapped this shot of last week's exciting thunderstorm