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Hopscotch, New Kids Consignment Shop Opens in Downtown Bellevue

At Bellevue’s newly opened Hopscotch Consignment Boutique, the parking is plentiful and the gently-used kids and maternity clothes are bountiful. On a recent visit we were pleased to find a store chock full of great finds in sizes infant through 12, including brands like Mini Boden, Hanna Andersson, Janie and Jack, Gap Kids, Ralph Lauren, The Children’s Place and maternity lines like Japanese Weekend, A Pea in the Pod and Gap Maternity. Prices are about 60-70% off retail, making purchasing decisions a snap. Read more »

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Update! More Tenants Confirmed at The Armory, Seattle Center's Remodeled Food Court

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Cody Bay

More tenants have been confirmed for the Armory at Seattle Center's Center House: Eltana, Pie, Sweet Treats, MOD Pizza & more! Read more »

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Visit a Haunted House in Springtime: See Petruchska at Spectrum Dance Theater

I don't want to give too much away, because the best parts about Petruchska (plays through April 22) should be stumbled upon – like many of the steps I almost tripped over while wending my way with the rest of opening night audience through the dark passages inside the transformed Madrona Bathhouse studios, where Spectrum Dance Theater has its enviable home. Read more »

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It’s Always “Happy Hour” in the Canlis Lounge

Hey, did you know that you don’t need reservations at Canlis to drop in for a bite and a sip? Spiff yourself up and stop by the snazzy, swanky Canlis lounge. Read more »

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Sneak Peek: Ballard Pizza Company

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Cody Bay

 My first question for Ethan Stowell at last night's media preview of his casual, late-night, pizza-by-the-slice stop-in joint was, “Ethan: Are you ready for an onslaught of drunk Ballardites?

Ethan: “Well, we'll see. That's the question. Is it going to be slow? Is it going to be busy? I have no idea. I can't make any predictions.” Read more »

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Tips for Eating Out with Kids During Seattle Restaurant Week

Over 150 restaurants are participating in Seattle Restaurant Week (April 8-12 and April 15-19), wherein each restaurant is offering a three-course set menu for $28. Visit the entire list of participating restaurants on the Seattle Restaurant Week website. Read more »

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Pickled Eggs, Titanic, Langston Hughes Film Fest and New Jewelry

MUST TASTE
Pickled Egg!
We dare you to order the pickled egg at Blue Glass in Ballard. A modern take on the old-time bar grub staple, this savory treat brings a rainbow of pink, purple and yellow to your table for only $1.50 at happy hour. The Blue Glass is one of the best restaurant happy hours called out in our April issue; read the full list at seattlemag.com.  Read more »

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Sarah Loertscher Jewelry Trunk Sale this Weekend

Here’s your chance to grab hot-off-the-runway style: Local jewelry maven Sarah Loertscher just returned to town after runs at Los Angeles’ and El Paseo’s fashion weeks, where her innovative sculptural jewels were paired with Project Runway alum Mila Hermanovski’s new collection.

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Four Divine After-Dinner Cocktails

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A.J. Rathbun

Last month, on this very blog, I wrote about the aperitif, that drink consumed before a meal to start the meal, and the conversation, off on the right note.

However, a meal is like a shelf full of scrumptious books, and without a bookend on either side, the books, or courses, spill over onto each other and become less distinguishable. This is why having the right after-dinner drink to balance out the aperitif is key. Read more »


Titanic Concert at 5th Avenue Theatre Sings the Songs of the 99 Percent

I am so glad the 5th Avenue Theatre is bringing Titanic – The Concert to the stage this weekend (April 13-15) - and not because it's the 100th anniversary of the ship's tragic sinking.

I had the opportunity to watch a rehearsal yesterday and from just that glimpse, the show promises to be more powerful than I was ready to give it credit for.
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