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Stop the Presses: Murray's Cheese is Coming to Seattle!

Seattle's Murray Cheese shops-within-shops will likely look like this one in Houston

You could've knocked me over with a feather this morning when I opened my inbox and there was the news: Murray's Cheese opening seven mini Murray's stores inside local QFC stores. I had to check to make sure it wasn't an Onion headline. Read more »

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What You Missed at Seattle mag's The Forecast

Don't mind if I toot our own horn, but The Forecast fashion show at Benaroya Hall last night (a first-time endeavor for Seattle mag in theme and format) was a hoot. The crowd was lively (and impeccably dressed); the drinks were strong (sorry for Tweeting too much); and the concept delivered: the spectacle of high fashion met the practical needs of life in the Northwest, where we actually like to move around in the clothing we buy. Read more »

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Local Designer Picked Up by Macy’s in (Frenetic) Fashion Star Premiere

Blink and you missed it, but Sammamish designer Lizzie Parker was one of the lucky few to secure a winning bid on the debut of NBC’s Fashion Star Tuesday night. Read more »

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The Must List, featuring Jack Hitt, Mod Architecture and New Dance

MUST SEE
PNB’s New Works
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Dive In: Indoor Swimming Pools in Seattle

Nothing beats the winter blues like a dip in a pool. If a tropical getaway isn’t in your immediate future, you can still go for a swim at one of the many local indoor pools. With everything from movie nights to rope swings to indoor rivers, you might even forget it’s winter out there! Read more »

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Shopping: New Westlake Nordstrom Rack Opens

Tomorrow morning, at 9 a.m. sharp, the downtown Nordstrom Rack completes its move from Second Ave to Westlake Center with a grand opening celebration. Last night, I got a sneak peek at roomy new space, and let me say: It is glorious. Read more »

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Restaurant Marché Bainbridge Opens This Weekend

Greg Atkinson outside his spanking new restaurant, Marché

After months of delays due to challenges with construction, I'm thrilled to announce that chef Greg Atkinson's Restaurant Marché Bainbridge is opening Saturday night. (Not to be confused with Marché at Pike Place market, which I reviewed this month.) Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: Last-minute Touches for Tomorrow’s Forecast Fashion Show

The big day is almost here: The Forecast storms the runway tomorrow night at Benaroya Hall. Here’s a look at the last-minute goings-on, iPhone photo essay style. Read more »

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Get Thee to The Forecast: A Fashion Show Made for Seattle

The phrase "Northwest fashion" isn't commonly used. Probably because it evokes smirks and Gore-Tex jokes more than it actually describes any identifiable trends or habits.

But after hosting four annual local designer competitions (Seamless in Seattle) and covering new and exciting retailers and designers in the magazine every month, this editorial team can testify that Seattle has plenty to offer in to the fashion industry, and not just the corner of it that also houses a rock-climbing wall. Read more »

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Surprising Parking Factoid

Did you know?

A 1998 Penn State University study found that people leaving a parking space take 11 seconds longer to do so when there is another car waiting for the spot. One exception: When the waiting car is a high-status model, men leave "significantly sooner." Read more »

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