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Red Tricycle Recommends: Seattle Fourth of July Roundup

Fourth of July is celebrated in Seattle as the day that heralds the return of summer weather to the Pacific Northwest. The temperature rises, flags wave and Miss Mary Mack’s elephants finally return from their jump over the fence.

If your family’s endurance is high and you don’t mind crowds, the all-day Family Fourth festival at Gas Works Park is the big show in town, and was saved this year at the last minute by donations from local businesses and citizens. Read more »

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Food News: Neil Robertson is Leaving Mistral Kitchen Tomorrow!

With stints at Canlis, Restaurant Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon at the MGM (both in Las Vegas) on his resume, pastry chef Neil Robertson is arguably Seattle's brightest pastry star. He's spent the last two years at Mistral Kitchen< Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Why You Gotta Hate?

Is there a ceiling on this thing?

Full-glory morning sunshine this morning as I drove along the top of the Viaduct, pondering Seattle's love/hate of the thing. Sure, those views of the bay—ferries, the Olympics, the works—make going to work almost a pleasure. But also, the thing might one day kill me, one way or another. Read more »

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VIDEO: A Conversation with Seattle's New Creative Class

Last month, I invited the personalities featured in our story on Seattle's social learning boom (see link below) over to the office for coffee. Here's an outtake from the conversation:

Find out more about how and why we're so intrigued by these personalities (and their projects) in the June 2011 issue of Seattle mag.


 

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Outdoor Zen: 10 Yoga Etiquette Rules, Plus Where to Practice for Free

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Kelly Singer
Taking a yoga class outdoors can be an exhilarating experience, sans chatter.

It’s almost painful to be indoors on a summer day in Seattle, even for a yoga class. Taking your practice outside allows you to breath fresh air, connect with nature, and literally salute the sun. An outdoor class has a different dynamic than an indoor class and it’s important to know the necessary etiquette so everyone can enjoy the experience.  Here are my top 10 outdoor yoga etiquette rules:

1. Be on time and be prepared to start on time. Read more »

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2011 Seattle Bicycling Guide: Riding Your Way Through Traffic

Urban biking simplified

Whether you need to plan your commute or a fun Sunday afternoon ride, the Seattle Bicycling Guide Map contains all the information you'd need to bike your way through traffic. From updated maps and new information about green bike lanes, bike boxes, and newly signed routes, the 2011 edition reflects some of the major changes made in Seattle's bicycling networks the past year. If you were wondering whether the new farmers market has bike racks available or your favorite route has buffered lanes, you're in luck: Now you can find all that information in one place. Read more »

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Happy Go Techy Expo at UW

It's not often that we encounter high-tech and high-fashion in the same square footage, but this weekend we'll get the chance to see if it results in a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup style success. Sisters Mai and Tri Hoang, founders of the Happy Go Techy Expo, wanted to create an exhibition showcasing unique tech accessories, apparel, creative mobile apps, and other arty vendors in a cool, casual way. Read more »

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Fashion & Style Friday: Lucien Postlewaite's Styled Outtakes

Lucien Postlewaite

In this month’s Styled, Kate Calamusa dissects Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Postlewaite’s off-beat personal style. Here are a few theatrical outtakes from Postlewaite’s shoot with Seattle mag photo editor Hayley Young.

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Behind the Feature: Island Dining

Willows Inn, Lummi Island

It all started back in March, when my husband and I, regretting our lazy lack of planning (and therefore with no sunshine-filled vacation in sight), felt desperate to get away.
So we booked a long weekend with our kids on Orcas Island. Of course it wasn't sunny that weekend, but we did manage to hire a local babysitter so that we could have dinner--just us two--at Allium. Read more »

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Five Food Events You Don't Want to Miss

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Cody Bay
Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farm Company

I'm not calling these “foodie” events because I don't think you need to know the difference between celery and celeriac to enjoy most of them: just an enthusiasm for great cooking and eating, and in a couple of cases, helping out the local community. There is so much gastronomic action on the horizon, just thinking about it is already putting me in a food coma.

 Polynesian Patio Party at Ponti Seafood Grill Sunday, June 26, 1-4 p.m. Read more »

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