John Sundstrom On Why He's Moving Lark and His Ambitious New Project on Capitol Hill

Julien Perry
John Sundstrom finds new home for Lark
Sundstrom is moving Lark (top right) to the much larger Central Agency Building (bottom).

After more than a decade, chef John Sundstrom is back to opening restaurants, and he’s going big!

Not only is he moving his quaint little Capitol Hill restaurant Lark to bigger digs, he’s launching two new projects — all under the same roof.

Fortunately for the Capitol Hill contingent, he’s staying close to home, heading to the Central Agency Building next to IHOP at 952 E. Seneca St. Read more »

MB's Finds Hosts Huge Trunk Show

A pair of patriotic Chanel pumps, $375 at MB Finds

Head to the old Sway & Cake location (1631 Sixth Ave.) Wednesday though Friday, May 28 through 30 for an MB's Finds pop up shop. Expect deals galore on racks and racks of high-end consignment clothing and accessories from the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Missoni and Chloe as well as items from Vince, Theory, J Brand and Lululemon. Read more »


AstroTwins Host Pine & 14th Family Day

The AstroTwins
Seattle's AstroTwins: Ophira and Tali Edut

Get to know the AstroTwin ladies, Ophira and Tali Edut on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rare Medium on Capitol Hill as they fete the release of their newest book, Momstrology: The AstroTwins’ Guide to Parenting Your Little Ones by the Stars during Pine & 14th Family Day. Read more »


10 Things to Know About Bell + Whete, Opening in Belltown This Summer

Julien Perry
Bell + Whete opening in Belltown summer 2014

The team behind Local 360 is opening another restaurant in Belltown this summer called Bell + Whete (“wheat”). It’s going into the ground floor of the 206 Bell Apartments, near the corner of 2nd and Bell, sometime this summer (July is the goal). And today, after weeks of teasing, they’ve finally let the cat out of the bag on who their new chef is going to be.

Here are 10 things to know:  Read more »

National Bike Month Meets Beer: Drink if you Love Bicycling

Schooner Exact in SoDo

Ah, spring!  It’s the beautiful time of year when winter-logged Seattleites emerge blinking into the light and commence celebrating the foreign feel of sunshine. After months of indoor activities, figuring out how to celebrate the great outdoors can be difficult, but one thing is clear: a summer session IPA is a good place to start.
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Frame Your Art by Mail, Using the Mantle Art App

Lisa Wogan
mantle art frame art by mail seattle magazine
Eternal Enemies by Boris O’Klein in a Mantle Art frame

I recently unearthed a print of a French cartoon that my husband bought on a Paris street years ago.  It was sitting in a tube in my old pantry. Some combination of inconvenience, expense and inertia kept me from framing these pieces. I’ve since learned I am not alone—maybe as many as 41 percent of households in the U.S. have art that needs to be framed. Read more »


Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

Julien Perry

Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.

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Crush of the Moment: Kari Gran’s Radiant Lip Whip

Kari Gran Lip Whip
Gran's new Radiant lip whip has us smitten

When Kari Gran’s lip whip hit our office back in 2012 we were instant fans—it even made our Best of list that year. There’s just something about the handmade, hand poured, organic and GMO-free gloss that leaves our lips feeling moisturized and looking pretty that we just can’t resist. It’s become our go-to gloss. Read more »


Vintage Shopping for the Mariner’s Turn Back the Clock Night Poster

M's poster
Mariner's Mike Zunino and Brad Miller getting in character

It’s rare that you will see a sports-themed blog post from me, but I wanted to share a recent styling project I and the Seattle mag promo team worked on for the Mariners, mostly for the vintage shopping aspect, but also to urge you to purchase tickets for this game, on Saturday, May 24, so you can pick up a commemorative poster, which is the fruit of this project. Read more »


Baby & Company Warehouse Sale

Baby & Co
Megumi in Lilith, Girbaud and Marsells

One of Seattle’s most glorious sales is happening this weekend. Baby & Company is setting up in the old Ian space at 1919 Second Ave (Ian moved just a few storefronts down to 1913 Second Ave) from Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday) with 60-80 percent off past season clothing and accessories. It’s your chance to score big time on all the brands you covet, but can’t afford at full price.


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