For those in need of clever gift ideas, have we got one hot tip: This Saturday, December 7, Woodville Whiskey Co. plans to release its 2013 Limited Collector’s Edition Bourbon, complete with a heavy-duty, display-worthy pewter label. What makes these 600 bottles (and only 600!) so special is that they contain the coveted spoils from its first five barrels of whiskey ever produced at the distillery.
Must ShopUrban Craft Uprising(12/7 to 12/8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) — Shop the local, artisanal, indie offerings—including funky bags by Alchemy Goods, bodacious belts by Steel Toe Studios and lovely prints by Frida Clements—at this ultra-crafty two-day fest at the Seattle Center.
When the Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers (that’s Forty-whiners) again on Sunday, December 8 (seahawks.com), show your support by stocking up on 12-packs of The 12th Can. Made by Ballard-based Hilliard’s Beer, the new 12th Can pale ale brew is specially formulated to increase touchdowns. Available at most grocery stores. hilliardsbeer.com
Neiman Marcus fashion director (and a local boy made good), Ken Downing, has created a collection of 37 gifts for NM this year, including items for men, women, kids and the home, ranging in price from $32 to $1,800.
Lisa Murphy, the women behind Pacific Place’s Emilie Sloan, a sweet boutique filled with smart, durable and well-designed totes, bags (and now, luggage), has created a holiday train display in her store—a perfect thing to add to your annual downtown holiday excursion.
The most famous shopping day of the year, Black Friday (though Cyber Monday is gaining in popularity), is also one of nuttiest days of the year. And I can think of few activities that demand a drink when you're done like wading through a sea of shoppers for hours to find that one perfect deal. To help offset the shopping-till-you're-dropping stress, here are four drinks perfect for post-Black Friday. Be sure you have the ingredients, so you can come home from the stores, make a drink and put your feet up.
Must LaughThe Habit Comedy Show(12/1, 8 p.m.) — Seattle sketch comedy group The Habit is back with a new live show at The Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake. Bonus: Read Habit cast member John Osebold’s tips on upping your own comedic ante in our November issue.Must Kill the Mouse KingPNB’s The Nutcracker
It all began a year ago last September. I was chatting with Sun Liquor barman Erik Chapman about his homemade eggnog for our December issue. I'd heard very good things about his boozy nog, which he makes the weekend of Thanksgiving and ages for a month. But I'd never tasted it; he only serves it on Christmas eve and Christmas day and for me, it's pretty hard to sneak away at those times.
Seattle-based jewelry Susan Goodwin is having a trunk show at Capers in West Seattle on Saturday, November 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Goodwin has been creating gorgeous one-of-a-kind with pearls and precious stones since 1980 and is a perennial favorite at Capers. Stop by and stock up for the holidays.
This is a first for me (and perhaps the city): Belltown consignment store Sell Your Sole has just announced a new app, out next week, that allows users a birds eye view into the inventory of the store. With it, shoppers can see what’s available to purchase, and if they’re consignors, see what of theirs has sold and for how much, as well as their month-to-date sales numbers.
It’s that time of year again: Prairie Underground's amazing sample sale. On December 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hundreds of garments, including their most popular items (hoodies, jackets, sweatshirts, dresses, and leggings) will be priced to sell at 50 to 70 percent below retail.
American Express and Delta Air Lines have curated a holiday pop-up, opening on Tuesday, November 26 at Alki Arts Gallery at the Harbor Steps. It’s running through Monday, December 23 and includes gifts from local designers and stores for your shopping pleasure. I kind of love it when big corporations make an effort to support the little guy.