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Tuesday, 11/27/2012 5:49 AM
Hopefully you’ve had time to recover from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday because the Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collaboration extravaganza is hitting the shelves on Saturday, December 1. This grand retail experiment features designs from 24 of fashion’s most celebrated talents, including Derek Lam, Band of Outsiders, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler.  Items range from wrapping paper by Rodarte for $7.99:  
Monday, 11/26/2012 11:00 PM
Seattleites are layered up under sweaters and raincoats most of the year, so the right accessory choices are necessary to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
Monday, 11/26/2012 11:48 PM
If you've been to a bar on Capitol Hill lately, there's a good chance it was one opened by Linda Derschang. Since launching the bar Linda's (707 East Pine St.) in 1994, Derschang has been on a major roll, piloting some of the hippest hangouts in the neighborhood, including Oddfellows Hall and Smith. And now she's about to open two more: the Bait Shop and Tallulah's, both also in Capitol Hill (as Leslie Kelly reported in our November issue). 
Monday, 11/26/2012 10:26 PM
Kate Spade Signature EarbudsA stylish find for your favorite designer fiend, Kate’s chic earbuds are accented with black and white cording, pink and orange hues and that signature spade logo. $40, available at Kate Spade (downtown, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St.; 206.223.5539; katespade.com)  
Monday, 11/26/2012 9:26 PM
Matthew Dillon is putting the pioneer back in Pioneer Square. Opening two new places early next year, the local star chef is shoving the neighborhood into contention for the city’s new hot spot. “I grew up in Seattle and spent a lot of time in this neighborhood. I want to stop complaining about how it’s not what it should be,” said this year’s winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for the best chef in the Northwest.
Friday, 11/23/2012 9:26 PM
Ladies & Gentlemen Nyth Fruit BowlThis eclectic fruit bowl, from the Ballard-based husband-and-wife duo of Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, resembles an artsy bird’s nest, constructed from splatter-painted layers of stoneware clay. Available in 11-inch ($145) and 14-inch ($175) diameter sizes at Ladies & Gentlemen, ladiesandgentlemenstudio.bigcartel.com  
Friday, 11/23/2012 5:36 PM
Small boxes sometimes make the biggest impact. Make a jewelry-lover's day with these bright baubles designed and/or offered locally.
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 11:36 PM
If every Black Friday shopper equips themselves with a list of “don’t miss” bargains the night before, then here is ours. Stop by Momo and Sandylew and you’ll find that black is back with a fury. Both boutiques are offering 15 percent off anything and everything that is black—“interpretively, partially & totally”—this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click!
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 11:00 PM
Why not continue the Black Friday shopping frenzy into the weekend? Up the ante and support small, local businesses for Small Business Saturday, a recession response from American Express, when many indie stores are offering deals that rival big box Black Friday bargains.
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 10:03 PM
MUST HEARBrandi CarlileOpens Friday (11/23-11/25) - The Northwest country star returns to Benaroya Hall to perform music from her new album, Bear Creek. The Seattle Symphony accompanies her big, beautiful voice. Read Brangien Davis' interview with the singer from our November issue. 11/23–11/25. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747; seattlesymphony.org
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 9:39 PM
It’s not only a big week for Thanksgiving drinks and eats but also a big shopping week (which may lead to more drinks). If you’re looking for gifts for a home bartender or someone who wants to make better party drinks, I have some suggestions. And if you’re just shopping for yourself, I certainly won’t make fun—as long as you invite me over for drinks.   10-Piece Punch Bowl Set (shown above)
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 5:43 PM
Maybe it’s time we flipped the bird off the Thanksgiving menu and replaced it with the original other white meat, eel. You know, the fish those first settlers probably ate instead of turkey.
Wednesday, 11/21/2012 12:29 AM
For those of you who enjoy waking up too early, drinking too much coffee and joining the masses for the year’s busiest shopping day, don’t miss what Capitol Hill has to offer. As of now, over 60 businesses will be partaking in this year’s Black Friday extravaganza: Shop the Hill! Here’s a few that are on our “must” list:
Tuesday, 11/20/2012 11:51 PM
Have you been wondering whether a wheaty hefeweizen, a malty amber or a chocolate stout would pair best with an oven-roasted turkey this Thanksgiving? Marination Ma Kai has. That's the latest brick and mortar outpost of one of our favorite food trucks, which is not only located on Alki Beach, but also offers a full bar and wide selection of beers.
Tuesday, 11/20/2012 3:34 AM
The runner-up on my list of Fall's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings (second only to the craziness that will surely accompany the opening of Shanik on December 3rd), Mamnoon is opening in a converted warehouse across from the Melrose Market. And that opening is happening...today, November 20th!
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