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Wednesday, 02/12/2014 1:44 AM
Short track speedskater (and local boy who makes documentaries on Seattle's hip hop scene) J.R. Celski finished fourth in the men's 1,500-meter final at Sochi, which aired last night on tape delay.
Tuesday, 02/11/2014 10:00 AM
It won't be long before Georgetown has a new deli. During a lunch stop yesterday at Brendan McGill's lovely Pioneer Square beer hall, Altstadt, he told me he was on his way to put paper on the windows of his current project  — a sure sign a space is in the hands of new ownership.  "Before it was more of an agreement. Now, it's happening," he says.
Monday, 02/10/2014 11:24 PM
And, ladies and gentleman, that's how fast the restaurant industry works! After just two nights of practice service over the weekend, Ethan and Angela Stowell are formally swinging open the doors to their new Madrona steak frites bistro, Red Cow (1423 34th Ave), in time for dinner tonight. Here's the menu, in case you missed it. 
Monday, 02/10/2014 6:55 PM
Leave it to Jill at Baby & Company to import something (or someone, in this case) really cool from France and share it with us here in Seattle. From February 11 through 13, Parisian graffiti artist and painter Catharine Cary will be tagging the walls and windows of Baby & Company with her gorgeous, elegant word art—something that the team at the store likes to think of as a “love letter” to us.
Monday, 02/10/2014 5:41 PM
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Saturday, 02/08/2014 3:55 AM
Pillows and tea towel from Full Circle Studio, 2014 NWFGS
A whole weekend awaits, and I suggest you spend at least some of it at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, which folds up its tent on Sunday. (For show location, hours and ticket info, visit: gardenshow.com.) To get the biggest bang for your show buck, it pays to have a plan. Say, doing a display garden stroll, followed by an expert seminar, a nosh at the cafe and, finally, a shopping spree. Or, just spend all day shopping the show's 350-plus exhibitor booths.
Friday, 02/07/2014 10:15 PM
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The Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games have technically already happened, but NBC will air them tonight at 7:30 EST. Our Washington State athletes have been busy tweeting photos and adorable musings about their visits thus far in Sochi. Herewith, a roundup of a few of our faves:
Friday, 02/07/2014 8:22 PM
It’s been a few days and your fanicure is probably looking a little worse for wear. Lucky for you, Wink in Bellevue is hosting a Manicure Marathon from February 7 through 14 with special pricing on mani/pedis in order to get gussied up for your Valentine.
Friday, 02/07/2014 6:43 PM
Head to The Barrel Thief in Fremont on Saturday, February 8 from noon to 4 p.m. for a wine tasting event featuring a trunk show of gorgeous jewels from Shamila. The wine tasting is free, and so is trying on all the eye candy, but be forewarned, Shamila’s rings, necklaces and earrings are so sublime, you may find yourself whipping out your credit card for a have-to-have piece of her stunning work.  
Friday, 02/07/2014 5:44 PM
Ethan and Angela Stowell's Red Cow is quickly approaching soft opening stage, and today, they've given us an exclusive first look at its menu.  The steak frites concept in Madrona is opening in the former Restaurant Bea space (which was formerly June, which was formerly Cremant) sometime after Valentine's Day (an official date will be released in about a week or so). Once that happens, the bistro will be in business Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm and Fri-Sat until 11pm.
Friday, 02/07/2014 1:15 AM
Yesterday, while much of the city was distracted by a bit of Super Bowl celebrating, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show kicked off its annual celebration of all things flora at the Washington State Convention Center (Downtown, 7th Ave. & Pike St.; 206.694.5030; wscc.com).
Friday, 02/07/2014 1:32 AM
Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin tomorrow, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. EST (on tape delay). And while NBC will be live-streaming all sporting events on its website, take note that it is not streaming tomorrow's fanfare, so hole up in your living room or find a sports bar to catch all the Sochi opening festivities. 
Friday, 02/07/2014 12:10 AM
Join MB's Finds, the late, great Sway & Cake, Elizabeth Roberts, Canopy Blue and jewelry from T. Kilburn (owner of the late, great Sway & Cake) for a super duper sale at Elizabeth Roberts HQ (Arboretum Court, 3131 E Madison, #201) starting today, Thursday, February 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 02/06/2014 9:19 PM
Vashon Island-based designer Dawn Smithson uses fine hides from Italian tanneries, sample hides that would be discarded if not for her, and crafts them into sumptuous and chic one-of-a-kind leather bags sold locally at Far4 and Heron's Nest on Vashon.
Thursday, 02/06/2014 9:55 PM
Must WatchCatch a Flick at the Asian American Film Festival(2/2 to 2/9, times vary) — This annual festival screens shorts, features and documentaries by and about Asian Americans, including basketball phenom Jeremy Lin (Linsanity) and a young Cambodian struggling to get out of a Seattle gang and become a break dancer (Raskal Love).
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