Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around Seattle. I will be virtually following two urban bike commuters as they make their way to and from work every day on two wheels under their own power, and I will personally be doing all the grocery shopping for myself and family members by bicycle (since I work from home). Stay tuned throughout the month for trip reports, helmet-cam video snippets, gear reviews and other goodies for cyclists of all kinds.
Hey Seattle mag readers! Fantastic news on the home front.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that my dear friends Hey Marseilles (who I've also directed in a video) will be performing unrelased tracks from their sophomore album (the band is in the studio recording tracks now) on Monday, May 23 for a special benefit concert for Nicole Pieratt, a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
We haven't heard the entire story quite yet but it looks like SAM's director is leaving his post to pursue other projects. Check out the press release sent by Cara Egan, following a post by Cartwright on the SAM blog:
Subject: Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum
Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum
Lucky Seattle mag, tagging along with our Seattle Business colleagues to this morning's fascinating and inspiring Climate Solutions breakfast at the Seattle Westin. Seattle Biz sponsored the event that packed more than a thousand people into the Grand Ballroom, where we were plied with pastries and multiple impassioned speeches about the growing climate crisis and the search for solutions. Reason enough to attend, but the promise of a rare Gates address on climate change and energy was what really filled the room.
In the April issue I reported on the vertical gardening trend currently climbing Seattle walls. Now Ballard floral design, plant and gift shop Midnight Blossom is offering its arty take on the trend with tillandsia (air plant) wall gardens (like the one pictured above).
Wow, remember back in February when there was one, maybe two, fun shopping events in a week? Now my head is spinning so fast from all the happenings I can barely keep track of them all (like, hey Thaw was last night and it was just a boatload of fun!). So, let’s run down the list:
When you're not quite ready to go home after a late night out on the town, eating foods you wouldn’t normally think twice about consuming in the light of day suddenly sound like a great idea.
Next time this happens, remember there are healthy late night options on our Seattle streets that are just as satisfying as that deep fried mystery meat on a stick. From Capitol Hill to Fremont, here are some healthy midnight snacks you won’t regret in the morning and will help keep your healthy eating habits on track.
Traditional Mexican breakfast presents buttered corn tortilla with fried egg on top smothered in tomatoes, chilies and onions. Grated cheese, avocado and black beans added make you want to shout ole. Printable recipe? Click here.
Master monologist, former Seattleite, and top contender for funniest man on the planet Mike Daisey has a new show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, in which he chronicles his total geek love for Mac products, and his horrifying discovery of how they are made. Here's my haiku review:
So flippin' funny.Powerpoint slam is priceless.End gets preachy. Rats.
Mother’s Day is around the corner and unless you booked those brunch plans weeks ago, you’re likely on the hunt for a surefire way to show Mom some love this weekend. We’ve rounded up five ways to remind her how much we care.
In honor of our May Mountains issue Seattle mag entertaining editor Kelley Moore showed television audiences how to get outside in style with an al fresco picnic. Read the full article here, and be sure to check out Kelley's New Day Northwest appearance!
Days like today remind me of how easy it is to take our mountains for granted. Just yesterday, driving across the lake, I got a great big mountain in my eye; Mount Rainier in all its glory, sun glancing off of glaciers, etc. etc. Today, no sign of it...except on the cover of our May issue!
If you've seen fabric sculptor/performance artist/dancer Nick Cave’s otherworldy soundsuits (on display now at the Seattle Art Museum), you've probably also imagined what it would feel like to wear a soundsuit of your own. Tomorrow, the public will have the chance to do just that at SAM's soundsuit parade.
We just finished up the June issue here at Seattle magazine and one story that's sticking to my tastebuds involves pea vines, those oh-so springtime delicacies that so capably kick up plain pastas and spring bread salads into warm weather shape. Throughout the city, chefs are dreaming up tasty ways to use freshly shucked peas and pea vines.