Seattle magazine editor-at-large Knute Berger returns to his stomping grounds at the Space Needle tomorrow night.
After spending a year at the Needle as writer-in-residence, Berger will now be in attendance to deliver MOHAI's Denny Lecture, a new annual event developed to recognize the work of influential historians in our region.
While some are dreading the next five rain-soaked months in Seattle, let winter-lovers rejoice! Make the most of your favorite season and head to Idaho for the Northwest's ultimate winter playground. Whether you're taking advantage of spectacular skiing and snowboarding terrain, embarking on an extraordinary snowmobiling excursion, or exploring the snowy woodland on a pair of snowshoes, Idaho has winter activities for one and all.
Tom Douglas and his wife, Jackie Cross, didn’t heed the “shelter in place” advice, but instead headed out Monday evening to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, while Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast.
“It was really kind of eerie,” said Seattle’s most famous chef, who was in NYC on a book tour, promoting The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. “There was really nobody on the street. The wind was howling at about 80 to 90 miles an hour. Rain was blowing sideways. It was pretty cool.”
Shoppers can count on Essenza in Fremont for exquisite jewelry, refined kids’ stuff and candles, perfume and skincare from the finest lines, including Diptyque, Fresh and now, Kahina Giving Beauty, an organic argan oil-based luxury skincare company that helps protect and support the community from which it originates, the Berber women who run the argan oil co-ops in Morocco.
Sauerkraut, sweet onions, a massive chicken fried steak and loads of wonderful wine. Those were just a few of the highlights from a weekend in Walla Walla.
There are more than 100 wineries in and around the city so nice they named it twice, yet I visited just two on Saturday and had two perfect experiences. Which I’ll fill you in on in a sec.
Jeweler Kimberly Baker, whose work ranges from tough to feminine, trendy to mystical, and has been worn by many a celebrity during her 15 year career, is returning to retail (her flagship Fremont shop closed earlier this year) with a new space near Green Lake. Hurrah for us all!
Plum Bistro, the family-owned and all-vegan restaurant on Capitol Hill—known for hearty meatless burgers and signature “mac ‘n’ yease” (plus incredible dishes chock-full of locally-sourced and organic ingredients)—wants to go mobile.
Owner/chef Makini Howell is using the online crowdfunding program Kickstarter to help raise the $28,000 needed to bring Seattle its first vegan food truck, which her staff hopes will “spread the vegan magic to the nonbelievers” beyond the restaurant's homebase on Capitoll Hill.
We've been telling you about Meeru Dhalwala's Shanik, the most anticipated restaurant opening of the year, for a while now. (Pick up our November Best New Restaurants issue to read our full-length preview of Vij's much-anticipated sibling restaurant!)
Jeweler Cat McCadden (whose Grace Gow line of shoulder-grazing earrings had us swooning when they hit the scene in 2010) is teaming up with business partner, Paul Mendes, on a new exciting retail venture on Capitol Hill called Style Syndicate 206. Part clothing and home goods shop (vintage and new) and part Grace Gow showroom, the space, in a dramatically rescued a deadbeat storefront on 12th Ave. near Cal Anderson Park, will also eventually host classes and events.
Madison Valley’s River Song is one of our favorite jewelry shops. Not only does owner and jeweler River Burke make the most amazing jewelry from semi-precious stones, she travels the world to find them, adding a worldly cache to everything she creates. Burke returns from her travels with equally amazing, rare and unique gifts and treasures from the countries she visits, selling them in her cozy cool shop.
If you missed the Hermès Festival of Crafts last February at The Bravern, where a traveling group of artisans set up workshop in the Bravern’s Exhibition Space and blew viewers’ minds with their skilled fine craftsmanship, now’s your chance to see something else amazing from this iconic French design house, this time with a nod to future rather than a glimpse at the past.