Culture

Thursday, 07/22/2010 8:00 AM
Our top To-Do's for the week ahead MUST EXPLOREArts Al Fresco, Bellevue ArtsFair7/23 – 7/25 (Friday - Sunday)
Wednesday, 07/14/2010 3:00 PM
An excursion to the wilds of the North Cascades builds up arms, legs, and confidence while rekindling inspiration
Friday, 07/02/2010 12:30 AM
By: Lorna Yee
When the late-evening air is infused with the smell of a crackling campfire, there’s no better nightcap than a mug of warm cocoa and a melty, chocolatey s’more. In this extra-decadent version, we’ve taken Cougar Mountain chocolate chip cookies and sandwiched between them toasted marshmallows and the ultra-rich, dark chocolate salted caramels from Jo’s Candies (jos-candies.com). Try this at your next cookout—it’s an easy and delicious twist on that childhood classic.
Wednesday, 06/30/2010 12:00 PM
For fashion fanatics, Christmas has come early this year.  Ali Basye, former Seattle Bride editor and author of The Long (and Short) of It: A Madcap History of the Skirt, has gifted us a very big present: new fashion blogzine OnThisDayInFashion.com, a daily go-to guide for worldwide fashion news, style-scopes (fashion horoscopes) and Basye’s specialty: the stories behind the style.
Friday, 05/21/2010 12:00 PM
After an inspiring, light-hearted day of presentations last Friday (at one point, fashion correspondent Joan Kelly tried to squeeze into one of Molly Griffith’s exquisite corsets) and much deliberation, we’ve selected the 2010 winners of Seamless in Seattle. The following seven designers will make their runway debut at Fashion First on September 16, and will be featured in their own package in our September issue. Congrats to:  Emerging
Wednesday, 05/19/2010 4:00 PM
Our top to-do's for the weekMust SeeBass Ackwards at SIFF
Tuesday, 05/18/2010 4:00 PM
 As a recent transplant from the great Midwest, I didn’t know what to expect from Seattle in terms of fashion. Aside from adding bling to a pair of crocs, it appeared as if Seattleites were on a coffee-induced move to grab a Patagonia fleece and run with it. 
Friday, 04/23/2010 2:00 AM
Jason Wu is already a fashion icon at only 27 years old. Wu designed the ethereal, silk and chiffon gown worn by First Lady Michelle Obama to the 2009 inaugural balls. His couture creation catapulted him to the fashion forefront and his history-making gown was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum of American History last month.  Wu recently visited the downtown Nordstrom store to showcase his spring and fall collections which include shimmering sheath dresses designed with 24-karat gold overlays. Glamour and success, however, have not gone to Wu's head.
Wednesday, 04/07/2010 3:00 PM
I became acquainted with Portland artist Anna Peters after seeing her work in a Seattle show last year. I love her work—pieces of found wood that she festoons with old photos, cartoon images, lots and lots of tiny nails, bits of maps, old linoleum, and the shiny name plates from retro cars (think: Impala, Pinto, New Yorker). Since buying one of her pieces, I've gotten to know her a bit (we hung out with a bunch of kids and dogs on a windy Manzanita beach last summer), which of course makes me love her work even more.
Friday, 04/02/2010 12:00 PM
Kick start spring with a visit to one of our region’s many flower fests. Here are a few of our favorites: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon
Monday, 03/22/2010 12:07 AM
Early this year, Booth Gardner surprised people.
Tuesday, 03/02/2010 3:00 PM
Ever wondered how to get your kid away from the Xbox and out into nature? Let Seattle Parks help with some ideas and inspiration.
Friday, 02/26/2010 12:00 PM
Bike lovers, kick-off the cycling season this Sunday at the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island. Whether you’re into fast-paced-edge-of-your-tiny-seat racing or leisurely day treks, this 33 mile ride—packed with 2,675 feet of climbing--is a scenically breathtaking and challenging race. Fair warning: as its name suggests, the race can be both chilly and hilly (and also damp), so layer up!
Tuesday, 02/23/2010 5:00 PM
What's great about birding is that anyone can get out and enjoy it while taking in some fresh air and getting a little exercise. If you're interested in it but not sure where to start, tag along on with an Audubon Master Birder on a bird walk through Carkeek Park.
Monday, 02/01/2010 10:00 AM
 The 5th Avenue Theatre started the year in style with the touring production of South Pacific, which sailed into Seattle last Friday and will be playing thru February 21. Bartlett Sher, former Artistic Director for Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, directed the Broadway revival of the classic 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical—and won a 2008 Tony for doing so.