Sometimes I am my own worst enemy: Back in March when I first suggested to Editorial Director Rachel Hart that we feature only local products in our fall fashion and shopping issue, I had no idea what I was getting myself into (or that I would play stylist for a day!).
Today, as expected, the Federal Highway Administration signed off on the deep-bore tunnel project. The "record of decision" is an incremental stop on the tunnel project's journey, and essentially gives the state the go-ahead to start final design and construction of the project. According to the WSDOT, the decision also spells out certain measures intended to minimize impact—such as monitoring buildings and utilities while the tunnel's being bored and making up for lost parking (somehow).
That tunnel vote has been fodder for spirited talk 'round Seattle Mag World Headquarters of late (though it's curiously quiet today). But it's less about which camp you're tunneled into (dig it or ditch it) and more about what the whole morass says about Seattleites and that over-used (but overly apt) term, "the Seattle Process."
Moms (and Dads) of Seattle tired of schlepping your kids to the pool and getting your cute shoes all wet, rejoice! I have discovered a comfy new pair of shoes for you to knock around in and wear from the pool to the grocery store and even to work if you're lucky to be in a creative line of work as I am.
Bellevue is about to have a new couture queen: Famed Eastside bridal and evening wear designer Madina Vadache has returned home after several years in the other East and will open her new couture fashion boutique in the Elements Building next month.
It's almost just a cruel and torturous thing to start enjoying these now, when the summer dresses have already been replaced by fall arrivals on the racks and we're trying to face facts that we're in the final sunny stretches of summer already. But I'm going to milk it for every last drop of Vitamin D I can get before being forced to take it in capsule form, and even then you can bet I'll be washing them down with these: Summer cocktails made with infused waters.
Snag some late summer wear at the following local sales this weekend:
Menswear retailer Road is offering up to 60 percent discounts on madras shirts, blazers and chic men’s shorts this month at both their Bellevue and downtown locales. Extra bonus: select denim and pants are buy one and get one free.
(Steve is transformed by a chef's coat)Word in nutritional research is that we all need more probiotics in our diet. Get the friendly bacteria in an awesome topping for vegetable curries, fish, chicken, rice by making this dish with high-quality whole milk yogurt. Get printable recipe here.
Must Get Arty Art Up Phinneywood Friday (8/12) - Phinneywood is shutting Greenwood/Phinney Avenue from N 67th Street to N 87th to cars for its neighborhood arts walk featuring work from local artists, live music, a farmers’ market and food ($5 happy hour menu all evening at Carmelita’s). Part of the City of Seattle’s Summer Streets program, bike, walk or bus to the festival for extra “street” cred. Free. 6 - 9 p.m. http://artupgreenwood-phinney.blogspot.com/
Today I accidentally referred to the 12th Avenue Festival as the 12th Avenue Food Festival in conversation. Same difference, if you ask me. There's so, so much good to eat on that street.This Sunday, from noon until 6pm, 12th Avenue between Madison and Pike Streets will shut down so that hungry folks like you and I can eat ourselves silly.
Looking for a little more drama in your life? Share the magic and excitement of theater with your children. Be sure to plan ahead because this season boasts a fantastic array of musicals, puppet shows, books brought to life, fables and new original works. You’ll find shorter length, nap-time friendly performances for the younger theatergoers as well as engaging and fresh productions for older kids. Here is our list of Seattle’s best, family friendly shows and entertainment venues this season: