As the team at Luly Yang Couture approaches the month-to-show mark next week, the fabulous social media manager Andrew Hoge sent me a quick recap of their week complete with a juicy peek at some fabric being used in the April 27 couture show.
Seattle mag's favorite beer expert Kendall Jones got a sneak peek at the Pine Box, scheduled to open Monday, March 26. The beer-focused bar has taken over the former funeral home which until last year, housed the Chapel. Beer nerds like Kendall are sure to be in heaven:
From Kendall's Washington Beer Blog:
At long last, the empty corner space that once housed Tilden (403 15th Ave. E) is being reborn as a Southern-tinged breakfast and lunch spot, The Wandering Goose.
Owner Heather Earnhardt was co-owner (with Erika Burke) of the warm, inviting Volunteer Park Café from 2007 until last year; fans know how down-home yummy the food is there; I've got a special weakness for the figgy maple scones.
If you've ever dropped a tire into a spine-rattling pothole, you understand why SDOT's stated goal is to "repair potholes within three business days of receiving a report." The city's three roving "Pothole Ranger" crews fill about 10,000 potholes every year. To see if your favorite local pothole is slated for repair, visit SDOT's handy pothole map.
For reasons that have to do generally with a love of the Irish people combined with a love of any excuse to cut loose, St. Patrick’s day in the United States has become more than a bit synonymous with quaffing a few (or more than a few) drinks with pals.
You could've knocked me over with a feather this morning when I opened my inbox and there was the news: Murray's Cheese opening seven mini Murray's stores inside local QFC stores. I had to check to make sure it wasn't an Onion headline.
Don't mind if I toot our own horn, but The Forecast fashion show at Benaroya Hall last night (a first-time endeavor for Seattle mag in theme and format) was a hoot. The crowd was lively (and impeccably dressed); the drinks were strong (sorry for Tweeting too much); and the concept delivered: the spectacle of high fashion met the practical needs of life in the Northwest, where we actually like to move around in the clothing we buy.
Nothing beats the winter blues like a dip in a pool. If a tropical getaway isn’t in your immediate future, you can still go for a swim at one of the many local indoor pools. With everything from movie nights to rope swings to indoor rivers, you might even forget it’s winter out there!
Tomorrow morning, at 9 a.m. sharp, the downtown Nordstrom Rack completes its move from Second Ave to Westlake Center with a grand opening celebration. Last night, I got a sneak peek at roomy new space, and let me say: It is glorious.
After months of delays due to challenges with construction, I'm thrilled to announce that chef Greg Atkinson's Restaurant Marché Bainbridge is opening Saturday night. (Not to be confused with Marché at Pike Place market, which I reviewed this month.)
The phrase "Northwest fashion" isn't commonly used. Probably because it evokes smirks and Gore-Tex jokes more than it actually describes any identifiable trends or habits.
But after hosting four annual local designer competitions (Seamless in Seattle) and covering new and exciting retailers and designers in the magazine every month, this editorial team can testify that Seattle has plenty to offer in to the fashion industry, and not just the corner of it that also houses a rock-climbing wall.