When Tiffany Lowry, one of our favorite local beauty and makeup experts (see: her appearance in our Best of 2011 issue), got rained out of yet another photoshoot this fall, she decided it was high time to have a dedicated (non-drippy) place to create glorious hair and makeup styles.
Do not call it a “bucket list.” Since neither death nor apocalypse seem more imminent than usual (fingers crossed!)—I’ll call this a “sand pail” list: obvious things to do and see locally that will be top priority in 2012, lest the tides of time snatch away the opportunity and I spend all future social gatherings awkwardly avoiding any shame around said topics.
Let’s begin at the rear:
Weekends were made for sleeping in, and nothing tops off a late morning like brunch with the family. RedTri.com asked Seattle moms and friends to share with us their favorite and most beloved brunch restaurants, and we've got all the juicy, mouthwatering details below, from gluten-free pancakes to biscuits and gravy, these places are so much more than green eggs and ham!
The pie is long gone, the stuffing but a memory, and now you’re paying the price for indulgence: too-tight pants and a lingering laziness. How to snap out of it? How about a nearly painless stroll through the woods?
The amped-up oxygen in the air, the gently rolling slopes and spectacular views will elevate you out of your holiday lethargy and put you on the path—literally—to feeling good about yourself again.
Here is a pair of close-in, not-too-muddy, mellow hikes to ease you back in:
Like so many in the community, the staff here at Seattle mag was shocked at the news that local chef and former owner of the now-closed restaurant Nettletown, Christina Choi died yesterday (December 28) from complications caused by a brain aneurysm. She was only 34.
MUST SING ALONGLeRoy Bell and His Only FriendsThis former Tacoma postal worker-turned-songwriter for Elton John has been playing intimate live shows in Seattle for years, but since being a finalist on TV’s The X Factor last fall, he’s landed a gig at The Moore for a special New Year’s Eve concert. Expect soulful covers, chilled-out rock and LeRoy’s signature sultry, soft whisper.
12/31, 8pm. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave.; 877-784-4849; stgpresents.org
Chances are, if they're open on New Year's Eve, they're trying to lure you in with promises of bubbly and revelry and invocations of Prince songs which shall not be named. It's a little overwhelming trying to filter through the barrage sent out over the last week, so I've tried to boil it down to a roundup of best bets, depending on where your priorities lie, with a few equally-worthy back-up options in case you can't get that reservation.
If you want to remember the food:
Scanning various Pinterest boards this morning, I was annoyed at the copious pins depicting half-dressed fit ladies showing off washboard abs, not to mention a grip of recipes explaining how to puree my favorite vegetables into healthy juices.
Um, excuse me.
There are 5 more days left in 2011; and I won't be celebrating my surviving another recession year (not to mention other notable milestones) by doing sit-ups.
You’ve got to give to get into the holidays. So for every gift you unwrap this season (or have already unwrapped—cheaters!), try to find a small way to give back...or give forward.
Here’s just a few ideas to help get you started (some of them don't cost a thing):
ONE WARM COAT
As a kid, you tend to overlook stocking stuffers in favor of those big wrapped presents lurking under the tree, but as an adult, a new discovery awaits: The smallest gifts in stature can often pack the biggest punch (jewelry, tickets to a ballgame, cufflinks). I’m declaring the following list as proof to my point- they may be small, but they are mighty:
Since my toes are still thawing out from my walk to the office this morning, I think it’s safe to state, “Baby it’s cold outside.” And since it is that glorious time of year to snuggle up by the fire and get warm and cozy with a book, I’m devoting today’s gift lineup to all things soft and cuddly.