Nestled right next door to Anchovies and Olives, and just a stone’s throw from Healeo, we've received word that gardening specialty store, Envy, has moved to a new eye-catching Capitol Hill location. Twice the size of its old Union street location, they are now carrying a wider inventory of plants and pots, and some new accessories including outdoor lawn games, specialty gardening tools, and environmentally-friendly patio furniture.
1546 15th Ave.; 206.588.2498; www.envygrows.com
- Posted by Jacquie Perez
It’s time to play the music,It’s time to light the lights,It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!
When I was a kid, The Muppet Show aired at 7 p.m. Legend has it that when I heard the opening music, I would start running around the house cheering and flailing my arms in excitement. Okay, I’ll confess, not much has changed. I did the same thing last year when A Muppets Christmas aired on T.V. What can I say? The Muppets make me very, very happy.
Sub Pop has pledged to donate $10,000 to the financially struggling independent film hub, Northwest Film Forum. The donation is a coup for NWFF which reported last month that it must raise $75,000 by Aug. 1 to help off set a 30 percent funding gap.
From the Aug. 5 NWFF blog post by Susie:
In the chart on page 96 of the August issue of Seattle magazine, Seattle neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs are ranked separately. However, if we rank all 110 neighborhoods together using this year's criteria--affordability, return on investment, good schools, parks, crime rates and commute--what happens? Turns out, the 'burbs come out on top. In fact, Queen Anne, the top Seattle neighborhood, doesn't even make the combined Top 10--it places 35th, pulled down primarily by affordability and park acreage.
While other arts groups—ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle rep to name a few—are busy exercising their creative muscles to help stay afloat (read more about creative cost-saving measures by local arts groups in our Fall Arts preview out in September), one group, Northwest Film Forum recently made a much more candid request for donations.
"In their modest one-bedroom New York apartment, unassuming couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly amassed one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of minimalist and conceptual art." So begins the PR for Herb & Dorothy, a documentary playing at the Northwest Film Forum through Sunday. The film has received wildly positive reviews, in large part because this normal, not wealthy couple exemplifies the much-ballyhooed (but rarely put into practice) idea that art is for everyone—not just rich people and scholars.
On Wednesday morning, I sat down with chef William Belickis (of Belltown’s Mistral, which closed March of 2008) in a 5,000-square-foot concrete space at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Westlake in South Lake Union that, in the span of four months will inevitably be one of the most expensive restaurant openings of the year.
Dude, looking for some inspiration for your next mancation? Seattle mag contributor, Nick Horton, helps you get a head start on your next manly getaway; check out these six vacations straight from the movies:
1. City Slickers (1991) – Can you get any more manly than Jack Palance? Can you get any less manly than Billy Crystal?
In a city bursting with one-of-kind coffee shops, stopping by a cookie-cutter Starbucks location can feel like a caffeinated sin. Starbucks hopes to change all of that with a new neighborhood cafe concept launching tomorrow.
The July 23 through 26 preview performances of Catch Me If You Can have been cancelled, but the show will go on. The folks at The 5th Avenue Theatre will offer two additional performances of the show next week on Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29.
I just took my second spin around Ouch My Eye's excellent Ctrl Alt Design show, curated by JOIN: Design Seattle, and found myself still covetous of all the clever and lovely (and useful!) items exhibited. Observe:
Doorknobs made out of hockey pucks (they feel so great in your hand!).