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Friday, 12/13/2013 7:06 PM
Local outdoor outfitter brand Filson has collaborated with the newly spiffed-up Shinola (once a shoe polish company, now a watch and bike maker out of Detroit), on a limited-edition Bixby bicycle, $2,300, complete with American-made frame, bamboo fenders and custom-designed Filson panniers, $320. Perfect for the cyclist who thought they had everything.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 10:26 PM
Must SeeStroll Down Bellevue Square’s Snowflake Lane(Through 12/31, 7 p.m.) — ‘Tis the season at Bellevue Square’s ever-popular Snowflake Lane, where live toy soldiers march to festive music, a dazzling light show brightens the dark sky and snowflakes fall nightly.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 9:42 PM
Fatto a Mano (Italian for “made by hand”) is a stellar holiday gift show marking its 10th year in 2013 and features a gorgeous cadre of work by some of the city’s most talented jewelers and artists.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 8:17 PM
For the holidays, local skincare maven Kari Gran, is offering a four-pack of her popular lip whips in a cute jute cosmetic bag at a screaming deal ($40, regularly $70). A perfect gift for the person in your life who can never find their lip stuff when they need it most.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 7:18 PM
RainGlobes: tip them over and watch it drizzle.  
Thursday, 12/12/2013 6:26 PM
You’ll be downtown shopping anyway in the next few weeks, why not schedule in a little “me time” at the spa to ease any holiday stress? Elaia is offering 12 deals for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Thursday, December 12: The perfect stocking stuffer!Schedule a 60-minute or greater spa treatment and receive a $20 Gift Card Friday, December 13: Wrapped too many gifts?$30 Elaia Winter Manicure (reg. $45) Saturday, December 14: Give to receive!
Thursday, 12/12/2013 6:21 PM
Tacky sweaters are the reason for the season. When else do you have sartorial sanction to pull out your ugliest, gaudiest, green and reddest, most fabulous ugly holiday sweater? We know you wear them because we see you doing it all over Facebook and Instagram, there's no denying it. So send those pics of your festive self before Thursday, December 19 for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Value Village. You can email pics to me at ali.brownrigg@tigeroak.com, or submit them via Twitter or Instagram with the tag @seattlemag.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 5:30 PM
It’s that time of year again, when every type of pundit (good and bad) puts together his or her end-of-the-year picks. But this year (see last year’s People Have Spoken post if you missed it), I wanted to get some end-of-year cocktail, bar and spirit favs from those who don’t write about the stuff for a living, but just enjoy it. Thanks to the following five tipplers for weighing in with their spirit-minded thoughts on new and old bar and drink favorites around Seattle.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 1:36 AM
Porchlight Coffee and Records owner Zack Bolotin has a new project, an online store called Close By, that you should know about. Bolotin lauched Close By over the summer, as a love story to his home state of Washington, filling it with “items that are well made, good looking and that I would want in my home (or on my back and on my head),” he explains.
Thursday, 12/12/2013 12:36 AM
Three things: Christmas is less than two weeks away. (How did that happen?). The US Post Office needs your support. (Buy stamps.) And New Year’s cards are a lovely option if Christmas isn’t your jam. Following is a very brief selection of the cool cards from Pacific Northwest designers for your holiday communication needs.
Wednesday, 12/11/2013 10:57 PM
I have a very chic friend who wears her Melinda Maria Goddess of Love necklace everyday, layering it with her other posh pieces and looking amazing like it’s no big thing at all. Granted she has great taste and a keen eye, but I really think that it’s her Melinda Maria necklace that grounds her fantastic look.
Tuesday, 12/10/2013 9:25 PM
The hype is all about the food at Aragona, the newest endeavor by Spinasse and Artusi’s Jason Stratton and chef de cuisine Carrie Mashaney (who is currently kicking butt on Top Chef New Orleans) but I stopped in yesterday, during the calm before the opening night storm and got a sneak peek at the décor, which is off-the-hook cool and totally fresh.
Monday, 12/09/2013 6:44 PM
After a few soft-opening dinners over the weekend, Spinasse and Artusi owner, Jason Stratton, is finally ready to launch Aragona. She opens to the public tonight at 5pm for dinner, with lunch service following in the coming weeks. Chef (and Top Chef contestant) Carrie Mashaney is helming the kitchen.
Monday, 12/09/2013 5:45 PM
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Friday, 12/06/2013 7:31 PM
If your preschooler is anything like mine, he’s in constant motion, loves anything that keeps him that way and is raring to get on some wheels and go for it. This summer we discovered the Mini Micro scooter from Kickboard USA, perfect for kiddos ages 3-5, easy to dismantle, transport and carry for the inevitable “I’m too tired” whine after getting halfway to the park.
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