I had heard rumors about surfing in Washington. I thought that surely it was only the crazy, hard-core Pacific Northwesterners out in the freezing rain and rough ocean. So when I found myself organizing a surf camp last summer, I was a little nervous about my first surfing experience being at Westport. But once we arrived in the charming fishing village, my attitude started to change.
(Ginger gets a bath)Impress everyone at the dinner table with these savory sweet salmon morsels. The reduced orange, honey and tamari glaze and the cool yogurt dip will help Jane regain a smile after what she's just seen. For printable recipe, click here.
Recently I profiled a couple of new local food tours that have popped up this season. Being that I don't get to take many vacations, I'm a pretty rabid fan of these when they're in my hometown. Most of the time I run around Seattle acting like a huge know-it-all; changing my perspective for an afternoon and treating the city I grew up in as an unfamiliar place is a remarkably refreshing way to feel like you've actually been on vacation, if only for a couple of hours.
Fourth of July is celebrated in Seattle as the day that heralds the return of summer weather to the Pacific Northwest. The temperature rises, flags wave and Miss Mary Mack’s elephants finally return from their jump over the fence.If your family’s endurance is high and you don’t mind crowds, the all-day Family Fourth festival at Gas Works Park is the big show in town, and was saved this year at the last minute by donations from local businesses and citizens.
With stints at Canlis, Restaurant Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon at the MGM (both in Las Vegas) on his resume, pastry chef Neil Robertson is arguably Seattle's brightest pastry star. He's spent the last two years at Mistral Kitchen
Full-glory morning sunshine this morning as I drove along the top of the Viaduct, pondering Seattle's love/hate of the thing. Sure, those views of the bay—ferries, the Olympics, the works—make going to work almost a pleasure. But also, the thing might one day kill me, one way or another.
Last month, I invited the personalities featured in our story on Seattle's social learning boom (see link below) over to the office for coffee. Here's an outtake from the conversation:
Find out more about how and why we're so intrigued by these personalities (and their projects) in the June 2011 issue of Seattle mag.
It’s almost painful to be indoors on a summer day in Seattle, even for a yoga class. Taking your practice outside allows you to breath fresh air, connect with nature, and literally salute the sun. An outdoor class has a different dynamic than an indoor class and it’s important to know the necessary etiquette so everyone can enjoy the experience. Here are my top 10 outdoor yoga etiquette rules:
1. Be on time and be prepared to start on time.
Whether you need to plan your commute or a fun Sunday afternoon ride, the Seattle Bicycling Guide Map contains all the information you'd need to bike your way through traffic. From updated maps and new information about green bike lanes, bike boxes, and newly signed routes, the 2011 edition reflects some of the major changes made in Seattle's bicycling networks the past year. If you were wondering whether the new farmers market has bike racks available or your favorite route has buffered lanes, you're in luck: Now you can find all that information in one place.
It's not often that we encounter high-tech and high-fashion in the same square footage, but this weekend we'll get the chance to see if it results in a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup style success. Sisters Mai and Tri Hoang, founders of the Happy Go Techy Expo, wanted to create an exhibition showcasing unique tech accessories, apparel, creative mobile apps, and other arty vendors in a cool, casual way.
In this month’s Styled, Kate Calamusa dissects Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Postlewaite’s off-beat personal style. Here are a few theatrical outtakes from Postlewaite’s shoot with Seattle mag photo editor Hayley Young.
It all started back in March, when my husband and I, regretting our lazy lack of planning (and therefore with no sunshine-filled vacation in sight), felt desperate to get away. So we booked a long weekend with our kids on Orcas Island. Of course it wasn't sunny that weekend, but we did manage to hire a local babysitter so that we could have dinner--just us two--at Allium.
I'm not calling these “foodie” events because I don't think you need to know the difference between celery and celeriac to enjoy most of them: just an enthusiasm for great cooking and eating, and in a couple of cases, helping out the local community. There is so much gastronomic action on the horizon, just thinking about it is already putting me in a food coma.
Polynesian Patio Party at Ponti Seafood Grill Sunday, June 26, 1-4 p.m.
Must LaughEntertainment for PeopleFriday (6/24) - “Entertainment for People,” the hilarious and oh-so Pacific Northwest variety show is back, offering up bite-sized music and comedy performances from Portlanders and Seattleites including Jose Bold of AWESOME. This Friday, head to the ID, grab a drink, sit down and prepare to laugh. 8 p.m. The Theater Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S.