This week is jam-packed with tasty tasting possibilities, including the first-ever Seattle-centric BREW. It somehow seems fitting that the provocatively titled Wine vs. Whiskey should fall on Friday, covering all the booze bases.
Minnesota-based Hot Mama, a boutique chain dedicated to keeping moms looking cool, opens their first Washington store this Wednesday, November 13 at University Village in the new south section next to Calypso St. Barth and Scotch and Soda and conveniently close to the new parking garage). The first 50 customers that day will receive a $25 gift card and all merchandise is 15 percent off through Sunday.
If you have frequented vitamin, herb or natural food shops in the last 20 or so years, you have likely perused cosmetics from Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe. Launched by Gabriel DeSantino in 1992, those beauty lines have been all natural, vegan and gluten free since before it was cool, providing premier cosmetics for discerning women who care about what they put on their skin.
I cover Carole McClellan often because I really think she’s one of Seattle’s best designers and I totally love her rock and roll style. So, when there’s a chance to share her with my audience, I try to do just that.
Designed locally and made in the USA, Anne Sylvain bags are just about the softest, most supple, luxury handbags I have ever felt. They’re chic, urbane and since they’re made with all types of exotic leathers, totally unique.
Check them out in person (you have to touch them to believe), this Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Hointer at Pacific Place, where all clutches will be discounted 25 percent.
In her continuing support of local talent, Clementine Shoes owner Linda Walsh is featuring the lovely cashmere creations from Paychi Guh on her website as her second featured designer (the first was Mia Fioravanti).
One of my fave local design teams, Grain, is going brick and mortar for a few weeks this November. From now until 11/24 ferry it over to Bainbridge Island and check out their Destination Pop-up in the Charrette storefront (130 Winslow Way E, across from Hitchcock) Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
As I impatiently await the opening of Aragona, the Spanish restaurant from design-obsessed chef and owner Jason Stratton (Artusi, Spinasse), Stratton kindly sent over several pictures he took of the food and the space. Not to mention the westward view (above), which isn't too shabby, either. Here, a peek at what's on the menu, and a taste of how the place will look and feel.
Seattle Magazine’s inaugural BREW Seattle next Thursday in Pioneer Square is going to be an epic suds sip-a-thon, featuring 22 of the top Seattle-based breweries pouring more than 50 of their finest.
But what’s an ultimate tasting event without something to eat?
Local restaurants will offer savory and sweet snacks throughout the event, including a few bites not offered anywhere else.
If you’re into current fashion and watch TV, it’s hard to imagine you’ve never heard of Clinton Kelly, a smart, sassy and totally honest New York-based style expert, perhaps best known as the co-host (with Stacy London) of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and most recently, on ABC’s “The Chew.”
Must Get TicketsTickets Still on Sale for BREW SeattleSnap up your $40 pass to Seattle magazine’s inaugural BREW Seattle, a beer tasting festival on November 14 with oodles of brews on tap. Your ticket earns you six tasting tokens, each one good for a five-ounce pour (in your own special BREW Seattle mini mug).
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