As any food-obsessed traveler knows, there’s never enough time (or room in your stomach) to eat at every restaurant on your painstakingly researched list. But there’s hope--in the form of food festivals. When most of a city’s best chefs are gathered in one place, your odds of trying everything on your list go way up. If you’re heading to Portland this spring or summer, try timing your trip with one of these five upcoming fests that offer bites and sips from top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers.
Join the team at Essenza in Fremont for their annual Mother's Day Jamie Joseph extravaganza trunk show on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you're a fan of Jamie Joseph's gorgeous hand-faceted and distinctive rings you really haven't lived until you've seen hundreds of them sparkling back at you from their trays. It's really something to behold and makes the already daunting task of picking your favorite even more challenging.
As a kick-off celebration for their 40th anniversary, Butch Blum is pulling out all the style stops on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a celebration of all things 1970s. Enjoy 70s-style cocktails and party games with appetizers from Loulay and a chance to win a $70 Butch Blum gift certificate.
Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.
Got a question, hot tip or need a dining suggestion? Feel free to email me directly.
Must RunGear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day RunSaturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up!
Join the crew at Momo, the International District/Chinatown’s chicest shop, for a spring trunk show and happy hour on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. when they welcome Lu, a clothing line by Jenny Fort and Pearlesque, a collection of diaphanous layering pieces from West Seattle’s Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
We love the rain slickers designed and made in the US by husband and wife team Brittany and Scott Freeman for Freeman Seattle. But up until this moment, with the release of their women’s style, they were only available for guys.
West Seattle’s Alaska Junction is playing host to a popular shopping day on Saturday, April 19 where participating vendors are offering sales tax-free shopping, along with other deals and discounts, to entice shoppers across the bridge.
Concurrently, Clementine Shoes is hosting a trunk show of Gnipoos, a line of chic, locally made leather handbags.
Earth Day is April 22–less than a week away! I certainly hope that you’re celebrating the earth all year long in lots of ways. But it’s nice to do a little extra reveling in honor of the big round ball on which we reside. And in my mind the best way to do that extra celebrating is to have some friends over on Earth Day and have a few cocktails with ingredients that are earth-friendly.
How to impart a little chic sheen in with your decor? Gold accents--everything from fabric to trays to covetable curios--lend polish and panache to any room. We're especially mad for mixing metals (don't shy away from gold even if you've got a hefty silver presence) and pairing the gilded hue with rustic styles (think a rough-hewn wood table topped with a bursting gold sea urchin accent). See all of our editor's picks--plus where to snag them all!--below.
The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint.
The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of April 19: