Chances are many of your favorite boutiques are launching their inventory reduction sales—after Christmas and early January are the traditional time to do that, but check back on this blog occasionally as I’ll be updating it with the ones that land in my inbox.
Here's to 2013: It was a wild year, full of amazing new restaurants, new bars and crazy new cocktails (hello, shrubs!). So what better way to bid it adieu than with a trip down our collective food and drink memory lane.
Starting tomorrow, December 24, the editors at Seattle magazine will be taking some well-deserved time off to be with family and friends and enjoy the holiday. (We hope you're doing the same.) As such, Seattlemag.com will be taking a slight breather from regular blog and article posts. However, dear reader, that does not mean we're leaving you high and dry. With New Year's Eve nipping at our heels, we've lined up a slew of fancy parties and dinners around Seattle here.
Seattle promises New Year’s Eve celebrations aplenty, everything from classy multi-coursed feasts to fireworks to sparkling parties brimming with bubbly and live music. Slip on your finest party shoes, grab a noise-maker and prep the vocal chords for a little “Auld Lang Syne,” then opt for one of these festive neighborhood NYE events.
MUST GLUGSun Liquor’s Exquisite Eggnog (Plus a Recipe to Make Your Own)Sneak out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (starting at 7 p.m.) to sip the delicious made-from-scratch eggnog at Capitol Hill’s Sun Liquor. Or make your own with this surefire recipe.
With the holiday season in full swing, perhaps you haven’t yet had time to pick up all your end-of-year gifts (which is a nicer way to look at it rather than you’ve just forgotten or run out of time). But, fear not: If you have a cocktail or spirit aficionado on your list, the following gift ideas are sure to be a hit. And don’t forget that it’s never a bad idea to get a few goodies for yourself, too.
Seattle will host its first NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship at Key Arena on Thursday, December 19 and Saturday, December 21. Our very own No. 3-seeded University of Washington (30-2) women’s volleyball team is taking on the No. 2-seeded Penn State (32-2) in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Swedish heritage brand, Fjällräven, is opening their first West Coast store in downtown Seattle Thursday, December 19. Located at 1113 First Avenue, next to Jack Straw and A Mano, Fjällräven has been known for their colorful and high-quality outdoor gear and accessories since it launched in 1960.
It seems a bit fuddy-duddy to say "hostess gift," but many of us will be attending holiday parties in the coming weeks and no one wants to show up empty handed. So here, a few delicious food (and drink) ideas for what to bring. They'll appreciate more than just the thought.
Seattle Sweets & Co. caramels available at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. I prefer the plain, salted version, but you can purchase an assortment with all sorts of intriguing flavors (black pepper grapefruit!).
The weekend of December 21 and 22 is crucial in your efforts to wrap up your holiday shopping in peace, sans the panic that sets in as the big day closes in. Luckily Love City Love, a Cap Hill event space at 501 E Pike St. run by photographer, artist and skateboarder Lucien Pellegrin, is hosting an extended weekend of shopping called Closed Circuit Shop for your gift-giving needs.
Two local lifestyle artistes, Watson Kennedy’s Ted Kennedy Watson and Trophy Cupcake and Party’s Jennifer Shea, are teaming up on Tuesday, December 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at WK Fine Home (downtown on First Ave.) for a holiday shopping event.