The Bellevue Collection always, always does such a stellar job with their fashion shows and there’s one coming up for you to enjoy. Style Blooms is Bellevue Square’s ode to spring style, happening this year on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. in Center Court.
Given Capitol Hill denizen’s predilection for thrifting and vintage, the placement of Goodwill’s 24th store smack dab in the heart of this thriving nabe, in the old Half Price Books (up behind Glo’s) is a match made in heaven. The new store is 15,000 square feet of donated goods with a lot of life left to give and employs 40 people, which is what Goodwill is all about.
After five years in the West Edge, the ever-amazing Jack Straw moved to the Terminal Sales building across from Pike Place Market on First Ave this spring, next to Baby & Company in the space previously inhabited by Peter Miller Books.
Some sweet and sour news pertaining to desserts here in Seattle.
First the sour: Sugar Mt. Bake Shop is no longer in the plans to be part of Kurt Dammeier’s smoked meats emporium, Max’s, slated to open in South Lake Union early next year. Dammeier needs the space for extra seating, so the bakeshop will have to find another home (SLU is the goal!). Also, nobody wants cakes that taste like a bonfire, am I right?
In our January 2013 issue, contributing writer and professional forager Langdon Cook wrote an in-depth article on the development of North America’s largest open-pit mine, which is proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed.
Must SeeSeattle Playwright's New World-Premiere Mixes Sex and Politics(4/3 to 4/27, times vary) — In her new, world-premiere play, Tails of Wasps, Stephanie Timm addresses the age-old story of a politician brought down by a sexual scandal. Directed by New Century Theatre Company’s (NCTC) Darragh Kennan, the play explores the human tendency to get stung.
While I’m a big believer in being poetic and reading poems all year long (usually with a drink in one hand), April is National Poetry Month, so now more than ever you should be delving into poems. I know it’s hard for some people to get started--which poem should I choose today?--so I have a couple of suggestions. Also, since poems traditionally pair well with a good cocktail, and since reading poems in bars is one of my favorite things, I’m matching up my poem suggestions with specific bars and specific drinks in those bars.
Give your fresh-cut blooms a stylish showcase this spring and summer with a new vase, or two, from NuBe Green (Capitol Hill, 1527 10th Ave.; 206.402.4515).
The shop now stocks Material Good's latest line: the Pod ($26), shown above, and the Pebble ($14), below, in a range of compelling hues, Blackboard to Beekeeper.
King 5 posted this extremely helpful roundup today of local organizations that are accepting donations of all kinds--monetary, clothing, gas cards, food, etc.--for the people in Oso, Wash., who were affected by the mudslide.
The guys behind Bastille and Von Trapp’s (and Stoneburner and Poquitos) have gotten behind a new vendor management tool called Tate’s List. As boring as they may sound to non-industry goers, it’s actually a pretty brilliant idea.