It’s that time of year when our lives are flooded with charity requests. There are walks, runs, drives, dinners – the list is endless. And we’ve had a tough enough year on our own, thank you very much. So how do we decide where to spend our time, money and energy?
Here’s what I’m doing: Walking for Ally Warnke. Ally, 10, loves cheerleading and golf. She’s the daughter of one of my co-workers and everyone who meets her falls instantly in love. I never would have guessed she has a heart disease.
I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, bouncing around the house, yelling, “It’s here! It’s here!”
But instead of a jolly red-suited man bringing me toys, The Bellevue Collection has given me a big, giant fashion-forward present wrapped in shiny design gazing and glitzy documentary watching: Bellevue Fashion Week.
Last Tuesday, Art restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel downtown hosted its second Counter Uncorked event, an evening designed to showcase the kitchen’s talent. For two hours, food writers and bloggers sipped wine, mingled, and helped themselves to the generous spread.
Time for the first-ever edition of Seattle mag's Fashion & Style Friday, our weekly shoutout to local (and sometimes not-so local) designers, shops, cool new products, hot looks and everything in between.
When I raised my hand at Seattle magazine’s weekly pitch meeting and volunteered to write what I thought would be a 200-word blurb covering the new opening of David Barton’s gym at the Bravern, I learned a valuable lesson. Never volunteer. Over the course of the last week, my assignment has morphed from that 200-word blurb to a three-month-long membership with personal training 3 to 4 times a week, and a targeted nutrition plan that I have *promised* to follow. (If you’re going to read this blog, I should warn you—I will probably whine about this.
Our top to-dos for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25SketchfestcomedyMake your way to the Theatre Off Jackson for a laugh-your-pants-off evening of international, national and local comedy
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
All across the Northwest many of us are wondering if this might indeed be the final weekend of sunny warm weather for 2009, and if so, how to make the most of it. Well here are a few ideas:
Rent a lodge room at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, just 80 miles east of Seattle, and indulge in a little fly fishing, hiking, or bicycling. Bring the family along for fun in the indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and water slides.
I first became interested in food photography when I started taking photos for my personal blog, www.thecookbookchronicles.com This summer, I interned with Lara Ferroni, a renowned food photographer who lives here in Seattle.
It’s a pleasure to be writing for Scoop, and I hope to keep readers up-to-date on what’s new and different in the great outdoors and the environment, both in town and beyond. To that end, this coming weekend, on Sunday evening 9/20 from 5-8 pm, is the 10th anniversary party for local non-profit Stewardship Partners.
Living in Seattle, it's hard to ignore the natural resources that are literally in our backyard. To help you make the most of your precious time outside, Seattle mag contributor, Roddy Scheer is taking the reigns covering the outdoors for the scoop blog beginning this month. A travel and nature enthusiast, writer and photographer, Scheer's insights will be a great resource for those of you who are hungry for outdoorsy news and ideas.
Glassybaby, the wildly-popular candle votives created by Seattleite Lee Rhodes, is opening their first retail location on the Eastside, setting up shop in the former Sophisticated Swine's space on Main St.
Looking to catch those up-and-coming-chefs on a night outside of the restaurant? Check out New Guard, a new underground dinner club that combines a love for good food, art, and music. Monthly dinners feature chefs from Springhill, Cantinetta, and The Corson Building cooking up casual, family-style meals. Art pieces curated from new, local artists are featured, and the evening ends with live music from a rotating list of talented bands. Want a seat at the table? Visit their website at HopeGrocery.com to get on their mailing list.
It's not surprising that our staff loves our local nabes. But which ones are our personal favorites, you ask? Don't even get us started. From waterfront views to downtown shopping, here are a few reasons we love our hoods:
Kirkland: “Living in Kirkland feels like you’re on vacation. I love the downtown for shopping, eating and walking. And I love anywhere I can see water and be near water.” —Sheila Mickool, Seattle magazine research editor
Well, I just wrote a really long, really thoughtful, really excited post about Yellow Terror, the new Roger Shimomura exhibit at Wing Luke, and then suddenly the blog demons devoured it. Perhaps those of you who have experienced this sort of technical difficulty can relate to the particular rage it tends to incite. But instead of rending my garments, I'm just going to say go see the exhibit. It's amazing. Then go upstairs and see Parallel Lines, a show of 8 contemporary Asian American artists. It's amazing too.