Last June 12, the City of Seattle declared June 12 Filson Day to commemorate the day the 100+ year-old Seattle company opened the doors to its brand new Seattle factory and world headquarters on First Ave. S in SoDo.
West Elm is a great supporter of local artisans in the cities where they have stores and the same is true for the Seattle store. On Friday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., the South Lake Union location will be celebrating a fresh crop of designers and artists with the debut of West Elm Local, a permanent spot in the shop dedicated to homegrown inspiration.
Just like her Capitol Hill counterpart John Sundstrom, Ericka Burke is re-emerging with three new projects this year. And also like Sundstrom, it’s all happening nearly a decade after opening her first Seattle restaurant, Volunteer Park Café.
It’s a fantastic weekend for sips and fun! First up, this Saturday, June 14, I’m hosting an art and cocktail party from 4 to 7 p.m. at the wonderful Zinc Art + Interiors in Edmonds (102 3rd Ave South) and you’re invited. I’ll be serving samples of two drinks from my book Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz: the award-winning Persephone’s Elixiar and the classic Lucien Gaudin.
New York-based Chilean designer Maria Cornejo will be making her first visit to the Seattle Barneys on Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Known for her fluid, flattering, yet forgiving designs, Cornejo often uses her own iPhone photos as inspiration for her prints that she drapes, pleats and pins in innovative shapes that both follows the shape of a woman's form and offers room for those curves to breathe.
With 32,000 Seattle Sounders season ticket holders and countless other soccer fans in the city, 2014 FIFA World Cup promises to generate some serious revenue for lucky (or just smart?) local sports bars and brew pubs. All it takes is a big screen or seven…and a whole lotta cold hops. From June 12 to July 13, 32 soccer teams will play 64 World Cup games—which, at roughly three games per day, means a huge opportunity for Seattleites to do what we love best: drink beer and cheer on our favorite teams.
Dad’s come in all shapes, sizes and guises, but almost none of them want a tie, unless it’s a really cool bowtie from here, here or here. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things we’ve seen about town for your dad, whatever he’s into.
For the grill master:
Tom Douglas is planning to open a cantina/taqueria this fall because, why not?
Tentatively called The Lone Stranger, it'll be located near the pod that houses all of his other restaurants in Belltown (Lola, Palace Kitchen, Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, Tanakasan) in The Martin building on Fifth and Lenora.
I sat down with Douglas to learn more about this new concept he’s launching.
Here are 10 things to know:
Must HearSeattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution, Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot and PickwickFriday (6/6, 8 p.m.) — One of the many cool things about the Seattle Symphony’s groundbreaking Sonic Evolution program, according to maestro Ludovic Morlot, is that it brings people to Benaroya Hall who’ve never been there before. People such as Sir Mix-A-Lot and the members of Seattle indie rock band Pickwick, who will perform alongside the orchestra on Friday night.
Calling all cider lovers, Northwest-made beverage lovers, the cider-curious and really anyone looking for a fantastic event: it’s time for you to be a part of history. The first-ever Pacific Northwest Cider Awards & Festival (PNWCA) is happening this week, from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, at The Woods tasting room, down in SoDo at 4700 Ohio South. But what is the PNWCA?
One of the restaurants I review for the June issue is Brimmer & Heeltap. I’ve known proprietress Jen Doak for years, back when she managed The Tasting Room in Post Alley. It’s been fun to watch her career grow.
Emerging Pacific Northwest designers have a place to shine on June 14 at Studio 18 Artist Collective at 3600 East Marginal Way South, during Heat of the Night, Sodo Fashion Show + Market. I love their lineup, which includes many of the most exciting talent from the region.