West Seattle’s Click! Design That Fits, a lifestyle and gift store carefully curated by husband and wife team Frances and John Smersh, carries a wide variety of interesting, beautiful and functional things, including the work of Canadian artist Karen Konzuk, whose newest collection of gold and concrete jewelry is creating quite a stir.
Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? We all wish we could move right into their dreamy stores and have their lovely, eclectic inventory all to ourselves. Imagine if their clothing section was your closet. My heart flutters at the thought.
Tacomans! You’re loving life right now. Lush, that emporium of body care goodness is opening up in your mall. Very soon!
In early May, you’ll be able to shop their ethically formulated and 100 percent vegetarian soaps, hair care, bath bombs, scrubs, creams and cosmetics on level one between Macy’s and Nordstrom in the brand’s fourth Washington state location.
You owe it to yourself to sip a good margarita on the fifth of May – one that highlights the tequila base but has the requisite tang and sweet. Herewith: three slightly different twists on how to concoct the perfect marg. Pick your fave (or opt for all three) and start sipping.
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, but as a middle-aged woman, I’ll channel my inner “geriatric starlet” (to steal her phrase) and wear sunglasses by the inimitable Iris Apfel, the 92 year-old interior decorator and fashion icon instantly recognizable by her big, round black framed glasses and layers of amazing jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art feted Apfel in 2005 during an exhibit named Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, with a focus on her personal possessions and personal flair.
The first weekend in May is traditionally a time to get your beans and beets in the ground, but it’s also when Seattle Tilth throws their huge Edible Plant Sale in Meridian Park behind the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. This year the sale is on May 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an early bird sale on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m..
Enjoy your Mother’s Day a little early and head to this fun fabric flower making demo at West Seattle’s Clementine Shoes on Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 4 with local milliner Izzie Lewis. In addition to a fun frill to take home, Clementine will be offering special deals and $20 in Clementine Cash for attendees to spend in the store throughout May, that can be claimed at the store’s Facebook page.
One store was not enough to contain the amazing talent of cousins Dustin Nelson and Erica Sheehan, whose original Madrona shop, Hitchcock Madrona, is the stuff of jewelry lovers' dreams. Their newest project, Davenport, also on 34th Ave.
Brunch has become the go-to way to pamper Mom on Mother’s Day, and why not? Nothing says I love you quite like a big platter of eggs bennies and potatoes fried golden with a mimosa on the side. Thanks for all you do Mom!
I have been on many tasting panels, but there's nothing quite like the full-sensory thrill of being a judge for the Oyster Wine competition, the search for the most oyster-complementary wines. It might be the ultimate food-wine pairing.
Road trippin’ down to Portland is always such a pleasure and a wee bit of pain. Because as much as I adore SEA, the nifty Rose City almost always brings on pangs of Portland envy. On this overnighter, the jealousy was mostly about the Umläut.
You’ve probably been reading poems out loud to friends and loved ones (and potential loved ones) all this month, in celebration of National Poetry Month, and have worked up a powerful thirst. To quench the thirst and continue the poetry, here are four poetic cocktails, each matched up with a few lines from a poet in my 2010 collection: In Their Cups: An Anthology of Poems About Drinking Places, Drinks, and Drinkers.