The Super Bowl is just days away, and hopefully your party planning is in full swing. Here’s the thing though--serving up the same old drinks is no way to celebrate and show your passion for the best team in all of football (a position that will certainly be confirmed by the end of the game). The Seahawks are awesome, and deserve to have awesome drinks consumed when cheers-ing them. So don’t resort to artificially blue-colored, bad-tasting messes. Try one of the below instead, that way, everyone comes out a winner.
As Seattle's Super Bowl mania goes into hyper-drive, we're all looking for ways to show off our Hawks' Pride.
Glassybaby has a classy way to signal your allegiance with two new votives wearing that Seahawks' brilliant blue and green. (Better still, a portion of these sales benefit the Seahawks Women's Association.)
Back in November, I was predicting a Seahawks/Bengals Super Bowl matchup. Hey, at least I was right about one team. (Dare to dream, Cincinnati fans.) So come Sunday, February 2, I will be donning my ‘Hawks gear and hunkering down to watch what will surely be a great battle.
However, I’m still not sure about where to watch it. Do I go out amidst the legions of hyper fellow fans and trust that sportsmanlike conduct will be followed to the letter? Or do I enjoy the Manning versus Wilson spectacle from the comforts of my sofa? Conundrum.
DOWNTOWNThe annual Pike Chocofest at The Pike Brewing Company is the perfect excuse to begin indulging before the big day. Beer and chocolate are the main attraction, but with 80 vendors at hand, you and your beau may have to divide and conquer to sample all the sweet and savory treats. Sunday 2/9, 6-9 p.m., Pike Pub & Pike Brewery, Prices vary; Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com
It's official, Zara, at Westlake Center, is set to open on Thursday, February 13 as an early Valentine's Day gift to the city's fashion obsessed. All that's left is to scour their website for hints of what might be in store for us all in just a very few weeks. Here are a few of my fave's (including that great coat above. Doesn't that kelly green look so nice and spring-like?)
If you want to take your general remodel noodling to the next level, head to the Seattle Design Center's grand opening of the Neil Kelly showroom (Georgetown, 5959 Corson Ave. S, Suite B; 206.343.2822; neilkelly.com) this Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The news is out already, Sarah Jessica Parker is launching her shoe, handbag and single trench coat line exclusively at Nordstrom and nordstrom.com on February 28—it’s been all over the national fashion press. Which is very exciting news for fans of the Sex and the City actress who can do no wrong in many of our eyes when it comes to her sartorial choices.
Temper jewelry is another in a growing list of fair trade, philanthropic partnerships producing extremely hip designs (see Uxibal and Thread & Loom). The brand, debuting on February 3, is designed in Seattle, but made by artisans in Cambodia out of recycled bombshells, bullet casings and precious metals like 18k gold and platinum.
If you’ve driven by or ambled past Westlake Center recently, you’ve probably noticed a huge shipping container kitted out for SODO Apparel, new men’s fitness clothing company. (Unless you’ve been distracted by the new Zara’s progress, there’s been some movement on that front—stay tuned for a big announcement SOON!!)
A few stragglers in the sale department, but they’re good ones.
Stop the presses, this is a noteworthy sale: Essenza is offering 30 to 50 percent off of select jewelry from Meliisa Joy Manning, Margaret Solow and Mizuki and more. Not sure I’ve ever heard of Essenza having a sale on their fine jewelry. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to stock up on the subtle, but chic pieces Essenza is known for.
Must MarvelChildren’s Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum(1/23 to 2/2, times vary) — A popular event for film-o-philes of all ages, the ninth installment of Children’s Film Festival Seattle boasts its biggest program yet. This year’s event features more than 130 films from 32 countries—including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Morocco, Indonesia and Iran—which means kids in attendance will gain instant film cred.
Butch Blum, Downtown’s stalwart fashion presence, is moving after nearly 40 years on Fifth Ave—but not far.
On March 1, find this pioneering and iconic Seattle shop in the Two Union Square building (1332 Sixth Ave.), just one block away from their current digs, and right across from the Washington Athletic Club.
Until then, swing by for one last shopping hurrah in the old space and shop their winter sale.
Our local distilleries are always working to deliver a variety of tasty new products--even over the holidays, it seems, as we already have a bunch of fresh bottles to talk about, and the year is young. While it can be hard to keep up with all the Washington-made spirits and liqueurs, this is a delicious problem to have. So remember: drink local, perhaps starting with one of the below.
It takes a lot to get me excited about eyewear or eyewear stores. I’ve had the same pair of spare glasses since the late 90s and while I admire cool glasses on other people, I always figure that people shop for them when they get their eyes checked at the eye doctors.
Well, that’s not necessarily so, now that See Eyewear is open on Fifth Ave. in the old Betsey Johnson space.