Scoop Blog Archive / July 2011

Fashion + Style Friday: Three locally-made accessories to jazz up summer style


There were a lot of jewelry pieces, handbags and shoes hanging around the office this week (check out the September issue to find out why!) and if you want to assemble a gaggle of girls lightning quick, just start throwing those things out on a table. The appeal of the accessory is simple: they can instantly change an outfit without putting a huge dent in your budget. Now that summer is upon us, here are three favorite accessories for the season—simply throw on jeans, a tank and one of these locally-made babies and you’re ready to go:

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Ballard's 'Missing Link' of Burke-Gillman Trail Gets a Green Light

The Burke-Gilman Trail passes through Fremont...coming soon to Shilshole?

Bike enthusiasts are celebrating a victory today: a decision by a Seattle hearing examiner that the city can go ahead with construction on the so-called "missing link" of the Burke-Gilman Trail—a 1.5-mile stretch that runs along Shilshole Avenue between 11th Ave. NW and the Ballard Locks. Read more »


Ba Bar Opens Today on Capitol Hill

Cody Bay
Ba Bar
Ba Bar: Don't you dare hype those noodles.

Eric Banh doesn't want anyone making a big deal out of Ba Bar. “I don't want the hype,” he said last night at a soft opening preview. “This is street food done simple.” Read more »

Five Can't-miss Events for the Week of July 7-13

Seattle native and sculptor David Herbert brings "art-ificial" intelligence to the Henry

Must Taste
$2 Food Walk
Saturday (7/9) -
Just when we needed a new excuse to explore the International District’s affordable and satisfying dining scene, local restaurants bring us a $2 Food Walk, part of the ID’s Dragon Fest, a two day festival (7/9 & 7/10) featuring more than 30 cultural performances including Chinese lion and dragon dances. With 85 restaurants participating in this year’s food walk, you’d be wise to stock up on small bills. Read more »

A Beginner's Guide: Surfing Pacific Northwest Style

Kelly Singer
Washingtonians surf year round at Westport, but summer is the most popular time to visit. Weekends get crowded, so head out early, or opt for a weekday if you can.

I had heard rumors about surfing in Washington.  I thought that surely it was only the crazy, hard-core Pacific Northwesterners out in the freezing rain and rough ocean.  So when I found myself organizing a surf camp last summer, I was a little nervous about my first surfing experience being at Westport.   But once we arrived in the charming fishing village, my attitude started to change.

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