Scoop Blog Archive / December 2011

Where to Go for a Memorable New Year's Eve

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Cody Bay

Chances are, if they're open on New Year's Eve, they're trying to lure you in with promises of bubbly and revelry and invocations of Prince songs which shall not be named. It's a little overwhelming trying to filter through the barrage sent out over the last week, so I've tried to boil it down to a roundup of best bets, depending on where your priorities lie, with a few equally-worthy back-up options in case you can't get that reservation.

If you want to remember the food:

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It's Not the New Year Yet! Enjoy 5 More Days of Sweet Abandon

Scanning various Pinterest boards this morning, I was annoyed at the copious pins depicting half-dressed fit ladies showing off washboard abs, not to mention a grip of recipes explaining how to puree my favorite vegetables into healthy juices.

Um, excuse me.

There are 5 more days left in 2011; and I won't be celebrating my surviving another recession year (not to mention other notable milestones) by doing sit-ups. Read more »

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Five Ways to Give Back

You’ve got to give to get into the holidays. So for every gift you unwrap this season (or have already unwrappedcheaters!), try to find a small way to give back...or give forward.

Here’s just a few ideas to help get you started (some of them don't cost a thing):

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 12: Stocking Stuffers

As a kid, you tend to overlook stocking stuffers in favor of those big wrapped presents lurking under the tree, but as an adult, a new discovery awaits: The smallest gifts in stature can often pack the biggest punch (jewelry, tickets to a ballgame, cufflinks). I’m declaring the following list as proof to my point- they may be small, but they are mighty: Read more »

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 11: Oh-So-Seattle Presents

You didn’t think we’d go through twelve whole days of gift guides without one devoted to our fair city, did you? Strap in for the second-to-last (and last second) guide to gifts that scream Seattle: Read more »

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