Scoop Blog Archive / April 2012

The Monarch’s Tales: The Luly Yang Couture Ball Gown Guessing Game

You know that ye ol’ contest where you have to guess how many marbles are in the jar? It is always surprisingly difficult (I once guessed 490 for a jar of 200,000 marbles, but math is not my strong suit) and the results can be somewhat astounding. Well, welcome to our fashion version! The question: How many hours will go into creating one couture ball gown for Luly Yang’s upcoming April 27th “A Monarch’s Tale” couture show? Read more »


The Must List, featuring the Compost Cupcake, Funboy Watches and Jonah Lehrer

 

 

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Cupcake Royale Introduces Ice Cream, and Scores a Prime New Locale

Cake and ice cream go together like PB&J, but until now none of our local cupcake shops made both: you'd have to get a cupcake here and then get the ice cream there. Not for long! Demand, meet supply: Cupcake Royale is launching a cupcake-inspired ice cream line this summer. Flavors will include Salted Ganache with Oregon hazelnut brittle: Bananza, with roasted bananas, caramel and fudge; Whiskey Maple with "bacon crack"; and pistachio with honey-nut nougat (yum!). Read more »


Fashion + Style Finds: Funboy Watches, Sarah Loertscher Jewelry and Spring Wraphabillement Coats

I love lookbooks; it’s like getting prettily wrapped surprise your inbox. I was reminded of this today while scrolling through WyattOrr’s new books (more on those later, but exciting news: Seamless in Seattle winners Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr have released spring and fall collections under their collective label.) While I can’t share that one until they finish revamping their website (soon! I promise!), it did remind me of the other looks I’ve been stashing away. Here are three favorites: Read more »


Toast National Poetry Month with Five Cocktail and Poem Pairings

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A.J. Rathbun

Poetry should be celebrated year round, but it’s good, I think, to have one month of focused celebration, where we can gather with friends (and a glass in hand) and toast poets near and far, new and old, tall and short, formalist and free-verse. But what cocktails are appropriate when honoring poets? I recommend the following. Read more »