Scoop Blog Archive / October 2012

Tom Douglas Grounded in NYC Because of Sandy

Leslie Kelly
Seattle restauraunt guru Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas and his wife, Jackie Cross, didn’t heed the “shelter in place” advice, but instead headed out Monday evening to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, while Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast.

“It was really kind of eerie,” said Seattle’s most famous chef, who was in NYC on a book tour, promoting The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. “There was really nobody on the street. The wind was howling at about 80 to 90 miles an hour. Rain was blowing sideways. It was pretty cool.” Read more »

New Skincare Product: Argan, Take me Away

Argan oil products from Kahina are everything we want in a skincare line: organic, sustainable and give back to the world.

Shoppers can count on Essenza in Fremont for exquisite jewelry, refined kids’ stuff and candles, perfume and skincare from the finest lines, including Diptyque, Fresh and now, Kahina Giving Beauty, an organic argan oil-based luxury skincare company that helps protect and support the community from which it originates, the Berber women who run the argan oil co-ops in Morocco. Read more »


A Wonderful Weekend of Wine Tasting in Walla Walla

Leslie Kelly

Sauerkraut, sweet onions, a massive chicken fried steak and loads of wonderful wine. Those were just a few of the highlights from a weekend in Walla Walla.

There are more than 100 wineries in and around the city so nice they named it twice, yet I visited just two on Saturday and had two perfect experiences. Which I’ll fill you in on in a sec. Read more »

Music For the Masses: Singer Elizabeth Mitchell Comes to Town

Another super special, soothing, calming and sweet release from Elizabeth Mitchell, et al.

Singer Elizabeth Mitchell has been on our radar since 2006, when we heard an NPR interview with her during the release of her album, You Are My Little Bird. We were immediately smitten. Read more »


Welcome Back, Kimberly

Kimberly Baker returns with a new line of jewelry and a brand new shop.

Jeweler Kimberly Baker, whose work ranges from tough to feminine, trendy to mystical, and has been worn by many a celebrity during her 15 year career, is returning to retail (her flagship Fremont shop closed earlier this year) with a new space near Green Lake. Hurrah for us all! Read more »