Scoop Blog Archive / December 2012

Holiday Gift Idea: Desktop Designer Dumpster

Steelplant Mini Steel Dumpster

The perfect desktop or bookcase accessory, ideal for storing and displaying about a half-dozen of your favorite magazines (ahem), these hilarious Steelplant Mini Steel Dumpsters are crafted by Issaquah-based artist Ryan Christensen from 16-gauge steel, with each design individually accented with lid tiles, bright paint and graffiti tags. Sorry, wine not included.

$175–$250, available at Venue (Ballard, 5408 22nd Ave. NW; 206.789.3335; venueballard.com)

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End of an Era: Thierry Rautureau is Closing Rover's

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Leslie Kelly
Thierry Rautureau
Iconic chef Thierry Rautureau in front of Luc, his Madison Valley restaurant

When Eater Seattle broke the news that Rover’s was for sale and its iconic Chef in the Hat was ready to move on to new projects, the reaction was immediate and heartfelt. Read more »

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Ella James at Fred Meyer

Affordable and surprisingly cute jewelry from Ella James at Fred Meyer

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Fred Meyer has seriously upped its hip factor with Ella James, a new jewelry line that is surprisingly cute and well made.  Everything is under $39.99, and would make a great gift for the tween, teen or trend-aware niece, family friend and co-worker on your list—people who are perhaps the hardest for buy for.

 

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Give the Gift of Booze: Six Bottles That Will Impress Your Friends

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A.J. Rathbun
Springbank 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Springbank 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Is there a cocktail fanatic on your gift list this year, and one whose bar is already full of equipment? Then get them what they really wanta bottle bursting with an intriguing spirit or liqueur. The following six are chosen for their particular gift-ability. Heck, you can even pick one up as your gift for me. Read more »

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Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Cyprus Pyramid Salt

Cyprus Pyramid Salt
Capitol Hill’s modern-day apothecary, Karyn Schwartz’s SugarPill is filled top to bottom with scent-sational herbs, cocktail bitters, and smoked, herbal, infused and classic salts. Thank your holiday hostess with a beautiful jar of salt; the scented crystals add an intoxicating flavor to grilled meats or crostini. $13 per 3-ounce jar, available at SugarPill (Capitol Hill, 900 E Pine St.; 206.322.7455; sugarpillseattle.com) Read more »

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