Scoop Blog Archive / January 2013

Bottled Resolutions: Five Spirits and Liqueurs to Try in 2013

A.J. Rathbun
Borghetti Coffee Liqueur

When rolling out your New Year’s resolutions, get past the usual suspects. Sure, losing a few pounds or deciding to read more Dickens is an honorable idea. But a resolution you may actually keep is trying more intriguing spirits and liqueurs, especially if you begin with these five: Read more »


Shop the Asian Noodle Aisle, Tackle Ibsen and Other Weekend Musts

asian noodle recipes
We've got an easy, delicious recipe to go with each of these noodle varieties.

Easy Recipes from the Asian Noodle Aisle
Uwajimaya, Seattle’s ultimate Asian grocery store, has four (!) noodle aisles—which can be a little overwhelming if you’re just starting to experiment with cooking noodle dishes. Accordingly, we teamed up with the store’s experts to give home cooks the best bets for easy and delicious noodle dinners.

A Doll’s House Read more »


Icebreaker: Good For a Day Like Today

Meet Ramo, Icebreaker's mascot. He's cozy.

It's cold, gross and rainy and all you want to be is cozy. Good thing Icebreaker has come to town. Located in the old Betsey Johnson store on Fifth Avenue, Icebreaker is a New Zealand company that uses Merino wool to make a line of clothing that is perfect for Seattle. It's wool, so it's warm. It breathes, so it wicks away moisture from the body and helps regulate body temperature. It's soft, which is nice. Read more »


Boutique Sales of 2013

Sandylew's eponymous shop keeper is really excited for what fashion in 2013 has to offer

You were bombarded with big box store sales before Christmas, and now that it’s after New Year’s let’s gently lay out the small boutique sales. They’re so much more pleasant to shop:

Sandylew 40 percent off every little “thang.”

Charlie & May 40 to 50 percent off of most store inventory including gift and home décor items.

La Ree 30 to 60 percent off all the brands you love to covet, including Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang and APC. Read more »


Rian Handbags Moves to the Big Apple

A Poverty Flats by Rian satchel with end pockets

I like it better when we don’t lose our designers to New York, but it happens. And when it does, they often have a sale, so that’s a good thing. I guess. We lost Irene Wood last year and this year's it's accessory designer Rian Berry, whose crew is picking up and heading east soon, but not before selling off their inventory of slouchy-chic bags and scarves (for men and women) from both the Rian and the Poverty Flats by Rian lines. Read more »