Scoop Blog Archive / February 2013

Hey Sweetie, Serve These Cocktails on Valentine’s Day

A.J. Rathbun
cocktail recipe
Warning: The Lover's Moon may make you sing

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let me give you a little advice garnered from my years of experience (ha!). Instead of struggling to book a last-minute restaurant or trying to wedge your way into a crowded bar, make that special someone a deliciously flirty cocktail at home. Here are five possibilities that taste scrumptious and fit the “Be Mine” mood. [Want restaurant recommendations for Valentine's Day? Check out Leslie Kelly's picks.] Read more »


Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

valentine's day gifts Clementine shoes
No flip-flopping! Commit to this cute shoe by Melissa

Think in and outside the box with these great Valentine’s Day gift ideas:

Heart shaped flip flips by Melissa, from Clementine (see above).

Jen Ament print from Far4: Read more »


Meet Congolese Dandies, Understand Coal-Trains and Other Weekend To-dos

Society of Party Revelers and Elegant Persons
Sapeurs de Bacongo, Untitled 2009

Ongoing (1/25–3/2) — Do not miss this stunning photography exhibit at M.I.A Gallery downtown, featuring the work of Baudoin Mouanda, a Congolese photographer who documents the “Society of Party Revelers and Elegant Persons,” a group of men dedicated to donning electrifyingly elegant fashion (think: dapper suits in day-glo colors) as an antidote to poverty and social stagnation.
M.I.A Gallery, 1203-A Second Ave.; 206.467.4297;
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The Ruby Room Dress Drive

Two happy teens with their formal gowns courtesy of The Ruby Room

Unless you’ve got other plans for that worn-once, too-small dress that has occupied space in the back of your closet since… well, that’s not important… consider giving it a second chance to see the light of day—or rather, to see the light of a disco ball.  On February 24th from 11am to 1pm, the Ruby Room will be holding a dress drive at their Capitol Hill boutique for low-income and foster teens in need of formal wear. Read more »


Valentine’s Day Means Spa Time

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It's all rose petals and romance at Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal

Here’s a list of some sexy, soothing pampering packages at local spas: Read more »