Scoop Blog Archive / June 2013

Nautical by Nature

Ship ahoy at Flourish in Phinneywood

I was out and about visiting stores the other day and noticed an overwhelming nautical trend abounding. Flourish in Phinney is doing it right with this red, white and buoy themed table, which includes the Swedish Dream Sea Salt soap that I am obsessed with. Ludlow Home, an amazing shop across the street, also had some adorable tumblers with anchors on them that I wished I'd snapped a picture of. Read more »


Sell Your Sole’s Couture Karma

Are you ready for your first Chanel bag? Head to Sell Your Sole in Belltown

Belltown consignment boutique, Sell Your Sole, announced a new program today called Couture Karma, shaking up the consignment split on luxury designer brands. From now on, customers who consign Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Chloe, Celine, Bottega Venetta, Tom Ford, Gucci, YSL and Louis Vuitton will receive a 70/30 split (70 percent to the seller) once their item has sold. Read more »

Jonathan Adler’s U Village Store Opening

This is not the Seattle JA store, but I suspect ours will look very similar and just as awesome

It’s happening! Friday, June 14, the new Jonathan Adler store in University Village is opening, bringing with it an enthusiastic burst of color, style and feel-good design.

This is the 25th boutique for the New York-based Adler, who wowed the interior design world with his quirky pottery goods in the mid-nineties, launching his first ceramic line at Barneys in 1994. Read more »


5 Booze-Free Drinks Too Cool To Be Called Mocktails

Leslie Kelly

A wonderful thing happened during the current cocktail revolution. While mixologists were carefully crafting, their enthusiast spirits spilled over and booze-free drinks have gotten a whole lot more interesting.

I’m pretty high on the shrubs, tonics and house-made sodas showing up on drink menus. I’m sweet on sours. And, especially this time of year, I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned lemonade.

Here are my five favorite drinks that are way too cool to be called mocktails: Read more »


The Must List: Power Tool Drag Races and 10 Fun Days of Science

Georgetown Power Tool Drag Races Seattle

Must Experiment
Seattle Science Festival

A huge success last year, the second annual Seattle Science Festival boasts hands-on experiments, sci-fi movies, live demonstrations, activities and public talks on topics ranging from “The Scoop on Poop” to “Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human” to “The Science of Ice Cream.” Plus: a seven-hour event entirely focused on bubbles, an exploration of how scientists are trying to reinvent the toilet and, of course, robots!
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