Scoop Blog Archive / August 2013

Coming Soon, Tickets Going Quickly: Salmon Enchanted Evening

Leslie Kelly

Better hook some tickets soon to the feel-good cookout of the summer. The season’s first installment of Salmon Enchanted Evening sold out, with more than 450 folks feasting on one of the beautifully put together meals wrangled by Tom Douglas and his crackerjack crew. Read more »


Achtung Launch at Essenza

Focus your attention on this new line of perfume, debuting at Essenza in Fremont

Fremont’s scent super-store, Essenza, is hosting a launch event on August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. for Achtung, a collab between local perfumer House of Matriarch, artist Rick Barchenger and emerging designer Aronhix who has created textiles based on Barchenger’s black and white mandala-style drawings.

House of Matriarch perfumer Christi Meshell explains a bit about Barchenger and their collaboration: Read more »


Village Maternity Celebrates 30 Years this September

30 years of moms, dads and babies have passed through the doors of this U Village shop

University Village opened in 1956 and while all of its original inhabitants (save the QFC) are gone and the mall has changed considerably, Village Maternity is celebrating its 30th anniversary in September with a month full of in-store events, a new website with ecommerce and 5 percent of all sales to Children’s Hospital in honor of founder Shelley Capretto, who, daughter Anna Williams explains, passed away in January. Read more »


Gorilla Perfumes At Lush

Experience the smell of furze, the Druids, lavender and other British scents at Lush this August

The Westlake Center Lush is one of nine US stores receiving a visit from Gorilla Perfumes Album 2, nine new unisex scents from British father and son team Mark and Simon Constantine. From August 10 through 31 Seattle fragrance lovers will get the chance to sniff the supremely weird scent combos inspired by “the British countryside and its ancient heritage, music, emotions and literary figures,” meant to be “an antidote to boring mass-market scents.” Read more »


The Must List: Seattle Opera’s Ring and Outdoor KEXP Concerts

Catch the Rose Windows on August 2 at KEXP's Concerts at the Mural

Must Bravo
The Ring Cycle

(8/4 to 8/25, times vary) — Running times for The Ring might make your blood run cold (the four mini-epic operas are Das Rheingold: 2.5 hours; Die Walküre: 4.5 hours; Siegfried: 5 hours; and Götterdämmerung: 5.25 hours), but the pros know all this tush time is worth it. There’s simply nothing that compares to Wagner’s monumental work, which features Rhine maidens, a lustful dwarf, Valkyries, a dragon and one ring to rule them all. Read more »