Scoop Blog Archive / December 2013

Fatto a Mano Gift Boutique

An exquisite, one of a kind, 7.5 carat micro-faceted Rutile Topaz set in white gold with diamonds by Shamila.

Fatto a Mano (Italian for “made by hand”) is a stellar holiday gift show marking its 10th year in 2013 and features a gorgeous cadre of work by some of the city’s most talented jewelers and artists. Read more »

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Kari Gran Lip Whip

For the holidays, local skincare maven Kari Gran, is offering a four-pack of her popular lip whips in a cute jute cosmetic bag at a screaming deal ($40, regularly $70). A perfect gift for the person in your life who can never find their lip stuff when they need it most.


Only in Seattle: RainGlobes

If it's raining, it must be Seattle

RainGlobes: tip them over and watch it drizzle.  



12 Days of Christmas at Elaia Spa at Hyatt Olive 8

The pool at Elaia spa—doesn't that look nice right about now?

You’ll be downtown shopping anyway in the next few weeks, why not schedule in a little “me time” at the spa to ease any holiday stress? Elaia is offering 12 deals for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

Thursday, December 12: The perfect stocking stuffer!
Schedule a 60-minute or greater spa treatment and receive a $20 Gift Card

Friday, December 13: Wrapped too many gifts?
$30 Elaia Winter Manicure (reg. $45)

Saturday, December 14: Give to receive! Read more »


'Tis the Season: Value Village + Seattle Magazine Tacky Sweater Contest

Perhaps the most awesome tacky Christmas sweater ever?

Tacky sweaters are the reason for the season. When else do you have sartorial sanction to pull out your ugliest, gaudiest, green and reddest, most fabulous ugly holiday sweater? We know you wear them because we see you doing it all over Facebook and Instagram, there's no denying it. So send those pics of your festive self before Thursday, December 19 for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Value Village. You can email pics to me at, or submit them via Twitter or Instagram with the tag @seattlemag. Read more »