Scoop Blog Archive / February 2014

Last minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Rose gold heart studs from Baleen, $26

Ok, so the big day is tomorrow. If you’re looking for a good gift for your gal, or are in the market for some super self-love, check out these heart-shaped goodies from local merchants.


Heart milagros necklaces from Riversong, $198

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A CD Release Party for Local Band Tacocat, a Contemporary Dance Festival and the Seattle Symphony’s Performance of Symphonie Fantastique

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Party with Local Band Tacocat
Friday (2/14, 9 p.m.) — Brandishing a riot-grrrls-meet-The-Go-Go’s sound, Tacocat charms fans with funny songs about waiting for the No. 8 Metro bus, fear of toxic shock syndrome and a psychic cat that predicts nursing-home deaths. The band celebrates the release of its second full-length record, NVM (as in “never mind”), at Chop Suey on Friday night. Read more »


Do Your Part: Food Driving Box Campaign

Food Driving Box organizer Jennifer Porter

Solid Ground and Seattle Food Committee have teamed up with local mom and designer Jennifer Porter for Food Driving Box to help with hunger and food insecurity in the Seattle Area.

February is a historically low month for food donations, says Porter, who has worked to stock 27 Seattle food banks with free cardboard boxes to keep in your trunk to fill with donations. They’re convenient and reusable and since they’re in your trunk, always top of mind. Read more »


Where to Buy Sustainable Flowers for Valentine's Day

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A gorgeous and sustainable bouquet from Greenwood's Terra Bella

Flower giving will be in full bloom this weekend as sweethearts descend upon restaurants and card aisles in time for Valentine’s Day.

Whether Friday, February 14 is a big huzzah for you, or more of a laid-back love celebration, we think flowers are always an appreciated gesture, especially when they’re sourced sustainably. Read more »


Going Out or Staying In: Four Delicious Drinks Perfect for Valentine’s Day

A.J. Rathbun
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The BOKA No. 9 cocktail creation

Last week, we told you about some fantastic first date bars, in preparation for possible first dates happening around the big romantic day. But for many, Valentine’s Day isn’t when first dates happen. Instead, it’s a time to select the ideal drink to celebrate a long-term relationship—either a drink made with care by one of our fine local bartenders, or one made with care at home. So, here are four cocktail options to help ensure a perfect Valentine’s Day whether you’re staying in or going out. Read more »