Scoop Blog Archive / April 2014

The Junction's Tax Free Day and Trunk Shows

The Katherine Arch handle tote in mustard, $365

West Seattle’s Alaska Junction is playing host to a popular shopping day on Saturday, April 19 where participating vendors are offering sales tax-free shopping, along with other deals and discounts, to entice shoppers across the bridge.

Concurrently, Clementine Shoes is hosting a trunk show of Gnipoos, a line of chic, locally made leather handbags. Read more »

4 Cocktails to Help You Celebrate Earth Day

A.J. Rathbun
earth day cocktails seattle magazine
The Green Garden cocktail

Earth Day is April 22–less than a week away! I certainly hope that you’re celebrating the earth all year long in lots of ways. But it’s nice to do a little extra reveling in honor of the big round ball on which we reside. And in my mind the best way to do that extra celebrating is to have some friends over on Earth Day and have a few cocktails with ingredients that are earth-friendly.  Read more »


Why You Should Care About the Earth Day Oso Fundraiser at Palace Ballroom

Julien Perry
Tom Douglas Oso fundraiser

The devastation in Oso is still a very real thing, and continues to be on the minds of the culinary community here in Seattle. Read more »

Home Decor We're Loving Right Now: Gold Accents

Lauren Mang
DwellStudio's gold elephant object, $49

How to impart a little chic sheen in with your decor? Gold accents--everything from fabric to trays to covetable curios--lend polish and panache to any room. We're especially mad for mixing metals (don't shy away from gold even if you've got a hefty silver presence) and pairing the gilded hue with rustic styles (think a rough-hewn wood table topped with a bursting gold sea urchin accent). See all of our editor's picks--plus where to snag them all!--below. Read more »


10 Things to Know About John Howie's New Alehouse and Distillery

Julien Perry
John Howie new Bothell restaurant alehouse
Come September, this rendering will be the real deal.

Chef John Howie (Sport, Seastar, John Howie Steak) has another big restaurant coming to the eastside. This time, he's teaming up with his sommelier-turned-distiller Erik Liedholm to open Beardslee Alehouse and Wildwood Spirits in Bothell's Village at Beardslee Crossing complex.  Read more »