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Glasses by Iris Apfel

A rare bird indeed

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, but as a middle-aged woman, I’ll channel my inner “geriatric starlet” (to steal her phrase) and wear sunglasses by the inimitable Iris Apfel, the 92 year-old interior decorator and fashion icon instantly recognizable by her big, round black framed glasses and layers of amazing jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art feted Apfel in 2005 during an exhibit named Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, with a focus on her personal possessions and personal flair. Read more »


Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale

Fruit, veggies and flowers galore

The first weekend in May is traditionally a time to get your beans and beets in the ground, but it’s also when Seattle Tilth throws their huge Edible Plant Sale in Meridian Park behind the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. This year the sale is on May 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an early bird sale on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Read more »


Make a Lasting Bouquet at Clementine Shoes

Add them to your hat or make a posy, either way, fabric flowers are a cool thing to know how to make

Enjoy your Mother’s Day a little early and head to this fun fabric flower making demo at West Seattle’s Clementine Shoes on Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 4 with local milliner Izzie Lewis. In addition to a fun frill to take home, Clementine will be offering special deals and $20 in Clementine Cash for attendees to spend in the store throughout May, that can be claimed at the store’s Facebook page.


Davenport Opens in Madrona

Madrona gets a brand new shop

One store was not enough to contain the amazing talent of cousins Dustin Nelson and Erica Sheehan, whose original Madrona shop, Hitchcock Madrona, is the stuff of jewelry lovers' dreams. Their newest project, Davenport, also on 34th Ave. Read more »

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Updated: Mother's Day Brunch Spots that Mom Will Love

By: 
Leslie Kelly
Mother's Day brunch Theo's Chocolate Ganache Cake, Tilth
The to-die-for Theo chocolate ganache cake at Tilth

Brunch has become the go-to way to pamper Mom on Mother’s Day, and why not? Nothing says I love you quite like a big platter of eggs bennies and potatoes fried golden with a mimosa on the side. Thanks for all you do Mom! Read more »

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