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New Skincare Product: Argan, Take me Away

Argan oil products from Kahina are everything we want in a skincare line: organic, sustainable and give back to the world.

Shoppers can count on Essenza in Fremont for exquisite jewelry, refined kids’ stuff and candles, perfume and skincare from the finest lines, including Diptyque, Fresh and now, Kahina Giving Beauty, an organic argan oil-based luxury skincare company that helps protect and support the community from which it originates, the Berber women who run the argan oil co-ops in Morocco. Read more »


A Wonderful Weekend of Wine Tasting in Walla Walla

Leslie Kelly

Sauerkraut, sweet onions, a massive chicken fried steak and loads of wonderful wine. Those were just a few of the highlights from a weekend in Walla Walla.

There are more than 100 wineries in and around the city so nice they named it twice, yet I visited just two on Saturday and had two perfect experiences. Which I’ll fill you in on in a sec. Read more »

Music For the Masses: Singer Elizabeth Mitchell Comes to Town

Another super special, soothing, calming and sweet release from Elizabeth Mitchell, et al.

Singer Elizabeth Mitchell has been on our radar since 2006, when we heard an NPR interview with her during the release of her album, You Are My Little Bird. We were immediately smitten. Read more »


Welcome Back, Kimberly

Kimberly Baker returns with a new line of jewelry and a brand new shop.

Jeweler Kimberly Baker, whose work ranges from tough to feminine, trendy to mystical, and has been worn by many a celebrity during her 15 year career, is returning to retail (her flagship Fremont shop closed earlier this year) with a new space near Green Lake. Hurrah for us all! Read more »


Seattle’s First Vegan Food Truck: Plum Bistro Wants Wheels

Plum owner/chef Makini Howell

Plum Bistro, the family-owned and all-vegan restaurant on Capitol Hill—known for hearty meatless burgers and signature “mac ‘n’ yease” (plus incredible dishes chock-full of locally-sourced and organic ingredients)—wants to go mobile.

Owner/chef Makini Howell is using the online crowdfunding program Kickstarter to help raise the $28,000 needed to bring Seattle its first vegan food truck, which her staff hopes will “spread the vegan magic to the nonbelievers” beyond the restaurant's homebase on Capitoll Hill. Read more »