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Village Maternity Celebrates 30 Years this September

30 years of moms, dads and babies have passed through the doors of this U Village shop

University Village opened in 1956 and while all of its original inhabitants (save the QFC) are gone and the mall has changed considerably, Village Maternity is celebrating its 30th anniversary in September with a month full of in-store events, a new website with ecommerce and 5 percent of all sales to Children’s Hospital in honor of founder Shelley Capretto, who, daughter Anna Williams explains, passed away in January. Read more »


Gorilla Perfumes At Lush

Experience the smell of furze, the Druids, lavender and other British scents at Lush this August

The Westlake Center Lush is one of nine US stores receiving a visit from Gorilla Perfumes Album 2, nine new unisex scents from British father and son team Mark and Simon Constantine. From August 10 through 31 Seattle fragrance lovers will get the chance to sniff the supremely weird scent combos inspired by “the British countryside and its ancient heritage, music, emotions and literary figures,” meant to be “an antidote to boring mass-market scents.” Read more »


The Must List: Seattle Opera’s Ring and Outdoor KEXP Concerts

Catch the Rose Windows on August 2 at KEXP's Concerts at the Mural

Must Bravo
The Ring Cycle

(8/4 to 8/25, times vary) — Running times for The Ring might make your blood run cold (the four mini-epic operas are Das Rheingold: 2.5 hours; Die Walküre: 4.5 hours; Siegfried: 5 hours; and Götterdämmerung: 5.25 hours), but the pros know all this tush time is worth it. There’s simply nothing that compares to Wagner’s monumental work, which features Rhine maidens, a lustful dwarf, Valkyries, a dragon and one ring to rule them all. Read more »


Five Essential Home Bar Tools

A.J. Rathbun
A Cobbler-style shaker

Okay, no one likes getting a good cocktail in a bar more than me (well, a few people do). With a happy bartender making me well-crafted drinks, or pouring me a well-poured beer or glass of wine, I’m a happy person. But I also like to make nice imbibables at home--and I’m guessing you do, too. It can be hard to know how to start, however. Making sure you have the core drink-making tools is key. While the below aren’t the only tools, they’ll sure come in handy. Read more »


Perfect Wine Pairing: POP Gourmet Popcorn And...

Leslie Kelly

I hate the tyranny of traditional meal times, especially this time of year. Read more »