Monthly archive

Formulary 55 Storefront to Close in May

Formulary 55 owner Cordelia Smith is moving to a sunnier locale and taking the sweet smelling stuff with her

Sweet Petula bodycare creator, Formulary 55 owner and longtime fixture in the Seattle-area retail scene, Cordelia Smith, announced yesterday that she's moving herself and the biz down to Pueblo, Colorado (for the affordable living and high quality of life). Starting today, Smith will not be open her normal business hours, but does plan to open the store a few more times before hightailing it out of here towards the sun. Read more »

Categories:

Comments

Tatcha Skincare: Now at Barneys

Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream, $185

San Francisco-based beauty expert Victoria Tsai’s fine skincare line, Tatcha, has just launched at the Seattle Barneys. With formulations based on traditional Japanese ingredients combined with modern science, and inspired by beauty secrets of the geishas, Tatcha products are exquisite—and exquisitely packaged. Read more »

Categories:

Comments

Mind the Gap: How to Wear a Fitted Blouse

The Vanity in red, $185

A well-fitted button up shirt can do wonders for a woman’s figure, in my humble opinion. Done right, it buttons without gaping, hugs the lines of her back and sides without bulging, shows off her lovely hourglass shape and strikes a very sophisticated and polished cut of her jib. Too often, though, the fit is not correct, and both gaps and bulges are present, which is probably why many women have sworn off fitted tops that button up the front. I know I have for the most part, opting instead for looser fitting blouses and knitted tops. Read more »

Comments

Skin Quench: Kiehl’s New Hydration Formulas

Dry skin's got nothing on Kiehl's new hydrating formula

The real brunt of winter is hopefully behind us, and our winter was no polar vortex, but the dry and itchy skin that results from being inside with the heater cranked has just been brutal this season.

Kiehl’s, one of my favorite American heritage brands, has just launched two new products, sent from heaven to relieve the parched visage that stares back from the mirror each morning. Read more »

Categories:

Comments

Now & Then: Beloved French Bistro Cassis Opens on Alki After Decade-Long Hiatus

By: 
Julien Perry

If you never got the chance to visit the much celebrated Cassis when it was located on Capitol Hill from 1997 to 2004, you have another chance. Cassis 2.0 is now open for business, and while no longer on the Hill or  located in a weathered old brick building, there are many original comforts intact at the new incarnation of the French bistro. Read more »

Comments