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Shopping: New Westlake Nordstrom Rack Opens

Tomorrow morning, at 9 a.m. sharp, the downtown Nordstrom Rack completes its move from Second Ave to Westlake Center with a grand opening celebration. Last night, I got a sneak peek at roomy new space, and let me say: It is glorious. Read more »

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Restaurant Marché Bainbridge Opens This Weekend

Greg Atkinson outside his spanking new restaurant, Marché

After months of delays due to challenges with construction, I'm thrilled to announce that chef Greg Atkinson's Restaurant Marché Bainbridge is opening Saturday night. (Not to be confused with Marché at Pike Place market, which I reviewed this month.) Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: Last-minute Touches for Tomorrow’s Forecast Fashion Show

The big day is almost here: The Forecast storms the runway tomorrow night at Benaroya Hall. Here’s a look at the last-minute goings-on, iPhone photo essay style. Read more »

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Get Thee to The Forecast: A Fashion Show Made for Seattle

The phrase "Northwest fashion" isn't commonly used. Probably because it evokes smirks and Gore-Tex jokes more than it actually describes any identifiable trends or habits.

But after hosting four annual local designer competitions (Seamless in Seattle) and covering new and exciting retailers and designers in the magazine every month, this editorial team can testify that Seattle has plenty to offer in to the fashion industry, and not just the corner of it that also houses a rock-climbing wall. Read more »

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Surprising Parking Factoid

Did you know?

A 1998 Penn State University study found that people leaving a parking space take 11 seconds longer to do so when there is another car waiting for the spot. One exception: When the waiting car is a high-status model, men leave "significantly sooner." Read more »

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