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Le Gourmand to Close, Gracefully, This Spring

Ballard's sweet corner destination for special dinners, Le Gourmand, has just announced that it will shutter June 2nd after 27 years.

I feel a bit of sadness that our city is losing such a beacon of dining; I'm even just a bit more wistful about tiny, oh-so-perfect Sambar nextdoor closing, as it's where some of the finest drinks in the city can be sipped (and the prices are much more user-friendly). And what will become of that marvelous little summertime garden oasis? I have warm, delicious memories of Le Gourmand; I feel lucky to have enjoyed dinners there. Read more »


The Must List, featuring Gauguin, Vintage Fashion and Men in Kilts

MUST GAWK
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When the Space Needle was America's Covergirl and a Symbol of Hope

50 years ago today, in a major coup, a picture of the Space Needle under construction was featured on the cover of Life magazine, complemented by a seven-page, praise-filled article titled: "How to Pull Off a Fair." Jay Rockey (shown below) is the man who made it happen. He sold Seattle and Century 21 to the world, as public relations director for the 1962 World’s Fair.

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Happy 60th Birthday Frye Art Museum!

Loving the archival images that Frye Art Museum posted on its Facebook page today.

They were taken on February 8, 1952 at the museum's grand opening celebration.  Sixty years later, the museum is still bringing us great classical and contemporary art at the best ticket price: free.
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Fashion+ Style: The Hill’s new vintage clothing boutique and early bird blowouts at Mane

I was truly, truly sad when Atlas Clothing shuttered it’s Capitol Hill location last year (although they have re-emerged on Etsy and at the Fremont Vintage Mall, thank heavens). But it seems the 10th Ave space is destined to remain a vintage-lover’s hub: Kaleidoscope Vision is opening in the space this week. Read more »