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Four Drinks to Make for Your 2014 Oscars Party

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A.J. Rathbun
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The Captain's Blood cocktail

It’s time to roll out the red carpet for all those you’ve invited over to watch the 2014 Oscars (and hopefully it’s a bunch of folks, cause it’s always more fun to watch with a crowd). But to ensure that your Academy Awards party is the winner, serve up one of the following drinks. Two of these bevs match up nicely with films up for Best Picture, and two hearken back to silver screen goddesses of the past, if you're feeling a little nostalgic. Read more »

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Matt Dillon's Second Wave of London Plane Now Open in Pioneer Square!

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Julien Perry
London Plane: The Sequel

Well played, Occidental Plaza. You managed to get yourself three pretty fantastic anchors courtesy of one of Seattle's most lauded restaurateurs.

London Plane, the long-awaited sequel to Matt Dillon's (Sitka & Spruce, Corson Building, Bar Sajor) wine bar and retail shop of the same name opened at 8 a.m. this morning, completing his two-tiered collaboration with Katherine Anderson of Marigold & Mint. Read more »

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UK Designer Extraordinaire Tom Dixon Drops into Inform Interiors on Saturday

Tom Dixon has left his mod mark from Amsterdam to Barcelona, as well as, most recently, in Paris' trés swanky Eclectic Restaurant (see it here). On Saturday (3/1), 5-8 p.m., Dixon stops at Seattle's Inform Interiors (South Lake Union, 300 Dexter Ave. N; 206.622.1608) as part of his new North American tour. Read more »

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Thaw Out! Local Hot Springs and Saunas Where you can Warm Up and Relax

Hot Springs Cove

Spring is just barely upon us, but you may still need to shake out those winter chills after a long and dreary season. In our March issue, we wrote about road tripping it to Sol Duc Hot Springs and Resort, which is nestled in a valley carved by the mighty Sol Duc River in the Olympic Peninsula and embraced by old-growth evergreens. But we couldn’t just stop at one. Here are a few of our favorite not-too-far-away places to soak up the healing hot mineral waters. Read more »

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Revamp Report: Dot's Delicatessen Reopens Tonight as Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot

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Julien Perry
The "old" Dot's

Back in January, Allison Scheff broke news that Dot's Delicatessen would be closing its Fremont doors to make way for a revamp that would ultimately see it transform from corner deli to Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot. And tonight, ladies and genteleman, is the night of the grand revealRead more »

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The Best Twitter Accounts to Follow During the 2014 Oscars

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Lauren Mang
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Who will take home an Oscar statuette at this years Academy Awards ceremony?

I rarely follow celebrities on Twitter because of snooze-ville tweets like this. I much prefer to get my dose of daily news and commentary from journalists and other witty average Joes and Janes of the world. This Sunday, March 2, marks the 86th Annual Academy Awards, the day when fancy-pants celebs in grand gowns and suits descend upon Hollywood's Dolby Theatre and pretend they've not disowned carbs for the past two months. Read more »

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Team Behind Marination to Open 'Good Bar' in Pioneer Square This Summer

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Julien Perry

If the stars align, Pioneer Square will be getting a pair of awesome neighbors right around June. Read more »

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Countdown to Seattle Dances! Meet Dancer Duell Fisher of Team Photogenic

Team tango's Duell Fisher

This Saturday, March 1 at Fremont Studios, eight notable Seattleites will don their dancing shoes and boogie down for Seattle Dances!, a benefit for Plymouth Housing Group (PHG), an organization that helps secure housing for the homeless. Read more »

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Go to the Source: Design Center Sample Sale

The West Indies king bed, on super sale at J. Garner Home

Shop where the pros shop and spruce up your digs with sample sale items purchased from Seattle Design Center showrooms on Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect deals on designer furniture, lighting, accessories and carpets from Andonian Rugs, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Designer Furniture Galleries, J. Garner Home, Leflar, MI Corp and William & Wayne showrooms. Read more »

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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 »

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