The Bellevue Collection always, always does such a stellar job with their fashion shows and there’s one coming up for you to enjoy. Style Blooms is Bellevue Square’s ode to spring style, happening this year on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. in Center Court. Read more »
Given Capitol Hill denizen’s predilection for thrifting and vintage, the placement of Goodwill’s 24th store smack dab in the heart of this thriving nabe, in the old Half Price Books (up behind Glo’s) is a match made in heaven. The new store is 15,000 square feet of donated goods with a lot of life left to give and employs 40 people, which is what Goodwill is all about. Read more »
A nice addition to the Market shopping circuit: Jack Straw
After five years in the West Edge, the ever-amazing Jack Straw moved to the Terminal Sales building across from Pike Place Market on First Ave this spring, next to Baby & Company in the space previously inhabited by Peter Miller Books.
Lucy Damkoehler wants to feed you desserts at Pasta & Co.
Some sweet and sour news pertaining to desserts here in Seattle.
First the sour: Sugar Mt. Bake Shop is no longer in the plans to be part of Kurt Dammeier’s smoked meats emporium, Max’s, slated to open in South Lake Union early next year. Dammeier needs the space for extra seating, so the bakeshop will have to find another home (SLU is the goal!). Also, nobody wants cakes that taste like a bonfire, am I right? Read more »
A Bristol Bay commercial fisherman displays a sockeye salmon
In our January 2013 issue, contributing writer and professional forager Langdon Cook wrote an in-depth article on the development of North America’s largest open-pit mine, which is proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. Read more »
Honest, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a spa menu sets Bluemercury apart
Fast growing Washington, DC-based beauty emporium, Bluemercury, is expanding cross-country, to Seattle (the other Washington), with a new shop, their 49th, at U Village, set to open this month. Read more »
The Yonder Mountain String Band comes to Showbox at the Market
Must See Seattle Playwright's New World-Premiere Mixes Sex and Politics (4/3 to 4/27, times vary) — In her new, world-premiere play, Tails of Wasps, Stephanie Timm addresses the age-old story of a politician brought down by a sexual scandal. Directed by New Century Theatre Company’s (NCTC) Darragh Kennan, the play explores the human tendency to get stung. Read more »
While I’m a big believer in being poetic and reading poems all year long (usually with a drink in one hand), April is National Poetry Month, so now more than ever you should be delving into poems. I know it’s hard for some people to get started--which poem should I choose today?--so I have a couple of suggestions. Also, since poems traditionally pair well with a good cocktail, and since reading poems in bars is one of my favorite things, I’m matching up my poem suggestions with specific bars and specific drinks in those bars. Read more »