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Keep on Growing

Take part in this annual spring garden ritual and choose from the largest selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown vegetable starts in Seattle. Beginning and long-time gardeners alike will not want to miss this event! Shoppers can choose from over 50 varieties of tomatoes and 20 varieties of peppers, rare and heirloom organic veggie varieties, an extensive selection of culinary herbs, edible flowers, and drought tolerant perennials. These plants are hand-selected by the Seattle Tilth garden experts to perform well in our Pacific Northwest climate. Read more »

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Fashion & Style Friday: NYFA Fashion Show

We swear, there is something in the water in Ballard: every year when we tally up the votes for our Seamless in Seattle contest (this year’s deadline coming up April 16, entry details here), an astounding number of finalists have Ballard-based New York Fashion Academy stamped on their resume. Read more »

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Celebrate Spring at a Local Flower Fests

Kick start spring with a visit to one of our region’s many flower fests. Here are a few of our favorites:

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon Read more »

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Seattle's 4th of July Fireworks Are Saved!

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Tom Douglas, Microsoft & Starbucks to the Rescue!

Editor's Note: Nick Perry at The Seattle Times reports that Microsoft and Starbucks have each pledged $125,000 toward saving the Independence Day fireworks show at Lake Union. Read more »

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Nicole Richie Gives Seattleites Fashion Advice

At only 28 years old, Nicole Richie has become a Hollywood trendsetter thanks to her fashion sense. She recently visited Seattle’s flagship Nordstrom store to celebrate the launch of her new apparel line, Winter Kate (her daughter's middle name). Over 400 fans participated in the meet-and-greet and the downtown Nordstrom nearly sold out of the Winter Kate line by afternoon (don’t worry fashionistas - more Winter Kate will be arriving and is also available at nordstrom.com). Read more »

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The Weekly Must List: 1 - 7, 2010

Must Listen
A Prairie Home Companion
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Nature Photog Lee Mann Regales Fans

The North Casacdes Insitute last weekend kicked off its Sourdough Speaker Series with an enchanting talk by one of the best known landscape photographers of the Pacific NW, Lee Mann. Growing up on a rural third-generation stump ranch in the Skagit Valley, Mann was felling trees and trapping his supper by his teen years. Read more »

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Fashion & Style Friday: Swinging by Velouria

One of my favorite boutiques, Ballard’s Velouria, opened a sister store on Capitol Hill in December. The airy, light-filled space is ideal for showcasing local designers such as Deco Modiste and Lekkerlife (both lines currently offer color-saturated dresses that are perfect for special occasions, $120-$148). The new store also carries men’s and children’s clothing - a first for Velouria. The Seattle-based designer, Michael Cepress, creates men’s neckwear ranging from bow ties ($68) to full-length skinny or wide ties ($45-$70). Read more »

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Weekly Must List: March 25-31

Must See
Amy O’Neal and Ellie Sandstrom
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