This is a first for me (and perhaps the city): Belltown consignment store Sell Your Sole has just announced a new app, out next week, that allows users a birds eye view into the inventory of the store. With it, shoppers can see what’s available to purchase, and if they’re consignors, see what of theirs has sold and for how much, as well as their month-to-date sales numbers.
It’s that time of year again: Prairie Underground's amazing sample sale. On December 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hundreds of garments, including their most popular items (hoodies, jackets, sweatshirts, dresses, and leggings) will be priced to sell at 50 to 70 percent below retail.
American Express and Delta Air Lines have curated a holiday pop-up, opening on Tuesday, November 26 at Alki Arts Gallery at the Harbor Steps. It’s running through Monday, December 23 and includes gifts from local designers and stores for your shopping pleasure. I kind of love it when big corporations make an effort to support the little guy.
Must Head EastIsabelle de Borchgrave Works Paper Magic(11/21 to 2/16/14, times vary) — In A World of Paper, A World of Fashion, Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave crafts stunning, life-size replicas of prominent historical gowns—entirely out of paper.
The biggest feast of the year is only a week away--don’t leave your menu planning (and grocery shopping) until the last minute. And make sure you have the right drinks on the menu. Below I've suggested four cocktail recipes, two that will make perfect aperitifs before the big dinner, and two that are perfect for after the big meal has happened. The last recipe is a video.The Hanson Sparkler
Downtown Bellevue‘Tis the season at Bellevue Square’s ever-popular Snowflake Lane, where live toy soldiers march alongside toy soldiers to festive music, a dazzling light show brightens the dark sky and snowflakes fall nightly. 11/29-12/31; 7 p.m.; Bellevue Square, sidewalks of Bellevue Way & NE 8th at The Bellevue Collection; bellevuecollection.com/snowflakelane
Seattle’s sassiest sartorial wonder, Jamie Von Stratton is teaming up with Seattle’s most extravagant theater experience, Teatro ZinZanni, for Fashion Riot! a holiday tour de force that pairs fashion with shopping and cocktails and craziness under the big top.
True, it seems like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier each year. But that just means it’s time to start crafting your homemade liqueurs to give as gifts (starting early ensures flavor awesomeness as these sippers need some time to sit). What better present for a cocktail lover than a made-by-you liqueur: It tastes great, it shows you’ve actually taken the time to craft something delicious and if you’re lucky, the person you gifted will then break out two glasses and share.
Do you ever wonder where the people whose homes you admire find their treasures? It’s sales like Window Darlings. Held in a private home in Madrona (1717 Evergreen Place) by friends Angela van der Meulen and Katarina Powell who scour Europe and the US for beautiful antique, modern, vintage and industrial décor items including furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, art, vintage jewelry, curiosities and other interesting items.
Seattle has topped a variety of lists lately, including (and not surprisingly) Flavorwire’s 20 Great American Cities for Writers That Aren’t New York. That fun factoid combined with this month’s National Novel Writing Month, in which an endless stream of writers challenge themselves to complete a 500,000 word novel by November 30, means Seattle will likely have even more caffeinated wordsmiths typing away in neighborhood coffee houses.
Happy Razor Clam digging day! The season opens on Washington’s coast after noon on November 15 and continues through November 20, a short run that’s a fun tradition for many. Lazy me, I rely on the kindness of friends and family to give me raw material for fritters and chowder and don’t you think it’s high time some fancy chefs took that clam in some cool, creative direction that made them as exciting as kale?