If you're craving fast food tomorrow, it may just have to wait. Much like the events on May 30, lower wage workers in Seattle (as well as other major cities around the country) are planning to walk out on Thursday, August 29.
Summer may be winding down, but there’s still ample time to trek somewhere fun for a night. Consider an overnight sojourn to this close by stomping ground (and one of CNN’s friendliest cities in the world): Victoria, B.C. Seattle magazine editorial assistant Erika Almanza Brown offers up her picks for when she visits this vibrant place, filled with history, culture, local eateries and breweries.
In addition to the monolith new parking structure with more than 700 new spots, U Village is growing its retail and dining offerings by leaps and bounds this fall. They’ve just announced 12 new spots, including three that are firsts in the Northwest: Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda (our new favorite), Calypso St.
OK, it’s officially time to talk about Bumbershoot, which, with the addition of Fashiony, an exhibit curated by the imminently fashionable Erika Dalya Massaquoi, really does have something for everyone this year. (But I also just want to mention that since we’re officially talking about Bumbershoot, it means that summer is over.)
Now on to the good news:
There've been some really nice developments happening down in the Rainier Valley lately. At the top of my list is the opening of Tin Umbrella, a sweet coffee shop in the under-served Hillman City neighborhood. Owner Joya Iverson spoke with the Rainier Valley Post about how she came to open the shop, and her story's quite an inspiration.
It’s that time again: Project Runway is casting for season 13. The application deadline is September 9 for what will likely be a complete and total roller coaster of an experience should you be accepted. (Get all the deets here.)
Must PicnicShelby Earl at Salish LodgeThursday (8/22, 7:30 p.m.) — For the final installment of Music on the Green, sweet Seattle singer/songwriter Shelby Earl performs on the intimate lawn at Salish Lodge, while Snoqualmie Falls roars majestically in the background.
Sure, it’s Seattle, and there is always (well, almost always) a bit of a breeze coming in off the water. But still, in late August when the sun is blaring down and the humidity is high, we need some drinks that are designed to cool us down. If you’ve spent the afternoon working hard in the yard, biking or enjoying other outdoorsy summer activities, I suggest you make one of the following beverages:
As we descend upon college football season (oh, glorious fall football-filled days!), it's time to start planning our pre-game whereabouts. For most, that means tailgating in a parking lot outside the stadium, which is, of course, awesome. Husky fans, however, have an even more awesome tailgating option: boatgating.
Summer is 75 percent off at downtown's Sandylew to make way for fall inventory. Snatch up tunics, tops, leggings and more that layer perfectly and transition even better into autumn.
Tip: pop across the street to Pirkko for excellent deals on spring/summer Marimekko dresses, tops and more, including this dress that was part of our March spring fashion spread.