It’s official. I’m too old for the rumpled yet cool college sweatpants and t-shirt look. It’s okay, though, because now I get to shop at boutiques like Vu where I can find clothes that are stylish enough for the office or an evening out. This bright and well-edited shop specializes in high-end vintage clothes ranging from the 1920’s to almost modern-day. From a lightweight Escada wool shirt ($85) to a Chanel Creations coat ($995), Vu's prices reflect the quality and condition of the shop's inventory.
Bike lovers, kick-off the cycling season this Sunday at the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island. Whether you’re into fast-paced-edge-of-your-tiny-seat racing or leisurely day treks, this 33 mile ride—packed with 2,675 feet of climbing--is a scenically breathtaking and challenging race. Fair warning: as its name suggests, the race can be both chilly and hilly (and also damp), so layer up!
What's great about birding is that anyone can get out and enjoy it while taking in some fresh air and getting a little exercise. If you're interested in it but not sure where to start, tag along on with an Audubon Master Birder on a bird walk through Carkeek Park.
The Seattle Chefs Table was formed in 2009 in an effort to regenerate an interest in fine dining. Each chef--Thierry Rautureau of Rover's, Jason Wilson of Crush, Maria Hines of Tilth, Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, co-founder of Harvest Vine, John Sundstrom of Lark, and Holly Smith of Café Juanita--cooks one course in this culinary extravaganza.
For those who might be interested in Monday's event, here is the menu:
When: Monday, Feb. 22; 6:00 p.m.Where: Crush, 2319 East Madison Street
If the recent glimpse of sunny weather hasn’t given you hope that spring is near then a visit to West Seattle’s always funky and fun Clementine is in order. I popped in last week and found warmer weather inspiration in their newly arriving spring inventory. The first standout item was their small but growing selection of West Seattle-based Chemical Wedding clutches and handbags—featured in our 2009 shopping issue—made from lovingly worn-in new and recycled leather ($168-$260).
There's a season for everything. Be thankful in November, giving in December. Today? Give in to temptation.
Cupcake Royale's featured Valentine’s Day treat is the “deathcake”($6.65). Made with Theo Chocolate, Stumptown espresso ganache and chocolate cake, it will be available at all four locations through February 14 (Capitol Hill, Ballard, Madrona and West Seattle: You're lucky). You can also buy their V-Day-themed "Sweetheart" 4-pack or "babycake" 6-pack.
You don't have to do all the work this February 14. Check out some entertaining options that will help score you major points with your belovedWhat's a day of love without the most famous star-crossed lovers? Benaroya Hall will present Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet: A Valentine's Day Concert at 2 p.m. Prices vary.
Lucky for you, Seattle restaurants have got your back this Sunday, February 14. Here are just a few of the special menus being offerend around town on Valentine's Day.
(Note: The prices listed below do not include tax and gratuity).
When Seattlites say the weather is for the birds, they may mean it more than they know. To wit, the profusion of avian life that takes over the Skagit Valley each and every winter. The fallow farm fields leading into the shallows where river meets sea makes for a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet for both passing and resident birds.