Without going into too much detail, let me tell you that last week sucked for me personally. I was seriously under the weather and experiencing a very low ebb. I didn’t get to train at all and at some points was pretty convinced that I wouldn’t be able to even walk the Earth Day 5k on Saturday, let alone run it. But, thanks to the miracle of modern medicine and buoyed by the tremendous support of my friends, family and co-workers, I pulled a major Ali rally and run/walked the heck out of that baby.
MUST WALKEarth Day 5KSaturday (4/20) — Seattle magazine’s first ever 5k run/walk follows a gorgeous route that wends through the Olympic Sculpture Park and skirts Elliott Bay along the Myrtle Edwards Park bike trail. A portion of each registration goes to the Green Seattle Partnership, a nonprofit working to restore our urban forests and parks. An eco-friendly beer garden at Bell Harbor will reward both participants and spectators at the finish line.
April 22 is Earth Day, and while I strongly suggest you do some earth-friendly activities and think about ways to better help out the planet in the following year on that day, I also think it’s a nice idea to raise a cocktail or two in honor of the day – and the earth. When hosting said cocktails, go organic to keep in the spirit of things.
Gutsy. Very gutsy.
The much-anticipated Radiator Whiskey opens today (April 17) in Pike Place Market and pig head is on the menu. Yup, your dinner has a face. With this bold opening salvo, Radiator Whiskey becomes like no other place in Seattle. Heck, probably no place on the West Coast puts a pig head smack in the middle of the table.
Exciting news in the region’s retail scene with the announcement of several new shops opening in the next few weeks. Hometown mega-brand Tommy Bahama is celebrating their 20th anniversary by opening a shop at Bellevue Square on April 26 (they’ve already got one at University Village), for all your resort and island lifestyle fashion needs.
I’m a West Seattle girl and I love my West Seattle shopping. But I realize that many people think West Seattle is too far away or hard to find to warrant a visit. Which is totally not the case, it’s actually quite easy to get to via both I-5 and 99, and the Junction (the crossroads of California Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.) is a direct shot up from the bridge and requires practically no navigation to get to. Plus, there’s ample free parking in conveniently placed lots throughout the neighborhood. Free. Easy. Parking.
The number of bike messengers on the streets of Seattle has dwindled since the heady days of the late 1990s, when kozmo.com ruled the roadways, but our city’s denizens love for the messenger bag has not waned one bit since then. They're just so useful on so many levels.
A local man is hosting a fundraiser tonight (April 18; 4-11 p.m.) at Spitfire to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. David LeClair describes himself as "a Boston native living in Seattle. He grew up with Krystle Campbell, who was killed in the explosion"
Details below are from the Facebook event page:
Ladies, do yourself a favor and get a professional bra fitting. It really makes all the difference in the world in terms of looking good and feeling good.
Nordstrom is having a huge bra event on April 26 and 27, in all their stores (and on-line, where you’ll have access to great tips for finding the right bra for you), where their fit stylists will be on hand to help you in your quest for the perfect underpinnings, at the right price for your pocketbook.
The latest music video from Seattle hip hop sensations Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is out. Call of the Wild, intercepted by James Bond, meets The Goonies and an obligatory rooftop party. It's as fun as it is totally insane. Also, the mystery of the black American flag spotted on the Space Needle is solved.
Great news for the interior design obsessed. Jonathan Adler, the master of mood-elevating decor options is bringing his business to Seattle in a stand-alone store at University Village. An opening date is set for June. More details to follow.
Have you seen the April issue of Seattle magazine yet? Drool!!
Not only do Allison Austin Scheff and Sara Dickerman walk you through the ideal places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their fun-to-read Best Restaurants coverage, there’s also the second annual Food Establishment list to devour and debate about.
Lemme tell you, this list was mighty carefully considered.