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Wednesday, 03/19/2014 6:45 PM
daffodil day in seattle magazine
It's my firm belief that all humans love receiving flowers. Man, woman, child, curmudgeonly miser--it doesn't matter. So if you find yourself in the downtown region tomorrow (Thursday, March 20) in one of 15 locations from 12 to 1 p.m., Pike Place Market volunteers and other community members will be handing out locally grown daffodils. The 17th Annual Daffodil Day marks the first offical day of spring (squee!) and distributes 10,000 bright yellow flowers to passersby in need of a little springy cheer.
Wednesday, 03/19/2014 12:00 PM
I don't usually get too excited about barbecue, but when a guy considered to be the King of Brisket in Seattle tells you he's opening a barbecue joint, it's cause for excitment. Regardless.
Tuesday, 03/18/2014 5:46 PM
Finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty good show for Seattle. But before I present the short-list, let’s talk about why this award is such a big deal. While it may not mean much to the average consumer, this accolade is a huge honor for folks in the industry. Here’s why.
Monday, 03/17/2014 4:39 PM
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Sunday, 03/16/2014 4:25 AM
Every year, a great designer heads up to Vancouver for that city’s fashion week (VFW). Last year it was Carole McClellan and this year, it’s Kristie Metcalf, who, you might recall, shot to prominence with her appearance on Bravo’s Styled to Rock, Rihanna’s fashion reality show.
Friday, 03/14/2014 8:47 PM
st patricks day events in seattle magazine
Pike Place Market 3/14–3/18 Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Kells Irish Pub in Post Alley, where gingers toast to dear old Ireland with live music from the old country—and quite a few pints o’ Guinness as well. kellsirish.com Downtown
Friday, 03/14/2014 4:34 PM
Jump start your spring with Seattle Tilth's (Phinney Ridge, 4649 Sunnyside Ave.
Friday, 03/14/2014 7:21 AM
Even if the weather is still iffy, and will continue to be for months, once late March hits it’s time for spring fashion. That means brighter colors, lighter weight fabrics and a reassessment of what’s in your closet.
Friday, 03/14/2014 6:16 AM
If modern architecture is your jam, sign up for the 2014 Modern Home Tour, which happens on Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Five homes, from West Seattle to North Seattle, Magnolia to Leschi, are set to open their doors to design lovers (more homes may be added), during the self-guided tour. Styles range from mid century modern to a remodel of a 1980s home and includes work from notable architect James Chiarelli, Robert Hutchison and Eric Cobb.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 11:19 PM
Toronto jeweler Anne Sportun is known for her subtle asymmetry and unconventional, yet sophisticated design. Essenza, in Fremont, is known for an inventory of gorgeous, subtle, yet sublime jewelry from small designers (not to mention generous self space for sweet smelling perfume and body care). It’s a retail match made in heaven between Anne Sportun and Essenza and on March 14, 15 and 16, Barb Kelly, from Anne’s studio in Toronto, will be visiting the shop, bringing with her the entire line from the Sportun workshop.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 8:03 PM
events in seattle magazine
Must KnitYarn Lovers Unite at 'Vogue Knitting' Live(3/14 to 3/16, times vary) — Should your bucket list include learning to knit a runway stunner, head to the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue for three days worth of high-style knitting, crocheting and crafting lessons and demos, plus a marketplace filled with items made from unusual fibers such as possum, yak and qiviut.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 7:26 PM
Margaritas are starting to sound really good right now. Not because the sun is starting to peek through the Seattle skies a little more often, but a new Mexican restaurant is on the fast-track to opening in Phinney Ridge.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 6:19 PM
bathroom store bellevue kohler opening seattle magazine
If you have plans to renovate your bathroom, or if like me, you live for aimlessly perusing kitchen and bath design showrooms (soaker tubs with water and air jets!), then have I got one well-heeled tidbit of home-decor news for you: Kohler, the manufacturer of bath products, tiles and beyond, has opened its third-ever Signature Store in the U.S., right here in Bellevue.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 6:04 PM
st patricks day drinks seattle magazine
As one of the holidays that tends to be celebrated with rollicking parties, St. Patrick’s Day sadly isn’t usually accompanied by delicious drinks. Rather, there’s usually some artificially colored beer sloshing about. But you can help change this trend, and show that you really appreciate the day, the saint and the Irish by serving some tastier Irish-inspired drinks.
Thursday, 03/13/2014 4:59 AM
Designer Suk Chai has taken Seattle by storm with Salt, the fall/winter debut collection from her line Schai, and the inaugural Wear Wednesday, March 19, at W Seattle is your chance to check it out.
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