In case anyone was trapped under a rock and didn't notice, this equal sign meme went viral on social media yesterday as Facebook users replaced their profile pictures with it to show support for marriage equality.
Last month West Seattle's own Metropolitan Market grocery bagger Andrew Borracchini, 18, claimed the hotly contested title of “Best Bagger” in 23 states—along with $10,000—in a bagging competition held as part of the National Grocer’s Association convention in Las Vegas.
Tonight (Monday, March 25) at 11:35 pm,Borracchini has a chance to show off his gleaming trophy (the “Golden Grocery Bag”), and perhaps his giant novelty check, on David Letterman’s star-worn stage during an appearance on the Late Show.
I’m a proud Taste Washington veteran, an old salt, you might even say. I was at the very first Taste, held in the cozy confines of the Paramount Theater back in the 1990s.
The industry was just a whisper then, fewer than 100 wineries. Now, just two decades later, it’s well worth shouting: Washington state wines kick booty! We’re more than 700 wineries strong, a growing number of growers are growing world class fruit. Hello, Napa Valley! You all should be shaking in your over-priced Gucci loafers!!
Cody Morris's Sodo nanobrewery, Epic Ales, is a beer-lovers oasis. Tiny, with just a few stools front and center behind which Morris often stands, tasting folks on beer and talking shop, it's the sort of place you really want to succeed, but still don't want to tell anyone about.
Morris makes clever but always tasty brews, many infused with food and inspired by the seasons. Beets, tea, mushrooms, cinnamon, peppercorns, lemongrass; they've all been put to use.
While it’s been my motto for many things throughout my life, it never occurred to me to fake it until I made it with exercise. Aside from going through a phase of wearing ballet clothing in the ‘80s—leg warmers, wrap sweaters and leotards—when I was really into Fame, the original, it never occurred to me that dressing the part could help in acting the part as an actual athletic person.
Whether you’re the designated driver (always an honorable role), taking a break from drinking for a particular reason or no reason at all, or just don’t feel like cocktail-ing it up, it’s never bad to have a few un-alcoholic hits available. The following recipes don’t sacrifice any spirited flavor, even if they are lacking spirits.
Alongside our signature Best Restaurants story, which hones in on the most memorable meals of the year, you'll find something totally new in the April issue of Seattle magazine: an experiment in collaboration.
We teamed up with the editors at Crosscut.com (one of our favorite local sources for thoughtful political coverage and analysis) to co-produce a feature story on the cultural evolution of the Eastside.
Ok, my people, start spreading the news. It's time for Seamless in Seattle 2013. We've changed the rules and added two new categories, Established and Accessories, to the competition, joining Emerging and Students. We've removed the Bridal category, but if you are a bridal designer feel free to enter as either Established or Emerging.
Winners will be in the magazine and in our Seamless in Seattle runway show in late August, location TBD. More prizes will be announced as they are confirmed.
Got an email today from the peeps over at Project Runway—they’re putting out the call for designers for season 12. Applications are available here and are due April 8. Winners have the chance to show at New York Fashion Week and win $100,000 to foster their line. They've raised the maximum amount of sales a potential contestant can have, so if you've looked into applying before, look again.
Who’s going to represent Seattle next season?
I am totally intrigued by Vancouver Fashion Week and have often thought of heading up there to see if I could glean any insight into what it takes to throw a successful multi-day event like this. The event organizers seem to draw a nice group of emerging and established local and international designers, and it just seems so well attended, well-produced and, well, fashionable.
Kimberly Baker, one of our fave local jewelry designers is having her biggest sale of the year this Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. She’ll have one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces, as well as items from her main collection on sale, with earrings starting at $15 and necklaces from $20. The sale is in-store only (Baker’s showroom/retail space is at 7214 Linden Ave. N.)
It’s a must-shop sale, IMHO.
**Update: I guess they had a few glitches and didn't open Sunday. Stay tuned for more info**
Big fashion news on Capitol Hill today. TotokaeloMan is opening below Totokaelo.
It's a huge space, skillfully merchandised with men's clothing, accessories and shoes from Rick Owens (of course, who does it better in the universe Totokaelites traverse?), Maison Martin Margiela, Yohji, Levi's Vintage, Dries Van Noten and many, many others. Plus, menswear for women is totally sexy.
I brought Dahlia Bakery’s caramel corn to my meeting last week with Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book Salt Sugar Fat debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. That sweet, rich, just a tiny bit salty treat was my way of testing how evangelical Michael was about preaching the gospel of restraint.
Everyone and their neighbor is in Hawaii right now, or getting ready to go. This is a blissful time of year if you're one of the lucky ones heading off to paradise and a maddening one if you're not. So if you're with me, in the homebound camp, let's develop a coping mechanism to get ourselves through this relentless rainy season and slather ourselves with Malie Organics, available locally at Essenza.